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

zakk zakk at timedoctor.org
Thu Sep 5 13:34:21 EDT 2002

On Thu, 2002-09-05 at 13:28, Vincent S. Cojot wrote:
> > Isn't that what I've been doing, minus data files?
> > I could make a demo installer with the next version.
> Yup.. it's exactly what you've been doing.. :) That's why I asked Id about
> both packages (Linux and Solaris). Also, Including the shareware data files
> is good. It's great because people who get your installer will get
> -something- functionnal, even if they don't have the Quake2 CD.. Since it
> will work out of the box, they will come to like it; they will purchase a
> copy of the CD, Id will make money and will be more and more sucessful and
> they'll keep releasing even more sources in the future. :) :) :) :) :)
> On a more serious side, am I right to think that pak1.pak (registered) takes
> precedence over pak0.pak (shareware) if both are under baseq2? If people use
> our installers, they'll get the shareware data files and when they install
> the registered version, quake2 will simply forget about the shareware data
> files and use the registered ones.. I know this was the case for QuakeI, I
> have not verified it for QuakeII. Any ideas...?
> Vincent
I will only make a seperate demo installer. The data is large, people
should not have to download it if they do not want to. So, in all, there
will be three installers, the cd-rom based one, the installer that
doesn't copy from the cdrom, and the demo one, with the shareware

I was really replying to Chunky suggesting we make installers at all.
Presumably I misunderstood him.
zakk at timedoctor.org

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