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Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer [Limited Edition] (PC) $10 at Play-Asia


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17083 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago   Has been playing Batman: Arkham Knight
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:51 PM

Posted Image Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer [Limited Edition]

#2 Hydro2Oxide   Shazbot! CAGiversary!   4769 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:28 PM

I know every game has a limited addition but come on! It's a side scrolling shooter for God's sake.

#3 Mars10   FIX IT! FIX IT! FIX IT! CAGiversary!   341 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:35 PM

That is a pretty good deal. I remember watching Play-Asia spam that game pre-order all over there site. Looks like a good time to buy.

Thanks!

#4 Serpentor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5036 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:40 PM

Damn, hot price! but already got it from PSN w/o the goodies :(

This game is damn hard, just one trophy for me...

#5 xycury   there is only one CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:30 PM

comes with a soundtrack which being only 10, not too shabby.

but for the PC, only 12 levels, pretty short if only hard.

#6 xrayzwei   is ready to believe you CAGiversary!   307 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:30 PM

I think I said this before, but it would be awesome if you got a discount on the PSN version or got it for free if you bought this. Has anyone played on the PC with a pad?

#7 paean   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   831 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:41 PM

I think I said this before, but it would be awesome if you got a discount on the PSN version or got it for free if you bought this. Has anyone played on the PC with a pad?


I have played the PC version with a pad. Feels like a console game.

#8 JCDenton   Banned Banned   380 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:47 PM

Just fyi, this game doesn't work properly on Vista 64 and the creator has basically said that he's too lazy to fix it. Some people are able to remove some of their RAM to get it to work but it never worked for me regardless of what I did. Also, "high definition graphics in 720p" should read "too lazy to make sprites at 1920x1200 so people who game at *the most popular resolution* can enjoy it without it looking like crap."

Pretty poor for a paid product.

#9 Gregalor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5167 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:13 PM

With a name like Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer how can you go wrong?

#10 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3394 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:24 PM

Just fyi, this game doesn't work properly on Vista 64 and the creator has basically said that he's too lazy to fix it. Some people are able to remove some of their RAM to get it to work but it never worked for me regardless of what I did. Also, "high definition graphics in 720p" should read "too lazy to make sprites at 1920x1200 so people who game at *the most popular resolution* can enjoy it without it looking like crap."

Pretty poor for a paid product.


thanks for the vista 64 note

#11 Chacrana   You wa Cock CAGiversary!   22669 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:27 PM

The game's really not that good, unfortunately.

it was probably in there because I'm a flaming homosexual.


#12 crewj   from peru to cebu CAGiversary!   1232 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:42 PM

Just fyi, this game doesn't work properly on Vista 64 and the creator has basically said that he's too lazy to fix it. Some people are able to remove some of their RAM to get it to work but it never worked for me regardless of what I did. Also, "high definition graphics in 720p" should read "too lazy to make sprites at 1920x1200 so people who game at *the most popular resolution* can enjoy it without it looking like crap."

Pretty poor for a paid product.


yea... thanks for the heads up. i was about to buy this, but i've got vista 64. i'll just have to go with the psn version when it drops one day.

#13 PrototypeM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   84 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:55 PM

I just bought it. I've been waiting a long time for this. I also had some affiliate earning and brought the total price down to about $5.

#14 Yars   I'd buy that for a dollar! CAGiversary!   2859 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago   Has been playing The Guardian Legend
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:50 PM

I know every game has a limited addition but come on! It's a side scrolling shooter for God's sake.

While you may not care for the genre, it doesn't mean others wouldn't want a collector's edition.

Just fyi, this game doesn't work properly on Vista 64 and the creator has basically said that he's too lazy to fix it. ... Also, "high definition graphics in 720p" should read "too lazy to make sprites at 1920x1200 so people who game at *the most popular resolution* can enjoy it without it looking like crap."


Here's the response from the forums about this issue:

We confirm that SoldnerX won't run on several Vista 64 machines with 3+ GB ram. Our developers have confirmed that unfortunately this is a system problem of Windows Vista. Because the problem occurs in drivers and libraries which are part of the operating system, and not in the SoldnerX game, we see currently no possibility to fix this with a patch.

I wouldn't read that as "he's too lazy to fix it", but rather his hands are tied in this situation.

#15 jboy   redcross.org CAGiversary!   681 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:55 PM

Anybody got a free shipping code or anything?

#16 JCDenton   Banned Banned   380 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:05 PM

What do you expect for $10 that provides a boxed copy of the game?


This game was selling for $40 for quite a while.

Here's the response from the forums about this issue:
I wouldn't read that as "he's too lazy to fix it", but rather his hands are tied in this situation.


Umm, that's a bullshit copout explanation *precisely* because he is too lazy to fix it. I've installed close to 100 games on my Vista 64 system and all but a few (<5) work fine. Included in that number are around 10 2d shooters similar to Soldner X, none of which have any problems. Of the few games that don't work, none of them save Soldner X can allegedly be fixed by removing some of my RAM. Yet we are to believe that somehow, the creator of Soldner X stumbled upon a rare Vista bug that affects no other games. Sorry, but it's a bit simpler than that. We really only need to ask two questions to figure out where the problem is:

*Could* Soldner X have been coded to work with Vista64?
*Does* Soldner X work with Vista64?

