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Post by OrangeRibbon » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:26 am

Hawq wrote:EA takes down open-source SimCity 2000

An open-source remake of SimCity 2000, called OpenSC2K, has been taken offline at the behest of Electronic Arts.

EA filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) request to take the game down. It points out that OpenSC2K uses assets from SimCity 2000 which are copyrighted and, in an accompanying notice, EA pointed out: “Assets from the game are being infringed upon. An authorized and legitimate copy of the game can be found available for purchase here.”



In the OpenSC2K readme, extracted as part of a thread on Hacker News, OpenSC2K developer Nicholas Ochoa said: “These assets are NOT covered by the GNU General Public License used by this project and are copyright EA / Maxis. I’m including these assets in the hope that because the game has been made freely available at various points in time by EA, and because it’s 24 years old as of publishing this project that no action will be taken. Long story short, please don’t sue me!”

Alas, as described above, EA is still selling SimCity 2000, so the DMCA takedown notice was inevitable. Ochoa does have a plan to get Open SC2K back up and running: he told TorrentFreak: “I was never contacted by EA or GitHub prior to the takedown – I received notification after the fact from GitHub. Nobody from EA has reached out since and I’m still waiting for GitHub to review my request. My plan right now once the repo is restored is to remove the copyrighted content and provide instructions on how to extract the assets directly from the original game files.”

That, however, sounds a tad ill-conceived, since the DMCA request clearly states: “”The current audio visual output of the repository creates content that infringes on Electronic Arts copyright. As long as that continues to happen, no other changes other than removal is sufficient to address the infringement.”
source didnt even know it was a thing, now it aint

Why not just make it use the assets from an installed version version of sim city 2000?

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Post by Hawq » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:44 pm

