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Old 07-09-2008, 11:05 PM   #1
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Age of Empires open source


so I've recently sent an email to Microsoft's customer advocacy team asking about the possibility of releasing Age of Empires 1 under an open source license. Anyone else who wants to show your support for the idea, please email advocate@microsoft.com

I really enjoy the AoE games, and I'd love to see them ported to Linux (though I didn't mention that to Microsoft
 
Old 07-09-2008, 11:08 PM   #2
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that will happen when hell freezes over. Seriously, do you actually think ms would release something thats opensource?
 
Old 07-10-2008, 01:57 PM   #3
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They have released open source programs in the (distant) past, and with Gates stepping down they just might be willing to again if enough users request it.
I really don't think they will release AoE's source, but it's such a good game in my opinion and I don't see any harm in asking.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 07:35 PM   #4
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They have released open source programs in the (distant) past, and with Gates stepping down they just might be willing to again if enough users request it.
I really don't think they will release AoE's source, but it's such a good game in my opinion and I don't see any harm in asking.
True enough
 
Old 08-06-2008, 10:10 AM   #5
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i have downloaded aoe1 with bittorent.....but the windows version...
i am using linux 4 first time ...i am wandering that will it work on ubuntu
6.06...???
plz help...
 
Old 08-06-2008, 10:17 AM   #6
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It'll run under Vmware (or Qemu or etc) and I'm pretty sure I got it running under Wine as well.
 
Old 08-08-2008, 05:53 AM   #7
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wallla good work but no strings
 
  


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