Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448808
Review Request: freesci - A portable interpreter for SCI games
Last modified: 2008-06-23 11:50:38 EDT
Spec URL: http://files.spielen-unter-linux.de/repository/fedora/9/SRPMS/freesci.spec
SRPM URL: http://files.spielen-unter-linux.de/repository/fedora/9/SRPMS/freesci-0.6.4-1.fc9.src.rpm
FreeSCI is a portable interpreter for SCI (Sierra Creative Interpreter) games,
such as the Space Quest series (starting with SQ3) or Leisure Suit Larry (2 and sequels).
- This is my second package. My first package was fbpanel:
- I am seeking a sponsor.
(Removing NEEDSPONSOR, sponsored by me)
Are you sure FreeSCI can be included in Fedora?
Is there any free data for it? If the answer is no, it cannot be included. If
the answer is yes, it can be included but a package for at least a free game
must be submitted too.
I didnt know that...
There are demos and shareware versions but, no the games are not free (i dont
think there is any free Sierra game).
(In reply to comment #2)
> Is there any free data for it? If the answer is no, it cannot be included.
(In reply to comment #4)
Because this is the rule Games SIG has. Interpreters and games that don't follow
this rule have been retired and often moved to other repositories.
If you think this is not correct you are welcome to post a message in the Games
SIG mailing list.
More info on this SIG here:
If there's as much as a demo or some non-use-restricted content which can be
downloaded from the 'net, then the package is fine. Witness xu4. For the
counterpoint, see Exult, which itself is free but for which no free content. (I
personally disagree with the exclusion of Exult, but that's neither here nor there.)
Please read this thread about FreeSCI:
Yes, that thread is a reasonable reference, and doesn't contradict my comments
Unfortunately this site is down:
I have found many game demos on this site:
...but this site needs a fileplanet account.
I have not found any other sources.
That wont be sufficient, or?
I close this review until we find a "free game" (downloadable!) for it...