Email 201408220957

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Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:57:41 +0200
Subject: Re: Open MW -- android
From: psi29a
To: Matt Grandstaff <[email protected]>
Cc: Zini


Thank you for the reply,

I get the feeling that the "Sword of Damocles" hangs over us with that last email. For example, I'm getting my Raspberry Pi B+[1] today, the reason was to play around with it, teach my kids programming and to make sure that OpenMW runs on it. This means using Morrowind, because it currently is the only content available that stresses all parts of the engine. This thing uses a ARMv6 SoC[2] that is similar to the millions of mobile phones and tablets out there. The reason for this is that any optimizations and improvements that come about ultimately help the performance of the engine (OpenMW) on other platforms, like the PC, as well.

I can understand that Bethesda wants us downplay the fact that Morrowind can be played on such platforms, since we are also aiming for our own game/content. WeirdSexy (MrOpenMW on Youtube) from the forums, who does all our promotional videos, stated that he would sooner leave the project than to have to make a video about Morrowind on an android/iOS/Tablet[3].

I just want to make sure that any developers out there that want to contribute code/patches to OpenMW, are free to do so, for any platform they please without fear, as is the case with SandStranger. I'll not go into details, but he panicked pretty badly when you PMed him.

In return, we'll (OpenMW Team) not focus on running Morrowind with OpenMW on non-PC platforms. This means no videos on our blog or blog posts exclusively to this effect. If we do post any information, be it video or blog post, for non-PC platforms, that it should have to do with our own content.

Would this be an example[4]? My own pet project that creates heightmaps, we then created our own demo that hopefully would become our new "Example-Suite" for OpenMW. (Scroll to the bottom) If I show this, for example, running on an Android tablet or mobile, Bethesda will be OK with this?

Thank you again for your time and for talking with us. I hope that we've covered the necessary ground to move forward.

Cheers,
Bret

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM11
[3] https://forum.openmw.org/viewtopic.php?f=3D20&t=3D2332&start=3D50#p26723
[4] http://www.mindwerks.net/2013/02/introducing-worldsynth-for-your-world-building-needs/