A Good Old Games Christmas

December 16, 2010 -

If you enjoy DRM-free PC game classics, Good Old Games has a sale just for you. As part of a Christmas promotion the classic games site is offering discounts ranging from 30 to 50 percent on its entire catalog.

The games include PlaneScape Torment, Master of Magic, Beyond Good and Evil, Gothic 2 Gold Edition, Painkiller Black Edition, Baldur's Gate, Age of Wonders, Arx Fatalis, Icewind Dale Complete, Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition, Jagged Alliance 2, The Longest Journey, Blood, Temple of Elemental Evil, Far Cry, Psychonauts, Rise of the Triad, Master of Orion 1 & 2, and many, many more.

You can check out the promotion here. Most games are under $10 normally, so these discounts bring the prices on many games to the very rock bottom.

 


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Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

Ah, trying to profit from games that should already be in the public domain. Priceless. Another example of our common culture held for ransom.

-Greevar

-Greevar

"Paste superficially profound, but utterly meaningless quotation here."

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

Public domain?  I don't think it's been 70 years after the death of the creators of those games yet. 

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

he is referring to the original copyright term which was 14 years with the option to renew for another 14 years. So taking into accout none of the copyright owners would have optioned to renew, most of these games would be in the public domain. Under original terms that is.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

They have made the effort to get these games to run in newer systems, and I believe in many cases, without the need for an emulator like DOSBox. Good for them to be able to get some profit from it.

If you don't like it, then by all means, play the game via DOSBox. Personally, I'd rather avoid using DOSBox if at all possible, because there's a damn good reason nobody uses DOS any more.

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

Keep in mind that this is the same company that pulled their site down (denying customers access to the games they had purchased) as part of a publicity hoax: http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/09/20/fate-good-old-games-balance

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

And every single one of those people have access to their games and have not lost any of them as of today.

 

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

They currently have access.  That doesn't change the fact that GOG capriciously denied them access to their games in the past as part of a stupid marketing stunt.

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

 199 games, all under $10, most under $5.

however some of them are SOOO OLD, i doubt they would work properly on newer systems. I mean really, Sanitarium? Cannon Fodder? I used to run Cannon Fodder on my 386!

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

They all are made to work with newer versions of Windows. I haven't had one of my games fail to run in Windows 7 x64.

As was mentioned, for the older titles a preconfigured DOSbox is installed with the game and it launches in that.

Really simple, really awesome setup that lets anyone go back and play the games they grew up with or even discover some classics they never got a chance to play. I love GoG. Be sure to check out Heroes of Might and Magic if you are into strategy games.

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

every game sold on GOG is guaranteed to run on Windows XP and Vista, most are able to run on Windows 7 as well with more being certified for that every day.

That is part of their core business model.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: A Good Old Games Christmas

They're mostly vetted to make sure they'll run on a modern system. The ones that are too old for even that come with DOSBox preconfigured to run it.

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