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Signed On Jun 30, 2006, 08:51
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News Comments > BioShock: The Collection Announced
2. Re: BioShock: The Collection Announced Jun 30, 2016, 09:39 hoolaparara
Linux version on GOG and I'll buy it at release.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
36. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Jun 14, 2016, 04:08 hoolaparara
Wowsers. Bethesda must have seen Australians bending over the showerblock! My first thought on this was a way to keep the price up, then my second thought was they probably upped the price on the current version for the freebie. According to steams the legendary edition is 39% off at $55.78! According to the standard price was $49.99 (already 10 more than US).

Remember, never drop the soap kids!
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Tease
28. Re: BioShock Infinite Tease Apr 14, 2016, 02:11 hoolaparara
Hopefully with a DRM free GOG release!. Cmon! Its possible!  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Wildfire
11. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Wildfire Feb 18, 2016, 18:02 hoolaparara
Having played the new Cruise map I can't help but wonder why they didn't just put one of those velvet ropes across the boarding ramp, then the whole terrorist incident wouldn't have happened.  
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News Comments > SEGA Freebies
5. Re: SEGA Freebies Feb 16, 2016, 19:19 hoolaparara
So the Sega classics thing is just an emulator?

I was trying to work out what you got. Hell Yeah and Jet Set Radio appear as items in the game list. I could not find golden axe but there is a Sega genesis & mega drive classic items which I thought might be the Sega Classics.. but it only contained golden axe.

So it seems like Sega Classics is a non item.;
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News Comments > Pardo: Olympics Should Include Esports [Updated]
29. Re: Blizzard: Olympics Should Include Esports Dec 24, 2014, 17:54 hoolaparara
The Olympics already needs to be slimmed down, not have the addition of the athletic equivalent of a chunk of lard deep fried in vegetable oil then dipped in olive oil.  
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News Comments > Gooseman Outs Half-Life 3 and L4D3 Development?
18. Re: Gooseman Outs Half-Life 3 and L4D3 Development? May 22, 2014, 19:47 hoolaparara
I don't know why people are still interested in half life 3.. Hasn't everybody worked by now that when it does come its going to be a tradeable card game?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 04:21 hoolaparara
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 19:03:
PHJF wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 18:32:
I just migrated my library to new OS/SSD and simply copied over /steamapps/

That works if you reinstall Steam over the top. It doesn't seem to work (anymore) if you're trying to just add games back into an existing Steam installation.

Some games will reinstall if I just launch them, but so far it's about 50-50. Sigh.

Did you back up the acf files with them? I noticed when I was trying to cheat on downloading the various versions of civilization 4 (since the mods have complete copies of everything that came before) that steam ignores what is actually there if the acf file for the game in the Steam/steamapps directory says its not there.

I think ACF is also quite recent so some games you have backed up may still use the old system?
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Another Steam Wonder bundle Dec 16, 2012, 23:07 hoolaparara
Might just be in Australia but

Price of individual games: $8.73 USD
Bundle cost: $9.99 USD

On The Crysis Maximum Edition thing on steam.

In fact its the same thing full price too now I notice.
Crysis is $14.99, Warhead $19.99.. the bundle $39.99!

(and still the cheaper price is more then reckon it is going for).
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Free Weekend and Sale
10. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Free Weekend and Sale Dec 14, 2012, 17:39 hoolaparara
Well that's disappointing. I thought I'd try the free trial to see if it was available from the unmetered steam server on my new wireless connection (8GB a month only, but I'm finally in a broadband world). But I can't get any of the little tools people have made to block steam from other content servers on wine so I have to use my only late windows machine which only has 10 GB free and I find despite the steam store page saying it needs

Hard Drive: 8 GB free hard drive space

Steam wants 15189MB! Another wonderfully accurate store page and I see the Civ IV page still suggests it works on win 2k!
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
43. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 19:26 hoolaparara
I've not seen anybody else suggest it, but I reckon even before Windows 8 was released there was a marketing report in a desk somewhere with a couple of empty boxes to plug in numbers from windows 8.

What does it say?

