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Re: Star Trek Games Revived
Sep 9, 2021, 05:18
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Re: Star Trek Games Revived Sep 9, 2021, 05:18
Sep 9, 2021, 05:18
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 04:28:
Reactor wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 02:26:
Whatever term you want to slap on it, and for whatever justification you want to have, downloading software that wasn't freely available at the time of release is just another form of piracy.

So...The Ur-Quan Masters, which is available today to download, is pirated content because it wasn't "freely available at the time of release"?

How about older games whose publishers and/or developers are long out of business? Whom, exactly, is being stolen from? And applications suffering the same state? Again, whom exactly is being stolen from?

Hmm...by that logic, virtual machines are piracy, too, because they can be used to emulate firmware and BIOS code that is long, long out of production and unsupported. Emulators, too, for now defunct hardware.

Pretty sure my definition wasn't perfect - it was meant for people with a functioning brain that could understand the point.
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 9, 2021, 02:29
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 9, 2021, 02:29
Sep 9, 2021, 02:29
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 9, 2021, 02:25:
Acleacius wrote on Sep 8, 2021, 13:39:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 16:54:
My beef is that I do not like liars nor do I like to be lied to.

Sean Murray flat out lied and misrepresented the product before its release. There's no "matter of perspective" here, he willfully and knowingly misrepresented the product.

As I said in a previous thread, neither he nor Hello Games get credit for fixing their fuckups. It's expected. The fact that other devs don't is irrelevant to me.

It could be the most awesome game ever made in the whole of human endeavor right now, it would still be irrelevant to me.

NMS is tainted by its birth and the actions of its devs. It always will be.
Ouch, see your point and beef. I wasn't tuned in to the game back there, only read here and there.
That would definitely keep me from buying any of their games, thanks.

Meh, to me it was obvious that Sean wasn't a PR guy. He was nervous and awkward in every interview. I took everything he said with a grain of salt, but apparently I have a special sense for these things since the rest of the gaming community went postal when NMS wasn't even close to what Sean promised.

Personally I wouldn't let Burrito of Peace's grudge influence you too much. There's another side of the coin and that's me. Eventually they keep giving this game love, more than I've ever seen any other dev do. They could've just cashed in but they didn't. I still believes this is all on Awkward Sean and not on the entire tiny team that's Hello Games. Just get the game now. It's a fucking diamond by now.

Exactly. And, if it wasn't clear, I thought that Burrito of Peace's rant was idiotic. Sean made a mistake, but he worked hard to rectify that.
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Re: Star Trek Games Revived
Sep 9, 2021, 02:26
23.
Re: Star Trek Games Revived Sep 9, 2021, 02:26
Sep 9, 2021, 02:26
 
Whatever term you want to slap on it, and for whatever justification you want to have, downloading software that wasn't freely available at the time of release is just another form of piracy. People want, so they take. End of story.
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Re: Star Trek Games Revived
Sep 8, 2021, 22:20
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Re: Star Trek Games Revived Sep 8, 2021, 22:20
Sep 8, 2021, 22:20
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 8, 2021, 21:13:
aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 8, 2021, 14:10:
Elite force 1& 2 were great fun - but getting me to pay $10 each for a replay seems a tad steep..
Last year they were at MyAbandonware, maybe other ST games too.



Abandonware is just piracy, but even if it wasn’t, they clearly haven’t been abandoned.
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Re: Star Trek Games Revived
Sep 8, 2021, 21:17
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Re: Star Trek Games Revived Sep 8, 2021, 21:17
Sep 8, 2021, 21:17
 
Picked up Elite Force 1 and 2 - as long as you drop the brightness down from the default they’re brilliant! Two of my favourite shooters ever.
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 7, 2021, 19:16
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 7, 2021, 19:16
Sep 7, 2021, 19:16
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 16:54:
My beef is that I do not like liars nor do I like to be lied to.

Sean Murray flat out lied and misrepresented the product before its release. There's no "matter of perspective" here, he willfully and knowingly misrepresented the product.

