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Post by Quork on Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:20 pm

I think such a list would be sensible to have. I know of Dexter only ATM. A complete list, ideally with available donation methods, would help us donators distribute funds evenly. And it would help even more, if devs would write a post, be it here or in a separate thread, informing when they either run short of capital (so we know whom to give priority) or if they have received enough donations for several months (while I'd be absolutely happy with a dev being able to go to cinema with their love thanks to surplus donations, I wouldn't want it to happen simultaneously to another dev having to decide between heater and server). I have decided on a certain monthly budget of donations beginning with job accession after all exams are passed (contract is guaranteed already) and I'd like to be fair with it.

If this list is going to be done, I'd request this thread to be pinned as an announcement.
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Post by mrknowitall on Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:08 pm

Our site accepts donations, the site so far has raised £8 towards its monthly £15 cost, but thanks to all who have donated, a thankyou email has been sent to all of them Smile
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Post by Quork on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:09 pm

Well, who doesn't tell, doesn't get, it's as simple as that ;-) Except if I find it by accident^^ So, I'll give away the first batch today (using PayPal)...

EDIT: Mr. Knowitall, you stated, you collect donations, but I can't see anything of this on your page? Guess that's why you didn't get much when you last posted about the topic^^
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Post by Quork on Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:40 pm

Given the fact nothing has happened despite very vivid discussions, I'll do it this way... I post my donations and hope this inspires both devs to finally get going and have donation buttons on their pages and users to finally get going and donate.

Quork's March donation budget is spent as follows:
BVE Station - 7.50 USD
Brno BVE - 7.50 EUR


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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Dexter on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:55 pm

Hello Quork,

as I have announced before, BrnoBVE Website does accept donations and I hope the donation system is easy to find for anyone. I would also like to confirm the donation has arrived to the PayPal account - THANK YOU. I have an order being processed by my host now - after it is activated, the commercials should disappear from BrnoBVE. I am expecting this to happen on Monday latest...
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Post by Quork on Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:26 pm

I'm truly sorry but I have made a mistake. The donation in US-Dollars went to BVE Station, not BVE Terminus, I mixed up the two of them while writing! BVE Terminus isn't requesting donations, quite on the contrary, as I have been informed, BVE Terminus is powering other dev's pages as well, a financial (and I suppose technical) effort worth recognition and respect!
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Post by Dexter on Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:21 am

That is true, I think one of them (admins) of BVE Terminus mentioned they have a sponsor as well. He actually made it possible to establish the site and everything else. But I don't know the details.
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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by graymac on Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:41 pm

As of now graymac has finally got out the "begging bowl" and added a Paypal donation link on the celtictrainsim.com site.

I haven't had a chance to test it dynamically yet, but I have every confidence in Paypal - thanks to all supporters who use it!

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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Quork on Sun May 05, 2013 6:05 pm

Quork's April donation budget is spent as follows:

CelticTS - 15.00EUR

Well, altogether, did I miss something, or are there still only three dev sites accepting donations, namely CelticTrainSim (EU/IR), BrnoBVE (EU/CZ) and BVE Station (US)? One might think there would be more, considering the debate a few months ago. Well, bigger chances for those who do to cover their costs Laughing
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Post by graymac on Sun May 05, 2013 7:12 pm

Thanks for that contribution, Quork. Site hosting renewal day is becoming less fearsome looking as the year rolls on.

I'm giving a Irish Rail 2800 fully featured dmu to everyone who cares to donate. It's the same one shown in the video on the site and it has never been publicly released. Only for the few!! :-)
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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by leezer3 on Mon May 06, 2013 8:35 pm

Quork wrote:Quork's April donation budget is spent as follows:

CelticTS - 15.00EUR

Well, altogether, did I miss something, or are there still only three dev sites accepting donations, namely CelticTrainSim (EU/IR), BrnoBVE (EU/CZ) and BVE Station (US)? One might think there would be more, considering the debate a few months ago. Well, bigger chances for those who do to cover their costs Laughing

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BVE Cornwall has never, and *will* never ask for donations Smile

What it costs me to run my site is by no means peanuts, but way, way back in 2001 was given help and support by many members of the then Crotrainz community, and in the last few years I hope I've been giving a little back myself.

