[Dev] Confusion about game data
kzer-za at cryptolab.net
Fri Mar 6 22:58:26 GMT 2015
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>> While testing out Debian, I was surprised when I wanted to
>> install 'The Ur-Quan Masters' or 'Rocks'n'Diamonds'. The game's
>> data was only available in the 'non-free' repository which is
>> confusing because Parabola packages these games with the data.
> It's ok to link to descriptions of packages from Debian's non-free.
> I'm not able to find them.
Sorry about that, here are the links to the packages:
- -- UQM
First of all, the UQM package itself is in the contrib repo:
The content is found in the non-free repo as is the music and the
- - https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/uqm-content
- - https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/uqm-music
- - https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/uqm-voice
The Russian translation of the game is in contrib for some odd reason.
- - https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/uqm-russian
- -- Rocks'n'Diamonds
The package is located in contrib.
- - https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/rocksndiamonds
There is no package for the data, instead while you are installing the
package, it asks you if you would like to install the non-free data or
not. If you do not install the data then you cannot play the game.
(This is just from memory, I will need to test it again)
I found the Debian's mailing list talking about the 'rocksndiamonds'
- - https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/11/msg00104.html
I looked at a few level packages found at the creator's website:
- - http://www.artsoft.org/rocksndiamonds/levels.html
I could not find any license file at all.
Also, in UQM's data files, there was no license file present. I could
try to post something on their forums. With Artsoft Entertainment I
could only find an email address as their way of contact.
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