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Level 7 : "Man, I still like MEKA !" - How to register
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Thanks. In this case, if you want to help further development and support
the author, you are welcome to register MEKA.

To do so, you will simply have to help the SMS Power cause. This can be
done by several ways. The first is to donate Sega 8-bit cartridges to us.
We would love that. Donating hardware is even more welcome. If you plan
to donate anything, be sure to e-mail me beforehand. And remember it is
not because a game or a system is common that I have it. I am actually
missing a billion of common game I would love to get.

If you cannot find any cartridges then you can send money. Money helps
SMS Power in buying cartridges to dump and/or for the museum, as well as
getting weird pieces of related hardware. Due to me trusting the cool
people who are happy to help a great cause, there is no more minimal
amount to send to get registered. So basically even if you send \$1 you
will get registered. Of course the more the better. I honnestly tend to
get depressed when someone send \$1 for a four-years work.

If you don't have an idea on how much you must send, then you are not on
the right track. What matter is that you are helping a cause, and for that
reason the more is always the better. Don't stop feeding your children or
plan to sell your house to donate the money to our cause, though. Just
think about how much *you* would pay for that software if it was commercial.

I like to have fun writing documentations, so here is a formula to
calculate a good price:
P = (S / (k * 5)) + (M / k)

Where:
P is the price a nice guy would pay.
S is the speed of your CPU.
M is the amount of memory in your video card.
k is defined as 3 * Pi for year 2002, and will increase with time.
(approximately 9.4247)

For my own computer:
P = (350 / (3 * Pi * 5)) + (8 / (3 * Pi)) = 8.25\$ (pretty cheap)

A faster computer:
P = (1600 / (3 * Pi * 5)) + (32 / (3 * Pi)) = 37.34\$ (ouch)

With in-between prices for average computers, obviously.
Isn't that a great idea to accomodate programs prices to the speed of
your computer ? The rich pay more than the poor. :)

Of course if you end with something like 19.50 or 22.25 don't bother
sending coins, you can round it up. And of course you can still round
it up without any specific reason, it you feel it is too much or too
low to pay. In fact, you are the one who decide.

Please do not send checks, since they are expensive to cash (for me).
Please do not send money orders, since they are expensive to send (for you).
In both cases, it is not worth wasting a lot of money on a small donation.
Cash in your country currency is usually a good thing.

45 rue Rebeval
75019 Paris
France

And I can also receive money with PayPal (very practical), under the

Finally, if your main pretext for not registering is lazyness, then you
know yourself it is not a valid pretext :)

If you do not agree these terms, then you can delete this software now, as
it will destroy your computer after a certain amount of time using a non
registered version. Also, if you have dogs living in your house, MEKA will
autodetect them and kill them by sending ultra sonic waves through the PC