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MuteX

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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2008, 06:25:18 am »

FIFE is Isometric, Flexible and Extendable (is it?)

I'm completely with qubodup. Even if "flexible" inherits "extendable" and vice-versa, it sounds reasonable. ;) Good idea!
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GrizzLy

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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2008, 09:01:10 pm »

I am not part of team, but just a suggsestion..
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Friendly Isometric Flexible EngineI cant remember any other than these 4 words which would better describe what FIFE is. Even if would take words starting with other letter as well. :)
« Last Edit: June 21, 2008, 09:04:28 pm by GrizzLy »
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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2008, 10:14:56 am »

In fact I like this one suggestion the most :-)
Shall remind us that we write the engine for others to be used!

  • Friendly: Be nice to the community, try to make their life easier.
  • Isometric: Well, it's not only isometric, but that's what people expect :-)
  • Flexible: Hell yeah!

And - well - and it is an Engine...

This suggestion would get my vote in the book of F.I.F.E. meanings :-)

-phoku
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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2008, 09:50:46 am »

I'm fine with the "friendly" version of the acronym :-)

Would be great to hear more feedback from the other developers if they're okay with this new acronym meaning or if we should follow the approach that FIFE has multiple meanings and that there is no official one anymore.
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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2008, 01:00:58 pm »

I am definitely in favor of changing the acronym.  I think it will be good to broaden the scope of the project and distance the project from the Fallout name.  I don't really have a strong feeling for any of the names mentioned; I thought they were all good suggestions.
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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2008, 06:09:21 am »

I personally prefer Flexible Isometric Free Engine, myself...

It just seems to "fit." and for a while I thought this was the actual name, until I came to the forums. =P
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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2008, 06:09:19 pm »

I'm going to shake things up a bit and buck the trend.

How about: Quest2D

It's very weak on google (no direct matches).
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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2008, 02:32:06 am »

However, our engine isn't limited to 2D, at least in the future ;)
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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2008, 02:28:11 pm »

I would prefer :

Flexible Isometric FIFE Engine
Right now I think that's the best so far..

But how about "FIFE Isometric Flexible Engine"? FIFE isn't bound to be a noun.
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vtchill

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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2008, 06:39:57 am »

how about

Fast Insanely Flexible Engine

or

Flexible Insanely Fast Engine

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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2008, 11:54:34 pm »

@Freegamer: also, FIFE is not limited to quest-style games, either. nor is it limited to true-2d.

(2.5d is another part of it, isometric perspective, and all.)
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mvBarracuda

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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2008, 11:19:51 am »

It will be hard to find a name that suits the project very well. E.g. FIFE is not limited to isometric view but the keyword "isometric" is quite well-known so even if it might give the impression that FIFE does only support isometric view, it might be still useful to stick to that term from an advertizement point of view.

Keep the suggestions coming! I'll compile a list of all suggestions at the next weekend and open the final pool.
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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2008, 05:40:39 pm »

I'm not a developer, but I have been paying attention to several FIFE games.

I liked several of the previous suggestions including the Friendly and the Recursive.
Also Fun Isometric Flexible Engine is another suggestion.

If you decide to change the acronym to make is more easily recognizable, then let me suggest calling it the KNIFE engine. Although some people might associate it with weapons, most people paying attention won't care. Furthermore, you keep the same basic sound and letter association. This can be important to help out people that are casually following the progress of the engine. An example to keep in mind is how American Professional Wrestling went from WWF to WWE.

KNIFE could stand for
Keenly Nostalgic Isometric Flexible Engine
Kool New Isometric Flexible Engine
Kangaroo Nabbing Isometric Flexible Engine
Kompletely Nuked Isometric Flexible Engine
 - I'm sure there is a better words to fill in the acronym
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Mr. Chippy

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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2008, 09:37:32 am »

I live a few miles from the town of Fife. Nothing wrong with it, they have some good casinos and a great outdoor sports super-warehouse. Their fire department has a sense of humor (Last summer their marquee read "Fire hot. Ouch!" Since a good chunk of it is on tribal land you can get all your smokes and fireworks pretty cheap. What's not to love?

Definately keep the name a recursive acronym, they are so in style these days, like flares and long collars. You know, like "FIFE Isnta Fallout Engine"
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Re: A new name for FIFE
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2008, 06:38:27 pm »

if FIFE name is kept, then perhaps it would be considered to alter it somewhat.

maybe:
FIFEX :  while this may 'sound' better to most of us, I'm not sure what the X would stand for. (or it could stand for nothing)
« Last Edit: August 12, 2008, 06:41:26 pm by nova »
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