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    • #26252 Reply
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      I have practically all the Sierra adventure games along with Dynamix and Coktel Vision games. If any of you would like any of them drop me a request and I can send them to you via email. It took me ages to amass this collection after having lost a lot of sierra games from moving around. Hope this helps. Keep the Sierra memories alive!!!

    • #26253 Reply
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      (re: Swapping/Buying/Finding) Just an idea, but for example: Weezer fans have something set up where if you’re looking for a particular recording (Weezer have released TONS of songs on their website), you go to this page, pick a screen name off the list, IM the person, and they’ll send you the song. The only names on the list are the people who choose to be there & are willing to share their time/music.
      What about something similar about Sierra gamers? I have some stuff, but there’s a lot I’d like to get & I’m certainly not about to pay over $100 for some LSL games. 🙂

      Weezer Media Messenger Page

    • #26254 Reply
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      (re: Swapping/Buying/Finding) This really is not on the legal side. Old game lovers (like myself) have been doing this for years. Try
      Link: http://www.abandonware-forums.org(http://www.abandonware-forums.org) 
      … they can help if the game is no longer sold. I myself am on there under the name “avatar_58”.

      Sierra games, however, are not shared as they are very protective of their games.

    • #26255 Reply
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      (re: Swapping/Buying/Finding) About Paul’s abandonware post (affecting trading online)… I totally forgot that no Sierra (or LucasArts) games are available to download. That’s crappy, either make them available or let other people make them available. Heck, if I could download the games from Sierra I’d pay $10 a game.

    • #26256 Reply
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      (re: Swapping/Buying/Finding and the Weezer Idea) An interesting idea, though, depening on the size of files and such, it might be prohibitive in the bandwith required.

      Also, I’m interested in knowing what the legal status of the Weezer site is? Is this something endorsed by Weezer, or is this a fan type thing only? I ask because the ugly spectre of copywrite infringment could raise it’s head. Sierra (and therefor, Vivendi) may or may not take a dim view of that sort of thing. True, no one would really be profiting from that sort of exchange, and the products in question are ones that are out (mostly) of print and aren’t commercially available, but that action may still violate intellectual property rights.

      Morgan

    • #26257 Reply
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      (re: Swapping/Buying/Finding) I know how you feel about the sharing of these games….that it is unfair that they are not sold yet are illegal to trade. We all feel that way. That’s what abandonware is for….hopefully one day sierra games will be “true” abandonware and free to all. Seeing as the games are slowly falling off of sierra’s website…I don’t know how they feel about the classics.

      They are on the net though…some people risk the punishment for what they believe in. I know of one such site where almost every old sierra game is on….

    • #26258 Reply
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      (re: Swapping and the Weezer Idea) All the Weezer stuff is legal. People (as far as I can tell) aren’t interested in swapping the albums. Weezer has released tons of demo recordings on their website in the past. Those and live shows are mostly what gets traded. They definately don’t care about the demos, there has never been a problem with the live shows. The only gray area is b-sides (from overseas). Technically these shouldn’t be traded, but I don’t think they care about it since actually purchsing an import single (especially older ones) can be difficult.
      They’re a pretty fan based band. The reason all the demos got released online was so fans could vote for which songs to put on their fourth album (Maladroit). Groovy.

    • #26259 Reply
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      (re: Swapping and the Weezer Idea) Yep, that sounds right. Somehow, though technically Sierra Entertainment could be considered “fan based” it’s more in the line of fans buy the programs, and then more derivative stuff is mass-produced, but don’t ever think of distributing their old stuff–ever!

      Vivendi Universal has, where they’ve known about such swapping and trading in the open, leveled court orders against the people responsible. For more info about it from a source that has dealt with that exact problem, check out (if you haven’t already)
      Link: http://www.the-underdogs.org/(http://www.the-underdogs.org/) 

      As I recall, they have an explanation of the mechanics of it all.

      Morgan

    • #26260 Reply
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      (re: re: re: Swapping and the Weezer Idea)

      Home of the Underdogs is doing what should be done. They distribute old unsold games….and give the companies the option of removing their products. If they don’t care, then the game is fine. They have been very good in keeping away from sierra games and big companies.

