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Old 02-14-2008, 04:54 AM
Christian Perrier
 
Default Bug#465660: ITP: extreme-tuxracer -- Arcade game featuring tux the penguin, snow ice and fishes

Quoting Alexander Schmehl (tolimar@debian.org):
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Alexander Schmehl <tolimar@debian.org>
>
>
> * Package name : extreme-tuxracer
> Version : 0.4.0
> Upstream Author : Pawel Drewniak, Guillaume Martres and others
> * URL : http://www.extremetuxracer.com/
> * License : GPL (mostly)
> Programming Lang: C++
> Description : Arcade game featuring tux the penguin, snow ice and fishes

At least uncapitalize "Arcade".


>
> Extreme Tuxracer, or etracer as it is called for short, is a simple OpenGL
> racing game featuring Tux, the Linux mascot. The goal of the game is to slide
> down a snow- and ice-covered mountain as quickly as possible, avoiding the
> trees and rocks that will slow you down.
> .
> Collect herrings and other goodies while sliding down the hill, but avoid fish
> bones.
> .
> This game is based on the GPL version of the famous game TuxRacer.
> .
> You should have working 3D acceleration for your X or this game will run quite
> slow.


I refrain my "neutral wording" stance here which makes me think that
wording with "you should have", "you must", etc. should be dropped in
favor of "<foo> is required".....I guess that contradictors will
object that some "friendly" wording is OK for games.

However, shouldn't the last word be "slowly"?
 
Old 02-14-2008, 08:09 AM
Alexander Schmehl
 
Default Bug#465660: ITP: extreme-tuxracer -- Arcade game featuring tux the penguin, snow ice and fishes

Hi!

* Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> [080214 08:43]:

>> Description : Arcade game featuring tux the penguin, snow ice and fishes
> Thanks for your work on it. Could you please clarify whether it
> is just an alternative to ppracer or whether it is a replacement?

ppracer is upstream dead. Extreme Tuxracer is a fork from a
beta-version of ppracer, which never made it stable. So it is a
replacement, but since it seems to have quite higher hardware
requirements, I consider having both in Lenny and removing ppracer after
the Lenny release; (ppracer is in good shape and allthough unmaintained
upstream no security risc).

Positive aspect: This branch of extreme tuxracer seems to use the same
format for courses as ppracer does, so planetpenguin-racer-extras might
be usable for extreme tuxracer as well.


Yours sincerely,
Alexander


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Old 02-14-2008, 09:34 AM
Alexander Schmehl
 
Default Bug#465660: ITP: extreme-tuxracer -- Arcade game featuring tux the penguin, snow ice and fishes

Hi!

* Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> [080214 06:54]:

> > Description : Arcade game featuring tux the penguin, snow ice and fishes
> At least uncapitalize "Arcade".

"At least"? You have further improvements? Sounds "3D racing game
featuring Tux, the Linux penguin" better for you?

(Hmm... why did I copy the long description from ppracer, but not the
synopsis?)


> > You should have working 3D acceleration for your X or this game will run quite
> > slow.
> I refrain my "neutral wording" stance here which makes me think that
> wording with "you should have", "you must", etc. should be dropped in
> favor of "<foo> is required".....I guess that contradictors will
> object that some "friendly" wording is OK for games.
>
> However, shouldn't the last word be "slowly"?

Now that you mention it... allthough it is in theorie possible to play
this game without 3D acceleration, it is practically impossible. How
does: "3D acceleration is required or this game will run quite slowly."
sound to you?


Yours sincerely,
Alexander
 

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