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This is a lump in RELOAD format. it contains persistant metadata for exporting the game to various distribution packages, as well as for generating/exporting standard README.txt files

  • distrib - root container node
    • pkgname string - the package name to export to. If missing or blank, a default value based on the rpg file name will be used instead.
    • gamename string - the full name of the game. If missing or blank, a sanitized version of the long name in the GEN lump will be used
    • author string - the name of the game author or authors
    • email string - the author's e-mail address
    • website string - the author's website
    • description string - a single paragraph description with automatic line wrapping. This will be the first paragraph of the generated README
    • more_description string - Any additional text that should follow the first paragraph in the generated README.
    • license string - should be one of a pre-set list of license strings
    • copyright_year string - four digit year when copyright starts, or a range of years (defaults to the current year when you first export your game)

Example values for the license field (Not an exhaustive list)

license Rendered in generated README.txt extra files included Info URL
COPYRIGHT (C) Copyright YYYY <authorname> All Rights Reserved https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright
PUBLICDOMAIN Copyright released by <authorname> into the Public Domain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain
GPL (C) Copyright YYYY <authorname>\nReleased under the terms of the GPL, see LICENSE.txt for details Full copy of GPL https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
CC-BY (C) Copyright YYYY <authorname>\nThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License Full copy of CC-BY License https://creativecommons.org/choose/

Other Creative Commons licenses should be supported too, not just CC-BY, but I see no need to type them all out in detail here.

If the game author wants a custom license, they should choose COPYRIGHT and then type their license in the description or more_description section.