Go Back   Forums > Community Chatterbox > Gaming Zone
Memberlist Forum Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Search Forums:
Click here to use Advanced Search

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 21-05-2004, 01:49 PM   #1
Omuletzu
10 GOSUB Abandonia
20 GOTO 10

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Shella, Kenya
Posts: 1,529
Send a message via MSN to Omuletzu Send a message via Yahoo to Omuletzu
Default List of favorite oldies NOT abandonware!!

Here's a list of games that ARE NOT abandonware.Why am I posting this? Because some of the games on the list are present on this site
I don't know how accurate the list is, but check it out.

http://www.worldoffreegames.com/articles.p...p?id=4&archive=
Omuletzu is offline                         Send a private message to Omuletzu
Old 21-05-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
Tom Henrik
10 GOSUB Abandonia
20 GOTO 10


 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Orlando, United States
Posts: 4,787
Send a message via AIM to Tom Henrik Send a message via MSN to Tom Henrik
Default



That was an extremely demoralizing read...

So, what happens now?
__________________
ViGERP AKA what I have been working on these last couple of years...
Tom Henrik is offline                         Send a private message to Tom Henrik
Old 22-05-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
Omuletzu
10 GOSUB Abandonia
20 GOTO 10

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Shella, Kenya
Posts: 1,529
Send a message via MSN to Omuletzu Send a message via Yahoo to Omuletzu
Default

I'm just posting this so that Kosta doesn't get in any trouble that's all.I'm hoping he has some sort of agreement with the companies that still sell the games on abandonia.Who knows :wink:
Omuletzu is offline                         Send a private message to Omuletzu
Old 22-05-2004, 03:37 PM   #4
FreeFreddy
Guest
Default

This list is surely a non-official, personal opinion, because i've seen most of the games on this list not been sold anymore and downloadable on most sites with abandonware. That sites seem to not have any troubles though...
                       
Old 22-05-2004, 10:21 PM   #5
LotharGR
Super Freak

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: ,
Posts: 165
Default

I suppose that for some games their companies just stop to "care" anymore. And it seems a bit logical. Copyrights etc stop to be important at some time ( after 8-10 years at least for sure ) especially if the game isn't too famous or isn't too well known. And to be more precise, the company that made it ( if it still exists ) cannot make any more money from it. In that case i believe that games are trully "forgotten" by their companies. But when this happens their copyright status remains a bit "foggy".
This is becoming very annoying... my opinion is that some companies try to stop abandonware not because of copyrights etc... but because they fear that it is lowering the sells of their newer games.
LotharGR is offline                         Send a private message to LotharGR
Old 23-05-2004, 03:19 PM   #6
Kosta
10 GOSUB Abandonia
20 GOTO 10
 
Kosta's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ranelagh, Ireland
Posts: 1,577
Default

Yeah, I knew about that list, and I am aware that some games on this site ARE still being sold, but think about this:
Let's say you have a kid, and he wants to play a civilization game. So he heads off to google, writes civilization (or finds it in his favorite PC magazine), then he ends up on the Atari site and buys Civilization 3. The chance that he bumps into Civilization 1, and decides to BUY it after he sees how it looks like is equal to ZERO. So, the only possible buyer for such a game would be a hardcore fan, who would buy it only because of some sentimental reasons. There could be no other motive since today's civ games are both better looking and more advanced. So, if a person decides to buy the game for such reasons, the fact that it can be downloaded freely is NOT going to change his/her mind. That is why I think it is pointless for companies to pursue the rights to such games at full extent, and that is why they don't do it. I could put up ALL of the games from that list to the site, and no company would ask me to remove them, I'm certain of this. So if a game or two from that list appears here, it doesn't matter. No one will mind
Kosta is offline                         Send a private message to Kosta
Old 23-05-2004, 04:39 PM   #7
Ioncannon
Abandonia Homie

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mississauga, Canada
Posts: 558
Send a message via MSN to Ioncannon
Default

Doom-GT Interactive ??? Wasn't it id and apogee?
Ioncannon is offline                         Send a private message to Ioncannon
Old 24-05-2004, 11:30 AM   #8
Omuletzu
10 GOSUB Abandonia
20 GOTO 10

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Shella, Kenya
Posts: 1,529
Send a message via MSN to Omuletzu Send a message via Yahoo to Omuletzu
Default

Yay, that was a burden on my chest
[EDIT]Have you checked your abandonia inbox Kosta?
Omuletzu is offline                         Send a private message to Omuletzu
Old 27-05-2004, 01:43 PM   #9
Dream
Abandonia nerd

 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Shella, Kenya
Posts: 92
Send a message via MSN to Dream
Default

Abandonware= Games you can't buy IMHO.
Dream is offline                         Send a private message to Dream
Old 28-05-2004, 07:39 AM   #10
gregor
Home Sweet Abandonia
 
gregor's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Agalli, Albania
Posts: 1,021
Default

Quote:
Abandonware= Games you can't buy IMHO.
abandonware = software that was abandoned. no one cares about it anymore because no one will buy it anyway.
gregor is offline                         Send a private message to gregor
Closed Thread


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tzar - The Burden of the Crown hahajejeje Approved Requests 10 29-08-2011 06:56 PM
My Favorite Games list... gone????!!! Monster_Cookie Old Suggestions 0 04-05-2008 02:28 AM
List Of Non-abandonware Games Koen Blah, blah, blah... 36 13-01-2005 08:30 AM
Oldies Yamcha Old Suggestions 3 16-10-2004 09:17 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump
 


The current time is 03:44 AM (GMT)

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.