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Old 25-09-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Looking out to find a copy of Metal Lords (aka Mech Lords), by Simtex. Prior to the company folding, a 100 MB reviewers copy on CD was released - it had enough circulation to make the Internet Games PC Top 100 for a few months in 1995.

Game was never released because of Simtex's financial troubles, so that makes the reviewer's CD the only version of it out there... unfortunately I've never been able to find a copy online... guess its large size made it to large to post in the 90's.

Hoping someone out there can stop me from getting all misty eyed whenever I see a screen cap of it in my old CGWs...
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Old 25-09-2008, 11:59 PM   #2
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After a fairly exhaustive internet search (everything except torrents), nothing turned up. However, I do have a few ideas for you to try. You could email all of the magazines/websites who were likely to receive the copy and see if they have it stored somewhere. No guarantee, but you would be surprised what people will do. Another option is emailing Atari, who now have the rights to the game. This runs the risk of them thinking there is a market for the game and selling it. Which means the chance of you downloading for free dropped a million percent. Good Luck!
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Old 26-09-2008, 12:51 AM   #3
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Not a bad idea... except SimTex (and Microprose, their parent) is long long gone, along with the physical IP. And the magazines from back then are gone now too... no more CGW... no more Strategy Plus.

Man... if I could convince Atari to SELL it, I'd be more than willing to spend $$$ on it.

Suppose I could try seeing who WROTE the previews in the old CGW/Strategy Plus mags, and emailing them...

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Old 26-09-2008, 05:04 AM   #4
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After a fairly exhaustive internet search (everything except torrents)...
Couldn't hurt to try the torrent sites, in that case; a torrent is arguably overkill for such a relatively small file, but it's still worth a try.
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Old 26-09-2008, 08:25 AM   #5
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Not on any torrent site I could find.

Where did you hear about this "reviewers copy", BTW?
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Old 26-09-2008, 08:43 AM   #6
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Couldn't hurt to try the torrent sites, in that case; a torrent is arguably overkill for such a relatively small file
this sentence makes no sense
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Old 26-09-2008, 11:34 AM   #7
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Not on any torrent site I could find.

Where did you hear about this "reviewers copy", BTW?
Its mentioned multiple times on usenet back in '95 - plus it showed up in the internet top 100 games around then as Metal Lords (demo).

Here's a few old references:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....6745c610e6d336
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....d49d43dc0fc613
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Metal Lords

[APPROVED] ?
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Approved. The game was never published to begin with.
(of course, in such a case finding a leaked copy poses a problem in and of itself )
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Old 14-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #10
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Well... at least if it does turn up... its approved to be on here

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