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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by marurun Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:18 am

I wonder if there's some previous owner information cached somewhere that just isn't clearing out.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Note Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:16 am

That's a good point Maru and is probably an issue in some cases, but I actually purchased this Xbox 360 console new back in 2008, so I've been the only owner.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Nemoide Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:44 pm

I tried buying something on my Xbox 360: same problem! I guess the store's gone buggy after years of neglect.

I found a pretty simple workaround to to buy things though: I just bought a digital Xbox gift card in my browser and redeemed it into my account. With that I was able to get a game (although it took two tries, which is odd to me).

I gotta say: I'm not a fan of the end of life for all these online digital-download type consoles!
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Note Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:01 am

Nemoide, thanks for letting us know you had this same issue! I thought it was something I did wrong or an issue with my account. Also, I appreciate the tip on that workaround. I'm not familiar with how to redeem a gift card code, but I'll look into that and give it a shot in the next few days.

I've only bought a handful of games through Xbox Live Arcade, with the last being in 2019, but I totally agree -- it sucks when these services become neglected and these digital only games get lost in the matrix.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by ElkinFencer10 Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:27 pm

Play Muv-Luv.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Nemoide Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:52 pm

I actually just ordered both Muv-Luv games as I work on trying to get as many Vita games as possible before the service ends!
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by o.pwuaioc Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:24 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:Play Muv-Luv.

Definitely no thanks.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by ElkinFencer10 Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:56 pm

Nemoide wrote:I actually just ordered both Muv-Luv games as I work on trying to get as many Vita games as possible before the service ends!

You will not be disappointed.

o.pwuaioc wrote:
ElkinFencer10 wrote:Play Muv-Luv.

Definitely no thanks.

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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by RCBH928 Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:17 pm

Did you hear of this WineHQ stuff? For a long time I thought it was a half working dreamy amateur programers trying to sell the idea that you can run Windows apps natively on Linux/Mac so I never tried it. I thought only some specific software will work that has been heavily customised to work with it and even then it will half work. I heard some games like SiN work with a WINE wrapper but I always had my doubts.

Between not owning a Windows Machine, low specs to run VM, and not wanting to dualboot on a Macbook I gave it a shot. This thing is black magic, not computing. I tried Blood because this Doom clone probably runs on a calculator, it worked flawless. It seemed to work better than if it was native Mac game. I thought maybe they had a custom wrapper made for the more popular games so I will fool it. I played an obscure game called Death Trap Dungeon. It gave me few runtime error pop-ups and something about missing var memory during installation. I launched the game none the less it works butter smooth. My machine was even running cooler than when I plauyed Shadow Warrior(original) for Mac IIRC.

They even have modern games like Dishonored II and Metro 2033 but I did not dare to try those. I was told this is what Valve and Lutris use to run games on Linux. I don't understand how an emulator is different from this but I am completely dumbfounded.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Ziggy587 Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:35 am

Yeah, WINE is pretty awesome.
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