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View Poll Results: When is LBA2\Twinsen's Odyssey Brithday?
June 17th - reported by the executable 5 20.83%
June 26th - reported by the README file 18 75.00%
June 30th - according to various game sites 1 4.17%
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Old 2007-05-25, 13:59
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Exclamation LBA2's Birthday - Was: Happy 10th LBA2!

I have taken notice from LBA2s release date that on the 31st of THIS MONTH its LBA2s 10th birthday!

From me and probrably millions around the world HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY TWINSEN AND LBA2!!!
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Old 2007-05-25, 14:53
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Really? I think MBN calender would informed us then...

Oh well, thanks for reminding.

Happy birthday!
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Old 2007-05-25, 14:58
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Really? I think MBN calender would informed us then...
The MBN calendar is open to everyone. You can add it as a personal event and everyone will be able to see it.
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Old 2007-05-25, 15:14
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the vbulletin calendar thingy is a bit limited, you can't add arbitrary birthday like events.

btw... my readme says: June 26th, 1997
and the game itself says: Jun 19 1997 / 12:08:55
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Old 2007-05-25, 16:05
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Its not the new that lasts. Its the old.

LBA2 was an awesome game and despite being old, it has a style that doesn't age.
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Old 2007-05-25, 16:11
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Just look at LBA2.exe's "date last modified" attribute, that would be when LBA2 was official "built".
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Old 2007-05-25, 16:12
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June 26th, 1997 is the one we have in the readme file. Although that file was last saved in 27th

Well, there are many release dates around it and GameSpot says it is June 30th, 1997
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Old 2007-05-25, 20:45
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They could of been pre-releases or something like that.
Like pre-order. Some people get the game before others even see it in the shop.

ah.. the joy of playing old games..
(Tried playing orginal Theme Park. - I completed a year as soon as I click the ok button)

LBA2 was my favorite game ever. It still is, but I've played it enough to know practically most of it. I've even roleplayed on it before.

I guess when I play it nowdays, I just record it and do something with the clips. - Before I was testing my imagination to what I could do with LBA2.

I'm considering doing it again, if I can get LBA2 to work on 64-bit. (damn you 16-bit installers..)
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Old 2007-05-26, 01:21
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We speedrace LBA2, from time to time. You should enter, if you think you're up for it.
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Old 2007-05-26, 19:47
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Well, the official demo is dated May 25th, 1997, and the earliest known final version is the U.S. version, which is dated June 12th, 1997, if I recall correctly.

BTW, does anyone have a May 25th final version of LBA 2?
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Old 2007-05-30, 12:02
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sorry if i'm wrong, u guys are probably right, i just looked up LBA2 on wikipedia and the release date states "May 31, 1997". Maybe someone should get on to wikipedia if thats wrong. I started playing lba2 back in the day early 2000s. My mate's, dad's, mate gave it to us on a cd that had heaps of games on it. played it for a while, then stopped. Came across it again last year and i'm a good fan of the game, it's great! I would love to see an LBA3 on pc! How did everyone else come in contact with lba. post ur stories on this thread iv u want! Oh, and happy birthday LBA2 whenever it is!
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Old 2007-05-30, 13:39
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well.. we have to pick a date

So far we have the following dates:
1) timestamp reported by the game: June 17th
2) timestamp reported by the readme: June 26th
3) possible release date #1: June 30th (gamespot, gamespy, and some others)

April 31st is in fact impossible, because it doesn't even exist.
the release date of mobygames is also impossible because the files are dated june and not may
IGN is also way off: http://pc.ign.com/objects/003/003040.html

Please vote for either of the three in the new poll and the beginning of this thread
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Old 2007-05-30, 13:48
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guys, listen ... I've made a research through the LBA2 files and of ALL files, the oldest is dated 1 July 1997 so it's fair logical to say that the game was not released earlier than 1-07-1997 . I say we celebrate it on July the 1st
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Old 2007-05-30, 14:08
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you mean youngest

my LBA2 cd has files dated up to July 17th, 1997 (autorun.exe)
but I don't put a lot of trust in file dates
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oldest ! July > June
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by that logic LBA2 would be older than LBA1
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you mean youngest

my LBA2 cd has files dated up to July 17th, 1997 (autorun.exe)
but I don't put a lot of trust in file dates
Mine, too.
If I had to determine anything, I'd say the readme's date. The game sites don't show any proof.
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no no no El u don't get it . If u take the oldest file, then u can NOT assume that the game was released earlier ... how could the game be released on 17 or 26 or 30 June if a file was last modified on 1 July ? they didn't modify it using telekinesis by your logic, they were still modifying files while the game was on shelves
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Will be difficult to choose a date like that, but since we don't have any sure about the release date I'm a bit concerned about using the website dates. So since lots of website don't have have this date for sure I think we must stick with the read me or engine date, and I'll pick the engine date for now, since was actually the last modification they did in the game.
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that's what I was talking about ... the last modification means the exact date ( at least it's better than the other options )
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oldest file would mean the file created edited 1st.
youngest file would mean the file created edited most recently.

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Not file creating. File editing.
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exactly ... doh why don't u people get it last created = closest to release date
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exactly ... doh why don't u people get it last created = closest to release date
yes, that would be the youngest file (or most recently modified), not oldest.

anyway... file dates do not have to be correct.

but besides that... we're not figuring out what the release date was, but the birthday of LBA2, and I think it should be the last engine modification.
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