    • #26261 Reply
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      (re: re: re: re: Swapping and the Weezer Idea) Home of the Underdogs also try to specialise in games that didn’t do so well though maybe they don’t stick to that rule (there’s quite a few available that certainly did well in the UK when released).
      Although many companies care about their IP, it’s fair to say that many also turn a blind eye to this illegal activity. As long as sites like HOTU don’t go near any current title, which would have a direct affect on sales, they let the practise continue. Sierra on the other hand are seemingly managed by people who are over-paranoid about ‘their’ back catalogue. This is quite funny really ’cause the type of title people would actually be able (and indeed want) to download from HOTU probably wouldn’t include ANY that were developed post the Ken Williams era. (The funny bit: they are paranoid about the Intellectual Property that they paid for, not what they had created themselves). On the other hand you do have to see their point. The IP belongs to someone and that someone has a right to it being made available in how they see fit – even if it means it’s placed in a time capsule and buried…
      Games companies would do well to look at Revolution (developer of the Broken Sword series). They are actually helping the classic gaming community not resisting it. They *gave* the source code (of Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword) to the developers of SCUMMVM (an emulator that executes Lucasarts SCUMM based games – although it now, rather obviously, does more than that!) and even some technical assistance when needed. They then took the unprecendented step of releasing the full CD game (of BASS) as freeware. Although it is unlikely they could/will release Broken Sword as freeware (it’s still for sale in Europe under the Sold Out range label), SCUMMVM should have support for it in the next release – again with help from Revolution.
      Sierra could do a huge amount for the classic gaming community by developing a decent AGI and SCI interpreter all in one package that works great on NT based operating systems (2K, XP). Then setup a website with games available for download for a few dollars ($5 for example) and let the cash trickle feed in. As long as they could break even on the cost of developing the interpreters, this would do wonders for their game’s fanbase. I bet some of the original developers (still employed or not) could ‘easily’ do it should Sierra feel like being in the mood to allow them to do it 🙂

      SCUMMVM

    • #26262 Reply
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      (re: re: re: re: re: Swapping and the Weezer Idea) Perhaps I was misunderstood…I merely pointed out HOTU as the best site I’ve yet seen to explain the IP problem vs out of print classic games and the fans who miss them. As an author working towards getting published myself, I can see both sides of the issue: I wouldn’t want others to profit off my hard work without seeing a bit of the profit myself. But, if I’m not willing to make new work about my IP, there should still be some way to get my old stuff–keeping it from being out of print.
      Admitedly, there is a world of difference between publishing novels and software (including the very obvious fact of there isn’t really a comprable problem in printed literature like technology changing at incredible speeds).
      Morgan

    • #26263 Reply
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      (re: re: re: re: re: re: Swapping and the Weezer Idea) Sorry if you felt my post was getting at you or something! HOTU is a great resource as you pointed out. I just rambled on in the scopt of the topic and it wasn’t meant to single you out 🙂

    • #26264 Reply
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      (re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Swapping and the Weezer Idea)

      =P  No worries; misunderstandings happen all the time, language being what it is (imperfect at best…).

    • #26265 Reply
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      (re: Swapping/Buying/Finding) I’d like to get kings quest 7. I use to own it long ago but the cd broke. I can’t find it anymore.

      webgalo2005@hotpop.com 

    • #26266 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      (you can buy it at eBay) use the

      eBay Kings Quest listings

    • #26267 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games)

      My name is Bussa

      I am looking for Police Quest 4 open season
      Can you help me?
      PLEASE !!!
      Regards

    • #26268 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games)

      ill do anything for kq5!!!!
      gausie_jr@hotmail.com

    • #26269 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games)

      If you need anything email me and I’ll get you a perfect site.

    • #26270 Reply
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      (KQ 4 AGI)

      Ciao,
      I’m an old Sierra fan and I’d love to complete my collection of AGI games with KQ4 in the AGI version, which seems unfindable. I can swop for a clean and great condition KQ4 high resolution.
      Let me know if anybody can help.
      Thanks !
      Giovanni

    • #26271 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      (re: re: re: Offer to email old games)

      I would like a copy of King’ Quest 1 hope you can help

    • #26272 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games)

      Mate, I’ve just skim read all of these responses and I don’t understand most of it. I’m just a 25 year old teacher from Sydney who fell in love with this games as a kid with my somewhat progressive father. I’ve now managed to lose them all through time and bad organisation. If you can email me (legally) any of the king’s quest or space quest or hero’s quest series I would be profoundly grateful. I have been searching for these games for a long time.

      Meg.

    • #26273 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games)

      I once had the Leisure Suit Larry games, but they were thrown out while moving last Christmas. I was wondering if you could send me the first 5 (or is it 4?) Larry games. If you have Larry 6 non-talkie version, I’d be willing to take it too (I assume the talkie would be too large). I appreciate the help and support. Thanks.

    • #26274 Reply
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      (Email games offer . . . or IM!)

      Hey everyone,

      In an effort to lighten the load for requests, you’re welcome to IM me ( D Dohboy ) if you’re looking for some of the old games, I’ve got about 35 titles or so. I also tracked down a copy of the INN/TSN remake, it’s not online, but you can create your character.

      Also, if anyone has the Laffer Utilities let me know. I’ve been trying to track it down for ages. Thanks!

    • #26275 Reply
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      (re: Email games offer . . . or IM!)

      I’ve got Laffer Utilities if you’re still lookin’ EM me.
      Don’t suppose ya got an Outpost launch disk?

    • #26276 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games)

      If you have any of the 3 original Space Quests, please try me
      Sabrinagill21@hotmail.com 

      You da man

    • #26277 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games) I can email old sierra games too…considering I have practically all of them as well. If anyone wants them, please add me to your msn:

      avatar_58@sympatico.ca

      Just let me know on msn and I’ll help you out. I just wish when I missed some when I was originally looking that someone helped me..took me quite awhile to get them all.

