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Post by Kane » Mon May 21, 2018 3:28 pm

Haven't verified it myself, but apparently Fallout 1 is free until midnight on the Steam store.
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Post by Serethil » Mon May 21, 2018 3:31 pm

I have a boxed edition that doesn't require steam....
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Post by Aireal » Mon May 21, 2018 3:31 pm

Thank you....
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Post by Brambleberry » Mon May 21, 2018 3:32 pm

Beware, if you download from steam it will try to update Fallout 4 for the creation club. Go immediately into downloads and stop them before they really get started. ;)

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Post by Kane » Mon May 21, 2018 3:34 pm

I got boogered already by it, and I'm not sure how. I stopped the update ASAP, and took Steam offline, but somewhere along the way, it happened anyway.

Thank the Nine that the F4SE team hammers out updates so often.
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Post by glargg » Mon May 21, 2018 5:40 pm

I got it free from GoG last year, when Beth put Morrowind, Oblivion, and all of the Fallouts (except 4) on there.

GoG is DRM-free, and you don't need to run their front-end for any of their games.
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Post by Volstag » Mon May 28, 2018 3:38 pm

glargg wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 5:40 pm
I got it free from GoG last year, when Beth put Morrowind, Oblivion, and all of the Fallouts (except 4) on there.

GoG is DRM-free, and you don't need to run their front-end for any of their games.
I'm still trying to get a handle on how GoG works. The only successful way I have found to download game, is with the Galaxy client, guess I don't need it to play though. Then there is the issue of one game crashing at start. They recommend installing DX9, but I haven't tried that yet.

Reading the reviews, it seems like a lot of their people have issues getting some of their games to work. Kinda makes me leery of buying much. :|

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Post by glargg » Mon May 28, 2018 8:56 pm

I have a lot of GoG games, and only one so far that won't run on my PC. I have had a couple of problems with their Linux/Wine setups.

If a game doesn't work for you, and support can't get it working, GoG will give you a refund.

You should be able to download via your browser, if you don't want to use Galaxy. Just log into your account, and go to your Library. You should get a display of your games, and selecting one brings you to a screen with download options. (Linux users have to do it this way.)
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Post by Andra Hawksdaughter » Tue May 29, 2018 12:29 am

I downloaded like glargg said, with my browser, for the one game I have. (that I won, but as it was a mystery prize, not my thing so have never tried to play it) But it downloaded fine, lol.
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Post by Volstag » Tue May 29, 2018 3:31 am

Unfortunately, my download speed run around 100kbs. Even a small game takes 12-24 hours. With Galaxy interrupted downloads aren't a problem, but I've made three attempts with the browser method, and STILL not gotten it.

First world problem I know, but living out in the sticks has it's price! :roll:

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Post by Serethil » Tue May 29, 2018 3:33 am

Heh. Preachin' to the choir here.... satband sucks.
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Post by glargg » Tue May 29, 2018 4:00 am

Ah, understood. So download and install with Galaxy, then turn off Galaxy and run it from the desktop. You don't need Galaxy to run a GoG game.

Or you can use Galaxy, and turn off all the extra stuff in there. That's the way I do it. You can even turn off automatic updates, I think.
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