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Anonymous
July 22, 2004 9:33:27 PM

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Hey Folks,
I am searching a freeware game "Alien 8" (not ROM, shareware or so, only
freeware)
Does anyone knows where I can find this game?
Rudy
http://www.caiman.us

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Anonymous
July 23, 2004 1:48:01 AM

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Rudy Versele wrote:

> Hey Folks,
> I am searching a freeware game "Alien 8" (not ROM, shareware or so, only
> freeware). Does anyone knows where I can find this game?
> Rudy
> http://www.caiman.us
>

Rudy, do you mean a pc/win clone?
Something seems to be here (but I can't read the language...)

http://web.salleurl.edu/~is11123/

regards

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Anonymous
July 23, 2004 1:48:02 AM

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Vegard Krog Petersen wrote:

> Rudy Versele wrote:
>
> > Hey Folks,
> > I am searching a freeware game "Alien 8" (not ROM, shareware or so, only
> > freeware). Does anyone knows where I can find this game?
> > Rudy
> > http://www.caiman.us
> >
>
> Rudy, do you mean a pc/win clone?
> Something seems to be here (but I can't read the language...)
>
> http://web.salleurl.edu/~is11123/
>
> regards
>
> --
> Vegard Krog Petersen - Norway
>
> My sites:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Solitaire MahJongg: http://home.halden.net/vkp/vkp/index.html
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Chinese Checkers: http://home.no.net/vkp/index.html
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Sarah Michelle Gellar Solitaire: http://home.halden.net/vkp/index.html
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> My fishy site (fishing games): http://home.no/vkp32/index.html
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Fredrikshald Havfiskeklubb: http://www.fredrikshald-havfiske.no
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks Vegard,

Indeed PC/Win clone :) 

I downloaded and ran it, but no joy. It is only a test. Great music ;)  and something is
moving. It seems a kind of 3D starwars or something as that. But nothing works. I tried
all the keys, mouse and joystick, only Z, X (camera view) and Q = quit works.
Thanks anyway, yet I have an idea what the game I am looking for looks like :) 

Regards,
Rudy
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Anonymous
July 23, 2004 2:40:51 AM

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Rudy Versele <rudy@caiman.be> wrote here on 22 Jul 2004:

> Hey Folks,
> I am searching a freeware game "Alien 8" (not ROM, shareware or
> so, only freeware)
> Does anyone knows where I can find this game?
> Rudy
> http://www.caiman.us

"Alien 8", an isometric arcade adventure was originally a ZX Spectrum
8-bit game published in 1985, about which you can find information here:

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek.cgi?regexp=^Ali...$&pub=^Ultimate+Play+The+Game$

The page mentioned above contains a lot of information about the game,
including an original advertisment, magazine reviews and instructions.

Unfortunately, as you'll see from that page, Alien 8 is "distribution
denied", which means that the copyright holders (still trading under
another name) have decided not to allow it to be used with emulators
and so on. That in turn may make any PC remake, freeware or not, a
little dodgy legally.

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Anonymous
July 23, 2004 12:58:41 PM

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David Buttery wrote:

> Rudy Versele <rudy@caiman.be> wrote here on 22 Jul 2004:
>
> > Hey Folks,
> > I am searching a freeware game "Alien 8" (not ROM, shareware or
> > so, only freeware)
> > Does anyone knows where I can find this game?
> > Rudy
> > http://www.caiman.us
>
> "Alien 8", an isometric arcade adventure was originally a ZX Spectrum
> 8-bit game published in 1985, about which you can find information here:
>
> http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek.cgi?regexp=^Ali...$&pub=^Ultimate+Play+The+Game$
>
> The page mentioned above contains a lot of information about the game,
> including an original advertisment, magazine reviews and instructions.
>
> Unfortunately, as you'll see from that page, Alien 8 is "distribution
> denied", which means that the copyright holders (still trading under
> another name) have decided not to allow it to be used with emulators
> and so on. That in turn may make any PC remake, freeware or not, a
> little dodgy legally.
>
> --
> Above address *is* valid.
>
> Support the world's oldest motorsport venue!
> http://www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk/future.html

Wow! Thanks for all the information, David :) 
Rudy
Anonymous
July 23, 2004 5:03:50 PM

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Heya.

