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Good Old Games

 

Highlights:

  • Cost $6-10
  • No DRM (removed if it existed in the first place)
  • Re-download as often as needed
  • Vista & XP Compatibility + Support if it doesn't work
  • Catalog includes games from Codemasters & Interplay at launch.

 

Interview with CD Projekt about GOG.com

 

Thought some of you guys may be interested in this. It's not supposed to launch until September though.

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To add on the titles already mentioned, I would like to see:

 

Great Naval Battles of the North Atlantic 1939-1943

Red Storm Rising

Tony LaRussa Baseball

Earl Weaver Baseball

Mechwarrior 2

Wing Commander: Privateer

X-Wing/Tie Fighter games

Wasteland

Lakers vs Celtics and the NBA Playoffs

TV Sports Basketball

X-Men 2: Fall of the Mutants

Nobunaga's Ambition

Caveman Games

 

That'd be a good start.

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  • Vista & XP Compatibility + Support if it doesn't work

This is what could sell it to me. I know there's DosBox, but it would be awesome to have code that works "out of the box" on newer systems even when it comes to older games. I'd gladly pay for that luxury.

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I've been doing this with Gametap for the last month. The games lineup is different, but there are plenty of good classics. The price point is the same.

 

www.gametap.com

 

Just realized the difference is you are paying per game, but you own them.

 

Gametap gives you access to every game for a monthly fee. You can play as many as you'd like (a thousand or so) but once you stop paying the subscription, you are done.

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Championship Manager 01/02 (the best sport's sim ever, IMHO)

Civ 2 (easily the best of the series)

the 1st 2 X-Coms

Interplay's old New World Colonization/Revolutionary War sim...something of the New World (egads, can't remember it right now).

Colonization

The original Pirates

MOO 1 & 2

 

Sorry, turn based strategy will always trump RTS for fun to me.

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Wait, wait, this is an actual purchase service? Awesome, then. If they get a good selection.

 

It sounded like Gametap with the "games-on-demand" thing.

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Yep, you pay $5-9 and you get the actual game downloaded, you can even put it on a CD.

 

Gametap is great because you get the entire library for a flat fee. It's given me a chance to play titles and genres I wouldn't necessarily spend money on individually.

 

But if you want to own a game, GOG sounds good.

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Ooh, yassir! That's nice >_< I lost my copy of Fallout, so here comes my chance! Also, I hope they'll have Outcast. And Dungeon Keeper 2. And The Dark Eye 1 with manual. Elite Force 2 would be nice, too, but it might be too new. Hm... *waits in anticipation*

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ah dungeon keeper 2

 

i still have my copy floating around somewhere

 

i always found the mistresses kinda amusing. sitting there in the torture chamber torturing eachother >_<

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That's a good question. It depends how old they go, but if they're looking to get into LucasArts' old adventure catalogue, then DosBox or something like it will be necessary and should be incorporated into the software download so that the game runs with a single click, rather than the old Ultima collection approach of 'Here are the games, and here's a hint sheet that might help you run some of them if you're lucky, now we've got your money so go away.'

 

I would really love to play Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis again, it's years since I had a working copy of that. :bat:

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Wasteland is (unfortunately) virtually unplayable nowadays. Not only is it so small (fit on one 5.25" disc!) that all the text in the game is written in a printed hintbook (the game only references paragraphs that you have to find in the book yourself), the graphics and sounds are absolutely eye and ear damaging.

 

They need to remake the game though. And make a sequel!

Swedes, go to: Spel2, for the latest game reviews in swedish!

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Linky not worky!

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A link with good taste?

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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Games that I would love to see and purchase if they made them work on XP:

 

BioForge

The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard

An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire

 

These are just three examples of games I'd love to play again but which are really difficult to get to work on XP machines without 3DFX cards. They're not quite old enough to run well under DosBox and they are near impossible to run directly under XP..

Swedes, go to: Spel2, for the latest game reviews in swedish!

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