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ruhar
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Old February 11th, 2015, 09:16 PM
I don't know if this helps any, but I found an old forum with a discussion about WeatherMaster and reference to Wayback Machine website. The discussion is at http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?...-WeatherMaster

It appears to be a mystery for a very long time. Maybe we should pitch in to hire a detective to find the creator of WeatherMaster, Martin Briswell. ;-)
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Old February 12th, 2015, 07:37 AM
If this flies, I'd love to see them take the next logical leap to all abandonware. EFF == good.

https://www.eff.org/let-game-fans-ke...-games-running
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Old February 12th, 2015, 08:17 AM
Good luck :P

With more and more companies (like steam) trying to sell former abandonware on their platforms again, it could always be that they want to "revive" their long dead projects. Furthermore it's not a "win" : "win" situation because the comapanies would like you the user to buy the latest reincarnation of the software so they can earn some more money. Running multiplayer servers is not generating revenue. Only selling copies is.

But in the weather case above, I hope of course that this effort will succeed. It's a prime example what happens when development just stops and some users are left outside in the rain...

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Old March 2nd, 2015, 04:48 PM
As a long time user of WeatherMaster back in the day with a huge database of my campaigns within I was really disappointed when it disappeared. What was more frustrating was I had been in contact with him periodically over the previous few years and he repeatedly promised me if he ever stopped development on it he would release a version for the users that did away with the convoluted install drm. He basically seemed to fall off the face of the earth.
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 06:52 PM
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As a long time user of WeatherMaster back in the day with a huge database of my campaigns within I was really disappointed when it disappeared. What was more frustrating was I had been in contact with him periodically over the previous few years and he repeatedly promised me if he ever stopped development on it he would release a version for the users that did away with the convoluted install drm. He basically seemed to fall off the face of the earth.
Hummm Gee, that sounds overtly familiar......
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 07:18 PM
Don't go there DLG. Just don't go there. Real life never happens. Rob said so.
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