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    Probably way out of line here, maybe even forbidden. If so and this post is immediately deleted I will understand but...

    Why did BINGeorge suddenly disappear? Did he get a "Cease and Desist" message froM $omeone or what? He was fixing so much and the original producers, who had already stopped support were embarassed, jealous, or greedy? Greedy - Hah! If they gave a hoot they would have jumped in to find fixes and support the community which existed by then, even asking George for help and, HOLY COW!, sharing some revenue. No wonder Microsoft stock is anathema on Wall Street anymore. What a bunch of idiot losers.

    Al

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    >Why did BINGeorge suddenly disappear?
    I believe he had to get back to his school work.

    >What a bunch of idiot losers.
    Kuju were commissioned by M$ to write MSTS.
    MSTS was written by 14 school leavers, employed by Kuju in England.

    Kuju ran out of money and M$ would not pay any more.

    We have what we have.
    Cheers
    Derek

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    I have heard that he received a lot of hate mail from the "community"?!?!
    Borislav
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    Yeah, I could believe that Borislav. There seems to be a lot of that running deep in here. Witness a few current threads.
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    My personal theory is he was pestered too much by one particular community member.

    We'll probably never know for sure, even if you write him and ask him.

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    I have been working with Juri / George since day-1 of MSTSBin and have rewarded him financially with donations whenever he did something I have asked him to do, the same as I am doing with Mike Simpson and others.

    When his computer crashed I then organized a PayPal collection so that he can buy himself a new one.

    http://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showthr...al#post1352846

    My involvement in the creation of MSTSBin is there for all to read and am supporting it from my web site with out of the box Master installers of it and a better English manual, George appreciated, his English not being that good !

    Me doing that he did not receive any direct remuneration for reverse-engineering and hacking the binary MSTS code, Microsoft were happy with him doing, creating more sales from ATARI to start with and it is still being sold to this very day.

    Matt Peddlesden of UK-Trainsim who provided him with his MSTSBin web site and some of use were trying to have Microsoft give him the source code of MSTS, we were even prepared to make them an offer for, which started off well but then petered out.

    Him spending most of his time working on MSTSBin then caused him to have severe health problems and his marriage to end in divorce.

    I have been in touch with him to get him interested in ORTS but he is in no mood to do anymore with train simulators or computers.

    Some members who have a habit of making insinuations or veiled references should watch it, the moderators being notified and have enough on their hands controlling what is being posted in these forums which is not beneficial to it's members !

    O t t o

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    I was in contact with Rick Selby at the time and he told me that Microsoft had no problem with the BIN project.It is a pity they would not release the source code as I am sure even more improvements would have been made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtimer View Post
    I was in contact with Rick Selby at the time and he told me that Microsoft had no problem with the BIN project. It is a pity they would not release the source code as I am sure even more improvements would have been made.
    Yes Peter, you were one of the group which tried to get M$ to give the source code to George and actually wrote to them then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtimer View Post
    I was in contact with Rick Selby at the time and he told me that Microsoft had no problem with the BIN project.It is a pity they would not release the source code as I am sure even more improvements would have been made.
    Maybe someone should ask them about it again. The older the game is, the less sales it generates, the more likely it is that Microsoft will actually give it to the community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGoran View Post
    Maybe someone should ask them about it again. The older the game is, the less sales it generates, the more likely it is that Microsoft will actually give it to the community.
    Is there anybody you know who is capable of carrying on where George has left of ?

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