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Postby Batwing » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:25 am

I know this has been discussed before, but a portable version of Adrift would be a great thing.

At work (where I do a lot of my playing with Adrift) the computer techs have installed software that automatically resets the computers to a previous "clean" spot every time you log off! EVERY TIME!

I understand their paranoia regarding people installing software on work computers, but this forces me to re-install Adrift everyday! And that means rolling back the computer's date to the date that works with my registration key. It's a pain.

An alternative would be to have a registration key that is not tied to the date so I could easily enter it each time I wanted to use Adrift.

Thanks for listening to me complain.
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Postby KFAdrift » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:53 am

Sorry, have to admit that it is no problem to me as all the computers at work have software that prevents the installation of any software without an administrator.

The trouble is that, once you make the registration key freely available then it only takes one to be released into the wild and it could be used by many people. The registrations don't make Campbell wealthy, but they do give some reward for the work he does.
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Postby Campbell » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:09 pm

I will be changing the way registrations work in v5 to make it a less painful experience, but it wouldn't help this situation.
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Postby Batwing » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:20 pm

Allow me to clarify - I am not the least bit upset or unhappy with Campbell or the Adrift program; just with some of the restrictions on my work computer.

I am considering asking the computer guy (as administrator) to install Adrift for me to see if that solves the issue.

By the way, Campbell could charge double and I would gladly pay it.
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Postby P/o Prune » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:14 am

Batwing wrote:By the way, Campbell could charge double and I would gladly pay it.

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Postby DCBSupafly » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:30 pm

I know a few more people who would use ADRIFT if we had something like iFrotz.

I have noticed that people are always more interested in simpler media on simpler devices. People will play a text game if it's flash, for example, where they often don't want to go out of their way to install any software.

Obviously it would be nice to reach mac users, but I guess that would be the first step to an iPod app.

Anyway, you have to have a mac to even make an iPod app, so any personal porting dreams are thwarted!
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Postby Campbell » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:19 pm

Po. Prune wrote:Don't you know that he has just bought a new car, and that Christmas is coming up soon? ;)

I'll be passing fairly close to you in January as I'll be taking it thru Germany to Kiel and up to Oslo.
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Postby P/o Prune » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:24 pm

Campbell wrote:
Po. Prune wrote:Don't you know that he has just bought a new car, and that Christmas is coming up soon? ;)

I'll be passing fairly close to you in January as I'll be taking it thru Germany to Kiel and up to Oslo.

If you pass through my town.. You are more than welcome to drop by. There's always hot coffee on the pot, and chilled beer in the shed. ;)

What in the blazes are you doing in Oslo? :O
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Postby BlueMaxima » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:56 am

Nobody interesting lives in Australia. It's just me, a broadband connection and mindless zombies. :(
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Postby P/o Prune » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:38 am

BlueMaxima wrote:Nobody interesting lives in Australia. It's just me, a broadband connection and mindless zombies. :(

No, that's true...
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Postby Campbell » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:57 pm

Po. Prune wrote:What in the blazes are you doing in Oslo? :O

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Postby Duncan_B » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:06 pm

Nobody interesting lives in Australia.

Well, we lost Steve Irwin. :crys:
Don't we have other 'DRIFTers living down under? I believe Nickydude is an Aussie. Plus, Yahtzee Croshaw lives in Australia. So, it's got that going for it... which is nice.
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Postby NickyDude » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:08 pm

I believe Nickydude is an Aussie.


'fraid not 'cobba', Nickydude is from the UK. :cool:
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Postby Duncan_B » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:09 am

Well, dang. There was someone else around from Australia, wasn't there? Perhaps I have just misremembered.
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Postby reelyor » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:24 am

NickyDude wrote:
I believe Nickydude is an Aussie.


'fraid not 'cobba', Nickydude is from the UK. :cool:

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