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[GoG.com] GoG's holding out for a hero 'till the end of the night

TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEONRegistered User regular
edited April 2011 in Games and Technology
Planescape: Torment is here. Go nuts.

GOG IS DEAD
-Nietzsche

NIETZSCHE IS DEAD
-GoG.com

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What is GOG?
GOG stood for Good Old Games. It is run by the guys who made The Witcher (CD Projekt) and basically it is every PC game that has ever been awesome, plus a few that weren't awesome, online. Digitally distributed. For cheap. With no DRM. Fixed to work in XP and Vista and Windows 7. And they come with extras, like manuals and forum avatars and soundtracks and booze.*
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What?!
Remember Fallout and Fallout 2? What about MDK? Or Sacrifice? Giants: Citizen Kabuto? Hostile Waters? Soldiers: Heroes of World War II? Operation Flashpoint? Descent? If you haven't heard of some of these, then you're in luck, because now you have a chance to discover them for the low, low price of less than $10. There are so many gems on this site that you could buy one game a day for a year and you'd probably only start buying crap in June.

*No booze.
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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I love this shit. My mother got me a 'White Label' edition of Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics from Amazon.com for my Christmas gift last year and I lost the CD.

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Man, having Baldur's Gate 1 on there is great, but if they get Baldur's Gate 2 on there, I will literally shit myself.
    Not literally. That would be gross.

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    DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mmmmmmm....new thread smell.

    I love GOG. Have I mentioned that? Although after their hijinks last week I made sure to download every game I had from them and back it up.

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    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I can't wait for AoW2: Shadow Magic to pop up on GoG. Which is weird because damned if I have time to actually play it in the forseeable future...

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    TeriferinTeriferin Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'm still waiting for the rest of the Age of Wonders collection.

    Edit: Damnit Iolo. Beaten.

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    Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    When GoG said a deal with Hasbro about their old D&D crap, does that mean all those licenses reverted to Hasbro or that they just have the final say on them?

    I'm just wonder how that works out since I know that Ubisoft bought SSI to sit on it.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Al Baron wrote: »
    When GoG said a deal with Hasbro about their old D&D crap, does that mean all those licenses reverted to Hasbro or that they just have the final say on them?

    I'm just wonder how that works out since I know that Ubisoft bought SSI to sit on it.

    They just said Hasbro, didn't they? I don't think they mentioned their D&D games specifically so I wouldn't get your hopes up just yet.

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    FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Darmak wrote: »
    Al Baron wrote: »
    When GoG said a deal with Hasbro about their old D&D crap, does that mean all those licenses reverted to Hasbro or that they just have the final say on them?

    I'm just wonder how that works out since I know that Ubisoft bought SSI to sit on it.

    They just said Hasbro, didn't they? I don't think they mentioned their D&D games specifically so I wouldn't get your hopes up just yet.

    Well, they already have games from both Atari AND Ubisoft, so...

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    BizazedoBizazedo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Iolo wrote: »
    I can't wait for AoW2: Shadow Magic to pop up on GoG. Which is weird because damned if I have time to actually play it in the forseeable future...

    I had Age of Wonders a long time ago. Damned if I can remember where it is.

    Which of the ones sold by GOG would you guys recommend..just wait for shadow?

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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    dantree wrote: »
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    dantree wrote: »
    a Ferret wrote: »
    dantree wrote: »
    I was hoping to play this on my newer netbook, alas I cannot. :(

    Does it just not run?

    I can get the initial window, but when I click start game it shuts down with a message that says "no valid video modes supported" so probably the netbooks lack of a real video card.
    whats the OS on your netbook.

    Windows 7 starter.

    Ahhh, and that would be the problem, not supported...dur, but I will be able to play on my PC, like the good old days...

    Thats your problem but not why you think.

    Win7 version of DX is missing some files that older games use.

    Try running this to see if it helps

    You will probably still have to run the game in XP SP3 compat mode, possibly even as admin, but that should get it to work

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    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bizazedo wrote: »
    Iolo wrote: »
    I can't wait for AoW2: Shadow Magic to pop up on GoG. Which is weird because damned if I have time to actually play it in the forseeable future...

    I had Age of Wonders a long time ago. Damned if I can remember where it is.

    Which of the ones sold by GOG would you guys recommend..just wait for shadow?

    Only the first one is on GoG right now. They announced that the others were coming "soon," but that was before the seizure so who knows.

    I've never actually played any of them. I just got it my mind that Shadow Magic was the one to get (from an interface perspective, you are usually better off with the last in the series, all else being equal) and the prices on Amazon have always been reee-dick-u-lous so it got to be a thing with me. A pint-sized, consumer grail. I'd love to hear from someone who could actually speak to the differences between versions.

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bizazedo wrote: »
    Iolo wrote: »
    I can't wait for AoW2: Shadow Magic to pop up on GoG. Which is weird because damned if I have time to actually play it in the forseeable future...

    I had Age of Wonders a long time ago. Damned if I can remember where it is.

    Which of the ones sold by GOG would you guys recommend..just wait for shadow?

    I found the first one was better than the second, but I never got to play Shadow Magic.

    Did that bring back all the cool shit from the first game they took out in 2?




    On another note: they have the I-war games :O

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    The Big LevinskyThe Big Levinsky Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Is vanilla Age of Wonders 2 worth having or should I just get Shadow Magic?

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    TeriferinTeriferin Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Is vanilla Age of Wonders 2 worth having or should I just get Shadow Magic?

