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Post by Bobbin » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:22 pm

killcake wrote:I'm just chiming in to express that there is still a high amount of interest in getting Sanitarium running on ScummVM. :)
Same with me. However, there has been a huge commit in last December and even in January there was some activity. So I guess we just have to be patient - good things come to those who wait :)

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Post by maximus » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:08 pm

Bobbin wrote:So I guess we just have to be patient - good things come to those who wait :)
Bingo :P

Sorry folks. Been focused on external contracts lately, so no major time blocks for scummvm :(

As with any open source project/initiative though, the code is there if anyone's feeling ambitious. I'd love to see this finished as much as the next person.

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Post by killcake » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:24 pm

Thank you for the updates. :)

While I have no reverse engineering, or developmental skills, I do have money. :)

Will that help at all in completion of the Asylum engine?

If so, send a link and I'll certainly pitch in!

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Post by maximus » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:51 pm

killcake wrote:Thank you for the updates. :)

While I have no reverse engineering, or developmental skills, I do have money. :)

Will that help at all in completion of the Asylum engine?

If so, send a link and I'll certainly pitch in!
For me at least, the incentive to work on this project isn't a monetary one; What little time I can invest I do because I love the game and want it to continue to be playable.

If you want to donate to the project, you should get in touch with sev. I'm sure there's been talk of a donation/bounty system in the past, but that's not something I could comment on ;)

It's nice to hear that there's continued demand for this engine to be completed.

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Post by killcake » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Thank you, Maximus. I'll reach out to sev about the bounty. :)

I do appreciate the work you continue to put into this project, thanks again!

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Post by maximus » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:45 pm

killcake wrote:Thank you, Maximus. I'll reach out to sev about the bounty. :)

I do appreciate the work you continue to put into this project, thanks again!
Just to clarify, I'm not suggesting a bounty on this engine would expedite development, just that I know the subject has been raised before, and contacting sev (or posting to devel) would be the proper way to continue that discussion (afaik at least).

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Post by killcake » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:53 pm

Understood. :)

I sent him a PM so we'll see if I can contribute in some fashion.

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Post by sev » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:40 am

Unfortunately the idea of a bounty program was rejected. We are all volunteers and we cannot guarantee work on this or that engine or feature. I cannot go and force some developer to abandon his job or real life. There is of course an alternative, if you, say, hire some developer at a full salary, but I am sure that is not any close to a viable solution.

If you want to support the project in a general sense, there are donation button on our main page, the money go through PayPal. If you want to make a wire transfer, contact me off-list. You may also consider purchasing games through GOG.com, using the link on the top and we will be getting part of your payment. Of course, you may decide to buy or donate specific games or equipment to some interested developer.

The donations we get are used for providing the developers with games (we often buy them off eBay), purchasing software licenses, we have plenty, and paying hosting. Also in the past we sponsored some developers for going to GSoC mentors' summit. This goes down to several thousand dollars per year, mainly because of the license prices, and so far we had money from Google as part of the GSoC programme, but those are going down every year, as we get fewer students, so any donation is helpful.


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Post by Mim » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:43 pm

maximus wrote:Sorry folks. Been focused on external contracts lately, so no major time blocks for scummvm :(
And other developers? I think that several people worked on this engine. Nobody is interested to continue?

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Post by maximus » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:48 pm

Mim wrote:
maximus wrote:Sorry folks. Been focused on external contracts lately, so no major time blocks for scummvm :(
And other developers? I think that several people worked on this engine. Nobody is interested to continue?
I can only offer my two cents as to why progress has stopped; I cannot speak for anyone else as I'm unaware of their commitments/schedules. I'm pretty sure that I can safely say that "Nobody is interested to continue" is inaccurate as "interested" and "able/available" are two different things ;)

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Post by topolinik » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:48 am

Hey, I see there has been on github some kind of update: many, many commits in the last few days about asylum engine.
So, are there news about the develompent stage?

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Post by fuzzie » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:53 am

That's misleading; there's just one commit plus a crazy rebase re-applying all of the other commits.

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Post by maximus » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:28 am

Just making sure the project doesn't bitrot and still compiles against master.

Fuzzie's comment about a "crazy rebase" implies there may have been a better way for me to do it :P

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Post by clone2727 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:09 pm

maximus wrote:Fuzzie's comment about a "crazy rebase" implies there may have been a better way for me to do it :P
Yeah, a merge.

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Post by killcake » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:53 pm

Just stopping by to keep interest up. :)

Haven't seen an update in a while so I hope this project is still alive.

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