Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#4346 closed defect

DRASCULA: game data contains sourceless binaries

Reported by: SF/jmmdebian Owned by: sev-
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Drascula
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Drascula

Description

Hi,
I've packaged Drascula for Debian. Our archive maintainers spotted a problem with the Drascula game data:
The game archive files are in fact ARJ archives. When extracted with "arj e FOOBAR" one can find several
sourceless binaries:
DOS4GW.EXE, HACKER.EXE, HACKER2.EXE, HACKER3.EXE, IGOR.EXE, LOGODDM.EXE, PENDULO.EXE
SETUP.EXE, UNINSTAL.EXE and YODA.EXE.

I don't think they're needed if run with ScummVM and should be removed.

Ticket imported from: #2794844. Ticket imported from: bugs/4346.

Change History (9)

comment:1 by sev-, 10 years ago

Good point. I will look into that.

comment:2 by sev-, 10 years ago

Owner: set to sev-

comment:3 by Kirben, 10 years ago

I disagree, we should still allow people to still play the game using the original binaries, if they want to.

When the data files only version of Beneath a Steel Sky was provided in the past, we specifically had requests for the executable files to be added.

comment:4 by fingolfin, 10 years ago

I agree, we should keep the original data files for general distribution.

That said, by clause 4 of the distribution license of the drascula files, debian could distribute a modified version, with the named *.EXE files removed, as long as it is clearly marked as a modified version. That should suffice to solve the issue, right?

comment:5 by fingolfin, 10 years ago

Summary: Drascula game data contains sourceless binariesDRASCULA: game data contains sourceless binaries

comment:6 by sev-, 10 years ago

Status: newpending

comment:7 by sev-, 10 years ago

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Thank you.

comment:8 by SF/sf-robot, 10 years ago

Status: pendingclosed

comment:9 by SF/sf-robot, 10 years ago

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