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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by MrFlibble » February 28th, 2014, 5:11 pm

Never heard of that game but I assume it is possible to contact the authors and ask them directly.

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by Cire » February 28th, 2014, 5:41 pm

Will do. Speaking of that, I just contacted an author of In Pursuit of Greed and asked if he could and would be willing to release the source, and he said I was welcome to the code if he could find it. I will keep you updated if and when he finds it.

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by MrFlibble » March 1st, 2014, 11:16 am

Cire wrote:I just contacted an author of In Pursuit of Greed and asked if he could and would be willing to release the source, and he said I was welcome to the code if he could find it. I will keep you updated if and when he finds it.
That sounds awesome, thanks a lot for doing this! ^_^

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by Cire » March 1st, 2014, 2:58 pm

No problem Mr. Flibble! :) He think he knows where the code is located, but he's having trouble accessing the server at the moment. He thinks he'll have the problem solved within the coming week. I personally used to enjoy Greed quite a bit. Did you know that the engine is based on a pre-alpha version of Doom?

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by MrFlibble » March 1st, 2014, 7:20 pm

Cire wrote:Did you know that the engine is based on a pre-alpha version of Doom?
No, that's completely new information to me. Was that version of the engine licensed or reverse-engineered when id wasn't looking? ;)

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by Cire » March 1st, 2014, 7:31 pm

I don't know the exact details, but apparently id had to give the code of a pre-alpha version of the Doom engine to Softdisk to avoid a lawsuit, and they in turn gave it to Mind Shear Software (ex Channel 7). I suspect it might be the same, or a similar version of the engine that also was the base for Shadowcaster, seeing that those two game engines seem to share a similar feature set (e.g. slopes but orthogonal walls etc.) and the data files seem to be pretty similar, with a quick look in Slade 3. Try comparing Greed's .BLO files with SC's .DAT files to see what I meen.

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by MrFlibble » March 2nd, 2014, 5:56 am

That is very interesting information! I think In Pursuit of Greed isn't actually mentioned anywhere as an id Tech game.

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by Cire » June 7th, 2014, 10:58 am

Was a while since I posted here, unfortunatly I don't really have an update to this. I never got any reply to the last mail I sent to him back in March. He did tell me that I was the first person to ask him about In Pursuit of Greed, everyone else just asked about Ironseed. If anyone else wants to contact him about In Pursuit of Greed, you can find his e-mail adress on Ironseed's website (ironseed.com).

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by MrFlibble » December 18th, 2014, 3:58 pm

German game developer Markus Mück has uploaded the full version of Tailchaser at his website:
http://markus.muck.free.fr/tailchas.html

He also has a couple of early 90s shareware titles he wrote (both shareware and registered versions) on the main page of his sit (just scroll down a bit).

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by Hallfiry » December 19th, 2014, 2:27 am

MrFlibble wrote:German game developer Markus Mück has uploaded the full version of Tailchaser at his website:
http://markus.muck.free.fr/tailchas.html
A game of which there are at least 6 demo versions (some of them selfrunning):
http://www.kultcds.com/Catalog/index.ph ... dn=&descr=
(I don't believe the 1995 timestamps. I guess they are off by exactly 1 year)

Additionally there's a promotional image pack with screenshots, spritesheets, wireframes and the box cover image:
http://www.kultcds.com/Catalog/index.ph ... ir=&o=&dn=
Magazine cover disk catalog:
http://www.kultcds.com/Catalog/

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by MrFlibble » December 19th, 2014, 2:44 pm

Thanks for bringing all this up! I noticed a demo earlier on one of those FairPlay/SharePlay CDs and tried it a bit. The game is a very decent classic platform thing, pretty nice.

I wonder if the author will allow hosting it at the site here.

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by MrFlibble » June 22nd, 2015, 2:02 pm

Some of W.R. Hutsell's strategy games are available as freeware here:
http://www.hutsellgames.com/

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by Cire » July 1st, 2015, 11:56 am

I've found out that a Wing Commander fan site was apparently given permission to make the first Wing Commander game available for download exclusivly at their website in 2010 for its 20th anniversary. I'm not sure if I can post the website link since I'm not sure myself that it's completly legal. Does anyone else know anything of this situation?

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by MrFlibble » July 1st, 2015, 12:47 pm

I haven't heard about this before but it sounds like it could have been a temporary promotion. Does the site still offer the game for download? If yes, have you tried contacting the staff for clarification?

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Re: Liberated game findings

Post by Cire » July 1st, 2015, 12:53 pm

The site does indeed still offer the download. The website says that it's specifically the same version that was distributed 10 years Before on a PC Gamer coverdisk that's free to download and that it's not allowed to be distributed by any other sites nor Magazines. I can try to Contact the staff for clarification. I could also PM you the link to the website so you also can check it out yourself.
Here's the link to the site, I Believe it's legit: http://www.wcnews.com/news/update/10285

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