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Some of the best news I've heard this week!
Lucasarts games, now on GOG.com

Launch titles include these:

Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition - digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition - digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
Sam & Max Hit the Road (Windows + Mac + Linux!) - digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition
Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™ (Windows + Mac + Linux!)
Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic

The X-Wing and Tie Fighter Special Editions include the DOS versions and the Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's Series versions with the updated Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter engine. I'm thinking I'm about to lose $20 to games I already own.

Edit: Looks like the DOS versions of XW and TF are not the Collector's CD-Rom versions with all the cool voice overs, but merely the Floppy disk versions. I might have to wait and see if they'll add the Collectors versions.
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I was surprised to see this as well but just as excited! I wonder if we will finally see Star Wars Battlefront get a rerelease. I own the game already (bought a copy at a used bookstore) but I wouldn't mind having a digital download back up. I might do the same for KOTOR. I have it on Steam but don't like having to boot Steam up just to play it all the time.
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It's looking like the whole LucasArts/Disney catalog may become available, as these are just the first games up and running. Can't wait to see what else shows up next.
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Does this mean I will get a chance to play Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle? Because if so I may actually put money into my GoG account.

So far it has just been used to soak up free games.
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I'm thinking if I should buy X-Wing and Tie Fighter given that I'll be able to play them with a joystick but only on my crummy laptop. Agonising over it. Would you say they might still hold up nowadays?

As soon as they put Full Throttle on, I'm going to go all "shut up and take my money" on them. I haven't played that game, but always wanted to. Also, I'll be happy to pick up copies of Jedi Knight II and Jedi Academy... hoping they'll somehow make the latter work with their GOG Galaxy thingy. I'd love some multiplayer in that game.
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frumpish wrote:
Does this mean I will get a chance to play Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle? Because if so I may actually put money into my GoG account.

So far it has just been used to soak up free games.


Well, Double Fine is remaking Grim Fandango, so you might want to hold out for that.
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Lord_Kristof wrote:
I'm thinking if I should buy X-Wing and Tie Fighter given that I'll be able to play them with a joystick but only on my crummy laptop. Agonising over it. Would you say they might still hold up nowadays?


Yes, they do. TIE Fighter in particular is still one of the best space combat games out there. Though it can be a little tough in some of the first missions where you are flying an unshielded craft and one collision can kill you!

Incidentally if you already own the original games or the collector's edition (as I do) they can be installed on modern systems through the use of a fixed 64-bit installer. Also if you get strange colours when playing the game, you simply need to create a batch file that kills explorer.exe. I understand that both of these fixes have been applied to the games being sold through GoG.

The 64-bit installers are here.

Instructions for creating a batch file to kill explorer.exe (and other fixes) are here (X-Wing) and here (TIE Fighter).
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Lord_Kristof wrote:
As soon as they put Full Throttle on[...]


Yes, please! I love this game!
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Back in the day, I always got the impression that X-Wing would be better played with a joystick. I assume that's still true. Does anybody have joystick recommendations?
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bryces wrote:
Lord_Kristof wrote:
I'm thinking if I should buy X-Wing and Tie Fighter given that I'll be able to play them with a joystick but only on my crummy laptop. Agonising over it. Would you say they might still hold up nowadays?


Yes, they do. TIE Fighter in particular is still one of the best space combat games out there. Though it can be a little tough in some of the first missions where you are flying an unshielded craft and one collision can kill you!

Incidentally if you already own the original games or the collector's edition (as I do) they can be installed on modern systems through the use of a fixed 64-bit installer. Also if you get strange colours when playing the game, you simply need to create a batch file that kills explorer.exe. I understand that both of these fixes have been applied to the games being sold through GoG.

The 64-bit installers are here.

Instructions for creating a batch file to kill explorer.exe (and other fixes) are here (X-Wing) and here (TIE Fighter).


They do hold up well, even with the early 90s 3D ship models. I went ahead and reinstalled my copy of Star Wars: TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM and was impressed with how cool the game still is to play. I couldn't get those installers from Mark Egger's site to work, but I was able to copy the contents of the TIECD to my HDD and install it via DosBox. There's plenty of topics about getting TIE95, as it's called, to work on GOG.com.

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Back in the day, I always got the impression that X-Wing would be better played with a joystick. I assume that's still true. Does anybody have joystick recommendations?


I'm just using my xbox 360 gamepad and other than some issues centering the joystick (there's a slight pull to the right I can usually compensate for), it works like a champ. Messing with the mouse, you'll need to increase the mouse sensitivity in your dosbox config file.
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Methinks that you may be conversing with a bot there Phil
 
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Methinks thou art correct.

They have also posted coupon links in another thread.

I've reported them in the LASH group.
 
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Methinks that you may be conversing with a bot there Phil

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