09-17-2008, 08:21 PM
By the way, Svartalf, you can add these two on company dead-ends.
Funcom and Microids. Microids sent me a complementary copy of Syberia 2, but that doesn't change the fact that everytime I and someone else asked for a Linux/Mac version, they've said a quick and terse 'No'.
09-18-2008, 05:20 PM
What about the Dune RTS game series? Im not sure if EA owns the rights to those games, or if they belong to the Dune universe creator's estate. Or maybe the original Command and Conquer for DOS? I mean, since EA released the binaries for Command and conquer and red alert as freeware, who knows. And what about Bethesda, since they release the first elder scrolls game as a freeware download?
09-18-2008, 05:27 PM
09-18-2008, 05:39 PM
09-18-2008, 07:01 PM
Ah Dune games...
As far as I know, Westwood is now EA LA. EA, I would surmise would hold the rights to Dune 2, Dune 2000 and Emperor: Battle for Dune.
If you're talking about Dune 1 the adventure game from the early 90s, that's from Crystal Dynamics, I believe (EDIT: My bad, it's by Cryo Interactive... defunct by now by their Dune Generations project). There's a stealth action Dune game in 2001 by Widescreen Games. IGN loved it. I hated it.
I hope I didn't miss any other Dune games...
I'd rather see Daggerfall get an update than a port. The entire old portfolio for that matter... Red Guard, Battle Spire, Arena and Daggerfall. Anyway, not gonna happen.
Last edited by niniendowarrior; 09-18-2008 at 09:10 PM.
09-19-2008, 09:52 AM
System Shock 1 would be awesome.
Originally Posted by xav1r
While we're on old classics: How about the uboot sim Schleichfahrt (aka Archimedean Dynasty)? It's the much better and darker prequel to AquaNox and was published by Blue Byte (now a subsidiary company of Ubisoft).
09-19-2008, 10:47 AM
that'd be great, but since you mention it now belongs to ubisoft, it's probably a dead end.
09-19-2008, 12:04 PM
Only for now. Ubi's not shown themselves to be anything more than the typical AAA publisher with regards to us. They're a "show us the money" type place, with 'em wanting a bit of serious lucre up-front to be able to even port. Once we get a few things going here within the next 6 or so months, we can revisit talking with them about things with possibly more reasonable deals.
Originally Posted by xav1r
09-19-2008, 12:44 PM
Has any of them studios/publishers not shown themselves as being that?
Originally Posted by Svartalf
09-19-2008, 12:58 PM
I'm so happy that Hostile Waters made it to the "being looked into" list, even though it was only mentioned twice on the forum
If it's going to be ported, will you include the unreleased multiplayer patched mentioned here?