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Saturday, September 6th, 2008
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Steam is killing me this weekend. First they have every X-COM game for $13.49. I only ever played the demo when it was out, and a lot of people have this on their "best ever" list, so it's about time I got to play these.

Then there's 50% off the id super pack which is nearly every id game and map pack for $35. I'm still considering this one. It's a phenomenal deal, but I already own all these games except for the Heretic/Hexen series. Aside from Spear of Destiny, I never played any of the DOOM or Quake map packs however. It's this weekend only, so if there are gaps in your id history this looks like the best way to fill them.

(When is LucasArts going to get its act together and put ScummVM versions of its classic adventure games on Steam? Lots of money for very little work!)

Update 5:56p: Bought it. WORTH IT. I downloaded the latest version of zDoom and it detected everything automatically. Works like a charm, and runs a bit better than DOSBOX :)
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[User Picture]From: myth
2008-09-06 04:36 pm (UTC)
Note that it's not just the super pack that's on sale... almost all of id's games are on sale individually (Commander Keen for $2.50!). So you can probably just pick up the map packs you need and not spend more than $10.

Am I the only one that wishes you could get Catacomb 3D off of Steam? (Not to mention Heretic II?)
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2008-09-06 06:38 pm (UTC)
The Heretic/Hexen pack + the DOOM and Quake map packs are $25. And the Quake 2 map packs say they require the Steam version of Quake 2, so that makes $30. At that point, I might as well get Commander Keen and the rest just so I have them in my Steam account!
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