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Can I buy TDZK?

Postby GSpot » August 3rd, 2010, 3:33 pm

So, serious-type question.

Has there been, to anyone's knowledge, an offer to purchase limited rights to the TDZK code (or a request for free) so that it can be hosted and played once again?

I'm getting awfully nostalgic and would gladly pay for the ongoing hosting costs of the game.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby zmaniacz » August 3rd, 2010, 3:42 pm

Yes, there have been efforts, no, it won't happen
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby GSpot » August 3rd, 2010, 4:07 pm

I suppose my real question is whether or not someone has tried to get a non-exclusive license for it.

I.e.
Owners (I suppose we should call them Metaspace Studios now) are not selling the game. They are allowing an instance of it to exist and supply the code in some way, shape or manner. Associated and appropriate NDAs could be signed to minimize their (rightful) fear of loss of the Intellectual Property. They would have rights to close down the game under certain circumstances, foremost if they were launching an iteration of TDZK that was similar enough that it would create a competitive situation.

If that form has been rejected, which is what I'd be most interested in, that sort of sucks ...
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Alucard » August 3rd, 2010, 5:31 pm

Yes, there have been efforts, no, it won't happen.

I was the one going to host it.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby GSpot » August 3rd, 2010, 7:36 pm

Oh well!

Maybe someday they'll have it up again!

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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Harbinger » August 3rd, 2010, 9:00 pm

What we all should do is pray that Fleets makes them a ton of cash so they have the resources to bring TDZK back.

'Cuz bringing back 2.x or 3.x ain't gonna happen. No way sir.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Andrew_tM » August 4th, 2010, 11:49 am

Yes, there have been efforts, no, it won't happen.

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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby CABaaL » August 4th, 2010, 3:28 pm

I get the feel they're ashamed of TDZK. :/ (admins)
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Alucard » August 4th, 2010, 5:21 pm

Andrew_tM wrote:Blame me if you like on this one.

Ok. Jerk.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby zmaniacz » August 4th, 2010, 7:17 pm

It really was Andrew's fault.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby CABaaL » August 5th, 2010, 1:12 am

AtM trying to steal Lemmys thunder.

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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby CABaaL » August 5th, 2010, 8:01 am

Waait a second, I thought that was Pacstar... o.O they're one and the same?!
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby GSpot » August 5th, 2010, 12:14 pm

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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Andrew_tM » August 5th, 2010, 12:17 pm

You realise you can switch that thing off in your UCP. I keep it on for the comedy value though.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Cloud » August 5th, 2010, 6:09 pm

Why hasn't anyone tried to write a spiritual clone of TDZK? I see a lot of complaining, but if Metaspace isn't going to bring it back soon, why hasn't someone just gone and written something similar? It seems there are a lot of hardcore TDZKers with programming expertise.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby zmaniacz » August 5th, 2010, 9:45 pm

Because writing and hosting a game like that is a gigantic pain in the ass, and we all have better things to do.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby SFPerkele » August 6th, 2010, 9:32 am

Yes, we the players are in general lazy ass bastards who want the games to be made for us rather than forcing us to make an effort to do something about them. :P And yes, I am myself like that too. :D But in one point ZZ was wrong, we usually don't have anything better to do, just something else. :lol:
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Andrew_tM » August 6th, 2010, 3:11 pm

Sadly too true.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Alucard » August 6th, 2010, 5:29 pm

> cs
You see deep space. There is a drone stack set to aggressive owned by you.
> cs
You see deep space. There is a drone stack set to aggressive owned by you.
> cs
You see deep space. There is a drone stack set to aggressive owned by you.
Your drones report they have sighted Iccyh in sector 9246.
You see (1) a level 100 freighter owned by [Fury] Iccyh
> shoot 1
COMBAT: You a fusion torpedo at Iccyh. Miss! You a fusion torpedo at Iccyh. You do 300 shield and 150 armor damage! You a fusion torpedo at Iccyh. Iccyh explodes! You gain 1,024,245 credits.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby CABaaL » August 7th, 2010, 7:33 am

ooo k?
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Andrew_tM » August 8th, 2010, 8:34 am

Is that the first storyline from Alucard's upcoming "TDZK: Choose-Your-Adventure" storybook?
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Harbinger » August 12th, 2010, 7:34 pm

Alucard wrote:> cs
You see deep space. There is a drone stack set to aggressive owned by you.
> cs
You see deep space. There is a drone stack set to aggressive owned by you.
> cs
You see deep space. There is a drone stack set to aggressive owned by you.
Your drones report they have sighted Iccyh in sector 9246.
You see (1) a level 100 freighter owned by [Fury] Iccyh
> shoot 1
COMBAT: You a fusion torpedo at Iccyh. Miss! You a fusion torpedo at Iccyh. You do 300 shield and 150 armor damage! You a fusion torpedo at Iccyh. Iccyh explodes! You gain 1,024,245 credits.


I would totally play that.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby seipher » August 15th, 2010, 11:50 am

It was a great game.
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

Postby Antimater » August 16th, 2010, 6:38 pm

I played several rounds.
I feel kind of sad that the game is doomed to be forgotten like this.
I know several persons that would like to host and improve the game and make a business deal with the owners. I'm one of that persons...

But, unfortunately, it seems there is something secret about it that cannot be revealed... or maybe they're afraid that the old game would steal some success from fleets... :)
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