    • #26278 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games) hint: as for the SQ series, they are all downloadable from spacequest.net 🙂

      ;p

    • #26279 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games) Oh yes… I am also willing to send games… I am also looking for some too 🙂

      IM me as elfiness

    • #26280 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games)

      Has that space quest site really been up since 1998? How is it possible they have had the games for download for so long without Vivendi sticking their almighty foot in the door? I have always waited for the day I could make a site full of older sierra games for download…lord knows we can’t get them any other way today.

    • #26281 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games)

      i would very much like to play quest for glory 4 if you have it in your collection .

    • #26282 Reply
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      (re: Offer to email old games)

      I would love to have SQ 1&2, and Gold rush. let me know how much $$.

    • #26283 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      Add me to your msn and their yours. No $$….that would be wrong to take money for other’s work.

    • #26284 Reply
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      (re: re: re: Offer to email old games)

      Wow, way to bring back an old thread! 🙂 At any rate, people can also hit me up (for free of course) on any of the following messenger programs:

      AIM: ddohboy
      MSN: capt_hitop@msn.com
      Yahoo: perpetrator_of_good_vibes

    • #26285 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      Hi, I am Pierre Engelbrecht from South Africa and a great fan of the old sierra games. Is it possible if you can e-mail me kq3 or up, or any one you can send, I played space quest, but didn’t the others, thanks.
      E-mail : pierre.engelbrecht@dcs.gov.za

    • #26286 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      Hello, today is May 9, 2005. Would you still like a copy of KQ4 AGI? I happed to have a copy of it that I can email you. If you would like a copy of it you can reach me at jasonp_97305@yahoo.com Please include your name and what you are wanting and I will put it in .zip format for you and send it to you. I also have the unprotected versions of KQ4 SCI and PQ2 SCI, if you would like those, please let me know.[quote] (by emil.giov@tiscali.it) (KQ 4 AGI)

      Ciao,
      I’m an old Sierra fan and I’d love to complete my collection of AGI games with KQ4 in the AGI version, which seems unfindable. I can swop for a clean and great condition KQ4 high resolution.
      Let me know if anybody can help.
      Thanks !
      Giovanni

    • #26287 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      Hello, today is May 9, 2005. What Sierra games would you like sent via email. I have several that I can send. Please email at jasonp_97305@yahoo.com with your list and I will do my best.

    • #26288 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      Old Card Game: I have a newer Sierra / Hoyle card game but it is nothing like the old one I had. I had one where there were classic characters that would talk as well as a varity of Sierra characters. What size disk did this game come with? Is it still available?

    • #26289 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      Hello,

      I dont know how old this message board is – hopefully some people are still around to help!

      I am looking for a download of KQ5 – i have been looking for a long time for it and would appreciate any help

      It seems that absence is making my heart go fonder of the game 😀

      Thanks alot –

    • #26290 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      I’m actually looking for the Mac versions of Leisure Suit Larry 7,
      King’s Quest IV, Space Quest V, and any of the Quest for Glory series
      besides Quest for Glory I VGA remake.  If anyone is interested I
      have King’s Quest I-III and V-VII for Mac as, Space Quest I VGA remake,
      Space Quest I-IV and VI for Mac, and Leisure Suit Larry I, Leisure Suit
      Larry I VGA remake, and Leisure Suit Larry V-VI for Mac although I’d
      have to make sit files for Space Quest VI, King’s Quest VII, and
      Leisure Suit Larry VI for Mac (unless you have a modern Mac that can
      handle modern compression formats).  All of the other games I
      mentioned can be downloaded from Mac Garden at mac.the-underdogs.org.

    • #26291 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      I realize that this post is really old and may not be valid anymore, but I figure I might as well ask anyway.

      I’ve been having a lot of trouble finding copies of Gabriel Knight 1 & 2 as well as the Phantasmagoria games. If you could e-mail me any of those I’d be greatly appreciative. It would be even better if you know a way they can work on Windows XP, but I’ll take them any way I can get them (reasons why I keep an older computer around Smiley). Thanks.
      Nathan

    • #26292 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      I think that those games, with the exception of the floppy version of
      the first Gabriel Knight, may be an eency-weency bit too large to
      feabibly email.

    • #26293 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      You can find Gabriel Knight 2 and Phantasmagoria at ‘French Kiss Abandonware’. It’s a heavy download, however. I suggest you to read the legal section of that website too.

      http://abandonware.the-frenchkiss.biz/

    • #26294 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      Would anyone be willing to email PQ 1-3 and LSL 1 & 3?  The email address is rlane97@yahoo.com

    • #26295 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      Cool! Do you have King’s Quest V-VII? If you do, please send them to lee@danaan.net. Thanks much!

    • #26296 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      Can any one get me a copy of lsl7 and/or shivers? Thanks in advance Than@pot.com

    • #26297 Reply

      Do you have any of the following:
         CRANSTON MANOR
         RETURN TO KRONDOR
         BETRAYAL AT ANTARA ?

      Thank You,

      JC

    • #26298 Reply

      Do you have the original Kings Quest for the Tandy 1000?  It had scolling text at the bottom rather than text boxes.  Please let me know.  madnessmike@yahoo.com

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