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6. Re: Red Baron Lands at Mad Otter Sep 10, 2009, 14:20 Creston
 
I've no idea about software stuff, so could someone tell me what that means?

They don't want the .exe and compiled files, they want the original code, ie, the way the game was written, which was presumably in C or C++.

Who would have that outside of the original company?

That is indeed a very good question, though if the games have been part of the public domain for awhile, someone might have decompiled it already and have it. It never ceases to amaze me how developers don't seem to keep their old code? I mean, for a 1989 game, how big would that have been? 5 MB??

I've got copies of everything I've ever written, and it seems we hear about devs and publishers having "lost" code for their old games all the time. Makes absolutely no sense to me, but...

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