Call of Duty 4 for $24.99 as digital download from Aspyr

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  1. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    Just came across this:

    You can get the digital download of CoD4 from Aspyr's GameAgent website
    for currently $29.99 - if you add the promo code N287WE14 during checkout,
    you will get $5.00 off. Downloading it right now with a good 2 MB/sec, just
    wanted to let you know about this offer.

    Especially when you live in the EU, where CoD4 Mac is only available as
    a boxed set for €50 (about $72) this is actually a steal, because $25 are
    like €17 :p

    Another nice "feature" of the download version is that you don't have to
    have the CoD4 disc inserted to start up the game... ;)

    Edit1: You can checkout with either Credit Card or PayPal.
    Edit2: Link to Aspyr's store: http://www.gameagent.com/store/aspyr/DisplayHomePage
    Edit3: Apparently, the promo code doesn't work anymore :-(
    Edit4: You can download the patch to version 1.71 for the digital download version directly at Aspyr. Do NOT use the patch for the boxed version, this will produce errors.
    Edit5: Be advised that the download version is in English, both text and language - however it allows you to play on worldwide servers.
     
  2. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    That's amazing news - I've been waiting to get this at a decent price for ages. Thanks for the link and code.
     
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  4. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    Apparently so, but it's all relative. And I'm not a big gamer - I've just been looking for something to play that makes it worth switching the 9600 of my MBP on...:eek:
     
  5. padré macrumors regular

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    Seems like its not possible to enter a europe billing adress, I'm trying with a fake American one..
     
  6. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what I did. Worked fine, I checked out with PayPal.
    Not sure if it would decline the transaction if you use a credit card
    because of the billing address. However, if you have a credit card,
    its just a matter of seconds to set up a PayPal account - so you can
    get your game anyway.
     
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  8. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ewww, did you double check what you typed ? Its all in caps...
    2 of my friends were able to buy it like 3 hours ago with the code :(
    Maybe its limited use... sorry :(

    ($29 is still cheap, tho)
     
  9. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I am considering getting it (even though I owned COD4 on the PS3 for a week and MW2 is coming out soon), but have no idea how it will run for me. Apparently the Mac version runs at around 5 fps less than Windows? So I will try out the Windows demo.
     
  10. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Does that download get you the latest version though? The patch on Apple's site says it's only for the boxed version.
     
  11. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, you get the 1.5x version.
    The new patch for the digital download version can be downloaded
    from Aspyrs website, its about 250 MB. Updating was quick'n'easy.
     
  12. derekkang macrumors newbie

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    i unfortunately got the mac version.... the fps is extremely slow; ive hit as slow as 3 fps on a low ping, unlaggy server where i should be runnning 60-75 fps minimum...
     
  13. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You play on WHAT ?
    Mac with integrated graphics ***** like the GMA950 and 1 GB of RAM ?
    My friend even plays this on his Mac Mini from 2009 and it runs well.
     
  14. padré macrumors regular

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    Ok, I've got it to download via paypal (thx dragonforce)
    I allready owned a copy on windows but got tired of booting, It runs great on my macbook pro and on my mac pro.

    If anyone cares for a quick free-for-all match let me know ;)
     
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    I'm getting a server error when I click "Download Now"
     
  17. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Try again later. It worked for me and like 8 friends of mine + people from here... should be a temporary problem, don't worry.
     
  18. optyks macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any conclusive results for a brand new MBP with 2.2Ghz, 4 gigs ram, and an nvidia 9400m GT setup?
     
  19. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    How bad is the DRM on this game, and how many times will I be able to redownload it? I would buy it in a second if it weren't for this page I found.
     
  20. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, what I experienced is:

    - Download the game once, then burn it on a DL DVD or store it on your computer / external HDD. Its basically just a DMG file. No need to download it again.
    There is no store frontend or download manager needed.

    - The game seems to "digest" your hardware, and generates a fingerprint of it. The CSR told me that you can install the game unlimited times on the same computer (aka on the same "fingerprint") or up to 2 more times when the fingerprint changes (like 2 more different machines).

    For this little money, this seems fair to me.
    I bought it from Aspyr, and I love it. Not worrying about that DRM at all.
     
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  22. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Well considering it's the 21st, and the last post was on the 13th, it's no surprise.
     
  23. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    just letting everyone know so they wouldnt be surprised that its $55 again
     

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