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Reply 40 of 76, by Zup

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I guess that NFT is a new marketing word for microtransaction.

There are some differences (about uniqueness of the items you "get", and about the ecological imprint), but the concept is the same: the developer/editor makes you pay for some items in-game.

Soooo... why NFTs whould be treated different than microtransactions, pay to win games and the like?

I have traveled across the universe and through the years to find Her.
Sometimes going all the way is just a start...

I'm selling some stuff!

Reply 41 of 76, by DosFreak

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Agreed. Avoid them all until ownership is actually a thing otherwise they need to change the verbage.

Steam has banned NFT games. Epic has not. The issue is that NFT is the latest buzzword being applied to games for a quick buck to take advantage of the gullible without providing any benefit to the user just like other things in the last few years. NFT itself isn't bad, it's just another way of tracking but the usage is ill conceived for gaming for users but that's not who it's for anyway.

For instance with the money the companies make off of this they better keep the game running forever even if only 1 user is playing and if not they better provide a hefty compensation. If the user wants to transfer it out if the game to another game, application etc then they need to offer a way to do so. If the user wants to sell it then no kickbacks to the original creator, etc etc

Going back to free games I can see ultimately most games being free with in game purchases tacked on via NFT so DRM basically since internet will be a requirement and progression in game will be a thing since these companies as always gradually erode user resistance because users are lazy.

TLDR No Ubisoft posts from me.

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Reply 42 of 76, by DosFreak

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This was previously posted but I had deleted:
UnDUNE II
https://liquidream.itch.io/undune2

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Reply 44 of 76, by leileilol

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-03-24, 20:47:

The Earthseige and Tribes series of games are all available for free from Hi-Rez Studios: https://www.tribesuniverse.com/

that's really old news and it's likely still the same mostly bungled up dumps. It's already in the other free games list thread.

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Reply 45 of 76, by SuperDeadite

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Zoom Platform https://www.zoom-platform.com/
Downloads are all DRM free. Some notable freebies including Postal 1 and Killing Time (this version actually works properly).
Annoyingly you can't search for FREE, so here are links to I think all of them.

Alien Carnage (Halloween Harry) https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/alien-c … halloween-harry
Arctic Adventure https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/arctic-adventure
Bio Menace https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/bio-menace
Dark Ages https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/dark-ages
Death Rally (Classic) https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/death-rally
Killing Time https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/killing-time
Major Stryker https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/major-stryker
Monuments of Mars https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/monuments-of-mars
Pharaoh's Tomb https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/pharaohs-tomb
Postal https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/postal- … assic-and-uncut
Shadow Warrior (Classic) https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/shadow- … ic-and-complete
StarGunner https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/stargunner
Warzone 2100 https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/warzone-2100
Xenophage https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/xenopha … lien-bloodsport

Modules: CM-64, CM-500, SC-55MkII, SC-88 Pro, SY22, TG100, MU2000EX, PLG100-SG, PLG150-DR, PLG150-AN, SG01k, NS5R, GZ-50M, SN-U110-07, SN-U110-10, Pocket Studio 5, DreamBlaster S2, X2, McFly, E-Wave, QWave, CrystalBlaster C2

Reply 46 of 76, by twiz11

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Zup wrote on 2021-12-08, 09:29:

I guess that NFT is a new marketing word for microtransaction.

There are some differences (about uniqueness of the items you "get", and about the ecological imprint), but the concept is the same: the developer/editor makes you pay for some items in-game.

Soooo... why NFTs whould be treated different than microtransactions, pay to win games and the like?

Yea NFTs at first sounded like giving the digital distribution a used games market, but really its just a scammy DLC, imagine you owning something that can be taken aback like a card on a fishing string. Unless its literally in the blockchain (either rows of data etc 968 lines or transaction for vertical and 1024 bits in each row for horizontal (1024x768 pixels) stay away you are buying DLC that is worthless, worth less than nothing

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Reply 47 of 76, by DosFreak

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So Bioshock 2 Remastered almost works with the below but a popup will appear stating to use the epic launcher and the game screen is frozen. Currently no epic emulators are supported for this game.

"Bioshock2HD.exe -AUTH_LOGIN=z -AUTH_PASSWORD=z -AUTH_TYPE=exchangecode -epicapp=zTest -epicenv=Prod -EpicPortal -epicusername="z" -epicuserid=z -epiclocale=en"

This appears to work:
Bioshock2HD.exe from steam release
steam_appid.txt from steam release
BakedScripts folder from steam release
Goldberg steam_api.dll

It's possible comparing the bakedscripts files between steam and epic releases may come up with something better. Possibly above command and a replaced or modified bakedscripts file.

