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#361 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20897 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

Shooter/action week! Some "gems" to be found for sure, but a lot of the gems aren't available in my country? What gives...

#362 Motoki   Big Fish Grandma CAGiversary!   16775 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

Shooter/action week! Some "gems" to be found for sure, but a lot of the gems aren't available in my country? What gives...


Hmm, try the UK site maybe?

#363 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20897 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:21 PM

Hmm, try the UK site maybe?



UK Site shows the same... maybe it's just a site glitch then... I really doubt shitty budget first person shooters would be region restricted... only in russia maybe?

#364 seamoss   CAGadversary! CAGiversary!   1932 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

I read a steampowered thread mention that it only has 3 activation limit.


Hmm - from the GG Twitter feed:

"Anything bought at GamersGate comes with unlimited activations (as long as it's just personal use!). Email support if you run out!"

UK Site shows the same... maybe it's just a site glitch then... I really doubt shitty budget first person shooters would be region restricted... only in russia maybe?


Pretty lame sale this week - hopefully the daily deals will be better (and I wish they'd discount the individual Thief titles instead of just the collection - they should learn from Steam).

By the way, next week is Strategy Games but apparently week four doesn't have a banner yet...

#365 Rockopotamus   My riffs are bottomless. CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

I absolutely love the Splinter Cell series. I was pretty let down with Double Agent, though. Any thoughts on Spliter Cell Conviction? Haven't played that yet.

#366 gentlyporking   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   352 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:19 PM

Why are the Freedom Force games in this week's batch? They're RPGs.

#367 Rockopotamus   My riffs are bottomless. CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:23 PM

Why are the Freedom Force games in this week's batch? They're RPGs.

GamersGate is horrible with getting genres right. Oh well. Still awesome deals on these classics.

#368 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20897 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

I absolutely love the Splinter Cell series. I was pretty let down with Double Agent, though. Any thoughts on Spliter Cell Conviction? Haven't played that yet.



I just wonder about the DRM on this game. It says it requires a constant internet connection and I heard really bad stuff about Ubisoft's U-Play DRM.

#369 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24629 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:29 PM

hmm - from the gg twitter feed:

"anything bought at gamersgate comes with unlimited activations (as long as it's just personal use!). Email support if you run out!"


awesome news!! :)

#370 sleeping_lights_on   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   605 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:30 PM

Anybody know if anyone is doing a Wanderlust group buy? With ign discount?

#371 Rockopotamus   My riffs are bottomless. CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

There have been a lot of great contributions to the thread from you guys so I decided to go ahead and wikify it. I'll still try to keep it updated as much as I can.

GG's policy of sending new codes if you run out of activations has been in the thread's FAQ for a long time. Maybe I need to rephrase things?

I just wonder about the DRM on this game. It says it requires a constant internet connection and I heard really bad stuff about Ubisoft's U-Play DRM.

Well that's depressing. Pretty sad how DRM is one of my top concerns when buying games but it was never even a thought for me when I pirated years ago.

#372 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20897 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:34 PM

Anybody know if anyone is doing a Wanderlust group buy? With ign discount?



This guy has it for $5:

http://www.cheapassg...&postcount=9383

It's .22 cents more than the IGN Discount price ($4.78) so it's not too bad.


Edit:
And reading up on it apparently they patched some DRM out of Conviction, so it no longer needs a constant connection but still requires a connection upon start up everytime.

#373 TheHelp   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   36 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:21 AM

Anyone that bought Sacred 2 run into an issue where nothing will render?
When I start the game at the title screen the only thing that I can see other than the logo is some golden pig tailed hair. Nothing else will render. :(

ATI Catalyst 12.6 w/ Radeon 6870
W7 x64

Tried all of the suggestions that I could find (Compatability Mode, Windowed Mode, -skipopenal, etc.)

#374 Motoki   Big Fish Grandma CAGiversary!   16775 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:42 AM

Anybody know if anyone is doing a Wanderlust group buy? With ign discount?


Not sure if you care or not but if you buy Wanderlust on GG it will not activate on Steam.

You could try to ask the developers for a Desura key. I know on their forum in the past they told at least one person who bought it on GG that they would issue him a Desura key.

However they are also taking a hard line on out and out stating they will not be issuing Steam keys to prior purchasers and if they want the game on Steam they will have to buy it again on Steam so they may not even be willing to issue a Desura key at this point.

And reading up on it apparently they patched some DRM out of Conviction, so it no longer needs a constant connection but still requires a connection upon start up everytime.


I can't speak specifically for Splinter Cell but I know with the couple of games that I have that use UPlay as long as you have activated the game and logged into UPlay at least once with it you can set it to launch Uplay in offline mode by default subsequent times you launch it and in my testing it seems to work.

