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#3121 Megazell

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:54 AM

Thread Update/Giveaway!

If you've ever given me a free retail game code shoot me your email. I got a mess of codes on Green Man Gaming and STEAM that I want to give away.

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Edited by Megazell, 08 April 2012 - 04:44 PM.

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#3122 Dr. RoXo

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

i looked to see if you had the fan made sonic 2 hd on your list but didn't see it. if you do and i don't see it you should put a warning or something. it has a keylogger in it. http://games.yahoo.c...-190514162.html

Well it seems it was a false alarm. premature journalism strikes again, as did i...
http://pc.gamespy.co.../1222698p1.html

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#3123 Megazell

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

i looked to see if you had the fan made sonic 2 hd on your list but didn't see it. if you do and i don't see it you should put a warning or something. it has a keylogger in it. http://games.yahoo.c...-190514162.html

Well it seems it was a false alarm. premature journalism strikes again, as did i...
http://pc.gamespy.co.../1222698p1.html


It's in my post holder. Yeah, I check all of the games 2x to 3x each before posting. It's also part of the posting rules.

Many great SEGA fan made games get bad press like this. Usually, I think it's because they are so good they put SEGA to shame and they leak a false story like this prior to taking it down like SOR5.

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#3124 ASilver76

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:54 AM

Just a head's up about the Sonic 2 HD alpha . Apparently, the programmer decided to add DRM (yes, really), to the alpha homebrew, and it's trashing some systems it's installed on as a result. See the following link for more info: http://www.sonicretr...closed-project/

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

Just a head's up about the Sonic 2 HD alpha . Apparently, the programmer decided to add DRM (yes, really), to the alpha homebrew, and it's trashing some systems it's installed on as a result. See the following link for more info: http://www.sonicretr...closed-project/


That's ridiculous. First a keylogger, and now DRM lol. It's like they don't want you to play it. I don't get why they haven't taken the programmer off of their team yet.. Sounds like he's on drugs.

#3126 Megazell

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

Just a head's up about the Sonic 2 HD alpha . Apparently, the programmer decided to add DRM (yes, really), to the alpha homebrew, and it's trashing some systems it's installed on as a result. See the following link for more info: http://www.sonicretr...closed-project/


The version I have does not have the DRM and/or Keylogger. But I did dl it when it was initially released.

That's ridiculous. First a keylogger, and now DRM lol. It's like they don't want you to play it. I don't get why they haven't taken the programmer off of their team yet.. Sounds like he's on drugs.


I'll just remove it from the queue until it's finalized anyway. Then pass judgement on it for the list.

Plenty of other awesome Sonic fan-mades to play anyway. If I could just finally kill Romero in GunGirl 2 :(.

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#3127 Dr. RoXo

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

That's ridiculous. First a keylogger, and now DRM lol. It's like they don't want you to play it. I don't get why they haven't taken the programmer off of their team yet.. Sounds like he's on drugs.


damn! what is it with this game? even if they do fix it you think anyone will ever trust it? i'll just stay away from this one, sonic's not exactly one of my favorites anyhow.
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#3128 Megazell

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

damn! what is it with this game? even if they do fix it you think anyone will ever trust it? i'll just stay away from this one, sonic's not exactly one of my favorites anyhow.


Try OpenSonic and/or Ultimate Flash Sonic. Those are great homages to what SONIC use to be. Even if you're not into the character the communities behind them many of the levels are outstanding.

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#3129 Dr. RoXo

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:35 PM

Try OpenSonic and/or Ultimate Flash Sonic. Those are great homages to what SONIC use to be. Even if you're not into the character the communities behind them many of the levels are outstanding.


ill give it a look and see. i used to enjoy the sonic games on genesis and my favorite sonic game is sonic spinball but when they went 3d, i just lost interest. there's not a sonic spinball remake is there? now i gotta go look for it.
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#3130 Megazell

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

ill give it a look and see. i used to enjoy the sonic games on genesis and my favorite sonic game is sonic spinball but when they went 3d, i just lost interest. there's not a sonic spinball remake is there? now i gotta go look for it.


OpenSonic is on the list under Platformers. There is only 1 3D Sonic on this list. The rest are 2D old school.

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#3131 ASilver76

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:10 PM

The version I have does not have the DRM and/or Keylogger. But I did dl it when it was initially released.



I'll just remove it from the queue until it's finalized anyway. Then pass judgement on it for the list.

Plenty of other awesome Sonic fan-mades to play anyway. If I could just finally kill Romero in GunGirl 2 :(.


Megazell, sorry to say that *all* versions of the alpha have the DRM - the dev team stated that the programmer would not release the alpha without it. Again, check out the link I posted above, and you can read what members of the dev team had to say about it (they are none too pleased with the programmer at the moment).

