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#3031 britru   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   59 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:06 PM

Nuts. I forgot I was in the process of buying Wing Commander 4 and was half way through paypal. Left for 1.5 hours and they logged me out...



#3032 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1609 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:13 PM

I realized that since I don't own any of the D&D games I'm better off buying them all in one of the semi-annual mega sales than catching one or two in these lightning deals.

It depends on the all-in-one price though.  From what I remember that pack was ~20$, each one of these so far have been 2$ a piece and there was 7-8 games in the pack I think.  So the 80% off on each of these works out to a better deal in the end, or at least will bring down the total cost of ownership of the pack during a mega-sale since you can complete the pack

 

-edit

actually found the pack, and it was 80% off during the mega sale and has 10 games:

http://www.gog.com/p...ons_and_dragons

 

So its a wash in the end



#3033 Nemo_Hyde   Retired Gentleman Hoarder CAGiversary!   609 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:17 PM

I thought the mega pack was 75-80% off?

 

Oh well, it'd only go in the backlog anyway...

 

Quick google search, looks like it was only 60% off. Oh well.

 

Nope, 75% off: http://www.techbarga...Item.cfm/363232

 

Live blogging my life.



#3034 The End   America's Sweetheart CAGiversary!   6162 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:18 PM

Nuts. I forgot I was in the process of buying Wing Commander 4 and was half way through paypal. Left for 1.5 hours and they logged me out...

 

Ouch.

 

I ended up picking that up for myself after doing a search of this thread and finding that this is only the second time that the game has been 75% off. Admittedly, the record of deal posts in this thread was a bit spotty during the thread's first year, but it's clear that it doesn't hit that price too often.

 

Maybe it's a sign of better discounts in the future though. With any luck, it might hit 75% off in the coming holiday sale.



#3035 MajinStylee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   105 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:18 PM

I'm waiting for the Thiefs, Tomb Raider pack, and Theme Hospital to show up again.  My brother and I have been taking shifts looking up the page for the past 24 hours.  The things we do for cheap games :I



#3036 spoderman  

Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:20 PM

I thought the mega pack was 75-80% off?
 
Oh well, it'd only go in the backlog anyway...
 
Quick google search, looks like it was only 60% off. Oh well.
 
Nope, 75% off: http://www.techbarga...Item.cfm/363232
 
Live blogging my life.


It was 80% off ;)

http://www.gog.com/p...ons_and_dragons

There's no point in waiting for the complete pack.. these deals are the same price, without requiring you to buy the whole pack.

#3037 Nemo_Hyde   Retired Gentleman Hoarder CAGiversary!   609 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

Yeah, except I guess I only really wanted Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 I guess...

 

I'm slowly going mad.



#3038 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:00 AM

366 left on HLM....

 

This is taking FOREVER.



#3039 DarkYoda   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   74 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:24 AM

I have a lot of the other D&D games from buying them when they first came out... ya know at retail stores. Just have to find which box they got put in so I can install them again



#3040 Detruire   Would have finished the dark skin first CAGiversary!   5337 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:26 AM

366 left on HLM....
 
This is taking FOREVER.


It looks like this is going to be another 4-hour failure.

#3041 Trusty Mutsi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1029 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:43 AM

I'm waiting for the Thiefs, Tomb Raider pack, and Theme Hospital to show up again.  My brother and I have been taking shifts looking up the page for the past 24 hours.  The things we do for cheap games :I


Are the Thief games that good? Have they aged well?

#3042 KillingMachine   CAGnificent! CAGiversary!   311 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:58 AM

Oh hey, looks like GOG read my mind and put Heroes of Might & Magic V up while I wasn't around. I was semi-interested in that one and might have bought it. If Alpha Centauri shows up again this century, maybe I'll still get a crack at it.



#3043 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:00 AM

Are the Thief games that good? Have they aged well?

 

Thief basically invented the first-person sneaking/stealth genre.

 

Have you played Dishonored?

Take the Dishonored super-powers away and have your main character be nowhere as good in combat - there you go. Unlike Dishonored, you really do need to play stealthy in these games - or forget it.

 

Thief 1 and 2 are mission-based.

Thief 1 is way more medieval, whereas Thief 2 has more of a steampunk setting to it.

Thief: Deadly Shadows (Thief 3) is somewhat of an open-world game mixed w/ missions you can do.

