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Abandonware & Warez: Read this and then tell me your opi
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Which side are you on?
The Pirates
86%
 86%  [ 20 ]
The Publishers
13%
 13%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 12:32 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I am one the priate side (i am one). If they don't make the freaking game what wrong with cracking it. If they still sold it i would go out there and buy it in a flash, but they don't. The companythat made the game should be happy that even when they don't market the game anymore people are still going crazy for it!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 4:45 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I am one the priate side (i am one).


oooh... you better not have said that....... uh oh.....

Hide from dogbreath if I were you....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 7:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, you should run fast. Dogbreath squishes those priates post-haste!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:58 pm     Post subject: Pirates? What if I'm not from Pitsboig? Reply with quote

Shit-Eating Grin

Abandonware... what's not piracy?

Well, it's pretty simple for me. A) Will the ware run on a DOS-only PC? Cool does the ware build date predate a version of Windows that's still supported?

Any yes here means it ain't piratin'... or even a good raid of anyone's pocket. BUT if you really liked the ware and you use it alot, you should at least send the programer a kudo and a good sub 2-4-1 coupon.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:43 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

486 player wrote:
If a developer/copyright owner doesn't get any money, a game should be published as freeware. Epic doesn't support or sell their classic titles.


How many times do I have to tell you guys? EPIC *does* still sell their classic titles. :Angry: http://www.epicclassics.com/

Most (all) of their websites for the various old games dating back to zzt are still up and running and you can still download (and probably get tech support) for their games there as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:47 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Incripted wrote:
I am one the priate side (i am one).


Yarrrrrrr!!!! You'll walk the plank for this, matey!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 1:04 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

johpower wrote:
BUT if you really liked the ware and you use it alot, you should at least send the programer a kudo and a good sub 2-4-1 coupon.
Have you ever really done that before? That'd be hilarious to send it to Microsoft or something!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 2:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Epic games wrote:
www.epicclassics.com is not affiliated with Epic Games Inc. They are selling some of our older titles by mail order only.

Upset
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:23 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah! They've abonded 'em complitely, not even shareware versions aren't downloadable. I knew that before joinin' there. Epic Glassics is the legallest way to get 'em.

Abandonware Ring has a list of games which downloadin's illegal, but you mods don't lemmie to post a link :Angry:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:17 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

*sings a tune*
PM, PM, PM, PM, PM, PM, PM, PM, PM, PM, PM, PM


PM


*stops singing a tune*
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.....that.....that touched my heart.....*sheds a tear*
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:39 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

*bows* Thank you, thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Still, none of you listen to me. Epic games Wrote clearly, that they're NOT assosiated with Epic classics...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:43 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

well i kew that you were right, all along, TD.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:48 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thunderdog wrote:
Still, none of you listen to me. Epic games Wrote clearly, that they're NOT assosiated with Epic classics...
I wasn't disagreeing, I was humming a PM song. DUH!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:13 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

All you needed to do, is put a U after the P in PM, and you'd be singing a cruzan Taboo word Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

and if you put an "i" after the p and a "p" after the m, you would have what someone's dad is...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:46 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm all for abandonware, makes sense and I hope it just doesn't encircle dos games but all sorts of games and programs.

ne one knows the difference between shareware and freeware? they're the same right?

and warez... no no no, cracked games suck...
one time my m8 passed me tomb raider2 and i thought cool he made his own copy, then i played it till the end and i thought weird shouldn't there be cutscenes, then again it was my first TR games i've played.
So i'm about to complete it and after days of playing I was looking forward to the ending...

kill the last guy and NADA, nothing I was totally dumb founded I will never play a warez game again!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 2:46 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically, shareware is used to be a demo to advertise the rest of a series, suck as CK4, while Freeware is does not advertise.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 8:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

um, freeware companies do advertise....

What JTA means is Shareware is like demo of a game, whereas freeware is a full version game already, that's just free.

A huge database of freeware games can be found at http://www.gamehippo.com

I'M A REVIEWER!
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