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Darkstar
12-07-2004, 21:58:17
Games are transitioning to DVD-Rom.

The Deluxe Sims 2 will be a DVD-Rom release. To put all the material on one disk. Leaving them a couple of gig free to put on video "extra features" including a "Making of", "Behind the scenes", and several tutorials on some in-game tools (like the cinema/movie recorder and editor package).

Found mention of this at:
http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/07/09/news_6102268.html

Venom
12-07-2004, 23:06:03
About time.

fp@korea
13-07-2004, 01:10:56
Now if they only did this for good games...

Chris
13-07-2004, 01:57:15
It has indeed, I recieved "Perimeter" this week for review, only on DVD.

Game companies can't be blamed, having 2, 3 or more CDs just isn't a good idea when a DVD can do the job.

Sir Penguin
13-07-2004, 08:08:56
DVD storage is way cheaper than CD storage.

SP

Spartak
13-07-2004, 08:21:40
What about those of us who don't have DVD drives?

Greg W
13-07-2004, 08:28:26
What about those of us who only own Pentium 90s?

Pfft. :D

Aredhran
13-07-2004, 08:37:36
Originally posted by Spartak
What about those of us who don't have DVD drives?

own goal. buy one.

Sir Penguin
13-07-2004, 08:54:47
Originally posted by Spartak
What about those of us who don't have DVD drives?
We'll have to download them through Bittorrent. :)

SP

MDA
13-07-2004, 10:15:53
Ah, you're a linux fan because you pirate stuff, and the popular viruses don't work on linux.

King_Ghidra
13-07-2004, 12:18:18
i only have a cd writer as my regular disc drive and i got burnt by both Unreal Tournament and Far Cry by stupidly assuming they would be cd's

lucky i had my old 4 speed dvd drive knocking about at funko's

and of course no-cd cracks are always there for you once the install is over :D

Chris
13-07-2004, 12:18:56
A decent DVD drive is less than $40 bucks these days, easily affordable.

Sir Penguin
13-07-2004, 22:16:36
Originally posted by MDA
Ah, you're a linux fan because you pirate stuff, and the popular viruses don't work on linux.
No, I'm a Linux fan because it's fun. I don't get viruses.

SP

Shining1
13-07-2004, 23:38:10
Physics is fun too, though:).

Deacon
14-07-2004, 00:41:22
Lite-On DVD-ROM drives are where it's at.

Linux is fun when it matches well with your hardware. My previous cheapie machine worked fine with Windows, but froze every so often under Linux. My current cheapie machine has never frozen under Linux. It even works well under Windows. I'd say that the best reason to run Linux is for the software. Some projects have been ported to Windows, but others haven't.

Sir Penguin
14-07-2004, 08:36:31
I like much of physics, too. :)

SP

Darkstar
15-07-2004, 20:00:38
Well, viruses for Linux are on the climb. You've got about 2 years left, by most government estimates I've seen, before Linux is as targetted by viruses and worms as Windows. Well, the major builds of Linux, anyways.

If I wanted to stay free of nastyware, I'd buy an Apple. Basic Linux builds already have more viruses and other malware then Apple. Although, with their new UNIX/Linux based OS, that might not remain so in the future. Hmm.

Sir Penguin
15-07-2004, 20:23:30
I probably won't get viruses with Linux, either. :)

SP

Provost Harrison
15-07-2004, 21:29:41
Yeah, Doom3, soon to be released, is supposedly on 4 CDs...it would be so much more convenient if they released it on a DVD...