We are able to accept donations again. Fundraiser

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We are able to accept donations again. Fundraiser

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Some time ago PayPal approached us and told us that we could no longer use their system to accept donations. It was a precedent, which was even highlighted on Slashdot. But as you may imagine, it could potentially put many projects into a very unpleasant situation.

Fortunately, thanks to the very good folks at SourceForge we now have this issue resolved. They were able to help negotiate an exception with PayPal, allowing us to continue to accept PayPal donations via SourceForge.

This all means that now we are able to accept donations again via the SourceForge donation system which uses PayPal.

We also would like to use this opportunity to announce a fundraiser. As you may know, we are widely using Interactive Disassembler from DataRescue. So far most of us have been using the freeware version, but it has many serious limitations (which obviously makes it free). We conducted negotiations with DataRescue and received a very generous discount. We would really like to buy 5 IDA Pro licenses for several key Team developers who will be able to use it at full extent. So if you would really like to see the project going steady and support for even more games added, consider to donating a couple of dollars or Euros.

Our target is $950 US dollars and whilst this no small goal, taking into account more that 2,5 millions downloads, 15,000+ web visitors per day and almost 5,400 registered forum users we feel that it is very achievable. Please, use the SourceForge donation system to make your donations.


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Post by Ender »

Also note the progress bar is updated daily, when SourceForge transfer funds to our account ;)
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Post by Nightweaver »

Goooo progress bar!

Come on, everyone! Let's see how quick we can get the team their moneys!
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Post by TrevorDick »

Just registered and donated $$.

Keep up the good work, especially on Amiga Classic and OS4.0 versions. ;-)

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Post by glokidd »

Thats awesome news Sev, I guess paypal doesnt suck anymore :D
I made my first donation today, i hope it helps
Thanks again for the great app, and all the excellent support you provide.
You guys rock
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Post by john_doe »

What happened? The bar is at $1 again?
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Post by clem »

john_doe wrote:What happened? The bar is at $1 again?
I bet paypal took the 60+ $ for transaction fees :)
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Post by sev »

Endy is in the bed now. We should wait him. Apparently there is a bug in the bar generation script. Last report which I have states that we have $761.5 USD. A M A Z I N G support, guys and gals.


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Post by df »

as long as its not divide by zero ;)
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Post by john_doe »

Or it goes negative and *you* have to pay us :)
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Post by Adventureguy »

Wow, 130% donated :shock: . I suppose the bar is working now.
I find it a good idea to show this status bar whenever you need some donations, so we users can see how much you need. Good luck for further development on ScummVM.
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Stupid Paypal...

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Paypal changed their login forums last night, which broke the progress bar script horribly. I've hacked in a temporary fix, and all I can say is:

A VERY heartfelt thank-you from the ScummVM team for everybodies support!!! We always felt the goal was achievable, but to raise the money in two days is simply amazing. We owe you, our users, a few nice suprises in the one of our upcoming releases ;)
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Re: Stupid Paypal...

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Ender wrote:a few nice suprises in the none of our upcoming releases ;)
None of the upcoming releases? :( :wink:
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Post by Ender »

Well, maybe ONE of them if your really good ;)

Damn, its amazing how much of a typo one extra letter can make *g*
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Ender wrote:Damn, its amazing how much of a typo one extra letter can make *g*
It's also amazing how Ender always sets himself up this way :P
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