Super Smash Bros. mod "Project M" stops development

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  1. Chary
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    Development on the popular Super Smash Bros. mod Project M has come to a screeching halt today, as the Project M team has officially announced that they will stop working on any further updates. The link for the files used to patch Super Smash Bros. Brawl in order to play the mod have also been removed from their site.


    They go on to say that they have other, new projects that they will be focusing on in the future.

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  2. RemixDeluxe

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    I read about this at NintendoLife. What I don't understand is why they took down the download for their latest patch? Why?
     
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    several people have pointed this out but I find this rather suspicious.
    • this happened suddenly, no warning(?)
    • official download links removed
    • only contact on the site is to a lawyer
    they say they didn't get a C&D or legal threat, but how do I know that's true?

    if anyone can clarify these, please do.
     
  4. Sinon

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    Oh welp :/
     
  5. KingVamp

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    While it may happened, why would they get a C/D now?
     
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    Well, this sucks, I doubt the PAL version would be coming anytime soon. :(
     
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    It could have been Nintendo wavering on whether or not to shut down Project M, or it could be that since the people that worked on Project M plan on making their own game now, they want to remove and steer clear of Project M entirely, since it's in a bit of a legal gray area.
     
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    Based on what i read and saw earlier this was the reason, no idea if it is true though. Either this or a C&D.

    http://imgur.com/fyBFPj2

    If you look hard enough you will know where to go to still find both versions of project m 3.6.
    Sad that this happened.
     
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    It's sad to see development come to such an abrupt and out-of-nowhere halt, especially with new content being worked on. But in the end it's their mod, their project, their decision. At the very least we can say that they've given us a great mod, and the 3.6 release is extremely stable. PM shall keep living on, download links are popping up all over. It's still a blast to play, just because development has stopped doesn't change that.
     
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    Or maybe Nintendo is planning to release Gamecube games as Virtual Console on the Wii U and the first game they wanna release is Melee? :huh:
    Dunno, just speculating. :rolleyes:

    Also, heh, too bad this mod got stopped or what. I've never used it, 'cause all the mods I have for Brawl are for the vanilla version, but it was
    still and interesting project...

    And, well, it also gave us this, so... G'bye, Project M, you will be missed.
     
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    I guess it could have been other companies as well. I didn't know that they were working on their own game.


    While that isn't real, would be amazing if it was true.
     
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    Glad I grabbed the latest update when I did...
     
  14. RemixDeluxe

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    Once something becomes available online it becomes near impossible to completely remove it, which is why I'm grateful its re uploaded to several other sources. I would of assumed that they wanted to put a stop to their work because of real life obligations and responsibilities taking up their time and maybe they wanted to pursue other projects as they stated. With the removal of their mod it makes things a lot more suspicious and raises belief they were under legal trouble and they are under a confidentiality agreement to not speak of this again or share any of their work. I dont know why that would be worth hiding from the public but maybe if we knew the truth there would be outrage from fans which would hurt Nintendo's image.

    This is all just assumptions, the world may never know.
     
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    Last time I checked they has still not made a Pal version of this game. Have they at least did that before quitting?
     
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    Hmm, no C&D, but disbanded. Maybe they are just giving up on it and wanted a clean break.

    Maybe Nintendo hired them to make a modified special edition of Brawl to sell on their Eshop..... pff nah
     
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    Unless they released it elsewhere, they haven't.
     
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    All i can say is. Good, i grew to hate project m. They pretty much just removed tripping but made a bunch of stupid changes to alot of characters making them not fun to play unless they were tourney pupular.
     
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    That I'm aware of, nope. Not for pal or korean copies.