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Old 2016-09-27, 22:07
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Frederick Raynal wins a decade long legal battle against atari

Frederick Raynal - creator of Alone in the Dark, as well as certain other classic games, has won a decade long legal battle against Atari (formally Infogrames)

The court ruled that the game, as well as the early 3d technologies used to make it, could not be treated as a single enity, and therefor the rights should be divided between the various party's involved.
Raynal was declared the author of some of the key pieces of 3d software (3D Desk and Scene Edit), as well as retaining some rights over the gameplay.
They are currently evaluating how much financial compensation Raynal is owed.
It is unknown at this point if anything is going to the rest of the team who worked on AitD.

http://www.cubed3.com/news/26654/1/f...nst-atari.html

original source(french);
http://www.afjv.com/news/6747_f-rayn...n-the-dark.htm
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Old 2016-09-27, 23:54
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Old 2016-09-28, 00:15
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Old 2016-09-29, 13:25
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I think that's the first "first" on the MBN, after over 16 years! Certainly news worthy. Also that Atari thing.
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Old 2016-10-01, 12:17
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Well, they were listed separately in the source. But maybe its more a legal distinction then a technical one.
And yes, I think its the same stuff shown at GDC.
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That's what I though of in my original post in General section.
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Old 2016-11-01, 15:54
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Old 2016-12-02, 05:01
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Anyone's know where to contact him to perhaps get a copy of 3D Desk? I tried his ludoid site but so far no response.
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Old 2016-12-03, 07:19
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It's just wishful thinking. It would be nice since it's an older software tha younger people can experience to see how it was done back then.
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Old 2016-12-09, 10:17
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I have talked with Frederick a few times by e-mail, and what I can say is that he often takes a very long time to respond, or doesn't respond at all. I think he's just got too many messages to respond to everything.

That he most likely won't give out any development programs is another matter
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