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GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/3/2011 10:03:16 AM   
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GOG negotiated a deal with EA. For now they released Ultima Underworld, so I suppose we'll see the rest of the series as well and SMAC is already announced.

http://www.gog.com/en/news/gog_com_s_catalog_gets_huge_with_addition_of_classic_ea_titles

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/3/2011 10:56:33 AM   
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Omg, the Ultima series released would be a dream come true! I use dosbox but I would love to have a windows 7 version.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/3/2011 1:15:04 PM   
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SWEET! Privateer. I love that game and still boot it up on dosbox but man oh man, this will be something I really want.

Edit: I just bought it and loaded it up. It loaded it into dosbox. I'm not sure that was what I was wanting.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/3/2011 5:51:25 PM   
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GoG use Dosbox to make older games run on modern Os's. I still have the origianl disks for a lot of my old DOS games and set them up to run using DOSbox.

For those I don't have GoG is agreat way to get hold of them again

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/4/2011 12:11:32 AM   
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quote:

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GoG use Dosbox to make older games run on modern Os's. I still have the origianl disks for a lot of my old DOS games and set them up to run using DOSbox.

For those I don't have GoG is agreat way to get hold of them again

Cheers

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I understand that, but it says compatible with Windows 7. This is actually the 1st game that I have bought from them that I had to use dosbox on. I already had the game to play on dosbox.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/4/2011 12:26:01 AM   
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I purchased the X-Com series through Steam and it loads a custom version of Dos Box when I want to play the games. This is probably the easiest and maybe the only way to get some of these old games to play on modern systems. Does anyone know if there is a league way to purchase the old classic Waste Land?

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/4/2011 11:52:53 AM   
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Wasteland is getting very rare lately, even on eBay. About year ago, there would be 2-3 copies on eBay almost constantly. Now one is lucky when there's just one...

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I purchased the X-Com series through Steam

Thanks for showing the current i.p. owners that the X-Com name is worth raping.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/4/2011 5:41:51 PM   
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It actually is done pretty well for Privateer. The speech pack is included, but I don't see Righteous Fire. But all in all, worth $5.95.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/4/2011 8:55:30 PM   
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Wasteland is actually included in a few anthology packs, including this 10 Year Anthology, with multiple copies available through Amazon resellers: http://www.amazon.com/Interplays-Year-Anthology-Classic-Collection-Pc/dp/B000K5782S

Also in this collection, albeit more expensive: http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-RPG-Archives-Pc/dp/B00001QEPC

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/4/2011 10:12:28 PM   
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What's the point of buying a collection, though? It doesn't have the original box and the original manual.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/5/2011 12:44:23 AM   
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Original Box, no. But it does have the manuals for each game in the collection.

Otherwise, the point is to have the game and play it, though I of course understand that won't work for you if you're looking for an original copy as a collectible. Looks like there are some other decent classics in each collection too. Still, it's a shame there's no digital download-- I'd like the developers (or at least the current I.P. holders, if they're not the same) to get compensated for the purchase, and possibly see the brand revived if there were enough interested people.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/5/2011 12:56:25 AM   
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It actually is done pretty well for Privateer. The speech pack is included, but I don't see Righteous Fire. But all in all, worth $5.95.

According to Dundradal in this thread at the GOG Wing Commander Privateer forum:

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No it's not the speech pack version.

It's the CD version without RF included. This means it has speech throughout. The speech pack only added it to the intro and during combat.

Not a big deal according to him though.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/5/2011 1:00:05 AM   
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Still, it's a shame there's no digital download-- I'd like the developers (or at least the current I.P. holders, if they're not the same) to get compensated for the purchase, and possibly see the brand revived if there were enough interested people.

Note how there wasn't a single new Fallout or Planescape:Torment like made by the i.p. holders despite all those people are that are buying these games.
Brand getting revived? What's the point? We're talking about computer games here - brand is nothing - gameplay and design is everything.
Brand getting revived doesn't mean another game like Wasteland. It means a Wasteland FPS and tons of marketing guys and journalists writing about how Wasteland is a horrible game and about how it wasn't FPS only because there wasn't technology to make FPS games back then.

