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Schmatz 04-08-2003 01:07 PM

Attention all Warez-Hoarders
 
Note to idiots: LEC Games are NOT Abandonware. Lookin for a game to download because "You can't find it anywhere"? Well, my answer: LOOK HARDER. If you really want the game that badly, you can buy it off of eBay from different countries.

Alien426 04-09-2003 01:47 AM

Yeah, exactly! Finding LucasArts games isn't hard at all. eBay has tons of it, there are various games/compilations at stores like Amazon (search for "lucasarts").

Now finding a game like Tyrian 2000 (with the soundtrack CD), that's hard!

Zaarin 11-27-2003 01:37 PM

Strange that you mention Tyrian, that's exactly what I'm trying to find at the moment.

Though I managed to download most of the soundtrack.

Alien426 11-27-2003 05:12 PM

I've found a site that has some of the soundtrack, too.

Good luck with the real deal, though, I haven't been able to track anything down since I posted. I'm using an international search with e-mail notification and all at eBay...

Hellbeard 01-07-2004 10:34 PM

Is it illigal to download a game if you already own it. Cause my Sam and max is packed away in my Dad's storage Depot, so i decided to download it so I could play it again...

ThunderPeel2001 01-08-2004 12:00 AM

Well I think it's less illegal in that there's no way you could ever be prosecuted for it.

If anyone thinks I'm BUYING games like Maniac Mansion and Zak McKraken though, they're NUTS (the disks probably wouldn't even work anyway). Of course DOTT includes MM, so that's ok then :)

Dr Edison 007 05-15-2004 07:58 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's technically illegal.

Scummbuddy 05-16-2004 12:49 AM

No, you can download it, as long as you have proof of ownership if whatever company comes a 'knockin. You can legally download songs if you own them as well, just like with game roms on the internet. If you own the cartridge, you can download and keep the rom.

You can make backups of your discs you own, yourself. I think though, in England maybe, they just passed a law stating you can only make one backup of your disc, which is retarded, but no one really makes more than one backup unless they had ideas of distributing anyways. Just them putting it down in law seems a bit odd to me, but whatever.

Manny C 11-03-2005 04:46 AM

Well im no warez-hoarder, as i pretty much got all the LA adventure games as they came out, however, i happen to live all the way down in little Adelaide South Australia, and i can tell you right now it is next to impossible to find anything down here anymore. If Lucasarts doesnt want people downloading their games they should make them more available instead of tossing aside loyal fans.

Necroman 11-06-2005 04:14 PM

I have to agree with Manny C on this one, I once found some kind of 3 pack lucas arts adventure games, there was DOTT, The Dig and Sam & Max, and the whole thing costed a month's rent and "Lucas Arts Adventure Games" aren't worth that much money + I allready owned DOTT and Sam & Max.
Oh, and this other time I found Grim Fandango and it costed about half the 3 pack was, and just to give you a idea of what I've been momblin' around for 5 minutes, that 3 pack costed exactly as much as Escape From Monkey Island when it was released.
Lucas Arts Adventure Games aren't worth THAT much, no matter how fanatic you are.

Lord_MalaKdoggk 05-16-2006 06:03 PM

ya, go ahead and buy it from another country and try to get support from LA. It ain't gonna happen- I've tried 2 times with 2 different games and was refused BOTH times.

AlaCarcuss 08-25-2006 06:31 PM

NOTE to Schmatz: Now this reall make me angry. I am sick and tired of endlessly searching on ebay for games (not just LA), that may be more than a couple of years old. Why can't I just purchase and download these games leagally from the the pulisher or distributor?? They clearly don't want to sell them anymore right? That IS abandonware in my books.

I shouldn't have to "try harder". I have no desire to be a pirate and am more than happy to pay a fair price for a game I desperately want but.....I'm sorry, but until these games are as easily obtainable legally as they are illegally then I'm taking the easy way.

Samnmax221 08-25-2006 06:54 PM

Christ, you dig up an old post to brag about being a dirty pirate.

AlaCarcuss 08-25-2006 07:01 PM

I'm not bragging mate, I thing it's deplorable that I have to resort to this. This is a ligitimate concern that's been p*ss'n me off for ages. I even contacted one publisher recently (no names) asking them where or how I could purchase one of their games and to my SHOCK their reply was the same..."try ebay"!!!...WHAT??....why the hell don't you just sell it to me??

AlaCarcuss 08-25-2006 07:05 PM

And BTW...what difference does it make how old the post is?...it just happend to catch my eye and the topic is still relevant.....

Darren_Trent_42 09-13-2007 07:19 PM

I agree with AlaCarcuss. LA should make all their games easily available to buy on their site... Kinda like Steam but without the failure.


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