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Ah Codename 47, starts off good..then you're running around the jungle. Wonder when they'll get all the LucasArts games, if ever.


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Codename 47 sucks but Blood Money was pretty good. Silent Assassin wasn't too bad either.

 

The problem is the trial and error nature of the gameplay. You have to fail the mission 10 times to get it 100% right if you're going for the stealth approach.


И погибе Српски кнез Лазаре,
И његова сва изгибе војска, 
Седамдесет и седам иљада;
Све је свето и честито било
И миломе Богу приступачно.

 

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Silent Assassin remains my favourite hitman game, blood money's a good second, though.

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New release - Thief Gold


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Nice.

 

It was a notoriously unstable game on multiple core processors, I hope the got it going right.


И погибе Српски кнез Лазаре,
И његова сва изгибе војска, 
Седамдесет и седам иљада;
Све је свето и честито било
И миломе Богу приступачно.

 

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Multicore is fixed (heh, all it needs is something like "imagecfg thief.exe 0 0" from a DOSprompt iirc) but just about nothing else is, no widescreen/ddfix etc. I understand why as bundling what are effectively mods opens a can of worms on the support and licencing side but there are a lot of complaints about it.

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I go to GoG to buy old games that work today. If they aren't actually fixing the games in any way, what am I paying them for? Might as well go the "abandonware" route then.


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It is fixed. It works fine on modern hardware out of the box, er, so to speak, which is all they ever do. As I said, there's good reason for not bundling third party fixes for things like widescreen (copyright, security issues, support) and it's well outside their scope to do it themselves.

 

They've fixed the installer borking itself on any NT based OS if you didn't know switch-fu and the game dying on any processor with HT enabled (plus the codec issues with movies, albeit belatedly) and that's all they needed to for it to work.

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Hmm 7th guest and 11th hour on GOG. i had nightmares from those puzzles because some were so crazy difficult.


1.13 killed off Ja2.

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Hmm, bought Age of Wonders (already had II and III), Septerra Core (always was curious about what it's about) and Syndicate (despite not having the expansion).

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Buy one D&D game, get one free

 

And get ToEE free if you get any D&D game. Mind you, I guess you all have them all already.


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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And GSC games added too. I always meant to check out Cossacks as it sold an amazing number of copies for a game most would never have heard of. Probably means Stalker(s) are coming as well.

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Cossacks is a very, very fun game. I sunk many an hour into Cossacks LAN in teenage years, mainly with a friend who would refuse to ever play competitively but build the most historically accurate of battle formations. He'd probably have won all the games if he didn't stop to role-play all the battle commands through in-game chat.

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Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and The Temple of Elemental Evil all belong to me now. I've some good things about most of them so I figured. ;)

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Anachronox is released on GoG, play eeeeeetttt. Best sci-fi RPG of all time. Mass Effect only wishes it could be this good, ripping off half its content in vain. Edited by virumor

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Anachronox is still a great movie. I wonder if the game will live up to it.


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Anachronox is great, the combat is awful though. Only game I know of that added a "fast forward" button in a patch so that you won't fall asleep...


"Well, overkill is my middle name. And my last name. And all of my other names as well!"

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Oh i didn't notice they have Robin Hood too. The price is a little steep but the game is great fun.


1.13 killed off Ja2.

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Never played Anachronox, so I'll try it. Are there any essential mods for it?

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Game bought but will be played later. My GoG backlog is getting dangerously big.

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Never played Anachronox, so I'll try it. Are there any essential mods for it?

There were unofficial patches released, but that's all I'm aware of. I believe they have already been integrated into the GOG version.

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