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1.7 Official Public Release info

Post by Hewster » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:05 pm

Today being the official 10th anniversary of the initial public release of The WildWest mod for RtCW, was to be the day we released version 1.7

However, due to licensing problems I have had to delay the release :(

As you may be aware, the RtCW complete source code was released under the GPL open source licence (google for info) However it stated that none of the media from RtCW was to be included.

WildWest had changed / replaced or modified nearly all of the original media, however some files remain (mainly sounds, effects and small things like material gibs and fonts).

I did send e-mails to Id and their parent company asking for permission to distribute these remaining files, however I have not heard back from them.

I did however get a (unofficial) reply from the original publishers of RtCW, stating that giving permission may not be a simple task, as possibly no single entity would have complete writes. And suggested if it was at all possible, I should ensure all media included with WildWest GPL was not under copywrite from 3rd parties.

Soooo.. This means we cannot release today :( ... I have begun the process of creating replacements for these said files (actually quite enjoying it :) )
and have pencilled in November 9th (Friday) as our next target.

During this time I will be continuing to release updates (aiming for Fridays) as I get things sorted (so that's 26th Oct and 2nd Nov) for testing over the respective weekends.

I hope also to get other minor things cleaned up as we go (general polishing of the WildWest experience), and also updating Town, Mine, Hacienda and Canyon with some higher def textures.

Your continued help with the testing of 1.7 is appreciated as we journey toward release :)

So its a bad news day and a good news day all in one :)

See you on the plains.

Hewster

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Re: 1.7 release info

Post by zivs » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:25 pm

But if the Wild West is distributed as a freeware game (nobody makes money out of it) - how can it possibly violate GPL license? :shock:

Anyway - now it's more time to polish all the rest of things up as you said. Let's wait for November! :roll:

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Re: 1.7 release info

Post by wwbiteme » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:18 pm

OMG not going to release on time...AAAAHHAAAAHHAAA :oops:
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Re: 1.7 release info

Post by wwbiteme » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:18 pm

Oh wait...no one was ranting yet....lol
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Re: 1.7 release info

Post by El Stupido » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:26 pm

The whole thing is to commemorate the 10th anniversary right? That means you have until 2013 technically.. Rock on Hewster !

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Re: 1.7 Official Public Release info

Post by SQUINT » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:24 am

Any new info on when this is gonna drop?

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Re: 1.7 Official Public Release info

Post by zivs » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:20 am

When Hewsie will stop trippin' on LSD and finish workin' on the 1.7 painful bugs! :mrgreen:

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Re: 1.7 Official Public Release info

Post by Ringo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:58 am

bump :D
WIP : Wildwest ET
WIP : Wildwest_Radar
WIP : Wildwest_Sanmiguel
WIP : Wildwest_Yuma
WIP : Wildwest Jailbreak
WIP : Wildwest_Muerte
WIP : Wildwest_Abby

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