Steam/GOG

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Steam/GOG

Post by Dbug » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:29 pm

In these few last months, there's been quite a lot of old games made available through the Steam or GOG (Good Old Games) download platforms, many of these running either inside a repackaged DOSBox or ScummVM.

I was wondering if it could make sense/be doable, to do the same thing with Oric games :)

Let's say we design a custom version of Oricutron or Euphoric that implements some of the Steam API (example: Achievements), and that can directly boot to a game and not afford any way to select other floppies or tape: A dumb down version basically.

That brings a number of questions:
- Would Xeron or Fabrice be ok with the idea
- Would that be legal (question about the Oric roms for example)
- Would that be doable
- What about money retribution: Say that Barnsey decides to put HNEFATAFL on Steam, and it's a huge success: He makes $1000. Should he keep it all, or should some of that go back to the author of the emulator and whoever did the Steam integration?
- Is that a totally retard idea, or is it actually cool?

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Re: Steam/GOG

Post by Godzil » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:39 pm

I don't want to make you loose your motivation, but I have a friend who made games on iOS/Android, olders computer (like the Falcon), some retrogaming consoles, and PC/Mac.

He try to put some of his games on GOG/Steam and all the answer he got was no we don't want your stuff on our store.

Here a discution with him about this on another forum (in french sorry for the english speaker): http://www.yaronet.com/posts.php?s=168209 (and his website where his games are displayed: http://onorisoft.free.fr/retroshop/index.html )

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Re: Steam/GOG

Post by Dbug » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:16 pm

Well, if things were easy, they would not be interesting to try :)

Getting the things accepted on the various stores is indeed complicated, but that's more or less a problem that everybody has. It's not proper to old school titles, it's just that there's so many games theses days that the selection has gotten stricter.

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Re: Steam/GOG

Post by Xeron » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:07 pm

feel free to use oricutron :)

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Re: Steam/GOG

Post by Dbug » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:02 pm

Xeron wrote:feel free to use oricutron :)
Thanks :)

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