On all reports/requests for web site stuff, please specify what page you are referring to. I will make a specific note right here: Netrek is not in good shape. Rado S <regrado at web.de> writes: > Observations of passages on netrek.org: > > "It costs no money to play, there are no ads, and it's open source." > and right next to it "Paradise 2000", that's ... contradictory. OK, I'll add a qualifier. And I'll add a qualifier on the ads part for link exchanges. > Please use irc://irc.freenode.net/#netrek (with the '#'), to avoid > confusion with a potential "netrek" user. ok, modded in my dev copy. will probably be a few days before I push it to the server. > http://www.netrek.org/servers/machines.php > Please add paradise.homeunix.org (type Paradise), notes: > - local modifications to ship selection, CV "carrier" is > CC "calamari" and might work differently (untested). > - not all ships available (like PT). > - wormholes enabled. I'll do this, with some notes about it not being in the metaserver and having to turn "TryUDP: off". I guarentee, though, that this is futile. You aren't going to get any new players who bother with flipping config file settings and entering the server on a command line. You can't get p2k into a major distribution because it isn't open source, and you can't get a blessed TT build, or even any TT build, because you have no programmer resources. Without being in a distribution, I see no other way you will attract players to a game that doesn't have any unless you do banner and google ads, which I very much doubt will happen. Even though it's futile, and thus a waste of my/our limited resources, I'll do it for the sake of fairness and completeness, but please be aware of the costs of what you are asking; I don't have enough time to do netrek stuff as it is. Efforts need to be concentrated in the highest-return areas. > Downloads: misses Paradise + TedTurner, add with notes that it can > play both Paradise + Bronco. "There are a bunch of older clients (COW for Windows, BRMH and TedTurner for Unixes including Mac OS X) available on the full client download listing page." There are no current TT builds; every one of them is at least two major OS revs back. There is no player base using this client. > - Ad p2k see above: "which means that the Netrek source code is > freely available." > - Ad RSA see "consensus" response in other mail: "To prevent > cheating, all official client binaries authenticate themselves via > RSA to the server. They are called "blessed" clients." > If consensus says it's pointless, drop it altogether. > Otherwise let's have a functional/ controlled system (even > if unperfect). > - Ad TedTurner: I read Dave has added some patches recently to > correct errors with torps, but I have no idea where he stored the > code now... maybe you can clarify this with him to correct the link > and propagate it to us. > - Ad Paradise missing: TT is just flashier, but basically they do > the same. It's smaller/ leaner and therefore preference for some. > Paradise still works fine like brmh. I don't really understand much of what you mean here.