The original forum thread on 4Channel has already been closed down but you can still read it.
I found a link to download it but not sure whether it can be posted here. 848mb is the archive size. Look on archive.org the Internet Archive.
Odd it's that small, the arstechnica article I linked claimed the demo they got was spread across 4 dvd's.
The original leaked one I downloaded you have to follow instructions to "build" it they are quite straightforward. Seen another on the aforementioned site with it ready built and its 2.6gb download. Its definitely legit (and ropey) as I've "built" it and had a quick play.
I’ve tried getting this to work but keep getting “can’t find ini:engine.engine.gameengine in configuration file” error.
Edit: never mind I’ve sussed it.
You just need to copy patches to the October folder. Doesn’t take much to get it working.
I really don’t understand why they didn’t keep working in this. Such a waste of what could have been an amazing game.
Looks like Miller and Broussard are having words, George has a different take on what killed the company vs the public perception that he’s an idiot that wanted more shiny shiny,
I didn't know you were still working on it, it's been so long since we last talked...
We have a problem in the team. There are NO primary coders left, just a few part timers working on ancillary code.
I wouldn't want you to go on spending you time\effort on a project that could quite likely fold.
It pain's me to say it as I've got probably more time invested than anyone else in the team
I have started porting my work to ..., the coders there are prolific and very easy to get along with. If your interested I can put your in touch with them.
So, in short my apologies and luck be with you whatever road you decide to take.
I actually much preferred the E3 '98 trailer, I got it on a magazine cover disk and thought it was absolutely incredible. Even when they released further trailers I remember thinking "this looks less awesome than the old version".98
I just watched the 98 trailer again, if you compare it to the 2001 trailer the 98 version looks like some rough user created mod. The 2001 version looks a ton more polished and visually a lot better, engine helped a bit there I suppose.
I actually much preferred the E3 '98 trailer, I got it on a magazine cover disk and thought it was absolutely incredible. Even when they released further trailers I remember thinking "this looks less awesome than the old version".
Only downside really was the video resolution for the '98 trailer was understandably very low, 320x240 or something, so if you watch it today it will be very pixelated.