Discussion in 'GameJackal' started by simple, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. simple

    simple Active Member

    now you got my attention :agree: :agree:

    you cant tease us like this please give a little more info is this console related or pc:confused:

    just a little please:bowdown:
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    It's for PCs, if this is the same product that the company shut down in Australia due to new laws.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  3. Tom

    Tom Redfox Team Member Staff Member

    An official press release will be published within the next few days, so please be patient...

  4. BeJotHaDe

    BeJotHaDe Member

    Who will continue developement? Mr. Smith and his workmates?
  5. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Game Jackal is a PC application developed by Australian based company Jacal Consulting that allows users to play PC game titles without the need for the game's media to be in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. The program functions similar to a virtual drive, however instead of making use of large disc images, Game Jackal uses a proprietary format which takes up considerable less storage space by working to only capture data the game requires to run.

    Game Jackal is advertised to work with around 90% of games on the market, including some of today's newest titles such as Sid Meier's Railroads!, Neverwinter Nights 2 and Need For Speed Carbon. A full list of compatible games tested (to date) can be found on their Successfully Played list, compiled by Game Jackal users. While the authors admit not every title is bound to work with Game Jackal, support is gradually improving and regular updates which combat various bugs and blacklisting, as well as expanded functionality in the building of its profiles.

    Game Jackal works by establishing a game profile which is used to store all of the game's relevant data. At first, you are required to have an original copy of the game in order to perform an initial boot so Game Jackal can successfully 'capture' the game for use later. If a first attempt at capturing a profile does not succeed, it may be performed any time after and anything else Game Jackal picks up will simply be added to the profile.

    Game Jackal is no longer an officially supported program, with their website stating only a single line on their front page: "We regretfully announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to continue selling Game Jackal."


    The legality of the usage of Game Jackal is still constantly being discussed. Its authors claim that the program is completely within legal boundaries due to the fact that:

    * The profiles are designed to be created from original copies of game CDs.
    * The profiles can not be publicly distributed.
    * The program does not modify any of the game's contents or data.

    As of 20th January 2007 Game Jackal has ceased to be developed. The GameJackal website has been taken down and now the following message is displayed along with the Game Jackal logo, We regretfully announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to continue selling Game Jackal. This seems to be because of changing Australian copyright laws which came into effect as of 1st January 2007.
  6. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I just might have to add this to my collection too when it is released.
  7. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I won't be buying it since I am not a serious gamer. I play 1 game on my PC and I own a Nintendo Wii and PS2 which I use moderately.
  8. BeJotHaDe

    BeJotHaDe Member

    May i bump?! I really wan't to know this! :bowdown:
  9. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Why bump when it is already the newest thread in this forum?
  10. BeJotHaDe

    BeJotHaDe Member

    Because "bump" means "bring up my post" and not "...this tread" :agree:
  11. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    Dodgy Aussie laws :(.
  12. KoRn

    KoRn Well-Known Member

    I am very excited.
  13. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    you can download a trial version of game jackal from
    game jackal trial download HERE
  14. Danger

    Danger Well-Known Member

    ARRRGGG... the suspense is killing me!!!

    1st order of business if said rumors are true & Slysoft has bought GJ... release an x64 edition :bowdown: PLEASE :bowdown:
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2007
  15. Cloned dvd

    Cloned dvd Guest

    I think the official press release will have that info included...

    I find it funny that this forum was created to build hype..

    then a thread is sticky'd and closed that says "Please wait for more info"

    Maybe they should just close this forum until then?!
  16. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    I don't think we will close the forum until then. What a silly thing to post.:agree:
  17. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Nobody forces you to browse, read or even post in the Gamejackal subforum.
  18. Cloned dvd

    Cloned dvd Guest


    Honestly, remove yourself from being a member of this forum... and ask yourself...

    Is it not silly to open a forum with such GREAT news, then continue to tell everyone who ask for more details to simply wait?

    That to me is silly, I am not trying to start a revolution here folks... I am just saying perhaps the forum should not be "postable" until we get those details, because until then we ALL want to know what is going on...

    So forgive us in advance for asking... I suppose.
  19. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    Do you speak for all the forum members now? The word " us " makes me think you do. You will be notified like all the forum members, when we know something we will let you know. Enough said.:policeman:
  20. Cloned dvd

    Cloned dvd Guest


    Us = those who you will continue to tell "wait until the press release"

    Nothing more.