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answered “method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found” update error
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comment How do I fix a “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found.” error?
Please don't blindly do this! This will restore the old config file from backup, but that won't work for you unless you have a working backup saved in that spot!
Oct
23
comment How do I uncompress a tarball that uses .xz?
@Shiki: That's probably why it doesn't make you specify the compression format flag anymore. (See ramslök's answer.)
Sep
6
comment How to get out of “sudo -s” command in Terminal?
I agree, this isn't an appropriate solution for the question. This is something you would only recommend if you've already tried to "exit" but it's not working for some reason.
Aug
17
comment How do I legally make an open-source version of a closed-source game?
As for an "expansion pack," the concept doesn't make sense in the open source world. An expansion pack is just an official mod. In the open source world anyone is free to do their own version. Anyway, I don't think the OP was focusing on the capability of doing an expansion pack, I think the meaning of that part was an intent to have the game include the gameplay of the Conquerors expansion, not just the original AOE2.
Aug
17
comment How do I legally make an open-source version of a closed-source game?
If you like the work of the people who made AOE2, I suggest you encourage people to buy their product and play it as-is. If you want to make your own game, I suggest it would be more artistically fulfilling, technologically easier, and a better contribution to the open source community to build a game with similar gameplay by customizing an existing RTS engine. AOE2 is old and the RTS genre has been improved in many ways since then; Age of Mythology, for example, while still flawed in some ways, demonstrates some ways you could improve AOE2.
Aug
17
comment How do I legally make an open-source version of a closed-source game?
AOE2 is already an awesome game which can be bought online for $8. I don't see the point in doing an exact clone. You'd be better off spending your time making an improved RTS inspired by AOE2. I suggest that you look into using an existing free RTS engine like ORTS or Spring instead of trying to build your own.
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