Windows GOG Bethesda Classic Sale

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  1. Washac macrumors 68020

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    Pop over to GOG to see what is on offer in the Bethesda Classics Sale, you may fancy some DOOM or Quake maybe some Elder Scrolls III Morrowind GOTY Edition or some of the others on offer such as Fallout Fallout 2 or Tactics.

    Go on you know you want to :)

    http://www.gog.com/
     
  2. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    I notice they got the early Fallout games back and gave them slightly different names in the store. I own the three of them but they are called Fallout Classic, Fallout 2 Classic and Fallout Tactics Classic. The new (same) releases that are back now drop the classic from the names or maybe my releases picked up the Classic postfix. I don't know. Anyway, the cheapskates won't just put the first two Elder Scrolls games into our libraries even when we own games that qualify under the current offer. I'm sure the reason being it is Bethesda now and was not before. Really though, they are already free elsewhere. It would have been nice if they just gave us the convenience.

    Complaints aside, very happy with the classic releases of late including these. It'll be nice to pickup all things Elder Scrolls with convenient installers, etc. I hope Morrowind includes the editor so I can modify my "Better Ravirr" mod because he needs more money so I can sell him more junk faster. I have the game on discs, one of the few I still do but it's a pain to install it just to get the editor and it's copy protected, etc. not that I don't have the means to deal with that saved away with my favorite mods, etc. I played a lot of really awesome content mods back in the day yet I never did play the expansions I owned (both of them) nor finish the actual main quest. I was too busy looting and pillaging the Vivec treasury and taking over the world.
     
  3. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hi Ya, cannot seem to read your post correctly what is free where ?
     
  4. Janichsan macrumors 6502a

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    The first two Elder Scrolls games, Arena and Daggerfall. You can download them for free from the official Elder Scrolls website. Technically, you also get them for free from GOG, but only when you buy another Bethesda game…
     
  5. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah yes those two, thanks :)
     
  6. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    The first two Elder Scrolls games. I downloaded both from one of Bethesda's web pages. I don't recall now where on their site they made them available. I would think they still are.

    Daggerfall and I have to confess I am forgetting the name of the first game now that came before it.
     
  7. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Here you go. I went and found them because I am a sweet guy despite what they say!

    http://www.elderscrolls.com/arena/

    http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall

    You will need to set these up in Boxer which should be easy enough. I just grabbed them again myself while thinking of it. I forget where I buried the copies I had.

    Various cool Daggerfall stuff can be found here: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Daggerfall:Files

    I imagine the above site has stuff for other ES games too. I didn't check. Just found and bookmarked this site myself.

    Just for fun, the Redguard page: http://www.elderscrolls.com/redguard/

    And the Battlespire page: http://www.elderscrolls.com/battlespire/

    And oh, what the hell? Who can get enough Morrowind? http://www.elderscrolls.com/morrowind/

    Enjoy! :D

    Oops! I see now Janichsan already provided the links. Well, here's some extra ones for added value!
     
  8. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for all that, and yes I use Boxer :)
     
  9. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    According to a few people on GoG the versions of the Morrowind games they are offering if you buy another Bethesda game are betters versions and run better than the ones on the Morrowind site.

    Cannot confirm this though.
     
  10. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    Better versions? That is interesting, I'd be interested in finding out.

    ? Anybody else think that, in the time they spent playing Morrowind, they could have instead learned a foreign language or 2?
     
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  12. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    The OpenMW Morrowind project that lets you play Morrowind with improvements natively in OS X is coming along nicely and is fully playable at this point from what I understand from someone who has been playing it

    https://openmw.org/en/

    There are some more substantial graphical enhancements being worked on so where I am busy with Dragon Age Orgins currently, I'll just be monitoring progress and pick this up at a later date. Awesome project though! You do of course need to own the game so you can use its assets within OpenMW.
     
  13. antonis macrumors 68000

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    Hehe, I prefer not to think that way. Alas, the time I've spent in WoW I could be an astronaut.
     
  14. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    If it hadn't been for the time I spent in Norrath playing EverQuest I could have saved Stephen Hawking a lot of trouble by figuring out and explaining black holes to him so he wouldn't need to spend time on that.
     
  15. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    I loved Morrowind, but when I think of the amount of time I spent casting a lock spell on a chest, just so I could unlock it and gain experience in that skill...over and over...and all the other things...it just is a bit embarrassing. I could never mention it outside of this forum!
     
  16. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, certain skills in EQ were painful to bring up to decent useful levels. I actually did fishing on my cleric main just to do it. I think I wanted the ability to catch certain fish in various places for cooking and possibly brewing too. Yes, I was crazy enough to do crafting in EverQuest. I like it actually. I should remember this well and now I am drawing a blank but I loved the crafting area on the ships. It was an awesome place to go hang out and craft for hours on end.

    I always though of the time waster stuff as just being relaxing activities, very low key screwing around just to relax and have fun doing whatever. There was always some carrot at the end of a very long stick too and it was satisfying to finally get it. I camped certain mobs in relative solitude for many hours at a time to get something good from them. Remember the pain of placeholder mobs? You'd wait for the mob to pop again after killing it only to get the placeholder again, not the named that maybe would drop whatever it was you were after and maybe they wouldn't so you'd have to keep trying longer still, perhaps a great deal longer. I must be nuts but to me there was something fun about all that. It was a definite love/hate thing. We all complained about it and yet we all did it for various stuff.

    I remember camping Vaniki for his slowing weapon for my little SK alt. It was an awesome weapon for him to have solo, whack the mob until slow lands and then swap via the bandolier to your good weapon and hack the slowed mob to death. Good times! The elusive rat Vaniki finally popped after a very long time but then I ran into an unexpected problem. As a cleric, I relied heavily on reverse damage shields to kill stuff but I had no snare. Speaking of which I cleared the almost the who damned Plane of Growth so I could forsake my religion and kill Tunare for her slowing weapon that a cleric could use but I grew impatient and didn't finish the clear, taking my chances. It did not go well. The rest of the zone came running when she called and they all swarmed and killed me. Then the zone fully repopped because too much time had elapsed. I never did go back and try that again. Anyway, so I finally get Vaniki but he turns and runs away at low health and gimpy cleric hammer dps just isn't enough to kill him without a snare and my dps constantly breaks any roots I cast on him so I just can't kill the bugger. Fortunately, a friend of mine ran all the way out there to help me and as a monk her dps was so good the lack of snare was not a problem. Actually, think she may even have had an AA snare but she would not have needed it to kill him before he got far anyway. The SK was already parked at a good spot to run in and loot the no drop prize from the dead Vaniki so I logged me out, logged him in and bingo! Little guy gets wicked uber weapon. So sweet!

    Man I loved EverQuest. I still love it. Pretty soon I am going to go level another alt there. I have a bunch of fully twinked out to the max alts with really nice classic twink stuff, toys, full sets of defiant and fabled armor to take them all the way to around level 75 or so. It's really fun after time away to go play one. Last time I leveled my baby Mage up to 75 I think it was solo and he was kicking butt and taking names, him and rock man his earth pet. Tons of fun!

    I am so dumb sometimes but I am going to leave this little off topic nostalgia trip up anyway for anyone who ever played EQ or might wonder what it was like. I thought you were talking about skilling up lock picking in EverQuest which also would be a time consuming affair of many clicks. I forgot what the heck thread I was in. Sorry!

    Anyway, EQ is open world old school fun. It's a little like Morrowind when you solo actually just an order of magnitude more time consuming is all.
     

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