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Old 21 May 2004, 17:15   #21
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Yeah I checked and there is a kick.rom on the cd.
I guess this answers your question then MethodGit.

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Old 21 May 2004, 17:59   #22
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I guess this answers your question then MethodGit.

NO !
Surely Epic Interactive had some sort of discussion with Amiga Inc. about this? Wouldn't they have been kicked down to the ground already if they weren't meant to bundle that KickROM?

BTW Big-Byte, have you checked to see which Kickstart it might be?
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Old 21 May 2004, 19:24   #23
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Hmm, if they bundled the kickstart, then...
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Old 21 May 2004, 22:15   #24
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Master Blaster ia in the zone.. although I havent looked at it myself.
There are two kickstarts on the disk kick.rom and kick30.rom

I will make the image available for scrutiny soon
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Old 24 May 2004, 03:54   #25
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Master Blaster ia in the zone.. although I havent looked at it myself.
Thanks! Will check it out!
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So it is nothing like this then?
http://www.amigastuff.co.uk/AMIGACLASSIX1.htm
Just to clear up a few things. Epic Marketing UK (not to be mistaken with Epic Interactive Germany) were almost as dodgy a retail outfit and Amiga publisher as Alive Mediasoft. Epic developed such a bad reputation that they changed their name to V-Direct, who are responsible for these websites:

http://www.amigastuff.co.uk/

http://www.amigagames.co.uk/

http://www.amigautils.co.uk/

http://www.100PercentAmiga.org/

http://www.V-Direct.org.uk/

http://www.epicOnline.co.uk/

http://www.sounds-amazing.co.uk/

http://www.PC-Sport-Games.co.uk/

http://www.home-arcade.co.uk/


As pointed out in this thread, Amigastuff.co.uk have sold pirate copies of Amiga software to customers (including members of this board). V-Direct also operates on Ebay and have ripped off buyers there as well judging from their feedback.

If Epic Marketing were involved in the publication of the Amiga Classix CDs, then it is quite likely that they included something on them (whether it be a game or kickstart rom) that they didn't get permission for.

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That is the very same pirate company, look here:
http://www.v-direct.org.uk/parts.asp?s=CD&sub=dv

...and you'll find all the other pirate goodies mentioned before as well.

Feel free to report to authorities.
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Thanks! Will check it out!
Checked it ... (KS 3.x only; needs recent intuition.library for KillAGA!)

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THIS PROGRAM IS -=FREEWARE=-
Not the registered version. Pity.
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"Features Around 20,000 Spectrum Game ROMS!"

Sounds like they are not very clever either.
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Those are the compilations sold by hmv, etc, and always can be traced back to the same bastard, no matter what his company is called at the moment or which of his dozens of websites is active.
That bastard being Vincent Pike, no?
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I think that was the name mentioned sometime ago.
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To clear up some things: I can call Thomas Steiding, company director of Epic Interactive, a good friend. Here's the truth about the Amiga Classix compilations:

Amiga Classix 1: The CD was done by Epic UK back in 1998. It usually comes in a simple CD case with a professional printed cover. The CD contains about 5 full commercial games. All other games are just PD games or Demo versions. Kickstart ROM 1.3 was was licensed by Amiga Inc. for the Amiga Classix series. It's a legal CD (which e.g. the Gremlin compilation isn't! Epic UK is out of business. One of the founders is running various companies (mentioned above) where he's selling illegal copies of many Amiga CDs, including Amiga Classix 2+3).

Amiga Classix 2:
The CD was compiled by Darkage Software (the makers of Tales from Heaven!). All games are licensed, which wasn't hard for them as we have links to all companies who're supporting us online (and other websites have that, too). For making the emulation of these games easier, Thomas Steiding asked me if he could use the BTTR configuration files. We agreed if the copyright and a link to us will appear in the readme.
Epic Interactive published the CD and licensed the Kickstart 3.0 ROM directly from Bill McEwen (CEO of Amiga Inc.).
Also please note that Epic Interactive is a total different company and has nothing to do with the former Epic UK. Even if the readme says, the CD is copyrighted by Epic Marketing UK, it's wrong information. Thomas helped Epic UK in the beginning with some projects, but as soon as he noticed what was going on there, he left and found his own company Epic Interactive. He isn't involved in anything illegal.
Amiga Classix 2 comes in a simple CD case, too. If you have got a version which comes in a DVD case you can be sure that this is an illegal copy. You should send a report to Epic Interactive from where you got that CD.

Amiga Classix 3:
The same team: Darkage/Epic Interactive. This time the CD comes in a DVD case, which makes it harder to find out which version is legal and which one not. The cover of the CD which is shown at SoftWide looks like the original one. But I doubt it's the right version, because they sell Amiga Classix 2 in a DVD case - and that's not the original version.
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Old 11 June 2004, 04:38   #33
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Hi Bobic !!!!

Wondered if you would have a say when i saw BTTR mentioned !!!

Didnt brian King do a few tweaks to a cd ( added a screenshot menu if memory serves me right ) that you released a long while back ( a legal one ) I never did find that one in the stores...Any ideas where i can get it ???
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Old 11 June 2004, 04:46   #34
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BTW......If you want revenge on the fake ones lets get hold of copies and put them here available for free download.....

We can always replace any commercial ones with some PD's.......but it will lose them sales when word gets around

What they gonna do ....sue us
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