If you believe the answer to question 1 is "no" then perhaps you could tell us all how Soldner X pushes the envelope in a way that no other game before has, thus that there is no way Vista64 could contain the awesome power of this relatively undemanding game. This is classic crappy software company behavior. When it's too much work to fix your product, blame hardware, drivers, or the OS.

#17 Wayne Cabana   Ding! CAGiversary!   159 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:53 PM

In for one. I've been very curious about this game since I saw an article in Play about a year ago. $15 with shipping for the full collectors set is enough of an incentive to bite.

If I don't like it, I'll just donate it to the game library at work. :)

#18 oscillate   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   6 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:24 PM

sucks this game wont work with 64-bit vista... I really wanted to get this. I guess PSN will have to do. Anyone have impressions on the game before I take the plunge?

#19 SDC   OMFG PINKU CAGiversary!   2939 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:36 AM

Oh god, I love LE's and artbooks and crap, but I know I'll never, ever play this....decisions decisisons

#20 paean   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   831 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:57 AM

sucks this game wont work with 64-bit vista... I really wanted to get this. I guess PSN will have to do. Anyone have impressions on the game before I take the plunge?


Very pretty shooter, but as a shmup, it is kinda meh. Not a bad game, just average.

#21 Chronis   Enjoys mediocre games that you hate CAGiversary!   3062 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:18 AM

Wow, I remember last year, PA was hyping this game up beyond belief. Sorta sad to see this is what it's come to.

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#22 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:27 AM

That's the price I've been waiting for.

I've been meaning to buy this ever since it came out!
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#23 Kerig   Brown Thursday = $149 Zelda 3DSXL! CAGiversary!   5849 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:08 PM

Wow, I remember last year, PA was hyping this game up beyond belief. Sorta sad to see this is what it's come to.


Unfortunately, that's what hype is mostly used for nowadays: Drumming up sales before word spreads of the actual quality of a product. Once the hype dies down sales usually drop to the floor, especially when the item is meh, faulty or (in this case) both.

I think it's a good deal, but I would only pay about $5 for it.

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#24 mastermind   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   68 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:51 PM

In for one. Thanks Cheapy!
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#25 hiamiyumi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1288 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:02 AM

$10 for a game and a CD soundtrack. Good price.

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#26 kl884347   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   13 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:33 PM

Sounds good!

Edited by kl884347, 08 February 2009 - 03:57 PM.


#27 Yars   I'd buy that for a dollar! CAGiversary!   2859 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago   Has been playing The Guardian Legend
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

Umm, that's a bullshit copout explanation *precisely* because he is too lazy to fix it.

How many games have you programmed on a 32-bit platform and then ported to a 64-bit platform? Of those games, how many have as many lines of code as this game? If your answer is "none," then you likely don't have a grasp on the actual amount of work it can take to port the code.

It's important to realize the amount of work it takes to patch a game to another hardware platform vs. the cost of doing so. Has there ever been a company that gives you a PS3 copy of a game for free when you buy the Xbox 360 version?

#28 Jauron   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   216 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:53 PM

This game was selling for $40 for quite a while.



Umm, that's a bullshit copout explanation *precisely* because he is too lazy to fix it. I've installed close to 100 games on my Vista 64 system and all but a few (<5) work fine. Included in that number are around 10 2d shooters similar to Soldner X, none of which have any problems. Of the few games that don't work, none of them save Soldner X can allegedly be fixed by removing some of my RAM. Yet we are to believe that somehow, the creator of Soldner X stumbled upon a rare Vista bug that affects no other games. Sorry, but it's a bit simpler than that. We really only need to ask two questions to figure out where the problem is:

*Could* Soldner X have been coded to work with Vista64?
*Does* Soldner X work with Vista64?

If you believe the answer to question 1 is "no" then perhaps you could tell us all how Soldner X pushes the envelope in a way that no other game before has, thus that there is no way Vista64 could contain the awesome power of this relatively undemanding game. This is classic crappy software company behavior. When it's too much work to fix your product, blame hardware, drivers, or the OS.



All due respect but since their "fixes" have taken care of most peoples problems it seems more likely your system has the issue. The rest of your post is silly, one has nothing to do with the other.

#29 l337m4573rpyr0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:44 PM

:wall: On the crappy Vista x64 support.... Comon people, it's 2009 already!
Oh well... would've bit if not for this....
My somewhat updated collection and updated "currently playing" list: http://www.playfire.com/l337m4573rpyr0

#30 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3394 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:15 PM

regarding the vista 64 3+gbs of memory problem, I wonder if there is a workaround. Vampire Masquerade had, what sounds to me, like the same problem with vista 64 and an unofficial patch was written that solved it.