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Reply 1940 of 1960, by Shponglefan

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What is it with Value Villages and Sims games? 😅

The local Value Village I go to mostly tends to mix up games with CDs and DVDs. I always scan those sections just in case.

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Reply 1941 of 1960, by chrismeyer6

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Shponglefan wrote on 2024-04-30, 22:32:
chrismeyer6 wrote on 2024-04-30, 12:45:
Shponglefan wrote on 2024-04-30, 01:19:

Thrift store finds from the past month or so:

That is quite the stack of super fun games. Quake wars was a blast when I came out I'm not 100% sure if it's still has servers up but I know there have been lots of private servers for it.

I'd never played Quake Wars before, but I figured I'd grab it since it was only a few bucks. I think it can be played with bots if I understand it correctly?

Yes they do have a single player mode for Quake Wars.

Reply 1942 of 1960, by Ensign Nemo

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Shponglefan wrote on 2024-05-01, 01:30:

What is it with Value Villages and Sims games? 😅

The local Value Village I go to mostly tends to mix up games with CDs and DVDs. I always scan those sections just in case.

The Value Villages around me all have the Sims and a million EA NHL games spanning over a decade. Sports games make sense because a new one will come out each year. I'm guessing that the Sims shows up a lot because it caters to a more casual audience. Maybe they kept selling hard copies for longer because a casual players is more likely to buy it on a whim when they see it in a department store? There are probably others who don't even know what Steam is and wouldn't know that's where most PC games are sold now.

Reply 1943 of 1960, by BitWrangler

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Shponglefan wrote on 2024-05-01, 01:30:

What is it with Value Villages and Sims games? 😅

The local Value Village I go to mostly tends to mix up games with CDs and DVDs. I always scan those sections just in case.

"casual" gamers gonna casual 🤣 ... I mean it's maybe the only games some ppl with school or home office computers had. They don't sell to gamers as a lot of games, so they go to the thrift with assorted other household stuff.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 1944 of 1960, by johnvosh

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A number of years ago I got rid of all the boxes for my games that I had purchased, I have regretted that ever since. So I have slowly started buying the games again with the boxes/big CD cases. I tell you though, shipping makes it so expensive. I live in Canada and it is at least $20+ to ship anything that is bigger than a letter.

Anyways, this past week I bought the following games on evilbay.....

-> SimCity 2000 Cd Collection [I already have SimCity 2000 SE disc, but no longer have the box, so found this one for a good price]
-> Command & Conquer Remastered Collection [I already own the game on Steam, but wanted the boxed version to go with all my C&C boxed copies]
-> GTA Vice City [Have my original disks, map, manual, but got rid of the original box]
-> Civ III Complete edition/Civ IV Complete edition/Civ V Complete edition
-> Age of Empires III
-> Unreal Tournament III Collector's edition w/ metal tin [I have my original one, but lost the CD key. Found one for a good price that is still sealed with the original EB Games price sticker on it]
-> Unreal Tournament 2003 [Have my disc, but no box/CD case]

Still need to get the following game big box/box.... C&C Red Alert 2/ C&C Yuri's Revenge/ C&C Renegade/ C&C Generals Zero Hour or Deluxe Edition/ There's a couple other variants of C&C games I want to get as well. UT2004 [I have the case, but lost my DVD]. Zoo Tycoon 1 & 2/ RCT3 expansions. These are the main ones I am looking for, but have a bunch of others I want as well....

Reply 1945 of 1960, by RandomStranger

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Heavenly Sowrd - I already had the PS3 Essentials version, I ordered an older version with the non-budget case from the UK.

The Witcher 3 - I already had it on Steam and this one doesn't support most of the late story DLCs, but... Cardboard slipcover, soundtrack CD, manual, map, wolf head stickers, it has everything. And since it was already activated, which doesn't really matter, since it's DRM-free, it was dirt cheap. Cost me less then 4€. It even has the shrink wrap. The previous owner just cut it open where the DVD cases slip out of the cardboard outer box.

