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« Reply #200 on: October 19, 2010, 05:09:31 PM »

Do these older games require any special modifications to run on a "modern" PC?

My wife has played KQ1 from aginteractive and seems to remember there being a few little glitches. I dl'd QforG2 from there and had something wrong, I don't remember what it was though.
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« Reply #201 on: October 19, 2010, 05:20:04 PM »

nope.  gog takes care of all that for you. they tweak 'em so they run just fine on xp and 7.
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« Reply #202 on: October 19, 2010, 06:23:42 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on October 19, 2010, 05:20:04 PM

nope.  gog takes care of all that for you. they tweak 'em so they run just fine on xp and 7.

Though it's not a bad idea to see if there are any mods that make it more palettable to modern eyes.  Check the GOG forums for that stuff.
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« Reply #203 on: October 19, 2010, 06:43:22 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 19, 2010, 06:23:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 19, 2010, 05:20:04 PM

nope.  gog takes care of all that for you. they tweak 'em so they run just fine on xp and 7.

Though it's not a bad idea to see if there are any mods that make it more palettable to modern eyes.  Check the GOG forums for that stuff.

oh yeah, that goes without saying.  you'd be surprised what folks have come up with to make some of the classics even better on today's machine.  see TOEE and the circle of eight mods for examples.
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« Reply #204 on: October 20, 2010, 12:27:24 PM »

There was a recent announcement that DOSBox will soon be emulating 3DFX Voodoo cards in software!  Might this mean some exciting games could head to GOG?
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« Reply #205 on: October 20, 2010, 12:32:07 PM »

Another bit of cool GOG news:  If you were a member during the beta, they're giving you Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games for free.  It will automatically be added to your account.  If you already bought JA:DG, they'll give you something else.

Also, don't miss the Strategy First 30-50% off sale.
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« Reply #206 on: October 20, 2010, 03:34:36 PM »

Yep my copy of JA has already appeared.
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« Reply #207 on: October 20, 2010, 08:51:32 PM »

Huh, mine didn't show up.  JA isn't my type of game anyway, so I won't lose any sleep over it.
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« Reply #208 on: October 20, 2010, 09:51:58 PM »

Quote from: Scuzz on October 19, 2010, 05:09:31 PM

Do these older games require any special modifications to run on a "modern" PC?

My wife has played KQ1 from aginteractive and seems to remember there being a few little glitches. I dl'd QforG2 from there and had something wrong, I don't remember what it was though.

Considering they're actually remakes made for modern computers, they should be Ok.
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« Reply #209 on: October 20, 2010, 10:18:29 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on October 20, 2010, 08:51:32 PM

Huh, mine didn't show up.  JA isn't my type of game anyway, so I won't lose any sleep over it.
They say it may take a few days for everyone to get it.
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« Reply #210 on: October 20, 2010, 10:41:24 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on October 20, 2010, 08:51:32 PM

Huh, mine didn't show up.  JA isn't my type of game anyway, so I won't lose any sleep over it.

Have you tried it? Considering your love of SRPGs I would think the JA games would be right up your alley. 
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« Reply #211 on: October 20, 2010, 10:44:18 PM »

Cool, didn't know about the JA gift - just saw it sitting on my game shelf. smile That Strategy 1st deal is awesome - too bad I already have every game on that that interests me. If anyone here enjoys combat flightsims I can't praise Commanche vs Hokum enough. There's a fan-made 1/2 GB download for it that reboots it in a big way and gives you the Apache vs Havoc content for free. At $2.99, you can't go wrong with that deal. slywink thumbsup
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« Reply #212 on: October 20, 2010, 11:11:29 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on October 20, 2010, 10:44:18 PM

Cool, didn't know about the JA gift - just saw it sitting on my game shelf. smile That Strategy 1st deal is awesome - too bad I already have every game on that that interests me. If anyone here enjoys combat flightsims I can't praise Commanche vs Hokum enough. There's a fan-made 1/2 GB download for it that reboots it in a big way and gives you the Apache vs Havoc content for free. At $2.99, you can't go wrong with that deal. slywink thumbsup