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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Stevegr on Tue May 07, 2013 6:35 pm

Personally I have no plans to add a donation feature to my site.

My view is that if you want cash, what are you doing making things for Open Bve?

At a rough gess based on the info Google Analytics gives me, I could give up work and live rather well if I charged even one £ for a download.

That's not what the point is in Open Bve, Bve4 or even 5.

It's free and so it should be.

I have ad's on Bve 4Trains, but that's it.

They have covered my costs every two years for just one and that's as far money making get's with me.

If you want cash, what are you doing making freeware?
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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Dexter on Tue May 07, 2013 9:02 pm

Well, speaking for myself, I am not doing anything for cash, it is just a voluntary thing for people, who care and are willing to help cover the expenses. I intend to release everything for free and it should stay that way. However, the donation system is there for anyone, who has the will and possibility to help. Nothing more, nothing less. If you don't want to accept / give away a donation, fair enough. It remains your choice...
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Post by mrknowitall on Thu May 09, 2013 10:17 pm

Suppose if you was to sell items and they crashed systems you may be doing a fair few refunds... Rolling Eyes and I agree with dex... If people would like to give donations that's their choice.
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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Stevegr on Fri May 10, 2013 10:20 pm

mrknowitall wrote:Suppose if you was to sell items and they crashed systems you may be doing a fair few refunds... Rolling Eyes and I agree with dex... If people would like to give donations that's their choice.
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Post by mrknowitall on Sat May 11, 2013 5:10 am

Haa I don't run your work because I don't play the game, and I'm afraid I never noticed, ( that's a joke) did you notice your rotate function was the same as mine? We all can play the games you like to play Steve, some just wish to play it sober...... I think there is a description of yourself also near that location on the 158, I'll leave you to find it Wink
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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Quork on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:59 am

Family vists can be fairly exhausting and unnerving, so May passed unnoticed... Monthly budget for May '13 is spent delayed as follows:

CTS, BrnoBVE: 7.50€ each
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Post by Quork on Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:53 pm

Dito for June.
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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Dexter on Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:36 pm

Thank you, Quork. At last I might have something to release tonight. :-)
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Post by Quork on Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:26 pm

Oh... July & August. BrnoBVE 2/3, CTS 1/3 due to Dex' PC problems.
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Post by graymac on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:42 pm

Many thanks to Quork for setting a fine example and generously supporting the work of Celtictrainsim (and others). Much appreciated.
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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Dexter on Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:17 am

Thank you, Quork, I was not expecting this...

It is a bit of shame that the problem I seem to be having cannot be solved by money. If you are interested, feel free to read the details on my website...
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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Quork on Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:14 am

I'm no expert in such things... Though I seem to remember a "thumb rule" that an AMD CPU with xMHz is slower than an Intel CPU with nominally the same speed. Though even if this real old rule applies, that wouldn't explain a difference that great... I'm wondering about .NET; is .NET 4.5 the one OpenBVE needs? Remember .NET can exist in a number of versions on one computer. Also try playing around with all graphics settings in OpenBVE, try playing around with different GPU drivers. I'm not sure ATM; Mono, which is used on other systems instead of .NET, schould be available for Windows as well I think. If it is, try using that one instead of "real" .NET?

And if nothing helps, install a 32bit-OS on your computer and try that. OpenBVE wouldn't be the first program to greatly lose efficiency on 64bit...
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Post by Dexter on Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:59 pm

Quite rightly, the .NET version is the last thing I haven´t tried yet. I think Michelle was mentioning version 4.0 (I think 4.5 has not even been released at time the sim development was stopped), so when I get back home, I will try to install 4.0 and we shall see if it helps. The CPU is not the issue here - it is running at about 30% of its capacity with my route. If it was the .NET version issue, I would probably be the happiest openBVE user in a while!
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Re: List of Devs accepting Donations

Post by Quork on Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:08 pm

BrnoBVE and CTS - 7.50€ each
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