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The fantastic open-source transport-simulation game took a step toward Steam. If you have an account there, I'd be nice if you would give it a vote.

The game still will be FOSS, Steam is only another way of distribution, and it will be for free there.

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Simutrans on Steam Greenlight

Simutrans plans the move to Steam, as a free game. The distribution platform might help new players to get to know the game, and those who already play the game and also use steam an easier way to keep Simutrans up to date. If you don't use Steam, don't worry, all other ways of distribution, source code, binaries,
Windows-installer, and inclusion in many Linux installers will still be available.

Steam is a large, comercial game distribution platform, that means they sell games online, provide downloads that are started from within Steam. Steam is avaible for Windows, Mac-OS, and Linux (SteamOS). Greenlight is Steam's procedure to get games to the platform that do not have a large publisher behind them. I.e, indie-developers or open source. Steam users can vote for games to pass Greenlight, and if you have a Steam account, we should be very happy if you did so. +Hayden Read is taking care of getting Simutrans on Steam.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=575085099
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Kunststoffmüll dringt bis in die fernsten Winkel der Weltmeere, wird dort zum Risiko für Tiere, Ökosysteme und den Menschen. Ausmaß und Effekte der marinen Vermüllung werden noch erforscht, doch längst ist klar: Die Produktion steigt, und Jahr für Jahr gelangt mehr Müll in Flüsse, Seen und Ozeane.
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Bitte liebe Verlagsbranche, ich wuerd doch gerne Zahlen

Seit einiger Zeit moechte ich ein Buch lesen, dass bei C H Beck auch als epub velegt wird. Wunderbarerweise kann man das gleich beim Verlag online kaufen. Aber, das Buch gibt es leider nur mit Adobe DRM. Ich frag mich wirklich ob ich durch so viele Reifen springen will um es zu lesen.

Uebrigens, die Anleitungen um einen e-reader mit Adobe-DRM-Buechern auf z.B. Windows zu verwenden ist auch nicht kurz. Wie erwartet man mit Amazon konkurieren zu koennen, wenn der Kunde erstmal seinen E-Reader per Kabel an einen PC einstecken muss. Nur um es mal so im Kontext zu erwaehnen, das Jahr ist 2015.

#drm   #epub   #verlage
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Someone started a crowd-funding project for an Open TTD graphics set.

I wonder mostly, how it is actually going to work do it with the current engine. The graphics look very high res, are they blitting 512 bit pixel wide images? Blitting a few thousand such high-res images ought to bring a modern computer quickly to its knees.

edit: corrected bit to pixel wide
David Dallaston is raising funds for Pineapple Graphics for OpenTTD on Kickstarter! Pineapple Graphics is a suite of high-resolution base graphics and extra content for OpenTTD, a free and open-source transport game.
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Multi-resolution textures have been around since ages, but a non-accelerated code... yeah, that will have a hard time rendering all that data.
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In the sense of the old friendly competition between OpenTTD and Simutrans, I thought it might be of interest to you that Simutrans plans the move to Steam.

We went to the Greenlight process, and were approved within a fortnight. That means, the signals are on proceed from the side of Steam. The game will not be up immediately though. There is the task to make the game fit for a less forgiving audience. In particular this means writing proper game guides and documentation.
 
Simutrans Greenlit!

Simutrans has succeeded in the Greenlight process on Steam. While nothing is baring us from publishing there, a lot of work has still to be done before the game is ready.
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the simutrans ALREADY available on LINUX packages 4 free.
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An entry from today's dwarf-fortress change log.

Stopped cats from dying of alcohol poisoning after walking over damp tavern floors and cleaning themselves (reduced effect)
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A most wonderful time-laps showing, including a near pass by a Perseid meteor and the dissolution of the vapour trail it left behind.

hat tip +Jesse Rogerson 
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Fantastic video about an issue that is still widely ignored!

Humans Need Not Apply: https://youtu.be/7Pq-S557XQU
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