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  5. Sea Dogs Now On Gog!

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City of Abandoned Ships now on GOG

Discussion in 'Pirates Ahoy! News' started by ArlekinV, Jan 6, 2017.


Discussion in 'Pirates Ahoy! News' started by ArlekinV, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. wolfsrain
    So, another one went on GOG:

    Sea Dogs: City of Abandoned Ships on GOG.com

    It's decently priced and in a sale will probably be peanuts.

    So we miss only Pirates of the Carribean and To Each His Own. The first one might be problematic, but GOG seems to have a rather good relationship with Disney, seeing the number of old games that are exclusive to GOG for now. The second, depends of the developer/publisher.
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  2. Redbeard
    WOO!!! Waited so long for this. So tired of Tages on the Gamersgate edition! HYPE!
  3. Redbeard

    So tired of freaking Tages on the Gamersgate edition.
  4. Pieter Boelen
    This is pretty darn good news, I dare say! :woot

    That indeed almost completes the set.
    It's a shame they haven't been able to tackle PotC yet, but I can't say I'm particularly surprised.
    Probably a bit of a legal tangle surrounding that particular game....

    Still... PotC has 1267 votes on GOG.com while CoAS has 968: Pirates of the Caribbean - GOG.com
    So if they have any sense, they would be wise to not ignore it.
    In the meantime, I'd like to encourage everyone to KEEP VOTING! ;)

    As for Sea Dogs: To Each His Own, is that not available as a legal download through Steam right now?
    I doubt that one will show up on GOG.com while Steam still has it.
    But as long as it is available somewhere, I reckon that's the most important thing. :)
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  5. Red Back Dude
    Yep steam has To Each His Own available.
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  6. Elderlaw
    And a promo video, just for good measure!

  7. wolfsrain
    Actually there is a healthy collection of games that are on GOG while still being available on other platforms (Steam, Origin or uPlay). While on other platforms you have to deal with the copy protection and the client, the games available on GOG are DRM free and can be played without an online collection, can be backed on a disc and they come with quite a few of extras (artbooks, manuals, sountracks and so on). So, yeah, i prefer to buy on GOG if a game is available there, while being available on other platforms.

    With PotC, my money are on the legal issues. There are multiple parties involved: Akella (that made the game and have the rights over the game engine), Bethesda (they had the publishing rights, but they've completely abandoned this game's distribution) and Disney (which has the rights over the Pirates of the Carribean IP). So it would take to bring all those three to the talking table, get an agreement (maybe giving the rights to Disney, as they seem willing to exploit their old games library, the ones that were aquired from Lucas included). So, all the involved parties have to get a deal and place and restart the distro. GOG would be the best choice, as they are specialized in making old games to work on the modern Operating Systems.

    So keep voting people and buy those Sea Dogs games, too, as that will show the interest for a PotC re-release and the potential to bring money in for the involved parties. I voted for all the good pirate games and put my money where my mouth is, hoping that we will finally have the classics DRM free. And it seems that works, as slowly GOG managed to bring more of the games from the Sea Dogs series on their shop.
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  8. ArlekinV
    Thats a pretty big problem. As three sides are involved, the Akella is easiest side to convince, they dont had much financial success, the "Sea Dogs - To Each his own" is holding on enthusiasm of Blackmark and core-fanbase. And i dont remember, how much of Besthesda games GOG has right now, one, two, zero? I think Akella can translate other Sea Dogs games, that we actually didnt have. Sea Dogs III - Dead Man's Chest and Sea Dogs - Return of the Legend. Well, Sea Legend was mostly teasement of what CoAS have, but DM'sC is really much more than Caribbean Tales.

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