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Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2010, 3:33 pm
by GSpot
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.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2010, 3:42 pm
by zmaniacz
Yes, there have been efforts, no, it won't happen

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2010, 4:07 pm
by GSpot
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 ...

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2010, 5:31 pm
by Alucard
Yes, there have been efforts, no, it won't happen.

I was the one going to host it.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2010, 7:36 pm
by GSpot
Oh well!

Maybe someday they'll have it up again!

I miss the thrill of bagging a "big player" while target hunting ...

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2010, 9:00 pm
by Harbinger
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.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 4th, 2010, 11:49 am
by Andrew_tM
Yes, there have been efforts, no, it won't happen.

Blame me if you like on this one. I accept substitute Lemmy responsibilities.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 4th, 2010, 3:28 pm
by CABaaL
I get the feel they're ashamed of TDZK. :/ (admins)

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 4th, 2010, 5:21 pm
by Alucard
Andrew_tM wrote:Blame me if you like on this one.

Ok. Jerk.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 4th, 2010, 7:17 pm
by zmaniacz
It really was Andrew's fault.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 5th, 2010, 1:12 am
by CABaaL
AtM trying to steal Lemmys thunder.

I blame, now and forever, Lemmy!

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Ahhhh.... good to see you guys let Christopher still hang around and that he makes just about as much sense as always ...

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 5th, 2010, 8:01 am
by CABaaL
Waait a second, I thought that was Pacstar... o.O they're one and the same?!

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 5th, 2010, 12:14 pm
by GSpot
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Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 5th, 2010, 12:17 pm
by Andrew_tM
You realise you can switch that thing off in your UCP. I keep it on for the comedy value though.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 5th, 2010, 6:09 pm
by Cloud
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.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 5th, 2010, 9:45 pm
by zmaniacz
Because writing and hosting a game like that is a gigantic pain in the ass, and we all have better things to do.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 6th, 2010, 9:32 am
by SFPerkele
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:

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 6th, 2010, 3:11 pm
by Andrew_tM
Sadly too true.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 6th, 2010, 5:29 pm
by Alucard
> 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.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 7th, 2010, 7:33 am
by CABaaL
ooo k?

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 8th, 2010, 8:34 am
by Andrew_tM
Is that the first storyline from Alucard's upcoming "TDZK: Choose-Your-Adventure" storybook?

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 7:34 pm
by Harbinger
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.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 15th, 2010, 11:50 am
by seipher
It was a great game.

Re: Can I buy TDZK?

PostPosted: August 16th, 2010, 6:38 pm
by Antimater
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... :)