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[Civ2] I have the old disks, should I upload some things?

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by Konig15, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Konig15

    Konig15 Warlord

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    Now I've been going through my old computers and stuff from my childhood and I DO have the original files for Civ 2 and both expansion packs. I probably have the FW CD around somewhere, but I do have all the scenarios, as well as the old videos....I think.

    For the purposes of convenience can I load them to the downloads sections considering Civ 2 is abandonware or is there going to be an issue? The Civ 2 emulator I posted works like a charm but no scenarios or sound or videos and I can upload all of those once I got through my old CDs in the back of my car. Am I allowed to do such a thing? And if so, what's the size limit for a ZIP file to be hosted here?
     
  2. Prof. Garfield

    Prof. Garfield Deity Supporter

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    There would almost certainly be an issue with uploading the game files. I'm sure that the administrators here don't want to risk a lawsuit, regardless of how effective claiming that something is abandonware might be in court (I have my doubts that it would be effective in any case).
     
  3. Konig15

    Konig15 Warlord

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    The thing is, these are a ***** to find, and what's more I'm basically "fudge it" t this point and using an ancient Windows XP computer to open these things and then port them via a flash drive. It's cumbersome but far, FAR less annoying. I figure if we ever want to have a chance to draw new players (I do want someone to play my scenarios assuming they get off the ground) then ease of installation and getting all the files is a must. With that in mind, I have all this stuff, what should I do with it?
     
  4. Prof. Garfield

    Prof. Garfield Deity Supporter

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    I share your frustration with the inability to point people to a clearly legal source for Civ II, but it is what it is. I don't care about 'piracy' for a 20 year old game, but no one wants to take the risk that the rights holder will come along and make a fuss.
     
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  5. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Prof. Garfield is likely right. However, only the owner of the site can answer that for sure. It used to be Thunderfall; I suppose it still is, but I am not sure.

    Having said that, I just checked and copies of Civ II are available for sale online. Thus, it is still possible for a determined person to get it.
     

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