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janisozaur wrote

Hi, one of main OpenRCT2 developers here (the one responsible for Linux port). It's an honour to be a free software of the week. You mention cheats, but you must have missed the "Allow building in pause mode" option there. If I may suggest some improvements to this article:

  1. You could link to our official website, https://openrct2.website
  2. You could mention we have a quite active chat on gitter: https://gitter.im/OpenRCT2/OpenRCT2
  3. We have some (third party) packages in some distributions, they are listed in our readme document.

Other than that, I would like to recommend contributing to open source to anyone reading, it's a lot of fun, you eventually get to know smart people and learn a lot in the process. Doing one open source project usually leads to another ones, because you end up needing some specific use case of a library you depend on or require a specific tool for a given job, that you may have to implement first based on some other work and you end up learning even more than you originally signed up for.

It may not look like it on the surface, but even the most niche projects like this one can end up having a significant impact on other ones.

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sudo wrote

Wow, I never imagined one of my reviews would get read by an actual developer! I've implemented the changes you suggested. You're right, I did miss the option to build in pause mode on the cheats menu. I do wish this was an actual option for the game, and not a cheat, but now that I know it's already a feature, that makes it a lot easier to hack that together.

I'm getting involved in open source by contributing a new screensaver (well, really an old screensaver) to Xscreensaver. I'm trying to recreate the old Windows 95 3D maze screensaver for Xscreensaver. I definitely see what you mean by learning a lot in the process - I'm halfway through a tutorial for OpenGL, that I started just for this one project. I can see the amount of work that goes into something like this, so thanks for all your help, and especially thanks for porting OpenRCT2 to Linux, since that's what I'm using!

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_________deleted wrote

How about an overhead GTA clone next? That's sorely lacking from FOSS gaming. Wish they would open-source Retro City Rampage.