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Old 11-22-2007, 01:07 AM   #61
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Jackal and Marek are currently working on a new list of games to be added. Post your request to them, we'll do our best to convince developers and publishers to be part of the Adventure Shop...
Jack and I are keeping an eye out for suggestions in this thread, so this is the best place to post them. Some of the suggested games will be very hard to get, either because their developers have long gone out of business, or because it would require changes to the game to make it run well on modern computers, but we will do the best we can.
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:40 AM   #62
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Some of the suggested games will be very hard to get, either because their developers have long gone out of business, or because it would require changes to the game to make it run well on modern computers, but we will do the best we can.
I know you only want games that can run on XP.. if I understood you right.

Although, I personally wouldn't mind being able to get my hands on games running DOS/win95/win98.
As long as you clearly state the game ONLY run on either of those systems.
For us gamers it's not a problem, since we know how to get them to run in DosBox or ScummVM.

For me that would be a treat, since I own a few games where the CD is scratched or only exist on floppy and I don't have floppy drive anymore, lol.
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For us gamers it's not a problem, since we know how to get them to run in DosBox or ScummVM.
As you say, for serious gamers it wouldn't be an issue. I'm sure you'd have to put "WILL NOT RUN UNDER XP" in big flashing letters on the site to avoid some damn fool downloading a game without realising this though.

Probably the other key thing (assuming you can get hold of the copyright owners in the first place) is what a licence to sell would cost. If there's a heavy up-front cost for the licence then it's only worthwhile if you're sure the market is big enough to make that back.
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As you say, for serious gamers it wouldn't be an issue. I'm sure you'd have to put "WILL NOT RUN UNDER XP" in big flashing letters on the site to avoid some damn fool downloading a game without realising this though.
Well, I imagined they would be under a separate category.
Like: Old Games - NOT Win XP.(Could be in flashing red, lol)
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:58 PM   #65
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As you say, for serious gamers it wouldn't be an issue. I'm sure you'd have to put "WILL NOT RUN UNDER XP" in big flashing letters on the site to avoid some damn fool downloading a game without realising this though.
You are absolutely right. All the games are tested. We do not want unhappy people ;-)
It will probably the case for older games, but we are always trying to find a solution with the developer to make it compatible. XP is not an issue, Vista is a real difficulty, even for newer games.

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Probably the other key thing (assuming you can get hold of the copyright owners in the first place) is what a licence to sell would cost. If there's a heavy up-front cost for the licence then it's only worthwhile if you're sure the market is big enough to make that back.
We can not afford heavy up-front cost for the licence, but can always find a solution.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:26 AM   #66
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I'm really happy to see Adventure Shop and will definitely be a customer as soon as my personal cash flow improves!

One minor thing that would be a nice touch: What if, after buying a game, you could also download the artwork for a CD label? Based on the original CD design, or the original box cover or something for the titles that never had much of a CD design. It would look a lot better (and less pirate-y) on a home-burned disk than just scribbling the title in marker.

Yes, we could always design our own labels. But an "official" one would be nice. Not important, just nice.

Congratulations and good luck on the venture.
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Even though I already own them, but others may not.
* King's Quest series
* Space Quest series
* Quest for Glory series
* Leisure Suit Larry series ( including 4 )
* Laura Bow series
* Myst series
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:56 PM   #68
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A few more for us US dwellers:
* Ankh series
* A Vampyre Story
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Even though I already own them, but others may not.
* King's Quest series
* Space Quest series
I'm sure I've seen these available as an all in one disc recently so there is presumably an active copyright holder at the moment. Might make it easier to track down who you need to deal with (if not actually getting a deal)
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* Leisure Suit Larry series ( including 4 )
Oh yeah, 4 was definitely the best in the series.
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I would really, really, really love to have The Neverhood available and updated for Vista. Really.

Pipedream?
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:46 AM   #71
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Bought my first game from the shop the other day (Journey to the Center of the Earth). Transaction was easy and the download and activation was smooth flawless.
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most adventure games are hard to find in my country and because of the added postage and packing costs, i always prefer to buy downloadable games, so this is great for me
i already bought road to india, everything worked fine and of course to be able to get your game so fast is an added plus
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Good to hear things are going smoothly.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:05 PM   #74
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Is there a list of the order in which the games were released? A control freak as I would like to see the date of 'publication' for the games available.

Great initiative btw, absolutely love it!
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:51 AM   #75
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Thanks!

There is no such list on the shop at this time, though you can always look the games up here at AdventureGamers (use Games A-Z or the search bar on the main site). It will take you to the game info pages where you can find its release date(s).
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Of course, silly me

But that only gives me the publication dates of the actual games, not of the date they launched on the adventureshop. Would be handy when the list grows longer.

But your solution will do fine for now...
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I didn't know that Eric Idle was in Discworld 2. Ok. That does it! I must play it! (This is a less than subtle hint that I think Discworld 2 should be added to the Adventure Shop.)
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Hmm. Does anyone know what happened to the Discworld game rights after Perfect Entertainment went out of business? I will research this soon but maybe someone already has the answer.
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Hmm. Does anyone know what happened to the Discworld game rights after Perfect Entertainment went out of business? I will research this soon but maybe someone already has the answer.
The games are supposed to be released as freeware at some point, and their engine implemented in ScummVM. See here.
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I would love to se a page in the shop about the progress of getting new games.
Sort of what Metaboli does here.
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