I don't know how many people noticed that statement from the Frog.
After I read the community concerns (which this isn't the only thread that contains them) I started asking around to see what we can do for the community.
At first, people would think that it should be easy just to give out the un-encrypted images, but it's not. It requires extra man hours and testing as well as changes to our system and products.
This is what we are PLANNING (note that it is not set in stone!):
1) We are updating ThemeManager to bring it up to the current software releases.
2) For the INSPIRED MyColors themes only, there will be a .Suite file for OD subscribers discount sales. This will NOT happen for IP related Themes.
3) OD subscribers will get a MyColors AND a Suite download when they purchase
Now, this will take some work and will take time to happen. We will have to go through all the Themes and make .suite files out of them, update the store and web pages and get ThemeManager updated before this happens.
In the mean time, it looks like people are just going to have to work with what they can make. I don't have a good way of distributing images, and I can't just hand them out to everyone. They aren't currently in .Suite files, so that isn't an option, either.
I'll have to think about that one.
And yet some people still say that Stardock has turned into a company that doesn't care about what the community wants anymore
Thanks for the information KarmaGirl.
And just to clarify before anyone has the chance to misunderstand and fly off the handle about it.
This will NOT happen for IP related Themes.
IP = Intellectual Property (Licensed) not IconPackager .. correct?