#3132 Megazell

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

Megazell, sorry to say that *all* versions of the alpha have the DRM - the dev team stated that the programmer would not release the alpha without it. Again, check out the link I posted above, and you can read what members of the dev team had to say about it (they are none too pleased with the programmer at the moment).


I double check and upload it via PM to ya.

Edit - Just ran it again. It's same as the 2nd link from the site. I also read the link 2x now. There is nothing going off on my virus scans, firewall or anything. I even tried it on a few other rigs. I can take screenshots just fine to. I don't see what the issue is but for now just going to take it off until it's finalized. :)

Edited by Megazell, 16 April 2012 - 06:45 PM.

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#3133 ASilver76

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:54 AM

I double check and upload it via PM to ya.

Edit - Just ran it again. It's same as the 2nd link from the site. I also read the link 2x now. There is nothing going off on my virus scans, firewall or anything. I even tried it on a few other rigs. I can take screenshots just fine to. I don't see what the issue is but for now just going to take it off until it's finalized. :)


No problem. Just trying to give you a head's up. No one wants to nuke their system by accident. Aparently, the DRM primarilly kicks in when people try to mess with the .exe file itself. However, I know people who had their systems just quit working after running (or trying to remove) the alpha. I wish it was 100% clean and working, as it looks great (esp. for an alpha release). Who knows? Maybe they'll clean it up for the final version.

#3134 Dr. RoXo

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:41 PM

No problem. Just trying to give you a head's up. No one wants to nuke their system by accident. Aparently, the DRM primarilly kicks in when people try to mess with the .exe file itself. However, I know people who had their systems just quit working after running (or trying to remove) the alpha. I wish it was 100% clean and working, as it looks great (esp. for an alpha release). Who knows? Maybe they'll clean it up for the final version.


its still in alpha? i thought it was officially released. guess not
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#3135 Megazell

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

No problem. Just trying to give you a head's up. No one wants to nuke their system by accident. Aparently, the DRM primarilly kicks in when people try to mess with the .exe file itself. However, I know people who had their systems just quit working after running (or trying to remove) the alpha. I wish it was 100% clean and working, as it looks great (esp. for an alpha release). Who knows? Maybe they'll clean it up for the final version.


I hear you. I'm just not seeing it. No alarms up and the game is in zip. I've dl'ed, played and 3 del it 3x over. With no problem.

its still in alpha? i thought it was officially released. guess not


How did you not know this when everything with the game (site, dl...) including the game itself when you boot it up says Alpha Release???

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#3136 marsilies

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

That's ridiculous. First a keylogger, and now DRM lol. It's like they don't want you to play it. I don't get why they haven't taken the programmer off of their team yet.. Sounds like he's on drugs.

Unsurprisingly, they have fired the programmer:
http://www.sonicstad...-in-sonic-2-hd/
http://www.sonicretr...eylogger-scare/

#3137 Megazell

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

Greatest Freeware Controversy Ever.

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#3138 Dr. RoXo

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

I hear you. I'm just not seeing it. No alarms up and the game is in zip. I've dl'ed, played and 3 del it 3x over. With no problem.



How did you not know this when everything with the game (site, dl...) including the game itself when you boot it up says Alpha Release???


because i've never been to their site. i just got news about it on Reader. also have you heard of this: http://tiggit.net/
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#3139 Megazell

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

because i've never been to their site. i just got news about it on Reader. also have you heard of this: http://tiggit.net/


Yep. I'm a card carrying member and they are featured in the first post under freeware resources.

I love the idea but the proggies needs more work since it keeps telling me where to install certain games. I install all of my games into a specific folder and I want that in order for me to enjoy a game properly.

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#3140 Megazell

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:01 AM

Thread Update.

Pages 1 to 16 update to with new links and updated info + screenshots and videos.

See a game that needs updating. Let me know. I'll get around to the rest down the road eventually. :)

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#3141 Megazell

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 HD Fan Remake Discontinued
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#3142 spoderman

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 HD Fan Remake Discontinued
http://indiegames.co..._hd_fan_re.html


LOL can't say I didn't see that coming.

An update at the project's Facebook page cites the loss of key staff members and "internal conflicts" as reasons for the cancellation, as the team's former lead programmer refused to share source code needed to continue development.


What a dick.

#3143 crystalklear64

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:25 AM

ooo i had a friend who was into this. gonna see how it is maybe something to play while i wait for gw2.

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#3144 Dr. RoXo

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

not sure if you've heard about this game yet. i made a post over on pcg, thought i'd let u know about it. its called Wreckage...not 100% sure if you put stuff like this on here. heres link to post http://www.pcgamer.c...ead.php?t=17753
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#3145 Megazell

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:03 PM

not sure if you've heard about this game yet. i made a post over on pcg, thought i'd let u know about it. its called Wreckage...not 100% sure if you put stuff like this on here. heres link to post http://www.pcgamer.c...ead.php?t=17753


Adding it to my stack, Ty for the heads up!

