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#1 Post by Tyreth » Wed Jul 09, 2003 1:06 pm

Well, on the old forums I posted about how Blizzard had complained about freecraft and the freecraft crew decided to shut down rather than face legal difficulties.

They have split the game data from the engine, and released it under the name Stratagus - so it's not over, just a new focus.

http://www.nongnu.org/stratagus/

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#2 Post by drekmonger » Wed Jul 09, 2003 2:14 pm

I've never even sniffed the freecraft/stratagus code--no idea how messy it is.

That said, thier new focus on making a generic rts engine makes me wonder how much we might salavage from this project when making the FO combat engine.

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#3 Post by tsev » Wed Jul 09, 2003 2:19 pm

I never looked at FreeCraft either, but they must have made some pretty significant progress if Blizzard took notice. Wouldn't it be nice if FreeOrion ended up being good enough for Infogrames to take notice?
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#4 Post by Tyreth » Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:01 pm

That would be very cool, but I don't think they'll have much - the only thing they'll have on us is our name, the word Orion. Apart from that, it's a new game :)

As for freecraft, that was a direct clone of WC2

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#5 Post by drekmonger » Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:08 pm

hrm,

It would be cool if Atari or Firaxis (whoever owns the rights) decided to make a commerical distribution (like Red Hat) instead of sending out the nastygrams.

anyway, that's all cart before the horse.

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#6 Post by Yoghurt » Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:13 pm

tyreth wrote:That would be very cool, but I don't think they'll have much - the only thing they'll have on us is our name, the word Orion.
Then we should rename FreeOrion in LIMOOSSU, which stand for "LIMOOSSU Is Master Of Orion, So Sue Us" ;)

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#7 Post by Impaler » Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:03 am

:? :?

What dose the L stand for?

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#8 Post by Tyreth » Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:27 pm

LIMOOSSU. It's a recursive acronym :)

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#9 Post by Bastian-Bux » Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:10 am

Tyreth, you are definitely australian. ;) Well, you could be swedish as well, but naaah, you aint THAT crazy. ;)

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#10 Post by tsev » Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:36 am

Impaler wrote::? :?

What dose the L stand for?
Sort of like the 'G' in GNU
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#11 Post by tsev » Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:38 am

Actually if you want to get technical, the 'L' stands for:

LIMOOSSU Is Master Of Orion, So Sue Us LIMOOSSU Is Master Of Orion, So Sue Us LIMOOSSU Is Master Of Orion, So Sue Us LIMOOSSU Is Master Of Orion, So Sue Us LIMOOSSU Is Master Of Orion, So Sue Us LIMOOSSU Is Master Of Orion, So Sue Us LIMOOSSU Is Master Of Orion, So Sue Us........STACK OVERFLOW
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#12 Post by skdiw » Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:26 am

Just don't get sued when FO comes out and deveopers of moo comes out knocking.

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good iedea

#13 Post by Manilla Moxy » Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:39 pm

yes, teh name change would be the good idea since yo don't want them to come and take ll hard work away. But that's what the money will do if yo are rich, sorry to sa.

great!
It's cool man!

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#14 Post by midas » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:51 pm

seeing that now the combat engine is beginning to shape, i suppose tha stratagus is not longer an option?

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#15 Post by eleazar » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:24 pm

Stratagus sounds like an odd option. FO isn't Real-time strategy.

FreeOrion isn't in (realistic) danger of being sued. Microprose/Quicksilver doesn't own the word "Orion." As has been mentioned previously, FO has a distinct name and will have distinct gameplay. On the other had, FreeCraft was pretty much a rip off of WarCraft.

Though i certainly wouldn't be dissapointed if FO changed it's name. FreeOrion is bland and sounds like a much less original game that it's actually planned to be.

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