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Re: PETITION: Release Ur-Quan Masters for Revoluti
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2005, 06:44:24 pm »

Toys for Bob is working exclusively for Activision these days (see this thread), while they still have the rights to Star Control (except for the trademark). Anything SC related from them isn't going to be happening in the near future.

Slightly related, it is possible to play an original version of SC on a game console. FreeDO, a 3DO emulator, should run SC2. Authorised (by the console makers) releases of it for both the XBox and the PS2 are available.
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Re: PETITION: Release Ur-Quan Masters for Revoluti
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2005, 12:32:35 am »

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Hey numbnut, listen up.

Well, it's good that you've set the tone for the discussion up front.  There's not a lot of point to reading the rest, and certainly not a lot of point to responding to this, but a few quick points before I ignore this thread completely:

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I am talking to an official release, not to little Internet boys like you. I am referring to the big boys, Fred Ford and Paul Reiche along with the Toys for Bob crew, not begging to Internet geeks to do something.

No, what you're doing is tantamount to masturbating in public: it might be fun, but it doesn't accomplish anything, and onlookers will do little but point and laugh at you.  This forum (and for that matter, this project) are not run, sponsored, nor affiliated with Toys for Bob; it is the forum for The Ur-Quan Masters, a fan-run project.  If you're trying to get a hold of Toys for Bob, I'd suggest that you track them down and call them childish names instead of bothering us.

In addition, "Star Control" != "The Ur-Quan Masters".  Since the very title of your post asks for UQM to be ported to some new platform, and you're posting your request to the UQM forums, how can you reasonably expect anyone reading your post to interpret it any other way than how we did?

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One of these downloads could be Star Control I from Genesis.

"Star Control" != "UQM".  Accolade/Infogrames/Atari owns 100% of the copyright on the old Starcon ROM, and Crystal Dynamics/Eidos owns the copyright on the 3DO port of SC2.  TFB's approval is not in any way necessary for such a public release to happen, although asking them first is a gentlemanly thing to do.  But if you're really after a public release of the original games, and not the modern UQM port, then you're very, very much in the wrong place.  I'd suggest getting a hold of Atari's and/or Eidos's legal departments if you're concerned with obtaining a legal ROM distribution.
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Re: PETITION: Release Ur-Quan Masters for Revoluti
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2005, 01:56:43 am »

Besides all of the legal stuff, what would the practical reasons to port this game to the Rev?  Currently, this game is available for free for most computer operating systems.  It's very stable and the source code is free to download and modify for your own personal use.  The UQM team is a hard working bunch that is dedicated to squash every bug they find.  So what would be the advantages to porting this game to a next generation console?  I personally would rather see a brand new high quality Star Control game made for the next gen consoles then just another port of a game that we already got for free.
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Re: PETITION: Release Ur-Quan Masters for Revoluti
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2005, 04:20:20 am »

ditto
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