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infraredshirt
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09:51:52 AM Dec 3rd 2013
edited by 62.30.205.22
The free part of the game hasn't shrunk in any way, but Transcendence now has paid first-party DLC. Should we start looking to add it to one of the other video game payment-model pages?
randomsurfer
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10:10:29 PM Apr 17th 2011
edited by randomsurfer
I just launched Megaman A Day In The Limelight when I saw that someone had only partially launched it from YKTTW. I don't know the game at all, so I don't know where it should go, but according to the troper who described it it's a freeware game. Please place where appropriate. Thank you.
TBeholder
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02:52:19 AM Jan 8th 2011
edited by TBeholder
How about freeware version/Fan Remake/Fan Sequel of non-free games (FreeCiv, FreeCol and so on)?

Should this article have special folders for these, or Fan Remake and Fan Sequel already counts as subsets? Then how about not-quite-Fan Remake with the same gameplay (Hedgewars, Micropolis, Pingus)?
Specialist290
01:18:04 PM Jan 8th 2011
Really, just about the only requirements for this list are that it is legally free to download and that it already has a page on TV Tropes.

Personally, for the sake of convenience, I'd like to see a little parenthetical note about what type / genre of game each one on the list is (though I'm far too lazy to check every game myself); you could easily put its status as a Fan Remake / Fan Sequel there.
FoolsEditAccount
08:00:06 AM Jan 9th 2011
I second the genre listing idea. Freeware Games can be a broad category and a mixed bag; it can be difficult to sift through all the games here if you only want, say, platformers.
Specialist290
08:28:21 PM Jan 12th 2011
Decided to go ahead and tag the games I already know of / have played. If anyone wants to do the rest (or at least the ones they know of), feel free.
Fool
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07:45:26 AM Apr 2nd 2010
edited by Fool
Does Avarice deserve a page? It's an action RPG made in RPG Maker VX that was nominated as a featured game on RMN.
CBanana
11:41:21 AM Apr 2nd 2010
Fool
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04:25:47 PM Mar 24th 2010
Should we make a separate page for RPG Maker games, or at the very least a separate folder?
Dor
05:08:33 PM Mar 24th 2010
Are there enough of them to make it worthwhile? (Adventure Game Studio games will probably get their own at some point, too, if we decide to go that route.)
Fool
03:48:26 AM Mar 26th 2010
edited by Fool
Maybe not now, but there might be eventually. Right now I can think of Alter A.I.L.A., Master of the Wind, The Way, Last Scenario, and Exit Fate off the top of my head. I mean, we have separate categories for commercial RPGs too, don't we? I think a separate folder at the very least might be a good idea.
Dor
02:21:52 PM Mar 26th 2010
There are dozens—perhaps hundreds—of commercial RP Gs. The current count of RPG Maker games on TV Tropes seems to be at less than ten. If the wiki software supports sub-folders (which I'm not sure about), a sub-folder might be a good idea. But creating a full folder, much less splitting the page, for that few examples doesn't seem worthwhile to me.

(But I have no authority to say yes or no. If it bothers you that much, feel free to make the change—if people don't like it, they'll just change it back.)
infraredshirt
10:17:03 AM Oct 29th 2010
edited by infraredshirt
Hmm... well, I made the folder for AGS, but I'm not so sure this is the right route to take.

While some people might have problems with particular libraries or engines — which would make it nice to know what any given game uses — I think most people just want to know which operating system a particular game will run on.

Libraries and engines might be better off listed in brackets next to the game — e.g. "Battle for Wesnoth (C++, SDL)", "Vacant Sky (RPG Maker)", "Iji (Game Maker)", or "Chzo Mythos (Adventure Game Studio)".
TBeholder
05:42:46 PM Jan 10th 2011
edited by TBeholder
IMHO it's enough to give them a tree.

As to libraries... (looking at several pages of configure script output) i'm not sure listing them all is a good idea... ;) Unless compatibility is concerned.
FoolsEditAccount
08:35:09 AM Jun 28th 2011
edited by FoolsEditAccount
Hm. Perhaps we can reverse the normal layout: group folders by genre, put the engine in parentheses? I think that would work pretty well, though of course we'd need to find a way to add compatability in... (if only the markup allowed sub-folders...)

Edit: Okay, whew. Reorganized the multi-platform folder with the new filing system. I'll probably do the Windows-only folder later today. Criticisms/suggestions? Should I Wiki Word the genre titles or not?

Edit 2: Thanks for the re-reorganization, Diask! It definitely looks much more elegant now. The only problem is with sub-genre listings... Is it possible to indent or increase the size of AC text? Bold, maybe?
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