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Well yeah, that'd be great, if I knew what arguments to call g++ with to compile an enigma game...

General ENIGMA / Re: ENIGMA on iPhone - Now legally impossible
« on: April 20, 2010, 04:08:55 pm »
You don't think legal restrictions is a way of controlling people's minds? What about the doctor who wants to practice, but can't get a license because his approach is too radical/progressive? What about the guy who wants to make an escape pod but can't because it doesn't pass emissions inspections? What about the poor baker who just wants to make food for people but can't afford it because a) he's being taxed out the wazoo to fund regulation politicians, and b) money's not worth a dime because it's been hyperinflated to senselessness (e.g. Zimbabwe)?

Besides, regulations and "legal restrictions" can naturally occur in a Free Market. Ever heard of Underwriter Laboratories (UL)? "The Free Market: What keeps us safe" (a fairly short article)

I have a windows VM. I can just make an EXE and share that.

General ENIGMA / Re: ENIGMA on iPhone - Now legally impossible
« on: April 20, 2010, 01:59:00 pm »
corporation != company/firm. Corporation means there's government involvement, hence why they're able to reach every cm of earth/water/space.

How is government controlling people (if that were even possible) an escape pod? Why do we care enough about what happens enough to implement socialism if we're fucked either way? Why not just leave it up to the people, let them think or not think for themselves. Heaven forbid one of them finally develop a brain and actually make progress in civilization. If we just control people, even that's not possible.

General ENIGMA / Re: ENIGMA on iPhone - Now legally impossible
« on: April 20, 2010, 12:42:28 pm »
Government has no incentive for an escape pod. At least with Free Markets, if things run amok (e.g. turn government), you can still run away to some uninhabited land, homestead it, and life free again. With government, every centimeter of earth is occupied by some government, so your "escape pod" is really just "out of the frying pan, into the fire".

General ENIGMA / Re: LGM <-> Enigma Revision Compatibility List
« on: April 20, 2010, 12:39:40 pm »
Since both programs are under heavy development right now, and the LGM version used isn't even beta, we don't mind breaking compatibility with each other. In the future, as with in the past with LGM betas and releases, any changes that break compatibility are documented and usually warrant a new version (e.g. the next beta). This way, we can target specific releases/betas and develop for them.

graceful degradation is basically legacy support and adds bulk to support archaic features that should have been broken in the first place. We do utilize it in some places (the entire Versioning branch is aimed at legacy support of GM6 while upgrading to GM8), but for the most part, plugin developers should understand that they should target a specific release/beta, much like Firefox, and scramble to fix things when I announce features that may break plugins.

Announcements / Re: Things that are broke
« on: April 20, 2010, 12:02:04 pm »
Quote from: retep998
Ism's tongue coming out of her mouth
You know you want it.

Are you asking me?

Screw it. *Opens up my Windows VM and installs C::B, etc*

That's great! Is there an explanation available in English?

Code::Blocks Cross Compilers setup
Followed that. Now I supposedly have the cross compiler set up, but I don't know how to use it. I tried linux build, but it complains ""Game - lin-build" uses an invalid compiler. Skipping..." if I choose lin-build, and it complains that it can't find windows.h if I use "win-build".

Announcements / Re: Things that are broke
« on: April 19, 2010, 08:16:38 pm »
You find a better way of keeping the terminal open when the user decides to double click the icon.

Announcements / Re: Things that are broke
« on: April 19, 2010, 07:30:36 pm »
java -jar lgm16b4.jar

So... Minimalist GNU for Windows... which Wikipedia lists the OS as MS Win... works on Linux?

Seems like in order to compile for Windows, I have to actually be on Windows. As for distributing GM6s or EGMs, that kinda defeats the purpose of "distribution", as the user would also have to have ENIGMA installed. That's like requiring everyone who wants to play a GM game to have GM installed.
I thought there was supposed to be some semblance of cross-platform here.

Eh, I'm going back to my Java jars.

General ENIGMA / Re: ENIGMA on iPhone - Now legally impossible
« on: April 19, 2010, 05:03:39 pm »
I actually haven't seen much of africa being killed off by tigers, because most people apparently aren't actually stupid enough to trust tigers.

I think if govt weren't around to make people stupid enough to trust anybody with a fancy suit and a slogan, we might actually have a population minimally smart enough to not worry about monopolies becoming a problem.

Besides, if we're fucked one way or the other, what do you care if we just let the companies run lose?