Buying these games is basically a waste of money. It doesn't bring anything good as these people will never make games like they used to. They sold out.
It's better to save these money for games that are actually being worked on now by people who chose to continue making games for us, not for the lowest common denominator.

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Otherwise, the point is to have the game and play it,

You can find it on any abandonware site.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/5/2011 4:51:36 AM   
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I purchased the X-Com series through Steam

Thanks for showing the current i.p. owners that the X-Com name is worth raping.



Okay...yeah...I will umm...pass that along
*backs away slowly*

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/9/2011 7:05:20 PM   
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It's done. SMAC has been released today. No Xfire though.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/9/2011 10:42:19 PM   
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And at a whopping $6, it's an obvious purchase.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/9/2011 10:42:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Perturabo

Wasteland is getting very rare lately, even on eBay. About year ago, there would be 2-3 copies on eBay almost constantly. Now one is lucky when there's just one...

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I purchased the X-Com series through Steam

Thanks for showing the current i.p. owners that the X-Com name is worth raping.


Twat.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/9/2011 10:43:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Perturabo

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Still, it's a shame there's no digital download-- I'd like the developers (or at least the current I.P. holders, if they're not the same) to get compensated for the purchase, and possibly see the brand revived if there were enough interested people.

Note how there wasn't a single new Fallout or Planescape:Torment like made by the i.p. holders despite all those people are that are buying these games.
Brand getting revived? What's the point? We're talking about computer games here - brand is nothing - gameplay and design is everything.
Brand getting revived doesn't mean another game like Wasteland. It means a Wasteland FPS and tons of marketing guys and journalists writing about how Wasteland is a horrible game and about how it wasn't FPS only because there wasn't technology to make FPS games back then.

Buying these games is basically a waste of money. It doesn't bring anything good as these people will never make games like they used to. They sold out.
It's better to save these money for games that are actually being worked on now by people who chose to continue making games for us, not for the lowest common denominator.

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Otherwise, the point is to have the game and play it,

You can find it on any abandonware site.


"Brand is nothing"? Wow.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/9/2011 11:22:41 PM   
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All this nostalgia makes me want to fire up Darklands

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/10/2011 9:58:42 AM   
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Reminds me of trying out Daggerfall again. I had forgotten how much I loved that game.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/10/2011 10:33:33 AM   
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It's done. SMAC has been released today. No Xfire though.


Damn! No expansion pack!

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/12/2011 3:40:26 PM   
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I have to say that I was really disappointed by the lack of Alien Crossfire as well. Hopefully they will also release that soon. I won't have to thinkify about that purchase for very long.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/12/2011 3:46:35 PM   
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I guess I'm in the minority by not missing Alien Crossfire that much. I didn't think it added that many percentage points to an already 100% game.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/12/2011 6:24:58 PM   
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All this nostalgia makes me want to fire up Darklands

I have never finished Darklands. I have its box and manual or map waiting for me to play it, though.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/12/2011 8:41:54 PM   
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I guess I'm in the minority by not missing Alien Crossfire that much. I didn't think it added that many percentage points to an already 100% game.


The actual alien stuff was hit or miss, but the addition of the extra factions added to the game as did being able to build on water. I actually found my old double CD jewel case with the game and the expansion. Guess I won't have to rebuy this.
Alpha Centauri I think I bought in 1999 was one of the first games I paid for with my own money. Fond memories.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/13/2011 1:37:25 AM   
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It was the extra factions that came with the expansion that were well worth the money. This is easily my favorite Civ game, I think mainly because of the factions. The interplay between all of the different groups was great fun and really provided countless hours of playability. SMAC was well ahead of its time and in my opinion was far better than Civ 3, which released shortly after if I remember correctly.

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RE: GOG on the verge to release SMAC - 6/13/2011 9:46:33 AM   
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Absolutely.

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