Request a game?

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Bladeforce
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Request a game?

Post by Bladeforce »

Hello, May i request a game for this awesome format?
Dune

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Post by clem »

Please read FAQ 2.3 first.

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Post by Wishbone »

clem wrote:Please read FAQ 2.3 first.
In all fairness though, they hardly do anything else these days. They ran out of Scumm games quite a while ago. All the recent additions have been non-Scumm games. I think the FAQ could use a little updating.

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Post by criezy »

And the description of the Junkyard forum contradict a bit the FAQ imho:
"If you're curious about whether we will support a game, post HERE not in General Discussion :)"

But the question was asked in the wrong forum anyway.

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Post by john_doe »

Still, usually no devs will work on a game by request. We'll work on games we like to work on. I wouldn't work on a game requested 1000 times if I personally didn't like it.

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Post by criezy »

john_doe wrote:Still, usually no devs will work on a game by request. We'll work on games we like to work on. I wouldn't work on a game requested 1000 times if I personally didn't like it.
Sure. I think most people can understand that (and this has been stated many times already in these forums).

There is a difference between requesting that a game be supported and asking if a game will be supported (or asking if the team is working on adding support for a given game). But most of the time I prefer to believe that posters misuse the word "request" because english in not their native language (as it is the case with many people on that forum).

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Post by ezekiel000 »

Wishbone wrote:
clem wrote:Please read FAQ 2.3 first.
In all fairness though, they hardly do anything else these days. They ran out of Scumm games quite a while ago. All the recent additions have been non-Scumm games. I think the FAQ could use a little updating.
But adding new games in not all the devs do, there is the whole scummvm platform and back-ends there's also quite a few to the Humongous Entertainment scumm games and fm-towns games to work on.

But as john_doe said devs work on reverse engineering games they have an interest in as it takes a lot of free time and there's no point in wasting your free time on something you don't enjoy. The faq should really be up-dated though to reflect that they work on what they want to work on in relation to adding non-scumm games.

Note I'm not part of the ScummVM team so this is what I understand and I may be wrong.

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Post by Hakker »

All in all a request is never bad. It's a request nothing more. It can also bring up titles which could be forgotten.

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Post by fingolfin »

Forgotten? Forgotten for what purpose? If you want a list of all adventure games, you can always go to http://www.mobygames.com/ and search there, no? :-)

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