Monkey Island, and other good (free) games?

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Monkey Island, and other good (free) games?

Post by bluefoxicy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:49 am

First off is this accurate:

http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_p ... d_id=82104

Apparently Monkey's Island 1 and 2 were freeware'd like Beneath a Steel Sky... apparently. I sure as hell can't find it.

I'm looking to put this, Beneath a Steel Sky, Monkey Island, the other games on the ScummVM download page, and anything else free/open out there on my Wii. I noticed in another thread (viewtopic.php?t=6273) there's a Monkey Island version out there with Ogg Vorbis tracks... any idea where this came from?

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Post by Jade » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:53 am

i HIGHLY doubt that's true (read no) the ogg tracks would likely come from the Monkey Island Madness CD

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Post by bluefoxicy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:58 am

Jade wrote:i HIGHLY doubt that's true (read no) the ogg tracks would likely come from the Monkey Island Madness CD
Okay where do I get THAT and how do I get it on my Wii?

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Post by Jade » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:02 am

buy it, as for the wii part, there's a sub forum

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Post by Longcat » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:53 am

The monkey island games are NOT freewared.
You are simply going to have to buy them.

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Post by BJ_Wanlund » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:47 pm

One problem with your logic, Watson: Where DO I purchase these games? I got MI1 for free on that PC Gamer demo disc about 8 years ago with all the good old games like the original Links & Need For Speed (before EA borked it to high heaven).

I don't think LA has any right to just sit on these treasures. Release it on GOG.com, or Steam if you can't let it go without DRM, you skunk sweat-covered pigs!

BJ

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Post by ezekiel000 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:54 pm

You can get them second hand on ebay or amazon.

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Post by BJ_Wanlund » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:59 pm

Well, since I'm boycotting eBay, it's either Amazon Marketplace or resorting to piracy?

Gee thanks LucasArts, your money-hungry ways just lost you a customer who'll blindly buy everything you put out (save for Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings).

BJ

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Post by Longcat » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:05 pm

Either way, if you decide to resort to piracy we do not wish to hear about it here, nor will you receive any support on these forums.

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Post by BJ_Wanlund » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:17 pm

No worries, I found the game I wanted (FoA, since it's up in the air if the FoA being bundled with Staff of Kings is really the adventure game, although it said the "classic" Fate of Atlantis on the official site... who knows...) for about $15 used on Amazon Marketplace (I'd much rather go there than eBay any day).

BJ

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Post by Longcat » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:51 pm

I think it's FoA the action game actually.

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Post by clone2727 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:43 pm

Jonatan wrote:I think it's FoA the action game actually.
I disagree. The FoA action game did very poorly. I'll quote The Tingler's opinion on this: :wink:
The Tingler wrote:I highly doubt it - EVERYONE wants to forget that game, LucasArts included. They wouldn't bother advertising it!
But, there's already a thread on this.

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Post by Nikioko » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:19 am

I am still wondering why people think, abandonwarez are legal. Just the fact that companies do not enforce their rights and obviously tolerate these sites does not make it legal to upload such things.
The most important problem is that video games, unlike other media like motion pictures or music, are not freele aired so that everyone can tape them.

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Post by marticus » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:28 am

Nikioko wrote:I am still wondering why people think, abandonwarez are legal.
I wonder if they get abandonfood(tm) at work - oh look this sandwich hasnt been claimed in 5 mins, it must be unwanted.

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