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Juan Valdez
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Original Version of SC2
« on: February 04, 2004, 01:56:29 am »

Is there anywhere that I can download the original, DOS based version of the game from 1992?  I have been searching everywhere but I can only find this new version.

Any suggestions as to where I can look?
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Re: Original Version of SC2
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2004, 01:58:41 am »

Is it legal to post a link to a game that was sold?

(I know that UQM is almost the same game, but a lot of things have been changed, not to mention the name!)  Wink
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Re: Original Version of SC2
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2004, 02:07:43 am »

Technically, no; the official answer is "use UQM instead".  Even if you ignore the parts we don't have (mainly the trademark on Star Control), we weren't given rights to the PC source.
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Re: Original Version of SC2
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2004, 06:21:44 am »

That is weird because I emailed Paul and Fred a long time ago (when this whole deal started) and they at least implied that they had recovered the lost PC source code and were planning on using it for UQM.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2004, 02:24:40 pm »

The code we received was partially ported (and basically OpenGL based); they had claimed to us that the PC source was lost.
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Re: Original Version of SC2
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2004, 07:24:42 pm »

So the finaly answer would be yes, it is illegal.   :-/
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2004, 08:06:49 pm »

OK.

I still have it installed on my old desktop so I guess I will just have to transfer it to my new computer.

Thanks for the replies
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Re: Original Version of SC2
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2004, 05:48:03 pm »

Out of curiousity, why would you want it?
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2004, 02:18:45 am »

It's got complete conversations for one reason.  It's also fun to see other differences between SC2 and UQM.  At least, that's what I still fire up mine for.  Maybe he wants to decompile it.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2004, 03:27:15 pm »

maybe he wants to memorize the star map Wink

I played the game for so long back then that I didn't need the map for the key at the startup, I remembered the locations and names of almost all the stars  Cheesy

(the original DOS version had 'password protection' in the form of star locations/names, based on a star map that was originally in the game package)
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2004, 04:47:21 pm »

Nice one, Censored... I once lend my SC2 diskettes to a friend of mine and since it was a pirate-version, I didn't have the starmap so I drew a map of my own which I gave to my friend.

About 5 years later (one year ago from now) a guy said in irc he is having problems with SC2 copy protection (I didn't know about UQM at that time) so I just told him what star is in question whenever I was available.

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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2004, 06:30:14 pm »

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It's got complete conversations for one reason.  It's also fun to see other differences between SC2 and UQM.  At least, that's what I still fire up mine for.  Maybe he wants to decompile it.  Roll Eyes


Fair enough, but they are virtually identical. I bought the 3DO version first and I think I prefer it. It's nice to have the original DOS version too, though... especially now that it works with DOSBox! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2004, 10:47:31 pm »

You know, you can mess with some of the settings so the game acts more like the old PC version.
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Re: Original Version of SC2
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2004, 12:09:29 am »

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Nice one, Censored... I once lend my SC2 diskettes to a friend of mine and since it was a pirate-version, I didn't have the starmap so I drew a map of my own which I gave to my friend.

About 5 years later (one year ago from now) a guy said in irc he is having problems with SC2 copy protection (I didn't know about UQM at that time) so I just told him what star is in question whenever I was available.

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Ah, why not giving him a crack?
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2004, 12:12:36 am »

I never had a crack for it.
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