I got the Desura newsletter about it but did not get to it yet.

I'm still in comic book head mode. Got so many free things that I am considering making a couch made out of comics alone :)

If it's free and legal and a PC game....I'll post it. There are a lot of standalone mods on this list.

Edited by Megazell, 07 May 2012 - 02:50 PM.

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#3146 Megazell

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

Thread Update.

Fixed many postings that had bad primary links. As predicted many of the developers/game makers moved on to other website services to promote their games.

Still going through and removing the now dead Megaupload links. For the games that are really obscure I'm putting up a 2nd link while the others I'm less inclined to do so. Google is showing a lot of alternate links for the more popular games. So it should not be a problem for anyone to get those.

Still quite amazed at the amount of freeware and f2p games coming out week by week. Way too much for me to play or even think about playing so the post holder is growing.

Post Holder is currently at 1,825 games that have not been fully posted - http://www.cheapassg...&postcount=3007

So here is a questions for those that come here:

Should I add another parameter on my posting rules? Currently, the rules are:

Posting Rules

1) Games must be 100% free and legal.

2) No Extra Software!

That means no spyware! No hidden virus! No HTML redirectors! Some games may require a lobby program like STEAM, MTX, Battlenet or others. These programs are the only exception.

3) Games must be easy to run!

You can find a wealth of freeware games that will require use of a third party program or shareware programs or editing of files and so on. Many of those games are awesome. I play them myself and I LIKE THEM A LOT. For the nature of my list, the games posted MUST be easy to install, click and play!


So lately, I've been getting PMs and emails about games that have ads. Games like Quake Live and flash games that are on Armor Games, Newgrounds and others. Now, personally I've always had my browsers and such setup to avoid this stuff. Is this ethical? Debatable. That's not the nature of this question to you guys and gals.

SHOULD a new rule be in place that states no games with ads will be posted?

Now consider that most of the PMs and questions are probably coming from people who are new to PC gaming. So these PC gamers are not as inclined to install measures to counteract the nonsense that veteran PC gamers know about.

I'm leaning more towards YES because I would like the list to be as easy to get into as possible especially for the new PC gamers.

But I am also of the mentality that perhaps this is not that big of a deal...sort of. Since, not that many games still mess with ads except for flash sites and even then a free membership knocks that stuff out for the most part.

What say you all?

Edited by Megazell, 09 May 2012 - 04:37 PM.

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#3147 crystalklear64

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:54 PM

Tough call. I know its not a free game but take Killing Floor for example. When you're picking your character and waiting for the round to start a little video plays in the corner for Red Orchestra 2 and the various Killing Floor DLC bundles. Something like that I think is fine since you're not being held up from playing by the ad.

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#3148 Megazell

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:00 AM

Tough call. I know its not a free game but take Killing Floor for example. When you're picking your character and waiting for the round to start a little video plays in the corner for Red Orchestra 2 and the various Killing Floor DLC bundles. Something like that I think is fine since you're not being held up from playing by the ad.


Yeah, I noticed that too when I played it. I found it odd because I found myself putting it on my list of things to post because I kept on thinking it was F2P because of it.

Do you allow ads to roll - not sure if you play flash games that use them - or do you put in a plugin to disable/block?

Edited by Megazell, 09 May 2012 - 04:34 PM.

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#3149 Megazell

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:18 AM

Thread Update.

Well after much debate both in RL and Online, I've decided to walk away from F2P PC games that have cash shops and/or subscription alternatives.

With that said I am going through the list as I've have already been doing to fix little things here or there and replacing the already posted F2P games with new games.

I will then update a rule to exclude F2P PC games that have cash shops and/or subscription alternatives once all of the old ones have been replaced.

So far I replaced a few - Here is what was put in their place with full posting.

Hot Coffee
Tiny Timmy and Big Bill
As The Village Turns
Tiny Wizard
Tiny Parallel World
The Good Ship Higgs Boson
A Song In The Void
Flare
Pestilence Z
Jag
BattleMaster: War Island
Sapphire Tears
Robots Can't Think
Eunaborb

Enjoy!

Edited by Megazell, 14 May 2012 - 05:04 PM.

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#3150 Megazell

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:04 PM

Thread Update.

More replaced F2P PC games filled with freeware games.

Fail-Deadly
Ouka
Zylatov SistersThese Robotic Hearts Of Mine
Creaqu
Rainbow Space Donkey
Oiche Mhaith
Ultimate Flirt Off
Hyper Princess Pitch

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