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« on: June 17, 2009, 01:58:18 PM »
Move over, EWR:
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Total Extreme Wrestling 2005 to be released as freeware!

Grey Dog Software is pleased to announce that Total Extreme Wrestling 2005 will be released to the public as freeware on July 1, 2009. Adam and the entire Grey Dog family appreciate all the support from the fans and welcome you to enjoy for free one of the original titles of the company.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 02:07:59 PM »
Awesome.  Nearly 6 years later, I'm STILL playing EWR 4.0, so I welcome the chance to finally get to play this.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 03:44:40 PM »
Awesome.  I was going to start a new game with EWR, but I'll wait.

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 04:36:48 PM »
That's pretty cool. I bought '05 a few days after it was released and have been playing it until just a few weeks ago when I finally decided to switch to '08. The changes weren't significant enough for the price, but figure I got more than my money's worth last time so an extra $35 won't kill me.

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 07:12:31 PM »
I remember TEW took forever to actually get to a match.  Ill be downloading it for sure tho.

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 11:23:04 PM »
Will this not be horrifically out of date?

Actually, it didn't have real names on there did it?

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 11:31:14 PM »
If memory serves, there were unofficial patches made for the game that had updated real rosters. I wonder if, now it's freeware, we'll get a 2009 roster update.

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 11:52:07 PM »
There is a website that does regular updates for EWR and I believe they do TEW too.

EDIT: http://www.ewbattleground.com/forum/index.php?showforum=68

They haven't done one yet but they are working towards one. Their EWR updates are usually pretty good. They do have a tendancy to put everyone a little bit too over for their own good.

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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2009, 12:04:07 AM »
There are various real world data games for TEW if you search hard enough.

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2009, 01:32:29 AM »
Does anyone else find TEW really hard though? I can never seem to progress stories even if I do what it tells me I need to do.

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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2009, 08:39:05 AM »
they had an EWR 4.0??? I think the only one I played was 3.0 (and whatever updates that had.

I might download TEW  2005 though. I've been out of touch the last few years but I'm sure they'll have a recent roster update and then I can have an Eddie Guerrero/ Chris Benoit fued.

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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2009, 08:16:53 PM »


Yeeeaah..

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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2009, 01:48:59 AM »
A question about EWR 4.2:

I downloaded the latest June update from the link luke-o provided above, playing as TNA from the start, National level. I can't sign any staff whatsoever. No matter what 'skill' level they're at, every single person 'refuses to begin negotiations with you' - which means i've got no writers and no medical team.

Anybody else come across this? Is it a bug with this update?

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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2009, 01:55:47 AM »
It's probably a bug with the update.

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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2009, 02:04:22 AM »
No it's okay, I think i've found the problem. I started a new game, but last time it crashed while starting, and when I loaded it up I thought everything was okay. I just started a new game and it didn't crash, and I got the 'Welcome' message, that I didn't get last time. And now I can negotiate with other people. God dammit, I was going well with my last game too.

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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2009, 02:06:00 AM »
Be sure to sign RVD.

RVD = monies.

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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2009, 02:21:49 AM »
He's a non-wrestler, isn't he?

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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2009, 04:23:31 AM »
Quote from: The Dames
Kelly Kelly vs Angelina Love.

Match Background: This match is for the TNA Women's title.

The Match: Kelly Kelly hits a shitty missile dropkick on Angelina. Flying knee to the face from Kelly Kelly. For the record it was more of a Rusty Wizard than a Shining one.

Oh, Dames :)

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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2009, 05:05:09 AM »
The one game I bought online, and it goes free years later. Well, I don't have to worry about my eLicense now. What a stupid licensing system...

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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2009, 05:54:16 AM »
^Agreed on the eLicense thing. I'm on my "last reset" of my Wrestling Spirit 2 eLicense; I keep crashing my comp, reformatting and forgetting to unlicense first, and I guess they'll only do it 5 times over the course of your license before they expect you to buy another one. Total ripoff, how much work can it be to reset a license, you trip one true/false binary flag for god's sake.

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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2009, 06:01:03 AM »
I had one reset and was told it was my last, rawr.

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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2009, 02:32:25 PM »
What game was it for? Since they announced WS3 a little while ago, maybe they're just moving support to that and figuring that suckers like me will lose the game they've got and buy the new one.

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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2009, 04:19:19 PM »
TEW2005.

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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2009, 09:27:48 AM »
He's a non-wrestler, isn't he?

Not on my one he isn't.

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« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2009, 03:58:44 AM »
RVD also = funny messages when he moves up the card to has a good match with someone.  I still play EWR 4.2 and consistently get 5* matches and high ratings from Randy Orton vs Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle vs Nigel McGuiness.

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« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2009, 06:15:03 AM »
Does anyone else find TEW really hard though? I can never seem to progress stories even if I do what it tells me I need to do.
I found that the easiest way to advance stories was to use the Unchained Storyline. This way you aren't really bound by a storyline per se, less heat, but it let's you weave the story the way you want.