Skyrim - I already had it on Steam, but I assumed this way I can play the release build if I install it and don't update. It also came with a cardboard slipcover and a map. Mostly I cared about the map. I love paper maps for games.

Carmageddon TDR2000 - Have it on both Steam and GOG. It's the Sold-Out version. I just wanted the joy of installing it from the disc.

Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura - I already have it on GOG. It's a magazine bundleware, really interesting RPG, but I don't really care to own a more collectible version. Also there are a selection of old software, drivers and demos with some other miscellaneous items on the DVD which is always nice to have.

johnvosh wrote on 2024-05-10, 00:14:

[Have my original disks, map, manual, but got rid of the original box]

I never understood why people do this.

johnvosh wrote on 2024-05-10, 00:14:

-> Unreal Tournament III Collector's edition w/ metal tin [I have my original one, but lost the CD key. Found one for a good price that is still sealed with the original EB Games price sticker on it]

Last time I checked, the key could be activated on Steam for the Black Edition. Since then Epic updated the game, but I think it might worth a try.

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Reply 1946 of 1960, by Sombrero

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RandomStranger wrote on 2024-05-10, 14:25:
johnvosh wrote on 2024-05-10, 00:14:

[Have my original disks, map, manual, but got rid of the original box]

I never understood why people do this.

I do it to store the discs on a CD/DVD wallet and the manuals elsewhere with games I like enough to keep but aren't amongst my favorites just to save some space.

I've been wondering should I do that with every DVD case game I have, I don't really care about those all that much.

Reply 1947 of 1960, by johnvosh

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Was out and about on Saturday, went to a Value Village and found 4 more Sims 2 expansion packs for CAD$2.99/ea! Now I just need to find University and Pets expansion packs and 8 stuff packs What I found interesting is the different system requirements for each of the expansions and how the listed the order of O/S. They all require 512MB ram or 1GB for Vista

Open for Business -> Windows Vista/XP; 1 GHz+ (1.3 GHz+ for Vista) CPU; 3GB disk space; 32MB DX9c Video Card (Radeon 8500 or better/Radeon 9600 or better; Quadro Series [Quadro, Quadro 2, Quadro 4]; GeForce 2 GTS or better; S3 GammaChrome/S18 Pro/ S18 Ultra; Intel Extreme Graphics 82865/82915 & above. Vista requires GeForce 6200 & better

Apartment Life -> Windows Vista/XP/ME/2000/98; 1.8 GHz+ (2.4 GHz+ for Vista) CPU; 1.5 GB disk space; 64MB DX9c Video Card & support T&L (Radeon 8500 or greater [9600 or greater equired for Vista], GeForce 2 GTS or greater [6200 or greater for Vista])

FreeTime -> Windows XP/Vista/ME/2000/98; 1.3 GHz+ (2.0 GHz+ for Vista) CPU; 1.5 GB disk space; 64MB DX9c Video Card & support T&L (Radeon 8500 or greater [9600 or greater equired for Vista], GeForce 2 GTS or greater [6200 or greater for Vista])

Bon Voyage -> Windows Vista/XP/ME/2000/98 SE; 1.3 GHz+ (2.0 GHz+ for Vista) CPU; 1.5 GB disk space; 32MB (64MB for Vista) DX9c Video Card & support T&L (Radeon 8500 or greater [9600 or greater equired for Vista], GeForce 2 GTS or greater [6200 or greater for Vista])

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Reply 1948 of 1960, by Joseph_Joestar

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Got these two for my Xbox 360. With that, I think I have every FPS Halo game for that console. There are apparently some RTS and twin stick Halo games, but I'm not sure if I'm interested in those.

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Reply 1949 of 1960, by appiah4

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2024-05-15, 10:42:

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Got these two for my Xbox 360. With that, I think I have every FPS Halo game for that console. There are apparently some RTS and twin stick Halo games, but I'm not sure if I'm interested in those.

