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Old 06-13-2020, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Silver Anniversary? 25 years of GCA

Hmm. I just realized this morning that earlier this year was the silver anniversary of GCA's original release. I don't seem to have accessible records any more of the exact date, but it was early 1995.

I released the first version on CompuServe for free. I wanted to release newer versions as shareware, so on March 27, 1995 I wrote my first letter to Steve Jackson Games requesting to become a licensee.

I've spent a long time working on GCA and I still enjoy doing so. It's grown a lot over the years. I really hope I can get the next version sanded off a bit so you guys can play with that one, too.
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Old 06-13-2020, 01:14 PM   #2
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Congratulations!
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Old 06-13-2020, 02:40 PM   #3
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You rock. Happy Anniversary.

I appreciate all the work you've done during that time.

I look forward to seeing the next stages as well.
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Old 06-13-2020, 03:46 PM   #4
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Man 25 years that is a great run for software. I remember printing out characters with it on my dot matrix printer.
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Old 06-13-2020, 04:56 PM   #5
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Man 25 years that is a great run for software. I remember printing out characters with it on my dot matrix printer.
I remember helping a friend get plain text output of the characters so he could load them on a floppy disk and then print them on his electronic typewriter.

I recently came across this little gem in a box of stuff. Put it with the rest of my GURPS collection.

http://gurpsland.no-ip.org/images/GCAFloppy.jpg
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:40 PM   #6
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I may have been using it that long
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:09 PM   #7
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Thanks, folks.

Nice picture, Eric! Blast from the past.
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:00 PM   #8
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Congratulations are definitely in order. Well done, Armin, and a huge thank you for many years of work for you and everyone else involved.
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Old 06-14-2020, 02:07 PM   #9
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Huzzah! I barely remember a time of GURPS without GCA, and it's made me a loooooot of characters since then.

Though, now I feel old :)
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Old 06-16-2020, 12:42 PM   #10
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Thanks!

And I have been feeling old lately, too.
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