Thief 1 was excellent from what I played (never finished); I never played Thief 2 (even though I have it); and Thief 3 was great.

 

There are textures mods and whatnot out there to make the game the old Thief 1+2 games more modern-looking.

 

I think the GOG-versions come w/ the most modern NewDark patches for Thief 1+2 that someone released to revamp the game engine and whatnot so it works on modern OS's. Maybe someone else can confirm or deny that? 

 

Before NewDark patches for Thief 1+2 and SS2, those were a real pain in the neck to get running properly on modern OS's.



#3044 Trusty Mutsi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1029 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:17 AM

Thief basically invented the first-person sneaking/stealth genre.
 
Have you played Dishonored?
Take the Dishonored super-powers away and have your main character be nowhere as good in combat - there you go. Unlike Dishonored, you really do need to play stealthy in these games - or forget it.
 
Thief 1 and 2 are mission-based.
Thief 1 is way more medieval, whereas Thief 2 has more of a steampunk setting to it.
Thief: Deadly Shadows (Thief 3) is somewhat of an open-world game mixed w/ missions you can do.
Thief 1 was excellent from what I played (never finished); I never played Thief 2 (even though I have it); and Thief 3 was great.
 
There are textures mods and whatnot out there to make the game the old Thief 1+2 games more modern-looking.
 
I think the GOG-versions come w/ the most modern NewDark patches for Thief 1+2 that someone released to revamp the game engine and whatnot so it works on modern OS's. Maybe someone else can confirm or deny that? 
 
Before NewDark patches for Thief 1+2 and SS2, those were a real pain in the neck to get running properly on modern OS's.


I might try to pick those up as well then.

Thanks! :)

#3045 Detruire   Would have finished the dark skin first CAGiversary!   5337 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:35 AM

Sales have slowed down. :headache:



#3046 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:38 AM

I might try to pick those up as well then.

Thanks! :)

 

Here's a big thing from GOG on mods out there for Thief 1 + 2

When it comes to Thief, you definitely want to bookmark TTLG Forums.

Also, you might want to look at GOG's Thief forums & the Steam Power User Forums for Thief.

 

EDIT:

Oh, this unofficial patch here looks interesting for Thief 3.



#3047 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1609 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:44 AM

Question on thief, anyone know how much the pack usually goes for during the steam sales?  I remember it always coming up and never buying it but it being really cheap for the old ones.  To go along with that, there any advantages to the gog version over steam?

 

-edit

looks like enhanced steam does packs too, so 4.74 was the last low on steam for the whole thief pack.  so last question still stands, any advantages of gog vs steam since the steam pack is 1.25 cheaper in a month?



#3048 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:14 AM

Question on thief, anyone know how much the pack usually goes for during the steam sales?  I remember it always coming up and never buying it but it being really cheap for the old ones.  To go along with that, there any advantages to the gog version over steam?

 

-edit

looks like enhanced steam does packs too, so 4.74 was the last low on steam for the whole thief pack.  so last question still stands, any advantages of gog vs steam since the steam pack is 1.25 cheaper in a month?

 

I have them all from Retail - so I can't speak on GOG-version and Steam-versions.

 

Though, we can kinda speak in theory here.

 

Did you check to see if the Steam-versions of those games actually wrap Steam-DRM around the game's EXE?

(Some games on Steam, they don't do this - and you can get around Steam by running the EXE from the game folder when Steam is closed)

 

For Thief 1+2, looks like the answer is "NO" - looks like Thief 1+2 are DRM-FREE on Steam. :D

 

I don't see Thief: Deadly Shadows on that list of "DRM-FREE on Steam."

Does anyone know if Thief: DS from Steam can be booted directly from EXE w/ Steam-closed and it does NOT force Steam to boot?

 

See, that's a good thing for Steam-versions of Thief 1+2 and especially true w/ older games - b/c if you have problems, it's going to be much easier to get around them; change any settings easier via EXE file; actual EXE properties (For compatibility mode stuff); for modding them; mess/replace EXE files; or anything else you need to do mod the hell out of the game. 

 

Some games - like Vampire: Bloodlines - have a history of being a major pain-in-the-neck to mod in the Steam-versions, as opposed to the Non-Steam versions. Especially since mods do tinker w/ the game's EXE file.

 

You likely will be able to get the game going w/out Steam running, if necessary - in case the Steam-program seems to cause some problems itself w/ the old game and whatnot.

