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#1 stewart

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:45 PM

I just got the following e-mail from Micah

> Hey Stewie;
>
> You remember all the stuff that used to go here years ago? Well all
> that and since the site still provides the access codes has landed me
> in a lot of hot water. That's why I've been away. I've been in
> court. Basically, Atari has been paying attention to us afterall. Not
> for Xenocide though but the past. To make a long story short, I
> lost. The deal my lawyer worked out was I have to give up "casual
> and personal" use of computers for a period of two years. That
> means I can only use a computer at work and for work related
> things. The cops busted in here and took all my computer stuff
> away for the duration. The sentence hasn't been handed down yet
> so I'm writting this e-mail at a buddies house.
>
> What this means for you guys is that at the end of July XcomUFO is
> no more. That's when my licence expires. Can you let everybody
> know. My lawyer advises me that if I'm caught logging in, it will be
> bad. Let everyone know how sorry I am about this. Thanks.
>
> -Micah
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#2 Zombie

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 11:29 PM

What? No more XcomUFO forums after July 2005? Say it aint so! :Cry:

And if I may be so bold: what does "You remember all the stuff that used to go here years ago?" mean? Same question for: "Well all that and since the site still provides the access codes has landed me in a lot of hot water." Access codes? Say what? :blink:

Obviously, Atari has their shorts in a wad over something that transpired here long ago. Why they are pursuing this matter now is even a better question. :angry:
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 11:53 PM

haha, the man has a sense of humor.
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 02:46 AM

Are you serious stewart? I never liked April 1st, and especially not when I know the trouble I've had reaching Micah lately... Probably a joke, but X-Com shouldn't be joked with!

Edited by Slaughter, 01 April 2005 - 03:04 AM.

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 03:03 AM

haha, the man has a sense of humor.

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 03:06 AM

haha, the man has a sense of humor.

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Sure hope he has :blink:

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Amen to that! And he better prepare for long hours of torture for nearly giving me an heart attack!
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 06:59 AM

haha, the man has a sense of humor.

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Well, this is not funny <_<

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 07:21 AM

Assuming it's in the context of the games:

My guess is that the access codes refers to the copy protection codes in the manual that you had to enter. This was prior to the official 1.4 patch that officially removed copy protection from the game. As for the other 'stuff', I really haven't a clue, but if I had to guess, was the game 'hosted' on the site for a while?

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#9 Slaughter

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:53 AM

Amen to that NKF!
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:15 AM

yeh 1rst april...
people at my school tried to made me believe there was a triscene in my closet :P

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 11:12 AM

Not the only mean joke today. I officially hate this day!
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Posted 02 April 2005 - 01:53 AM

haha, the man has a sense of humor.

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The lady is quick. :P
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Posted 02 April 2005 - 06:08 AM

Cataclysm happening on april1 are always believed to be a joke...

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 07:55 AM

haha, the man has a sense of humor.

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The lady is quick. :P

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Indeed Mr. Funny Pants! :) But on a more serious note, DID you hear from Micah?
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Posted 03 April 2005 - 02:11 PM

Nope.

but I found the answer to the mystery right here.
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Posted 03 April 2005 - 02:27 PM

I like it! :D

I take it this is a continuation of the joke...right....right!!! RIGHT!?!

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 02:54 PM

Good to know he's in a safe place... :P
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:21 AM

But is that the same Micah? DOB 11/05/82, while the one here on the forum has DOB ehrr... well, a different one, too lazy to check but it ain't the same one :)

edit: 27/01/81, unless he's been lying to us all these years of course :P

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:35 PM

But it was a joke, right? Right??? RIGHT???????
Justice will be dispensed by cannonade and cutlass, and all manner of remorseless pieces of metal.

Take one more step, and I swear, I will kill you so hard you will die to death.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:39 PM

*Slaps Tsereve*

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 06:42 PM

*Kicks Azrael*
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 06:49 PM

Hey!! Stop it people, we need to know what's going on, seriously, and PLEASE not on April 1st...
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

"I only think this stuff up ..
then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:02 PM

*Kicks Azrael*

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*Feels a tickle*

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 07:12 AM

*Slaps both Tsereve and Azrael and knocks'em out

Well, Micah joins Pardus from time to time, so I guess that it's a joke......

