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#1 Detail

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 08:31 PM

I'm intrested in what everyone thinks of sites where you have to pay to use them. A good example is gamespot, where you have to pay to download some of the videos.

I ask this because i'm thinking of using a pay system for resources. You pay £2 a year and you get to download as many W3D models, voxels, maps or shps as you like. This money would then go to the people who made the resource.

This is just a early thought. Suggestions are welcome.

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 08:43 PM

I doubt it work, because it would be huge hassle to sign up, and we'd have to make sure the resources are perfect quality. And I wonder how EA would feel about us making a profit off their game (We'd probably have to make the stuff available as a .gmax file, but with all the bones and stuff ready, so people will just have to convert it, and we're not using their property)

...But if you did it I would make a crapload of resources for Generals, and all really really high quality stuff. How much USA dollars does two pounds equate to?

Its worth looking into. Maybe talk to some of the people who do that for The Sims and see how they did it.
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Posted 01 September 2003 - 08:49 PM

Thing is though, it'd be difficult to manage wouldn't it?
I mean, someones got to check that the maker gets the money.
Also, people would just go elsewhere or give up. If i'd found that all the community's resource sites were pay sites, no matter how small the amount, I would never have started modding. Simply because I would have had no way of paying (i'm 15). I know how much money you put into this Detail, but I don't think there's really any way of making some of it back.

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 09:01 PM

There has to be a way. The Sims people did it. {cool bit removed}
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Posted 01 September 2003 - 09:23 PM

I dont like the idea. There arent many people that would pay to have something done that could be free.

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 09:49 PM

Which is why you'd have to market it to the playing community.

I know I keep saying this, but the Sims people did it, and its entirely possible to make Sim skins and stuff on your on, and sites like the Well Dressed Sim and the Mall of the Sims have a ton of paying subscribers.
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Posted 01 September 2003 - 10:16 PM

{cool bit removed}

If i realy thought i was going to make money i would buy some advertising to realy spread the word.

The Sims is a familie game where which mums site down and play, mums have no idea how to make a skin so thay buy them. mums don't play Generals.

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 10:27 PM

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 11:03 PM

All the cool bits have been moved to the GenDev forum for shhneeky discussion :p

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Posted 02 September 2003 - 12:51 AM

lol i was wondering what was going on with those

by the way, i'd never pay for a website's content... sure I've ordered stuff online, but there's hardly anything on a paysite that I can't find for free somewhere else. Hell I've yet to buy a game with a subscription fee... although SW Galaxies and Planetside are tempting... no matter how much it may be worth it, I've always been a pretty conservative person with my money and I'm not about to blow it just to get some stuff I could make/learn on my own.

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 02:23 AM

i have NEVER spent a dollar online for anything EVER and im not going to start now... enless would staff at origin modding have to pay? :D
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Posted 12 September 2003 - 11:48 PM

I have never payed for any paysites and I never will
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Posted 13 September 2003 - 02:31 AM

same for me. I never payed for paysites and won't pay...
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Posted 13 September 2003 - 10:37 PM

I dont play generals much, but I think havin to pay for something that was made free aside from time is useless. Its not really something that should be done, yet thousands of people do it and make money from people that think that expensive programs were used to make them and whatnot. I dont like the idea at all. I've seen gamespot where you have to pay to download hl2 movies when I can just as easily download them for free from another place.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 05:08 AM

sure, I'ld love to be paid for helping people mod RA2/YR and TS, but I doubt we could legally sell resources....

and I dount enough people would pay for resources when they could get them for free elsewhere to bother setting the pay thing up.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:40 PM

like kravvitz said i wouldn't mind being paid for modding, but I would never pay for downloads. I would do whatever possible (not to the extremes) to not pay for what i want. anyway, i don't think this will happen, and even if origin does go through with it, I won't support it.

BTW- Detail, great why to prove the difference between "the sims' and "generals"

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 10:29 PM

This was just an idea. If we could make money it would realy help Origin grow.




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