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The Game is Gold

Postby Angelspit » Apr 20 2006, 17:33

Ubisoft has just announced that Heroes of Might and Magic V has gone gold. The game should be in store in a couple of weeks.

Before anyone ask the question, <i>gold</i> is a "term used to describe when a piece of software (or music) is completed and written to a master disk ready to be shipped off for manufacturing."

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Postby HodgePodge » Apr 20 2006, 17:45

Wow! :-D I didn't see the announcement on the official web site.
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Postby Angelspit » Apr 20 2006, 17:52

From Wikipedia:

"The term gold anecdotally refers to the use of "gold master disc" which was commonly used to send the final version to manufacturers who use it to create the mass-produced retail copies. It may in this context be a hold-over from music production. In some cases, however, the master disc is still actually made of gold, for both aesthetic appeal and resistance to corrosion."

In any case, congratulations to Fabrice and Nival. They deserve a good rest now.
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Postby HodgePodge » Apr 20 2006, 18:05

This announcement was rather sudden. Anyhow, where is the outpouring of enthusiasm? I was hoping they would've polished up the game really nicely before release, but … I sure hope there's a map editor.
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Postby Akul » Apr 20 2006, 18:12

LETS CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Re: The Game is Gold

Postby HodgePodge » Apr 20 2006, 18:14

Sauron wrote:LETS CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!! :D

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The Game is Gold

Postby FantoMaxJM » Apr 20 2006, 18:15

Congratulations Ubisoft & Nival!!! :bow: :D *takes champagne out of ice-bucket*
EDIT: US 23rd, UK 19th, Germany 18th May.
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Postby Kareeah Indaga » Apr 20 2006, 18:25

*crosses fingers and hopes for the best*
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Postby dragonn » Apr 20 2006, 19:03

I wonder if they fixed a couple of issues from the demo :/
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Postby ThunderTitan » Apr 20 2006, 19:09

Well they've better have fixed the bugs and spelling errors.
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Postby Continuity » Apr 20 2006, 19:18

The demo was version 0.9. I don't think Ubi&Nival would release a game as anything less than 1.0. So if nothing else, they've changed the numbers so it's not the same version!

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Postby Corribus » Apr 20 2006, 19:23

I guess that means that I'm never going to get the second half of my interview - not much point in it now. :(
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Postby ThunderTitan » Apr 20 2006, 19:25

You can't relese a game with a version less then 1.0, because 1.0 means that it's the gold version.
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Postby katabroc » Apr 20 2006, 19:27

And lets hope there are at least a couple patches making everything perfect

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Postby Gaidal Cain » Apr 20 2006, 19:38

Corribus wrote:I guess that means that I'm never going to get the second half of my interview - not much point in it now. :(


Considering that there's a couple of weeks left until it hits the stores, and that marketing probably is getting ready for the big campaign, I'd say that the chances actually are quite good that you can get that second part. Even if the above wouldn't apply, Fabrice's such a nice guy that he probably would let you get a promised second half anyway...
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The Game is Gold

Postby Infiltrator » Apr 20 2006, 19:58

Excellent news indeed. The wait is almost over :)
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Postby Continuity » Apr 20 2006, 20:39

ThunderTitan: Exactly.

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The Game is Gold

Postby Malicen » Apr 20 2006, 21:25

Soon we will be able to play Heroes 5. All these years of waiting were not in vain.
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Postby Orfinn » Apr 20 2006, 21:53

Not in vein at all, well *cough* for one person I guess but anyway lets celebrate this golden game and look forward to play it with a smile around the cheeks =)

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Postby Campaigner » Apr 20 2006, 22:25

Almost can't believe it....I still remember when Fabrice first came to the forums and wanted us to make summaries and stuff....and now the game is done. :)


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