Coco wrote: ↑December 20th, 2018, 1:33 pm Yesterday I ran into yet another POP3d-not-exactly-legal-copy that contains the patch. This is the first time ever in 20 years, that I've managed to play this game without any issue. There's no lag, there's no library bug, and I'm yet to see if there are some texture issues on certain levels. I'm gonna finally enjoy this damned game 20 years later.
I'm wondering if this patch can work with other game versions... So If there are any volunteers... And if I'm not braking any forum rules post if you're willing to test it.
First question, is it reasonable to consider Prince of Persia 3D 'abandonware' at this point?
I.e., is this still up to date:
Second question: allowing that Prince of Persia 3D might not be 'abandonware', might it still be OK to post patches, or even copy protection cracks? Taking into consideration that (1) the game is not currently being sold by Ubisoft, who are the copyright holders, (2) the game no longer runs as intended on modern operating systems, (3) there is no official support for this game and hasn't been for years now, and (4) according to the Wikipedia page on abandonware there are exemption clauses in e.g. the DMCA allowing for reverse engineering for the purpose of game preservation.Norbert wrote: ↑October 1st, 2012, 1:30 pm Only Prince of Persia 1 and 2 (not including their official remasters, of course) are considered to be abandonware.
All other Prince of Persia games, including Prince of Persia 3D, are not abandonware.
The Learning Company still sells Prince of Persia 3D via, for example, Amazon.
I think I am leaning towards allowing patches for Prince of Persia 3D on the forum, including copy protection cracks. What do you think?