Those are Bungie's two best Halo games IMO. Great buys.

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Reply 1950 of 1960, by johnvosh

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Was out getting a new computer chair and decided to stop in Value Village next door to Staples. Found a sealed copy of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberian Wars (I actually own the Kane Edition), the C&C 3 Pre-Order bonus, which is the Original Command & Conquer. I didn't even know this was a thing. Has the GDI and NOD disks and has instructions on how to run it on Win XP including a link to an FTP server with a patch (CCGoldXPPatch.ZIP)... I wonder if it would still be possible to find this patch? And then I also got The Sims 2 Pets expansion.

I really want to open the C&C game, but I also don't...

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Reply 1951 of 1960, by chrismeyer6

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johnvosh wrote on 2024-05-18, 18:03:

Was out getting a new computer chair and decided to stop in Value Village next door to Staples. Found a sealed copy of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberian Wars (I actually own the Kane Edition), the C&C 3 Pre-Order bonus, which is the Original Command & Conquer. I didn't even know this was a thing. Has the GDI and NOD disks and has instructions on how to run it on Win XP including a link to an FTP server with a patch (CCGoldXPPatch.ZIP)... I wonder if it would still be possible to find this patch? And then I also got The Sims 2 Pets expansion.

I really want to open the C&C game, but I also don't...

That's a really awesome find!

Reply 1952 of 1960, by johnvosh

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Finally got myself a physical box copy of Command & Conquer remastered! I already had bought the game on Steam, but never got the physical box (which unfortunately only includes a game code instead of an offline install CD, which it should of included)

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Reply 1953 of 1960, by johnvosh

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Well, beware of games you buy on eBay to add to your collection. I took and recently bought a copy of Civ V Complete edition as I wanted it for my collection as I already had the Gold edition and it turns out it was just a waste of money. There's CAD $27 down wasted. Turns out that it has to be activated thru Steam, which I didn't realize as I never did install my original version of the game. I punch in the serial code, and what do you know it has been activated on another steam account and so the serial is now no longer valid. Of course with all used games, it is sold as-is.

Reply 1954 of 1960, by bearking

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This just came in today, bought it for 1 euro + shipping...

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The disk is in mint condition, but is the german version of the game. Hope I can change the language in the game...

Reply 1955 of 1960, by Shponglefan

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Visited a few thrift stores this week and acquired this handful of games. Naturally this includes more Sims games. 😁

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Reply 1956 of 1960, by johnvosh

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Found these while out thrifting yesterday. Got Flight Simulator X installed on my Win 7 machine, it even activated. I now need to start getting the expansions for The sims 3. SimCity I already have the Steam version, but always wanted to have a disc copy.

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Reply 1957 of 1960, by RandomStranger

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I think Sim City and maybe The Sims 3 too requires online activation and maybe have online DRM too. I generally avoid games like these because you either already have to own them digitally and run them on an OS supported by the launcher of crack them to play on period correct hardware/OS, but then you can just go full pirate because it doesn't matter anyway.

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Reply 1958 of 1960, by Shponglefan

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Apparently The Sims 3 doesn't require an internet connection for the base game. I believe it does require it for some of the expansions though (e.g. Showtime).

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Reply 1959 of 1960, by johnvosh

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RandomStranger wrote on 2024-05-27, 14:47:

I think Sim City and maybe The Sims 3 too requires online activation and maybe have online DRM too. I generally avoid games like these because you either already have to own them digitally and run them on an OS supported by the launcher of crack them to play on period correct hardware/OS, but then you can just go full pirate because it doesn't matter anyway.

The only one I have had an issue with so far is Civ V, which has to be activated thru Steam and it said it was already activated, so I ended up losing money on that purchase. The Sims 3, I didn't have an issue with, SimCity I already own, but wanted the actual disc, Flight Sim X did require activation online and it did activate.