ludi wrote:Vrock wrote:Waco wrote:http://nolfrevival.tk/
Uh, is that legal?
As the story goes, what that site is hosting are the standalone conversions of NOLF, NOLF2, and Contract Jack that were supposed to end up on GOG.com. Once the attempt to secure licensing rights fell through due to none of the three nominal owners (Fox, WB, Activision) being willing to commit to which parts they owned, the game files escaped into the wild. And apparently none of the three possible owners cares enough to try and do a takedown of that site, because it's been up for a couple years at least.
In any case, I still have my original NOLF and NOLF2 CDs, but given the issues with trying to run them on a modern system, starting with "This system doesn't have an optical drive"...
The version of SafeDisc on the original NOLF and NOLF2 discs aren't compatible with NT 6.x. You have to circumvent them or run a VM (9x/NT 4.0/5.x environment) in order to get NOLF/NOLF2 working again.
It seems that NOLF/NOLF2 are falling into the grey pitfall of "abandonware". It is kinda ironic, Monolith originally took measures to make sure that NOLF/NOLF2 wouldn't fall into a legal quagmire (The original prototype had a male protagonist but was scrapped for being too much like 007).