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Old 06-26-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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Where to buy KotOR?

Recently I've become more and more interested in KotOR (PC). Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it anywhere. I tried the local electronics store, granted it was a long shot so I wasn't too disappointed when told that they only had it with the Best of PC Pack (which I have 2 out of 5 of the games, and Empire at War doesn't interest me so I didn't waste my money). I looked online at Amazon and a new copy is $83 (WTF?!). Right now I'm just trying to find a place I can walk in buy the game and walk out. We have several Gamestops nearby, so I went to their website and they don't even have it. >< They only have TSL and it's for Xbox. What common game stores would be likely to have it? Thanks for any help.


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Old 06-26-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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I don't think any common game stores would have it. You could try Ebay. You could get a new copy with the bidding starting at around $20.

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Old 06-26-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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Amazon.com has used copies starting at ~$30, while new copies go up to as high as $85. Try EBay, if you want, but you'll probably get scammed anywhere you look.

You know that LucasArts should release their catalog on Steam or GOG.com when prices get that outrageous, especially for secondhand copies of a five-year-old game. Of course, they're probably holding back because they're sadists, naturally.

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Knig...6066659&sr=1-5
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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I don't think any common game stores would have it. You could try Ebay. You could get a new copy with the bidding starting at around $20.
Dang... Alright, I'll look into it.

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Amazon.com has used copies starting at ~$30, while new copies go up to as high as $85. Try EBay, if you want, but you'll probably get scammed anywhere you look.

You know that LucasArts should release their catalog on Steam or GOG.com when prices get that outrageous, especially for secondhand copies of a five-year-old game. Of course, they're probably holding back because they're sadists, naturally.

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Knig...6066659&sr=1-5
Yeah, I was wanting to get a used copy, just hope it's truly a reliable seller. The cheapest used copy does seem pretty good though, it's condition seems to be very good, and it's got 99% rating with over 1,000 ratings. I MUST look into this one.


Thanks for the help guys.


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Old 06-28-2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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If you buy from Amazon they back up any purchase you would make on their site. So if for some reason you receive a poor quality item you should be able to handle it with no trouble.


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Old 06-28-2009, 11:18 PM   #6
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I say get it from amazon. I bought mine new at amazon years ago and had no problems. Why is it $80 for a new copy now?

I also recommend half.com. I'm not sure if there is a difference from ebay, but it's more organized.
http://product.half.ebay.com/Star-Wa...11016QQtgZinfo
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:23 AM   #7
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If you buy from Amazon they back up any purchase you would make on their site. So if for some reason you receive a poor quality item you should be able to handle it with no trouble.
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I say get it from amazon. I bought mine new at amazon years ago and had no problems. Why is it $80 for a new copy now?

I also recommend half.com. I'm not sure if there is a difference from ebay, but it's more organized.
http://product.half.ebay.com/Star-Wa...11016QQtgZinfo


Ok, thanks Athos.

Half.com? I'll look into that as well. Thanks again guys.


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Old 06-29-2009, 04:53 AM   #8
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I say get it from amazon. I bought mine new at amazon years ago and had no problems. Why is it $80 for a new copy now?
My guess is that though you can get it in the 5 pack, the original box is much harder to find now w/its four "custom art" discs vs the TSL game that you can still find in places like Target, Best Buy and such.


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Old 06-29-2009, 12:29 PM   #9
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^ Yeah. I've seen TSL around. But I'm told the first one is better, and I hate playing sequels first.


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Old 06-29-2009, 01:23 PM   #10
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Ok, thanks Athos.

Half.com? I'll look into that as well. Thanks again guys.
No problem. I was pretty tired, so I didn't explain half.com very well. (I probably shouldn't be lurking on forums at 11 pm.)

The main difference between half.com and ebay is that half.com only has buy it now options. They sort all the buying options of a product into "Brand New, Like New, Very Good, Good, Acceptable" etc. The reason I said that I wasn't sure there was a difference was because I wasn't sure if half.com used the same items from the same sellers as ebay, which is unlikely because at the bottom of each product page they list "Similar items on ebay."

I normally use half.com to buy pc games new and find deals on other video games. I use amazon for buying music when I can't be bothered to make a run to the nice record store in minneapolis. (Called the electric fetus... funny name) Sorry if any of that was hard to understand. I'm not the best at explaining things.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:50 PM   #11
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No problem. I was pretty tired, so I didn't explain half.com very well. (I probably shouldn't be lurking on forums at 11 pm.)

