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DRM-Free D&D RPGs

The catalog of Atari games on Impulse has grown a bit, as they have added five classic D&D RPGs to the mix. They now offer Neverwinter Nights Diamond, Icewind Dale Complete, Icewind Dale II, Baldur's Gate Complete, and Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn + Throne Bhaal. Each sells for $9.99, and none of the five includes any DRM.

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15. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 20, 2011, 12:15 Zadig
 
I vaguely recall seeing my manuals and jewel cases for ID and BG within the last 2 years. Presumably the discs are still inside. Loved them to death 10 years ago but not sure if I could still play them today.  
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14. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 20, 2011, 10:56 Kxmode
 
Why would I want to buy any game from Impulse when I can buy from GOG without being forced to install a crappy app? I mean seriously now Stardock. You'll have to do better than $9.99.  
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13. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 20, 2011, 09:41 Jay
 
yeah. plus all the money you spend on impulse goes to sarah palin's campaign contribution.  
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12. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 20, 2011, 09:18 sauron
 
If they really want to extend the life of those games, they'll port them over to iPad/Pod, Android, and NDS. If I see yet another JRPG on any one of those platforms I'm gonna scream.

Uh, except for the cute manga girls with the short skirts. Those can stay.

 
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11. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 20, 2011, 04:37 StingingVelvet
 
Overon wrote on Jan 19, 2011, 22:41:
So the new pattern for gaming is such:
Release the game at full price.
Wait a few months and then here come the digital discounts.
Wait a little bit longer for DLC inside a special edition of the game at full price.
Remove DRM years later, and sell the game at a small price.

Looks like games these days can now extend their revenue generation by removing the DRM.

Yeah, I have a feeling recent games with DRM will never have it removed for those versions, but some distant day a DRM free version will be sold elsewhere for more money. Yay!

I love GOG for games I never bought, or games I no longer have, but I am not paying $10 a piece for these games I already own to get them DRM free, sorry. I'll just crack the old disc checks where needed.
 
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10. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 20, 2011, 04:18 Parias
 
All the better reason to spread the word then - GOG deserves all the business it can get.  
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9. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 20, 2011, 03:46 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 20, 2011, 00:05:
Not sure why anyone would choose to buy these from Impulse instead of GOG. GOG is much more flexible and offers free bonus content like soundtracks, manuals and wallpapers.
There are people, who have no idea that something like GOG.com exists.
 
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8. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 20, 2011, 00:05 Jerykk
 
Not sure why anyone would choose to buy these from Impulse instead of GOG. GOG is much more flexible and offers free bonus content like soundtracks, manuals and wallpapers.  
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7. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 19, 2011, 23:48 Dev
 
Blue,
"and DRM" should be "any DRM"
 
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6. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 19, 2011, 23:46 Icewind
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 19, 2011, 22:17:
How about updating some more of the old SSI gold box games? That'd rock!

Why? You can run them easily in DOSbox and if you want visual updates just run it in an HQ filter.

And if you mean the controls you can do what I did and make a custom mapper for them in DOSbox that maps the keyboard commands to your controller. I went through the three Krynn games and Curse of the Azure bonds/Gateway to the Savage Frontier with that setup.
 
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5. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 19, 2011, 23:44 Icewind
 
entr0py wrote on Jan 19, 2011, 23:16:
Awesome. One question though. Weren't they DRM free to begin with?

Actually the original had something called "Laser lock" on it which was just a simple disc check. Later patches combined with a full install removed that requirement, however.

IWD 2 had a disc check too. I know because I removed it.

The rest I'm not entirely sure.
 
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4. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 19, 2011, 23:16 entr0py
 
Awesome. One question though. Weren't they DRM free to begin with?  
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3. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 19, 2011, 22:41 Overon
 
So the new pattern for gaming is such:
Release the game at full price.
Wait a few months and then here come the digital discounts.
Wait a little bit longer for DLC inside a special edition of the game at full price.
Remove DRM years later, and sell the game at a small price.

Looks like games these days can now extend their revenue generation by removing the DRM.
 
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2. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 19, 2011, 22:17 Cutter
 
How about updating some more of the old SSI gold box games? That'd rock!
 
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1. Re: DRM-Free D&D RPGs Jan 19, 2011, 21:11 Techie714 ©
 
GOG.com FTW!!!  
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