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Derek Smart and Freespace 3?

A speculative question from 3000 AD's Derek Smart on the Adrenaline Vault Forums (thanks Rake) polls interest in him acquiring the rights to Freespace 3, making the following statements in a pair of posts:

....Derek Smart, yeah, that would be me, got the license from my friends at Interplay (a publisher I had very good experiences with); would you buy Freespace 3 if I made it?

Discuss. Rave. Rant. Argue. But this is something I am seriously considering, given that it looks like Interplay has started off loading properties (starting with Fallout3). I mean, just think. Would you rather see this legacy license fall into the wrong hands?
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I have already contacted my Interplay contact about it btw.

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242. Re: No subject Jul 22, 2004, 20:25 Bronco
 
Go RAy!!!

Much funnier than my thoughts on the subject.

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241. Re: No subject Jul 22, 2004, 19:13 Ray Marden
 
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!1111111111111111

Bad, WarPig, bad! Bad, bad, bad! BAD!!!

No Doom 3 for you, 'lil piglet!

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240. Re: No subject Jul 22, 2004, 19:08 WarPig
 
Go RAy!!!
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239. Re: No subject Jul 22, 2004, 19:08 WarPig
 
Oops, sorry...

sextuplet post.

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238. Re: No subject Jul 22, 2004, 19:08 WarPig
 
Oops, sorry...

sextuplet post.

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237. Re: No subject Jul 22, 2004, 19:07 WarPig
 
Oops, sorry...

sextuplet post.

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236. Re: No subject Jul 22, 2004, 19:07 WarPig
 
Oops, sorry...

sextuplet post.

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235. Re: No subject Jul 22, 2004, 19:07 WarPig
 
Oops, sorry...

sextuplet post.

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234. No subject Jul 21, 2004, 20:42 theyarecomingforyou
 
I have to disagree with you about the WMD... there have been some found, just not to the extent the U.S and U.K were expecting. I'm trying to gather together about a dozen links by reputable sources to post if you are interested. Furthermore, it my opinion that much of what we were looking for is stillthere- it's just not easy "combing the desert"

Hmmm... well, a lot of the problem is what is classified as a WMD? The UK managed to think a mortar was a WMD... I really despair at the government here. But, even after the UK had managed to claim a mortar as a WMD (they would have classified a knife as a WMD if they could) they still had to admit that evidence was wrong and they believe their to be no WMD.

I've watched documentaries about nuclear discs being buried in the sand and how they recreated the exact plant that made the first atomic bomb there, but even IF they had them (which is unlikely) they couldn't have deployed them much further than the adjacent countries (ignoring the unlikely event that they could transport them to another country without detection).

It's a bit like Santa Claus... there's so much evidence against him existing but you still want to believe. Get over the fact that your parents (the government/media) lied about Santa Claus (WMD) existing.

The Hilter comment was probably too far, but I was trying to illustrate a point and not trying to insult millions of dead people. It would probably have been better comparing Derek Smart's willingness to be civil to others, as like that of self-preseveration to a lemming.

 
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233. WMD??? Jul 21, 2004, 15:02 Ronin
 
Ya know, I read this theory someplace where there's this formula that basically says: based on the number of people reading a forum topic, Hitler, or Nazis, will come up within x amount of posts. X being lower with more people.

I guess its WMD in this case.

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232. Re: Usenet Group Flamewars? Jul 21, 2004, 13:31 Bronco
 
Hey! Is there anyway you could provide links or archives of those usenet Flame Wars or where we could find them?

Look to Google!

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=derek+smart&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=G

For a general smattering of dsmart related virtiol.

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231. No subject Jul 21, 2004, 09:00 Hump
 
Jumpin' jesus, this thing is still going?

ain't no love here anymo'....

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230. Re: No subject Jul 20, 2004, 23:38 Prez
 
I have to disagree with you about the WMD... there have been some found, just not to the extent the U.S and U.K were expecting. I'm trying to gather together about a dozen links by reputable sources to post if you are interested. Furthermore, it my opinion that much of what we were looking for is stillthere- it's just not easy "combing the desert" (Just ask Mel Brooks). As for the Hellbinder guy, yeah he's wound a little tight, but that Hitler comment might be a little over the top, no?

