acmipark going permanently offline in July

In case anyone hasn't seen acmipark and would like to you will have to head to acmi soon. I don't have an exact shutdown date, and will post it here when I get it.

It's going offline due to compatibility issues with new hardware, selecparks members now being spread all over the world, and (I gather) rather steep Renderware license costs for a non commercial project put on public display...

I haven't been able to recompile it for years thanks to using Renderware... [:(]

http://www.acmi.net.au/acmipark.jsp

lorien's picture

It's going offline on July 16

souri's picture

Why were they using Renderware for a non-commercial project? o_O

lorien's picture

quote:Originally posted by Souri

Why were they using Renderware for a non-commercial project? o_O

That decision had been made before I joined the project. A couple of programmers had experience with it.

Renderware caused the project thousands of issues- both legal and technical. I've been asked not to discuss them I'm afraid.

However if anyone would like to ask stuff about acmipark this thread seems like a good place.

lorien's picture

I just found a lengthy rant about acmipark by Helen Stuckey (boss of the acmi games lab) on firstmonday http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/special11_2b/stuckey/index.html

As usual she's saying some nice stuff about my sound programming [;)]