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#123847 - 01/25/03 11:59 AM A stupid guy is making money out of free games
dimidimidimi Offline
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A stupid guy is making money out of free games




Can somebody who is good at hacking just mess his '^&"*&^^& computer up please?


Edited by looney4labs (06/26/07 02:24 PM)
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#123848 - 01/25/03 12:09 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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I ran a search at Alltheweb.com about the first game that I didn't know about and it seems that he/she is selling more than just free adventures...

here

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#123849 - 01/25/03 12:18 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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I know these games are all available for download, but if you look at the bottom there is a faint copyright credit to Islona Entertainment.

I looked up the company on the web and it appears that they are the copyright holders for 6th Sense Investigations and put together the original compilation CD that is now for sale at EBay. Islona Ent Adventure CD

Originally it retailed at 29.00. I don't think this is a ripped version, but a re-seller of the original CD. The disc label is the same. I'll keep checking though. smile

OK I finally found a link to the company itself and it appears they are no longer around. They were retailing classic Amiga and other games on CD's.

Laura
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#123850 - 01/25/03 12:29 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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Laura, do you know where we can download the 6th Sense Investigations? It looks sooo nice...

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#123851 - 01/25/03 01:53 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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Aparently as you can read in this thread in the Tierra forums they definitely didn't have the rights to include KQ1 remake, not the other ones either and not only that but they endagered the future of Tierra by this stupid action...



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#123852 - 01/25/03 01:56 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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Bastet,

I finally found a mention of this game at Adventure Archive. Both CineTech and EpicMarketing the original developers/publishers are non-locatable on the web. Although all the other games on the CD for sale can be found online for free download - not so with Sixth Sense. frown

Laura
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#123853 - 01/25/03 02:03 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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Dimidimidimi,

We almost posted at the same time - so I didn;t see your post right away. I had that exact feeling. The Sixth Sense game is older and was released on a CD. But the others all have active sites and developers. This seemed so wrong to me, so I sent a link to the EBay site to all 4 of them and asked whether it was an authorized version. From reading the Tierra forum link - I know the answer to that question now. frown

Seems to me - they should go after this guy/store. I was happy to see that they are considering a united approach against this rip off. GRRRRRR

Laura
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#123854 - 01/25/03 02:51 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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For those of you who want to download Ignac, a cute lucasartsy kind of adventure, but extremely short (will take you about 10 minutes to finish) here is the download page:

http://www.downloadfreegames.co.uk/games/details.asp?id=55

I can't wait for ignac 2 that is supposed to be a normal game and with a better interface/less pixel-hunting.

As for those of you who haven't tried KQ2 remake yet, then stop what you're doing and head directly to

www.tierraentertainment.com

to download one of the best adventures ever. Laura I share your anger and I hope that they will stop these stupid persons.


Edited by looney4labs (06/26/07 02:24 PM)
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#123855 - 01/25/03 03:44 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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Dimi:

Take a look at some of this guy's Ebay negative feedback. One buyer says the Tetris disk he got had a message on it to scan for viruses. Another says that the FM Sim disk consisted of a bunch of demos and another buyer said he had been sent a pirated disk. Seems to be a pattern here; you gotta admit he's resourceful.

Let's see, I can burn a CD with Zork 1,2,3. Burn another CD with the Post Mortem demo. Finish it up with a CD of Dimi's Inventory 1-3 and sell the whole thing on Ebay as a 3-Disk Adventure Gamer's bundle for hmmmmmm $19.99!

Thanks for exposing this dude- I hope the companies with the original copyrights will put a stop to it (especially Tierra- here they make these great games (KQ1&2 remakes) for free and some twerps try to make money off it!).

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#123856 - 01/25/03 04:58 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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I do not download much from the internet because I find so much of it is, frankly, confusing to me in the way it is presented. The links above to KQ1 and KQ2 for downloading are fine but at these download locations are also music downloads, etc. It doesn't say.....at least I didn't see that it did, but are these downloads necessary for playing the game? I understand the "patches" but not the others.

Sign me...... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" /> and <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" /> but laugh
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#123857 - 01/25/03 05:05 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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That is a shame....... frown

Does anyone know where to get "Monster Manor" online? I haven't seen that one anywhere.....

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#123858 - 01/25/03 05:13 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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Hi Snowmoon,
You can find it here, along with alot of other games:
http://www.ambrosine.com/
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#123859 - 01/25/03 05:29 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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Just heard from Tierra (developers of the two KQ remakes)

Quote:
Yes, a number of people have brought this to our attention. This guy is selling these CDs illegally and without our permission. We've contacted him and asked him to remove them. We are currently awaiting his reply.

Tierra's games will never be sold for money. They'll always be free
downloads. If you see someone charging money for them, it's someone who's
taken the game without our permission and is doing it for their own selfish
benefit.

Thanks for the concern.
Thank you Dimidimidimi for posting about this. Obviously, there are always those who will prey on others creative efforts to line their own pockets. frown

Laura
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#123860 - 01/25/03 07:46 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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Thanks, Brave Lady Laura and Sir Dimidimidimi! wave

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#123861 - 01/25/03 08:46 PM Re: A stupid guy is making money out of free games
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You are wonderful yourself, Bastet <img border="0" alt="[kiss]" title="" src="graemlins/kiss.gif" />

Laura smile
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