Jedi Academy Abandonware ??? -1 reply

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Skrie

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#1 11 years ago

I was wondering:

The official Lucasarts Online Store no longer sells Jedi Academy. I also found it no-where for sale anywhere anymore.

Would this mean that Jedi Academy already is or is about to become Abandonware ?

It's important for me, cause I'm making a totalconversion mod... And it would be awesome if I could distribute the full end-product legaly. (this is btw.. completely on a non-profit basis ! )

Ur thoughts, cause imho... if you don't sell something legal anymore. You can't expect people to not download it ! ;)

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#2 11 years ago

I really doubt it's abandonware. I mean, the old Lucasarts games like Monkey Island and Sam and Max and those other awesome games aren't abandonware yet, even though they haven't been sold for many years now. And something doesn't become abandonware until the company stops protecting the rights to the game, which Lucasarts still does for those old games.




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#3 11 years ago

:agreed

Tryed Ebay? Amazon.com? People don't have to download the game, they choose to.




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#4 11 years ago

well, it really makes releasing a total conversion for the game pointless... even though it's a beautifull engine.

They should at least sell it for a low price on their website... like have it for download for like $ 15,- or something. EA sucks but at least you can just pay for a game at their website and then download the file+license.

Lucasarts is still a baby-game company in that aspect.

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#5 11 years ago

If you need the game to be abandonware before you've released the project, then I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you've violated the EULA, probably by reverse engineering.

Under those circumstances, then you still wouldn't be able to release even if the game was abandonware. The engine is still protected by all licenses and contracts for the duration they were initially signed for, and knowing LucasArts, that'll be over 50 years. I've never heard of Georgie Boy or his (to quote Pauley Perrette) "admin weenies" signing anything that didn't last for the maximum effective duration legally allowed.

On the other hand, provided your mod is compliant with the terms of all the relevant license agreements, there's absolutely no reason why you can't release it.


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