Downloading a demo and buying it using a credit card? NEED HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Leroy33, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Leroy33 macrumors newbie

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    New to the forums but I'd appreciate some help.
    I am currently a PC user but I just ordered a macbook today*the 2.4ghz version)
    Anyways, I wouldn't call myself a hard core gamer but I occasionally like to play COD4, Age of empires 3, age of mythology and spore.
    Ive noticed that apple.com offers demos of these games I think.
    I was wondering if I can buy the full version of the game from the demo, like sometimes game demos go for a 60 minute trial and you can either buy the game and keep playing or just uninstall it, is it the same with mac games?
     
  2. imassents macrumors 6502

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    It's up to each game developer whether or not they want to program it that way. I doubt the games you've listed will support it.
     
  3. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Many casual games are like that. You download the entire game and it has either a timer or a progress cutoff that stops you. As Leroy said, and I agree, the games you mentioned most likely are stand alone demos. Full versions will have to purchased separately.
     
  4. Leroy33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dang,
    oh well, thanks for the info guys
    its kinda hard to buy those games i mentioned earlier cuz i live in tokyo, and i want the english versions
     
  5. 7254278 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe you can order them online, or maybe your local store offer english version, or the game its self offers for you to select a language upon installation.
     
  6. Leroy33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i checked out two apple stores in tokyo yesterday, the ginza one and the shibuya one. the only games or should i say game that i found, that was an english version was Civilization 4. It was priced at about 7,000 yen or 70 dollars......
    i think i might just go to akihabara and hope for some better deals there.
    thnks for all the help guys!
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Maybe buy it off eBay or Amazon and have them ship it to you?
     
  8. Leroy33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ebay is a good idea but shipping fees and custom fees are just crazy,
    amazon might be good. i think i can only order from the japanese amazon site since im living in Japan at the moment. I'll check it out, thanks for you suggestion.,
     
  9. leumluath macrumors member

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    Unless there are some special Japanese restrictions, it shouldn't be a problem. I've ordered from the UK Amazon store and had things shipped to the US. Just set yourself up with an account on the foreign site.


     

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