Trial Object

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Post » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:18 pm

Hello. My feature request is: A trial object, for create trial and shareware games.

For example: A 60 minutes trial game.


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Post » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:31 pm

Hmmm, sooo..., how much would you be willing to pay for said objects?
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Post » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:51 pm

I wonder how an open source plugin that did this would work...
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Post » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:31 pm

can't you just use a global object with a timer?
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Post » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:05 pm

how would that persist through multiple plays?
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Post » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:23 pm

You could do what most of those trial games do... add a registry entry that says the time is up.
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Post » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:25 am

update remaining time in the registry on application exit.
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Post » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:40 am

or you could make an ini file on the desktop, then keep track of minutes in it.
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Post » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:03 am

Be free, give it for free.

Trial is one of the shittiest things in our world.

P.S. ALso there is no protection that noone could hack :|
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Post » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:34 pm

Not to mention A) Anyone with an ounce of computer knowledge could either 1) hack the .ini file easily 2) just delete it if its on the desktop wich even non computer users would end up doing.

B) Windows defender would probably pick up any attempt to modify the registry. So changing a key at the close of layout all the person would have to do is say no

you would be better off releasing a cut down .exe if you wanted to make a trial rather than implementing some kind of registry modifier.
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