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Gamma Patrol

Gamma Patrol is an old style, vertical scrolling space shooter. It features raytraced graphics, music, sound effects, and lots of action.

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  •  26 Jul 2001 09:50

    Release Notes: This release includes some changes allowing more flexible configuration of the engine, as well as some other minor changes.

    •  14 Nov 2000 21:53

      Release Notes: A source archive, joystick support, reduced archive size (although more graphics are included), and many, many smaller changes.

      Recent comments

      26 Jul 2001 12:51 thinkpink

      Re: ... shareware?

      > For what? An ancient-style clone of a
      > bland genre? You've got to be kidding
      > me. These days, if someone were to pay
      > money for gaming on linux, he'd be going
      > to Lokigames or one of the other
      > linux-game providers.
      >
      > Shareware is a windows thing, I don't
      > think it makes much sense on a platform
      > like linux. Also, I'm pretty sure there
      > are a lot of clones like this available
      > under the GPL.

      No one forces you to pay for my game. If
      you think it's worth the money, you can pay. If
      you don't think so - which seems to be the
      case - you won't pay. So what's your
      problem?


      And why is shareware a windoze thing? I
      think there should be more options than:


      1) make free software for fame and some
      fresh air

      2) work for a commercial company and do
      some bloody stuff you don't like


      The freedom of Linux does also imply that I
      can freely decide how to license my product
      (that doesn't depend on any GPL
      software).


      The success of Linux shows that good
      software doesn't need a great company
      behind it. But I think for several reason that
      GPL style development is not a good solution
      for entertainment stuff (see my website). Do
      you think we should leave the Linux game
      market to the big capitalists?


      Sure, GammaPatrol is an ancient
      arcade shooter. But I wasn't able to find
      anything similar to it (for Linux). If you are so
      sure, please let me know about alternatives.
      There a several people who like games like
      this (for nostagic reasons or what ever),
      Perhaps you don't, but there are enough
      (stupid IMHO) FPS games for Linux
      available.


      And finally, if everything else fails: simply
      ignore the fact that you can download the
      source and compile it under Linux. Then you'll
      find a windows binary on my website and your
      conception of the world is restored.

      26 Jul 2001 10:28 salsadoom

      ... shareware?
      For what? An ancient-style clone of a bland genre? You've got to be kidding me. These days, if someone were to pay money for gaming on linux, he'd be going to Lokigames or one of the other linux-game providers.

      Shareware is a windows thing, I don't think it makes much sense on a platform like linux. Also, I'm pretty sure there are a lot of clones like this available under the GPL.

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