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TOTAL BOUNTY SO FAR: ~$7,808.55 AS OF 7Mar2008

As of March 7th this thread will be closed and we will no longer be accepting any more pledges!

WHY:

1. It is becoming a logistical problem to contact everyone should a driver ever be made and released.

2. Leaving the donations going encourages people to wait so they can get more money. I think we've raised plenty enough for someone to be motivated to work on this.

3. It doesn't appear we will ever solve this problem (at least without the help of HTC).

4. Donations have slowed to a trickle anyway.

BIG THANKS TO Jimmyy WHO HELPED KEEP THE RUNNING TOTAL!!!


Problem: Our Kaisers currently lack proper D3D (direct 3d) drivers and are therefore performing at a fraction of their actual capabilities. This results in poor video playback, poor camera/image performance, and bad performance in video games and other video-intensive software.

As of yet, HTC has not given a reasonable response to our petition, many calls, and emails. They have given us no reason to believe they will be providing a solution at any time in the future.

EDIT: It has come to my attention that the above statement is not 100% accurate - it's slightly more complicated than that. Chainfire (the dev who is pushing the charge on getting these drivers working) was kind enough to provide a more accurate statement:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chainfire

"Our Kaisers currently lack drivers for hardware accellerated display functionality. A full set of these drivers would significantly speed up ALL drawing operations, including the user interfaces of normal applications, video playback, games and 3D rendering."

"There are different parts to these drivers, namely for 2D (user interfaces, video, images) and 3D graphics (games). It is not yet sure even IF these drivers will be available soon, and if they are, which parts will be accellerated."

"The plan, ofcourse, is to provide a full set. Though this will most likely not include a speed up for the camera."

The solution: We have people here working on getting hardware-accelerated display drivers working on our Kaisers. (See this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=339745)

This thread is here so anyone who wishes can pledge money to the person who brings us the solution. Just post how much you are willing to give and I will add you to this first post.

DO NOT OFFER MONEY IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO GIVE IT WHEN AND IF THE SOLUTION BECOMES AVAILABLE. THAT'S WORSE THAN TAKING HOME FOOD FROM AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET AND YOU WILL BE SHUNNED AND RIDICULED. FOR THE REST OF YOUR DAYS, PEOPLE WILL CALL YOU A YELLOW BELLIED COWARD.

If you can't give a lot, offer a little, if you can't offer a little, don't worry about it.

(Whoever gets these drivers working, you'll need to send us your paypal address. )

Note: No obligation to pay up if HTC, AT&T, or some other company comes up with the solution first - we've already given them enough.

So I'll put up $10 - I know it's modest but I'm poor as hell.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR PLEDGE IN $$$USD$$$. I'M NOT A MATH GUY.

CURRENT PLEDGES (NOT UPDATED):

gthing - $10
wingman - $20
Thorvald - $50
dkapp - $10
M1A1D - $50
intothevoid - $50
zyxe - $50
gxprice - $50
puerrican85 - $25
moosic - $50
Vaxon - $10
mrmega - $25
dan13l - $20
Axman - $25
eska - $20
scwilson8382 - $20
Nick Collision - $25
Tavocr - $20
hotplainrice - $10
nicholasendean - $70
nbviper - $20
RemE - $25
flxkid - $25
notten - $30
sancho1234 - $20
freddiemac1 - $50
DSmithZ28 - $10
iwasfresh - $10
patr!k - $10
laakness - $10
stozmon - $20
jakirkla - $15
GSLEON3 - $20
eric516 - $20
herndonken - $20
jatin.ahuja - $10
ktdan1 - $10
petard - $10
marm0lade - $10
Girvo - $20
existence - $75
maxblaster - $200
Globalrebel - $20
davidusr - $15
mrkoven - $10
TheFuzz - $50
KCMatt - $20
jetbrown1 - $10
wing - $30
ceevee369 - $20
Fujur - $20
crazyjack - $20
cruton - $10
timcuculic - $20
stmcgill - $10
deadbolt67 - $25
Epsii - $20
SCSweeps - $20
docf - $10
autosoori - $20
j_sous - $10
sjhong - $20
kms108 - $10
TiltedAz - $20
juiceppc - $5
greg123 - $5
makron83 - $10
debauch - $25
Blar - $15
jon_k - $35
species8472_rules - $20
heinz2007 - $20
eharley - $30
cyborger - $30
djbigz - $20
CorruptedSanity - $140
acboydston - $10
jwexqm - $50
undac - $50
smuook - $20
Tupac_Shakur - $20
ssaxe01s - $20
cotc2001 - $99
Insane Devil - $15
Vexamus - $50
daniel_rh - $10
M1A1D - $50
sschoi - $15
mindbeat - $10
beefaronee - $30
troublemakermk - $20
steph33 - $50
nvrnuff - $20
jakeypoo - $20
brianlb - $15
DarkDvr - $20
ZombieMariachis - $20
xenocidal - $5
xdamatt - $30
skoop99 - $25
CAL0613 - $20
NuShrike - $20
Bronx31 - $20
kevinniven - $10
greenbrd - $10
[email protected] - $40
zulvio - $10
shaharpish - $10
ExcelonGT - $10
barty82 - $5
gladwin - $20
motocrossmann - $50
jehuty03 - $50
johniemi - $5
Ayle - $20
drtlc - $15
SpeedDemon - $50
Zhadum - $30
anilkuj - $10
amb777 - $100
stefanodemais - $20
jgermuga - $25
punkcell - $10
ayoo456 - $15





omikr0n - 10€
coincoinlapin - 20€
RacerII - 20€
Satscan - 25€
M4cr0s - 10€
Rufh - 50€
Sordid - 10€
Minosk - 20€
dazzle999 - 20€
hondosan - 5€
atomikpt - 25€
Conspirit - 20€
Pieke2001 - 25€
dmt - 10€
rico28888 - 15€
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Yan - 10
morbidangel - 25
joekai - 15
Brevi - 20
SilverstarX - 10
FabianNL - 10

Total: 375€ (~$600)

storms - £30
EeekiE £20
nicholasendean - £20
dolbe - £25
duttythroy - £30
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chookz 25
_DrG_ - 10
Total: £125 (~250)

Endiz: 20CAD
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Total: ~$20

ladytoast: $40AUD
chris021: $20 NZ
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