Sonic Xtreme - fundraising thread, archived.

Discussion in 'Sonic Xtreme Release Project' started by ASSEMbler, May 28, 2007.

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  1. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    You can get access to the game when it's released to the public on July 4th.

    Auction people get it this week or so.
     
  2. graciano1337

    graciano1337 Milk Bar

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    So it's going to be released to the public? Not just to those who donated?
     
  3. APE

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    That's what the man said.
     
  4. ServiceGames

    ServiceGames Heretic Extraordinaire

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    Right the plan was to release games for archival purposes so they will not be lost in time. Having only a relative handful with access to it hardly makes anything impervious to loss.

    I believe ASSEMbler covered all of this in another thread in here.
     
  5. Wolfrider

    Wolfrider Spirited Member

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    Ah okay. That seems fair. Can't wait for it. :D
     
  6. GarethDE

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    Yeah so even those who are so poor that they cannot afford $5.60 will get access to it in the end.

    Of course, being so poor they're unlikely to be able to afford the electricity that their Saturn and TV/PC and emulator will require in order to play the demo, right Wolfrider? =)

    Of course, exactly how someone so poor has a house, PC, internet connection and enough food in their fridge to stay alive is anyone's guess.
     
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  7. virtual alan

    virtual alan Officer at Arms

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    Bollocks!!!

    Been out of the country all last week and missed this

    Where can I still donate?

    Got to then find a saturn in the pile`s
     
  8. karsten

    karsten Member of The Cult Of Kefka

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    eheheh so nice :D
     
  9. wheelaa

    wheelaa FM Towns / MD Addict Site Supporter 2010-2015

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    This week or so :eek:h: , great stuff!

    Could I just ask how this will be distributed? I see you've put the decent vid you made up on a torrent. Will the release to auction people go the same way or will there also be a rapidshare link (or some such link) as with the pippin file you have put up?

    I only ask as from a selfish point of view a link to a hosting site, as opposed to a torrent, would be good for me.. I have no torrent software, don't know anything about it, wouldn't know what to do (I'd always thought torrent stuff was used for/by peeps wanting to get copies of current gen games, tv shows etc (?), so I've always steered clear)

    I suppose ultimately it doesn't really matter if it only goes on a torrent style release...I could just get a friend to send me a copy after the 4th July public release...but then again a month wait could do me in!
     
  10. GarethDE

    GarethDE Rapidly Rising Member

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    Wheelaa, I think Kevin said originally that there would be an email sent out to those who paid through Paypal containing a link.

    Not sure if that's still the plan though.

    You can download a simple torrent client like uTorrent (http://www.utorrent.com) if you only want to use it to download this image file.
     
  11. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    torrents are just for file distribution.

    One person seeds it, then every person who downloads it
    adds to the speed.

    Say 50 people download, it would be throretically
    50x faster than downloading it from one person.

    It's a private torrent server so you'll need a client like
    etorrent. Then all you need to do is limit the upstream in
    the options if you are in a upstream restricted area.

    I have to limit mine to 20k to avoid getting "capped"
     
  12. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    We're waiting on ten people to send donations and then I can
    seed it right away.
     
  13. wheelaa

    wheelaa FM Towns / MD Addict Site Supporter 2010-2015

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    Ok cheers for the info. I'll be honest I don't really understand a word lol but I'll figure it out. Guess I'll get this etorrent and see whats what. Cheers!
     
  14. karsten

    karsten Member of The Cult Of Kefka

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    Kev? you have a PM...
     
  15. TranceDoll

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    Sounds great :D
     
  16. APE

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    I've got a 75kbyte upload I'm willing to whore out for a while. AT&T doesn't cap customers.
     
  17. Alien Workshop

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    That's an unfair assumption. I hate to burst your bubble, but not everyone here is financially independent. There are members here who are students and still live with their parents and who don't make any money. So even if they wanted to give, they really couldn't.

    I've donated to this site before, and I would gladly have done it again IF I HAD THE MEANS TO. However, sadly, right now I don't. I'm in college, I just finished my second year, and I'm home for the summer. My last bits of money went to pay for the summer classes I'm taking. I currently don't have a job, and my parents are kind enough to support me while I'm struggling to get through school.

    To you $5.60 may not seem like much, but to me that's a nice little chunk of change. I don't appreciate you making light of my or anyone else's situation. You never know what people could be going through at the moment. I'm glad you and other people donated and made this possible. That's great. But just because you donated, that doesn't make you a better member than someone who didn't, but that seems to be what you think, or at least that's the message your post conveys. Funny, weren't you complaining about the "elitist attitude" coming from established members the other day?
     
  18. karsten

    karsten Member of The Cult Of Kefka

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    i didn't think that 5$ could make such a big difference for someone on the forum... i just tought that it is the price of an icecream or a beer. everybody can save 5$ that way.

    anyway my apologizes to all the people in such drammatic problems that i might have offended.
     
  19. Twimfy

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    I can only agree, I really do not have anything at all, if anything I'm in the red I owe the bank £65 and have other debts, with no income how can I make a paypal payment? Thankfully my parents let me use some of the excess money in their account.

    You have no right to ever make any presumptions about individual circumstance.
     
  20. graciano1337

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    I <3 torrents. :D
     
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