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    Default Re: Question to CA: Will you do this?

    Entirely possible that they do - you can't know for sure as it's proprietary software.

    It's always been marketed as a rewrite from the ground up since Rome 1 - it definitely seems like it. I believe that Empire was another new engine...

    I wouldn't hold your breath for a source release however. It's long been speculated that the code may not even be CA's or SEGA's to release. Both EA and Activision may be involved when it comes to Shogun/Medieval 1 source...

  2. #152

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    Did anyone actually contact CA to see what they said on the subject of source codes?

  3. #153

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    CA do visit these forums and ignored this thread for 5 years and 5 months...

    I cannot really comment further on whether anyone contacted CA and whether or not CA responded...

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    Quote Originally Posted by caravel 4+ years ago
    But anyway, they won't release the code so yes this is all hypothetical at best.
    (which is not something I actually get off on being right about (so far)...)
    Last edited by caravel; 09-30-2013 at 22:25.

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    We'll get the source code when someone buys a old thumbdrive at LongJohn's garage sale and makes a pleasant discovery.

    CA has been fairly unresponsive when it comes to STW/MTW queries. I forwarded along a question from Stazi to Mr. Simpson regarding the legality of a mod technique, and got no response back.
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    Default Re: Question to CA: Will you do this?

    One thing I do wish for is the fix for the newer video cards.
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  6. #156

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    Well, after releasing the whole unmodified (since the last release) source tree there will be a possibily to build the project without CD-protection, literally making it free to play for everyone. I don't know if MTW is still being sold anywhere, but maybe this is why CA is not interested in releasing the sources.

  7. #157

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    At least with the Steam Edition of MTW, most of the bugs have been ironed out I think. With video cards too.

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    Default Re: Question to CA: Will you do this?

    To be fair, MTW Steam Edition is quite stable and works very well. Just finished an English GA campaign last week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by virus_found View Post
    I don't know if MTW is still being sold anywhere, but maybe this is why CA is not interested in releasing the sources.
    They are afraid of the competition probably.. rivals could pick up about the battle engine..

    The last time i saw a copy of MTW in shops, was in 2010 in England, if memory serves..

    it was in the "basket sale" section and i remember taking it out of the basket rushingly and proceeding to the till, as i sensed i wouldn't see this happening again..

    Can't remember anymore if it was for 5 or 10 GBP.. It was somewhere in downtown Leeds..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallum View Post
    They are afraid of the competition probably.. rivals could pick up about the battle engine..
    It's possible, though I think it also a case of apathy. Releasing the source code isn't going to gain CA anything (and it might reveal secrets about the game engine/conflict with the distribution contracts of Activision/SEGA/Steam/whoever), so why bother?
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    Few game engines are released for free, especially one on which a franchise is based. Also it's not like there is a single guy who created/owns it and can just decide to go open-source.

    Think of Unreal Engine, a lot of games can be made with it but there are licenses and/or profit cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludens View Post
    Releasing the source code isn't going to gain CA anything (and it might reveal secrets about the game engine/conflict with the distribution contracts of Activision/SEGA/Steam/whoever), so why bother?
    Indeed, they have potentially things to lose and nothing to gain.

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    Default Re: Question to CA: Will you do this?

    Correct - now that it's been released for Steam, no reason to do so. They fixed the bugs so that's fine!
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    My dog chewed up my installation CD and I'm too dumb to try to create a replacement. So when this old computer gets it up then I'll just have to pick up golf or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunt0025 View Post
    My dog chewed up my installation CD and I'm too dumb to try to create a replacement. So when this old computer gets it up then I'll just have to pick up golf or something.
    Just get an old one from the flea market / Amazon. You will find plenty still available.

    Or just use Steam!

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