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#1 Bonobos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 02:55 PM

Everything about GamersGate deals

(Since this is a WIKI thread, consider to update this thread if you find a great deals from GG, thanks)

Gamersgate Storefront

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Gamersgate Games on Sale - update 8-28-2011

Weekly Pick:

Heavy Hogur: $9.95 $4.98 (50% off)

Past Weekend Deal:


Spoiler


GamersGate Features
  • One biggest feature from GamersGate is the use of Blue Coins.
    Blue Coins are GamersGate’s virtual currency, is a reward program earned by purchasing games or by simply participating in activities, like pre-ordering games, reviewing games, rating games, and becoming a game tutor; who helps other users with game issues or questions. These coins can then be used to purchase games.
  • You don't need to worry about region restriction. Unlike direct2drive or maybe for some games in steam most of gamersgate game its for worldwide direct download.
  • No need for a client, no need to be online to play a game (depend on the games DRM), just click and play.
  • Patches is usually faster than Steam.
  • You can re-download your game anytime, you can burn the installation files to a DVD.
  • There's no DRM for most of games including Paradox and Capcom titles, there no other and you can view what kind of DRM the game has before you buy that game, if it comes with Steam DRM then the page would say it comes with a 3rd party DRM and you need to install client for it.
  • You can find most of Steam games on GamersGate with a low price, register the key into your Steam account so you can download it from Steam later.
FAQS

Is Gamersgate similar to STEAM meaning do you have to run their application to be able to play the game?
Do you need an account to actually play the games? or is the account only used for buying?

No, GamersGate is not like Steam.. You have to set up an account, but it is only for purchase.

Is the downloading in Gamersgate done via a special proprietary application or can you simply use a browser to download it?
Is resuming download possible or do you need to download it all at once?

Downloading is done through a proprietary app that requires .NET 2.0. Yes you can pause and resume a download, there's an option for it.

Is the downloading format of the game a single file? one you can easily backup?
Is it a EXE file? Is it encrypted in any way?

Downloads may vary, Stalin Subway comes in .bin files, other games comes in full folder with encrpted setup file (.exe), these are decrypted with the GamersGate downloader. All files can be backed up like any others.

Is the installation of the game independent from Gamersgate meaning you just run it like any other normal installation wizard? or you need Gamersgate to install the game?

You need GamersGate downloader to install. Once the files are decrypted, games install normally. But if you really want, you can use copy-paste trick (I would explain this later) to get it fully decrypted without using GamersGate downloader

After the game is installed does it rely on Gamersgate for anything? or is it just like any normal PC Games, total independent?

No, it's just like any game.

Can the installation and running of the game be made totally offline and without any internet access?
Like you download it in one PC, backup the download file to a USB memory stick and transfer it to another PC with no internet access and install and play from there without any problem?

Games run offline, it depend on the games original DRM (GamersGate don't have their own DRM), if its using STEAM then you can visit Steam website and check their faqs about their DRM. A game can be backed up and moved without problem.

For more info visit GamersGate FAQS

TIPS


How to make GamersGate games setup file fully decrypted?
  • You need to do this step during the game installation process after you finish the download (choose to keep the file in the downloader option).
  • If you already choose to keep the temporary file in the end of download or you already keep the downloaded games, then you need to run the setup process via GamerGate downloader that came with the game once again (no need to install)
  • Make sure you know the downloaded games folder location (in most case its inside GamersGate temporary files folder), and browse for the game setup file/launcher (.exe). If you don't know which the file is, check the folder without running the downloader, look for the "launch" file (without extension), check the size and look for the same size .exe file inside the same folder during the setup process.
  • Copy-paste the .exe setup file to another place outside the folder.
  • Close the downloader and copy-paste/cut the setup file back to their original folder.
  • Now you can rename the folder to the game name, run the setup directly from inside of it (without using the downloader), make a back up or move it to another place anytime you want.

Edited by Bonobos, 29 August 2011 - 01:44 PM.


#2 PenguinJim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   621 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:08 PM

Argh, I'm going CRAZY waiting for the Gamersgate Summer Sale!!! When is it starting?! WHEN IS IT STARTING!?!??!

#3 tim44   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:09 PM

gamersgate is doing an awesome job.

#4 crzyboy88   This is a witty title CAGiversary!   1293 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:26 PM

That's... a lot of Painkiller. I've heard really good things about the games, but I don't see myself being able to play them all. Any recommendations?
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#5 PenguinJim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   621 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:31 PM

I loved it at launch, it has dated really badly, and I can't really recommend it. I recommend... waiting for Serious Sam HD in the Steam sale. :D (sorry!)

#6 The Nephilim   The Troll King CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:37 PM

That's... a lot of Painkiller. I've heard really good things about the games, but I don't see myself being able to play them all. Any recommendations?


Just get Black. it's the first game and exp pack.

