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“… Additionally, it may just to bring them out of the unofficial Abandonware status so they have a reason to shutdown the sites hosting the files….”
this is a very good point. i almost agree with them if that is the case. being a programmer myself i do not support downloading software.
“…My fear is that all they are going to do is push DOSBOX out the door with the original code all on one cd/dvd and rake in what they can. It’s probably a great way for additional capital, since they’d have to do absolutely nothing with the exception of support….”
i was thinking this too. i figured it would be too costly to actually recode them, there were way too many versions of each engine to deal with. if you remember, old sierra did this too back in the day with some of the collections, all they did to deal with the timer issues was put a copy of one of those cpu slowdown utilites on the disk instead of actually fixing them.