As I said in a previous thread, neither he nor Hello Games get credit for fixing their fuckups. It's expected. The fact that other devs don't is irrelevant to me.

It could be the most awesome game ever made in the whole of human endeavor right now, it would still be irrelevant to me.

NMS is tainted by its birth and the actions of its devs. It always will be.

Wonderful writing, oh high and mighty one.
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Re: Turbo Overkill Next Year
Sep 3, 2021, 20:56
2.
Re: Turbo Overkill Next Year Sep 3, 2021, 20:56
Sep 3, 2021, 20:56
 
As someone who compares everything to Prodeus these days… this does look very good…
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Aug 30, 2021, 21:43
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Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 30, 2021, 21:43
Aug 30, 2021, 21:43
 
Razumen wrote on Aug 30, 2021, 20:21:
LordSteev wrote on Aug 30, 2021, 15:56:
Well, if I still had any doubt about which new gen console to get after MS bought Bethesda, (I didn't), Sony has gone ahead and made it even easier. Hello XBox.

"Evans has not conducted any in-depth testing of temperature differences between the old and the new PS5 revisions, but he did measure the fan exhaust temperatures and found out that the new revision is outputting as anywhere from 3 to 5 degrees Celsius higher temperatures"

So, some guy measures exhaust heat, and you're convinced? LOL. Yeah, I'm SO sure some Youtuber knows a lot more than the engineers at Sony. Not to mention I haven't seen anyone having problems with their PS5s in terms of heat.

Yeah, and as someone said - more heat being exhausted means cooler components. Time will tell I guess.
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Re: Enhanced Quake Released
Aug 20, 2021, 06:22
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Re: Enhanced Quake Released Aug 20, 2021, 06:22
Aug 20, 2021, 06:22
 
The Switch port looks pretty decent…
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Re: Get Void Bastards and Yooka-Laylee for Free
Aug 20, 2021, 02:44
9.
Re: Get Void Bastards and Yooka-Laylee for Free Aug 20, 2021, 02:44
Aug 20, 2021, 02:44
 
Void Bastards is definitely good fun…
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Re: Blade of Darkness Remaster in October
Aug 13, 2021, 18:44
11.
Re: Blade of Darkness Remaster in October Aug 13, 2021, 18:44
Aug 13, 2021, 18:44
 
I have this on gog… it still works alright. An amazing game that was far ahead of its time!
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Re: Boulder Dash Deluxe Announced
Aug 12, 2021, 18:39
2.
Re: Boulder Dash Deluxe Announced Aug 12, 2021, 18:39
Aug 12, 2021, 18:39
 
My goodness that looks terrible.
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 11, 2021, 10:08
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced Aug 11, 2021, 10:08
Aug 11, 2021, 10:08
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 09:40:
Reactor wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 20:58:
WaltSee wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 18:39:
Don't need it...;) This program is all you need--been using it for years:

https://www.winuae.net/

This software allows you to emulate the A500 (several differing models of it), the A1000, A1200, the A2000, A2500, A3000, and the A4000--does a bang-up job, right on your PC.

Don’t forget amigaforever.com for the Kickstart disks and some other games.

I will say the games with this so far aren’t the best - Zool 2 was much better than the fist game. And, there are a million other games I’d prefer to be playing than those in this list… but Chaos Engine and Speedball 2 are classics!

Reactor wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 23:53:
... Nothing is, “now abandonware”. Abandonware is a name pirates give games when they decide the developer/publisher probably doesn’t care and/or won’t follow up about their games getting pirated. The games are still under copyright - example here is Zool 1, which is being included in this collection.
Then why did you post a resource of games yourself ? And then a stern decrying of that practice
I hear you, and is a responsability for us to be careful.
I don't think Mini Amiga will be successful.
Too old a system except for us dinosaurs.
Also Emulators that work much better, have save states anywhere, cheats easily obtainable with Cheat Engine (try advancing far on Zool without, haha), and tons of games, FREE.
Because no matter how many games come with this system, or will, there are hundreds of other games.
Would I forsake them on the chance that someone will re-publish them some day (hint, never happened).
No sir, I will play them.
99% of abandonware, is, and will be, lost to gamers. Or not. Your choice.