cos the 'version version' is super rare

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:42 am

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This War of Mine - The most cheerful war survival game ever made. Well, not that cheerful. But it's good.
Beat Cop - It's about time someone sorted New York out, and that someone is you. Hit the streets and walk your beat, cop.
Tower 57 - If the words 'neo-retro twin stick shooter in a dieselpunk megatower' don't excite you then you're dead inside.
ADR1FT - What if Gravity were a game, and absolutely drove home how terrifying space can be?
Quarantine - Disease won't win, not while you're there to defend the world, one turn at a time.
Human Fall Flat - Human Fall Flat, Human Fall Over, Human Fall Onto Catapult And Get Launched Into Air By Friends.
The Flame in the Flood - Head down the river and try to survive, but be warned: the rains are coming.
Bomber Crew - What if you had to manage a bomber crew as you flew to victory? Or horrendous failure, your choice.
Serial Cleaner - It's time to clean up this town, because there's blood and guns and evidence everywhere. How untidy.
Manual Samuel - You've got 24 hours to survive, and you've got to control every function of your body manually. Even blinking.
Warhammer: Vermintide End Times - Those rats aren't going to kill themselves, so grab three friends and get to it!
The Little Acre - A love letter to animation and adventure games, help Aidan and Lily in 1950s Ireland as they search for Aidan's father.
The Black Death - You're alone, you're sick, you've no money or resources, and in the distance bandits gather. The Black Death pushes survival to the limit.
War Tech Fighters - Get in your giant mech and head into space, destruction and beautiful explosions await.
Dead Age - Turn based RPG combat meets survival game in Dead Age, where the dead are coming for you and it's up to you to survive.
Mount and Blade Warband - Be the medieval hero that you always wanted to be. Or just trot about and raid villages, your choice.
Mount and Blade - The game that started it all, live your medieval dreams to the fullest in this open world medieval RPG simulation.
Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword - A standalone expansion for Mount and Blade, based loosely on the Henryk Sienkiewicz novel.
Beyond Eyes - Guide Rae, a young blind girl, on an adventure filled with magic, love, and life changing events.
Killing Floor - Sometimes all you need is just to grab a gun, grab a friend, and shoot a load of zombies. Killing Floor more than delivers.
Toybox Turbos - The most micro of machines are yours to control in this wild and wacky driving game.
RAGE - You woke up and everything's gone...apocalyptic. So why not get your gun and your spinny stick and fight for the future.
Insurgency - Multiplayer has never been so lethal, clash over strongholds and supplies and make sure you never forget your gun.
LEGO Batman the Videogame - What's Batman do in his downtime? Well he still rescues Gotham City, but he does it in pure LEGO style.
F.E.A.R. 3 - Horror and FPS action combine into Monolith's magnum opus, you'll shoot and kick your way to victory. And also crap your pants.
Injustice Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition - Find out the answer to the question 'could the Flash take on Superman?'
Batman: Arkham Asylum - The game that finally gave us the Batman series we deserve, set in the most crazy place in the most crazy city.
Biozone - Dr Membranus needs to pay, so scroll right and jump and shoot and show him what for!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Ultimate Edition - Not only do you get Lords of Shadow, but you'll get the Reverie and Resurrection DLC too!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Digital Bundle - Look, Satan's a bad sort, so it's up to you as Dracula to team up with Death and sort him out.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD - Belmont wants blood...Dracula's blood. Get him ex-sanguinated!
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - The biggest stealth action game out there, huge playgrounds for you to explore, fight, sneak, and then Fulton your time away.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - A meticulously detailed arena awaits you for multiple playthroughs as you hone in on the perfect stealth approach.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Find out once and for all why 'NANOMACHINES, SON' brings a smile to so many faces.
Puzzle Chronicles - Puzzles and RPGs meet as you avenge the atrocities the Ashurin Empire wrought upon your people.
Rocket Knight - Sparkster's back, what's better than an opossum in a suit of armour? An opossum in a suit of armour with a jetpack.
Stable Orbit - Show those NASA hacks how to really build a space station.
Peregrin - Puzzles and a beautiful narrative combine as you traverse the stunning world of Peregrin, solving your way through the myriad adventures that await.
Magicka - AKA 'how to make my friends hate me as I use air powers to blow them off cliffs' simulator.
Crusader Kings II - The best medieval crazy-story generator ever made. Marry your cousin, kill them off, fail, then get mysteriously killed yourself and have your wife take over.
Teleglitch Die More Edition - This procedurally generated horror action game brings your scifi fears to life as horrible beasts stalk this broken facility's halls.
Frozen Synapse Prime - Plan your turn, simulate your opponents, test the action and when you're ready, set it all in motion. Then find out you were wrong.
Super Cloudbuilt - Lost in a world you don't recognise, running through room after room, Super Cloudbuilt asks you who you are, and where you're going?
Ballistic Overkill - Competitive multiplayer shooters don't get more immediate than this, when you just gotta shoot someone online, this is your choice.
Next Up Hero - Get back to the days of Gauntlet in Next Up Hero, a top down dungeon crawler where you choose your class and get hacking!
InnerSpace - As the universe fades, fly through immense and beautiful vistas to try and piece together memories before they're lost forever to the mists of time.
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered - Featuring the best opening scene in gaming history, this game is wonderful and bonkers in equal measure, and absolutely unmissable.
Evil Genius - Evil needs a home, so why not be the one to build it? Hey, if you're going to be evil, why not be the best evil you can be.
Sniper Elite 3 - Test your sniping skills against a variety of Nazi bodyparts, and don't stop until you've won the war

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Post by melancholy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:26 am

I saw that. Its a great deal if you have an interest in most of those games, but there's only about 3-4 I would actually want.

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Post by ian » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:39 pm

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:Image

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F.E.A.R. 3 - Horror and FPS action combine into Monolith's magnum opus, you'll shoot and kick your way to victory. And also crap your pants
Wait a second... monoliths magnum opus?
Couple of things, 1 they misspelled no one lives forever 2.
And 2, fear 3 wasn’t developed by monolith anyway.
I don’t care if it’s for charity or if the games are worth a billion dollars, the most important detail is wrong!
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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:40 pm

This SCUM game doesn't have enough stats in it for my liking. It needs more!

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It's that game that had the clothes drying in it: viewtopic.php?p=18961#p18961

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Post by melancholy » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:42 am

Can we just make a free games thread? I think it would be more convenient, especially since they seem to pop up pretty commonly.

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Post by Skynet » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:46 pm

Sounds like a good idea. Either that or a combined free/bargain thread.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:27 pm

Yeah alright.

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Post by Hawq » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:20 am

EA plans to remaster their classic Command and Conquer games

EA plans to remaster their classic Command and Conquer games
Back at E3 2018, EA revealed Command and Conquer Rivals, a mobile game which probably created more anger amongst series veterans than excitement, resurrecting the name of one of PC gaming most beloved RTS franchises to turn it onto a mobile clicker game.