 
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229. Usenet Group Flamewars? Jul 20, 2004, 21:22 Impulse_Cloud
 
Hey! Is there anyway you could provide links or archives of those usenet Flame Wars or where we could find them? That would be awesome!

 
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228. No subject Jul 20, 2004, 17:38 theyarecomingforyou
 
Hmmm... I think it's quite safe to ignore Hellbinder's defence of Derek. After all, looking at his past posts this is from him:

There were and likely still are WMD in Iraq. They recently found ammo laced with chemicals, The plot to trash Saudi arabia recently had trucks with 80,000 gallons of Chemical agents.. where do you think that came from? It is obvious that Saddam had his stuff burried out in the desert somehwere or Trucked off to Saudi arabia in the months of build up to go to Iraq.

Hmm... against all the evidence of the people that actually work in Iraq and the fact that the UK (and US?) government has admitted there are NO weapons there and they were wrong. Then he goes on to accuse the liberal media of covering up anything that is against HIS viewpoint. Please, Hitler was more tolerant with the Jews.

If you look at his past five posts they have all been hateful and based on complete nonsense.

It's pretty hard to stick up for Derek Smart when reading anything by him has him condemning man-kind within 4 sentences. He even goes as far as to claim that he does have an ego but people misinterpret the word - well, the dictionary does have the definition of "An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit"; that seems to fit the bill just fine and that is no misinterpretation of the word.

I feel sorry for anyone working with him... an attitude like that is enough to take out a modest city. I have seen some pretty disgusting personalities in my time, but Derek does take the biscuit (and the whole cake factory too).

 
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227. Starshatter? Jul 20, 2004, 16:11 Fillem
 
Has anyone played this game?

Would love to hear some reviews...

 
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226. Re: What have we learned from this thread? Jul 19, 2004, 11:17 Celestial Toad
 
*peeks head inside thread

Who is Derek Smart anyway?

*closes door and runs away

 
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225. What have we learned from this thread? Jul 19, 2004, 11:06 Grounded
 
dsmart is really derek

Derek Smart is not Derek

Hellbinder puts his system specs in his sig (LOL)

And no one really knows what the hell anyone is talking about anymore!

 
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224. Re: FreeSpace's Maginot Line, July 2004 Jul 18, 2004, 09:30 RegularX
 
I think it's better they stow away their pride and zealousness to protect a franchise that has every right to be defended than risk several years worth of MODs and artistic work being erradicated because they couldn't refrain from dishing out the criticism.

OK - #1 .... It's mod. Not MOD. There's no acronym, it's a short form of the word modification not the Ministry Of Defense. I don't care if Penny Arcade or anyone else spells it that way, it's just dumb. You don't spell Franklin FRANK or telephone PHONE when you shorten it, do you?

#2 - I would rather see this franchise stay in the hands of dedicated fans willing to modify years old source code than the hands of an ego who has been responsible for one questionable franchise and one of the longest running flame wars in internet history. If the mod team does it right, it could turn into a much better product (even if it doesn't reach as many people).

#3 - I wouldn't back down also because I don't see where DSmart, PhD has a leg to stand on. Remember, this is a guy who isn't shy from throwing around legal threats and the whatnot. I'd go on making the game I'd want regardless of random posts from some other dude until I got a real letter from a real lawyer with a real letterhead that I could use to call them back from.

And finally - I wouldn't get to worked up anything about this until his "contact" "sells" him the "license". Chances are, won't happen anyway.

 
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223. Re: major suckage Jul 17, 2004, 22:09 WarPig
 
you are all flatly LUCKY that i am not king of the earth. Because most of you would be in stocks for the remainder of your pathetic little lives. All you guys are doing is wasting other peoples air as far as i am concerned.

Why does the following song lyric come to mind...

Daddy didn't give attention...
to the fact that Mommy didn't care...
King Jeremy the wicked...
Ruled his world.


I've never played Freespace or a game made by Mr. Smart, but this was one entertaining thread!

Except for the part where Ray almost made my cry. Stay strong brother - you too Stephen.


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