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#1 Patrick1994

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 04:58 PM

Topic B)
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#2 Sporb

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 06:13 PM

not 100% legally no. You could get the demo but im not going to find it for you.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:31 AM

I got mine from fileplanet. My reasoning is that if fileplanet posted it, it's gotta be legal, right?

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:43 AM

As far as I know, it is abandonware. It means that it is not technically legal to distribute it without permission, but people do anyway and nobody seems to give a care about it.

#5 Patrick1994

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 03:23 PM

whenever i try to download demo it downloads but doesnt install it just says you need MS-DOS to run it and i have no clue it says missing file.
i got Windows XP Professional And im ona laptop rite now and ive tryed it on my desktop but its got a virus.

I got mine from fileplanet. My reasoning is that if fileplanet posted it, it's gotta be legal, right?


well can you send the program file to me like posting it quickly on filefront or something???
and does X-com PC VERSION got and editor
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#6 Voller

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 04:15 PM

Try using DOSBox to run the game

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 09:04 AM

That Fileplanet hosted it doesn't really mean it's legal, it just meant that the owners of the licence didn't care about it enough to tell them to remove it.

FYI, Fileplanet doesn't host X-Com anymore, seems someone started to care about the licence.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 12:09 PM

Check here: [Link Removed] yes it's our forum providing illegal download link(s)
To make things easier, just click [Link Removed]. EDIT: Click on the word "Játékok"

EDIT2: pm me if you are a noob and can't use google.

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#9 Patrick1994

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:10 PM

they dont work got any recent links????

C:\Docume~1\coulter\locals~1\temp\tempor~2\xcom.exe
C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The System file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and microsoft windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application

sucks
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:51 PM

Check here: http://www.xcomufo.c...?showtopic=2990 yes it's our forum providing illegal download link(s)
To make things easier, just click here. EDIT: Click on the word "Játékok"

Oh no! they've found the loophole! :blink:

#11 Patrick1994

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:53 PM

LOL stick to the subject i just need a link
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#12 Voller

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 02:39 PM

jeez, is it really _that_ difficult?

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#13 Patrick1994

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 02:44 PM

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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faints (man im so wierd)

ufo2000 time
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#14 Kratos

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 05:44 PM

As a moderator of ufo2k, don't post links to downloads to copyrighted software. Ufo2000 forums are NOT apart of any other forum on this forum (yes that sounds funny). Ufo2k forums are being hosted by this forum, anything that goes on here are enforced by ufo2k moderators under xcomufo forum rules.

But yeah, you can download it...try messaging each other privately (no I am not promoting it).

But with all that serious moderating...I must say one word...oogbalsdfoki

#15 Patrick1994

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 05:50 PM

"I must say one word...oogbalsdfoki"

Wow,
Nice Words

(Thought i was the only one who knew those words)
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:37 PM

Topic B)


hey I have the game...
theres a site that you can get it for free...
its the same site that you got TFTD


by the way the site has some affiliate to many game makers to distribute free copies.

#17 Patrick1994

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 05:04 PM

Sry, i had major downtime for xcom computer major crash and KUPD 98 ROX!

Arizonas Real Rock Radio KUPD 98 Big Red Radio

where did link go?

i got new hard drive so i dont got it anymore its abdonia rite?
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 05:32 PM

As mentioned before, you can find everything you need right here.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 06:18 AM

they dont work got any recent links????

C:\Docume~1\coulter\locals~1\temp\tempor~2\xcom.exe
C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. The System file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and microsoft windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application

sucks

That's a Windows bug: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324767
As for X-Com, just google it. It's all over the place.

Edited by SupSuper, 30 October 2006 - 06:18 AM.

too bad, now you will never know the ancient secrets of supsupers long gone avatar ;)

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 12:02 PM

stinks, well i alrdy got xcom didnt have to install when i downloaded it just had the program files unpacked and rdy to play
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 06:00 PM

Hey Supsuper i checked yur avatar pic it looks like a XCOM game but it is all cool
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 11:35 AM

Google HotU, is all I say to you.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 04:29 PM

Googling for 'old games download' or 'abandonware download' should yield a ton of sites hosting xcom and tftd for download.

Edited by doodydota, 27 February 2007 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 06:24 PM

Hey Supsuper i checked yur avatar pic it looks like a XCOM game but it is all cool

It's from the cancelled X-Com Genesis: http://xcom.strategy...ages/x6x5x2.jpg

too bad, now you will never know the ancient secrets of supsupers long gone avatar ;)

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:11 PM

that sucks looks like a good game
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:40 PM

Distributing copyrighted materials is illegal, and as much as we would all love to do it here, I am sure the forum administrators do not appreciate it. However, UFO is abandonware, meaning that there are probably many places on the internet where it is offered for free, the copyright owners could prosecute the website owner for distributing copyright information, but usually they just ask the administrator to take the content down.

What does this mean for you? Well, if you use Google, you can easily find yourself an illegal copy of UFO, and even TFTD. I am surprised that the admins have not closed this topic, and I salute them for being so tolerant.

EDIT: My bad, apparently X-Com is not abandonware, or maybe I am just confused about the definition of abandonware, most of what I said still applies.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:45 PM

Again, X-Com is not abandonware.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:43 PM

Again, X-Com is not abandonware.

yes it is.and the game is at abandonia.com
sois ufo 2000

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:50 PM

Again, X-Com is not abandonware.

yes it is.and the game is at abandonia.com
sois ufo 2000

That does not make it abandonware.

Abandonware refers to a form of computer software that is no longer current. While the term has largely referred to older games, other classes of software are sometimes described as such also. Definitions of "abandoned" vary; generally, it is used to refer to software that (1) is no longer available for legitimate purchase and/or (2) is at least a certain number of years old.

The term has no legal meaning, and much abandonware is not in the public domain, and so cannot be legally copied or distributed without the permission of the owner. Copyrights in the U.S. do not expire until 70 years after the death of the copyright owner, or if the copyright is held by a company (as is often the case with software), 95 years after first publication.[1]

Software companies (like companies in many other industries) change their names, go bankrupt, merge with other companies or cease to be for a variety of reasons. When this happens, the rights of the products are usually transferred to some other company, who may or may not sell or support the software.

Use of the term abandonware is used to make copying software appear legitimate, in the case where the software is still under copyright protection.[2] Some companies actively defend their old copyright, such as WordPerfect and LucasArts. Some companies have released their old work into the public domain. Most companies have not made an active statement either way.


Currently Take 2 has the copyright to X-Com and TFTD is being sold on Steam, IIRC the licence was renewed, so no, it's still not legal to download a pirate copy of X-Com.

And UFO2000 is most certainly not abandonware, as AFAIK, open source games can't be, there's simply no way.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:03 PM

Just because some guy posted on their site that it is abandonware, doesn't mean it is...Ufo2k is proof. I want to slap the guy who put ufo2k as abandonware because it most certainly is NOT.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:22 PM

Remember the guy selling UFO2000 on eBay? :P

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:58 PM

If he was selling a package of old x-com copies and JUST INCLUDED Ufo2k (that is, without charging it), I guess it's not that bad... right?
Although, somehow, I'm totally sure he did, and that's just mean and lame :/

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 05:06 PM

He was selling burned copies with duped versions of xcom, tftd and a copy of ufo 2000 as well...