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Christian Knudsen

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2013, 05:42:06 PM »
That's, like, really deep, man. *puff*

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2013, 08:46:04 PM »
Deep... like SPACE

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2013, 09:36:54 PM »
... the final frontier... :eeeee:
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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2013, 01:08:27 PM »
... where no one can hear you scream!

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2013, 02:04:42 PM »
... and it's also big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2013, 09:02:32 AM »
Don't mean to break the nice flow you got going there, but to put us back on topic, it seems like X rebirth is a shitty game, based on what I've heard.

I saw this review, which kind of made me laugh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxUx96-6-dw

Also, to put us off topic again, I just saw this:
http://www.paragongame.com/

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2013, 09:09:48 PM »
Yeah. The other X games feel a bit underrated from what I've seen so far, but the latest is a bit of a catastrophe.

Paragon looks nice, but I'm a bit weak for space :)

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2013, 10:18:32 AM »
Apparently Paragon is a fork / total conversion of Pioneer. They seem to have hid the source code though. Pioneer licens demands Paragon to be open source or even free (as in freedom) software.

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2013, 04:56:03 PM »
Hm. I've always had trouble understanding just when a piece of software ceases to be "inspired by" and becomes pretty much a copy. Perhaps people with more programming experience know better than I do about this sort of thing.

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2013, 06:39:21 PM »
In the case of Pioneer, they were inspired by Elite Frontier, so they wrote the game from scratch with Elite Frontier in mind. Thus they were a clone of sorts.

Then Paragon actually copied the entire source code of Pioneer, (thus they're a fork), and did massive replacement and modification to it (referred to as "total conversion"). Since they actually copied the source code from pioneer they must adhere to the GPL license of the original Pioneer.

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2013, 01:47:44 AM »
Weird, since it looks like they're planning on commercializing it.

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Re: X Rebirth
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2014, 05:09:54 PM »
And in board games, we have open world space exploration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YduJFuvZlB4

50 minutes long review, so takes a while. And the producer's website seems to be down despite the 300k kickstarter. Maybe just need to pay their net-rent, I dunno :)