Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 798977
Review Request: GemRB - a portable Open Source implementation of BioWare's Infinity Engine
Last modified: 2012-07-28 04:35:54 EDT
Spec URL: http://db.tt/3BKZ6nHq
SRPM URL: http://db.tt/NCjlvKZT
Description: GemRB (Game engine made with preRendered Background) is a portable Open Source implementation of BioWare's Infinity Engine which was written to support pseudo-3D role playing games based on the Dungeons & Dragons ruleset (like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment).
(In reply to comment #0)
> SRPM URL: http://db.tt/NCjlvKZT
SRPM URL: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j9rgjrehanfh522/gemrb-0.7.0-2.fc16.src.rpm
This is neat stuff, and I'd love to have it in Fedora. However, because this doesn't do anything unless you go out and buy (or steal) a copy of an infinity engine game, it's unfortunately not really appropriate for Fedora. This is the same policy that keeps, say, Exult out of the distribution. (xu4, which I maintain, is right on the edge because U4 data can be freely downloaded at runtime.) I don't really agree with this policy but that's the way it is. If you disagree you're welcome to make a case on the devel list, of course; maybe enough folks will agree and the policy can be changed.
I would suggest you look into rpmfusion for this package.
This is bizarre; why not just close the ticket instead of changing the summary to something meaningless?