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

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    eobeteobet 8-bit childhood SwedenRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I just found out that GoG.com has a form of DRM:

    I bought the Might & Magic collection from them, since I heard they used DosBox (and despite me already owning it... I live in a different country than where I store the discs, atm). However, I'm on a Mac using OS X and what I got from GoG.com is a single windows executable. Bummer.

    If I wouldn't have had boot camp installed, I would have been a bit screwed (until I found a PC I could use to install stuff on). I contact GoG.com support and they say they're only licensed to release games on Windows. But aren't these games that, for example, the (more mature...?) Linux community would also be interested in?

    Anyway, just a bit of a rant, I guess...

    PS. I now run the collection via Boxer and it's delicious!

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    PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    eobet wrote: »
    I just found out that GoG.com has a form of DRM:

    I bought the Might & Magic collection from them, since I heard they used DosBox (and despite me already owning it... I live in a different country than where I store the discs, atm). However, I'm on a Mac using OS X and what I got from GoG.com is a single windows executable. Bummer.

    If I wouldn't have had boot camp installed, I would have been a bit screwed (until I found a PC I could use to install stuff on). I contact GoG.com support and they say they're only licensed to release games on Windows. But aren't these games that, for example, the (more mature...?) Linux community would also be interested in?

    Anyway, just a bit of a rant, I guess...

    PS. I now run the collection via Boxer and it's delicious!

    I can see what you are saying...
    but their system requirements all only list Windows OS.

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    BiopticBioptic Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Played some Psychonauts, only past the first mission. Was fun, game has a lot of charm. Playing with a controller is a must though, game is awful with mouse+kb.

    Don't care for the open-world feel of the camp. I feel I've discovered some things way before I should have.

    The camp is a hub - most of it is frankly skippable, and there's no harm in just going directly to wherever you've been told to for the next mission/world (all of which are broadly linear). But you might find the camp provides a quieter diversion between levels, where you can item-hunt and explore at leisure - you won't be finding anything you're not supposed to.

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    PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    GoG must have seen the Giantbomb Stronghold throwback video and decided to run a sale on it.

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    CatshadeCatshade Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Weekend deal - 40% off these titles:


    Arx Fatalis
    Incredible Machine Mega Pack, The
    POSTAL 2 Complete
    POSTAL: Classic and Uncut
    Stronghold
    Stronghold Crusader

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Oooh postal. Always wanted to play a post delivery sim.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    eobet wrote: »
    I just found out that GoG.com has a form of DRM:

    I bought the Might & Magic collection from them, since I heard they used DosBox (and despite me already owning it... I live in a different country than where I store the discs, atm). However, I'm on a Mac using OS X and what I got from GoG.com is a single windows executable. Bummer.

    If I wouldn't have had boot camp installed, I would have been a bit screwed (until I found a PC I could use to install stuff on). I contact GoG.com support and they say they're only licensed to release games on Windows. But aren't these games that, for example, the (more mature...?) Linux community would also be interested in?

    Anyway, just a bit of a rant, I guess...

    PS. I now run the collection via Boxer and it's delicious!

    Oh, it's Eobet, alright.
    Not, it's not DRM at all. GoG only bought the rights to distribute the games for PC. The contract they have with the original IP holders do not allow them to support other platforms. Simple as that. They don't own and of the games (well, except for any CDProjekt titles).

    And, seriously, any linux user with half a brain is capable of dealing with that issue. You're just being difficult.

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    CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Is postal 2 any good? I could really go for a decent FPS that will run on a low powered laptop.

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    SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Eh, six bucks sounds about right, and it's got a couple'a' good and memorable bits to it. Hell, the ability to pour out gasoline trails and light shit on fire nilly-willy is probably worth the price of admission alone.

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    BiopticBioptic Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Casual wrote: »
    Is postal 2 any good? I could really go for a decent FPS that will run on a low powered laptop.

    I just bought it but haven't had a chance to play it yet. I wouldn't say it fits the bill of "a decent FPS" - everything I've read suggests it's more of a chaos simulator. You're given a list of everyday tasks to do each day (such as "buy some milk"), all of which are completable non-violently assuming you have the patience and inclination. More likely is that you'll take a violent shortcut - start urinating on people, infect crowds with anthrax, or just gun down everyone in sight. The structure is relatively open-world, and the emphasis seems to be on mayhem rather than gunplay.

