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PostSubject: When did 3DO and NWC disband?   2015-07-30, 10:40

I don't really knows if 3D0 (or 3DO??..) has something to do with Heroes II (I know they worked on Heroes III).

I wanted to put that "date" in a patchnote, to explain why it's better to join Forums of Enroth and ask for help here, instead of sending a fax or a letter to dead places... Smile

edit: And what about Cyberlore? the website is still "half up, half dead".. :p

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PostSubject: Re: When did 3DO and NWC disband?   2015-07-30, 17:45

3DO didn't work on anything Heroes-related. It was a publisher.
The first NWC's game under 3DO was Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven. It was after Heroes 2.
The releases of Heroes 2 where you could see 3DO logo are just released later - it was 3DO's idea to release the GOLD and Millenium versions.
3DO disbanded in 2003 (you could check that in Wikipedia).

Cyberlore developed the PoL addon. Also they developed an addon for Warcraft 2 and made their own cool game called Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.
And yes, you could check Cyberlore in Wikipedia too.
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In 2005, Cyberlore ceased development of general entertainment games after the collapse of their publisher, Hip Games, and the subsequent layoff of 2/3 of their staff. The company refocused on the serious game corporate training market, under the new company name of Minerva.

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PostSubject: Re: When did 3DO and NWC disband?   2015-07-31, 01:12

Yeah, sorry that's right, i whould have check on wikipedia. ^^ (I was on busy, i wanted to memo it somewhere... xD)
So, here is the timeline. (only years... we don't know if it's january or december...)

1996, Heroes of Might and Magic II. (made by NWC, editor: NWC)
1996, New World Computing is bought by The 3DO Company.
1997, Heroes II: Price of Loyalty. (made by Cyberlore Studios, editor: NWC)
2003, Death of 3DO. (and so, death of NWC)
20?? Ubisoft buy the Heroes of M&M licence (but doesn't support old HoMM versions).

So... There isn't official staff support/updates since 2003.


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In May 2003, The 3DO Company filed a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
source: http://www.myglobalbizz.com/lt/entertainment/3do-co/




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CH: They just moved their offices recently.

RR: Just last Saturday (3/10/03).
source : http://www.celestialheavens.com/viewpage.php?id=109
I would like to know what date it is, you think...
day 3 month 10 year 2003 ?
month / day / year?
year/day/month?
year/month/day?...

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PostSubject: Re: When did 3DO and NWC disband?   2015-07-31, 03:39

Mahhh anyway:


Heroes of Might and Magic II: Timeline
1996, Heroes of Might and Magic II. (made by NWC, editor: NWC)
1996, New World Computing is bought by The 3DO Company.
1997, Heroes II: Price of Loyalty. (made by Cyberlore Studios, editor: NWC)
----? 3DO release Heroes II Gold version (PoL 2.1 if english)
2003, 3DO stops activities (and so, NWC part also)
20--? GoG.com re-edit a digital copy of Heroes II for the first time,
20--? Ubisoft buy the Heroes of M&M licence (but doesn't support old HoMM versions).
20--? Ubisoft re-edit Heroes II into "gold" versions of Heroes V
20--? Ubisoft re-edit Heroes II into "gold" versions of Heroes VI
20--? Ubisoft re-edit Heroes II into "gold" versions of Heroes VII

editor: distribution of the box and CD over the world.

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PostSubject: Re: When did 3DO and NWC disband?   2015-07-31, 03:40

Well, if it is the normal US format, it would be month first, then day of the month, then year.
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