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Re: Bug#727195: ITP: OpenMW -- Reimplementation of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

clone 727195 -1
reassign -1 game-data-packager
retitle -1 game-data-packager: please support packaging Morrowind data
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Hi Bret,

Would you consider/have you considered joining the Debian Games Team?
I seem to recall this being discussed in the team at some point. (Team
mailing list CCed).

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 10:46:38AM +0200, Bret Curtis wrote:
>  Reimplementation of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
>  OpenMW is a reimplementation of the Bethesda Game Studios game 
>  The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
>  .
>  The Morrowind "Data Files" from the original game are required to play.

Which implies it must go into contrib, rather than main.

We use a tool "game-data-packager" to help with installing such data
files on Debian systems. Support for Morrowind data files should perhaps
be a wishlist bug for game-data-packager. Cloning accordingly.

It would be worth having a think about how the package dependencies
should be set up here. Can the engine be used with alternative data?
The doom packages have a particular scheme for interworking, and the
Quake packages have another.


Jonathan Dowland

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