That's right... I'm giving away a free computer in order to spread the word about Terulia Forum Service and Relay Chat.
Dell Optiplex 170L
2.8GHz Pentium 4 CPU
1GB 266MHz DDR RAM
(You can upgrade the RAM further if you are so inclined.)
I typically sell computers of this caliber on Craigslist for about $80 each.
Here, I'm giving one away for free. I'll even pay for the shipping.
Sure, you can buy a better computer... A 2.8GHz Pentium 4 isn't exactly cutting edge technology in 2011. On the other hand, it's a free computer that would be more than capable as a dedicated server for running a BYOND game. or as a web server... or as a personal-use computer...
If you want, I'll even set it up as a Linux server for your BYOND game and provide you with simple instructions on how to host your game from home.
So how can you qualify for this computer?
The computer will be given to the first developer who satisfies the following conditions:
1) must be a BYOND Member
2) create a Terulia Forum Service public forum for at least one of your games
3) incorporate Terulia Relay Chat into at least one multiplayer game
4) have at least 25 forum subscribers
5) accumulate at least 200 forum posts from users other than yourself
People who are judged as trying to game the qualifying conditions will be disqualified. 200 spam posts won't win you anything, nor will 25 new byond keys all created on the same day.
I actually have several equivalent computers I'd be willing to give out, so even if you don't "win" the competition, you may be getting a free computer anyway.
There's no time limit, even if no one satisfies the conditions for several weeks, but the sooner you sign up and get started, the closer you'll be to a free computer.
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