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Old 07-10-2008, 04:40 PM   #41
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I wonder if this US only? CD Projekt are polish, but that doesn't mean a thing. There was nothing in the interview, and I don't want to read all the comments...
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:43 PM   #42
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I wonder if this US only? CD Projekt are polish, but that doesn't mean a thing. There was nothing in the interview, and I don't want to read all the comments...
DRM free. If they did that they would only be welcoming piracy.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:52 PM   #43
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Sweet idea, is there a list of games somewhere that I'm not seeing?

I would kill to play Quarantine 1 & 2 on XP.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:04 PM   #44
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DRM free. If they did that they would only be welcoming piracy.
That logic is flawed... building an international online distribution system, among other things, has to deal with copyright laws, and I figure it will be more difficult to obtain worldwide rights than only for US, where presumably the biggest market is. Apart from that there are different ratings, different payment systems and whatnot. A lot of things to consider when you do it worldwide, a lot easier for just one country.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:07 PM   #45
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That logic is flawed... building an international online distribution system, among other things, has to deal with copyright laws, and I figure it will be more difficult to obtain worldwide rights than only for US, where presumably the biggest market is. Apart from that there are different ratings, different payment systems and whatnot. A lot of things to consider when you do it worldwide, a lot easier for just one country.
*Technically* they shouldn't have a problem with selling it to the same countries it was originally released in. If a country banned it, well thats their problem.

However my point stands - either they go the whole nine yards or they will unfortunately just have their games pirated.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:23 PM   #46
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Well, you only responded to the ratings issue. And what the guy in the interview said about piracy felt a bit blue-eyed. We'll see about that, I'd certainly prefer if they'd distribute worldwide, it is just that he didn't say anything about it.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:33 PM   #47
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Also, i saw some comments about it possibly using DosBox.

No offense to Qbix or anyone else, but I would rather have them run as they were.

If they are going to actually reprogram the games to run on modern stuff, I would expect there to be no need for DosBox.

Regardless, if that was the only way to play the games, I'd have to settle for it.

I'd just like it to be dumbed down for me, so i don't have to configure anything just to play each game.

edit: Although, look at new games now. It's quite common for you to require an immediate patch or beta video driver just to get it to run on your machine, so i really don't know why i'm griping about it.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:36 PM   #48
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Also, i saw some comments about it possibly using DosBox.

No offense to Qbix or anyone else, but I would rather have them run as they were.

If they are going to actually reprogram the games to run on modern stuff, I would expect there to be no need for DosBox.

Regardless, if that was the only way to play the games, I'd have to settle for it.

I'd just like it to be dumbed down for me, so i don't have to configure anything just to play each game.

edit: Although, look at new games now. It's quite common for you to require an immediate patch or beta video driver just to get it to run on your machine, so i really don't know why i'm griping about it.
Well just like the id collection on steam or the vugames quest collections they'd set it up for you.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:02 PM   #49
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Well just like the id collection on steam or the vugames quest collections they'd set it up for you.
ok, then i can live with that.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:27 PM   #50
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The prices say 6 -10 gold. \o

In agreement that they should have put up some older games.

However, I am guessing that they had to go with the list of games that are approved right now.
**** yeah thats nice

Now i hope the convesion € $ will be correct.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:35 PM   #51
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Is this this going to be available worldwide or is it limited to the US only?
 
Old 07-12-2008, 09:25 AM   #52
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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008...d-old-answers/
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To what extent will games be re-coded to work with XP and Vista? Or will you just not carry a game if it requires a lot of work on that front? I can’t help but think of Terror From The Deep on Steam, where the official line is that the time and cost and making it play nice with Vista was deemed not worth it….

AO: We don’t have access to the games’ source code, so we can’t really re-code them. We work hard to make sure all the games run on Windows XP and Vista – that’s both 32-bit and 64-bit systems – and we try to optimize them at the installation stage so that the game install works for each user configuration. If we happen on a game that doesn’t work, we’ll see what we can do; I hope that we never have to make that decision. All of the games we have right now work on our test systems
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:41 AM   #53
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Damnit! There's more, Tom Ohle in the comments:
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:53 AM   #54
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Well that's a letdown....oh well.

