Ok will uplink be a commercial game in 2004 ?

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Postby Blazer » Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:07 am

Ok will uplink be a commercial game in 2004 ?

If so will you be able to use the dev disk and not have to go into leagle disputes?
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Postby prozak » Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:15 am

ok im not quite sure what your asking, maybe if you can clarify a little, but im a little drunk at the moment.
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Postby Blazer » Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:22 am

Quote:  but im a little drunk at the moment.


Funny ok this question is targeted at chris so chris please answer btw prozac what im asking is
will we be able to tare up the source code and re do the game top to bottom ! becuase it would not be a commercial game anymore!


(Edited by Blazer at 9:44 pm on Sep. 16, 2003)
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Postby Cold Fusion » Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:23 am

You can use the Dev Disk as per the license that came with it.

i.e. You can't change the whole game and then release it. Any questions to Chris should be emailed to him, rather than posted on the forums, because he is far less likely to see this.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:58 pm

I am sure Uplink will still be in commercial release in 2004.  It is relatively new to the Mac and to America so there is no reason to stop its production.  IV is also looking to release it in Germany and Russia at some point so it looks like it will be commercially avalible for a good while.  Also even if it is not in commercial release the Licence still applies.  :)
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Postby prozak » Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:54 pm

but with the dev-disk you could make anything you want aslong as it requires the full game to be already installed on the computer correct? and aslong as you dont make any profit off of your patch, it should be in compliance with the license.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Wed Sep 17, 2003 6:10 pm

And aslong as it doesn't infringe on current IV agreements (ie not translation into Russian or German), and all ports must go through IV.  :)
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Postby Darksun » Wed Sep 17, 2003 7:56 pm

I see Uplink still be comercially viable into the next 2 years at least, it has a timeless quality to it, and can't really look dated, since the graphics are so simple to begin with

And as was mentioned by Stewsburntmonkey, German and Russian releases are planned, so that will bring in more revenue
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Postby Blazer » Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:52 pm

Uplink Developer CD



Introversion Software has released the Uplink Developer CD. This CD contains, amoungst other things, the complete source code to Uplink and all supporting tools and libraries.

This Developer CD has been a heated topic of discussion at Introversion for some time. We've had plenty of arguments about the pros and cons of releasing the source to the public. There has always been a plan to release the source code to Uplink at some point, but this has never been possible due to commercial licensing problems - Introversion could easily be put out of business if loads of free Uplink clones started appearing on the market. We eventually came to the conclusion that we'd have to wait until Uplink was no longer a "commercial" product - but this means we'd be looking at sometime mid 2004 at the earliest.
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Postby Blazer » Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:55 pm

so im just sayind will it be 2004 or 2010 lol :P peace
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Postby Enallyniv » Thu Sep 18, 2003 10:00 pm

...That's a mighty fine piece of typing you've made there Blazer, just shame it was copied and pasted. Would have been nice to hear some sense from you.

Yeah I think if anything Uplink should be MORE basic. I like the music for it though. I think more of that would be in hand. It sounds a bit like Warcraft 3.

Peace out.
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Postby Blazer » Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:52 pm

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(Edited by Punisher Bass at 12:08 pm on Oct. 1, 2003)
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Postby Rkiver » Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:05 pm

Blazer: I think what he meant by that is that it is the most sense you have made with regards to anything you have posted so far, but I could be wrong.

However your posts are hardly shining examples of correct use of grammar and spelling, but nobody is perfect. I would suggest you take the time to consider what you post and the way you post it. That way people may understand it next time. Also posting in all caps is just annoying and childish looking.
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Postby Rkiver » Fri Oct 03, 2003 8:30 pm

Thank you Punisher Bass.
Strange how he goes silent since that post.....
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Postby TheRealZeroCool » Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:36 pm

hey if you are saying it is still advalable i say bollocks as i cant seem to get it over here the shops say that it is discontinued and on the internet it says that it can only be shipped in the us of a and ime not in the us of a so i dont know how you can say that is is still advalible as it is not so tell me that hey ime having to play the demo at the moment cos it aint advalible :sad: now tell me how i can get it so i dont have to be angry :cheesy:
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