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100 Guides Celebration

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  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I know its probably stupid, but we should do something when we hit 100 Guides.
    I think it a huge accomplishment to have 100 Guides for 100 Games in PlayOnlinux and Linux. That is a heck-of-a-lot of testing...

    What do you guys think?
    What could we do for a celebration?
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    Take over the world?
  3. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    That will be after 1000 guides ;)
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    Okay, I'll pack my Take-Over-The-World kit for then.

    But I do agree with you, reaching 100 guides is quite the achievement and we should reward ourselves some way.
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    Is someone talking about free beer?:D

    The problem will be the delivery.:(
  6. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    How about eBeer?

    There should be something we can do to celebrate...
    We have almost 30 thousand views just for League of Legends guide and many guides have over 1000 views... so the world knows we are here and making a difference.

    Maybe the best way to celebrate is with a game?
    Free Game?
  7. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    How about we all donate a few games and draw a winner?
    Or maybe we just trade game?
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    That does not sound too bad. I could easily donate a couple of games. A sort of trade seems a more appropriate since we are still a fairly small community. If we'll be picking just one winner then I'll only donate games and not participate to win. I do after all still have a lot of games I own that I have yet to get around to, besides I also have a tendency to immediately buy games I am interested in. Not that there probably are some smaller games I'd be interested in.
  9. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I'm good either way. If we do a drawing I have a feeling no one will enter.
    So a trade sounds good to me.
    List the games you want to trade here and I'll list mine.
    Then I'll post in the News section games for trading 100 Guide celebration.
    We can work out the rest in the forum.

    I wonder how much shipping would cost to send you a game?
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    Oh, I was thinking more along the lines of gift codes at steam, gog and websites like that. Shipping physical copies of games would probably be too much of a hassle for most, although a less costly alternative for those who don't live too far away.

    But I could always dig through my old discs to see if there's something I'd be willing to part with.
  11. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    How do you trade a game on Steam or GOG?
    I have looked into it and games I already activated/own can not be gifted or traded.

    I was thinking retail because all of my online games like Steam, Desura & HumbleBundle are activated.
    I'm sure trading DRM free games is illegal...
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    There will be no trading of digital editions, that is, as you say, illegal. I'll have a look if there are any of my retail games I'd be willing to part with. But I am also able to simply donate gift codes for Steam or GOG games.

    I have a sort of request as well regarding this. I'd be willing to gift the GOG version of Memoria to someone using 32-bit distro, provided I can get some testing feedback. Memoria will not run for me in a 32-bit virtual drive, nothing indicating a problem in the PoL log either. But in 64-bit it works great. Perhaps this is something I can try once I've set up my dual boot partitions. I can install Ubuntu or Mint 64-bit, and see if the game work in a 32-bit virtual drive on those distros, or if it requires a 64-bit virtual drive to work when the system is 64-bit.

    I wanted to do a guide for this game, but I'd like to have a bit more testing done first.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Agreed, but I wish purchased digital games could be "gifted" and the license/key gifted as well.
    Maybe one day...

    Unfortunately I am finally on Mint 16 64-bit
    So I can't help you there.
    Honestly most people are using 64-bit anyways.
    I was one of the rare gamers using 32-bit only.

    So I have feeling that if someone can't play Memoria in 32-bit Linux then we'll have to advise them to upgrade.

    By the way, I am compiling a list of retail games I can part with.
    Just make sure they retail game doesn't require Steam, cause that means its already activated.
    Unless you havn't activated it of course.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Here is my list of games for trade:
    • Battlefield 1942
    • Battlefield 2
    • MX vs ATV
    • Unreal Tournament 2
    • Brothers in Arms
    • BattleStations Midway
    • Men of War Assault Squad
    • Allied Assault
    • Fable: The Lost Chapters
    • C&C Red Alert 3
    • Heavy Fire Afganistan RELOAD
    • Two Worlds
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    Parting with games is a very difficult thing, even though I have re-purchased almost all my physical games on Steam and/or GOG. Games that I can part with are:
    • Splinter Cell Trilogy - Box with first three Splinter Cell games
    • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
    • Empire Earth II
    • Hellgate London
    • The Wheel of Time
    • Avencast Rise of the Mage
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Tell me about it! I'm a collector so I will only part with games I'll never play or I have copies of it.
    I have Avencast on Steam.... LOVED IT!
    I have heard Hellgate London is pretty good. Whats it like?
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    In my opinion, Hellgate London was too much of a Diablo 2 clone. Sure there were some nice visuals and interesting areas at first, but games like that just don't hold my interest for long. I imagine people who really enjoy the Diablo games, and hack-and-slash rpg's with heavy focus on action will enjoy it.

    Out of the ones I mentioned, Alpha Centauri, is my favorite, by far. However I have it on GOG and the game is a SoldOut version, meaning not original game release, but a re-release with a bland game box and no manual or other goodies.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Sweet! I'll definitely want Hellgate London. I love everything RPG and hack-n-slash!
    Do we have a guide for it? I'll search.
    Its pretty cool that we have so many guides that I can't even remember which games I did.
    ;)

    Alpha Centauri sounds familliar... is it a Strategy game?
    I looked it up.. not a huge fan of Strategy games... so I'll pass on that one
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    Alpha Centauri is a strategy game, or more precisely a game in the 4x genre. It is a turn based game where you control a small colony on a planet, and you must build, expand and make contact with the other colonies. Then start a game of diplomacy, war and a technological race. I quite like this game. Speaking of the 4x genre, I really should do a guide for Master of Orion 1 and 2 sometime soon. Both games are available on GOG, run excellent in DosBox and they are totally awesome too.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    We are clearly past 100 guides, but no one seems interested. So I guess you and I can do some trading...
    I wish we has some funds for giving out free games. Then we can post it on reddit and get some more publicity.

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