A Simple Proposal

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Post » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:11 pm

I'd like a [url=https://secure.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/index.php?item=gift_cert:nt2l1sw9]Something Awful Forums account[/url:nt2l1sw9].
Thing is, I don't have a credit card.
So I propose an alternative method of payment.

I will make any Windows program, up to a reasonable complexity, in exchange for a [url=https://secure.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/index.php?item=gift_cert:nt2l1sw9]gift certificate[/url:nt2l1sw9] emailed to me.
Post your proposal here or PM/email it and I'll consider it.
Ever wanted something to convert between two weird formats/convert full movies to .gif/a custom auto-updater/a custom calculator/whatever, and have 10 bucks to spare?

A few notes:
* I'll probably be making it in C#, so you'll need the .NET framework. There's a chance it'll run on *nix with WINE/Crossover and Mono, but don't count on that.
* After you've agreed and we've confirmed the specs, I'll work on the app.
* Once it's done, I'll make a crippled demo version and send it to you. Then you send the gift cert, and I'll send you the full version.
* You will own the application, and can do what you wish with it, including selling it as yours.

That's all. Any takers?
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Post » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:46 am

How do we know the "crippled version" isn't the only version?
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Post » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:30 am

[quote="Mr Wolf":ceq8689p]How do we know the "crippled version" isn't the only version?[/quote:ceq8689p]

Well if you see the Crippled version obviously there is a real version.

@ Mr Wolf: FYI A Crippled version is a full working version that has 1 part disabled. For example. A word processor without a save or a print function. So you can make a full test but missing a key component.
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Post » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:16 pm

[quote="Guyon":3rserx89][quote="Mr Wolf":3rserx89]How do we know the "crippled version" isn't the only version?[/quote:3rserx89]

Well if you see the Crippled version obviously there is a real version.

@ Mr Wolf: FYI A Crippled version is a full working version that has 1 part disabled. For example. A word processor without a save or a print function. So you can make a full test but missing a key component.[/quote:3rserx89]
That. Unless you mean 'how do I know you'll actually send me the full version' in which case you'll just have to trust that I'm not a wanker.
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Post » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:50 pm

[quote="Dataflashsabot":3ekm9cns][quote="Guyon":3ekm9cns][quote="Mr Wolf":3ekm9cns]How do we know the "crippled version" isn't the only version?[/quote:3ekm9cns]

Well if you see the Crippled version obviously there is a real version.

@ Mr Wolf: FYI A Crippled version is a full working version that has 1 part disabled. For example. A word processor without a save or a print function. So you can make a full test but missing a key component.[/quote:3ekm9cns]
That. Unless you mean 'how do I know you'll actually send me the full version' in which case you'll just have to trust that I'm not a wanker.[/quote:3ekm9cns]
I know what a crippled version is and yeah, I was just checking.
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Post » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:59 am

This is a cool idea, but I can't think of anything that hasn't been done! (I was going to ask for an app that creates and uses keyboard macros, but then I found AutoHotKey.)

If you're able to, maybe you should expand the proposal to include plugins/behaviours? There's always a ton of stuff floating around in Feature Requests.
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Post » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:20 am

lol, I can think of at least two plugins I would pay for and at least three shaders. Although I am slowly working my way through one of those shaders myself.
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Post » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:16 am

(I have an offer now, but I'm still interested in coding in exchange for an account upgrade, which is the same price :) )

Regarding plugins/behaviors, I have considerably less C++ experience than C#, so no guarantees, but feel free to propose something and I'll consider it.

@6fix: Go ahead, what are they? :)
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Post » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:13 pm

Very nice idea ^^
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Post » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:57 pm

Well that's cool you found someone to help you out. As for my "list" I don't actually need them quite yet. Besides, I think one of the shaders might need a minimum of PS 3.0 because of a large number of instructions.

Thanks anyways. I will probably find someone down the road to help though :wink:
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