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Atari's STARGATE posted to net.sources.games [message #117294] Mon, 23 September 2013 17:31 Go to next message
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Message-ID: <1050012@acf4.UUCP>
Date: Thu, 28-Feb-85 22:02:00 EST
Article-I.D.: acf4.1050012
Posted: Thu Feb 28 22:02:00 1985
Date-Received: Mon, 4-Mar-85 05:49:09 EST
Organization: New York University
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Atari's public domain STARGATE which I downloaded off a bulleting board
has been posted to net.sources.games. It is in uuencoded format and runs
on an IBM PC with a color graphics card. Please don't flame me for posting
binaries but I thought that most people would appreciate this excellent
game.

                                                Sam Chin
                                                allegra!cmcl2!acf4!tsc2597
Re: Atari's STARGATE posted to net.sources.games [message #117299 is a reply to message #117294] Mon, 23 September 2013 17:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: dbrowman@watarts.UUCP (David Browman)
Message-ID: <8298@watarts.UUCP>
Date: Mon, 4-Mar-85 08:46:31 EST
Article-I.D.: watarts.8298
Posted: Mon Mar  4 08:46:31 1985
Date-Received: Tue, 5-Mar-85 01:43:56 EST
References: <1050012@acf4.UUCP>
Reply-To: dbrowman@watarts.UUCP (David Browman)
Organization: U of Waterloo, Ontario
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 NOTE:  Atari never put out anything in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.  The version
 that was posted is a hacked version of the real thing, and is in fact
 contravening copywrite.  If you will notice the message:
    PUBLIC DOMAIN BY ATARI  (or something like that)
 is off centre, indicating a hacked, pirated version.  Just thought I
 should let people know.               
Re: Atari's STARGATE posted to net.sources.games [message #117325 is a reply to message #117294] Mon, 23 September 2013 17:32 Go to previous message
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Message-ID: <1050013@acf4.UUCP>
Date: Wed, 6-Mar-85 12:49:00 EST
Article-I.D.: acf4.1050013
Posted: Wed Mar  6 12:49:00 1985
Date-Received: Sat, 9-Mar-85 19:42:59 EST
References: <8298@watarts.UUCP>
Organization: New York University
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I am the one who posted that game. All I can say is that I am sorry that
I posted it. When I downloaded it from the CURA bulleting board at
(718) 624-9141 the message accompanying the file said that it had been put
into public domain by ATARI. When I ran it, it too said public domain and I
swallowed the bait. What I have learned at least is never to post anything
from a bulletin board which looks too good to be true. Also in the future
I will not post anything without its sources. I have deleted all pertaining
files locally using the notes interface but I'm not sure if I can delete
stuff which has left this machine. Could the people in charge of the various
installations delete it from net.sources.games ? I have informed the sys op
at that CURA bulletin board to delete it too.

I received flames calling me a "bonehead" and "hoping to achieve fame 
through generous net postings". You were right and I'm sorry...

                                               Sam Chin
                                               allegra!cmcl2!acf4!tsc2597
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