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  • L33F3R
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Being opensource is a requirement for the GPL but the GPL is not a requirement for being opensource.
    This is true. Just look at mechwarrior 2. the source was simply "shared".

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    so, so wrong.

    following your logic, Crysis is open source too! You can't distribute it or do anything with it, but you can play it and if you pay a shitload of money they might let you fix a bug

    ....
    Sorry but the source code for Crysis has never been released for public modification. Your really reaching for straws on that.

    Being opensource is a requirement for the GPL but the GPL is not a requirement for being opensource.
    Last edited by deanjo; 04-27-2009, 07:32 PM.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Aradreth View Post
    [Pedantic ass-hole] Anyway am I the only one who thinks it's odd that the viper has contrails forming on its wing/fin tips in space? I mean that requires air and water typically not found in the middle of space... [/Pedantic ass-hole]
    Vipers are like Harley Davidsons, they leak fluids even just standing still. :P

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  • L33F3R
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    good lord son i just seen a penguin and an octopus driving down the road in carts!

    unfortunately thats the good world we cant live in

    well...sober....

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  • Craig73
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    Originally posted by L33F3R View Post
    all these good engines. But they all FPS . this isn't a bad thing but I haven't played a realistic racing game on linux without wine.
    SuperTuxCart ;-)

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  • cb88
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    @energyman the freespace license only restricts commercial distribution so yeah it obviously can be distributed otherwise you wouldn't be able to play it... also where is the source for Crysis? pretty sure it is closed source

    IMO as long as the license allow the game to be updated and worked on by new people (new blood if you will) and can be distributed freely there shouldn't be a problem discussing it here

    Homeworld has a similar license to freespace...

    these questions aren't new... but is a BSD license second class to GPL or the Freespace and Homeworld Lisences? the all allow the code to continue development isn't that what is important anyway? These lisences all have pros and cons ie BSD is awesome for proprietary companies to worth with it makes things easy for them with GPL being harder to deal with and the homewold/freespace licenses at the other end of the spectrum with no commercial possibility at all

    That doesn't change the fact however that they are ALL Open source with varying degrees of freedom (ie GPL having a sort of reduced "protective freedom")

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  • Aradreth
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    I think Beyond the Red Line punts Vegastrike to the curb in that aspect (or pretty much any other oss game there is out there IMHO)

    http://www.youtube.com/BeyondtheRedLine
    I had completely forgotten about that one...
    [Pedantic ass-hole] Anyway am I the only one who thinks it's odd that the viper has contrails forming on its wing/fin tips in space? I mean that requires air and water typically not found in the middle of space... [/Pedantic ass-hole]

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  • L33F3R
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    all these good engines. But they all FPS . this isn't a bad thing but I haven't played a realistic racing game on linux without wine.

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  • energyman
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Sorry opensource existed way before the GPL and most of it was public domain. In fact the Freespace engiine license if it was around, and was used in his printer drivers, it would have allowed for Stallman to fix his crappy printer drivers and possibly lose inspiration to even create the GPL.
    so, so wrong.

    following your logic, Crysis is open source too! You can't distribute it or do anything with it, but you can play it and if you pay a shitload of money they might let you fix a bug

    ....

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
    He didn't say games are all about graphics. He said graphics are also important. And that is something I would personally agree with. I also remember how cool it was to play RA years ago, and that in my memory it was one of the best strategy games ever. Looking at it objectively though, it is not good to today's standards. It is nostalgia that interferes. I am not a fallout/RPG player, so I don't know how much of this is true for those games. But I guess games like Diablo III are much better then fallout 1/2 if you would compare them on a objective basis.
    Ok, thanks for pointing this, but don't even compare diablo to Fallouts, because it's stupid hack and slash :P

    @Duo Maxwell

    Why did you mention those games? Are they OS or free maybe? Btw. I really don't want to see console crap on PC's (except Virtua Fighter).

    There are some OS games which are better than many comercial titles - Spring RTS + mods (much better gameplay then Supreme Commander IMO), UFO AI (better then UFO Aftermath etc.), Urban Terror, DangerDeep (when it'll be finished and it can't beat SH 2 yet), Vega Strike, Flight Gear.

    Sorry opensource existed way before the GPL and most of it was public domain. In fact the Freespace engiine license if it was around, and was used in his printer drivers, it would have allowed for Stallman to fix his crappy printer drivers and possibly lose inspiration to even create the GPL.
    But it doesn't mean GPL isn't essence of Open Source. About second part - maybe, possibly, who knows...
    Last edited by kraftman; 04-27-2009, 10:40 AM.

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