Ace Ventura support

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Ace Ventura support

Post by meist3r » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:48 pm

This is just one of those stupid "Is there any chance this game will be supported" threads. Sorry for opening it. But I'd like to know: Is there a chance someday the Ace Ventura adventure game will be supported?

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Post by Ceri Cat » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:22 am

There's a chance. But I wouldn't hold your breath waiting on it. The adventure game is pretty uncommon so having a copy to work with is half the battle. I haven't seen it since my video store sold all their PC games (Crusader: No Remorse and Diablo were higher on my procure list than it since it wasn't that good a game to my way of thinking).

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Post by Kaminari » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:38 am

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Post by sanguinehearts » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:54 pm

great game and the demo appears to be very informative when run through a disassembler, external libraries for different features of the game exist as dll files and many of the functions retain their original names. Im just got a full copy of the game on ebay.

maybe one day...

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Post by meist3r » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:22 pm

Kaminari wrote:
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All the inane chatter goes in here. If you're curious about whether we will support a game, post HERE not in General Discussion.
Whoops, sorry for this.

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Post by Yuruka » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:48 pm

Lol I still have an old CD of Ace Ventura somewhere...
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Post by Longcat » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:51 pm

You have violated Forum Rule #0!

Please modify your post imideatly or this thread will be locked.
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Post by md5 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:25 pm

Yuruka wrote:Lol I have a CD of Ace Ventura ;).

I'm pretty sure it's abandonware and you should just download it.

I mean.

Seriously.

If you can't find a game and you've searched for months, and it's not being sold anymore, why still look? Just freaking download it!

It's not like you'll catch aids or something!
- it's bad
- it's wrong
- it's illegal
- don't ask for support for pirate copies

And check our copyright FAQ:
http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Copyright_FAQ
Abandonware is not a proper legal concept. Copyright of computer software seems to end 95 years after publication (at least in the USA). Feel free to check back in around 2080 if you're allowed to download the games then.

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Post by Yuruka » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:54 am

Edited Out.
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Post by DrMcCoy » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:02 am

Yuruka wrote:Actually by abandonware I meant freeware, but meh.
1. Abandonware != Freeware
2. No, Ace Ventura has not been given to the public by its copyright holders
Yuruka wrote:Also, are you telling me you have never, ever, ever done something like downloaded a song/pdf/video (anime perhaps?) or program that you'd usually have to pay for in your life?
That's irrelevant and doesn't change the fact that it's illegal and not tolerated here.
Yuruka wrote:P.S: I don't need to edit my post, it's not hurting anyone.
Ah, but you are hurting our project.

You see, companies don't like having their copyright infringed upon. If the people running these companies think we help or even encourage copyright infringment, they might, oh say, send letters demanding ScummVM to be shut down. Or overthink their standing on whether they'll help us in the future when we ask for source code.

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Post by Yuruka » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:28 pm

I see.

Edited.

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Post by Longcat » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:30 pm

Good:)

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Post by Yuruka » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:07 pm

Heh, well I wouldn't want to get on the bad side of the ScummVM team do I?

ScummVM is the best thing since sliced bread imo.

I need to buy the LucasArts Archives...

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