The main difference between half.com and ebay is that half.com only has buy it now options. They sort all the buying options of a product into "Brand New, Like New, Very Good, Good, Acceptable" etc. The reason I said that I wasn't sure there was a difference was because I wasn't sure if half.com used the same items from the same sellers as ebay, which is unlikely because at the bottom of each product page they list "Similar items on ebay."

I normally use half.com to buy pc games new and find deals on other video games. I use amazon for buying music when I can't be bothered to make a run to the nice record store in minneapolis. (Called the electric fetus... funny name) Sorry if any of that was hard to understand. I'm not the best at explaining things.
It's fine. I understood the system after looking around a bit.


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Old 07-15-2009, 11:15 PM   #12
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You could also try Half-Price Books, if you live near any and don't mind hunting. I picked up KotOR (PC) for $5 two months ago (jewel case only, no manual), and I just saw another one today for $6 at a different Half-Price.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:50 AM   #13
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i got my kotor games from trademe, the biggest online auction site in NZ.
got them for around $20 NZD each. most of my games are from there, and almost all of them came in perfect condition. i just got spiderman 3 for pc today for $12 inc postage. ($7 game + $5 postage) which is an insane bargain. the disc is in perfect condition and so is the manual.

basically, online auctions are the way to go, especially for such old games as kotor/tsl.



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Old 07-17-2009, 02:08 AM   #14
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Someone on the BioWare forums mentioned that Newegg is still selling retail KotOR (PC, Mac). Who knows how many they have left.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:31 PM   #15
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KOTOR for Vista

I just found KOTOR for Vista at Steam, currently marked at$4.99 regular $9.99. It is only available for digital download but I have not had any problems with any other games I have gotten from them. http://store.steampowered.com/ It is also available in a package deal with several other older SW games.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:52 PM   #16
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:56 PM   #17
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At bestbuy, they have a star wars game pack which includes battlefront, Empire at war, Kotor, republic commando, and jedi outcast, and star wars galaies for only 30$! I got it over the summer. A very good deal!
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:24 PM   #18
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Also stores like KMart very often have tons of old stock. I replaced a copy of TSL (which is also discontinued) the other day for $10 brand new, after every gaming store and second hand gaming store got through telling me if I ever manage to find any it's a collectors item.
So I walked into KMart and saw a whole shelf of TSL on sale because it was old stock they were trying to get rid of.

Nobody goes into the places like KMart for games. That's the bonus.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:14 PM   #19
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Still see TSL in places like Target and Best Buy, but haven't seen KOTOR in anything but the 5 pack set for several years now.


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Old 12-28-2009, 12:08 AM   #20
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Got a copy up the road at GameTrader for $12. Want it?
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:23 AM   #21
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Yeah, as vanir said it best to just look in the places most people don't go for games. That said Game is a very large gameing franchise in the UK, so you could well find it in the bigger stores as well (they had at least 8 copies of kotor, but none of TSL)
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:47 AM   #22
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I just found KOTOR for Vista at Steam, currently marked at$4.99 regular $9.99. It is only available for digital download but I have not had any problems with any other games I have gotten from them. http://store.steampowered.com/ It is also available in a package deal with several other older SW games.
Do you know for certain that it works perfectly on Vista without having to take the usual steps that are necessary with the vanilla game?


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Old 12-30-2009, 06:37 PM   #23
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The OS requirements listed on Steam are XP or Vista. I am in the process of downloading it right now. Once I get it up and going I will put up a post. I do know that I have tried to run KOTOR from the Best of Star Wars collection and it keeps crashing on my Vista computers.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:20 AM   #24
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TSL is still in a (now sleeker) package by itself. Target, $20. Great deal though I'd buy K1 and play first. Then wait a while after you get bored of K1 to play K2--long enough that you are chomping at the bit to just play something related to K1.


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Post Kotor on Vista @ $4.99

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Do you know for certain that it works perfectly on Vista without having to take the usual steps that are necessary with the vanilla game?
I just played throught Dantooine up to the star map temple. I even used a mod "Super Skip Taris" without any problems. I did have to turn off grass and shadows to keep my graphics from slowing down. I will warn you that not all mods may install, the game file is in a different location. You will find a folder named STEAM in your PROGRAM FILES folder. Under the COMMON folder is where SWKOTOR is located.
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$89 at amazon? That is outrageous. I got mine for around $25 (with shipping) at amazon.


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For anyone still intrerested:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-KotOR-...item3ca8e1d919


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Oh you all have missed a clanger here!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/32370/
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:11 PM   #30
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Oh you all have missed a clanger here!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/32370/
Sorry, you're a little late. They've gone over that.



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I dunno if this was mentioned already: You can purchase it on Steam.
http://store.steampowered.com/

Hope you got the credit for it.
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