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Crow_Nest
12-21-2003, 11:40 AM
Im talking about those free PC games you get when you buy PC hardware!

Just now i tried installing "Arx Fatalis" that came with my new graphic card last month, i was almost done installing it when it got stuck at one part for a long time so i quitted the installation.

Then installed Deus Ex Game of the year edition i got last time in my audigy, before it could even start installing, it was not responding so i had to end it.

And i was like "WTF is wrong?!". Are the disc lousy because they are free? Low quality? Damaged? Or am i doing something wrong?

Alegis
12-21-2003, 11:51 AM
I got Aqua blahblahblah with my hardware thingy (ASUS), with cd key adn all but it wouldn't install, some error on the disk orso.. The quality sucks indeed but sometimes they are very good games (no one lives forever 1 and 2)

Samuel Dravis
12-21-2003, 12:49 PM
I got Morrowind with my video card. It works perfectly, and is a very good game as well.

DarkLord60
12-21-2003, 01:43 PM
Morrowind isn't considered a free game though you got it in a bundle. What video card did you get?

Samuel Dravis
12-21-2003, 01:50 PM
The All-In-Wonder Radeon 9700 Pro. Why isn't it considered free? I didn't pay anything for it; it just came in the box, along with some movie editing software.

Mex
12-21-2003, 03:18 PM
Free games depends on the company that is supplying the free games.

Redwing
12-21-2003, 03:38 PM
Well, with Deus Ex in there, you definitely couldn't be talking about the quality of the games...

Am I just being naive, or aren't all CDs that games are recorded on, well...the same? Maybe it was just your computer? ^^;;

Boba Rhett
12-21-2003, 03:46 PM
Not all cds are created equal. ;) Take the PC Gamer discs for example, those suck and many people have trouble using them. It's pretty odd that they'd put Dues Ex an a crap disc though. :eek:

Sam Fisher
12-21-2003, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by Samuel Dravis [I]
I got Morrowind with my video card. It works perfectly, and is a very good game as well.

Yep, Morrowind is one of the best 'free' games I've gotten. Me and SD had many a long sleepless nights:P And then I got Bloodmoon...

Troopr-Undr-Fir
12-21-2003, 05:49 PM
Well it's sort of an oxymoron...You think they'd actually care about that thing if they are giving it to you for free? HELL NO!

DarkLord60
12-21-2003, 10:22 PM
Morrowind isn't a free game America's Army is. Yopu just got Morrowind for free there it was a free game to you settled.

Phizzle
12-21-2003, 10:33 PM
I got Raven Shield and TRAOD with my sound card. Raven Shield works fine, but TRAOD doesn't even let me see the menus.

MennoniteHobbit
12-21-2003, 10:50 PM
Free games are fine, except for ones that come with an old product. (I mean like buying an obsolete ATI Radeon ---- and the company you're buying it from, having a special offer.) Free games on the Internet, on the other hand, or perfect, if they come from a reliable site.

ZBomber
12-22-2003, 11:48 AM
I got a free game with my computer, but not with any video cards.... :(

XERXES
12-22-2003, 11:52 AM
I also got Deus Ex with my audigy like a year ago, it looked gay so I never installed it. I figured since its being given out free, it probably wasnt that good *shrug*

PrimoSidone
12-22-2003, 03:04 PM
i know a free game..

RagnarokOnline, its free if u play it on private servers ^^

Troopr-Undr-Fir
12-22-2003, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by XERXES
I also got Deus Ex with my audigy like a year ago, it looked gay so I never installed it. I figured since its being given out free, it probably wasnt that good *shrug*

ARE YOU KIDDING! Deus Ex is THE best pc game in history (well not in the mp catagory ;) )...you must be outside your mind, but don't count on it to work :rolleyes:

DarkLord60
12-22-2003, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Troopr-Undr-Fir
ARE YOU KIDDING! Deus Ex is THE best pc game in history (well not in the mp catagory ;) )...you must be outside your mind, but don't count on it to work :rolleyes:

Nah you kidding Deus Ex was ok but Half Life was the best. Any way the lousy free game I got would have to be Hitman 2. I hate it nuff said.

Jed
12-22-2003, 09:51 PM
Free games?

America's Army? Enemy Territory?

Nuff said. :cool: