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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by Mecron » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:46 am

lol no problem...hope you have a great time playing. Let us know how it goes! :D

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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by RazielD » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:59 pm

If anyone else is having trouble getting their impulse ANY dl to work, what I did was simply copy all the files from the install directory it chose (in my case C:\ of all places) and put them in the sots install folder.

That's all, it works fine for me now; despite it's prereq that it have an impulse version of the previous games (which I read too late heh).
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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by ColdSteel » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:47 pm

RazielD wrote:If anyone else is having trouble getting their impulse ANY dl to work, what I did was simply copy all the files from the install directory it chose (in my case C:\ of all places) and put them in the sots install folder.


Based on posts in other forums, this works for everythng except joining a multiplayer game. If you try to do that your map is corrupted and you can't play. Apparently you can host games, just not join them and play.

If anyone has a workaround for this issue please post here. I'd like to find a way to buy this mini-expansion without having to repurchase the original game and 2 expansions.
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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by RazielD » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:10 pm

Actually I discovered exactly that the other day.

Been hosting games just fine, even Mecron joined in one, using new ANY techs and ships and all. It's just joining other people's games that's a problem.

I removed the install and restored sots up to AMOC, then had Impulse search for them, which it found and identified as ultimate collection, just not 'activated' on impulse. I let it DL ANY again and it installed correctly, but now it can't find the CD key :evil:

I've since sent a message to Impulse support asking for help, here's hoping for a quick response. Otherwise, I can live with hosting :)
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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by RazielD » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:30 pm

Quick update: now I've fixed the CD key issue by manually adding its entry into the registry, however the MP joining issues remain. EDIT: these have now been resolved with a complete clean install and proper patching of AMOC up to 1.6.6 before applying ANY.


TBH I'd advise anyone trying to get the game atm to just go with steam's Complete Pack, that's SotS, BoB, AmoC AND ANY for 15,-. Doesn't get much better than that really.
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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by usermist2 » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:40 am

Unless you already have SotS, BoB, or AMoC from any source that isn't Steam, since Steam seems to think that you shouldn't own any non-Steam products. :roll:
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Post by GuiJay » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:27 pm

I personally try not to mix online vendors exactly for these reasons...
I had to make an exception with aMoC because that expansion was only availlable from gamersgate at the time, but my other downloads came from D2D.

Never had any problems, since its only downloading the executable/installer, which seems to be just about the same has copying a CD's content onto your HD, and doesn't involve a sometimes troublesome software manager (not that Steam or Impulse isn't nice, but they don't play well with others...)

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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by Carch » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:04 pm

I'm a double-dipper.

I bought the original game on GamersGate when it first came out, then bought the original game and all the expansions on Steam when ANY came out.

I mean, it's only $16 for the whole shebang, how can you go wrong?

usermist2 wrote:Unless you already have SotS, BoB, or AMoC from any source that isn't Steam, since Steam seems to think that you shouldn't own any non-Steam products. :roll:


Some products interoperate with their expansions on Steam.

I don't own many non-Steam products because it's so damn convenient and cheap to buy things on their evil weekend deals...
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Post by silvaril » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:50 pm

Heya

For those interested, the New Zealand online store Mighty Ape ( aka Game Planet ) now has the Ultimate Collection media pack available for NZ$80...

http://www.mightyape.co.nz/news/Sword-o ... -PC/13964/
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Post by silvaril » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:57 am

Heya

Paradox are having a "We're still in business!" sale, which include a 50% discount on things like:
SotS:Ultimate US$15
SotS:ANY US$5

SotS:Complete US$20

SotS:AMoC US$10

Not to mention every other Paradox published title...
( in celebration of the completion of their first decade in the business )

via Gamersgate:
http://www.gamersgate.com/all?q=Paradox+Interactive

via Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/publisher ... teractive/


For those looking for the Collector's Edition ( and that novel ), that buncha folk I mentioned in my last post above, also have those still in stock... ;)
( for around NZ$60 on sale atm, which equates to around EU$30 / US$40... + shipping of course... )
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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by alk1 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:59 pm

So...I'm assuming that there won't be a box/physical version for ANY?

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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by zanzibar196 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:47 pm

alk1 wrote:So...I'm assuming that there won't be a box/physical version for ANY?


Your assumption is partially wrong. If you download from gamersgate and happen to have a DvD burner... you can have a physical version!! Wow... it's do-it-yourself!! lol :)
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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by alk1 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:03 am

Okay, excepting the DIY-Box Version...:P

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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by zanzibar196 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:42 pm

It's also quite possible, with a phone call to paradox, and a lot of money to get this custom made! :P
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Re: Where to buy the game(s)

Post by U.E.D.C. » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:17 pm

Can you still buy the actual discs for the expansions? I'm in Canada by the way. I asked at the local EB and the didn't even know about sots. If not which download site is the best?
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