Retro software sales

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  1. elvis

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    Inspired by so many other threads around the place, let's track retro software sales. First-hand/new licenses only (no tracking of second hand stuff, that can go other threads).

    "10 years to the day" or older rule in place. Happy enough to bend that for bundles where not all the software is 10 years old, or remasters of old titles (as long as the original meets the 10 year requirement).

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    Starting off, GOG are having their Fall Sale, with 60% off lots of stuff. A few nice bundles in there:

    Night Dive Studios, with titles like "System Shock", "Turok" and "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream"
    https://www.gog.com/promo/20161104_fall_sale_night_dive_bundle

    Unreal Tournament 2004:
    https://www.gog.com/game/unreal_tournament_2004_ece

    Dungeons and Dragons, as well as Forgotten Realms:
    https://www.gog.com/promo/20161104_fall_sale_gog_rpg_bundle

    Psychonauts:
    https://www.gog.com/game/psychonauts

    Earthworm Jim 1&2
    https://www.gog.com/game/earthworm_jim_1_2

    Earthworm Jim 3D:
    https://www.gog.com/game/earthworm_jim_3d

    Battle Chess:
    https://www.gog.com/game/battle_chess_special_edition

    Messiah:
    https://www.gog.com/game/messiah

    Prehistorik 1&2
    https://www.gog.com/game/prehistorik_12

    Secret Agent:
    https://www.gog.com/game/secret_agent

    And a bunch more.
     
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    GOG sales are great. i haven't bought a (retro) game on Steam for ages, because one day they'll stop supporting XP.

    GOG wishlist feature doesn't work well, often I don't get notifications when a wishlist game is on sale, so it pays to checks regularly.
     
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    I tend to buy games on GoG by preference for a bunch of reasons. Being DRM-free as the major one, and the trivial ability to take games and play them on much older systems (right back to DOS) as another.

    But sometimes you just can't beat the lure of a Steam sale. That, and Steam have some brilliant games coming to them recently (I see a bunch of Japanese shoot 'em ups on there that used to be only available on region-locked Japanese consoles at ridiculous prices, and are now on Steam for very reasonable prices).

    For example, the brilliant 2004 release Mushihimesama:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/377860/

    A much easier arcade shooter for a spaz like me than previous Cave titles, with a brilliant graphical style and soundtrack. I paid a fortune for that on both PS2 and XBox 360, and it's great to see it on Steam now so that I can recommend it to friends when it's on sale next time.

    Anyways, enough about GoG vs Steam. Post your sale links! :)
     
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    Valve could easily keep a legacy client running, just as a launcher with disabled store and community features. It's far more likely they'll just quietly stop supporting it one day though.


    MOO and MOO2 on sale at GOG.

    https://www.gog.com/game/master_of_orion_1_2
     
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    Apogee bundle just went on special for AU$22.90

    https://www.gog.com/promo/20161106_fall_sale_apogee_bundle

    Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
    Blake Stone: Planet Strike
    Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
    Crystal Caves
    Monster Bash
    Realms of Chaos
    Rise of the Triad: Dark War
    Rise of the Triad (2013)
    Secret Agent
    Terminal Velocity
     
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    PC versions of Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Windows) and Mortal Kombat 1+2+3 (DOS) on special:
    https://www.gog.com/game/mortal_kombat_123
    https://www.gog.com/game/street_fighter_alpha_2

    The hilarious limb-lopping DOS classic "Die By The Sword":
    https://www.gog.com/game/die_by_the_sword_expansion

    Arcade shooters Raiden III and IV (worth noting both of these came out on arcade hardware that was PC/Windows based, so these are arcade perfect ports):
    https://www.gog.com/game/raiden_3_digital_edition
    https://www.gog.com/game/raiden_iv_overkill

    And once again I'm breaking my own age rules. Shantae is the best "Wonderboy 3: Dragon's Trap" clone series available today. Two recent games in the series are on special:
    https://www.gog.com/game/shantae_and_the_pirates_curse
    https://www.gog.com/game/shantae_riskys_revenge_directors_cut

    I'm still playing the Gameboy Color original, so I'll buy these and stash them for later. :)
     
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    I've never played an X-COM (yet another game I totally missed for reasons I don't understand). So it's a bucket-list title for me (which I'm actually starting to get through, with a few titles knocked off in 2016, and 2017 looking good for gaming time finally).
     
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    Worth considering for the Let's Play thread, I reckon (when you open up nominations again).

    Also, grrr, why doesn't Steam let you force download titles (so I can run X-Com on my Linux machine)?
     
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    cheers, i grabbed it
     
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    Good one. I have a fond memory of playing this when I was a teenager. I had a 386 with no HDD and a B/W screen. Can't remember how I got this machine, but I remember we couldn't afford buying HDD, so I basically loaded everything from FDD into a ram drive and saved onto FDD when finished playing.

    During the last mission I had an issue where my save file got corrupted or whatnot and I had to fiddle with hex editor to fix my save file to be able to finish the game. :thumbup:
     
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    Constructor free on GOG for 24 hours until February 1, 2:00PM UTC (I'm guessing roughly 14 hours left as post on gog was 10 hours ago and its a 24 hour deal at time of post)
     
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    Forced the install via SteamCMD. This is a nice version compared to the older one I had in my inventory which only had MT32 support.

    I think I'm going to record some tunes in both MT32 and General MIDI mode for comparison.
     
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