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Re: Tux Racer 0.10 Released

On Sun, 19 Mar 2000, you wrote:
> Hi
> This small discussion triggered a need to send my point of view.
> > > After being out on the web for close to two years - I'm still the only
> > > developer - and I'm still begging for more level designers....oh - and
> > > good luck finding someone to make some music for you!
> > >
> > >    :-(
> > 
> > the problem with tux quest for herring is that the webpage
> > doesn't clearly say what to do.
> > and not everybody can do those opengl programming yet
> > (because of the lack of hardware)
> For a long time I have seen AQFH on the web announced and praised by 
> people. So I decided to try it out. My feeling was exactly as Erik
> Thiele describes it. A webpage that nearly scares me off: "do this, do
> that, and if you are really up to it, then try to compile - but no
> garantee it will work".
> At the time I wanted 2 things. To check out the beast and to find a
> project that I could join as a programmer to learn OpenGL and C/C++. Not
> even getting the game running scared me off the second part.
> Just by having a complete (including plib) binary package like RPM you
> reach A LOT of people who are just looking around this jungle of game
> project to see whats up. When I cannot see the game quickly, evaluate it
> and then do an rpm -e on it, I don't bother to return.
> This is surely even more a hurdle for graphics and especially music
> guys. They do not want to be a programmer and do a lot of installation +
> "hacking in Makefiles" to get things running.
> Enough feedback from me. I promise to check AQFH out at some point :-)
> A hint for you:
> try to find some HTML programmer who just craves to run "his own
> website". I found one to take care of my project and he really loves it
> (nothing to see yet, but he is working on it). That way I can spend time
> on coding rather than keeping that "stupid" webpage up to date.

Perhaps I can be of any help. I like playing with html and homepages, and if I could help get some
game developing start, it would be great. Drop me a mail if you want a some html made :-)

Peter Poulsen
Aalborg, Denmark

E-mail: peter_poulsen@mail1.stofanet.dk
Phone: +45 98 15 47 05

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