Well it says that the data compiled show that home users almost never installed an application from disc, entirely using the windows store to buy their software. So in future in order to provide our users with what they want and to improve security with Windows 9(tm) Home and Home Premium editions will only run software from the Windows Store. Users wishing to install specialist niche software from disc are recommended to buy the Windows Professional version of the software.

In unrelated news, the price of Windows Professional has risen by 100% for single licenses.

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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Sep 28, 2012, 23:01 hoolaparara
GOG also have an end of line sale on Perimeter and Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (66% off) which are going to great Codemasters licensing graveyard in the sky on Monday.

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News Comments > Black Mesa Source This Month
63. Re: Black Mesa Source This Month Sep 3, 2012, 03:46 hoolaparara
Ah now I understand the panic shopping at the supermarket.  
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 "Secret Project" Plans
18. Re: Team Fortress 2 Feb 4, 2012, 21:10 hoolaparara
Apparently they've signed an exclusive deal with a high price italian shoe maker to sell digital versions!  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM
42. Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM Jan 25, 2012, 21:52 hoolaparara
As the CEO of a major multi-national, we have spent a fortune bribing convincing politicians the world over to pass free trade agreements so we can move out manufacturing to countries with the the most child lab lowest manufacturing costs and outsourcing our IT/call centres to the lowest quote.

If you allow the consumer to outsource their purchasing you undermine the whole capitalist system! We did not get all this legislation passed to save them money! Think of what this would do to our profits and my bonuses! Won't somebody please think of the CEOs!

Personally I blame the education system. If they didn't keep educating the consumer, they would not know Russia exists and be thinking about buying genuine goods at cheaper prices there or anywhere else!

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News Comments > On Sale
30. Re: Origin Sucks Nov 28, 2011, 02:41 hoolaparara
Dead Space 2 for $5? I see 75% off at $17.49 here.. so the aussie price multiplier is 3.5 for this one!  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Nov 28, 2011, 01:47 hoolaparara
Hey a thread starter!

I read the train simulator review and,
There are those in the RailWorks community that feel this free upgrade should have been optional. However happy you may be with TS 2012ís performance (and Iíd count myself as content) itís hard to disagree.

Other reasons for resenting the change include add-on aggravation: if youíve got loads of third-party content, you may find that some of it no longer functions perfectly. With DLC such a central plank of the RailWorks/TS 2012 brand, the lack of robust backwards compatibility is pretty disappointing.

Another example of why I can't stand why people crave auto-patch so much. Here's seemingly a whole game being replaced with something new. Breaking stuff and bringing machines to their knees. And the guy who owns it.. no choice but to take the update even if it's unusable afterwards.
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Nov 26, 2011, 19:18 hoolaparara
I reckon more than half the games I've looked at in these steam sales have been almost twice as much for australians. Civ V $16.99 says steamgamesales.. $30.99 when I get there.. LA Noire was $24.99 says teamgamesales.. $44.99 when I go there.. Amazing.  
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PC Gaming > What long dead gaming websites did visit regularly?
26. Re: What long dead gaming websites did visit regularly? Nov 12, 2011, 04:02 hoolaparara
Xymph wrote on Jan 29, 2010, 05:17:
PC Games Archives on (oh, you said websites... but in its defense, this archive is preserved here )
The PC Release List (before and after folding into Adrenaline Vault)
a 3D game demos page in Sweden in the mid-90's I can't remember the name of
Gone Gold
Games Domain (Ultimate Gaming Resource)
3D Files (formerly 3DfxMania)
3D Gamers

Bit of a thread liching.. but I've got to thank xymph for this.. For about 6 months I've been trying to remember what the hell the downloadable magazine I read in the early/mid 90s was. Game Bytes is what it was called and being fairly generic would never have got it. but all the issues are on the above ftp site!

Ah that dos text look....
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Oct 28, 2011, 08:36 hoolaparara
Amnesia and Penumbra worth looking at?

I see they've still got that quirky thing where you can get a pack for more than the individual games (Stalker games at $3.74 for SoC and CoP and 8.74 for the pack!)

Another on of those nice region things, I noticed this big mass of games on the steamsales website which informed that bioshock 2 was $4.99.. Australia it's $12.49! (but still 75% off).

Also checking out the GOG halloween, Is Vampire The Masquerade - Redemption worth it?
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