Teen Agent

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Has anyone played this game? I noticed the graphics and engine were simple enough to be (somewhat) easily replicated, so I would like to suggest supporting this game.
clem wrote:I note you're hotlinking images from an abandonware site?
I'm sorry. I honestly didn't know. It came up in Google Image search.
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Post by md5 »

Questions like that appear sometimes, and the answer is the same: no.

The problem isn't with the game graphics, no matter how simple/complex they are. Support for a game means that someone will have to rewrite its engine from scratch - a very difficult and long process.

Also refer to our FAQ:
http://www.scummvm.org/faq.php#id2503871

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Post by Jorpho »

A smashing game, though. Apparently there was a talkie version, but it was only available in Polish.

Whoever translated the script did a bang-up job.

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I note you're hotlinking images from an abandonware site?

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Post by Jorpho »

I might add that this game was released as freeware by Metropolis many years ago, if you didn't know already.

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Yep, the game is freeware: moderated -for free legal download.

It is a really cool adventure game released in the mid 90s with a hilarious sense of humour and starts when an intelligence agency is so desperate to crack a case, they figure the best way to recruit the ideal agent is to, hire a fortune teller to randomly pick a name. This turns out to be the teenager you play as, and the humour just keeps getting better.

Not sure what engine it uses. It uses the text font that is almost symbolic of Adventure games but beyond that...

I may give it a shot myself, but I warn you, I'm pretty much a newbie at this, I don't know what level of skill is required, what technical knowledge is helpful, how to approach big changes to open source projects, what the best way to start off is, or what the learning curve for ScummVM is. And frankly, I can't honestly say that I could give it the commitment it needs, as right now, I have other things that require my attention.

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Sofox wrote:Yep, the game is freeware: <snip> -for free legal download.
I must say that the site you linked to is a bit obscure.
It has Street Fighter 2 (copyright US Gold) and a hacked version of Prince of Persia available for download, neither of which are freeware as far as I know.

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clem wrote:
Sofox wrote:Yep, the game is freeware: <snip> -for free legal download.
I must say that the site you linked to is a bit obscure.
It has Street Fighter 2 (copyright US Gold) and a hacked version of Prince of Persia available for download, neither of which are freeware as far as I know.
Are these links more reliable in confirming Teen Agent's freeware status?

http://moderated/game.php?id=1133
http://www.mobygames.com/game/teenagent

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Sofox wrote:Are these links more reliable in confirming Teen Agent's freeware status?
Not at all. First one is a famous source of all kinds of illegal games. Their rule is "we remove games per request", i.e. they pile up every kind of warez until someone complains.

Second one is a world-editable site in a manner of Wiki.

I am not convinced. Give me link to the rights owner site.


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Post by Ceri Cat »

http://www.metropolis-software.com/ Unfortunately the site is under construction and I don't speak Polish or I'd ring and ask for you.

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It was once up for downloading on Metropolis Software’s website:

http://web.archive.org/web/200212210429 ... nload.html

But that was six years ago, and this page is no longer available.

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I tried to contact Metropolis 2-3 times over the last several years about the freeware status and the possibility to get the source code, but they didn't even reply :(

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Schnaks wrote:It was once up for downloading on Metropolis Software’s website:

http://web.archive.org/web/200212210429 ... nload.html

But that was six years ago, and this page is no longer available.
So let me get this straight: releasing a game for free on you site does not make it Freeware? If so then we can't say whether the game is Freeware even though it's clear that the company doesn't mind it being freely distributed. Otherwise it would still remain Freeware as there has been no obvious effort by the company to stop it being free short of removing it from their site (which has been redesigned a lot already).
The question is, what specific step does a company need to do to make a game freeware? And what if they let everybody download it free but don't do anything else?

john_doe: Thanks for your efforts, that's really good of you and I was just thinking of doing something like that. I should tell you however that Metropolis has now been taken over by CD Projekt http://www.cdprojekt.com and they even mention Teen Agent on their website ( http://www.cdprojekt.com/company.asp?id=g_history and http://www.cdprojekt.com/company.asp?id=g_awards )

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Schnaks wrote:It was once up for downloading on Metropolis Software’s website:

http://web.archive.org/web/200212210429 ... nload.html
Now that's convincing. And as I understand, both Polish and English versions were released as freeware.


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Post by Largo »

Metropolis Software merged with CD PROJECT corporation

Official site:

http://www.cdprojekt.com/

Try to contact them.

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