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Abandonware can be Freeware with your help!!

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 9:10 am     Post subject: Abandonware can be Freeware with your help!! Reply with quote

Don't beleive the title? Here's proof (straight from Game Hippo)
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Oct 10 :: Galactic Battle
We have just turned an abandonware game into freeware! We found the old and abandonded shareware game called Galactic Battle (from 1991). We really wanted to post this game on Gamehippo so we simply contacted the game company and they gave us approval to post the game as a freeware game. Yay!

I just thought that this was really cool...........now go ask all the DOS publishers! Now!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 1:55 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, that's a good game! Cool! Don't ask Epic. They still sell their stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 6:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No they dont, a site they liscenced does. I told you guys many times that illsend out formal letters to ge freeware from abandonware if you tel me the game, company, publisher and website.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 8:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

kazer0 wrote:
I told you guys many times that illsend out formal letters to ge freeware from abandonware if you tel me the game, company, publisher and website.

You did?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 8:27 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea it was on my Dare to Dream request in Finding old games.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2002 9:23 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

This is definitely a worthwhile activity. I sent out a few emails awhile back to try to get permission to post some games on dosgames, but never got any reasonable replies.

The problem is, a lot of the companies that made these games don't exist anymore, so who actually owns the intellectual property is in doubt. I'd love to post World Leader Board Golf on dosgames.com. (Anyone remember this EGA golf game? "Looks like he hit the tree, Jim") ... However Access Software, who originally made the game, was bought by Microsoft ... I tried to contact various people at M$ to try to talk to anyone who might know about the game, but failed ... Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2002 12:41 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh, Microsoft would never release a game as freeware. Same with LucasArts. Those darn corporations!!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 8:04 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try. Jusrt gimme some time, ill type the letter at the library, since im not even supposed to be oon here
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