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Revisor
31-01-2012, 12:53 PM
My dearest love
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/thief_gold

Also there is a lot of fan missions (although Thief2 is the favourite game for FMs) if you don't have enough of Garrett
http://thiefmissions.com/search.cgi?search=%2Bgame%3Dt1&sort=title#m

Jams O'Donnell
31-01-2012, 01:04 PM
You can never have enough Garrett.

Althea
31-01-2012, 01:25 PM
See, as much as I think it's cool Eidos is on GOG, aren't the prices just a little too high? (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thief-Complete-Collection-PC-DVD/dp/B002LVUKIS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328016293&sr=8-2)

Jams O'Donnell
31-01-2012, 01:27 PM
Truth! Thief is one of my favourite games, but if I was going to buy it again I sure wouldn't pay $10 for it.

Althea
31-01-2012, 01:38 PM
Truth! Thief is one of my favourite games, but if I was going to buy it again I sure wouldn't pay $10 for it.
According to Amazon, for <£17 you can get the three Mastertronic packs. 3 Thief games, 2 Deus Ex games, 4 Hitman games. I would guess they're all fully patched and work just as well as GOG editions on Win Vista/7 due to their recent repackagings.

That £17 from GOG would get... three games?

sabrage
31-01-2012, 01:40 PM
Thief Gold was actually a pain in the ass to get running on XP.

Should really check names before I respond, don't even know why I bother.

Revisor
31-01-2012, 01:43 PM
I can see at least one advantage of GOG - it can run on modern systems without tinkering.
Don't know it that's enough for you.

Althea
31-01-2012, 01:44 PM
I can see at least one advantage of GOG - it can run on modern systems without tinkering.
Don't know it that's enough for you.
Yeah, that's a benefit of GOG, but Eidos' pricing is still bizarrely high.

Same with Epic's, actually.

airtekh
31-01-2012, 01:54 PM
Bought.

Now Thief 2 please Gog. :D

agentorange
31-01-2012, 01:54 PM
Books written in the 1800s still cost upwards of $10. Why should a game, a great game at that, made in 1998 cost any less?

Althea
31-01-2012, 02:09 PM
Books written in the 1800s still cost upwards of $10. Why should a game, a great game at that, made in 1998 cost any less?
Because the game market is constantly fluctuating whereas the book market tends to be fairly stable?

I'm not saying $10 is a bad price, I'm saying that it's not a good price when other deals are available. $10 for one game or £4.50 for three. Not a hard choice.

sabrage
31-01-2012, 02:45 PM
Why would I want three shitty games when I can have one incredible one? I'm usually motivated more by which games are actually worth my time than I am by their price.

c-Row
31-01-2012, 02:48 PM
Why would I want three shitty games when I can have one incredible one? I'm usually motivated more by which games are actually worth my time than I am by their price.

But both packages include the incredible one, so why pay $10 for it?

Althea
31-01-2012, 02:49 PM
Why would I want three shitty games when I can have one incredible one? I'm usually motivated more by which games are actually worth my time than I am by their price.
Three shitty games? I'm talking about the Thief pack. It's cheaper than the GOG price for Thief Gold alone. So you'd get the game and two others for less. Given that Eidos have sold the Thief games for years through Mastertronic, either in the three pack or even single games via Sold Out, it seems bizarre that they decided to sell for $10.

sabrage
31-01-2012, 03:05 PM
Three shitty games? I'm talking about the Thief pack. It's cheaper than the GOG price for Thief Gold alone. So you'd get the game and two others for less. Given that Eidos have sold the Thief games for years through Mastertronic, either in the three pack or even single games via Sold Out, it seems bizarre that they decided to sell for $10.
Apologies, thought you were using "£4.50 for three" as a hypothetical example. That not being the case, like I said, Thief Gold doesnotsimply run out of the box.

Althea
31-01-2012, 03:10 PM
Apologies, thought you were using "£4.50 for three" as a hypothetical example. That not being the case, like I said, Thief Gold doesnotsimply run out of the box.
Still doesn't justify a $10 price tag, at least in my opinion.

sabrage
31-01-2012, 03:11 PM
Still doesn't justify a $10 price tag, at least in my opinion.
It took me several hours just to get it running a year or so ago, so:
http://i.imgur.com/GA38l.png
Here's (http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75031#install)what getting it running entails, and that doesn't even address the control issues.

Althea
31-01-2012, 03:27 PM
Regardless - the game has been available pretty much non-stop since release, mostly on budget labels with an average price of between £3.33 and £5. It's a little cheeky of Eidos to ask $10 (~£6.40) for it.

Kaira-
31-01-2012, 03:31 PM
10$ for a working-out-of-the-box classic game doesn't seem that bad to me. Especially if it's DRM-free.

sabrage
31-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Well, I'm certainly not buying it, but considering how often the game was asked for on GoG and how big of a hassle it is to get running, I don't think the price is unreasonable. Better than paying $60 for a brand-new game that still doesn't work, anyways.

