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Dead X-com fan projects you regret most

Image#1 (square pixel, 1:1)
2 (5.6%)
Image#2 (non-square pixel, 1:1:2)
13 (36.1%)
Project Xenocide
6 (16.7%)
UFO: Cydonia's Fall
8 (22.2%)
Pocket UFO
5 (13.9%)
XCom: Colonization
0 (0%)
Invasion 2021
0 (0%)
EDF: Earth Defense Force
2 (5.6%)
Project: Talon
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 25

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Offline michal

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2012, 08:44:11 am »
They have some activity on forum - but it's russian, so i don't know what happens ;) Maybe someone asked if project died ;)

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2012, 10:31:28 pm »
https://ufo.freelanzer.com/

I've been checking this URL everyday for 6 months to see if they ever come back... It still says "New site coming when ready"... No change though ;_;

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2012, 09:12:54 am »
As the Ufo: The Two Sides has gotten the most votes so far. I'm making a game on a similar premise here, in case anybody is interested in helping out.

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2012, 10:18:15 am »
As the Ufo: The Two Sides has gotten the most votes so far. I'm making a game on a similar premise here, in case anybody is interested in helping out.

I am interested in playing it :P

shame your going 3d , otherwise it could be built as a separate version of Openxcom ,Still i am really hoping this gets going.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2012, 12:06:55 pm by luke83 »

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2012, 01:12:13 am »
BTW, anyone knows *why* TTS was canned in the first place ?
All I know is that they had just published v0.99 or something, then nothing for a while, then a message saying they where finished.

... odd.

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2012, 01:49:07 am »
I sent the guy a message via IndieDB (or ModDB), and he responded

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I actually am not part of the development team for The Two Sides.  They decided to cancel the project due to legal reasons, though.  They weren't being prosecuted, but they decided it wasn't legally sound enough to continue.

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2012, 01:51:27 am »
I think they got a message from someone because of copyright or something. I forgot the details, but the short version they ran into legal trouble.
As far as I remember it was very very minor stuff but they paniced and scraped the whole thing.

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2012, 02:10:55 am »
Hummm... Alright, thanks !

Offline michal

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2012, 09:36:08 am »
No, they didn't ran into legal trouble.

They closed TTS, because they started to work on other commercial, indie games. And they decided to shut down TTS before someone contacted them. When they were just bunch of guys making freeware fan game, they felt safe. But after going commercial, they started to fear some legal actions.

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2012, 08:05:15 pm »
Pity they didn't make their code-base public.
I'm quite sure others would have stepped in to continue on with it's development.

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2012, 09:59:08 pm »
People are so greedy, even on code sharing.

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2012, 11:55:45 pm »
I think most people are just ashamed of their own code and would rather not share. :P (especially when you're a lone coder so you get to code as ugly as you want)

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2012, 11:57:24 pm »
My friend is a RL programmer and it isn't shame, but he has the same cocky/protective attitude for his code.  :o

IMHO it has something to do with ppl stealing your work and using it for their own resumé or w/e.  ;D

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2012, 10:08:14 am »
tts was the best remake for me.
I realy like the hd sprites. I hope there will be a HD mod for openxcom soon :)

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Re: [POLL] Dead X-Com fan projects you regret most
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2012, 10:18:05 am »
I realy like the hd sprites. I hope there will be a HD mod for openxcom soon :)

Me too ;)