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Nice! I had no idea the Cinemaware games were released, but it makes sense since the company's been defunct for years now.

 

Um, just the opposite - the games are legally available to download because the company is still around & has legally allowed their distribution to promote their new titles such as this year's Robin Hood game.

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Originally posted by Pharmboy@Oct 22 2004, 05:16 PM

Everybody who has not played Star Control 2 should DO SO. It is one of the best games ever made. Period underline :).

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I was addicted to Star Control 2 when it came out. The music was (and still is) some of the coolest I've heard. In fact, it *may* come up in a boneyard challenge sometime in the future.

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No challenge for me then :).

 

I can say without hesitation that I played through SC2 a half-dozen times and I have memorized many, many tracks of music from it.

 

OCRemix has a bunch of great SC2 remixes as well. There's a remix of the hyperspace theme that's especially excellent.

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Originally posted by Pharmboy@Oct 23 2004, 02:36 PM

Ooh, I didn't know you could do that.

 

The voice was driving me nuts. Care to post that little trick, Jeremy? :)

Certainly my good man..

 

1. Go to the game's shortcut where you launch it from and right-click it.

2. Choose Properties and go to the Shortcut tab

3. The Target line (with the .exe file) should look like mine:

 

"C:\Games\Star Control II\uqm.exe" -m pc -T0 --cscan pc

 

Obviously, your path will differ from mine. Most importantly though is to put those characters AFTER the quotes:

 

-m pc (this changes the remixed tracks back to the original PC mod files)

-T0 (dialogue volume muted)

--cscan pc (another little adjustment I made - when you scan a planet for minerals and such, it spells everything out like techtonics, weather and such just like the PC original instead of the little graphics which I was having trouble recognizing)

 

For other adjustments, which can be tagged on after these if you wish, look in the manual.txt file that gets installed as well.

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Though it's not on that sight, I recently played a little X-COM (downloaded from http://www.the-underdogs.org/ I think). It's one of the classics that I missed, and when I saw that it was available for free now I thought I'd see what all the fuss was about. Seems very cool :) Free old games is so kickass :)

 

And I agree, Star Control II is one of the best :) I think I might resume work on my silly little SCII mod restoration project and see what y'all think. The mods from the original PC game are a little glitchy and don't lend themselves well to high-quality playback, so I was fixing them up and rendering the results to a .wav to make myself a CD, but I got distracted by school and other things at the time and never got back to it. But reading this thread is making me miss those tunes :)

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Originally posted by Covak@Oct 24 2004, 03:34 AM

And I agree, Star Control II is one of the best :) I think I might resume work on my silly little SCII mod restoration project and see what y'all think. The mods from the original PC game are a little glitchy and don't lend themselves well to high-quality playback, so I was fixing them up and rendering the results to a .wav to make myself a CD, but I got distracted by school and other things at the time and never got back to it. But reading this thread is making me miss those tunes :)

I agree Covak. You must get back to work on that ASAP. :D I'd love to hear what you come up with,

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Well, I'm not touching the legality of Underdogs with a 10-foot pole (I'm not even sure if it should be mentioned on-site :P), but generally speaking they have been removing product when requested.

 

And by requested I mean the lawyers were sent in :P.

 

But I did note that while X-Com is listed there and available, other MicroProse titles such as Airborne Ranger and Covert Action are still NOT listed and it clearly states that Underdogs is unable to release them due to a lack of permission on the part of the license holder.

 

Whether that means they have permission from Mythos Software or not, I have no idea. I just like making posts ;)

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Originally posted by CaptainRon@Oct 22 2004, 09:19 PM

Found this and i'm currently enjoying the original GTA

The GTA released for free by Rockstar has the rather significant advantage of working on Windows XP, unlike the original boxed copy, by the way.

 

Now, if I can figure out how to install my GTA: London to run with it as well, I'll be a happy bunny...

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It was an expansion pack for the first GTA (so uses the same engine). All new missions, and set in 60's London, so a new map, new vehicles and new radio stations as well.

 

My only issue with it really is that its as bad as the first GTA for how long you go between save points. Still, this got fixed for GTA2 and onwards.

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