best place to buy civ 4 for mac and expansions?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Shivetya, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Online preferred, direct download even better.

    CIV 4 in bootcamp simply blue screens on me (IRQL not equal?)
     
  2. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I've bought Cod4 from GameAgent, and I wouldn't recommend it--very stringent DRM. I got two copies of Beyond the Sword on eBay--one for me and one for a friend--pretty cheaply, $18 and $25.
     
  4. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    Whats the deal with Aspyrs DRM ?
    You download the DMG, and put it on an external HDD.
    Then you got 5 activations before you have to ask the support guys to give you additional 5 activations. IMHO secuROM is far worse than Aspyr. And seriously, if you plan to install a game more than 10 times, you're doing something wrong... I only used ONE of my activations on all of my games so far, its not like Windows where I have to re-format my HDD / re-install every once in a while...
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It's more about principle. Sure, I probably won't get snagged by the DRM. But I shouldn't have limits to install something that I own. And what happens in five or ten years' time, when I decide to fire up the game again, but I'm out of installs and Game Agent is out of business. What do I do then?
     
  6. pooky macrumors 6502

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    You buy a different game. They don't care. Yes it sucks.

    Look on the bright side. The new game you have to buy in 5 years will require that you authorize it every time you play it, and for the entire time you play it. This means, to launch the game, you will need to provide a fingerprint, RFID scan, optical scan, blood sample, semen sample, and voice print. You will also need a probe inserted into your temple at all times while you play; this verifies your identity and ensures that you don't switch seats and allow another person to play after the initial authentication. That would be against the license agreement. You did read that, right?
     
  7. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    I fell off my chair laughing while reading that :p
     

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