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Claudio 2008-08-13 12:28

LBA on Steam
 
Something they should try is to put LBA1/2 on e.g Steam. When I searched for LBA on Amazon it only returned very few used copies(3) of LBA1. It could perhaps generate some advertising of the LBA world and the game to aid in getting LBA3?

Edit: http://www.steampowered.com/steamworks/

Kitarii 2008-08-13 15:19

Well it's not a bad idea I guess, a bigger problem is that the LBA games have some trouble running on today's machines. There was another company that was "fixing" old games to make them work on newer machines, if these two things were combined that would be okay... Anyway maybe someone could mail this to Fred since it's not really up to us to decide after all.

SebZ 2008-08-13 15:23

I believe that this was suggested a while ago... yes?

Claudio 2008-08-13 15:37

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Originally Posted by SebZ (Post 359382)
I believe that this was suggested a while ago... yes?

I did a fast search before posting but did not find any suspected thread.

Perhaps there's some hidden cost or other complication that make it impossible. Still releasing it cheap on Steam could maybe provide some income to help support development of LBA3.

Assassin 2008-08-13 15:53

I doubt EA would agree with this.

Jasiek 2008-08-13 16:16

It'd be a lot better if it became public domain already, and we could distribute it for free, and put it here, with all the patches.

Mirrodin 2008-08-13 16:18

There's a service called Steamworks from Steam where users can upload games.
http://www.steampowered.com/steamworks/index.php

Darkflame 2008-08-13 16:21

If they wont do it public domain, Good Old Games is a better option, imho, as its designed for classic games, and they patch things upto work.

Kitarii 2008-08-13 16:22

Yeah that's the thing I was talking about.

Jasiek 2008-08-13 16:34

Making it into regular sale via stuff like steam won't help it become public.

Darkflame :P Haha, they're doing it for years(also online, but not on an international scale), you buy a game for 50pln tops, most are for 20 pln (I bought my first lba1 like 10 years ago for 19 pln).

Lately I bought Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, loaded with stuff and all the expantion packs, on a single DVD for 30pln.

Darkflame 2008-08-13 16:48

what are you replying too :? who has been doing it for years?
GOG is a new, legal, service that hasnt even started yet they dont sale dvds.

Quote:

Making it into regular sale via stuff like steam won't help it become public.
Its a lot easier for us too premote a game when theres some way to get it legaly vs no way to get it legaly.
Plus, its a way to preserve the game.

Mirrodin 2008-08-13 16:48

offtopic: Btw what happened with the company that made LBA? heard that they don't exist anymore. But what went wrong and what happened to the IP little big adventure?

Claudio 2008-08-13 16:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 359385)
It'd be a lot better if it became public domain already, and we could distribute it for free, and put it here, with all the patches.

The reason I suggested Steam is because like it says on the SteamWorks website "Used by 15 million gamers" so having it there could expose the game to a lot of people.

Edit: Even if put on Steam it might be possible for the game to be free to download from there. However actually selling the game might have benefits as well. For example to help fund LBA3 but also to make it feel like the games are more valuable. Some people seem to believe that higher price means better game :).

Jasiek 2008-08-13 18:15

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Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 359393)
what are you replying too :? who has been doing it for years?
GOG is a new, legal, service that hasn't even started yet they don't sale DVDs.
.

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Originally Posted by IGN
July 10, 2008 - CD Projekt, the Polish game publisher of The Witcher, has announced GOG.com, a new digital distribution platform.

That's just international, CD Projekt sells old games very cheap, both on-line and in stores for years now. They're all Windows XP ready and "legal" (like Fallout - all three games on one DVD working fine on XP, for like 30pln).

I've bought my Baldurs Gate and Icewind Dale "collections" that way. On their site you can also sell your used games.
Now They're Selling all DeusEx games for 19pln.

Kobold 2008-08-13 19:30

How do you abbreviate Złoty to "pln"?

Jasiek 2008-08-13 19:42

Pln is the iso name. Can be explained as "PL-Polish N=-New", before 95 it was PLZ - Polish Zloty.

Just bought a DeusEx Collection for 25 pln ^^.


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