 

In other words - Thief 1+2 on Steam-versions look like they're giving you the best of both the Steam-world and DRM-FREE world, whenever you want to use either as such. I really like when games' EXE's ain't protected by Steam-DRM in Steam-versions. They're easier to screw, tinker, and mod those games.

 

Oh, yeah - if you do get any Steam-version, always back up the game-folder before you actually mod it up. Just in case, you need to reinstall to get back to a clean-slate and start over - so you can mod it up properly.



#3049 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10351 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:19 AM

 so last question still stands, any advantages of gog vs steam since the steam pack is 1.25 cheaper in a month?

(That is assuming Steam puts it on sale for the same price.  Which is probable.)  

 

GOG does give you extras like soundtracks and whatnot.  Basically that and if you would prefer it clientless/DRM Free or have it on Steam. 



#3050 rslater   itm CAGiversary!   123 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:27 AM


I don't see Thief: Deadly Shadows on that list of "DRM-FREE on Steam."

Does anyone know if Thief: DS from Steam can be booted directly from EXE w/ Steam-closed and it does NOT force Steam to boot?

 

Just tried it, and it gets Steamy when you try to do that.



#3051 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:28 AM

(That is assuming Steam puts it on sale for the same price.  Which is probable.)  

 

GOG does give you extras like soundtracks and whatnot.  Basically that and if you would prefer it clientless/DRM Free or have it on Steam. 

 

Yeah, that's the best things about GOG - they have NO-DRM; often give you awesome extra goodies; and their versions are usually built to work properly on modern OS's like Win 7.

 

The thing is - Thief 1+2 Steam-versions are also listed on as having the EXE being "DRM-FREE". That means if you buy the Steam-version - so you do the download from Steam, you can run that EXE from the game-folder (or create a shortcut from the game-folder) from My Computer - and w/ Steam closed, you can boot the game and it won't boot Steam-up! It'll run DRM-FREE style, if you so desire it to. :D

Of course, if you're on Steam, you can boot the game from within Steam-client program - and you'll be playing the game w/ Steam's benefits (take screenshots; time-tracking; etc etc). :D

How can you lose when you have the best of both worlds? :D

 

I'd love to know if Thief: DS is DRM-FREE on Steam like Thief 1+2 seem to be.

 

EDIT:

Just tried it, and it gets Steamy when you try to do that.

Bummer on T3 Steam-version. :(



#3052 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   2804 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:56 AM

By the time the sale is over I will look like this:

 

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#3053 rslater   itm CAGiversary!   123 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:00 AM

This is their year-end sale in disguise.



#3054 Drabelincoln   Do Not + Will Not CAGiversary!   6732 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:29 AM

This sale is still going? Has anyone got a free game yet?

#3055 toadielurks   Working is for chumps. CAGiversary!   221 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:40 AM

This sale is still going? Has anyone got a free game yet?

 

Not even close - hell, I managed to click the 'Buy Now' button for 'System Shock 2' when 25 copies were left and again for 'Sniper Elite Berlin 1945' when it started, only for it to tell 'too late'. It's ridiculous how fast those counters go down on a free game.

 

This Miami Hotline has now been going for well over 3 or could be 4hrs now.. taking forever.



#3056 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10351 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:04 AM

This sale is still going? Has anyone got a free game yet?

I think it was indef that got Tropico 3 early on in the sale.



#3057 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:17 AM

2 to go and goodbye Hotline Miami, hello to next deal!



#3058 dark_inchworm   Oyasuminasai CAGiversary!   1497 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

dark_inchworm

Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:19 AM

Wow. I did not expect Hotline Miami to go on this long. And here we thought that Jack Keane 2-induced sales drought was rough... though, considering quantity, it could still be argued that it carries the crown.

 

I was sure the sale would be over by this afternoon at the rate things were moving, but now I wouldn't be surprised to see it stretch past Sunday, which is some seriously shitty shit. And I can't goof around and peek at it constantly tomorrow, so, poop.

 

Sacred Gold again.



#3059 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:20 AM

Blackwell Bundle went FAST for FREE.

 

Sacred 1: Gold for 300 people at 80% off for $1.99



#3060 toadielurks   Working is for chumps. CAGiversary!   221 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

toadielurks

Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:20 AM

What a rip! - I managed to click that Blackwell bundle straight away and it told me, 'this deal has expired'

 

GOG are trolling us.







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