    A more traditional and modern-styled (if ancient-looking) FPS worth checking out is Shogo, made by Monolith before they developed a violent aversion to colour. It's bloody fast, alternates between bits on foot and bits in Skyscraper-sized suger agile mechs, and is eminently playable even today.

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    SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Even though I already have them on disc, I am considering buying Stronghold and Stronghold: Crusader again. Giant Bomb had just put up a Quick Look Throwback on Stronghold a few days ago and it got me in the mood to play it again.

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    PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    SteevL wrote: »
    Even though I already have them on disc, I am considering buying Stronghold and Stronghold: Crusader again. Giant Bomb had just put up a Quick Look Throwback on Stronghold a few days ago and it got me in the mood to play it again.

    Yeah, watching that made me want to play it as well.
    Although it looked like the early mission they were playing was going to take at least an hour to complete.

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    SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    PatboyX wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Even though I already have them on disc, I am considering buying Stronghold and Stronghold: Crusader again. Giant Bomb had just put up a Quick Look Throwback on Stronghold a few days ago and it got me in the mood to play it again.

    Yeah, watching that made me want to play it as well.
    Although it looked like the early mission they were playing was going to take at least an hour to complete.

    The way he was playing it, it certainly would have taken that long. I think he was trying to show a lot of the things you could do rather than try to win the mission, which drew it out a lot.

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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    And, seriously, any linux user with half a brain is capable of dealing with that issue.

    They are more mature, after all.

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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I enjoyed Stronghold a lot, and I usually don't care for RTS games. I think the focus on castle-building and sieges hit the right tone for me, though there's also a "peaceful" mission path you can do if you want to focus on economy stuff.

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    LittleBootsLittleBoots Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Casual wrote: »
    Is postal 2 any good? I could really go for a decent FPS that will run on a low powered laptop.

    Do you want a game where you can pee in peoples faces causing them to vomit, then pouring gasoline on them and setting them on fire? If so, go with Postal 2.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Sold.

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Tim Schafer responds in Twitter to how to support Double Fine the most:
    Pirate the game, then buy a t-shirt :)

    I played and beat Psychonauts once. I liked it, but I'm unwilling to play it again ever and experience the theater level again. That level gave me more grief than the Meat Circus.

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Cantido wrote: »
    Tim Schafer responds in Twitter to how to support Double Fine the most:
    Pirate the game, then buy a t-shirt :)

    I played and beat Psychonauts once. I liked it, but I'm unwilling to play it again ever and experience the theater level again. That level gave me more grief than the Meat Circus.

    He actually said that exact same thing when the 1Up FM podcast interviewed him about Psychonauts.

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    TheCanManTheCanMan GT: Gasman122009 JerseyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Casual wrote: »
    Is postal 2 any good? I could really go for a decent FPS that will run on a low powered laptop.

    Do you want a game where you can pee in peoples faces causing them to vomit, then pouring gasoline on them and setting them on fire? If so, go with Postal 2.

    In one of the screenshots, it appears there's a nurse being attacked by a python while you stand ready to throw a pair of scissors at her. Also in your inventory are another 112 pairs of scissors, 5 cats, and 2 human hearts.

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    VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Cantido wrote: »
    Tim Schafer responds in Twitter to how to support Double Fine the most:
    Pirate the game, then buy a t-shirt :)

    I played and beat Psychonauts once. I liked it, but I'm unwilling to play it again ever and experience the theater level again. That level gave me more grief than the Meat Circus.

    There's some great dialogue in the Theater level. And the cute costumes!

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    chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Do you think it's trademarked?Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Theater was fine.

    Meat Circus can die in a fire.

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I found everything in Psychonauts except the Meat Circus to be wonderful. Well, I guess the drill sergeant'd head wasn't particularly interesting visually, but it wasn't very difficult either.

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    ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Someone could say they hate Psychonauts solely on the existence of Meat Circus and I won't blame them. So much horseshit on that level throughout; it's not even the fun kind of challenging. Truly a horrible finale.

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    SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    No love for Black Velvetopia? For shame.

    EDIT: Seriously, that level is like the single absoute antithesis of all of the boring brown shit that was released on consoles up to that point. If I had the ludicrous finances for it, I'd get my place completily done over in that style, it is that fucking good[//i].

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    CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I love the look and story of Black Velvetopia, but aside from the Meat Circus, it is easily my least favorite stage in the game. It actually made me quit playing back when it was released, and it wasn't until years later that I actually finished the game.

    In hindsight, I didn't really need to play the rest. The game peaked at Milkman Conspiracy and Waterloo World for me.

