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SIMCITY WAS RELEASED AS FREEWARE

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:57 am     Post subject: SIMCITY WAS RELEASED AS FREEWARE Reply with quote

DONT YOU KNOW THIS
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wardrich
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:07 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, thanks for the info, but we need some written proof somewhere. If you could provide us with that, I'm sure Emmzee would be more than happy to put that game on the site.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No it hasn't. Well, I read that it couldn't go freeware for some reason.... I'm probably out of date and wrong now.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:06 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

you can play it on there website and ...
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emmzee
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:59 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually emailed EA (who bought Maxis) several weeks ago and asked them if they had released the original Simcity (aka Simcity Classic) as freeware, and therefore if its okay to distribute it on my site. The rep who replied told me no, that none of the Sim products including Simcity Classic have been released as freeware and that EA does not allow people to distribute them on the web. Sad

The fact that the have an online version available for free play on their website doesn't necessarily mean that sites have the right to copy and distribute the old DOS version of the game.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 5:54 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Emmzee, did you know that Lure of the Temptress and Beneath a Steel Sky were released as freeware? If you don't believe me, check the Revolution Games website. For BASS, you need to use SCUMMVM....but that's fine, 'cause it means it will work on XP! Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:04 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea I did notice yesterday, there's a thread about it somewhere on these boards ... I downloaded BASS and SCUMMVM but haven't tried it out yet. Anyways whenever I do another update (may not be until late this month unfortunately) I'll see about adding one or both of those ...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was abandonware along with Transport Tycoon (you have the demo on your site).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2003 8:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Not nearly abandoned... the fact that there's a playable online version by EA/Maxis should tell you that.
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Interon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:02 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they still sell it at Wal-Mart.
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VALGAL
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:34 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I downloaded a freeware version of simcity classic years ago (not a demo), but now I can't find it anywhere at all on the net.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:27 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: I looked in Wal-Mart and 2 other stores and couldn't find SimCity classic. I found other Maxis games but not that one.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid they won't ever release it as freeware Meh
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the game (with several others in a varity pack) from staples. In their old games section. Congratulatory But this was a few months back...
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dimerethiel
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:04 pm     Post subject: SimCity Classic download Reply with quote

Ive found this download site for old SimCity Classic game:
*abandonware link removed by admin*
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Larry Laffer
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:11 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

OH! For the love of God!!
1st: Abandonware links are forbiden Forbidding
2nd: Wrong Forum Forbidding
3rd: Free-games-download Isn't even free anymore... and we're talking abandonware software here Forbidding Suspicious
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