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Old 08-05-2013, 04:48 AM   #41
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I'm the reviewer of this game. This readme has been created by me when I completed the review to be included and be part of the archive to explain to people how to use the game.

This is not your run of the mill game with which you simply fire up the exe and begin playing... Newcomers need a minimum of info to be able to enjoy it.

I don't think adding it as an extra is a good idea. I for one would not care about extras about any game and my goal was/is so the downloaders can have a minimum to start with.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #42
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Thanks, I think I now understand the status of the game and the readme. We'll decide among the updaters.

Even considering not only the rules but the practical considerations, I think the readme doesn't belong on the archive. We have many extras that are indispensable to play their games, from copy protection codes to registry fixes. And as little attention as it can get in the extras section, I think it's much less noticeable buried into the game files. At any rate we can upgrade the current mention in the review into on a "how to run the game" section.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:08 AM   #43
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Frankly, knowing how this game work, what you suggest is completely unneeded and would be useless. The archive and the game itself would be pretty much useless too to any casual downloader who simply wish to try to play the game to try it out.

There is plenty of other sites on the net which are dedicated to this game and the links provided point to the best of them. Adding a new section on Abandonia would be completely redundant. How would you suggest we try to compete with a Wiki?
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #44
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I don't mean a whole webpage, but a paragraph below the review under the header



It's just a way of drawing more attention than the current mention, which is basically the same. If people miss this explanation, it won't help if the readme is inside the archive (on the contrary IMO), they won't see it.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:47 AM   #45
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Well, I don't agree. I in fact completely disagree even. This game is for the extremely serious kind of strategy gamer. I'd say there is way more chance that they actually bother to read the file than the opposite.

Beside, there is already a mention of the readme in my review. Someone who would care enough to read the whole review would know about it.

But you know, that how to run the game thing you just mentioned? Added to the current archive and review I think it would be great too.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:54 AM   #46
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We've decided to add it to the archive and another copy as an extra, I think that'll be agreeable?

I've seen several people who bothered to ask on the forums, only to be told that the information was in the review that they never read, under a big "how to run the game" sign.
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Sure. All I really want is to have the readme in the archive. Anything else is extra visibility.
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The readme is replaced, and added as an extra as well.
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Great, thank you.
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