Any Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Players on GBAtemp?

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  1. Wasmachinemann
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    See title, Any JJ2 players here?
     
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    I've played Jazz Jackrabbit 1 on my Wiz with an interpreter. It's pretty good, but the levels are too big.
     
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    Not in years.
     
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    Wasmachinemann GBAtemp Regular

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    Try it lol, Its abandonware [Aka You can download it from torrents, there is no more copyright.]
     
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    That's a misconception, the only thing there's a lack of is anybody to take legal action on you. No video game that exists has passed it's copyright period, as the period is the artist's lifetime plus 70 years.

    www.copyright.gov has a nice FAQ.
     
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    Thats completely diffrent here, Also, Abaondware is freely downloadable, Because:
    1. The copyright got revoked.
    2. The copyright expired
     
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    You didn't read my entire two-sentence post? That's a new level of laziness.

    Modern copyright takes 70 years past the author's death to expire.
    No modern videogame's copyright has expired.

    http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-duration.html#duration
    To note the topic, Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is from 1998, so it's copyright won't run out for quite a long time.

    The only reason abandonware is free to download is because there is nobody left that will actually press charges and issue the takedown notices.
    If somebody did decide to, they could easily fine you because the copyright is still in effect, it is still illegal to download.

    Saying abandonware is legal is like saying killing is legal if a cop doesn't see you.

    EDIT: BBcode fail, fixed. Also clarified some wording.
     
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    I used to play it. Pretty awesome game if you ask me.
     
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    I haven't played it for ages... It was a fun game though, both Jazz games were. The 3D one in the Unreal Engine looked pretty promising too, it's a shame they never completed it.
     
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    @Maikel: They got bankrupt before they could done it.
     
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    I'm not feeling that great about a 3D one, unless it managed to pull off something like mario 64's transition to 3D. I wouldn't mind seeing a NSMB-type jazz game.