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TurnipSlayerr: I am indeed Arek. Sorry I haven't replied yet but, as you say, that is a pretty damn lengthy email and I have heaps on my plate at the moment but I'll try and reply soon. :)
Cool. Yeah that's fine. If it's time spent bringing good games, preferably good old games; time spent making sure they run right out of the box; or time spent bringing goodies/soundtracks, that's time better spent than emailing me back. :)

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RaggieRags: Hmm. Home of the Underdogs gives the copyright to FTL, but I don't know if it's right or not.
I dunno; some this stuff makes my mind spin. "The rights to Dung Master fell into Bob's hands, but Suzy wanted it, so she slapped him until he gave it to her, but it turns out a picture of Levar Burtan's left nipple was illegally used on the left panel, so he sued, won, and shot all the copies to the moon. But the ghost of John Carpenter ..."

If you genuinely feel Captive has a place here, try to get in contact with Tony Crowther (or I can do that in a few hours; I really need some sleep). EDIT: Didn't mean to sound rude. I haven't played the game so I don't know if it's GOG-worthy, and I've just been writing so much, I need a break. :P

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I wonder if this needs its own thread. :P
Post edited August 06, 2013 by tfishell
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tfishell: I wonder if this needs its own thread. :P
It's a very good idea. Perhaps it's better to leave this thread for games which are actually confirmed (even unofficially) for release. You should start a new thread and some people may help you contacting devs while others (like me;) can at least write short reviews of games that you are considering. Such a great work as yours deserve a separate thread!
I would also like to thank you Tfish for all your great work, and all the other gog members who are doing so much to make this community and this site better.
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TurnipSlayerr: Hey guys,

Just so you know, I am keeping an eye on this thread, as well as others, and don't think we've forgotten about these games. We are actively working to bring many of these games back.

Big thanks as well to tfishell, I really appreciate all your efforts and if you're ever in Warsaw I'll give you a tour of the offices myself ;)
Would it be possible for me to get a tour of the office as well? :)
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TurnipSlayerr: Hey guys,

Just so you know, I am keeping an eye on this thread, as well as others, and don't think we've forgotten about these games. We are actively working to bring many of these games back.

Big thanks as well to tfishell, I really appreciate all your efforts and if you're ever in Warsaw I'll give you a tour of the offices myself ;)
what about Emperor: Rise of the middle kingdom? :P

and Desert Storm 2 and Conflict: Vietnam, for instance? ;P
Post edited August 06, 2013 by keeveek
The PC port of Captive was very bad though from what I've heard, I've only played the original Amiga version in WinUAE but apparently the DOS version screwed up the xp reward system, making the game unplayably hard. Perhaps it could be fixed though if you got in contact with Crowther, as he programmed it.
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TurnipSlayerr: Hey guys,

Just so you know, I am keeping an eye on this thread, as well as others, and don't think we've forgotten about these games. We are actively working to bring many of these games back.

Big thanks as well to tfishell, I really appreciate all your efforts and if you're ever in Warsaw I'll give you a tour of the offices myself ;)
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keeveek: what about Emperor: Rise of the middle kingdom? :P

and Desert Storm 2 and Conflict: Vietnam, for instance? ;P
I can't get into specific games, sorry. Partly because I can't say, partly because I just don't know! :)
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TurnipSlayerr: I can't get into specific games, sorry. Partly because I can't say, partly because I just don't know! :)
But you know I will annoy you with E:RotMK until it's going to be released, no? ;P
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TurnipSlayerr: Hey guys,

Just so you know, I am keeping an eye on this thread, as well as others, and don't think we've forgotten about these games. We are actively working to bring many of these games back.

Big thanks as well to tfishell, I really appreciate all your efforts and if you're ever in Warsaw I'll give you a tour of the offices myself ;)
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Roman5: Would it be possible for me to get a tour of the office as well? :)
Ha, you live too close, there's a chance you might actually come here! ;)
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TurnipSlayerr: I can't get into specific games, sorry. Partly because I can't say, partly because I just don't know! :)
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keeveek: But you know I will annoy you with E:RotMK until it's going to be released, no? ;P
I would expect nothing less. ;)
Post edited August 06, 2013 by TurnipSlayerr
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tfishell: I dunno; some this stuff makes my mind spin. "The rights to Dung Master fell into Bob's hands, but Suzy wanted it, so she slapped him until he gave it to her, but it turns out a picture of Levar Burtan's left nipple was illegally used on the left panel, so he sued, won, and shot all the copies to the moon. But the ghost of John Carpenter ..."
The copyrights stuff can indeed be a stangled mess. Even the people involved don't always seem to know what the deal is rights and ownership.

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tfishell: If you genuinely feel Captive has a place here, try to get in contact with Tony Crowther (or I can do that in a few hours; I really need some sleep). EDIT: Didn't mean to sound rude. I haven't played the game so I don't know if it's GOG-worthy, and I've just been writing so much, I need a break. :P
Don't worry about it, you've done a grand job. Even if GOG has already contacted some of these people, added pressure from others can do much.

(I do wonder whatever happened to Tony Crowther. He did Knightmare as well.)
Did Crowther do Captive II also (the CD32 game)?
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Crosmando: The PC port of Captive was very bad though from what I've heard, I've only played the original Amiga version in WinUAE but apparently the DOS version screwed up the xp reward system, making the game unplayably hard. Perhaps it could be fixed though if you got in contact with Crowther, as he programmed it.
My memory is very vague on this, but I think it was patched at some point.
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Crosmando: Did Crowther do Captive II also (the CD32 game)?
Yes. It was also on Amiga at least. I remember reading some very glowing reviews of it back then.
Post edited August 06, 2013 by RaggieRags
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tfishell: Command & Conquer, from EA (well, freeware; hopefully GOG can still bring it eventually)
I am absolutely puzzled by the absence of the C&C games on GOG. They're classics, we already have Westwood onboard and there aren't any weird licensing issues (that I am aware of, at least), and they'd sure be an instant hit when released. The only thing I can think of preventing their release is some kind of technical issue.
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tfishell: Command & Conquer, from EA (well, freeware; hopefully GOG can still bring it eventually)
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svmariscal: I am absolutely puzzled by the absence of the C&C games on GOG. They're classics, we already have Westwood onboard and there aren't any weird licensing issues (that I am aware of, at least), and they'd sure be an instant hit when released. The only thing I can think of preventing their release is some kind of technical issue.
EA is selling them on Origin. That's the ultimate answer - they want 100% of the revenue.
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svmariscal: I am absolutely puzzled by the absence of the C&C games on GOG. They're classics, we already have Westwood onboard and there aren't any weird licensing issues (that I am aware of, at least), and they'd sure be an instant hit when released. The only thing I can think of preventing their release is some kind of technical issue.
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keeveek: EA is selling them on Origin. That's the ultimate answer - they want 100% of the revenue.
Well if that is the case, it's a shame - I won't touch Origin with the proverbial 20ft pole. So at least from me, EA will be getting a shiny 100% of nothing.

Even though I still have my C&C original cds, I'd be more than willing to purchase it again should it appear on GOG.
Post edited August 06, 2013 by svmariscal