It even works for From Dust which originally also required a constant connection but they also patched that out of that game.

#375 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24629 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:47 AM

Anyone that bought Sacred 2 run into an issue where nothing will render?
When I start the game at the title screen the only thing that I can see other than the logo is some golden pig tailed hair. Nothing else will render. :(

ATI Catalyst 12.6 w/ Radeon 6870
W7 x64

Tried all of the suggestions that I could find (Compatability Mode, Windowed Mode, -skipopenal, etc.)


I don't have an ATI card.
I have Nvidia (1GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti).
Never had rendering issues.

I did have stutters, freezes & crashes, though.

Here's some things I did to stop those issues:

1. I had turn OFF high-texture pack in-game (which came w/ Sacred 2: FA CE [USA]).
I read Ice and Blood doesn't like it on some forums somewhere, basically - especially since there also is no high-res textures for Ice and Blood portion of the game.
Turned off Elite setting in-game; went back to Default.

2. Disable Visual Themes & Disable Desktop Composition
Right click on for your game EXE or Shortcut. Left-click Properties; go to Compatibility Tab; and check the boxes to Disable Visual Themes & Desktop Composition.
These being ON can be a problem w/ games that came out BEFORE Win Vista and 7 - so it can be a good idea to shut these down on older games, if you have issues.

3. I had run the game in Win XP SP2 Compatibility Mode.
Win XP SP3 mode didn't do the trick w/ solving issues for me; but this Compatibility switch to Win XP SP2 mode did the trick, though.

4. I forgot - I also set Sacred 2's Shortcut/EXE Properties to Run Program as Admin.

I don't know if this'll help all or any your ATI issues, but I'm hoping it might some bit help...
Good luck!

Edited by MysterD, 07 August 2012 - 02:07 AM.


#376 Rockopotamus   My riffs are bottomless. CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:59 AM

I swear, MysterD, you're like the resident Sacred 2 expert. So much I need to copy/paste into a text file now. Thanks!

#377 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24629 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:25 AM

@Slightly
Hey, no problem.
Also, worth noting - DarkMatters is a very well known and still continuing Sacred Community for finding downloads, files, mods and discussions about anything Sacred.

#378 Idiotekque   couch slave CAGiversary!   8920 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:24 AM

Glad I found this thread!

So far I've grabbed The Last Remnant, Titan Quest Gold, and Shining Force II ($0.90, why not?).

Only issue I've run into is with the GamersGate downloader/installer. It works fine for the most part, but the problem is that it only DOWNLOADS temp files, and it will only launch the installer through the downloader which requires an internet connection (since it connects to your GG profile). Because of this, I couldn't move Titan Quest to my gaming laptop that can't connect to the internet. I installed the game on one computer and tried just moving the files, but when the main menu of the game comes up, it just says "invalid CD key".

A lot of irritation that could easily be avoided if the downloader actually downloaded the installation files. Instead it only downloads temp files that you can't open on their own. I've contacted GG, but no luck yet.

That aside, liking GG so far, lol.

#379 Motoki   Big Fish Grandma CAGiversary!   16775 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:19 PM

How long does Gamergate support usually take to get back to someone? I apparently accidentally bought Sacred to as a gift on Sunday and supported a ticket asking for them to convert it to redeemable but have not heard back yet.

I was on mobile and must have clicked the wrong thing. Unlike Steam, apparently if you buy something specifically as a gift on Gamersgate you can't redeem it yourself which is annoying.

I guess I can make a dummy account and redeem it there but I don't want yet another account to have to remember. That's the reason I don't buy much from GG in the first place.

Anyone know if I can gift it to my email (registered to my regular account) and then redeem it still or gift it to a dummy account then gift it back to my main? Or does gifting on Gamersgate pretty much just work one way and then the recipient has it for good?

Also, their buddy system is annoying. I added a couple people I know on here that I could actually find there and though hey I can look at their friends list for others but nope, the info you can actually see on someone else's profile there is very minimal.

#380 Voken   I was PROMISED taco trucks on every corner! CAGiversary!   1245 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

How long does Gamergate support usually take to get back to someone? I apparently accidentally bought Sacred to as a gift on Sunday and supported a ticket asking for them to convert it to redeemable but have not heard back yet.

I was on mobile and must have clicked the wrong thing. Unlike Steam, apparently if you buy something specifically as a gift on Gamersgate you can't redeem it yourself which is annoying.

I guess I can make a dummy account and redeem it there but I don't want yet another account to have to remember. That's the reason I don't buy much from GG in the first place.

Anyone know if I can gift it to my email (registered to my regular account) and then redeem it still or gift it to a dummy account then gift it back to my main? Or does gifting on Gamersgate pretty much just work one way and then the recipient has it for good?

