Was there ever a starflight Making of in RG?

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Re: Was there ever a starflight Making of in RG?

Post by davidsmaynard » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:33 pm

Great to see this interest in Starflight. I played a small role in one aspect of the making of Starflight. I was the "Technical Director" at Electronic Arts for Starflight. My contribution was designing the code wheel and convincing Electronic Arts not to put any copy protection on the Floppy Disks. I believe this was the first Electronic Arts product to ship without any software copy protection. I had come to believe that Copy Protection was that which turned a durable good into a perishable good. It was always always quickly cracked. I was thrilled to find this online https://www.oldgames.sk/codewheel/starf ... P22eUkifxA Starflight Codewheel

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Re: Was there ever a starflight Making of in RG?

Post by jdanddiet » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:36 am

davidsmaynard wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:33 pm
Great to see this interest in Starflight. I played a small role in one aspect of the making of Starflight. I was the "Technical Director" at Electronic Arts for Starflight. My contribution was designing the code wheel and convincing Electronic Arts not to put any copy protection on the Floppy Disks. I believe this was the first Electronic Arts product to ship without any software copy protection. I had come to believe that Copy Protection was that which turned a durable good into a perishable good. It was always always quickly cracked. I was thrilled to find this online https://www.oldgames.sk/codewheel/starf ... P22eUkifxA Starflight Codewheel
Thanks for your comment David and role in starflight! Did you know Joe Ybarra? He fought quite a lot for starflight I understand from the guys
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Re: Was there ever a starflight Making of in RG?

Post by Boulder » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:08 am

I'd very much like to see a Starflight article in the magazine. I used to play it quite a lot on the Amiga, I think I never got very far but it was fun nevertheless.

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