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Post by apogee » Fri, 2. Mar 12, 16:53

Brilliant, so I've been waiting for the retail version to avoid going the steam route, only to find that i might as well have gone with steam in the first place instead of waiting all these months, if only i had known!

But before i do try to get from steam, a couple of Questions.

1) To avoid downloading TC, it says in the FAQ to copy the TC install to the location steam assumes. In the FAQ it says program files, though i have Win7 64bit, so TC is in Program files(x86)\...., can i assume the steam folder will also be program files(x86)\....?

2) How big is Albion Prelude, I've got mobile broadband with a 3GB limit, so if its bigger than that I'll have to go the retail route.

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Post by X2-Illuminatus » Fri, 2. Mar 12, 16:58

apogee wrote:so TC is in Program files(x86)\...., can i assume the steam folder will also be program files(x86)\....?
Yes, you can. You are also able to change the installation path for Steam (and therefore Steam games) during the installation of the Steam client.
apogee wrote:2) How big is Albion Prelude, I've got mobile broadband with a 3GB limit, so if its bigger than that I'll have to go the retail route.
The X3AP 2.0 folder has a size of 1 GB.
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Post by apogee » Fri, 2. Mar 12, 17:47

Thanks, I will have a go at installing this weekend!

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Albion Prelude box set

Post by fighter dave » Sun, 4. Mar 12, 15:28

How do I get Albion Prelude without downloading it using steam. If I go to Egosoft shop they seem to only interested in eurozone countries, and only English version seems to involve Italian text but English spoken. Very confusing.

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Albion Prelude

Post by fighter dave » Sun, 4. Mar 12, 16:11

Where can I buy Albion Prelude without downloading it.

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Post by X2-Illuminatus » Sun, 4. Mar 12, 20:12

fighter dave wrote:If I go to Egosoft shop they seem to only interested in eurozone countries
While all prices are written in Euro, clicking on the "Other Currencies"-link opens a site that lets you convert the Euro price to other currencies. Also, after adding a product to your shopping card you can select countries all around the world as the shipping address.

Regarding the languages:
product description of X3AP Addon/War Pack in Egosoft shop wrote: Voiced languages: English, German, French
Text-only language: Italian (using English voice)
That means that English, German and French voice and text translations are included. For Italian there is only a text translation. So that Italian players don't have to talk with speechless NPCs, the English voice is also used, when you play the game(s) in Italian.
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Post by aiday » Tue, 6. Mar 12, 06:12

I have Steam installed on my D: drive, and the X-Gold discs. I checked the FAQ section but that does not tell me where in the "steamapps" path I need to install the X3TC files prior to using the TC-AP add-on retail pack (that is, just the AP update).

I've also been told that the "no Steam" executable is now available, but can't find it on this website.

Please can somebody tell me what the path should be for installing into the Steam client, and where I can find the executable. Thanks in advance for any help,
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Post by Morkonan » Tue, 6. Mar 12, 06:44

aiday wrote:...I've also been told that the "no Steam" executable is now available, but can't find it on this website....
I am very interested in this, as well. If the no-steam .exe is out there, I'll be willing to download and install Steam once, just to get AP, after which I'll uninstall Steam.

(Yeah, I know I won't be able to patch it after I remove Steam, IIRC.)

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Post by David Howland » Tue, 6. Mar 12, 10:21

I asked this on the Rebirth - Steam thread last week! CBJ said it would be approx. a fortnight!
The BANISHED RETURNS.
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Post by greypanther » Fri, 9. Mar 12, 15:38

Well, its the 9th, its retail release day in the UK isn't it?

Perhaps someone could tell the bloody retailers that! I can find it no where! I am very, very unimpressed! :evil:
If this is the publishers best attempt at a retail sale, then they are crap publishers! I will NOT buy through Steam. I will use steam as I have for Skyrim, but only if I can buy a retail boxed copy!

WTF? There is no trace on Amazon, though perversely I can order Rebirth! No trace on the gamestation site. On the game site I can buy it but only as a download!

I had hoped to get it on Amazon as I have an acount with them with money ready to go. It would seem that Amazon is a too small retailer in the eyes of the publisher? :roll:
At the moment it looks like I will be keeping my £20 and not playing AP. :(

If Rebirth release is handled this badly, looks like I will save some money there as well.

