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I suspect I'm being really stupid, because now I'm fairly sure that I was remembering playing the GOG version in my previous post :facepalm: The Steam version I have doesn't run properly at all, no options have been set and no savegames are present. Never mind then! I will try to get it to work properly with my 360 controller and report back.

Edit: I was definitely remembering the GOG version :facepalm:

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moosegrinder, I have no idea what I did back then. I played a few levels without any problems back then iirc but now, with my current set-up, I'm unable to use a 360 controller at all. The game refuses to recognise it, either a wired or a wireless one.

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moosegrinder, I have no idea what I did back then. I played a few levels without any problems back then iirc but now, with my current set-up, I'm unable to use a 360 controller at all. The game refuses to recognise it, either a wired or a wireless one.

It does, but you have to doubleclick when assigning controls. But it's shit, it doesn't recognise a lot of buttons and I have the same walk/run issues as Moosegrinder describes. Can't find a proper solution online either, so I'd play it with KB/Mouse or bin it.
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It does, but you have to doubleclick when assigning controls. But it's shit, it doesn't recognise a lot of buttons and I have the same walk/run issues as Moosegrinder describes. Can't find a proper solution online either, so I'd play it with KB/Mouse or bin it.

I know about the double-clicking, but it simply fails to recognize any button presses from either controller at all. Ah well, next time I'll just use Xpadder since I don't like playing platformers with m+kb.

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I bought the Prince of Persia pack as I'd not played 3 of the 5 and thought I'd start with Sands of Time. Fucking hell, it's a fucking munt to play. The camera changes for no reason occasionally and if you change the direction you're running in when playing with the pad he slows down to a crawl. I looked at Xpadder but didn't realise it was a paid for thing. Is it worth me trying Joy2Key or something or is it a fault with the control system in the game? It's got a gamepad option but it won't let me map the walk toggle to any of the pad buttons, it just craps out.

I had a problem with this, he wouldn't run in certain directions, only walk. It turned out my pad was faulty. Kind of.

It seems to be that in order to run, the analogue stick needs to pushed to 100%. I think there might be some variance with 360 control pads where the analogue sticks don't always push to the full, but since games are normally designed for this, it's rarely a problem. With the old PoP games, it can be a problem.

So, I would advise either:

1) Use a different controller (if possible)

2) Calibrate your 360 controller in Windows (in the control panel somewhere)

While you're at it, get the Universal Widescreen Patcher and run it. It adds widescreen resolutions to the options for the first two games (the third has them natively).

The camera being a bastard is pretty much as it should be, though. :)

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My Summer Sale haul (£26.34 total):

Back to the Future: The Game £4.24

Trine 1 & 2 (Bundle) £3.49

Batman: Arkham City £6.79

Bastion £2.86

Dead Space £2.49

Cave Story+ £1.74

Dear Esther £1.74

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet £2.99

Basically all stuff I wanted anyway. Now to spend the next year playing them all...

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Wow some of you really went to town on this sale, how the hell do you have time for all those games? My haul was a little more modest:

Shogun Total War 2

Age of Empires 3: Complete Collection

Saint's Row 3

Walking Dead

Dead Island

Galactic Civilizations 2

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

Sim City 4 - Deluxe Edition

All in all around £40 I think, although I haven’t actually counted it up. Most purchases were around £5.

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Wow some of you really went to town on this sale, how the hell do you have time for all those games? My haul was a little more modest:

They (we) don't, but that's not the point. Steam, especially in the sales, has made buying PC games so easy, and so cheap, that it generates the same "gotta catch 'em all" behaviour that is seen with many video game pirates. People will bulk buy in the sale "on the off-chance" that they feel like playing a game of a certain type in the future (very often they won't). Occasionally, people with more restraint will actually pick up something they've been waiting for at a great price :)

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My haul in the end:

Anno 2070 Collection - £16.99

Frozen Synapse - Gift from earlymodernsteve

Binding of Issac DLC - £0.50

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - £2.98

Divine Divinity - £2.67

GTA Collection - £4.99

Longest Journey & Dreamfall - £3.74

Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition - £7.49

Alan Wake American Nightmare - £2.99

Oblivion GOTY - £4.99

Morrowing GOTY - £3.24

Titan Attacks - £1.49

Luxor Evolved - £3.49

Total = £55.56

Not bad for the price of a full retail new release and a couple of pints :D

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Jade Empire (ROW)

Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect

Section 8: Prejudice - Four Pack

DCS: Black Shark

PixelJunk Eden

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Shades of Red DLC

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action DLC: Point Blank

Jagged Alliance Back in Action DLC Jungle Specialist Kit

Jagged Alliance Back in Action DLC Night Specialist Kit

Jagged Alliance Back in Action

Blades of Time - Limited Edition

Jagged Alliance Back in Action DLC Desert Specialist Kit

Space Pirates and Zombies(SPAZ)

