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Old 28-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #11
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Ok, found them
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:49 AM   #12
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Default Fighting Fantasy gamebooks

I stumbled over Fighting Fantasy gamebooks at the Steam, and made some search. Surprisingly enough, scanned PDFs was quite easy to acquire at torrents.

So - does Abandonia need them, or they are banned?

If the first - I also OCRed first FF, just from curiosity how hard it to implement. With keeping original formatting and setting links to the right parts. Well, it was indeed harder than I expected - it taken about two weeks of my free time. But I can upload this (FF1) too.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:13 PM   #13
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I honestly have no idea how the copyright status of the books we have was established. I've seen on the staff forum though that Abovo received a takedown request, and we complied with it.

It would make sense at least in theory to use the same rules as with games. They date apparently from the 80s.

But if you mean that they are for sale on Steam (?), then I'm afraid we shouldn't. Although that would sound strange. :P If they can't be found for sale from an accredited reseller according to AB rules, then we want them.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:35 PM   #14
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Gamebooks itself are not on Steam, of course.

Still they are. Two of them: Appointment With FEAR and The Forest of Doom surfaced recently in bigger pack of the "interactive novels". Of course, it's not exactly the same as "real" books, but still...

I will upload it at the Abandonia anyway, and let you to choose what to do with that then.
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I will upload it at the Abandonia anyway, and let you to choose what to do with that then.
Now that's proper thinking
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Tell me, if site need any gaming material, Marco. I could fill at least half of "Requests", if someone would put it on site, write review and everything - as I am not very good with it.
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Tell me, if site need any gaming material, Marco. I could fill at least half of "Requests", if someone would put it on site, write review and everything - as I am not very good with it.
Maybe we can arrange the reviews from elsewhere, but you could volunteer to be an updater and put the material on site yourself ;-)
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Too much work, Japo. I believe, I need to tune game to run, get at least several screenshots, and somehow put it on site, right? Not counting uploading game files itself. Too loong. Sorry.
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I understand, no worries, ;-) I'm not finding much time for it either... :-/
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Well, obtaining archive is usually not the problem. I myself have a large number of games like yourself. But at least screenshots must be present if not review. And real life is really swamping me right now.
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