Snargelfargen
31-01-2012, 04:30 PM
I'm just gonna copy/paste the instructions I gave to someone in another forum. Thief Gold works after doing this:

1. Make sure you have the game patched to the latest version.
2. Install DDFIX. This should let the game work with most modern graphics cards. This thread will walk you through installing it: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121449
3. You will need to tell the game to use only one core of your processor. I'll link again to save space: http://www.thief-thecircle.com/guides/hyperthreading/

After following these steps I was able to get Thief working. If you do run into any problems, you can get help on the TTLG forums which are still quite active: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=153

Edit: that's the legacy gaming part of the forum, but the thief section is here (http://www.ttlg.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=153)http://www.ttlg.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=83

****ing hyperlinks. Sorry, I don't know what is happening there ^^^

Danny252
31-01-2012, 08:34 PM
I'm just gonna copy/paste the instructions I gave to someone in another forum. Thief Gold works after doing this:

1. Make sure you have the game patched to the latest version.
2. Install DDFIX. This should let the game work with most modern graphics cards. This thread will walk you through installing it: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121449
3. You will need to tell the game to use only one core of your processor. I'll link again to save space: http://www.thief-thecircle.com/guides/hyperthreading/

After following these steps I was able to get Thief working. If you do run into any problems, you can get help on the TTLG forums which are still quite active: http://www.ttlg.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=153

Edit: that's the legacy gaming part of the forum, but the thief section is here (http://www.ttlg.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=153)http://www.ttlg.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=83

****ing hyperlinks. Sorry, I don't know what is happening there ^^^

For #3, Darkloader has an option to do that for you as well. The above also applies to Thief 2, in case anyone was wondering.

Roufuss
31-01-2012, 09:36 PM
10$ for a working-out-of-the-box classic game doesn't seem that bad to me. Especially if it's DRM-free.

Except it doesn't seem to be working out of the box at all, going by GOG's forums.

Glad I checked over there and here before buying it. $10 is overpricing the game when I have to fix the compatibility issues myself... at that point I'll just go buy one of the collections for the same price or cheaper and get more bang for my buck.

GOG is getting sloppier on their releases it seems... not sure I really trust them on anything other than DOSBox games and games that already work no problem on newer operating systems. I wonder if this was even tested without the use of outside programs?

agentorange
01-02-2012, 08:15 AM
I just bought it to spite everyone who's saying it costs too much. TAKE THAT!

hamster
01-02-2012, 10:41 AM
I pirated it to spite the people who thinks it's Okay! Gimme a heads up when you read this post so I can delete the game.

uk_john
09-04-2012, 02:07 AM
They have a policy of "no refunds", yet their "Outcast" has all the problems it ever had, and plenty of purchasers said so, yet only gamers are trying to come up with home-made patches and fixes and their is not a peep from GOG. Also there is the problem of patches being made just for the GOG version by the developers, leaving the original buyers stuck with any problems, despite the fact those original customers kept the company float back when!

Kelron
09-04-2012, 02:09 AM
They have a policy of "no refunds", yet their "Outcast" has all the problems it ever had, and plenty of purchasers said so, yet only gamers are trying to come up with home-made patches and fixes and their is not a peep from GOG. Also there is the problem of patches being made just for the GOG version by the developers, leaving the original buyers stuck with any problems, despite the fact those original customers kept the company float back when!

Why are you digging up old threads to complain about slightly related issues?

Winged Nazgul
09-04-2012, 03:36 PM
I'm probably the wrong person to espouse GOG's point of view of pricing considering I've bought a total of one game from them and have bought umpteen Steam games but they do have a point from this recent interview:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/04/06/gog-talks-preserving-value-of-games-slow-death-of-drm


Even while sales numbers skyrocket for both Valve and the publishers who line Steam’s catalog, GOG thinks they’re out-and-out hurting the industry.

“Heavy discounts are bad for gamers,” Rambourg explained. “If a gamer buys a game he or she doesn’t want just because it’s on sale, they’re being trained to make bad purchases, and they’re also learning that games aren’t valuable. We all know gamers who spend more every month on games than they want to, just because there were too many games that were discounted too deeply. That’s not good for anyone.”



“We provide a lot of value in our games that goes beyond just the price. This is one of the key ways we fight against piracy, after all: providing gamers with more value than a pirate does. We actually generate more than half of our revenue from full-price sales, simply because we keep our prices reasonable in the first place. Our average sale tends to be around 40% – 50% off; that’s plenty of incentive to pick up a game if you’re interested or if you just think you might like to try it because you’re not sure about the game, but not some crazy 75% or 85% discount that damages the long-term value of a game.”