    Edit: Just, if you haven't played Psychonauts before, MAKE SURE to search Milla's stage thoroughly. There's a kind of hidden memory in there that's one of the most amazing moments in the game.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Cherrn wrote: »
    I love the look and story of Black Velvetopia, but aside from the Meat Circus, it is easily my least favorite stage in the game. It actually made me quit playing back when it was released, and it wasn't until years later that I actually finished the game.

    In hindsight, I didn't really need to play the rest. The game peaked at Milkman Conspiracy and Waterloo World for me.

    Edit: Just, if you haven't played Psychonauts before, MAKE SURE to search Milla's stage thoroughly. There's a kind of hidden memory in there that's one of the most amazing moments in the game.

    This is one of the highest concentrations of "being right" I've ever seen. Think i found the motherlode!

    <3<3

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    PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    SteevL wrote: »
    PatboyX wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Even though I already have them on disc, I am considering buying Stronghold and Stronghold: Crusader again. Giant Bomb had just put up a Quick Look Throwback on Stronghold a few days ago and it got me in the mood to play it again.

    Yeah, watching that made me want to play it as well.
    Although it looked like the early mission they were playing was going to take at least an hour to complete.

    The way he was playing it, it certainly would have taken that long. I think he was trying to show a lot of the things you could do rather than try to win the mission, which drew it out a lot.

    I went and watched that. It's so frustrating to watch them fumble around in games. They seem to be not very good at them.


    And I have such mixed feelings about Psychonauts. Very imaginative, but not that good of a game overall. Especially the fucking Meat Circus. A lot like Brutal Legend in that regard.

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    AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Although over time, my husband will desire me less, sexually, he will always enjoy my pies.

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I didn't much care for Waterloo World at all. Black Velvetopia on the other hand was love.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Since I'd already beat it once, when I re-got Psychonuats a year ago I just played the game up until Meat Circus then quit. Much better!

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    DeMoNDeMoN twitch.tv/toxic_cizzle Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    captaink wrote: »
    Since I'd already beat it once, when I re-got Psychonuats a year ago I just played the game up until Meat Circus then quit. Much better!

    But then you miss the ending! The last fight and stuff is neat.

    Meat Circus isn't even all that bad. There's one room that's hard. It's a really big room, and it's kind of long, but still.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    DeMoN wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    Since I'd already beat it once, when I re-got Psychonuats a year ago I just played the game up until Meat Circus then quit. Much better!

    But then you miss the ending! The last fight and stuff is neat.

    Meat Circus isn't even all that bad. There's one room that's hard. It's a really big room, and it's kind of long, but still.

    I forgot the last fight completely. Once I played Milkman Conspiracy, I was pretty happy.

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    Xenogear_0001Xenogear_0001 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Milkman Conspiracy was fantastic. Didn't care for Meat Circus at all--felt rather anti-climactic, to be honest. And fuck that room.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The humor is fantastic. But the memory vault for that german accented guy in the beginning was pretty heavy. I'm enjoying it alot. Just wish the 360 pad worked automagically with the game.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Milkman Conspiracy was a great, hilarious place but it was not very much fun to play at all

    I think my overall preference is Waterloo World

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Quick, I need a $5.99 game that'll hold my attention... Something easy to get into. Enclave is temmpting but I've already owned that so maybe something fresh? Fallout games I've never tried or the Freespace ones. Or 1nsane. gah.

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    Death_ClawDeath_Claw Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Quick, I need a $5.99 game that'll hold my attention... Something easy to get into. Enclave is temmpting but I've already owned that so maybe something fresh? Fallout games I've never tried or the Freespace ones. Or 1nsane. gah.

    If you haven´t played Fallout 1 or 2 go for it, thank me in about 30 hours if you get the first or 40-50 if you get the second. And don´t rush through it, I must have finished the first game at least 8 or 9 times and every playthrough I found out something new, a new side quest, a new way to finish another quest or maybe some more background info on the world hidden somewhere.

    Oh and if you haven´t played any start with the first one, since they are kind of connected as in you play the second with a descendant from the character of the first game, so you will meet some familiar places and people.

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I tried the first but it didn't really hook me. Took a while to get going. Want something I can hop right into.

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    ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Big Isy wrote: »
    I tried the first but it didn't really hook me. Took a while to get going. Want something I can hop right into.

    Do you own a joystick?

    If yes: Freespace.

    If no: Go get one, and then get Freespace.

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