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News Lucasarts bringing classic games to Steam

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Jul 2009.

  1. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    Sounds like the approach Lucas himself has been taking only he's not managed anything good for significantly longer.
     
  2. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    AAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHH!!!!!11 :p

    Honestly? I don't care about all the 14 year olds getting confused. Most of them feel like they know it all [almost like Cheaps :p] but have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA about the games that started it.

    /me is back to playing some TTDeluxe, Civ or DR... :p
     
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  4. Evildead666

    Evildead666 What's a Dremel?

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    TIE Fighter Cheesecake !!!!!!!

    Spent ages getting thru the ranks of the Dark side.....on a 486 ;)

    The missions were great!!!
     
  5. Garside

    Garside What's a Dremel?

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    Xwing Alliance was one of the best games of all time!
     
  6. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    se-weet !

    that's why I love steam now ! I can't think of any other app out there that was hated by everyone when it first came out and then years later it's become absolutely amazing :D

    I wouldn't mind replaying Jedi Knight II. I was just so young back then and I didn't understand a single word of english, which made it hard to play some games. Just browsing the menus was a pain haha
     
  7. impar

    impar Minimodder

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    Greetings!
    St€am was much better in November 2008.
     
  8. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Picked up Fate of Atlantis (£3 :rock: ) , just as good as I remembered it. Could never get it to work properly in XP, but this ran on Win7 with no problems. It ran windowed initially, but Ctrl+Enter switched to fullscreen
     
  9. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    That answered my question in the latest purchases thread...

    Glad to hear it's running flawlessly. Time to install Steam on the laptop I guess. :)
     
  10. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is fairly new - it was built on the Quake 3 Arena engine. Do you mean the original Jedi Knight, which was Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight (and it's add on pack, Mysteries of the Sith) both of which were awesome. :D But getting them to run on XP or Vista? Nightmare. :( Modern graphics cards are just too powerful and lack some of the features that older ones had.

    Really, Dark Forces, Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy should be must plays for anyone who wants FPS Star Wars goodness. :D It was the fact that JKII was so good that made me think that Republic Commando could have been so much more than it was.
     
  11. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    why precisely this date ?

    You're right, noob mistake on my part here. It was indeed Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight. I believe I still have the original box somewhere
     
  12. Paradigm Shifter

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    I suspect that November 2008 was when Steam decided to start charging $ in the US, £ in the UK and € in Europe. Unfortunately, despite the fact that the € is stronger than the $, Steam think a 1:1 conversion is correct.

    And sorry for the ramble about Jedi Knight. I was so hooked on those games. Jedi Knight was the first game I ever played multiplayer on. :D
     
  13. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Me too, back on the MSN Zone. I could NOT get enough of it.
     
  14. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Yeah, the MSN Gaming Zone. :D Wow... back in the day... playing Jedi Knight and Q2DM1 on the Zone... I was pretty good at Jedi Knight, but sucked royally at Quake 2. Lightsaber fights were sweet. :D

    Best bit of Jedi Outcast? The console tweak that allowed for lightsaber dismemberment! :D
     
  15. impar

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    Greetings!
    As mentioned, in December 2008 Steam increased all prices an innovative exchange rate, US$1=1€.
    What may cost you US$50, cost here US$70 (50€).
     
  16. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I was suspecting that to be the case but I didn't know they suddently changed their prices. I thought it was progessive or something less obvious at least
     
  17. impar

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    Greetings!
    There is nothing progressive about this € price policy from Steam.
    Not even the price decreases are working:
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    Its like Steam is being managed by someone totally oblivious to the european market.
     
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  18. CardJoe

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    To be fair, I don't think that's entirely fair. All of those games are EA titles and we know the price is set by the publisher...
     
  19. impar

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    Greetings!
    Whats the excuse for other publishers game prices, then?
    I only took those images beacuse those are the games I didnt bought (Securom...) and was thinking on geting at bargain price.
     
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