For a few people in lobby, buying the game online proves to be quite difficult, as they don't have a credit card and Paypal isn't accepted in their own countries. Maybe they could get a card if they tried or ask a friend to buy it online for them, but they just won't bother. And for all 3099'ers at the moment, in fact why bother paying for a 7 year old game that seems to be dying anyway? They just play to have some fun, don't care about tournaments, forums etc., although some of them play the game a lot.
So my suggestion is to make the 3239 version free for download for an amount of time, a week or even more, at least give time for regular 3099'ers in lobby to upgrade. Let's face it, if they didn't buy the new version so far, they never will, so I don't see how Celeris will have anything to lose from this. It's just a simple way to get a little more interest in the game; tournaments will run smoother too if there are more 3239'ers around. And that will also make the future new players more willing to buy the new version, because there wouldn't be lots of 3099 rooms up there like they are these days, hopefully there will be none. Most of the new players nowadays just won't care about paying for an upgrade when they know a free 3099 game is not so tough to find.
OK so that looks like we're having a new release soon (3240?). Maybe you should have that as a full version to download too and make it free for a limited period of time...vpeer wrote:I'm going to do a new release to fix #2, make the vp3dl.exe executable vp3.exe. Other corrections on the new rev:
New installer that should reduce/eliminate many install problems.
I'm looking into a problem when VP3DL won't run 2560x1600. Not sure I can fix that as it looks like a DirectX problem.
I'm also looking for better solutions for the NAT traversal and punch through. Microsoft is not supporting DirectPlay anymore. This looks like a complete rewrite which would make it only VP3Gold. I'm trying to find some 3rd party libraries that will make it possible to do on VP3DL.