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:17 AM

This joke is just as fun as a 3 years old, half full glass of tomato juice.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:39 AM

Iiiii didn't really get what you said, but I guess you meant "silly"... :wink1:

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:58 AM

I think I ment "disgusting and green", but your's sound better.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 04:19 PM

Still, I think the most important thing right now is to know whether or not it is a joke...
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

"I only think this stuff up ..
then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 04:47 PM

Nope.

but I found the answer to the mystery right here.

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This is either not Micah, or he has changed so much since I had seen him, that he does not look like himself. <_< But I guess, drugs can do that to you.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 05:45 PM

*Regains conciousness, and repeats Paladin's question*
Justice will be dispensed by cannonade and cutlass, and all manner of remorseless pieces of metal.

Take one more step, and I swear, I will kill you so hard you will die to death.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 06:45 PM

Still, I think the most important thing right now is to know whether or not it is a joke...

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*Regains conciousness, and repeats Paladin's question*

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You should read all posts.

haha, the man has a sense of humor.

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The lady is quick. :P

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haha, the man has a sense of humor.

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The lady is quick. :P

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Indeed Mr. Funny Pants! :) But on a more serious note, DID you hear from Micah?

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Nope.

but I found the answer to the mystery right here.

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#32 stewart

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:36 PM

You mean I actually HAVE to answer?

Note the date on the police report. Note what Micahs middle name is in the police report. Note Micahs email address micahdg@hotmail.com. Note the d as in David.

Our Micah is more like this or that.
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Posted 06 April 2005 - 06:02 AM

so this joke was silly??
well the one ppl at my school tried was alot worser...
they actually tried to make me believe there was a triscene in my closet...
OMG!! LOL

i mean WTF... as if i didt knew tftd was just a game LOL

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 07:19 AM

Our headmaster at my school pranked the entire school. He said that "tommorow you can see the blue moon, a very rare phenomina, that occours when the sun, moon and Earth are lined up correctly. You can see it at 6.30 in the morning." And if it wasn't because it was a SATURDAY, and i was SO FRICKIN TIRED and overslept it by 6 hours, i'd go up and see it.

Everyone belived it.

Some people say that dreams are a portal to the subconscious. If that is so, I am a very disturbed person.

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#35 Gurluas2000

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 10:24 AM

LOL ... yeh thats a good one...

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 01:48 PM

Actually, I am sure that none believed it. But, I am also sure that NONE ***WANTED*** TO BELIEVE IT! :wink1: :D

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 11:01 PM

Drfinitely a good one, the Triscene in the closet is nothing though... think Tentaculat :devillaugh:

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:16 AM

Tentaculat in a closet??
nah Triscene is better...
especially cuz it happends on ship misions that youl end up finding triscenes in the big closets.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:27 PM

Oooo, biodrones in closets, a classic :D
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

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then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 01:53 PM

i hate biodrones...............and april fools................
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:56 PM

i hate april
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:01 PM

I hate... that ridiculous and abberantly large pic kafros has in his sig :P

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 06:58 AM

I hate... all these silly and boring quotes Azrael has as a sig :P

Edit: I've opened a poll in the patio, go vote if you like my post there! :D

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 01:14 PM

In the immortal words of South Park's twitch, "AGGHHHH!!!!"

I've never been a fan of April fools, particularly since this joke could so easily be true. Just because a crime was commited in the past, does not mean it can't be prosecuted in the today.

Nice sig Kafros!

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 01:16 PM

Ty! :D
That's the 3rd one I changed today :P :D

Well, I dunno if any "crimes" have been done in the past, right now all these issues are solved and we work on a free, from-the-sratch project, for the fun of it, wishing that one day we will be able to enjoy our work due to one more reason (playing it :P :D)

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:08 AM

What? No sick April Fools day joke this year? <_<

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:22 AM

Well Ufo2000 has decided to remove all win32 applications and go dead COLD UNIX. Windoze sucks too bad. =p GUI may even become more complex, but with the notion of improved graphics.

edit: oh and the server is up

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 11:51 AM

LOL, thats pretty good

i shall play an april fools on the fire department by burning down... never mind
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 04:28 PM

It's these blasted time zones. When it's April fools day on one side of the planet, it's either well past it on the other, or it's a day early. It really messes up the timing. ;)

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 04:33 PM

It's these blasted time zones. When it's April fools day on one side of the planet, it's either well past it on the other, or it's a day early. It really messes up the timing. ;)

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