HOLY CRAP! Distant Worlds Goes On Sale!!

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  1. Admiral Moe Lester says:

    Their servers can barely keep up with the traffic!

  2. Wild_Bill says:

    What I’m curious about is whether this is just about buying the three game series ending with Legends or if there is a new improvement TO Legends.

  3. RecklessPrudence says:

    Purchased! I’ve been looking at Distant Worlds for a while, but other things (rent, food, medical expenses, etc.) kept getting in the way. At the moment, I’m not exactly flush with spare cash, but I have enough for this.

    Installing now – the last patch for Legends is taking _forever_, since I went over my monthly data limit with the patch before. On the one hand, no excess charges – on the other, slower-than-dialup speeds once you go over.

  4. Doug Miller says:

    Wild_Bill – this includes a substantial patch to Legends. I’ve been playing the betas and there are some big improvements.

    • Wild_Bill says:

      You’re right Doug! Right after I posted I checked for an update and found 1.7.0.16 (had been a Beta), down loaded it and …awww crap! I lost my saved games! I’m going to see if they’re hiding somewhere else in my computer. I really hate loosing them because I was actually winning my last one. HA! The new features look really great.

      • Doug says:

        Check the AppData folder in your User folder, assuming you’re on Win7. My saved games are in AppData\Roaming\Code Force Limited\Distant Worlds. Each game version has its own saved games folder. Just move the game into the new 1.7.0.16\SavedGames folder.

        • Brian Rubin says:

          Thanks for catching that, Doug. I’d not have been able to answer until I got home. It’s weird that they do that, maybe they don’t want save games used across different versions…

          • Doug says:

            Yep, that’s exactly it, Brian. Generally speaking if the version difference isn’t huge (say 1.7.0.15 to 1.7.0.16} it doesn’t seem to be a huge issue. For much larger version differences, it’s very likely that the save won’t run correctly or might even crash the game. Then again, it might not! Pretty much have to give it a try to tell.

        • Wild_Bill says:

          Thanks Doug. I got the same info on the DW forum. I’ve tried ever way I can on the search but cannot find it. I DID find a ‘Saved Games’ folder, but it was empty. I was going from version 1.7.0.6 to the 1.7.0.16 so there shouldn’t have been that much of a gap anyway. It’s not big deal and the fault is probably my own (just switched to Win 7 from XP on another computer) but I can’t get the search to find what I’m looking for.

          Thanks again guys.

          • Wild_Bill says:

            Update. I’m not sure exactly what I was doing wrong but after trying it a couple of different ways it finally worked. My saved games from 1.7.0.6 have successfully been transferred to 1.7.0.16 and appear to be working fine. Once again, thank all of you for your help.

  5. really? no fooling? thought i’d never see the day these games went on sale.

  6. PhatFuel says:

    LOL! It’s about time too! I’ll purchasing it at the end of the month so I can camouflage it with expenses—so the missus wont go ballistic on ‘another game purchase’. :D I’m glad that Matrix relented even if it’s just 33%—I’ll fork over $60 rather than the bloated $90. Plus, I’d like to think that we space-gamers/consumers had some sort of influence by letting them know the pricing basically sucked this long after post-release of the original. Anywho, I cant wait to play & go into ‘gaming-hibernation’ as the wife says… hehe. ;)

  7. Goomich says:

    Wanted to buy both expansions, but apparently I cannot download DW again and of course I haven’t made a backup. :(

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