Due to our aim in bringing you quality audiogames and software, we have found
it necessary to discontinue support for old titles. Games such as Self
Destruct, Acefire, Danger City and the Savage Gamut are no longer being
maintained or supported, while Giftanum will shortly be offered for download as
an open source educational project.
This has been done for several reasons, all of which we have attempted to
Firstly, all the older titles were programmed in a now depricated platform, and
are getting more and more unplayable as later versions of Windows are released
into the market. They are only just playable on Windows Vista and Windows 7,
and even that requires several dependencies to be installed.
Secondly, these were originally games written by third party developers who
have different methods of programming. As a consequence it is much harder to
read and understand the way the program is written, so maintaining them in
their current state is impractical.
Thirdly, since most of these titles are in a state of completion, maintenance
is all that is required, especially with some of the games that contain many
critical bugs. As maintaining them is impractical and the development platform
is now itself discontinued, the only available option to us is rewriting them
from scratch. Given the amount of work it would take and the fact that they
were considered free beforehand, it isn't worth the effort that would be
involved.. We find it best to work purely on our own titles so that we can
concentrate fully on the quality of our work and the finality of our products.
I hope this explanation has helped you to understand and support our decision,
and are sorry for any inconveniences caused.
Although we have discontinued support and maintenance of these titles, X-Sight
Interactive still retains the copyright to these titles until such time as
further arrangements can be made. With that in mind I ask that these titles are
not hosted or redistributed to any third party in any way in their current
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
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