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Disney, you have failed me for the last time.
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Lucas Arts is dead?!

THIS SICKENS ME.

RIP

BTW... DISNEY CAN DIE A SLOW DEATH. WILL NEVER SUPPORT THEM AFTER THIS. DIE!!

Edit: I hope this offends the trolls and ppl that think they know what their talking about.
Edited by mrawesome421 - 4/4/13 at 1:56am
 
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So they aren't COMPLETELY dead. They will still serve as the licensing issuer, they just will not be making games anymore. Laid off some 150 employees.

New games made "in house" will be made by Disney Interractive Studios. This move was forseen ever since they bought the rights, since disney likes to keep everything close by.

+1 on them releasing the source code though. I am always glad when the code is released because it lets others see how the game was made, so people can learn from it and figure out how to make something better. I don't know why everyone cannot see the source code for all software. Oh to have the patent/copywrite system that we had back in the early 1800s... When you could legally tear apart any product and figure out how it works.
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waits for linux ports and builds biggrin.gif
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So they aren't COMPLETELY dead. They will still serve as the licensing issuer, they just will not be making games anymore. Laid off some 150 employees.

New games made "in house" will be made by Disney Interractive Studios. This move was forseen ever since they bought the rights, since disney likes to keep everything close by.

+1 on them releasing the source code though. I am always glad when the code is released because it lets others see how the game was made, so people can learn from it and figure out how to make something better. I don't know why everyone cannot see the source code for all software. Oh to have the patent/copywrite system that we had back in the early 1800s... When you could legally tear apart any product and figure out how it works.

If you are referring to reverse engineering, that's still legal. It's how projects like OpenMW(Morrowind), SWGEmu(Star Wars Galaxy) and GemRB(Baldur's Gate/Infinity Engine) are created. It's only the actual resources such as models and music that are covered.

Still, having the source code makes things so much easier, and given how popular the Jedi Knight series still remains, this move alone makes the LucasArts closure a net positive. I can't wait to see what comes of this.
post #16 of 21
Bonus Points: I just looked at some of the code, and its fully commented. Most helpful of them.
post #17 of 21
Linux ports !? biggrin.gif
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Disney did what?
does this mean they'll be no more Star Wars? I've seen images or posters as If there is a new movie but i don't know if it was fake or not.
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Disney did what?
does this mean they'll be no more Star Wars? I've seen images or posters as If there is a new movie but i don't know if it was fake or not.

As far as I know they are still going through with the movies....they just closed the Lucas Arts game studio.
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To this day, I still play Jedi Academy Multiplayer. Such a fun game.

Although I think I enjoyed Jedi Knight 2 on MSN Gaming Zone better...

Still great news though, hopefully someone will do something awesome with this.


Hmmmm My brother and I were ranked #1 and #2 on the ladder in duels respectively.. obviously could never settle the score because it was against ladder rules to play someone in the same house as you. I wonder if I know you biggrin.gif
 
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