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Offline Rodo

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Just found Re-Volt, an old game back from '99 surfing the net today, and I can't wait till I get home to download it right away and start playing it for the 10th time.

Anyone knows if this is actually free, google says nothing about the rights so I'm kinda clueless as If I should download it or not.

EDIT: removed link to files until proven it's freeware.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2010, 05:00:35 pm by Rodo »
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Offline Shivan Hunter

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keyword on the article is 'abandonware'.

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Though Acclaim Entertainment is now defunct, some fans give support to the game with fanmade vehicles and maps, as well as custom online servers.
As of 2004 the future of the series is still unknown, despite Throwback Entertainment confirmed a next generation version.

Sounds a bit like FS's legal status, at least to me. Would it be available on GOG or another reseller?

[EDIT] looked on GOG and it's not there. If there's nowhere else you can get it, I'd say you should get it from abandonia, although I doubt that's the official stance of HLP.

 

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lost many hours on the family network to that game back in the day, the graphics were pretty awesome for the time to
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Offline Solatar

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I'll have to bookmark this for when I return to the dorms this fall.  Looks like a great game for a drunken late night LAN party.

 

Offline Davros

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It was never released as freeware

 

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I have it on an old scratched up CD somewhere. Game is awesome. :) Some of the music was great techno bop stuff too.

 

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I remember playing the demo of this back then, and liked the concept a lot but didn't get the game.

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[EDIT] looked on GOG and it's not there. If there's nowhere else you can get it, I'd say you should get it from abandonia, although I doubt that's the official stance of HLP.

There is no official stance on abandonware except for posting links, which we tend to discourage. I personally agree with you on that. A game that old is unsupported today unless GoG (who test and fix old games for compatibility) releases it, and there is no guarantee it will work properly on modern hardware.