Hi Ken,
You say others can work on it. This is the exact problem we have. Other people can't work on it if they do not have any of the .net development platforms. I am one of these and have BGT, which is fine for all of my development needs. It is portable, it is cheap, and it is packed with nice game features that even DirectX cannot compare with. For example adding ogg support to DirectX is yet another dependency and another farce. However with BGT, it is very easy, as it is integrated into the engine. Encryption and packing features is another nice advantage. Granted this is not required for an open source game, but for compiled games it is easier to encrypt and package sounds than it ever would have been for VB or C directly, let alone the .net platforms. That's your main problem with a community based game. Not everyone might have the development platform it is designed for. I want BGT, you don't have it. You want .net or vb6, I don't have it. Someone else might even want to convert it to python, which neither of us might have. Simply because all the developers are experienced in different languages makes a community open source game hard to maintain, simply because all the developers will want it translating into their language so that they can help to maintain it, which gives us several different executables.
Regards,
Damien.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken the Crazy" <kenwdow...@neo.rr.com>
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Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] my ramblings about programming: why I use vb


"This game will only work correctly on Windows XP. Too bad because I actually like the game so far."

Thanks for that.  Being a gamer yourself, I know
that you appreciate feedback--the good as much as the critical.
Well, if you will help me port it to C.net, I'll take the bull by the horns. There's still lots of work to be done with it, and I know that if we port it, others can work on it too, which of course was the intent.

Ken Downey
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