• Lord 4.07

    From Roger Shays@1:322/759 to All on Monday, January 05, 2015 05:42:51
    does anyone know if the Legend of the red dragon door
    can still be registered is there a site i can go to so that I can obtain
    a registration key

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  • From Todd Yatzook@1:142/799 to Roger Shays on Monday, January 05, 2015 18:32:00
    e's only one guy that handles the registration for
    the door games, and he's pretty lax about it all because they don't make
    much money. So if you go that route, be prepared to wait a few weeks to a few months, or if it ever happens at all as I've heard some people complain about.

    There are alternate routes, as I'm sure you know. Not advocating them, just reminding in this case.

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    be prepared to wait a few weeks to a few
    months, or if it ever happens at all as I've heard some people complain about.

    There are alternate routes, as I'm sure you know. Not advocating them, just reminding in this case.

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Roger Shays on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 12:46:06

    On Mon, 05 Jan 2015, Roger Shays wrote to All:

    does anyone know if the Legend of the red dragon door can still be registered is there a site i can go to so that I can obtain a registration key

    have you checked with the author, michael preslar? i think that's who has it now... at least that's what the docs for the 4.02 version say...

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  • From Andrew Leary@1:320/219 to Roger Shays on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 06:27:43
    Hello Roger!

    05 Jan 15 05:42, you wrote to all:

    does anyone know if the Legend of the red dragon door
    can still be registered is there a site i can go to so that I can
    obtain a registration key

    Metropolis Gameport is still accepting registrations for LORD 4.07. Go to:

    http://www.gameport.com/bbs/lord.html

    They do not offer online registration; you need to fill out and print the registration form, and mail it with the payment.

    Andrew

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  • From Andrew Leary@1:320/219 to mark lewis on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 06:39:55
    Hello mark!

    06 Jan 15 12:46, you wrote to Roger Shays:

    have you checked with the author, michael preslar? i think that's who
    has it now... at least that's what the docs for the 4.02 version
    say...

    See my response to Roger. Metropolis Gameport owns the rights to LORD, and has a registration form available for downloading on their website.

    Andrew

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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/701 to Andrew Leary on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 06:11:26
    Hello Andrew,

    On 07 Jan 15 06:27, Andrew Leary wrote to Roger Shays:

    Metropolis Gameport is still accepting registrations for LORD 4.07.
    Go to:

    http://www.gameport.com/bbs/lord.html

    They do not offer online registration; you need to fill out and print
    the registration form, and mail it with the payment.

    Andrew

    When was the last time you checked this? I've heard a few people in the past couple years have real bad experiences with them. Anything from not getting back to you when you email them, or as far as having to void a check because it
    went a couple months without a registration or it even being cashed!

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Andrew Leary@1:320/119 to Nicholas Boel on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 07:35:42
    Hello Nicholas!

    Wednesday January 07 2015 06:11, Nicholas Boel wrote to Andrew Leary:

    Metropolis Gameport is still accepting registrations for LORD
    4.07. Go to:

    http://www.gameport.com/bbs/lord.html

    They do not offer online registration; you need to fill out and
    print the registration form, and mail it with the payment.

    Andrew

    When was the last time you checked this? I've heard a few people in
    the past couple years have real bad experiences with them. Anything
    from not getting back to you when you email them, or as far as having
    to void a check because it went a couple months without a registration
    or it even being cashed!

    This information is listed on their website as of this morning. I haven't had any contact with them myself in quite a while. I've got my copy registered and
    haven't needed to buy any more.

    Andrew

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Andrew Leary on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 17:21:44

    On Wed, 07 Jan 2015, Andrew Leary wrote to mark lewis:

    have you checked with the author, michael preslar? i think that's
    who has it now... at least that's what the docs for the 4.02
    version say...

    See my response to Roger. Metropolis Gameport owns the rights to
    LORD, and has a registration form available for downloading on
    their website.

    ahh... are they the ones that are screwing people, too? there's one group that,
    when called on the phone, didn't even know what a door game was :/

    )\/(ark


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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/701 to Andrew Leary on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 16:49:52
    Hello Andrew,

    On 07 Jan 15 07:35, Andrew Leary wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    When was the last time you checked this? I've heard a few people
    in the past couple years have real bad experiences with them.
    Anything from not getting back to you when you email them, or as
    far as having to void a check because it went a couple months
    without a registration or it even being cashed!

    This information is listed on their website as of this morning. I
    haven't had any contact with them myself in quite a while. I've got
    my copy registered and haven't needed to buy any more.

    Okay. Their website has said that for years, and will probably continue to do so. I've heard quite a few bad dealings with them over the past couple years, though.

    I also believe that Michael Preslar isn't developing LORD anymore, and hasn't since 4.08 was released. I remember hearing something in the lines that Gameport screwed him over 1) in his cut for continuing development, and 2) wanted to charge him an outrageous price to buy out the source completely.

    After that, he basically disappeared from BBSing altogether.