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Old 07-12-2008, 10:23 AM   #55
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Im looking forward to this.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:19 PM   #56
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Hmmm.....serious mixed information going around here. I really hope they explain everything 100% to those who sign up.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:36 PM   #57
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It sounds like a good idea, providing they can pull it off of course. We'll have to wait and see it seems.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:03 PM   #58
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Just found out about it today. I'm all for it!
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:51 AM   #59
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An update showed up in my email:

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We just want to give you a quick update about GOG.com and the upcoming closed beta which will give you early access to the GOG.com experience.

The announcement of GOG.com surprised everybody - gaming media, gamers and the competition. But it was your reaction to our initiative that exceeded our wildest expectations. We would like to thank you very much for showing such incredible interest in GOG.com. We were originally planning to launch the closed beta on August 1 for a small set of people, but our plans have changed and we're delaying the beta a bit. We've decided to reward all of you for your great interest in GOG.com and we'll give early access to everyone who signed up!

At this stage we are adding the finishing touches to the site and testing the new payment system to provide you with the best GOG.com experience. During the next few weeks, we will send out access keys, which will allow you to enter GOG.com and get you on your way to gaming like it's 1995 .

Thanks for your support and see you soon on GOG.com!

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So it looks like if you signed up then you're in. Pretty cool.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:23 AM   #60
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Ya, got mine today too
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:27 AM   #61
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I'm kind of confused though - if we get early access does that mean we just try out their website or will they take orders? Seems a little crazy to be spending money on a beta website.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:18 AM   #62
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I got that message during a chat on Steam with a freind. Something is fishy here...Im not sighned up with anywone
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:18 PM   #63
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Afaik the beta will consist of one free game that everyone can download, so thei're more like testing their homepage, account and download system than the payment system.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:19 PM   #64
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Afaik the beta will consist of one free game that everyone can download, so thei're more like testing their homepage, account and download system than the payment system.
According to the shacknews article they aren't sure yet about giving away a free game.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:32 PM   #65
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Sounds cool, but I'll buy from them only if they manage to make those games work on XP without DosBox.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:54 PM   #66
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Sounds cool, but I'll buy from them only if they manage to make those games work on XP without DosBox.
I wouldn't count on it if they don't have access to the source code.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:50 PM   #67
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Sounds cool, but I'll buy from them only if they manage to make those games work on XP without DosBox.
Why that? Dosbox is a great piece of software
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:10 PM   #68
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Why that? Dosbox is a great piece of software
It surely is, but I'm too lazy to bother with 3rd party softwares to run a game (especially if it's not abondonware and I paid for it), even though the difference is just a few more clicks.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:20 PM   #69
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MAT, if they package the games in any way like Steam does with classics like DOOM, you'll pretty much be set without any additional "tweaking", though there are always exceptions I guess I should point out. Seriously man, don't just dismiss the idea...
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:44 PM   #70
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Definitely supporting this.

Edit: They have at least 3-4 games there I would definitely want. Never got to finish Freespace 2.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:56 PM   #71
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It surely is, but I'm too lazy to bother with 3rd party softwares to run a game (especially if it's not abondonware and I paid for it), even though the difference is just a few more clicks.
I don't understand this at all. What difference does it make if it runs natively with random bugs introduced by a new patch versus just being emulated perfectly in dosbox? Honestly? You won't even know dosbox is there unless you go tweaking.

Seems like splitting hairs to me.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:56 PM   #72
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The site looks nice.
Anybody else from here who is in beta ? What is your opinion ?
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:34 PM   #73
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Good Old Games Launches Public Beta Sept. 8.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:43 PM   #74
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I thought this thread was about old game recommendations and I finally clicked on it today. This sounds really, really cool. I hope they get some support from the big publishers. This is almost like community service for the gaming community.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:24 PM   #75
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You won't even know dosbox is there unless you go tweaking.
I'd be glad if it works that way. I've no experience with Dosbox.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:02 PM   #76
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So....anyone get a key yet? I checked my email and nothing yet.
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So....anyone get a key yet? I checked my email and nothing yet.
Nope. Never got a single piece of email.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:05 PM   #78
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No, nothing for me.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:22 PM   #79
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:48 PM   #80
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Nope. Never got a single piece of email.
I did get the former email that people here where talking about. But I haven't got an email yet. But maybe "yet" is the key there the day isn't over yet and their website even says:

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