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Tech, Science, IT discussion & News / Re: Videoway device
February 22, 2017, 10:10:48 PM
I highly doubt videotron or quebecor will be interested in the least. It's true tought that some of those game are fortunately still playable in their original version on computer but sometime the feeling ain't the same. I actually tracked down and spoke with the developer of Styx and he was very pleased to hear people were still thinking of his game, he even share the source to the game on his website and other people ported it to Windows and such for newer system.  But he told me that he was unfortunately not responsible or involved in the development of the videoway port, he just sold them the right and visited the Videotron office once to be shown how the port was playing. He said he might have some VHS recording of the gameplay from that meeting but he doesn't know where it is and there is already footage on youtube so not super exciting.
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Tech, Science, IT discussion & News / Re: Videoway device
February 22, 2017, 09:42:01 PM
Unfortunately, I doubt that the guy behind this old website is willing to help. I tried contacting him along several other videoway developer from that era and this Christian Meunier guy was my best bet. Sadly he has not responded. Another user from bannister forum managed to get in touch with him and apparently did not get far. His 'emulator' was not really an emulator per say and the build of the games had to be heavily modified to run on his software and as far as I know did not offer any rom dumps. I managed ot exchange a few message with another developer that was not really handling game related stuff (mostly back end server stuff) and she seemed to freak out the minute I asked if she had anything binary of game or application still in her possession. I have a feeling that old videotron developper are scared to share or talk about anything most likely because of a confidentiality claim. Most of them are still working in that field and might be worried of attracting negative attention. Maybe once they start retiring they might be more willing to reminisce and start helping out because I'm certain some of them like this Christian kept thing they worked on, I know that personally I always like to keep stuff related to what I have worked on in the past.  But for now, I lost all hope of finding a dump of a game or application, which is all we need to actually start making an emulator. It's too bad because I am dying to be able to replay some of those games again.
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