GOG Request: Original Disk Images/Installers!

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Re: GOG Request: Original Disk Images/Installers!

Postby Stiletto » 2019-4-02 @ 20:11

duga3 wrote:Ah, the good ol' circle of life of an average retro PC gamer:

1. conceived by poor parents >>> resorts to piracy
2. gets job with income >>> hoards original CD/DVD discs
3. discovers steam >>> hoards ephemeral rentals of copy-protected games during summer sales
4. realizes steam is a joke and drops support for older operating systems >>> hoards GOG

..this is where it gets "full steam backwards" (pun intended)..

5. discovers GOG games are crippled in one way or another >>> hoards original CD/DVD discs again
6. discovers CD/DVD discs are not built well enough to survive more than a few decades >>> resorts to piracy again


Perfekt. :lol:
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Re: GOG Request: Original Disk Images/Installers!

Postby doaks80 » 2019-4-02 @ 22:21

duga3 wrote:6. discovers CD/DVD discs are not built well enough to survive more than a few decades >>> resorts to piracy again


It's not piracy if you spent hours making bit-perfect backups of your own CDs to reproduce later on your expensive Plextor cd burner ;-)
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Re: GOG Request: Original Disk Images/Installers!

Postby .legaCy » 2019-4-03 @ 16:01

doaks80 wrote:
duga3 wrote:6. discovers CD/DVD discs are not built well enough to survive more than a few decades >>> resorts to piracy again


It's not piracy if you spent hours making bit-perfect backups of your own CDs to reproduce later on your expensive Plextor cd burner ;-)

in fact it is not, at least legally in my country, almost my entire CD collection i used a backup copy, while the original media keeps undisturbed without being scratched, or experiencing high temperatures inside of a parked car.
In fact the high temperature inside a car damaged the screen my 1st gen iPod touch.
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Re: GOG Request: Original Disk Images/Installers!

Postby Vulturius » 2019-4-03 @ 17:01

Upvoted and a heck of an idea ;-)
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Re: GOG Request: Original Disk Images/Installers!

Postby JoeCorrado » 2019-4-04 @ 04:59

Upvoted as well. Not that they will listen. We can always hope.
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Re: GOG Request: Original Disk Images/Installers!

Postby Vaudane » 2019-4-11 @ 13:51

Lets make this happen. I'm a purist and always want the original installers where possible.

Lets hope they could include all versions too.
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Re: GOG Request: Original Disk Images/Installers!

Postby FuzzyLogic » 2019-4-20 @ 12:52

I just found this thread and upvoted it.
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