Data hiding is the political topic. Whether or not one agrees with my opinion. Most people think it isn't because it's the norm. People with GNU influences, especially ones ties to open-source and free software ideologies will feel one way about the issue.
so I've no idea why archive formats are a political topic here.
Splinter of Chaos, the reason I didn't respond in a PM is that it wouldn't add anything to the discussion if it was behind closed doors. My post wasn't intended as a personal attack, I was merely stating my opinion on the matter and attempting to bring an alternate viewpoint to the table.
I see. I respect adding to the conversation. What made me feel that way was that you started your post by saying my name and didn't write anything on-topic until the end. That and the fact i felt victim to a straw man attack.
and Splinter of Chaos
I was offended especially when my indie game is going to cost me upwards of $50k in artist fees (seriously thinking of different artists) as well as royalties
but me raging back at you will provide what? make other people reading the thread think im a childish idiot that thinks capslocking you to death will prove something?
thats why i more or less ignored you and just corrected your supposition that i was slinging the word Nazi around instead of it having been used on me
ive got APIs to investigate and code to comment and debug i dont have time to participate in a forum flame war
I'm really sorry to hear that! You should have at least said i offended you, but perhaps it seemed deliberate. You don't have to "rag" on someone to let them know they hurt you. I understood originally that it was the IRC people who said nazi; i was trying to make a comment on them in sympathy. The real crux of my argument was really just the last part, which seemed to have been ignored:"And don't think that by hiding those files, you don't have to worry about copyright. You have do it either way, you're protected either way, why bother? "
All i was really trying to say is that you need to worry about copyright no matter what. Someone could stream the audio out of your game using a legal and free program and then use it in their game. Or a hacker could decrypt your file. You can make it harder on the hacker, but if it's worth to do, they will. Even EA cannot thwart hackers.
I'm gonna stop watching this discussion and won't dare start any more fires here. Re-reading my second post, the language really was pretty harsh and it really didn't help me state my opinion peacefully. Sorry for upsetting you, Computercodemonkey, and for derailing the discussion, and for not having had much useful to say on it.