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Ribby 11-07-2011 07:21 AM

Dark Horizons Lore - Invasion
 
Hello everybody, I waited for a certain game title to appear on either the abandonia or reloaded site archive, but it never became true. I now took the liberty to share this game title as something freeware/abandonware.

This game is titled, "Dark Horizons Lore: Invasion". You can obtain a copy at http://www.gamershell.com/pc/dark_ho...downloads.html . This game is about big robots set in a future Cold War. There's no real storyline or single player campaign because this game is designed around the Unreal Tournament style. Yes, this game is deemed free/abandonware The only problem is the loss of the main gaming server intended for internet multiplayer. Maybe in time, people at abandonia/reloaded can open up the multiplayer feature.

Cluseck 11-07-2011 10:22 PM

Well, it seems to be freeware, so I think we can label this as 'approved'.

Ribby 12-07-2011 07:08 AM

I do not think that this game is really abandonware because I cannot play this game on Dosbox (it's a Windows/Linux platform). I assume that abandonware games are game working on the Dosbox. Should this game be on the reloaded.org site?

Paco 12-07-2011 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Ribby (Post 430564)
I do not think that this game is really abandonware because I cannot play this game on Dosbox (it's a Windows/Linux platform). I assume that abandonware games are game working on the Dosbox. Should this game be on the reloaded.org site?

That has nothing to do with. A Game is Freeware if the Game was never sold and it belongs to AR solely.

A Game is abandonware if it isnt sold/Protected/Supported...

You should read this.

Ribby 12-07-2011 08:20 PM

So what do I have to do to get 'Dark Horizons Lore - Invasion' onto the AbandoniaReloaded (reloaded.org) site? I tried emailing, but the response is nearly to nonexistent.

Cluseck 12-07-2011 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ribby (Post 430610)
So what do I have to do to get 'Dark Horizons Lore - Invasion' onto the AbandoniaReloaded (reloaded.org) site? I tried emailing, but the response is nearly to nonexistent.

Maybe try by their forum?

Ribby 15-07-2011 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Cluseck (Post 430627)
Maybe try by their forum?

Yes, the Dark Horizons Lore: Invasion game is in the forum. Thank you for your assistance. :D

I will start up the review on AR since I happened to play this game before.

Frodo 15-07-2011 03:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Ribby (Post 430610)
So what do I have to do to get 'Dark Horizons Lore - Invasion' onto the AbandoniaReloaded (reloaded.org) site? I tried emailing, but the response is nearly to nonexistent.

Who at Reloaded did you email? :rolleyes:

Ribby 15-07-2011 04:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Frodo (Post 430783)
Who at Reloaded did you email? :rolleyes:

I can't really say; that I followed the email protocol thur this link.
http://www.reloaded.org/contactus.php

I guess it got lost in the mail (court summons reference, lol).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrn_m...eature=related

JOM Aqualung 04-08-2019 01:58 AM

Dark Horizons Lore: Invasion
 
Hi,

Could you make Dark Horizons Lore: Invasion available for download? This was a mech game active from 2005 to 2008; the developer Max Gaming Technologies (MGT) stopped support of the game in 2008. When support stopped, the multiplayer functionality of the game no longer worked. Recently, an old player who knew people at MGT fixed the game so that multiplayer works again, and a small community of players has begun setting up games.

The working version of the game is at https://www.filehosting.org/file/det...re-7-21-19.zip. The player site is at http://groupspaces.com/DarkHorizonsLoreInvasion/.

Thanks!

JOM Aqualung 10-08-2019 09:41 PM

Thank you for reviewing my request. A few comments-

(1) "Freeware belongs on our sister site Abandonia Reloaded. This only goes for games that were freeware from the very beginning - formerly commercial titles re-released as freeware are welcome on both sites." This game was not freeware at the beginning. Per your guidelines, I understand this is standard Abandonware:
  • The game is not being sold from official sources.
  • I have been in contact with MGT, they do not object to sharing the game.
  • MGT no longer supports this game.

(2) The version on Abandonia Reloaded seems like an old version, and will not work, since it would have been integrated with MGT servers that no longer exist. The updated version has multiplayer scripts reworked so that this is no longer an issue.

(3) I get an error when trying to download the game from Abandonia Reloaded, http://www.reloaded.org/download/Dar...-Invasion/518/.

Can someone confirm that these comments have been received, and if Abandonia plans to do anything further? If Abandonia doesn't plan to do anything further, can I post about the game, and include the link to the working version, in the "Game Discussion", "Gaming Zone", and "Your Reviews" forums?

Smiling Spectre 11-08-2019 01:58 PM

There are only handful of admins this days, so no, I cannot say if it will be reviewed, and even less - if it will appear on site. (I am mod with admin privileges, I am not responsible for games on site, so I, personally, cannot help you).

I believe, you totally can talk about the game in other groups, including link as needed - "abandonware rules" determines if game is "grey legal" at all, and if it can be uploaded on site, nothing more.

JOM Aqualung 12-08-2019 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 484044)
There are only handful of admins this days, so no, I cannot say if it will be reviewed, and even less - if it will appear on site. (I am mod with admin privileges, I am not responsible for games on site, so I, personally, cannot help you).

I believe, you totally can talk about the game in other groups, including link as needed - "abandonware rules" determines if game is "grey legal" at all, and if it can be uploaded on site, nothing more.

Thanks a ton for the response! Understood, I'll assume it won't appear on the site, but will add it to the discussion forums. :)


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