    This is a question of great importance.

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    Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So happy they're back. Now to go buy Baldur's Gate for like the fifth time.

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    Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So what the hell did they do? Just add Baldur's Gate to their catalogue?

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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    After catching up on the GoG epic, I'm almost glad that my computer blew up and I had to spend the last ten days or so buying parts and putting them together.

    I don't think I could have dealt with all of that excitement and running to and fro.

    Maybe it's time to give Baldur's Gate another shot.

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Smaug6 wrote: »
    So what the hell did they do? Just add Baldur's Gate to their catalogue?

    They redesigned the site, added new content servers, came out of beta and released Baldur's Gate, with the promise of more Atari-Hasbro games coming (which presumably means Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate 2, Icewind Dale, etc).

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    Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Very excited for Planescape: Torment. Never got it and have heard only the best things about it.

    Icewind dale looks fun. Is it time to do a fill Baldur's gate run through again? Maybe.

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    gnodabgnodab Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I always heard Master of Orion was good, so I picked it up the other day.

    I then proceeded to play it for at least 5 hours straight, the game's just so much damn fun. Though I was a little overwhelmed at first,

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    TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    This might be a weird question, but how's the manual for Master of Orion 2? I've always wanted to get into that game, and I finally got it running in DOSBox, but I find the learning curve to be a bit steep. I don't know if I should start with the manual, or look for a deeper tutorial elsewhere.

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    Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010


    On another note: they have the I-war games :O


    I know. I have both of the originals, with their boxes and everything, and I still bought the GOG versions. It helps that the GOG version will work on my PC, where the original wouldn't. Great games. never got the love they deserved. I loved just dicking around in 2 and being a pirate.

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    wazillawazilla Having a late dinner Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    They have Sacrifice!?

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    This might be a weird question, but how's the manual for Master of Orion 2? I've always wanted to get into that game, and I finally got it running in DOSBox, but I find the learning curve to be a bit steep. I don't know if I should start with the manual, or look for a deeper tutorial elsewhere.

    Given that it's 163 pages I think it's probably not useless, at least.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    dantree wrote: »
    BG1 runs fine on my netbook, with TUTU and the widescreen patch. Maybe it's a good idea to run the config utility first, so the game gets its bearings.

    I tried downloading the widescreen patch, but don't know which folder it goes into in the Baldur's Gate folders, and will have to look into TUTU tonight.

    Just put the widescreen patch on the base bg folder.

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    FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    wazilla wrote: »
    They have Sacrifice!?

    They do!

    We'll see you again once your done playing it :P

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So

    Six more Hasbro titles, eh

    Are there any old awesome Hasbro games they might pick? Because I'm not that familiar with 'em

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    freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Baldur's Gate 2, Icewind Dale (1&2, there was a second one right?), Planescape: Torment. that's all I can think of.

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I approve of the quote.

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    KlashKlash Lost... ... in the rainRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I bought the Baldur's Gate 4 in 1 and Icewind Dale Ultimate Collection in June.

    These titles hitting GoG now, instead of earlier, is just the worst timing imaginable. I'm going to have to rebuy all of them. Also, the Fallout titles (which are quite wonky on Win7).

    God damn it, GoG. Why you gotta work so slow? I mean, sure, discs are nice, but $6 a pop is nicer still.

    Still gotta get Arcanum and Planescape to complete my 90's cRPG collection.

    Edit: How is GoG on holiday sales? I'm thinking of snatching a whole bunch of stuff as soon as possible, but I never really checked out GoG untin DNF was released (kick started my nostalgia). Anybody shop at GoG during X-mas and such?

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Klash wrote: »
    I bought the Baldur's Gate 4 in 1 and Icewind Dale Ultimate Collection in June.

    These titles hitting GoG now, instead of earlier, is just the worst timing imaginable. I'm going to have to rebuy all of them. Also, the Fallout titles (which are quite wonky on Win7).

    God damn it, GoG. Why you gotta work so slow? I mean, sure, discs are nice, but $6 a pop is nicer still.

    Still gotta get Arcanum and Planescape to complete my 90's cRPG collection.

    Edit: How is GoG on holiday sales? I'm thinking of snatching a whole bunch of stuff as soon as possible, but I never really checked out GoG untin DNF was released (kick started my nostalgia). Anybody shop at GoG during X-mas and such?

    They had a very, very solid Christmas sale last year.

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    tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I already own all the BG games, otherwise I'd be all over that

    When did they get Arcanum? I might have to buy that

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    NathrakNathrak Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    On the topic of Age of Wonders, I would recommend Shadow Magic. Scenarios and mods are being made for it even now, which I'm pretty sure don't work with vanilla Age of Wonders 2. Also Shadow Magic has an unofficial patch to fix some stuff.

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    RBachRBach Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Planescape Torment is now on GOG.

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    RBach wrote: »
    Planescape Torment is now on GOG.

    Fill up my pimp cup and update that front page!

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    WMain00WMain00 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    RBach wrote: »
    Planescape Torment is now on GOG.

    Fill up my pimp cup and update that front page!

    Updated my journal.

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    DortmunderDortmunder Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    RBach wrote: »
    Planescape Torment is now on GOG.

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Dortmunder wrote: »
    RBach wrote: »
    Planescape Torment is now on GOG.

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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So, now I have no excuse for not playing Planescape: Torment, huh?
    Finally.

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    areaarea Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Time to get my Windows VM up and running again, then.

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