David Buttery wrote in message ...
>Rudy Versele <rudy@caiman.be> wrote here on 22 Jul 2004:
>
>> Hey Folks,
>> I am searching a freeware game "Alien 8" (not ROM, shareware or
>> so, only freeware)
>> Does anyone knows where I can find this game?
>> Rudy
>> http://www.caiman.us
>
>"Alien 8", an isometric arcade adventure was originally a ZX Spectrum
>8-bit game published in 1985, about which you can find information here:
>
>http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek.cgi?regexp=^Ali...$&pub=^Ultimate+
Play+The+Game$
>

I know it from the Acorn BBC.
http://www.nvg.ntnu.no/bbc/sw/Ultimate/

Greetz, Katzy.
Anonymous
July 23, 2004 11:30:40 PM

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Rudy Versele <rudy@caiman.be> wrote here on 23 Jul 2004:

> Wow! Thanks for all the information, David :) 
> Rudy

You're welcome. You might find quite a bit more about it in the
comp.sys.sinclair archives, too. :) 

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Anonymous
July 24, 2004 5:56:10 PM

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Heya.

Graham Andre wrote in message <2mdfrgFluk6eU1@uni-berlin.de>...
Good old Ultimate Play the Game...absolutely superb games made by them in
the spectrum years..

BBC... ;) )

I think Underwurlde was my personal Fav, followed by Sabre Wulf and Atic
Atac...just superb

Graham

There is a PC version of Sabre Wulf, not working on my PC though.

Found a nice URL for you:

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jg27paw4/yr11/yr11_44...

Greetz, Katzy
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 4:06:11 AM

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Thanks for this Katzy, a really good read

Graham

"Katzy" <katzy@noname.at.all> wrote in message
news:10g4jhrik4a6a44@corp.supernews.com...
> Heya.
>
> Graham Andre wrote in message <2mdfrgFluk6eU1@uni-berlin.de>...
> Good old Ultimate Play the Game...absolutely superb games made by them in
> the spectrum years..
>
> BBC... ;) )
>
> I think Underwurlde was my personal Fav, followed by Sabre Wulf and Atic
> Atac...just superb
>
> Graham
>
> There is a PC version of Sabre Wulf, not working on my PC though.
>
> Found a nice URL for you:
>
> http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jg27paw4/yr11/yr11_44...
>
> Greetz, Katzy
>
>


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Anonymous
October 28, 2004 12:29:13 PM

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Rudy Versele <rudy@caiman.be> wrote in news:410029DC.B4595D9E@caiman.be
in alt.comp.freeware.games:

*Snip*
>>
>> http://web.salleurl.edu/~is11123/
>>
*Snip*

In development as is this one
V
http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/ignacio/a8e.htm

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Anonymous
October 30, 2004 3:02:02 AM

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Dwarf Centaur wrote:

> Rudy Versele <rudy@caiman.be> wrote in news:410029DC.B4595D9E@caiman.be
> in alt.comp.freeware.games:
>
> *Snip*
> >>
> >> http://web.salleurl.edu/~is11123/
> >>
> *Snip*
>
> In development as is this one
> V
> http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/ignacio/a8e.htm
>
> --
> To email me delete "*removethis*" and "[delme]".
> Quote of the Year (Yes, I'm that lazy): "I;m sure somehow I've made myself
> look like and incococometent re.. reteard"
> Links:
> http://www.gamehippo.com/ - Realy good freeware only games site
> http://www.mame.net - Home of MAME
> http://happypenguin.org - linux games =D

Thanks Dwarf! Gracias!

Rudy
!