The Video Game History Foundation: Digging for treasure in Aladdin’s source code

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The Video Game History Foundation: Digging for treasure in Aladdin’s source code

Post by HardWareMan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:38 am

Did you know about it? It is awesome! Link below:
https://gamehistory.org/aladdin-source-code/

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Re: The Video Game History Foundation: Digging for treasure in Aladdin’s source code

Post by Asagoth » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:35 am

Really Cool stuff... i only have a doubt ... they keep this stuff just for them or will they share that stuff with the community? We already know TUME https://segaretro.org/TUME (the Universal Map Editor)... i hope they share the archive with us all... thanks for sharing this information.

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Re: The Video Game History Foundation: Digging for treasure in Aladdin’s source code

Post by NekoNiaow » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:13 pm

Asagoth wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:35 am
Really Cool stuff... i only have a doubt ... they keep this stuff just for them or will they share that stuff with the community?
The source code of Aladdin is obviously copyrighted so if by
"they keep this stuff just for them" you mean "they are respecting the copyright and avoiding a lawsuit",
then yes, that is what they are doing. ;)

As an officially registered association they have to respect the letter and spirit of the law and their goal is not to disseminate copyrighted materials but to preserve them to make sure they are not lost to time and do historical research on them and communicate the results of these research.

Obviously with the copyrights holders agreement they would gladly offer access to the data but until they get it they cannot.

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Re: The Video Game History Foundation: Digging for treasure in Aladdin’s source code

Post by Asagoth » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:27 pm

NekoNiaow wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:13 pm
Asagoth wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:35 am
Really Cool stuff... i only have a doubt ... they keep this stuff just for them or will they share that stuff with the community?
The source code of Aladdin is obviously copyrighted so if by
"they keep this stuff just for them" you mean "they are respecting the copyright and avoiding a lawsuit",
then yes, that is what they are doing. ;)

As an officially registered association they have to respect the letter and spirit of the law and their goal is not to disseminate copyrighted materials but to preserve them to make sure they are not lost to time and do historical research on them and communicate the results of these research.

Obviously with the copyrights holders agreement they would gladly offer access to the data but until they get it they cannot.
So you have answered to a six month post, that no one cared about, just to tell me the obvious? Is that it?

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Re: The Video Game History Foundation: Digging for treasure in Aladdin’s source code

Post by HardWareMan » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:39 am

Also...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35VFGRCYkjM
Did you ever imagine it?

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Re: The Video Game History Foundation: Digging for treasure in Aladdin’s source code

Post by Chilly Willy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:44 pm

HardWareMan wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:39 am
Also...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35VFGRCYkjM
Did you ever imagine it?
That's pretty cool. I wonder how many other games that could apply too... :lol:

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