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iBrowse full version?

 
Author liontech2002
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#1 Posted: 7 Sep 2007 00:40 
If IBrowse is no longer going to be developed why can't AmiKit include full version instead of demo??? In fact any programs in AmiKit that are not going to be available for sale, couldn't AmiKit include full registration options for all???

Peace

Eric

Author AmiKit
Admin
#2 Posted: 7 Sep 2007 00:58 Edited by: AmiKit 
Hi Eric and welcome to AmiKit Support Forum.

I don't have such an information that IBrowse is not going to be developed any longer. Yes, I remember the IOSpirit, the distributor of IBrowse, quit the Amiga market several months ago. However they also said that the future distribution as well as development and support of IBrowse will be handled directly by the IBrowse development team. You can find their website at http://www.ibrowse-dev.net/

I would also love to see more full registered programs included with AmiKit, especially those that are not available for sale nor developed anymore. However the authors of such a programs decide, not we. We cannot include registered programs into AmiKit without the permission of the appropriate authors.

But you can help! If you (personally) know someone who programmed an useful application, try to ask him about the possibility to provide us with a full version and permission to include it with AmiKit. It would be great.

Author alanwall
Partaker
#3 Posted: 7 Sep 2007 01:34 
ok is anybody interested in getting the full versions of Image Engineer
and Photo Album ? If so I will contact the authors as I have the full version of both

Author AmiKit
Admin
#4 Posted: 7 Sep 2007 10:06 Edited by: AmiKit 
Alanwall, is there any chance to acquire the permission to re-distribute them with AmiKit TOGETHER with free keyfiles?

Author alanwall
Partaker
#5 Posted: 7 Sep 2007 19:07 
I will see what they say

Author liontech2002
Partaker
#6 Posted: 12 Jan 2008 20:03 
I tried to post a message but it got filtered by the spam filter. No idea why since I am no spamer, it wasn't even a flame. Just some coments on gnu, and why old software copyrights on Amiga are so overly protected it kills the power of projects like AMiKit...

Keep trying to get full versions...

Peace

Eric

Author AmiKit
Admin
#7 Posted: 12 Jan 2008 22:29 Edited by: AmiKit 
liontech2002, please post the message again. The spam filter contains a list of "forbidden" words and you might have trigger one. If it happens again, try to re-word your message or send me an email, please.

Author liontech2002
Partaker
#8 Posted: 4 Mar 2008 23:25 
The message is long lost from my short term memory (HE,HE), however the point was that the 68k processor is long gone. I use it almost every day in emulation, on my 2.4ghz PC, but as far as a sales market it is dried up. So why do these authors of software from a decade or more ago wish to gaurd their code so selfishly. Learning form the PC is possible, it has much free software that on other systems cost money to use. I run a Windows system not because I like Windows better that anything else, but because there is far more free software and free support that anything else on earth at this time and it is more compatable, because more of the global community have bought in to it that anything else, saddly.

I know full well, bill gates is a wonderfull marketing engineer and that his companies actual software brilliance has been ripped off from every other platform, and is inferior to the originals. However, what else can we do if no real solution is reached but bow to his extremely good marketing and give up on what we really want from software.

Well, that is up to the people who program for a living, give us all a substantial choice over MS and make the world a better place. However even though movies have been made of such hackers and non-conformist
heros we see none of it today on a grand scale enough to over power the software giants (who suck), and give us little to work with.

I know that if the games I loved betst are written for a 8 or 16 bit computer system of the 80's, that the software of the 90's and 2000's should blow it away but it does not.

Why, because the new generationm was not even properly exposed to the last generatrion and the outcome is weak and bloated code with a weak future.

great we have the storage capacity and processing power to make huge programs, whatever...

If they are no more imressive at a deeep level of system processing then that are lame...

Which is about 80% of software today.

Peace

Eric

Author Malakie
Partaker
#9 Posted: 19 Jun 2008 05:15 
I can answer that.

I have released a few titles from my Amiga days freeware but for the most part my products and code have not been released as freeware. The reason is I want to retain full control and ownership over the idea, the copyrights and trademarks.

For example, one title was an Amiga best seller. I am now finishing up a major re-write for release commercially for both PC and Amiga of this title. (Have not decided on the Amiga version as to whether it will be a commercial release or just a working release for download)

But back to your question, when things get released freeware sometimes people steal your code, your ideas etc etc. Two titles we had released for Amiga were BOTH modified with additional title screens (they left our titles and copyright screens intact but added their own) and then proceeded to sell them online as their product!! I released the programs as free downloads instead of continuing to sell them. I did not release them as freeware!

This is why coders now protect their copyrights and ideas.

AmiKit: Should you be interested, contact me. I have a couple game titles that I would be happy to allow you to include full versions of in the Amikit package.

Malakie

Author Clyde
Partaker
#10 Posted: 19 Jun 2008 22:11 Edited by: Clyde 
Hi Malakie,

quite true what you write, I can understand that. And, very interesting view into a developers life.
I am very interested in the game you mentioned. What is that game that you want to re-release for PC and Amiga?

Greetings

PS: And yeah, would be cool if some more games would be included to AmiKit. Can you tell what games this could be?

Author AmiKit
Admin
#11 Posted: 21 Jun 2008 15:00 
@Malakie

Mail sent.

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