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Flaose
12-10-1999, 02:17 PM
Would I be wrong by saying Jumpman Lives! is freeware?

Scotty
12-10-1999, 03:30 PM
That's a gray area. Apogee/3DRealms no longer has anything to do with Jumpman, and EPYX (the original developer) went out of business. That doesn't necessarily mean that someone can't claim IP rights to it, though.

Joe Siegler
12-13-1999, 06:27 PM
We have nothing to do with it anymore. We have no control over the game, and don't care what you do with it.

Epyx might care, though. http://3drealms.3dportal.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif

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Crosma
12-14-1999, 07:20 AM
I seriously doubt EPYX care about Jumpman!.

If I were a company with games that old I'd make them FREEWARE, but EPYX doesn't exist so it won't.

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Scotty
12-14-1999, 09:35 AM
When a business fails, its assets are sold. This includes IP. Just because Epyx isn't around anymore doesn't mean there isn't someone somewhere out there that could assert ownership.

Superczar
12-20-1999, 05:26 AM
Well, as long as noone has taken claim on it, is there a place to get it on the net? I'd like to play it...

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Guest
12-20-1999, 06:12 AM
I remember seeing it for $25 in a computer store in Toronto.

Guest
12-20-1999, 10:17 AM
Go to:
http://www.freeware32.com

they have it their

Superczar
12-21-1999, 02:02 AM
Thanks Spinal... but I looke and they didnt have it http://3drealms.3dportal.com/ubb/images/icons/frown.gif

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[This message has been edited by superczar (edited 12-21-1999).]

Scotty
12-21-1999, 05:11 AM
Click here (http://mars.acs.oakland.edu/~klmatero/apogee/jumpman/). There's a download link at the top of the page.

I'm glad the Classics forum hasn't been pruned in a while, since I had to look up a previous thread (http://3drealms.3dportal.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/000174.html) to find this.

Superczar
12-22-1999, 12:56 AM
Thanks for the link Scotty, I got it now, and wow it's just like playing the old C64 game... brings back memories...

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Vetek
12-30-1999, 09:07 AM
Actually,there is some kinda whole group (they have a website) that are obsessed with all the jumpans ie: Jumpman, Jr. Jumpman, and of course Jumpman lives.

But, for the longest time, they had no way of getting jumpman Lives full, so...After much lookings, and very long researc :P I found myself the golden grail (or the full copy of Jumpamn Lives, not much of a diff) Aaaaaanyways, I sent it to this goup, and they have been obsessed with the full version ever since http://3drealms.3dportal.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif

Also, I sent a copy to Lon Matero (the guy who runs the site, wich has the link to jman full) he also was very happy, and now we all had the full copy of Jumpman Lives *sigh* what a beutiful story.

http://3drealms.3dportal.com/ubb/images/icons/wink.gif

[This message has been edited by Vetek (edited 12-30-1999).]

Superczar
12-30-1999, 04:40 PM
Yeah Vetek, that is the link Scotty gave me, Lon Matero's site.

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Guest
03-17-2000, 10:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Scotty:
That's a gray area. Apogee/3DRealms no longer has anything to do with Jumpman, and EPYX (the original developer) went out of business. That doesn't necessarily mean that someone can't claim IP rights to it, though.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://www.3drealms.com/ubb/images/icons/frown.gif I don't think it's right. Copyrights should expire when the company dies. I mean, companies die all the time, and copyrights are pretty well eternal; if copyrights keep getting passed to bigger fish every time somebody goes under, then eventually the big guys will own all the copyrights.
I have a wild theory which I think is made possible by copyrights not being sold when a company dies. the Judge Dredd movie was made in the 90's, right? I found an old C64 game called 'JUDGE DREDD', made in the early 80s! I also found info on(I don't have the actual game) an ancient C64 game called 'total recall'. Are movie-makers stealing from expired copyrights, or are these people drawing from a common source?

Superczar
03-23-2000, 02:51 PM
Judge Dredd is a comic book from the 80's dude, the game and the movie are based off it...

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