#7 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   4471 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:07 PM

Just get Black. it's the first game and exp pack.

This is the absolute truth.

#8 VexxedCS   Dirty Nihilist CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:17 PM

Civ5 for $17 tomorrow? Hell and Yes!

#9 Bonobos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:24 PM

Civ5 for $17 tomorrow? Hell and Yes!


You can buy it a bit cheaper in their UK site, its half of the global site price. :bouncy:

#10 turls   Clouds: no, Sunshine: yes CAGiversary!   2124 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:27 PM

This should be a Wiki and it should have more details about Gamersgate vs. Steam, etc. or it is not going to be front couple page material for long.

#11 vherub   x CAGiversary!   3392 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:33 PM

might want to add an explanation in the op about gamersgate's credit back program. And threads like this can always get some use out of the deals4downloads.com comparison site.

#12 The Nephilim   The Troll King CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:41 PM

One thing I remember for Painkiller was it would run really fast on multi cpu PCs and you used to have to alt-tab out and disable the others. Not sure if that's still an issue or not. But it wasn't really a big deal to fix. Just one of those annoying things.

#13 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   1974 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:40 PM

Great post, OP--Gamersgate has been hitting the deals hard, I'd say that this thread is well-deserved.

#14 Bonobos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:15 AM

Great post, OP--Gamersgate has been hitting the deals hard.


Yeah but they Sale kinda being overlooked because Steam Sumer Sale event, I wish they gonna give us their own summer sale though.

#15 VexxedCS   Dirty Nihilist CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:35 AM

You can buy it a bit cheaper in their UK site, its half of the global site price. :bouncy:


Just picked up Civ5 off the UK site for $11.19, downloading from Steam now :lol:

Thanks for the tip!

#16 thetruelokre   Secretly three gophers in a human costume CAGiversary!   319 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:53 AM

just grabbed civ 5 for $10.86, from the uk site...thanks op

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#17 INCyr   Devotee of CAGthulhu CAGiversary!   1101 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:20 PM

Woo! $11.18 for Civ V. Downloading now - that's a great deal. Honestly, that'll probably eclipse anything Steam has up for sale this summer, sadly, although that won't stop me from buying at least a few things from them this week anyway.

#18 Xealot42   Psi-Powered CAGiversary!   804 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:59 PM

So just to confirm there are no issues buying Civ from the UK site and activating it on your US steam account? Don't want to get my account in trouble over a few bucks!

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#19 Rehykja   Diggles Gonna Dig CAGiversary!   356 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:30 PM

Just picked this up on the UK site and registered it on my US Steam account no problem. Have a buddy grabbing a copy too. Thanks OP!
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#20 bighurt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   11 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:51 PM

Just did it, no issues, downloading on Steam right now! Thanks OP!

#21 monkeydjesus   マイリトルポニー CAGiversary!   123 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:59 PM

Bought works perfectly with US steam account thanks OP

Edited by monkeydjesus, 01 July 2011 - 03:25 PM.

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#22 PenguinJim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   621 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:23 PM

Yes.

#23 Khamous   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   298 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:55 PM

Also the UK site is http://www.gamersgate.co.uk , the other link was broken (at least for me).

#24 gcorlett   For reals. CAGiversary!   700 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

Nice work CAGers, putting the deals together on the best Civ 5 price!

#25 agentofdoom   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   50 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:06 PM

I just bought this through paypal total came out to $11.18 USD. Currently downloading steam.

#26 scottc1s   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:14 PM

Sold! downloading off steam now

#27 Pck21   Beware the Ides of March CAGiversary!   2459 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:21 PM

Also bought with Paypal through the UK site for $11.18! Awesome deal!

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Xbox One: Halo: MCC

PS4: COD: AW

Wii U: Super Smash Bros


#28 Bonobos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

Also bought with Paypal through the UK site for $11.18! Awesome deal!


The cheapest price we could get this summer! I don't think Steam would give more than 75% off to Civilization V. Even thought Steam would do it, according to the price tag still its not going to be cheaper than GG sale.
So, be smart with money :D

#29 Pck21   Beware the Ides of March CAGiversary!   2459 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:41 PM

The cheapest price we could get this summer! I don't think Steam would give more than 75% off to Civilization V. Even thought Steam would do it, according to the price tag still its not going to be cheaper than GG sale.
So, be smart with money :D


Exactly my friend! :applause:

I've wanted this game since it came but not at retail price. This price is simply amazing since it can be registered with Steam! It's a great way to start off the summer, that's for sure! :D

Edit: Sweet Jesus this game is addictive. I just installed it and I have no idea where the time went lol. Great game for $11!

Edited by Pck21, 01 July 2011 - 05:46 PM.

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Xbox One: Halo: MCC

PS4: COD: AW

Wii U: Super Smash Bros


#30 justme99z   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   159 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 06:00 PM

Bought it! Sweet Price!