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Old 09 June 2003, 14:40   #1
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A historic Amiga on sale!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=4598

It seems to me that Clickboom is kicking away all Amiga equipment!!!
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Old 09 June 2003, 15:19   #2
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Where is the proof it was the ACTUAL machine they used to develop on??

Did they only develop on 1 machine? Gfx, Sfx, Code etc???

I know they have said they'll get the entire team to sign it, but there is no HD.. so no proof!!!



I wonder if Clickboom will release any sources to the amiga community freely?

Or maybe let us have source to any unreleased/unfinshed stuff??

Hmmmm ... maybe an email from someone like Cody when he returns...
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Old 09 June 2003, 15:23   #3
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Here's the answer to your question:

http://www.clickboom.com/s-files/23.shtml
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Old 09 June 2003, 15:40   #4
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Cool... looks good

Now to see if they'll let us have the source to their old software
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Old 09 June 2003, 15:53   #5
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I wouldnt want their dirty autographs on it.
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Old 09 June 2003, 15:58   #6
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Im sad to say the same, they have a very dirty history
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Old 13 June 2003, 03:36   #7
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Whats so bad about their history??
Please explain someone!
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Old 13 June 2003, 03:38   #8
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Whats so bad about their history??
Please explain someone!
Yes, I'm with Fred on this one, please explain
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Old 13 June 2003, 07:01   #9
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The programs were written by residents of former Yugoslavia, practically for food. They never saw any real money from them.
An encrypted file in Myst explains it all...
I don't remember the link right now, the true story and the decrypted file has been removed from many sites due to legal threats from Clickboom, however there are instructions out there how to retrieve that document from your Myst cd...
Ville9 or Fiath may be able to post a working link.
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Old 13 June 2003, 07:14   #10
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I would really like to read this document!
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Old 13 June 2003, 08:46   #11
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I've heard of programmers working for peanuts before, but this is ridiculous.
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Old 13 June 2003, 10:36   #12
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http://www.mhd.mh.se/~rutgers/cb/clickboom.html - the full story and associated files.
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And people who bought that very expensive adventure game that was released (forogt its name but the PPC modules where an extra $15 I think) got a faulty CD-rom. But CB couldnt replace the disc because it was suing the company that made the duplications. So people payed 75 bucks for a game that was useless and couldnt be played for a long time. I dont know if they replaced them in the end.
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Old 13 June 2003, 12:27   #14
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This is priceless stuff, man!
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Old 13 June 2003, 15:17   #15
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A sad story, and one I was unaware of until now.

When we use the name 'clickBOOM', I guess most times we should actually use 'PXL'. The creative team(s) will now be forever separated in my mind from the sleazy publisher.
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You should always separate the creative people from the moneymen... Another "nice" example is the story of "Team Hoi".
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Old 13 June 2003, 16:59   #17
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@Team Hoi

...Yes, I remember that story well. They wanted to let their game publish by a softwaredeveloper. Beta-copies were sent to companies like System 3 and Thalamus. A few days later they found their game cracked by Fairlight on BBSes all over the world.
When Hoi was finally released 1.5 years later (!) by Hollyware, they earned 1200 gulden (540 Euro) with it.

A 5-page article of their outings was published in Dutch magazine Amiga Magazine in August 1992. Maybe I'll upload it in the next couple of weeks.
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It goes much deeper than just that.
We've discussed their troubles with Metin, but I am not positive I am allowed to post the complete story.
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@IFW,
Do you know Metin Seven? He and Reinier van Vliet were one of the freelancers who worked for Dutch Amiga Magazine. Their articles were a nice read (which could not be said of the rest of the magazine).

Yes, I think the Hoi-story published in Amiga Magazine is only a part of the whole story. The article ends with Team Hoi being happy that their game finally gets distributed by Hollyware. Somehow I vaguely remember that its update/sequel, Hoi-AGA, was released on the Public Domain due to difficulties with Hollyware.
Bedroom programmers, take heed.
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Is it story time again or will noone tell what was up with team-hoi then?
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