there has been a request to make a Debian package of Freespace 2 for the Ubuntu gaming page playdeb.net:https://bugs.launchpad.net/getdeb.net/+bug/488308
Now I successfully compiled freespace 2 before I was informed in the IRC channel that the game files itself are not distributable.
So I was also informed that there are total conversions available which may be allowed to be distributed.
So I am asking for some information:
1. What is distributable and under what license ? Are there only special files which are not allowed to be distributed but which do not render the game useless if they are missing ? This is really important.
2. Once a total conversion is found that satisfies point 1 how do I install it etc. Is it just to put the freespace2 executable in the directory of the total conversion or is there anything to set up before etc ?
3. Does Freespace 2 expect a writable game directory ? The game files will be installed by the Debian package into a directory like /usr/share/games/freespace2 which is not writable by normal users. Does Freespace2 want to store/modify files in there or does it make use of ~/.config/freespace2 or something ?
4. What are these launchers about ? Does a launcher also need to be packaged ?