Post by wadmodderpudu on Nov 14, 2019 19:59:52 GMT
Since there are many articles on this wiki that talk about cancelled/unreleased games and in rare cases unreleased versions of games that were released or cancelled all together and that the wiki mentions Harmy's Despecialized Editions on lost higher quality theatrical cuts of the original Star Wars films, can we make official mentions of unofficial/fan-made recreations of unreleased games and/or versions or games in development during beta and prototype stages? Mostly by including information on the Duke Nukem Forever 2013 (not 2011) mod for Duke Nukem 3D (requiring the eDuke32 source port) and recreations of unreleased maps of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero during Gearbox Software's development by YouTuber ESCalation.
Post by wadmodderpudu on Nov 15, 2019 18:55:25 GMT
Well, unless these betas or prototypes of these unreleased games or versions no longer exist in any company archives, like the Duke Nukem Forever early versions which are unlikely to no longer exist in 3D Realms or Gearbox Software's archives (the latter company now completely owns the Duke Nukem franchise, likely for preventing any leaks from theirs or 3D Realms archives), unless an ex-3D Realms employee would had done that or if said ex-employee had a backup master cd of one of those prototypes.
Since recreating footage and screenshots is the result of luck and imagination like what ESCalation is doing with unreleased Counter-Strike maps, I often see ModDB pages of 2 unreleased iterations of Team Fortess 2 (Valve's Team Fortress/Brotherhood of Arms & Invasion) that always seems to always be dead/archived, likely due to ModDB policies on automatically unmaintaining mods based on those 2 iterations, so anyone can recreate screenshots and pre-release videos, similar to how the creator of the Counter-Strike map de_dust cited a Middle-East styled map in screenshots of the former iteration of TF2 as a source of the map in Counter-Strike.
So anyone want to do that, just like ESCalation is doing, and make a ModDB group for this wiki?