Hi Dark,

Yeah, I know. Being a moderator myself I couldn't do anything like
that myself, nor allow anyone to do it here on Audyssey either. I was
just thinking it would be funny if someone did actually give them an
ultimatom of get with the program or just abandon the games
altogether. None of this we are working on something, but won't tell
you what it is, or we don't read or e-mail because of spam crap. There
comes a time when a company like that is just asking for someone to
pirate them out of existance or something. HOwever, straight people
like you and I will try to honor them even if they don't really
deserve it just on principle.


On 12/15/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> funnily enough Tom, I've been cconsiddering doing that very thing myself,
> issuing them with an ultimatum.
> shape up or officially go bust, no more of this idiotic hanging about.
> There are only two reasons why i haven't.
> firstly, I don't want to get audiogames.net into any sort of legal trouble.
> Secondly, as a moderator I must considder that we have a fairly strict
> policy about piracy. While rules have occasionally been bent for people
> posting links to old or abandoned games such as code factory's, (though this
> is kept on a strictly unofficial basis and out of the database or news),
> this would be directly placing free copies of at least nominally available
> games, which we really can't condone.
> Afterall, that potentially opens the way for some scumbag to then turn up
> and say "Well, company x hasn't released games for a while, so here are
> cracked versions"
> Finally, suppose Bavisoft then said "oh fine! you ungreatful bunch, the
> games are now abandonware, we're going to quit developement forever and
> retire to the country where we'll spend time cursing audio game players for
> all iternity for destroying our ambition! We were actually working on
> chillingham 2 who's developement was stopped because our lead programmer got
> his legs bitten off by a shark while sunbathing, and our second programmers'
> father went mad and thought he was a horse so she needed to go home and
> provide him with large supplies of oats, ---- but you'll never see it now!"
> methinks I'd feel a trifle guilty.
> Btw, anyone tries this on the forum, and I'll have to delete the topic.
> Beware the Grue!
> Dark.

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