English Does DC earn any money from his games or website?

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ayyItsAPepe
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im curious...

he manages to keep a few servers running for this forum and cs 2d, yet i do not see any ads here or anything.
02.02.17 06:47:11 pm
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Rainoth
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There are ads but it's just enough to keep the sites running. He's not doing this for a profit. He does not rely on donations but you can still do it if you appreciate what he does.

So to answer your question - no.
02.02.17 06:52:02 pm
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Yates
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No way DC earns enough to keep things running on just advertisements. Unless he has the most cheapest VPS in the world, which I doubt.
02.02.17 08:35:54 pm
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DC
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Actually user Rainoth is quite right. I do earn money from the websites and it is sufficient to keep all this running. I even generate a small plus but it's negligible.

The money is generated through ads on this website (limited to the download page only) and on CS2D.com (both generating roughly the same amount).

This only works because both websites still have thousands of visitors each month.

I do not earn any money with the games directly. Only indirectly through the websites which are of course visited because of the games.
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03.02.17 08:57:57 am
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Chingy
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@user DC: Enough for a beer or two. So you got that going for you which is nice.
03.02.17 09:36:33 am
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Yates
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I am impressed. 10/10. Did not expect that.

How much are the total costs you need to cover if I may ask?
03.02.17 10:20:21 am
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Black Wolf
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Why dont you put ads in this site?
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03.02.17 11:58:12 am
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DC
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@user Black Wolf: I do have ads on this site but they are limited to the download page like I just explained in my previous post. I want to limit the amount of ads here so they aren't too annoying for the users of this website. That's why there are no ads in the forum for instance.

@user Yates: Most of my pages and the USGN master server are hosted on a ~30€ VPS. I also have an additional ~15€ VPS and additional costs for extra domains.

I could actually reduce costs to less than 30€ if I would move everything to the 15€ VPS which is probably still fast enough to handle everything properly.
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03.02.17 11:59:34 am
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cyka
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user Black Wolf has written:
Why dont you put ads in this site?


Don't get me started...
no u
03.02.17 07:47:03 pm
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ayyItsAPepe
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wow...
this actually teaches me a thing or two, if i were to ever make a game with a forum.

@user DC: i appreciate everything you do, and have done. you have my respect.
03.02.17 09:47:08 pm
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Waldin
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user ayyItsAPepe has written:
if i were to ever make a game with a forum.

Best idea ever 11/10. Make $$$$ easy.
user Waldin (2014) has written:
can be create 3D option for tiles on 3D
user DC (2014) has written:
@user Waldin: This is a 2D game. there are no 3D tiles.
changelog (2017) has written:
ADDED Experimental 3D rendering mode
04.02.17 01:09:50 pm
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Nova
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user DC has written:
I could actually reduce costs to less than 30€ if I would move everything to the 15€ VPS which is probably still fast enough to handle everything properly.

Maybe not the best idea - as soon as Stranded III is out / has a working demo you would have to switch back.
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04.02.17 01:13:42 pm
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DC
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No worries, Stranded3.com is cached with Cloudflare
It would actually be quite nice if I would have to upgrade after releasing Stranded III...
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09.02.17 05:34:45 am
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Corvallis5
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Mad respect @user DC:

This community has meant a lot to me in forming my interest in computers and games. I look back on the days in which I used to frequent these forums with great nostalgia. Now, I just check in every couple months to check on Stranded 3.
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