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How much would you be willing to contribute towards a joint HLP pledge? ($2500 is the target)

$1
6 (5.6%)
$3
5 (4.7%)
$5
12 (11.2%)
$10
21 (19.6%)
$20
27 (25.2%)
$50
20 (18.7%)
$75
1 (0.9%)
$100
9 (8.4%)
$200
4 (3.7%)
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2 (1.9%)

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Offline AdmiralRalwood

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I meant if HLP raises $5000 for that mark.
I don't think he was replying to you.

I'd totally chip in $100 for an HLP joint pledge!
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Offline Lorric

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I meant if HLP raises $5000 for that mark.
It's a coincidence, though I came to look at your post. Click the Kickstarter link.

 

Offline Black Wolf

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Added a poll - Zacam can change it or remove it as he sees fit. It has the option to put in two entries - use this if you want to pledge irregular amounts like 15 or 30 bucks.
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I wonder if somebody could go straight to the developers with whatever we can raise, even if it's not the $2500, and ask if they can help us?

 

Offline An4ximandros

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Snuffleupagus, sadly I have no money at this time, I wish you the best though. And like Scourge suggests, maybe you could try talking to the guys working on this, who knows.

 

Offline docfu

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I might be able to do this actually, I speak fluent Japanese and I could actually drive over there and talk with the developers in person. It might be worth a shot to mention that HLP/FSO produces free(albeit via a different license) software and that's why people here would be willing to contribute.

I'm not really an active member of HLP though, so I'll wait for someone in the know to contact me. It'd be a 6-8 drive around trip. I could also talk with them via the phone although they look like they speak fluent English.

 

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Right now (as of this post) if everybody made good on the dollar value amounts, we'd be at $1,010.

And there are still 24 days left to the kickstarter, I'd like to have it (if it can be done) with some days left to spare to allow for collection and payment.

So far, not off to a bad start at all. (I'm one of the ones at "more" in the event that we're close to the total I can put in on top of the $200 I've already ear marked for this).
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Offline Oddgrim

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Just recently having dealt with the awful old .ani file conversion process I would love to have .png animation support in fso. I'm not a wealthy person at all but willing to chip in with a small amount of monies. (50$)
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Offline Infamus

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If only I had the money :banghead:. Otherwise I'd love to help fund a massive joint-pledge for this project with the name "Hard-Light Productions" on it.

EDIT: Maybe I can chip in a few dollars, but that's it.

 

Offline Kopachris

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If we can chip in as a group, I'd be willing to put in $25.
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Offline Tomo

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What do you mean about the licence?

According to the current placeholder GitHub source, they'll be using the zlib/libpng licence for the "disassembly/playback" and command-line library, and that's fine for FSO.
- It's basically "Do what you like, but don't pretend you wrote it or that we wrote your changes"

The GUI tool to create them looks to be GPL, however that doesn't matter for FSO as there's no need to incorporate an animation editor into FSO or FRED itself, any more than we need Blender or Photoshop to be integrated.

 
I'll certainly be willing to throw some money at this as part of a HLP pledge. Definitely like to see more tools, more options, more freedom for you magicians available.
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What the heck, I'm in.  Maybe that will give me leverage to ask them to keep it compatible with C++98. :p

 

Offline Black Wolf

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Over $1600 already. :) We might actually get this done you know. :D
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Offline niffiwan

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What the heck, I'm in.  Maybe that will give me leverage to ask them to keep it compatible with C++98. :p

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Offline jg18

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I'd be in for $50, although given what Tomo said above, do we really need our own implementation? Is the vanilla one not enough?

 

Offline docfu

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True, maybe we should be placing an offer to buy the IP from Interplay instead...

Kick starter anyone? I'd kick in $250 off the bat if I knew I had partial ownership...

 

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It's not just about engine implementation, though that is part of it. But also tools for making modder resources (eventually, we'll need a new VP viewer, previewing Animated PNG's in that would be nice, yes?)

In short, yes, it all very likely could be done without a dime. But that's not really the point. The point is that, where we can get actual assistance from a group like this, it makes things better. It will make any questions or problems that we come up with potentially easier to resolve.

The other factor is marginally publicity. To be a part of having driven something forward. We're not the only game to have the ability to use PNG (Hell, I'm surprised Mojang isn't all over this, what with that stretch goal! I should ask Notch about that ...) and we won't be the last, but if we can get out there that "We helped make this happen!", how can anybody not get excited about that?

For the record, while it would be a "Group" donation, individual members WILL be credited towards the donation in the manner of their choosing (nickname, handle, real name, whatever) regardless of amount.
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[08/01 16:53:11] <sigtau> EveningTea: I have decided that I am a 32-bit registerkin.  Pronouns are eax, ebx, ecx, edx.
[08/01 16:53:31] <EveningTea> dhauidahh
[08/01 16:53:32] <EveningTea> sak
[08/01 16:53:40] * EveningTea froths at the mouth
[08/01 16:53:40] <sigtau> i broke him, boys