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Offline eagle

agigames.com
« on: November 09, 2010, 08:05:16 PM »
Hi, all.

I'm not sure where to post this besides sciprogramming.com, and in this forum.

I've noticed that agigames.com is now down, as of today or so.  Anybody know what's going on with that?  When you load the webpage now, it just says "This Account Has Been Suspended," with no further explanation.

I'm very sad to see that website go, as it was a great resource for AGI game fans.

Anybody know anything about that?  ???

Thanks.

Eagle



Offline gumby

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 09:47:40 PM »
Yeah, I noticed that too - I haven't been over there in months & yesterday I got the itch, and got the same message.  Hopefully it'll be back...
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Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 11:09:17 PM »
Heh. How ironic. The same thing happened to SCICommunity.com way back and we had to stay at AGIgames.com lol.

But seriously, yeah I hope it comes back. Great site for AGI stuff. And a LOT of valuable archived SCI stuff as well.
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Offline Collector

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2010, 12:13:46 AM »
If it ever comes back, it might be a good idea to try to archive some of the SCI stuff.
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Offline Cloudee1

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 04:34:38 PM »
I opened up an agiboard a couple of days ago just so it was there and as of today agigames still isn't back up yet. I don't have anyway to contact any of those guys to see what's up  so  I don't know anything either. If they want to come over to our house to play, that's cool. If the site comes back up, that's cooler, I enjoy calling the agi guys our sisters.
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Offline Collector

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2010, 04:48:55 PM »
The ScummVM board opened up a "Sierra Games" forum. I guess that the idea is for scummvm.org to be the heir apparent of agigames/MegaTokyo for fan games, completely ignoring this site. Yes, ScummVM supports AGI and SCI games now, but I'm not sure that I like that. Some of the ScummVM team don't seem to have the respect for the Sierra games that I would like someone picking up the torch to have. The undithering debate shows that. The pure LucasArts fans seem to have a distaste for the Sierra games.
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Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 05:38:26 PM »
I agree. I don't understand why this site never gets any love.
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Offline Collector

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2010, 01:21:40 PM »
I would have to look it up to be sure which one it was, but on the scummvm.org board, one of the ScummVM devs was dismissive of fan games using SCI as primitive and was puzzled as to why anyone would want to waste their time with developing in SCI. Then they turn around and add an SCI fan game forum to their board.
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Offline gumby

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2010, 04:09:48 PM »
Perhaps they figure if they can attract the AGI/SCI fans to their site that maybe they can be converted to Scumm?  Couldn't be, could it?  That seems awfully insidious...
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Offline Cloudee1

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2010, 08:27:47 PM »
It would make more sense to join ags forums than it does scummvms. At least they share an interest in making games. As for playing them, there's hundreds of sierra games sites. We're here because we are more interested in making them. As for why this site gets no love, in the beginning some mega tokyoans saw it is "choosing sides" which it was never meant to be, and now if for no other reason, the  term unreliable comes to mind. Either way though, this site will stick around for a while just so I have a place to go to for help. Anybody and everybody is welcome to join me.
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Offline Collector

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2010, 10:37:42 PM »
It would make more sense to join ags forums than it does scummvms. At least they share an interest in making games. As for playing them, there's hundreds of sierra games sites. We're here because we are more interested in making them. As for why this site gets no love, in the beginning some mega tokyoans saw it is "choosing sides" which it was never meant to be, and now if for no other reason, the  term unreliable comes to mind. Either way though, this site will stick around for a while just so I have a place to go to for help. Anybody and everybody is welcome to join me.
I would prefer that the AGI community would merge here, where it seem more natural or fitting. As far as the split, I always saw it as the two diverged when the original Mega Tokyo folded and the two communities did what they had to do to keep them alive. That and when Brian left the scene Companion was developed to fill the void.

@ Gumby, ScummVM does not convert AGI or SCI games to Scumm, it merely incorporates a new interpreter or engine into the ScummVM program. It merged Sarien into its project for AGI support and FreeSCI for the SCI support. Only tradition keeps the name, as it has support for so many more games than the LucasArts games that it really should have a less specific game engine name.
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Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2010, 11:37:21 PM »
I think Gumby meant that they wanted to convert AGI/SCI fans into SCUMM fans.
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Offline gumby

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 12:11:53 PM »
I think Gumby meant that they wanted to convert AGI/SCI fans into SCUMM fans.
Correct.
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Offline Collector

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2010, 01:59:09 PM »
I see that, now that I reread your post. That's what I get for just skimming through posts.
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Offline gumby

Re: agigames.com
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 03:27:13 PM »
I see that, now that I reread your post. That's what I get for just skimming through posts.
Sadly, I have the same problem constantly...
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