    IMO, they're a squatter. They bought up a bunch of old stuff they have absolutely no interest in in hopes that someone will pay them big bucks for it some day. They will never continue development on it, that's for sure.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Todd Yatzook@1:142/799 to Nicholas Boel on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 20:41:00
    Okay. Their website has said that for years, and will probably continue
    to do so. I've heard quite a few bad dealings with them over the past couple years, though.

    I believe I told you about that about a month ago or so as well. I actually
    got direct confirmation from the lady that owns Metropolis and Gameport that the guy that handles the door game registrations is hella lax about it
    because "they don't pull in much money".

    I also believe that Michael Preslar isn't developing LORD anymore, and hasn't since 4.08 was released. I remember hearing something in the
    lines that Gameport screwed him over 1) in his cut for continuing development, and 2) wanted to charge him an outrageous price to buy out the source completely.

    I think I told you about this as well =) Talked to Mike directly, he hasn't touched LORD in a long time partly because, yeah, they haven't paid him a royalty check in years now.

    Also, it was Jay Hodges, Seth Able Robinson and a couple others that expressed an interest in buying it back but they couldn't ever find who to contact. Phone calls lead nowhere, emails never got answered. I actually found her on my very first try, talked to her for about 10 minutes about all of it =) When I mentioned they were possibly offering around $3,000 or so, she said "Oh, that seems really low". Rumor has it they paid Seth Able about $10,000 for his games, so I can see her reluctance. But still, $3,000 for something she'll never get close to over the life of her ownership? Pfft.

    After that, he basically disappeared from BBSing altogether.

    Work and family, mainly.

    IMO, they're a squatter. They bought up a bunch of old stuff they have absolutely no interest in in hopes that someone will pay them big bucks for it some day. They will never continue development on it, that's for sure.

    Yep, I agree completely. Jay Hodges said something about setting up a crowsourcing for it after the holidays? I should remind him about it again.
    =)

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Nicholas Boel on Thursday, January 08, 2015 16:13:42
    On 01/07/15, Nicholas Boel pondered and said...

    Okay. Their website has said that for years, and will probably continue
    to do so. I've heard quite a few bad dealings with them over the past couple years, though.

    Have heard the same things sadly :-(

    IMO, they're a squatter. They bought up a bunch of old stuff they have absolutely no interest in in hopes that someone will pay them big bucks for it some day. They will never continue development on it, that's for sure.

    See above comments.

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  • From Darryl Perry@1:106/324 to Todd Yatzook on Thursday, January 08, 2015 08:37:15
    On 01/07/15, Todd Yatzook said the following...

    Okay. Their website has said that for years, and will probably contin to do so. I've heard quite a few bad dealings with them over the past couple years, though.

    I believe I told you about that about a month ago or so as well. I actually got direct confirmation from the lady that owns Metropolis and Gameport that the guy that handles the door game registrations is hella lax about it because "they don't pull in much money".

    I also believe that Michael Preslar isn't developing LORD anymore, an hasn't since 4.08 was released. I remember hearing something in the lines that Gameport screwed him over 1) in his cut for continuing development, and 2) wanted to charge him an outrageous price to buy o the source completely.

    I think I told you about this as well =) Talked to Mike directly, he hasn't touched LORD in a long time partly because, yeah, they haven't
    paid him a royalty check in years now.

    Also, it was Jay Hodges, Seth Able Robinson and a couple others that expressed an interest in buying it back but they couldn't ever find who
    to contact. Phone calls lead nowhere, emails never got answered. I actually found her on my very first try, talked to her for about 10 minutes about all of it =) When I mentioned they were possibly offering around $3,000 or so, she said "Oh, that seems really low". Rumor has it they paid Seth Able about $10,000 for his games, so I can see her reluctance. But still, $3,000 for something she'll never get close to
    over the life of her ownership? Pfft.

    Sounds like if somebody wanted to reverse engineer the program, and
    reintroduce it under the same name, then there would be nobody there to stop them from doing that.

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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/701 to mark lewis on Thursday, January 08, 2015 14:31:54
    Hello mark,

    On 07 Jan 15 17:21, mark lewis wrote to Andrew Leary:

    See my response to Roger. Metropolis Gameport owns the rights to
    LORD, and has a registration form available for downloading on
    their website.

    ahh... are they the ones that are screwing people, too? there's one
    group that, when called on the phone, didn't even know what a door
    game was :/

    That would be them! :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From tony master@3:770/100 to Roger Shays on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 13:54:26
    On 01/05/15, Roger Shays pondered and said...
    does anyone know if the Legend of the red dragon door
    can still be registered is there a site i can go to so that I can obtain a registration key

    gameport but they only accept payment in the mail. snail mail , no credit
    card online. makes me wonder

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  • From James Barrett@1:322/764 to tony master on Monday, December 14, 2015 23:51:00
    1994. I recently tried to contact Gameport but they never responded. I
    also tried to contact original author but same. I really wish I still had my old tape backups.
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    il. snail mail , no credit
    card online. makes me wonder


    I used to have legitimate serial numbers for both LoRD and TEoS. I registered back in 1994. I recently tried to contact Gameport but they never responded. I also tried to contact original author but same. I really wish I still had my old tape backups.
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