Re: Bug#492579: ITP: reminiscence -- REminiscence is a rewrite of the engine used in the game Flashback from Delphine Software.
On 2010-11-06, Sylvain Beucler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 11:20:19PM +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
>> owner 492579 !
>> retitle 492579 ITP: reminiscence -- rewrite of the engine used in the game Flashback from Delphine Software.
>> -=| Tuduri Benoit, Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 02:53:19PM +0200 |=-
>> > Package: wnpp
>> > Severity: wishlist
>> > REminiscence is a rewrite of the engine used in the game Flashback
>> > from Delphine Software. This program is designed as a cross-platform
>> > replacement for the original executable and uses the SDL library.
>> > sources url: http://cyxdown.free.fr/reminiscence/
>> ... It needs the data files from the original Flashback game.
>> I have done some work on the package in the pkg-games Subversion
>> I don't mind taking it further, finishing the package and uploading.
>> Any objections if I move the packaging to Git (still under pkg-games
> I wonder if Debian needs an unmaintained (last version > 3y) engine
> that requires non-free data?
If it works, why not? (When reminiscense first appeared, it was still
a bit buggy, but more or less ok, didn't check since then). The Flashback
game data won't change in the foreseeable future :-)
And the point of non-free is moot in this case; reminiscense
allows you to play a classic game, just like many other currently
supported games, e.g. ScummVM, Exult and Doom/Quake for the original