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What's the deal?
Are there any sort of enhancements at all, or is it just the same old Dragon Wars and DOSBOX bundle that has been on GOG forever? If so, why is it $4 more (non-sale price)?
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davisinterplay  [developer] May 26, 2017 @ 6:17pm 
We are commited to making the entire Interplay original catalog available on Steam. Not sure why suggested retail prices are different. At this time, both price are the same with the launch discount. We will also release updated versions on Steam as they become available.
guppy44 May 26, 2017 @ 7:33pm 
Originally posted by davisinterplay:
We are commited to making the entire Interplay original catalog available on Steam. Not sure why suggested retail prices are different. At this time, both price are the same with the launch discount. We will also release updated versions on Steam as they become available.

Thank you for doing this! I'm really happy to see all these classic Interplay titles coming to Steam and hope to continue to see more. I'll keep buying every one you release. ^_^
ANKH™ May 27, 2017 @ 5:09am 
Now this is awsome!

Edit: Too bad the PC version is not as good as the Amiga version - but still, its better than nothing!
Last edited by ANKH™; May 27, 2017 @ 5:36am
Ears14U May 28, 2017 @ 8:48am 
Too overpriced. This is easily downloaded from various abadonware sites all over the internet.
qestwriter May 28, 2017 @ 9:20am 
Originally posted by Ears14U ᅚᅚ:
Too overpriced. This is easily downloaded from various abadonware sites all over the internet.
"People are illegally giving this away for free" is not a valid argument against the price of a game. EVERY PC game is up for pirating somewhere.

What IS is a valid agument is why is a game nearly as old as I am being sold at 10 bucks?
Last edited by qestwriter; May 28, 2017 @ 9:20am
Decoded Illusion May 28, 2017 @ 11:00am 
Originally posted by Ears14U ᅚᅚ:
Too overpriced. This is easily downloaded from various abadonware sites all over the internet.

At a price point of around $3 I'd consider buying some these old classic games. But $10 for a 27 year old game is pretty steep.
BananaJane May 28, 2017 @ 8:59pm 
22$ for solitaire, who the hell is deciding these prices
Ears14U May 29, 2017 @ 8:51am 
Illegally distributing a game I can understand. The development team wasn't too concerned about anyone downloading this fossil even two years ago. Yet they want to charge an exhorbitant price for something this dated. Now it's actually only worth around $1.50 to $2.00. That's about it. Why would anyone want to run Steam's DRM alongside a DOS title baffles me though.
Last edited by Ears14U; May 29, 2017 @ 8:56am
Originally posted by Ears14U ᅚᅚ:
Illegally distributing a game I can understand. The development team wasn't too concerned about anyone downloading this fossil even two years ago. Yet they want to charge an exhorbitant price for something this dated. Now it's actually only worth around $1.50 to $2.00. That's about it. Why would anyone want to run Steam's DRM alongside a DOS title baffles me though.

Steam itself is not DRM; it's only if a game uses Steamworks API, and even then only if it uses the DRM-specific calls it provides.
Gamil May 29, 2017 @ 11:02am 
Originally posted by qestwriter:
Originally posted by Ears14U ᅚᅚ:
Too overpriced. This is easily downloaded from various abadonware sites all over the internet.
"People are illegally giving this away for free" is not a valid argument against the price of a game. EVERY PC game is up for pirating somewhere.

What IS is a valid agument is why is a game nearly as old as I am being sold at 10 bucks?

Looks like it is being sold for $6, for several more days at least.

Pricing would be a valid argument if the game hadn't already been available on GOG repeatedly, for quite a long time, at a lower price. If anyone is really concerned about the price, just wait for the inevitable sale, or get it from GOG, or wait for the inevitable sale on GOG.
Wraith_Magus May 31, 2017 @ 4:32pm 
I don't think we should go around advocating piracy, but I do have to back up the notion that $10 feels like more than this is really worth. (Especially when some companies like Nintendo are literally just reselling the ROMhacks other people did for a profit without having done any work to port the game, themselves, and I don't even think they pay royalties to those who made the games, either, so they're literally just sitting on the rights to the game reselling it every new generation with zero actual expenses to cover outside of the press release that they're offering it up again and the bandwidth to deliver it over the Internet...)

I'll buy a game I already bought years ago again, but only if it's fairly inexpensive. I own Rogue Squadron on N64 and still have a working N64, but I'm willing to buy it again in a bundle just for the convenience of not having to drag out the compatible console to do so, and I already have purchased X-Wing Alliance and Rebellion in a bundle for the second time, as well.

If this gets down to $3 or so, I'll buy it, but a $10 price is something I find a bit excessive just to indulge my nostalgia yet again when there are other nostalgic games I am drowning in.
mb3 Jun 1, 2017 @ 2:58pm 
Originally posted by davisinterplay:
We are commited to making the entire Interplay original catalog available on Steam. Not sure why suggested retail prices are different. At this time, both price are the same with the launch discount. We will also release updated versions on Steam as they become available.

I would love to see the entire interplay original catalog on Steam! You can count me as a purchaser already. (At a reasonable price) But I can explain why the Steam price is higher than the GoG price point. Its simple advertising, if they have a game they are selling, and they set there target price they want to sell for at 3 dollars, they will put it up for sale for 6 dollars at the start. That way when they offer you that amazing awsome 50% off sale, you as the gullable consumer think your getting a great deal and feel good about buying it at that price, and the seller is happy because hes now selling his game like hot cakes for his original target price.
Wraith_Magus Jun 1, 2017 @ 6:57pm 
Originally posted by mb3:
I would love to see the entire interplay original catalog on Steam! You can count me as a purchaser already. (At a reasonable price) But I can explain why the Steam price is higher than the GoG price point. Its simple advertising, if they have a game they are selling, and they set there target price they want to sell for at 3 dollars, they will put it up for sale for 6 dollars at the start. That way when they offer you that amazing awsome 50% off sale, you as the gullable consumer think your getting a great deal and feel good about buying it at that price, and the seller is happy because hes now selling his game like hot cakes for his original target price.

That's the JCPenny way of doing things, but it wouldn't make sense as an explanation here, because GoG has sales, where things go 50% off, too. Then, you're choosing between $5 on Steam and $3 on GoG...

That's why Steam and GoG tend to have games at the same price unless there's a difference in version. (King of Dragon Pass is cheaper on GoG because it's the original version of the game, but the Steam version is the "remastered" version for iPad.) They even frequently have sales at the same or nearly the same time.
phimseto Jun 2, 2017 @ 12:57pm 
Originally posted by davisinterplay:
We will also release updated versions on Steam as they become available.

Are updated versions in the works?
Wraith_Magus Jun 4, 2017 @ 4:07pm 
Originally posted by phimseto:
Originally posted by davisinterplay:
We will also release updated versions on Steam as they become available.

Are updated versions in the works?

These are 30-year-old games that have to run on DOSBox. Going by the previous Wasteland release, I presume "updated" just means "we got mouse controls working with DOSBox", not any sort of real retooling of the game. If they wanted to make an updated version of the game, they'd just use the rights to the license (if they still owned it) to make a new game, because the first thing they'd have to update would be the engine.
Last edited by Wraith_Magus; Jun 6, 2017 @ 1:10pm
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