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Reply 20 of 27, by robertmo

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MrFlibble wrote on 2015-07-14, 19:28:

The high-res mode is restricted to editor only in the full game, as it obviously affects gameplay by making a greater portion of the level visible to the player.

There is a patch that allows high resolutions in full game:
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Reply 21 of 27, by antrad

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In this thread on GOG, you can see a boxed copy user "Firebrand9" bought directly from the developer:
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/abuse ... ort/post29

Also I wonder if anyone here has the old user made mods and maps ?

Also surprising nobody here mentioned "Frabs".

Reply 23 of 27, by antrad

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I uploaded community made Abuse game called fRaBs to ModDB. The original version is still available for download on archive.org and some other sites, but here I included the files from the 2016 SDL port, so it can be played through that version in higher resolution and stuff. The game starts in a "hub" area and you can enter teleporters that start different campaigns. I only played through first two areas, so I don't know if everything else will work properly.

https://www.moddb.com/games/abuse/downloads/f … ee-abuse-sdl-21

I also uploaded the original music converted to MIDI and textures converted to PNG. Those were available on my blog for 4 years already, I don't know why I never uploaded them to ModDB. People will find them on ModDB sooner than on my blog.

https://www.moddb.com/games/abuse/downloads/abuse-midi-music
https://www.moddb.com/games/abuse/addons/abuse-textures

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Reply 24 of 27, by MrFlibble

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antrad wrote on 2020-02-24, 21:48:

Also I wonder if anyone here has the old user made mods and maps ?

A while ago I did some Wayback Machine digging but only came up with this site:
http://games.3dreview.com/abuse/index.html

This one has working downloads, including some of the user maps made for the 0.33 shareware release (which had a note that basically encouraged user mapping) that were mentioned in an early FAQ.

IIRC there was a site from the fRaBs era (possibly listed here) that had more maps but none of them were preserved by the Wayback Machine.

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Reply 25 of 27, by antrad

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MrFlibble wrote on 2020-03-22, 14:15:
A while ago I did some Wayback Machine digging but only came up with this site: http://games.3dreview.com/abuse/index.html […]
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A while ago I did some Wayback Machine digging but only came up with this site:
http://games.3dreview.com/abuse/index.html

This one has working downloads, including some of the user maps made for the 0.33 shareware release (which had a note that basically encouraged user mapping) that were mentioned in an early FAQ.

IIRC there was a site from the fRaBs era (possibly listed here) that had more maps but none of them were preserved by the Wayback Machine.

Yes, I also found the first site years ago and posted a link to it on my Abuse SDL GitHub page. I was also digging through Wayback Machine few weeks ago and found that on abuse2.com you can find working downloads by going on the profile page of the users:
https://web.archive.org/web/20020223063524/ht … embers/Messiah/
https://web.archive.org/web/20021129030040/ht … com/members/jj/
https://web.archive.org/web/20020802174036/ht … w_home=EitanTal
https://web.archive.org/web/20010820225750/ht … .nl/p.buikstra/

I have not played those yet, but my guess is that anything that was worth saving probably ended up in FRABS. There are 32 single-player levels there.

Reply 26 of 27, by MrFlibble

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antrad wrote on 2020-03-24, 06:33:
Yes, I also found the first site years ago and posted a link to it on my Abuse SDL GitHub page. I was also digging through Wayba […]
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Yes, I also found the first site years ago and posted a link to it on my Abuse SDL GitHub page. I was also digging through Wayback Machine few weeks ago and found that on abuse2.com you can find working downloads by going on the profile page of the users:
https://web.archive.org/web/20020223063524/ht … embers/Messiah/
https://web.archive.org/web/20021129030040/ht … com/members/jj/
https://web.archive.org/web/20020802174036/ht … w_home=EitanTal
https://web.archive.org/web/20010820225750/ht … .nl/p.buikstra/

Hey, that's an awesome find! Yes, I believe this is the site I referred to earlier, I just did not do enough digging to discover the files' working locations. Thanks!

antrad wrote on 2020-03-24, 06:33:

my guess is that anything that was worth saving probably ended up in FRABS.

I had a similar idea but did not check it 😀

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Reply 27 of 27, by MrFlibble

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I just checked the archived contents of www.cdrom.com Abuse section. Most files have not been preserved, but the box art section suggests there was a lossless copy of the box art available, very likely in high resolution. Anyone ever come across these files?

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