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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by CRTGAMER Thu May 10, 2018 9:20 am

So many Williams pinball tables going away!. Doubtful if any will be available as archive backup for previous purchasers should a game console or PC fail or lose files after the end date.. At least some of the tables are on disc for older consoles.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by marurun Thu May 10, 2018 9:42 am

Erik_Twice wrote:
marurun wrote:
Erik_Twice wrote:These are terrible news. How does it affect the portable versions?


Same way it affects every version. You keep any tables you've bought, but once the license is done you won't be able to buy them any more. The company will continue to support existing purchases.

So, if I want it for, say, 3DS I should buy it now and get the tables because later on it will be impossible?


Yes, this is absolutely the case.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by Tanooki Thu May 10, 2018 10:03 am

CRTGAMER wrote:So many Williams pinball tables going away!. Doubtful if any will be available as archive backup for previous purchasers should a game console or PC fail or lose files after the end date.. At least some of the tables are on disc for older consoles.


Legally no, but android has a huge warez underground just like PC. All you'll have to do is search for something like Android, Pinball Arcade, All Seasons or Season 1-9 APK. If that doesn't work I don't know what would.

Beyond that, there's the Pinball Arcade Williams Collection for 3DS. Before the common namesake there was a Gottlieb and Williams collection going back as far as the Cube/PS2 era. A few seasons hit discs for the following generation like (1-2 maybe 1-3 I forget.) It's safe to say that Season 3/4 to 9 will be toast in time at least legally speaking.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by ElkinFencer10 Thu May 10, 2018 11:12 am

I think that Williams collection is also on PSP and Wii IIRC.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by fastbilly1 Mon May 28, 2018 9:40 am

CRTGAMER wrote:So many Williams pinball tables going away!. Doubtful if any will be available as archive backup for previous purchasers should a game console or PC fail or lose files after the end date.. At least some of the tables are on disc for older consoles.

Steam will not go away anytime soon and Farsight has stated they will continue to bugfix the Williams tables. So there is your archive backup.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by fastbilly1 Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:59 pm

Getting close to last call folks
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by Michi Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:46 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:I think that Williams collection is also on PSP and Wii IIRC.

It is. And for fairly cheap, too. So a possible option if the digital ones go kapoot.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses the Williams license

by emilyidk Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:27 pm

Yikes did I missed out any good stuffs? I hope I don't :( It's already august :(
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