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#551 jericho_21 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:38 AM

This is a really good game and it is challenging as well. I own it. It is a cherished addition to my collection. It kind of reminds me of Sonic the Hedgehog and R-Type combined, the way the game is laid out. I could never get very far at it because of the difficulty level. Fun game. Kudos to the game's programmers. :)



#552 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2017 12:01 PM

I don't wanna wait for them to release again in 2020, I'll buy the next one I see on eBay.

#553 Krip316 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2017 12:25 PM

I don't wanna wait for them to release again in 2020, I'll buy the next one I see on eBay.

Where'd you get 2020? It's actually next year.

#554 Stun Runner 87 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 2:42 PM

I don't wanna wait for them to release again in 2020, I'll buy the next one I see on eBay.

But, but, but, but you'll be paying 100s of dollars, if you buy on eBay.
😲

#555 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 6:37 PM

True. But for insurance I'll buy another copy when The rerelease happens for good measure.

#556 Blany OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:30 PM

This game is still the top of my wants list.



#557 doctor_shred OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:04 AM

I missed out on this game the first time round.  Glad there'll be a second run.  Pre-order has been placed.

 



#558 Nuclear Pacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:05 AM

I missed out on this game the first time round.  Glad there'll be a second run.  Pre-order has been placed.

 

You missed out on it twice. This would be a 3rd run.



#559 doctor_shred OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:52 PM

Really? The same thing happened to me with Battlesphere all those years ago and there was no third run.   



#560 coope1999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:09 PM

Hi,

 

I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way as I'm not after it for "thieving purposes" but why can someone not rip the rom file for the game? Isn't it the same process as all the other Lynx games we can download and play on emulators etc? Is there some sort of physical barrier to stop it? I'm going to preorder for next year but would be nice to put it on my multicard when it arrives in a couple of weeks (hopefully).

 

Coope.



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Posted Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:31 PM

Well...you know what? I pre-ordered and paid for a Genesis game I couldn't tell you how long before it finally arrived on my doorstep one day. I do remember, that I had forgotten about it completely and then one day....there it was.

 

What's the point? You may ask?

 

Simple, I pre-ordered for a game from them years ago and they did not disappoint. I've no reason to suspect they wouldn't come through again. So I've just pre-orderd Zaku as well.



#562 7800fan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:46 PM

Hi,

 

I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way as I'm not after it for "thieving purposes" but why can someone not rip the rom file for the game? Isn't it the same process as all the other Lynx games we can download and play on emulators etc? Is there some sort of physical barrier to stop it? I'm going to preorder for next year but would be nice to put it on my multicard when it arrives in a couple of weeks (hopefully).

 

Coope.

 

Because we support homebrewers we won't offer ripped ROMs.  If we dumped homemeade games, people would stop making new original games and we wouldn't be able to enjoy what Lynx could offer.  Beside Zaku won't work on emulator, and I doubt emulator author will modify emulators to make Zaku work so you will need to dump Zaku on your own then hack something to make it work.



#563 coope1999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:19 AM

 
Because we support homebrewers we won't offer ripped ROMs.  If we dumped homemeade games, people would stop making new original games and we wouldn't be able to enjoy what Lynx could offer.  Beside Zaku won't work on emulator, and I doubt emulator author will modify emulators to make Zaku work so you will need to dump Zaku on your own then hack something to make it work.



I already understand the moral reasons why it hasn't been done. I'm not sure why you felt the need to tell me that. I only wanted to know the physical reasons it hasn't been done. It's not right to rip a DVD and share it on the likes of kodi but it doesn't stop people. Just wondered what would actually stop someone from ripping the Zaku rom.

#564 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:38 AM

It is just that: the community is likely small enough to not rip a great game like this and kill any new initiatives. I greatly support this. I'll gladly pay for the hard work this game took when it will be available (but not any sooner).

 

 

I see no technical reasons it couldn't be ripped and it probably already has been but people who paid for this game simply don't want to spread it and kill the few new games that we still get, and they are right IMHO.

 

Technically it could  play fine on the SD card I'm sure.  If I would own the game when it would be released next year, I would love to make a rip so I can play it on my SD card, I don't want to swap carts anymore. But I would never share it.

 

 

Oh and who wants to play emulators ? :D



#565 sage OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:30 AM

Who says it hasnt been done? Its just the fact that most people who can do that dont share ROMs, esp homebrews.



#566 coope1999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:30 AM

It is just that: the community is likely small enough to not rip a great game like this and kill any new initiatives. I greatly support this. I'll gladly pay for the hard work this game took when it will be available (but not any sooner).

 

 

I see no technical reasons it couldn't be ripped and it probably already has been but people who paid for this game simply don't want to spread it and kill the few new games that we still get, and they are right IMHO.

 

Technically it could  play fine on the SD card I'm sure.  If I would own the game when it would be released next year, I would love to make a rip so I can play it on my SD card, I don't want to swap carts anymore. But I would never share it.

 

 

Oh and who wants to play emulators ? :D

 

 

Thanks...This was pretty much the answer I was after.

 

I'll be adding my name to the pre-order list.

 

Coope



#567 atariguy33 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:41 PM

Looking forward to this game.  I pre-ordered.



#568 Stun Runner 87 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:40 AM

It is just that: the community is likely small enough to not rip a great game like this and kill any new initiatives. I greatly support this. I'll gladly pay for the hard work this game took when it will be available (but not any sooner).
 
 
I see no technical reasons it couldn't be ripped and it probably already has been but people who paid for this game simply don't want to spread it and kill the few new games that we still get, and they are right IMHO.
 
Technically it could  play fine on the SD card I'm sure.  If I would own the game when it would be released next year, I would love to make a rip so I can play it on my SD card, I don't want to swap carts anymore. But I would never share it.
 
 
Oh and who wants to play emulators ? :D


I agree, I also appreciate the hard work that people out in programming these games, especially Zaki, which I have no problem patiently waiting for. 😊

#569 DJ Clae OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 4:51 PM

I bought Zaku back when it was first released and am quite happy with it.

 

It would be the perfect game to do a video on our channel for actually. With real hardware of course, but I would probably use an emulator for footage if I could.


Edited by DJ Clae, Mon May 1, 2017 4:52 PM.


#570 Lynxpro OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 8, 2017 8:52 AM

I wish there was an option to buy the ROM. Code it with the email address so if it's uploaded to the net, then it would be known - in theory - who did it. I just know if I could load it onto my RetroHQ SD Card Adapter and brought it to the next Davis Atari Party, it would be a huge hit. Who knows? They probably would get increased sales from it.



#571 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 8, 2017 3:51 PM

There's a cart on eBay for anyone who wishes to pay the " I can't wait premium". I already have two otherwise I'd bite.

#572 doctor_shred OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:51 PM

Anyone know when the release date for this is?  I've pre-ordered it but not heard from SFT for ages.



#573 lachoneus OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:26 PM

Anyone know when the release date for this is?  I've pre-ordered it but not heard from SFT for ages.

It seems the alluded to sometime this year a while back.  http://atariage.com/...dpost&p=3570120



#574 doctor_shred OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:15 PM

Yeah, I had 2018 in my head from somewhere.  I hope they've had the 400 pre-orders needed for production otherwise we could be waiting for some time yet.






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