Sorry for the huge quote.

Amiga Forever isn’t a resource of games. It’s the legal sale of kickstart disks and approved games, as well as videos about the history of the Amiga. Check it out. It’s not abandonware.
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 23:53
21.
Re: Mini Amiga System Announced Aug 10, 2021, 23:53
Aug 10, 2021, 23:53
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 22:34:
archive.org repository
Torrent with hundreds of legacy games, now abandonware.
1943, Turricans, Zool 1 & 2, and whatnot.
https://archive.org/details/AmigaRomCollectionReuploadByDataghost

Nothing is, “now abandonware”. Abandonware is a name pirates give games when they decide the developer/publisher probably doesn’t care and/or won’t follow up about their games getting pirated. The games are still under copyright - example here is Zool 1, which is being included in this collection.
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 20:58
18.
Re: Mini Amiga System Announced Aug 10, 2021, 20:58
Aug 10, 2021, 20:58
 
WaltSee wrote on Aug 10, 2021, 18:39:
Don't need it...;) This program is all you need--been using it for years:

https://www.winuae.net/

This software allows you to emulate the A500 (several differing models of it), the A1000, A1200, the A2000, A2500, A3000, and the A4000--does a bang-up job, right on your PC.

Don’t forget amigaforever.com for the Kickstart disks and some other games.

I will say the games with this so far aren’t the best - Zool 2 was much better than the fist game. And, there are a million other games I’d prefer to be playing than those in this list… but Chaos Engine and Speedball 2 are classics!
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Re: Mini Amiga System Announced
Aug 10, 2021, 12:37
1.
Re: Mini Amiga System Announced Aug 10, 2021, 12:37
Aug 10, 2021, 12:37
 
Interesting…
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Re: Operation Body Count and Corridor 7: Alien Invasion Re-released
Aug 7, 2021, 11:44
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Re: Operation Body Count and Corridor 7: Alien Invasion Re-released Aug 7, 2021, 11:44
Aug 7, 2021, 11:44
 
bigspender wrote on Aug 6, 2021, 20:29:
Strongly advise you watch the reviews of these two games on the youtube channel called Civvie 11. Hilarious stuff.

I just came here to say that... and agreed... very entertaining...
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Re: Get Ultima Underworld & Syndicate Games Bundle for Free
Aug 6, 2021, 21:36
7.
Re: Get Ultima Underworld & Syndicate Games Bundle for Free Aug 6, 2021, 21:36
Aug 6, 2021, 21:36
 
Braden wrote on Aug 6, 2021, 21:03:
Ah Syndicate.....takes me way back to my Amiga 500 days.

Ditto (although Amiga 1000)
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Re: NightDive Teasing PowerSlave Remake?
Jul 19, 2021, 07:08
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Re: NightDive Teasing PowerSlave Remake? Jul 19, 2021, 07:08
Jul 19, 2021, 07:08
 
pagb wrote on Jul 19, 2021, 06:04:
Braden wrote on Jul 18, 2021, 15:31:
I remember playing this (as "Exhumed") on the Playstation 1. That's about all I remember though since the game itself wasn't exactly memorable.
That game (console version), did Metroid Prime before Metroid Prime. The PC version was a different beast, but with stellar level design.

Interesting to hear about the console version...
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Re: NightDive Teasing PowerSlave Remake?
Jul 18, 2021, 18:57
7.
Re: NightDive Teasing PowerSlave Remake? Jul 18, 2021, 18:57
Jul 18, 2021, 18:57
 
Yes! I loved Exhumed! The level design was surprisingly good considering I’d never heard of it before… definitely one of my favourites.

Edit: it’s funny about the name being changed for certain parts of the world. I assume it’s because they were concerned about having the word slave in the name…

This comment was edited on Jul 18, 2021, 20:29.
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