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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2009, 06:36:37 AM »
I did not know that. I'll give it a go come July 1st.

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« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2009, 03:40:33 AM »
Game available now to download

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« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2009, 03:49:29 AM »
where at?

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« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2009, 04:09:47 AM »
let me know when there's a url that works

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« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2009, 04:11:15 AM »
^^^

That site must be getting pounded at the moment.  Clicking that link takes you to a page showing that you can download the game, but when you click the link, you receive a script error page.  I'll check it out again later tonight.

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« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2009, 04:20:39 AM »
worked fine for me

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« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2009, 04:20:46 AM »
yeah, I imagine day one might be a tough download.

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« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2009, 04:21:30 AM »
snap. It just worked for me as well

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« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2009, 04:31:56 AM »
Works for me now too.

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« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2009, 04:35:37 AM »
Hopefully this means we'll get some roster updates with modders fully leaving EWR.

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« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2009, 04:41:17 AM »
Done. And now the search begins for data updates. Eventually. I'll probably have a go with the default data for a while.

EDIT: Especially since I've never played TEW before and it's going to take me a couple of days to get used to all these screens.

EDIT2: And the SWF's roster is awesome. I never played TEW but did play Wrestling Spirit and I just marked out seeing Lobster Warrior's picture.

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« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2009, 07:24:16 AM »
As a request (on behalf of a few people I suppose) can someone post a link to a patch with 2009 data when they find one, in this thread?

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« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2009, 08:22:44 AM »
I've only seen work being done on one 2009 mod, and they literally just started a few days ago. Reports are there won't be a real-world update until August, partly because TEW is way more in-depth than EWR so everything takes longer to input (and there's more to input as well), and partly because they don't have a base so they have to completely build every wrestler & promotion from the ground up (not to mention the match types, the gimmicks, the angles, the arenas, among other things EWR doesn't let you customize).

That said, if anybody wants to give the CornellVerse a shot, here's a ton of backstory to help you along:
http://www.greydogsoftware.com/cornellverse/index.html

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« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2009, 09:47:40 AM »
As a heads-up, to get all the angles you want, got to Import Data from the booking page and then Angles from the dropdown. Lots of important ones are 'missing', that is in the database but not available straight away in-game. Old EWR staples like "walking backstage" and "limo arrival", plus all the talkshow stuff.

Just don't try Select All and import, because it'll freeze, so you have to go through manually, which is a bit of a pain.

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« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2009, 09:55:45 AM »
I don't know what you need in your superstar, but every time i'd have someone WALKING~!! backstage, they'd lose overness.

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« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2009, 11:18:02 AM »
I've only seen work being done on one 2009 mod, and they literally just started a few days ago. Reports are there won't be a real-world update until August, partly because TEW is way more in-depth than EWR so everything takes longer to input (and there's more to input as well), and partly because they don't have a base so they have to completely build every wrestler & promotion from the ground up (not to mention the match types, the gimmicks, the angles, the arenas, among other things EWR doesn't let you customize).

That said, if anybody wants to give the CornellVerse a shot, here's a ton of backstory to help you along:
http://www.greydogsoftware.com/cornellverse/index.html

Yeah, I read that, too. I had planned out the whole summer of my fantasy booked WWE, but I didn't start up a game in EWR since I heard about this one going free.  I guess I'll just wait for the mod, even though the happenings in the real WWE have fucked up my booking plans.

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« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2009, 12:39:21 PM »
Are there ANY mods for this game?  Even from 2005 or so?

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« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2009, 12:48:09 PM »
The Death of the Terratories mod was released for it, basicly starts you in the 1980s where the WWF started buying eveyone up.

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« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2009, 12:50:26 PM »
It's fun using the DOTT mod. I started as the WWF and went straight to war with WCCW when I offered the Freebirds a contract to work for me. I signed them and a week later they left WCCW. I really wish you could send an insulting e-mail to other promoters.

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« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2009, 12:52:13 PM »
There are some over at Grey Dog, but you have to really dig for them among all the garbage. http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=71&page=1&pp=20&sort=lastpost&order=desc&daysprune=-1

DOTT links here, but none of the download links work:
http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7914

Found them:
http://www.ewinventory.com/tew05.html

Don't know what took me so long to think of that.

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« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2009, 01:22:36 PM »
Wow, nothing since 2006?  You'd think there would be someone who stuck with that game rather than paying for each new version, given how many people there are who say that the improvements in subsequent versions couldn't justify another purchase.

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« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2009, 01:48:00 PM »
It's a pain in the ass to build for the TEW series.

Hell, look at all the shit that had to essentially be built from scratch just in the DOTT scenario:

...and keep in mind that even with data converters, there are even more options in TEW07 that have to be manually manipulated/created/updated, and then even more in TEW08.

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« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2009, 01:58:53 PM »
I just roll with the last update available and get the promotions I care about right. That's what I did last time I played this. Plus I'd limit it to maybe 3 or 4 feds a country. If you try having every company in the game, it's gonna be 10-20 minute loading times for every new day.