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Micropolis[edit]

The point of the template is Micropolis (video game), the open-source version of SimCity. This it the template about open source games, so we don't need to use the word for the open-source version. My point that the word "SimCity" is far more easily reconcilable and understood then "Micropolis". Still, how about a compromise of "OLPC SimCity"? Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 23:54, 25 October 2012 (UTC) List of commercial video games released as freeware and List of formerly proprietary software call it SimCity. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 11:58, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

I would prefer it remain the name that the target article has; my only concern is that the navbox contains a title which is generally or fairly similar to the current title of the article. If you can drum up support to move the target article, feel free (whether via WP:RM or WP:Bold). Take note however that the current title is probably due to the first line of the "Future" section, whatever the name of the game is. /shrug. I think I would certainly not favor calling it SimCity in the template, as that could and would be confusing to readers. --Izno (talk) 12:15, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
I would be oppose a move. We both seem to think the navbox should use the clearer name, we just disagree as to what that name is. The article states in it's lead that "Micropolis (also called OLPC SimCity) is a version of [...] SimCity" So that should eliminate the most of the confusion if we use "SimCity" or "OLPC SimCity". OLPC SimCity redirects to the article, and it's not unusual to have a (bypassed) link to a redirect in a navbox. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 12:44, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
I just thought of something. The navbox could call it "SimCity/Micropolis", or "Micropolis/SimCity". This would take care of your confusion concern and my "reconcilable and understood" concern. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 13:03, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

I disagree. Naming the link "SimCity" is inherently confusing. Sorry, but I think that's a simple truth. A number of the games in the category can easily be described as SimCity even if they themselves have never carried the name itself.

I personally don't see why there is a concern that it is "understood". Metropolis is the apparent name of the game, and you seem not to dispute that given your disfavor in seeking a change to the name of the relevant article. I am looking for consistency here. :) --Izno (talk) 14:01, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

I think we will just need to agree to disagree here. There is one point I have tough, most games city-building games can not be correctly be called "SimCity". "SimCity" is not a generic word for city-building games, only games in the SimCity series can be correctly be called "SimCity". The name of first game in that series is also simply "SimCity". That first game has had many editions, and the names for the open-source edition are "Metropolis" and "OLPC SimCity". If you dispute that Metropolis can be correctly called "OLPC SimCity" or "SimCity", perhaps you should propose that the Metropolis article be split into separate "OLPC SimCity" and "Metropolis" articles. Emmette Hernandez Coleman (talk) 14:31, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Alien Arena listed as 'fully free'?[edit]

I believe its art assets are proprietary, so it's only partly free. I can't seem to find a source for it but the Wikipedia article on the game says they are and all discussion I have seen on the FreeGamer blog seems to echo that statement. Yannis A. | 01:05, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Distinguishing between "Library" and "SDK"[edit]

Both the "Libraries" and the "Software frameworks" sections are filled with low-level libraries. If there is nothing that truly separates the sections, I see little reason to not merge them. Myconix (talk) 22:16, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Frogatto & Friends[edit]

The assets are non-free, though the engine is free. Should the game be listed here? RJaguar3 | u | t 04:02, 31 December 2013 (UTC)