Also, their buddy system is annoying. I added a couple people I know on here that I could actually find there and though hey I can look at their friends list for others but nope, the info you can actually see on someone else's profile there is very minimal.


Took about 2 days for them to respond back to me. Have no idea about the gifting system there through.

#381 Seraphym   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

How long does Gamergate support usually take to get back to someone? I apparently accidentally bought Sacred to as a gift on Sunday and supported a ticket asking for them to convert it to redeemable but have not heard back yet.


They took right at 4 days to fix my issue last week. Similar to yours, my issue involved gifting and they fixed it w/o any problems. Just give them time and they will take care of it :)

Is that a good price on Homefront?

#382 spoderman  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:40 PM

How long does Gamergate support usually take to get back to someone? I apparently accidentally bought Sacred to as a gift on Sunday and supported a ticket asking for them to convert it to redeemable but have not heard back yet.

I was on mobile and must have clicked the wrong thing. Unlike Steam, apparently if you buy something specifically as a gift on Gamersgate you can't redeem it yourself which is annoying.

I guess I can make a dummy account and redeem it there but I don't want yet another account to have to remember. That's the reason I don't buy much from GG in the first place.

Anyone know if I can gift it to my email (registered to my regular account) and then redeem it still or gift it to a dummy account then gift it back to my main? Or does gifting on Gamersgate pretty much just work one way and then the recipient has it for good?

Also, their buddy system is annoying. I added a couple people I know on here that I could actually find there and though hey I can look at their friends list for others but nope, the info you can actually see on someone else's profile there is very minimal.


Around 4 days, sometimes longer. I can't answer your other questions though, never had any experience with that.

#383 Motoki   Big Fish Grandma CAGiversary!   16775 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

Okay thanks everyone. I will be patient and wait it out then. :)

#384 Rockopotamus   My riffs are bottomless. CAGiversary!   391 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

A lot of irritation that could easily be avoided if the downloader actually downloaded the installation files. Instead it only downloads temp files that you can't open on their own. I've contacted GG, but no luck yet.

Those "temp" files you refer to are actually normal installation files. (A lot of the time they just look like installation DVD contents.) When they're done downloading and the game's installation screen comes up, simply copy them elsewhere. You can then run them whenever you want without needing an internet connection.

It does also ask you at the end of installation if you'd like to keep the files to install later. I do not know if it still does the online check if you keep the files that way. I haven't tried it personally yet.

EDIT: I thought I had this tip in the FAQ but it turns out I didn't. Putting it in there now.

Anyone know if I can gift it to my email (registered to my regular account) and then redeem it still or gift it to a dummy account then gift it back to my main? Or does gifting on Gamersgate pretty much just work one way and then the recipient has it for good?

Just gift it to your own e-mail and redeem it on your account. No need to make a dummy one. I've done this numerous times with "giftable only" copies in 3/4 packs so that I could get the Steam key to give to people.

Edited by SlightlyOffTrack, 07 August 2012 - 03:44 PM.


#385 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10943 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:42 PM

Is that a good price on Homefront?

Arguably there's no good price for Homefront but that's the first DLC-included edition I've seen for it and $7.50 to $9 is where I used to see the base game fall on sale.

#386 cetnik56   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   105 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:47 PM

the WW2 gun battles hint is rather vague, but my money is on one or both of the Brothers in Arms games

http://www.gamersgat...s-hells-highway
http://www.gamersgat...road-to-hill-30

#387 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20897 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

They take around 4-5 days. So far I've sent two tickets and gotten the same customer service rep... so do they only have one?

#388 Mike UFC   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1262 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:33 PM

I think I might bite on Homefront. That's as cheap as it's ever been on Steam and that's without the extra content. I'll wait and see what Steam's Midweek and Daily is before I purchase though.

#389 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20897 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:45 PM

I think I might bite on Homefront. That's as cheap as it's ever been on Steam and that's without the extra content. I'll wait and see what Steam's Midweek and Daily is before I purchase though.


Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's the cheapest its ever been period, especially with the special content. Amazon had it for $2.49 once, but that was only if you had a $5 coupon and only for the vanilla version. I got it for PS3 and enjoyed what I played of it, though it did freeze up on me at one point so I just stopped playing.

#390 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10943 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:05 PM

The single player for Homefront is really short, maybe 5-6 hours total. I didn't find it to be really good but that's partially because I dislike vehicle missions and about half the time seems to be spent in vehicles. The other part was stupid AI issues and dumb plot (not the overall "Occupied USA" concept which was good but the game plot within that world).

I'm not sure if it's still seeing any multiplayer play but you might want to look into that before getting the game. Assuming, of course, that you want it for the MP aspects.