[quake2] Good News about the shareware data files..

Chunky Kibbles chunky at icculus.org
Thu Sep 5 12:55:13 EDT 2002

On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 07:55:28AM -0400, Vincent S. Cojot wrote:
> Hello Guys,
> I may have been more lucky than others but here goes..: I exchanged a couple
> e-mails with Timothee Besset (idsoftware) today about the possibility of Id
> letting us package and distribute the sharware data files (basically
> baseq2/pak0.pak, baseq2/players). After getting Todd Hollenshead
> (idsoftware) involved, here is what I was told:
> Id will Okay to let us (icculus, probably means others too) redistribute the
> shareware date files (baseq2/pak0.pak and baseq2/players/*, extracted from
> ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/quake2/q2-314-demo-x86.exe) provided that:
> 1) We _NEVER_, under any circumstance -ALTER-/-MODIFY- these files in -ANY-
> manner.
> 2) We do not redistribute the packaged files on -Physical- Media (a download
> is OK, storing that on your HD is OK but including that on a CD distributed
> along with a magazine is -not- OK.). No physical media re-distribution.
> I've asked them to let me know if they'd let us do that for both Solaris
> Quake2 and Linux Quake2 (I guess so, but I just want to make sure).
> I'll keep you updated but I think this means I'll be sending 50mb worth of
> Solaris package files to Brendan very soon.. :)

Well, all of this is good, but don't forget that some cover mags
/will/ want to put this out [In the UK, this is exactly the kinda
thing Linux Format love], so have we considered poutting up two
installers, then?

Gary (-;

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