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Heroes Community > Library of Enlightenment > Thread: Download or Buy?
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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


Adventuring Hero
Looking for Armageddon's Blade
posted January 28, 2018 03:55 PM

Download or Buy?

So , one of the main reasons for me to get an HC account was to get SoD, Complete and/or WoG or ERA. The thing is, you can hardly trust anyone who offers the torrents, since you will never be certain if the files would work 100%.

So I'm asking the people I can trust more, since I'm positive that you guys are as dedicated to the series as I am. Could anyone provide me information about getting it from a trusted torrent or should I just buy the game?

Another question goes to the people who are using the mods to make the game more interesting: are there any limits for the amount of mods or is it like an endlessly expanding universe?

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted January 28, 2018 04:02 PM

download, you mean steal or buy? Gog offers heroes 1-5 for 13 dollars.

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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


Adventuring Hero
Looking for Armageddon's Blade
posted January 28, 2018 04:21 PM

Which is around 78 Danish krones. The thing is, my laptop isn't at it's best shape, so I really don't want to waste money if something would go wrong. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a cheapskate. 13 dollars for all 5 parts is a great offer. But my financial state isn't great at the moment, so I wonder if there could be any alternatives.

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Alyx182008
Alyx182008


Hired Hero
posted January 28, 2018 04:30 PM

Ranger_Gelu said:
Which is around 78 Danish krones. The thing is, my laptop isn't at it's best shape, so I really don't want to waste money if something would go wrong. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a cheapskate. 13 dollars for all 5 parts is a great offer. But my financial state isn't great at the moment, so I wonder if there could be any alternatives.


While there might be "alternatives", you won't find anyone here directing you to any of them, partly because it's illegal, partly because people here have too much respect for the game to even consider pirating it, and I have a hunch it might also be against the rules on these forums.

So my advice, don't ask for that here. If you do end up with an "alternative", that's your business, but just never talk about it here.

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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


Adventuring Hero
Looking for Armageddon's Blade
posted January 28, 2018 04:49 PM


While there might be "alternatives", you won't find anyone here directing you to any of them, partly because it's illegal, partly because people here have too much respect for the game to even consider pirating it, and I have a hunch it might also be against the rules on these forums.

So my advice, don't ask for that here. If you do end up with an "alternative", that's your business, but just never talk about it here.


Yeah, you're right. Pirating isn't the solution in here. I'll go buy the game when I will be able for it.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted January 28, 2018 04:58 PM

13 bucks is the price for one hour of babysitting, which tons of people are looking around. If you really are sooo dedicated to the game as you claim it, go work one hour then you'll proudly and legally own the game.

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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


Adventuring Hero
Looking for Armageddon's Blade
posted January 28, 2018 05:17 PM

That't not the case in Denmark

Normally, 75% of available jobs require education from before and at least 85% of all free jobs, require to know how to speak danish while I can only speak english and lithuanian. So jobs like babsitting fall out already.

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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted January 28, 2018 08:02 PM

You cant pay NWC because not existing and games are very old, dont needed physical production, so real value is near 0$ so download these games.  But to tribute creators pay something to Creature Quest if you want more JVC games. You are from rich country its not a problem for you. Ubi MM if you like them still existing MMVII is rather new and MMX still have real values. So you should pay it if you want more Ubi MM. Your choice.

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fred79
fred79


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted January 28, 2018 08:34 PM

aren't ubi the ones who would get the dough, since they took over the series? who in the hell would want to give ubi money after they ruined the series, anyway?

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Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
Part of the furniture
posted January 28, 2018 09:38 PM

In general, soliciting for or advocating software piracy is not condoned on these forums.

Regardless of personal feelings with regards to the current IP owner (yeah, mine isn't ... superb, either ), they still do own the rights to it and therefore, the old(er) games aren't freeware or abandonware.

Luckily, they're not expensive either.

I'll leave it at that.
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fred79
fred79


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted January 28, 2018 10:36 PM

typical fan of heroes + mod answer.

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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


Adventuring Hero
Looking for Armageddon's Blade
posted January 28, 2018 11:06 PM

Baronus said:
You cant pay NWC because not existing and games are very old, dont needed physical production, so real value is near 0$ so download these games.  But to tribute creators pay something to Creature Quest if you want more JVC games. You are from rich country its not a problem for you. Ubi MM if you like them still existing MMVII is rather new and MMX still have real values. So you should pay it if you want more Ubi MM. Your choice.


I'm not from a rich country though. Lithuania was never like that. And knew better than to ask my parents, because they usually thought of the games as waste of time and so on. Piracy back then was the only option I had left. I was still a kid when trying to get all that though, risking to have viruses infesting my computer.

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The_Polyglot
The_Polyglot


Promising
Supreme Hero
Legit Karate champ. Totally.
posted January 28, 2018 11:56 PM

Look, if you're determined to pirate, you'll pirate anyway. Fishing for justifications or reassurance is coming off as shady and dishonest.
I recommend buying the lot, it's cheap and clean, you never have to worry about it again, and it's stored in the cloud, so the disks won't end up scratched. Comes with nifty bonuses in most cases too.

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fred79
fred79


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted January 29, 2018 12:13 AM

The_Polyglot said:
stored in the cloud


yeah, because that'll be there forever.

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The_Polyglot
The_Polyglot


Promising
Supreme Hero
Legit Karate champ. Totally.
posted January 29, 2018 01:20 AM

There's forever and then there's long enough. Cloud IS convenient (and less secure and a thousand other things) and likely to remain for the foreseeable future. Then again, EVERYTHING in electronics has an expiration date, even physical media. For example my original discs are most likely unreadable by now.

TLDR: cloud is okay for storing games like HoMM, because it's hella convenient and losing them is an acceptable loss

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Promising
Supreme Hero
posted January 29, 2018 06:47 AM

And people from gog.com try to ensure to launch their ditital prepared games on modern PCs and OSs.
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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted January 29, 2018 09:28 AM

OK if you are really poor from moral side you can get it free but maybe not in pirate sites! Piracy is bad. From upload server. But poverty is moral value too! Ascesy is good. So try old freewarere abandonware indie etc. games. Not 2018 premieres.
All old NWC games has 15 to 31! years! So its very old creation and no problem.

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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


Adventuring Hero
Looking for Armageddon's Blade
posted January 29, 2018 09:49 AM

Alright, I get it. Plus, there is a difference between the explaining the situation and trying to look for a reason to do something. I was merely doing the first thing.

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pcastaneda
pcastaneda

Tavern Dweller
posted January 29, 2018 02:40 PM
Edited by pcastaneda at 14:55, 29 Jan 2018.

Ranger_Gelu said:
Alright, I get it. Plus, there is a difference between the explaining the situation and trying to look for a reason to do something. I was merely doing the first thing.


If you are still interested in the game, create an email account and send it to me, I'll buy it for you on GOG, under one condition, whenever you can afford it you will come back to the forum and buy the game for another user, deal?

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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted January 29, 2018 04:43 PM

Why you want help Ubi paying for NWC work? Do you want more Ubi MM?

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