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#1 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:05 AM

Now that BC quest for tyres is not on sale any more (or so it seems) in cartridge format, could the ROM become available?

#2 IMBerzerk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:53 AM

If it does... I'm in.

#3 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:34 AM

Does anybody have any clue on this?

#4 Gemintronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:03 AM

Does anybody have any clue on this?

 

Wouldn't contacting Collectorvision directly be the answer?



#5 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:18 AM

 
Wouldn't contacting Collectorvision directly be the answer?


Already tried.

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:38 AM

Already tried.

 

Well, there you go :)  No official ROM download available.  Either they feel another run is possible or they have a lot more projects going on then releasing this for free.  That's my bet.

 

I don't think they would not tell us when a free ROM is available.  That would not make sense from a public relations standpoint.



#7 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:42 AM

 
Well, there you go :)  No official ROM download available.  Either they feel another run is possible or they have a lot more projects going on then releasing this for free.  That's my bet.
 
I don't think they would not tell us when a free ROM is available.  That would not make sense from a public relations standpoint.


Thanks for your feedback. Last summer they were explicit in saying that after selling all copies in stock the ROM would become available. So I was touching base...

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:17 PM

Thanks for your feedback. Last summer they were explicit in saying that after selling all copies in stock the ROM would become available. So I was touching base...

 

Another touchy point is licensing since the comic characters are brand names (and Sierra Entertainment probably exists in some fashion).  They might only be able to release a demo.. which means modifying the game making it a "demo" version.


Edited by Gemintronic, Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:26 PM.


#9 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:11 PM

 
Another touchy point is licensing since the comic characters are brand names (and Sierra Entertainment probably exists in some fashion).  They might only be able to release a demo.. which means modifying the game making it a "demo" version.


I am curious....let's see...

Edited by Emanuele, Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:11 PM.


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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:36 PM

 

Another touchy point is licensing since the comic characters are brand names (and Sierra Entertainment probably exists in some fashion).  They might only be able to release a demo.. which means modifying the game making it a "demo" version.

 

Activision owns anything that would be Sierra. I presume the BC characters are the property of Johnny Hart's family.



#11 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:37 PM

 
Another touchy point is licensing since the comic characters are brand names (and Sierra Entertainment probably exists in some fashion).  They might only be able to release a demo.. which means modifying the game making it a "demo" version.


By the way, they could simply put the ROM for sale...

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:39 PM

By the way, they could simply put the ROM for sale...

 

My experience is that it kills any future physical runs.  Also, no one actually buys it.  Also, unauthorized reproductions.  It gets complicated fast, sadly.

 

Maybe they could wrap it in an emulator like some Piko Interactive titles on Steam.  They would most likely have to negotiate a new license which could get more expensive than expected returns.


Edited by Gemintronic, Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:45 PM.


#13 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:50 PM

 
My experience is that it kills any future physical runs.  Also, no one actually buys it...


Well, actually I bought several ROMs. So it depends on the individuals. If physical stock is out, and no further sale is planned, why not...

#14 Gemintronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:52 PM

Well, actually I bought several ROMs. So it depends on the individuals. If physical stock is out, and no further sale is planned, why not...

 

As a side would you accept an unbranded version?  Different title, sprites, music to avoid licensing issues?  I mean, if free is what you want.. well, you can't have expensive branding.  


Edited by Gemintronic, Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:54 PM.


#15 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:57 PM

 
As a side would you accept an unbranded version?  Different title, sprites, music to avoid licensing issues?  I mean, if free is what you want.. well, you can't have expensive branding.  


I bought official ROMs. Let'see what happens for this game.

#16 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:01 AM

Let me keep this topic up.

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Posted Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:00 PM

I'm happy to pay for just the ROM. I think 10-15 is fair, and I've bought quite a few already. I don't have anywhere to display or store all the boxes, so I just put the roms on my Retropie and LTO... happy days.

#18 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:48 PM

I keep this topic up.

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Posted Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:37 PM

I have actually bought the physical game, and then the ROM, for games I like.



#20 Emanuele OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2019 9:52 AM

I had a look on Collectorvision website and could not find BC Quest for tyres on sale neither in cartridge or ROM version. Does anybody know if the game is still available or not?

Edited by Emanuele, Thu Jan 3, 2019 9:53 AM.





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