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    News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    A new on-demand service is to offer classic PC titles in the form of DRM-free downloads for as little as $5.99.
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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    I see Freespace 2 is in that banner pic.

    To anyone who has never played Freespace:

    You must buy it. You REALLY must buy it.

    Oh, and once you've bought it, get fs2_open, apply all the new effects packs, and play it through... amazing.
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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    I got a beta access key from them yesterday but had no time to log in and have a look; Funnily enough I was busy re-playing System Shock 2!

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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    Quote Originally Posted by Skinleech View Post
    I got a beta access key from them yesterday but had no time to log in and have a look; Funnily enough I was busy re-playing System Shock 2!
    oooh, let us know how you get on with it. Sounds pretty interesting.

    GOG that is, not System Shock 2

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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I see Freespace 2 is in that banner pic.

    To anyone who has never played Freespace:

    You must buy it. You REALLY must buy it.

    Oh, and once you've bought it, get fs2_open, apply all the new effects packs, and play it through... amazing.
    what's it like? Elite?

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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    No, not quite like elite.

    But it's in space, you shoot things... and there's some really big ships with gigantic weaponry that can tear you to pieces.
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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    I see 2 I fancy straight away. Giants : Citizen Kabuto and also Sacrifice. Both great games, I have the box for Sacrifice but can't find the disk!!!

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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    Quote Originally Posted by M0nkeyb0Y View Post
    what's it like? Elite?
    No, it's more in the vein of Wing Commander - ie scripted missions.

    BUT they are awesome. It's one of the most atmospheric games I've played, of any genre. Creeping through a nebula, sensors severely hampered.. then..

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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    If they put Crimson Skies on and make it work with modern graphics cards I'll be there.


    Is there a list of what games they have anywhere?
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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    Erm.. is this abadonware or shareware?

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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    Quote Originally Posted by mediaboy View Post
    Erm.. is this abadonware or shareware?
    Neither. It's licensed retailing.

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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    Oooh.. okay.

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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    Finally got my access code, so currently downloading Fallout and Freespace 2.
    Can't think of a better way of spending £6 at the moment...

    Noticed that you get MP3s of the soundtrack available to download as well - nice touch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinleech View Post

    ... I was busy re-playing System Shock 2!
    One of the most atmospheric (some say "scary"!) games I've personally ever played
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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    Just been given a Beta code for this, as soon as i get my system working properly i will be downloading some games .
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    Re: News - Good Old Games to offer classic PC titles for download

    Quote Originally Posted by TheReaFireblade View Post
    One of the most atmospheric (some say "scary"!) games I've personally ever played
    Isn't it the precursor to Bioshock? Very similar play style if I remember correctly?

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