Arx Fatalis

Bulletstorm

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

Driver: San Francisco - Deluxe Edition

Need For Speed Shift 2

Splintercell: Chaos Theory

SplinterCell: Double Agent

Splinter Cell

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction - Deluxe Edition

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction - Insurgency Pack

BIT.TRIP Collection

Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers

Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition

Unreal Deal

Shoot Many Robots

Binary Domain - Dan Marshall Pack

Binary Domain - Multiplayer Pack

Grand Theft Auto Complete Pack

Double Fine Bundle

Crysis Maximum Edition Bundle

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

Dear Esther

Assassin's Creed II: Deluxe Edition

Assassin's Creed

Fallout 3 - Game of the Year

Ys The Oath in Felghana

The Walking Dead

Trine Bundle (Summer 2012)

Qube

Batman 1 and 2 and Gotham City Impostors Bundle

Frozen Synapse: Red DLC

Devil May Cry 4

Ys Origin

Plants vs. Zombies

Alan Wake American Nightmare

Toy Soldiers

Assassin's Creed Revelations - Gold Edition

Choplifter HD - Arrowhead Chopper

Choplifter HD - Albatross Chopper

Choplifter HD - Ostrich Chopper

Choplifter HD

Choplifter HD - Night Avenger Chopper

Super Street Fighter: All-in Costume Pack

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

The Binding Of Isaac Soundtrack

Binding of Isaac Wrath of the Lamb

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Around £200 in total I reckon though thankfully I budgeted for it, I know what I'm like far too well :lol: That includes rebuying games I'm not that fond of simply due to impulse buying :facepalm: (ie 'oooooh isn't that cheap!)

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Has anyone played Endless Space? I think it looks fantastic but it wasnt in the sale :(

Despite all the games I did pick up in the sale I'm really tempted to just buy it full price!

My final Sale haul was as follows

Portal 2

Anno 2070

Blood Bowl

Jagged Alliance

Krater

Borderlands GOTY

Alan Wake

All those potential hours of cheap gameplay and I'm still feeling the uncontrolable urge to buy Endless Space. Jesus whats wrong with me..............

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Aw, I really liked it me, it was proper hard and the combat was great, you really had to think about what you were doing and use all of your mans.

Like tssk said, it's a very slow burner, I wasn't really feeling it for ages. I went from saying "hmmm, not sure, just going through the motions here" for a good week or two and then one day going "this game is fookin' amazing, everyone has to buy it!"

I don't know how long you played for but it's worth giving it a good chance if you have the time and the patience to do so.

I played it for about 10 hours before finally giving up as I just found it incredibly dull and not very interesting. Boring characters, story and world. Combat was OK but I didn't think it was anything special or any better than the much better Baldurs Gate 2. I played this on the 360 so I know it lacks the more tactical options of the PC version but I'm not that into tactical RPGs the way I used to be these days.

Of course it didn't stop me buying it for £5 in the sales, just in case like :lol:

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Yeah, Dragon Age: Origins was fine. Not perfect, by any stretch, but getting to the end didn't feel like a chore at all. I then didn't feel particularly compelled to do the DLC, let alone pay any attention to the sequel though.

And I now can't remember the story at all. There was a dog. And a witch. And a dragon. That's more or less all I've got though.

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Aaaaah, now it makes sense. Yeah, 360 version is a completely different game by all accounts.

Aye I know from a combat perspective it's quite different but that wasn't really my huge problem with the game.

I may give it another go eventually if I ever get the urge but well it's nice to have regardless :P

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Just don't compare Dragon Age: Origins to Baldur's Gate 2 whatever you do - it's painfully inferior in every possible way. Taken on its own it's a perfectly enjoyable RPG, if nothing really special. Just compare to Dragon's Age 2, it will seem completely brilliant then :P

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Just don't compare Dragon Age: Origins to Baldur's Gate 2 whatever you do - it's painfully inferior in every possible way. Taken on its own it's a perfectly enjoyable RPG, if nothing really special. Just compare to Dragon's Age 2, it will seem completely brilliant then :P

For all you know I could enjoy Dragon Age 2 a lot more :D:P

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You're completely right! :lol:

In all seriousness, the combat and the controls do make a massive difference for DA:O on PC.

Well I'll promise to give it another shot eventually but I'm not sure I could stand the story or characters again as those were my biggest problems. Still I'll give it another fair shot.

I've still got Risen 2 to start as well!

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Plenty of RPG's that don't consist of 'dull, lifeless, generic fantasy world full of 1 dimensional characters' though, can I perhaps recommend Planescape: Torment, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines and The Witcher 1? I do agree that offering a world that is immersive and a joy to explore can make all the difference though, hence my love for Morrowind.

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May as well add my own list:

Max Payne 3 - £14.99 - Completed

Bioshock Complete Pack - £6.99

Batman: Arkham City - £6.79

Fallout 3: Game of the Year - £3.74

Fallout: New Vegas - £3.74

Sim City 4: Deluxe - £2.49

Far Cry 2 - £2.49

Oblivion: Game of the Year - £3.74

Fable 3 Collection - £8.99 - Completed

Universe Sandbox - £1.49

That's a total of £55.45 which is ... acceptable I guess. All of those titles came off my wishlist as well so at least that means I managed to avoid impulse buys; and aside from Fable the Lost Chapters which came with the Fable 3 pack, I haven't played any of them before. Roll on December! ;)

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