GOG.com Bethesda Softworks Sale

GOG.com announces a holiday celebration that sees them putting their entire Bethesda Softworks catalog on sale for 75% off, not counting games they are offering for free. Here's the deal on the deal:
With a new free game in our catalog: Bio Menace, something of a mix between the smooth and joyous gameplay of Commander Keen, and the alien weirdness of the original Duke Nukem platformers. The spacey 2D shooter by 3D Realms is now part of our selection of free, truly worth playing, classics.

With a Happy Holiday Sale from GOG.com & Bethesda:
Have a holly, jolly discount. It's the best time of the year. We don't know if there will be snow, but have a cup of deal. It's up to 75% off the entire Bethesda catalog on GOG.com - including the three and only classic Fallout games, as well as some of the best shooters in history: the retro Wolfenstein 3D & Return to Castle duo, The Ultimate DOOM, DOOM II & Final DOOM alongside the Quake series (from the singleplayer gory of Quake + Quake II, through the timeless mutliplayer mayhem of Quake III). Finally, there's the chance to explore the history of The Elder Scrolls with classics like Morrowind, Battlespire, and Redguard.

As always, any purchase from the Bethesda catalog on GOG.com comes with a free copy of The Elder Scrolls: Arena and The Elder Scrolls Chapter II: Daggerfall!
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Dec 22, 2015, 23:51
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Dec 22, 2015, 23:51
 
Daggerfall is definitely a game which you can't binge on. Well, you can, but if you do it will drive you insane as you get lost in a massive, labyrinthine dungeon where the quest item is no where to be found. But if, when you reach that point, you save and call it a day, and come back later with fresh eyes, typically you find that quest item, and gradually make your way back to the dungeon exit, feeling a pretty huge sense of accomplishment.

Daggerfall is broken in so many ways, but what it does well is that it challenges you, gives you a real sense of character progression, and constantly surprises you with little details that you never notice the first, or second, or third time, through. It is not a modern game however, and you have to be willing to put up with design and interface conventions that were just shy of the maturity that began to be achieved in the late 90s. Still, solving the main quest of Daggerfall, with it's twisting branches, dead ends, and truly intricate plot, is one of those gaming feats that ranks up there with slaying the Spider Mastermind (Doom) or retrieving the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom and becoming the Avatar of Virtue (Ultima 4).
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Dec 22, 2015, 16:44
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Acleacius wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 10:42:
mag wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 01:09:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 21, 2015, 23:57:
Oh, I thought GOG worked it's magic with DOSBox to get a pretty stable Daggerfall. Or it just could have been a wishful thinking, kind of daydream! Please

My understanding is that Daggerball was just a buggy buggy mess to start with. Can't fix that!
I bought it at release, and the major issue I remember was Sound Blaster incompatibility. Iirc it was one of the first to use the new SB tech. Also, wasn't there a patch or two to fix the broken quests. Since it's free, guess it really isn't as big of issue and it's probably the most stable version atm.

There were many patches to fix many broken quests. Some are still broken. Some may work some of the time and break at others. The bug level in this game is ASTOUNDING, even after 12 or so official patches and several community ones.

Even ignoring the bugs the gameplay itself can be confusing and unintuitive, making quests impossible without you realizing it or just getting you stuck with no idea of what to do next. With some persistence, wise use of multiple saves and backups, and probably some cheats, it may still be a game worth playing. I've been playing it for a month and having a good time. But there are days where I just throw my hands in disgust and I come close to uninstalling and never looking back.

It's technically pretty stable though Runs smooth, doesn't really crash, controls can be configured to be fine etc.
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Dec 22, 2015, 10:42
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mag wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 01:09:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 21, 2015, 23:57:
Oh, I thought GOG worked it's magic with DOSBox to get a pretty stable Daggerfall. Or it just could have been a wishful thinking, kind of daydream! Please

My understanding is that Daggerball was just a buggy buggy mess to start with. Can't fix that!
I bought it at release, and the major issue I remember was Sound Blaster incompatibility. Iirc it was one of the first to use the new SB tech. Also, wasn't there a patch or two to fix the broken quests. Since it's free, guess it really isn't as big of issue and it's probably the most stable version atm.
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Dec 22, 2015, 09:43
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nin wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 08:46:
Nucas wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 01:33:
mother fuck, bought a copy of quake 1 because i just want a version that runs with the music and all and no mounting images or anything and they're selling it without the soundtrack.

Read here. It's included, and you can extract it.


Kyle from hardocp wrote about Quake HD Remix. OH MAN, SWEET.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/12/17/played_quake_lately#.VnlhA_krJD8
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Dec 22, 2015, 08:46
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Nucas wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 01:33:
mother fuck, bought a copy of quake 1 because i just want a version that runs with the music and all and no mounting images or anything and they're selling it without the soundtrack.

Read here. It's included, and you can extract it.

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Dec 22, 2015, 08:10
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"single player gory of quake"?

Bollocks to that. While the original campaign was fun, that paled into insignificance compared to the absolute mayhem that quakeworld/glquakewworld was. Still play it now, ultraviolence and basewalk/aerowalk alongside some of the ztndm maps are still a great example of how maps should flow for pvp.
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Dec 22, 2015, 05:15
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Nucas wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 01:33:
mother fuck, bought a copy of quake 1 because i just want a version that runs with the music and all and no mounting images or anything and they're selling it without the soundtrack.
The soundtrack is there. Its played ingame and you can rip it to any format you like, when you mount Gog's image file to a virtual drive.
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Dec 22, 2015, 04:16
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 02:59:
I've noticed that whenever GoG has a big sale, a steam sale follows the next day or so. Lets see what happens this time...

The Steam winter sale has already been leaked as happening today.
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Dec 22, 2015, 02:59
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I've noticed that whenever GoG has a big sale, a steam sale follows the next day or so. Lets see what happens this time...
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mother fuck, bought a copy of quake 1 because i just want a version that runs with the music and all and no mounting images or anything and they're selling it without the soundtrack.
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Dec 22, 2015, 01:09
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Acleacius wrote on Dec 21, 2015, 23:57:
Oh, I thought GOG worked it's magic with DOSBox to get a pretty stable Daggerfall. Or it just could have been a wishful thinking, kind of daydream! Please

My understanding is that Daggerball was just a buggy buggy mess to start with. Can't fix that!
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Oh, I thought GOG worked it's magic with DOSBox to get a pretty stable Daggerfall. Or it just could have been a wishful thinking, kind of daydream! Please
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Dec 21, 2015, 23:04
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Although in fairness those two free games have been freeware distributed by Bethesda itself for over a decade now. Still, Daggerfall is pretty darn cool if you can get past the bugs.
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Dec 21, 2015, 22:22
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Too bad they don't offer Future Shock, wouldn't mind having it to complete my collection from the olden days! :Terminator Smiley here: Nod

Still, one free game and 2 more free games if you buy at least one Bethesda game is a great deal.
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