The Command and Conquer series has been effectively dead since the release of Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight, where EA took a bold step in the wrong direction with the franchise, leaving the RTS series without a proper base-building entry since 2009's release of Red Alert 3: Uprising. Since then EA has attempted to make a sequel to Command and Conquer: Generals, a free-to-play title which was ultimately cancelled in late 2013.

In the aftermath of the Command and Conquer: Rivals announcement, EA has head fans of the series loud and clear, that PC gamers want to see the franchise return to PC. Now EA has announced that they have been exploring the possibility of remastering the classic RTS titles, stating that they "already have the ball rolling on our first effort".

EA's Jim Vessella, who worked on production teams of Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Red Alert 3 and acted as lead producer of Kane's Wraith, has released the following proclamation on the Command and Conquer subreddit.



Fellow Command & Conquer fans,

My name is Jim Vessella, and I’m a Producer at Electronic Arts. Ten years ago I had the pleasure of being on the production team for Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3, along with being the Lead Producer on Kane’s Wrath. During those years, some of my favorite moments were interacting with our passionate community, whether at our onsite Community Summits, on the forums, or while attending various events such as Gamescom.

As most of you may know, we recently announced Command & Conquer: Rivals, a mobile game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Following the reveal of Rivals, we heard you loud and clear: the Command & Conquer community also wants to see the franchise return to PC. And as a fan of C&C for over 20 years, I couldn’t agree more. With that in mind we’ve been exploring some exciting ideas regarding remastering the classic PC games, and already have the ball rolling on our first effort to celebrate the upcoming 25th Year Anniversary.

We are eager to hear your feedback to help influence our current thoughts for PC and what comes next. Over the next few weeks we’ll be talking to fans in a variety of ways. In the meantime, please share your thoughts here on the subreddit.

As a long time C&C fan and developer, I am just as passionate about the C&C franchise as you are, and look forward to hearing your thoughts as they help us shape the future of C&C at EA!

Thanks!

Jim Vessella

At this time it is unclear which games EA intend to remaster, and how much of an overhaul these classic PC game will receive. Will this be a Starcraft: Brood War style remaster, or does EA plan to make larger changes to their classic titles? I'd personally like to see a re-release of Command and Conquer: Generals with proper 16:9 resolution support and a higher framerate cap.
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Post by ian » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:36 am

Ea want feedback about c&c?

Westwood or GTFO...

All the feedback they need.
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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:55 pm





Someone famous once said that with great power comes great responsibility. However, some people think that great power means great fun.
Where is the truth? You tell me.

Priest Simulator is a realistic, well, simulator of living as the most privileged person in town.
  • Do the sermons. People will obey you.
  • Give the sacraments. According to your own price list.
  • Visit people. Collect loot.
  • Modernize you church. Or your saint laboratory.
  • Perform exorcisms on possessed people. Or animals.
  • Destroy the sects. Or make alliances.
  • Fight with other priests in Divine Powers Challanges. Or take part in illegal races.
  • Spend money on car upgrades. Or weapons to fight demons.
But first of all remember - take care of your reputation. Because you live in a place where almost everyone wants to pull your leg.

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Post by Hawq » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:18 am

I know Steam relaxed their policy on content & just went with a warning but Priest Simulator sacres me for any mini-games & choir boy parts, fortunatley a minute or so into the trailer shows a more Goat Simulator vibe

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:13 pm

A Scum bug was causing uncontrollable penis growth

Last week's Wild Hunter update to the online survival game Scum added bow and arrow skills, new animals to use them on, new musical instruments, and user-definable dongs. Amusingly, they weren't purely cosmetic: embiggening your wang requires the use of attribute points that could otherwise be put toward more useful characteristics, or you could shrink it up in exchange for a boost to your brain or biceps.

As sometimes happens with such complex, interlocking systems, the rollout didn't go perfectly smoothly. Because of that, Gamepires released a hotfix today aimed at addressing some of the most pressing issues, including:

- Bug fix where penis would get bigger with each login
- Fixed a bug where urinating would lock hands and penis if interrupted
- Fixed a bug where it was possible to increase penis size without it affecting other attributes
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