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CG on Not-Quite-Free Games

October 16th, 2003 by Alkini

Over at Curmudgeon Gamer, Matt (yes the one that sporadically posts news here) wrote When Free Isn’t Free Enough, an article about the recent free-as-in-beer release of Grand Theft Auto and Hidden & Dangerous. His beef? “Where’s the source?”, natch. Check those gimp skillz.

3 Responses to “CG on Not-Quite-Free Games”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I just never knew it was around. But it works very well indeed.

  2. tjwhaynes Says:

    Quite a number of the games I’ve purchased for my Linux box are the direct result of those titles being open sourced. AvP, Freespace 1+2, Quake 1+2 were all purchased once the source was made available. And I have, at least as far as possible, some hope that these games will continue to work on my linux box over the next set of major changes to my systems, over, say Kernel 3.x and glibc 4.x

    The parent company, having given something out for free, has received money as a direct result. And I’ve gained a long term guarantee that I’ll be able to use my investment. Enlightened self interest at its best.

    Cheers,
    Toby Haynes

  3. simcon Says:

    Do you have a link to an installer? I have this game bundled with an older gfx card and would love to play it on Linux.

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