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Looking for Covert Action PC

Posted at 07:55 on December 7th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I am looking to download an abandoned title call Covert Action. It was made by Microprose about 1994. Can anyone send it to me or have a link that I can download it from?
Posted at 13:59 on December 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I'm afraid that as far as I can tell, this game is IDSA-protected and you won't find it on most AB-sites since IDSA-protected games are ussually pulled down because of copyright issues.
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Posted at 14:04 on December 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted by Pada1 at 15:59 on December, 8th 2002:

I'm afraid that as far as I can tell, this game is IDSA-protected and you won't find it on most AB-sites since IDSA-protected games are ussually pulled down because of copyright issues.
Wrong. 99.99999999999999999999% of all Abandonware sites have a lot of 'IDSA protected' (whatever that's supposed to mean) games. I can only think of five sites which have 'pulled those games down'.
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Posted at 15:52 on December 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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To get a number like that, there would have be many abandonware sites in existance! and if there, why should the ISDA even bother ;)

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Posted at 15:55 on December 8th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Whatever :P Just recounted and there were only four sites left of my calculation.
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Posted at 01:06 on December 13th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The IDSA (Interactive Digital Software Assoc.) are appointed (paid!) by software developers to police the illegal distribution of copywrited software titles.

The problem with this game is that its by Sid Meier, and all his games are very heavily policed by the IDSA, just try getting a download of Civ 1, I'm not saying its impossible to find, but it will be a lot harder to find in comparison to many/most other non-abandware-but-treated-like-it games.

Edited by fretz at 09:12 on December, 13th 2002
Posted at 02:43 on December 13th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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These games are Abandonware. They're just so 'hard' to find because the vast majority of sites these days is not run by game collectors, but kids who think it's cool to mirror other sites. And since the few remaining old & big sites are the ones which have been targeted by the IDSA, these 'webmasters' can't find it, either...

Edited by Mr Creosote at 18:23 on December, 13th 2002
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Posted at 11:12 on December 13th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I cant be sure about Covert Action, but Civ 1 is most definately NOT abandonware. Send Microprose an email and ask them for a copy ;)
Posted at 11:19 on December 13th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Microprose ceased to exist in 1993 :P In case you meant Infogrames, they're not selling it in their online store and why should they hold the product back if they'd still produce it?
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