It's also likely that someone could use the GOG versions of these games to fix the epic releases. I can't test since I don't own these games on GOG.

The above is intended for those who own the copies of "their" games to make "their" games offline. No files or links to files will be linked and no PM requests.

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Reply 48 of 76, by DosFreak

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Bioshock Infinite appeared to work with Nemirtinga's Epic Emu but when you go to start a game it attempts to connect to 2k and errors out.

shippingpc-xgame.exe -AUTH_LOGIN=z -AUTH_PASSWORD=z -AUTH_TYPE=exchangecode -epicapp=zTest -epicenv=Prod -EpicPortal -epicusername="z" -epicuserid=z -epiclocale=en

Steam files and LumaEmu w/ Lumaemu ceg don't seem to help here. It appears that the Epic Bioshock Infinite version is a new compile since the content version.txt is updated and the data files are larger. I checked the current steam release and it's still the same 2013 ver so thanks for nothing 2k.

GOG release may be the solution here since that is possibly the same version.

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Reply 49 of 76, by DosFreak

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Bioshock 1 Remastered behavior is the same as Bioshock 2 remastered, replacing the same files for steam results in it working.

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Reply 50 of 76, by realnc

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Is BS2 remastered playable? The Steam version crashed to desktop every couple minutes. Completely unplayable. Searching for the issue reveals that apparently it's just how it is on modern systems and nobody bothered fixing it. But they still sell it...

Reply 51 of 76, by BEEN_Nath_58

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realnc wrote on 2022-05-27, 08:51:

Is BS2 remastered playable? The Steam version crashed to desktop every couple minutes. Completely unplayable. Searching for the issue reveals that apparently it's just how it is on modern systems and nobody bothered fixing it. But they still sell it...

I wonder how people do walkthroughs then with it. Maybe 2K didn't optimize every Hw for the game, but they ain't R* so there's no other option.

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Reply 52 of 76, by DosFreak

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Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC
https://www.reddit.com/r/FreeGameFindings/com … _other_version/
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/java- … n-pc-out-june-7

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Reply 55 of 76, by DosFreak

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Amazon Prime Gaming
*Requires Amazon Prime

Legacy Games: Click on "Instructions" for each game

8Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure
10 Second Ninja X
Addling Adventures (Legacy Games)
Bang Bang Racing
Clouds & Sheep 2
Death Squared
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Gone Viral
Hue
Manual Samuel
Metal Unit
Puzzle of the Year (Legacy Games)
Rain World
Road Trip (Legacy Games) (For some reason I couldn't redeem this one)
Serial Cleaner
The Crow's Eye
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark
The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor

FREE AGAIN
Fatal Fury Special
Metal Slug 2
Pumped BMX Pro
Samurai Shodown II
The King of Fighters 2000
The King of Fighters 2002

I wonder who plays the majority of these games, the fighting games I can see some appeal the others meh.

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Reply 56 of 76, by DosFreak

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Something that should never have been a thing in the first place is now going away:
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/249957/origin-dro … -bioware-points

Mabye now I can try the DLC I avoided.

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Reply 57 of 76, by DosFreak

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For those wondering why the free Origin games aren't showing up in EA Desktop it's a bug they have yet to fix....https://answers.ea.com/t5/Mass-Effect-Legenda … p/td-p/10769562
Supposedly they will show up in Origin

So you'll need to install two of their clients or just the old Origin client to access their games.

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Reply 58 of 76, by liqmat

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Any Sonic fans out there? I usually don't post fan games here, but from what I understand this is very high quality. Warning though... 14GB download.

https://gamejolt.com/games/SonicOmens/469351

Source: https://www.freegameplanet.com/sonic-omens-do … nloadable-game/

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Reply 59 of 76, by DosFreak

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Noticed Doom 3 and Resurrection of Evil in my Steam library, already had BFG version on Steam
https://steamcommunity.com/games/208200/annou … 177923731666002

/EDIT
Still need to use Goldberg with the Quake remaster
Use the Doom 3 executable from the 1.31 update and the CD keys for Doom 3 and ROE from steam if you want a steamless Doom 3. Ports should work as well.

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