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  1. sol_hsa

    Star Citizen Reaches $75 Million! (March 15, 2015)

    So, based on some googling they've decided to call a pre-alpha version 1.1. No risk of confusion there, no.
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    Star Citizen Reaches $75 Million! (March 15, 2015)

    Version 1.1?! Was there a 1.0? Wasn't release supposed to be way in the future still? Wat?
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    BIG NEWS: Wing Commander I Source Code Archived! (August 26, 2011)

    The copyright year is based on publication. How can you tell it's NN years from publication if there was never a publication? What about books that are posthumously published? Not really comparable because companies "die" in different ways than people.. and in most cases there are folk who have...
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    BIG NEWS: Wing Commander I Source Code Archived! (August 26, 2011)

    I know of several cases where the company does not have the source code (or other assets), but refuses to answer to any queries regarding the legal rights. In some cases the original design team would want the sources to be released, but through several mergers the rights have ended up in the...
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    BIG NEWS: Wing Commander I Source Code Archived! (August 26, 2011)

    Now, the trick is to make the people who are sitting on tons of old game licenses realize this. After I did the Death Rally port, Remedy got the iphone version going, and it's apparently been a pretty successful title. As far as I understood it, "they" did not "let" CIC do anything, but some...
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    BIG NEWS: Wing Commander I Source Code Archived! (August 26, 2011)

    We have an interesting legal case here though to which I'd love to hear some answers to. If you have a published piece of art, it has a certain copyright date and once some time has passed, the artwork becomes public domain (in theory, at least). But here we have some NON-published works of...
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    BIG NEWS: Wing Commander I Source Code Archived! (August 26, 2011)

    Oh, I'd love to get my hands on the source code =) Oh well..
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    Wing Commander Source Code

    This doesn't mean the source code couldn't still exist - on some forgotten hard drive somewhere - on some lone developer's personal (perhaps illegimate) archive - burned on a forgotten cd somewhere etc. Here's hoping.
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    So long, and thanks for all the fish

    I disagree. It's generally just a matter of attitude. Several game teams would themselves want to release sources, only management and/or legal is against this. In one case I've followed, management ordered source code to be destroyed during an acquisition. Only reason I can think of is possibly...
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    So long, and thanks for all the fish

    It's rather sad that large corporations end up owning tons of IP they don't care about, and then the assets are left to rot, until they are no longer recoverable.. Some companies do care enough to release their games as open source - iD being the shiniest example, but others too, even if it...
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    So long, and thanks for all the fish

    So, I just ran through wc:prophecy. Unless something weird happens (like EA suddenly dumping wing commander source code on my lap - hey, man can dream, can't I?), I probably won't be frequenting these forums too much. It's been a blast!
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    Wing Commander Source Code

    This kind of stuff makes me sad. I'd wish people would just release source code after a decade or so of a game's release..
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    ddhack final - wc1-3ks, wc4cd support

    I haven't noticed this. I've quit the games with alt-x or alt-f4, but I haven't seen the process left behind. Oops, that's a lazyness on my part. I detect clear screen, but don't check the color it wants to be cleared. I can't promise a fix at this time as my efforts are needed elsewhere, but...
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    ddhack final - wc1-3ks, wc4cd support

    Don't know what exactly you're referring to, but this might be a "feature" of the slashdotting the server is still experiencing.. It's a co-hosting thing, and I'm afraid the other folks are not all too happy about the hammering the server is getting. Never underestimate the power of a...
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    ddhack final - wc1-3ks, wc4cd support

    I wouldn't mind if someone added ddhack to the https://www.wcnews.com/files.shtml kilrathi saga and wc4 sections. =)
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    ddhack final - wc1-3ks, wc4cd support

    Okay, server should work now.
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    ddhack final - wc1-3ks, wc4cd support

    Yeah, slashdotted. Sorry. Try again in a day or so.
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    ddhack final - wc1-3ks, wc4cd support

    Okiedokie. http://iki.fi/sol/ddhack/ I've released ddhack 1.0, most likely the final version ever, unless something weird happens. I did a quick cleanup of the source code, and released it as well, as promised, so if someone wants to take it for a spin, I won't mind. The page also...
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    Kilrathi saga owners: beta testers needed

    No offense taken. =)
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