Where does one find said download?
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« Reply #213 on: October 21, 2010, 02:19:31 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 20, 2010, 11:11:29 PM

Quote from: kronovan on October 20, 2010, 10:44:18 PM

Cool, didn't know about the JA gift - just saw it sitting on my game shelf. smile That Strategy 1st deal is awesome - too bad I already have every game on that that interests me. If anyone here enjoys combat flightsims I can't praise Commanche vs Hokum enough. There's a fan-made 1/2 GB download for it that reboots it in a big way and gives you the Apache vs Havoc content for free. At $2.99, you can't go wrong with that deal. slywink thumbsup

Where does one find said download?

It's called  the All Mods v1.2 patch, and it's hosted at this link at Simhq.com. It's 569 MB, so expect it to take a while. slywink
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« Reply #214 on: October 21, 2010, 02:48:10 AM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 20, 2010, 10:41:24 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 20, 2010, 08:51:32 PM

Huh, mine didn't show up.  JA isn't my type of game anyway, so I won't lose any sleep over it.

Have you tried it? Considering your love of SRPGs I would think the JA games would be right up your alley.  

The genre isn't the problem, it's the setting.  In all my years of gaming, I have yet to play a single game with  a military setting that I enjoyed.  Even cartoony depictions of military (i.e. Advance Wars) completely turn me off for some reason.  Same reason I haven't tried that Valkyria Chronicles (?, think that's the name) SRPG on PSP.

Replace commandos with elves and guns with crossbows, and I'd probably be all over it.  smile
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« Reply #215 on: October 21, 2010, 03:18:19 AM »

There's probably a mod for that.
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« Reply #216 on: October 21, 2010, 03:00:56 PM »

Age of Wonders II today.
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« Reply #217 on: October 21, 2010, 03:10:45 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 21, 2010, 03:00:56 PM


Dammit GOG, my backlog can't take any more of this!  The number of games I've purchased in the last 3 weeks is ridiculous...finding any time to play them even more so.
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« Reply #218 on: October 21, 2010, 03:17:14 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 21, 2010, 03:00:56 PM


that's not Baldur's Gate 2.
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« Reply #219 on: October 21, 2010, 03:18:14 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on October 21, 2010, 03:10:45 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 21, 2010, 03:00:56 PM


Dammit GOG, my backlog can't take any more of this!  The number of games I've purchased in the last 3 weeks is ridiculous...finding any time to play them even more so.

Hopefully they pop out AOW: shadow magic  soon.  Think Ill skip AOW2 for now.

I would like to see them toss up the myth 1 and myth 2 though...  
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« Reply #220 on: October 21, 2010, 03:19:20 PM »

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that's not Baldur's Gate 2.

If you read on the gog forums, they say BG2 will not be out until Morgul completes TOEE and Icewind Dale.

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« Reply #221 on: October 21, 2010, 03:21:04 PM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on October 21, 2010, 03:17:14 PM

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that's not Baldur's Gate 2.

If you read on the gog forums, they say BG2 will not be out until Morgul completes TOEE and Icewind Dale.

Sorry

oh well, at least I got a contarct that says the Witcher 2 won't be out until I clear my backlog of games.
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« Reply #222 on: October 21, 2010, 03:38:13 PM »

Quote from: Morgul on October 21, 2010, 03:18:14 PM

Hopefully they pop out AOW: shadow magic  soon.  Think Ill skip AOW2 for now.

Why? Is AOW: shadow magic much superior to AOW2? Just asking, because I've never played any of them, and it seems more likely to pick the latest one (which I thought was AOW2).
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« Reply #223 on: October 21, 2010, 04:51:48 PM »

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Ooohhh, that looks ace!  How did I miss this the first time around?  Gonna have to buy it.
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« Reply #224 on: October 21, 2010, 05:00:34 PM »

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Quote from: Morgul on October 21, 2010, 03:18:14 PM

Hopefully they pop out AOW: shadow magic  soon.  Think Ill skip AOW2 for now.

