Friday, April 28, 2006

OpenGTA petition

I got this idea from a GTADS user who thought it would be beneficial to have Rockstar open the source code of their old but enjoyable games, GTA1 and 2. I set up an online petition for people to go to and sign so that when I present this to rockstar they will know that the petition had the support of many, not just one or two points of view. I believe that the GTA modding community would benefit from the game being released open source and that those people will contribute back to GTA1 and 2. It is worth a shot and the worst that can happen is a generic form letter saying "No".

If you are interested in signing the petition to Open GTA1&2 Click the link below and sign up. I'll keep the petition going for 2 weeks before going to rockstar with it:

http://www.petitiononline.com/opengta/petition.html

2 Comments:

Blogger Sektor said...

Great idea. GTA1/GTA2 don't fit into the popular definition of abandonware since you can still purchase them but Rockstar has released them for free and they wouldn't really be making any money off them still, so the source should be released.

It would be great publicity and really make the fans happy with Windows 64bit support, possible ports to Linux and OSX, bug fixes and many improvements.

2:36 AM  
Anonymous Barbaneez said...

Great idea on the petition, man! I'm glad someone finally started something like this, hopefully the games will be released as 'open source' and we can expand our possabilities with it and make the old games all the more fun.

Nice blog by the way. :)

10:56 AM  

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