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Old 18 October 2013, 23:20   #101
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While on that subject.. where the FUCK would you have floppy disks duplicated professionally nowadays anyway?! Are floppies still produced even? I thought the final batch was over like a bunch of years ago, they pulled the plug on them.
Maybe he's NOT having them duplicated - MAYBE these are the original unreleased disks from all those years ago....! :eek:
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Old 18 October 2013, 23:25   #102
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What compression and disk format did they use in the earlier Putty games? If you were to have 3 disks of uncompressed data in AmigaDOS format, then I can see how you can get close to squeezing all of that onto a single disk if you tailor the compression and use something more clever than MFM encoding with a higher linear density.
You're giving them a get out clause they will never be able to use. System 3 didn't have the skills to do their own custom MFM format, all of their games were externally developed except Tusker, and that wasn't their disk format on that either.

Its all irrelevant, System 3 is not releasing this game on floppy for Amiga owners, I have little to no hope it will be released as a digital download ( the most sensible and cost effective way of releasing it ) for Amiga owners, the time to release it was 1994 when Amiga was still relevant.

If it was available for download, either myself or Stingray would be knocked up to crack it for release, its 'sales' would be pathetic.
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MAYBE these are the original unreleased disks from all those years ago....! :eek:
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Just to clarify here - I was being sarcastic!!!

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While on that subject.. where the FUCK would you have floppy disks duplicated professionally nowadays anyway?! Are floppies still produced even? I thought the final batch was over like a bunch of years ago, they pulled the plug on them.
Maybe it's some 20 years old putty squad floppies locked in secret chest
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Old 24 October 2013, 04:09   #106
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The answer has already come out.
I watched the latest trailer for PS4 version,(youtube,watch?v=x29txeacniA)
there is a sentence "Copyright 1993-2014 System 3 software.ltd"
on the bottom of the screen.
Perhaps there is nothing in 2013, and no one talk about this title in 2014.

btw I would love to know how tall is that Pino's nose now.
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The answer has already come out.
I watched the latest trailer for PS4 version,(youtube,watch?v=x29txeacniA)
there is a sentence "Copyright 1993-2014 System 3 software.ltd"
on the bottom of the screen.
What does that answer?
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What's the point to System 3 even leaking this news if they aren't going to follow through with it?

At best it gets them a few extra sales of the new Putty because of media exposure to nostalgic Amiga gamers.

At worst people wait for the collectors edition, which never materialises so they don't bother buying anything at all.

And even if they did release it, it would be cracked and copied so much that hardly anyone would bother buying the collectors edition anyway.

The whole strategy seems ill thought out.

The only thing that would make sense to me is to release the game free as a set of downloadable ADFs now. This would generate some good will and wet the appetites of fans of the original and would likely garner them some extra sales of the new version.
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“I can’t wait to see people playing this at retro shows across the country” System 3’s Mark Cale enthusiastically declares during Retro Gamer’s interview.

That would imply something different to the 8 level demo disk we can do that with already no?

Doesn't mean he's telling the truth though
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Confirmed that it's not going ahead now, I doubt they even have the disks tbh.

[ Show youtube player ]

Has anyone tried contacting Steve McGill, former Amiga Format writer to reviewed the full game? He may be able to confirm if he did indeed review the finished game or if it was just the demo to make press deadlines, he may have even kept his old Amiga collection and have it still, worth a shot if someone can track him down today.

http://amr.abime.net/review_2738
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