Why? Is AOW: shadow magic much superior to AOW2? Just asking, because I've never played any of them, and it seems more likely to pick the latest one (which I thought was AOW2).

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« Reply #225 on: October 27, 2010, 10:04:06 AM »

It's back to the Atari catalogue this week with Neverwinter Nights : Diamond Edition for $9.99.
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« Reply #226 on: October 27, 2010, 10:15:03 AM »

I hate GoG...seriously....they bankrupt me someday....
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« Reply #227 on: November 02, 2010, 02:46:34 PM »

Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is up.
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« Reply #228 on: November 02, 2010, 06:27:25 PM »

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Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is up.

This is the one generally considered the "best" of the three AoW games, correct?
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« Reply #229 on: November 02, 2010, 07:15:49 PM »

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Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is up.

YES!  Ding!
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« Reply #230 on: November 02, 2010, 07:17:44 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on November 02, 2010, 06:27:25 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 02, 2010, 02:46:34 PM

Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is up.

This is the one generally considered the "best" of the three AoW games, correct?

I played all of the AOW games.  IMO, shadow magic is the best.   
(I think it is by general concensus too, but not positive)

They kept building on the same game, and shadow magic was the last build..   
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« Reply #231 on: November 03, 2010, 01:59:24 PM »

DL'ed AoW:SM last night, and it immediately reminded me why I had a hard time getting into the AoW games back in the day.  Why is everything so gorram small? I'm squinting just to make out my units on the world map, most of whom simply blend right into the background.  In the combat screen, I had an enemy surrounded behind a fence, and I couldn't even see him in order to make an attack. 
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« Reply #232 on: November 04, 2010, 01:24:07 AM »

Cool news on AoW:SM.  I haven't played it in a long time.  Not sure when I'll get a chance to play it, but it will be nice to get rid of the disc.
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« Reply #233 on: November 04, 2010, 12:08:00 PM »

Icewind Dale 2 is up now.
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« Reply #234 on: November 04, 2010, 01:17:04 PM »

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Icewind Dale 2 is up now.

Happy dance!  smile
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« Reply #235 on: November 04, 2010, 01:24:32 PM »

With just one more game to go, which is probably going to be Baldur's Gate 2, it sounds like they won't get around to NWN2 with its expansions. A shame. I was hoping to finally catch up with that game.
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« Reply #236 on: November 04, 2010, 01:47:42 PM »

what? Why not? I dont understand...thats the game I want!

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« Reply #237 on: November 04, 2010, 02:31:09 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on November 03, 2010, 01:59:24 PM

DL'ed AoW:SM last night, and it immediately reminded me why I had a hard time getting into the AoW games back in the day.  Why is everything so gorram small? I'm squinting just to make out my units on the world map, most of whom simply blend right into the background.  In the combat screen, I had an enemy surrounded behind a fence, and I couldn't even see him in order to make an attack. 

I am with you.  I am having a hard time seeing in the games too.  In TOEE I could barely see the loot on the floor, often hit the wrong guy with my Cure serious wounds spell, etc.

20 years ago I was a expert marksman with a M-16 rifle,  able to hit a target at 300 meters with naked eye.
Now I "over use" the Fireball spell on video games to make it easier to hit what I am aiming at hah.

If I play New Vegas, my guy will specialize in bazookas and rocket launchers out of neccesaty, LOL

I know, I know, time for Morgul to go get his glasses...  800x600 FTW.  I hope I do not have your problem with Shadow Magic

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« Reply #238 on: November 04, 2010, 02:45:37 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on November 04, 2010, 12:08:00 PM

Icewind Dale 2 is up now.

Is there a widescreen/hi-res mod for IWD2?
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« Reply #239 on: November 04, 2010, 03:14:57 PM »

I really loved BG2 but for some reason IWD2 really clicked with me and ended up being my favorite Infinity engine game. Glad to see it released.
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