Have I got accross how disapointed I am?
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Post by Jumee » Fri, 9. Mar 12, 15:41

greypanther wrote:Well, its the 9th, its retail release day in the UK isn't it?

Perhaps someone could tell the bloody retailers that! I can find it no where! I am very, very unimpressed! :evil:
If this is the publishers best attempt at a retail sale, then they are crap publishers! I will NOT buy through Steam. I will use steam as I have for Skyrim, but only if I can buy a retail boxed copy!

WTF? There is no trace on Amazon, though perversely I can order Rebirth! No trace on the gamestation site. On the game site I can buy it but only as a download!

I had hoped to get it on Amazon as I have an acount with them with money ready to go. It would seem that Amazon is a too small retailer in the eyes of the publisher? :roll:
At the moment it looks like I will be keeping my £20 and not playing AP. :(

If Rebirth release is handled this badly, looks like I will save some money there as well.

Have I got accross how disapointed I am?
cant you just order through Egosoft shop? or have they ran out of copies or something?

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Post by greypanther » Fri, 9. Mar 12, 18:00

Well, yes and no. :roll:
Yes technically I could, but I have a budget for games and at the moment that budget lives in an Amazon account. Money is not unlimited for me. :wink:

I would also have to get a new pre pay credit card to do so, as there is no way I am using my proper card online at the moment. :)

Is it worth the effort? :gruebel:

I would also say it has made me nervous regarding the release of Rebirth, though as I stated above, I CAN buy that now on Amazon! Go figure! :roll:
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Post by David Howland » Fri, 9. Mar 12, 18:30

What you have to remember Jumee, is that some of us grew up in the days before internet shopping! Back in those days the only mail retail were catalogues, half the stuff bought through those was cheap rubbish. The only people who used to habitually use this method of retail were, people living in isolation or poor folk who could not afford to use 'proper' shops.
The situation is a little better on the internet but although much of the tat has disapeared thieves and fraudsters have grown to take their place. So oldies will only consider purchasing from trusted names like Amazon and Game. Now you might retort, that you were suggesting the Egosoft shop, surely an X player will trust Egosoft? Well two years ago when ES believed in retail and rental systems, there would be no doubt? However since the announcement of RB in January last year we have had to campaign voraciously for a steam free disk game. The closest we have got is the steam dependant AP disk? Do you really wonder that old loyal fans are thinking twice about buying the disk from the internet shop of the company, that never wanted to produce this disk and resents having been bullied into it?
That is a brief history of Mail Retail over!
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Post by greypanther » Fri, 9. Mar 12, 18:35

Amazon has another big advantage, you can get gift vouchers for them in high street shops. No credit card needed! :)

Which is where my Amazon budget came from: my wife + gift vouchers ( lots ) + Christmas = happy me! :)
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Post by darkest_majick » Fri, 9. Mar 12, 20:54

greypanther wrote:Well, its the 9th, its retail release day in the UK isn't it?

Perhaps someone could tell the bloody retailers that! I can find it no where! I am very, very unimpressed! :evil:
If this is the publishers best attempt at a retail sale, then they are crap publishers! I will NOT buy through Steam. I will use steam as I have for Skyrim, but only if I can buy a retail boxed copy!

WTF? There is no trace on Amazon, though perversely I can order Rebirth! No trace on the gamestation site. On the game site I can buy it but only as a download!

I had hoped to get it on Amazon as I have an acount with them with money ready to go. It would seem that Amazon is a too small retailer in the eyes of the publisher? :roll:
At the moment it looks like I will be keeping my £20 and not playing AP. :(

If Rebirth release is handled this badly, looks like I will save some money there as well.

Have I got accross how disapointed I am?
In the UK Zavvi appear to have stock: http://www.zavvi.com/games/platforms/pc ... 84181.html. I saw it on Amazon UK and Play.com yesterday but they seem to have sold out already. Only others I've seen selling it are the Egosoft shop and some sellers on Amazon (£25 a time though). Otherwise it's downloads on Steam etc. Good luck to everyone looking for a copy on disc!

It does also appear you can get your pre-orders in for Rebirth on Amazon!

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