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Because we like you so, we have a gift for you.

A while back, we started to sell EA games--great classics such as Wing Commander, Privateer, and Alpha Centauri. A few people--just a few!--noted that we didn't have the expansions and that made them sad panda.

Well, panda, be sad no more! As a holiday gift from us to you, we're bringing everyone who bought (or buys in the future!) the expansions for Wing Commander 1 + 2, Wing Commander Privateer, and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri for you today! These expansions are free updates, so just download the new installers for each game from your account and start playing now! Note that these EA games will not be part of any Daily Deal bundle, so go ahead and pick them up now for only $2.99 each.

The expansions are:
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri--Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire.
Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire brings you seven new factions (two that are non-human), new technologies, new facilities, new secret projects, new alien life forms, new unit special abilities, new victory conditions (including the new "Progenitor Victory") and several additional concepts and strategies, making it a "must-have" expansion for the award-winning game.

Wing Commander 1 + 2--Wing Commander: The Secret Missions, Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 Crusade, Wing Commander II: Special Operations 1, Wing Commander II: Special Operations 2.
The Wing Commander expansions bring new missions, new ships, a new storyline, and an increase in difficulty in The Secret Missions, and in Secret Missions 2: Crusade, we see a whole new alien race, a new challenge, and a mysterious defection all raising the stakes of both the game's storytelling and its combat. In Wing Commander II: Special Operations 1 we see a layered web of deceit, lies, betrayal, and action all bringing that trademarked Wing Commander cinematic feel, while Special Operations 2 sees the player ambushed while escorting a traitor, and soon the player (as Col. Blair) will find himself undertaking one of his most dangerous missions of all: an undercover one infiltrating the very traitors he was escorting in the first place!

Wing Commander Privateer--Privateer Righteous Fire.
Finally, in Righteous Fire the player squares off against a crazy fundamentalist sect called the Retros as the open-ended space sim world's story continues with more action, ships, and missions to keep player occupied for hours.

A special thanks goes out to Paul Barnett and Jeff Skalski at Mythic (@MythicNews) for their help getting these add-ons secured (finally!) and available to you. :)
If this has already been asked forgive me, and if is comes off as profoundly stupid to ask forgive me but, is this a perminate change? I've been meaning to get into Wing Commander since it was first released when I was in college, and this makes it all the more irresistable. Unfortunatly Christmas has left me someone broke for the next few weeks, so it has to wait a bit.
Thank you so much, guys! :)
Hope both Dungeon Keeper games receives their expansions in the future
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tinyE: If this has already been asked forgive me, and if is comes off as profoundly stupid to ask forgive me but, is this a perminate change? I've been meaning to get into Wing Commander since it was first released when I was in college, and this makes it all the more irresistable. Unfortunatly Christmas has left me someone broke for the next few weeks, so it has to wait a bit.
Yes, the expansions are here for good, so, please, enjoy them :D.
GOG is unbelievable. Exceptional customer service and the Crossfire expansion made my day. Have a great Christmas guys!
thx again gog !!!
ALIEN CROSSFIRE! Yes! Thank you GOG.com! Have a great Christmas!
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Dju: I'm gonna have to agree with all the comments above, this is awesome news GOG :-)

Now I have one very specific question in regards to the Secret Missions 2 (Wing Commander 1): In the DOS version there was no issue at all flying the missions where you flew the Dralthi.
As long as you didn't blow your cover you could do all the undercover missions fine.

When I later replayed them with the Kilrathi Saga Windows version there was no way to win them the way they were intended, as your cover was automatically blown the moment you faced enemy ships.

Can you guys confirm whether that bug is absent in this version?

Thanks in advance :-)
Given that the GOG version is the DOS version then yes you should not run into the bug
The only one of these I have is SMAC, but this is awesome all the same. Woo! I hope the Bullfrog stuff is next. :D

(Also, my Might and Magic 6-pack appears to have been updated. Anyone know why?)
Post edited December 20, 2012 by Gazoinks
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Gazoinks: The only one of these I have is SMAC, but this is awesome all the same. Woo! I hope the Bullfrog stuff is next. :D

(Also, my Might and Magic 6-pack appears to have been updated. Anyone know why?)
Speech versions of M&M 4 and 5 were added. Just a guess though :D
Wow, so now I see what the big news was that was going to resolve the months of whining!

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hedwards: Hard to say. From what I understand EA thought they had given GOG the rights to distribute the expansions, at least the ones that they own. It might be that GOG is releasing them as they're ready, or it might mean that there's something that only affects a few of the expansions, but not all.
From what I remember from tidbits coming out of people like TET, two people dropped remarks to that effect; someone at a show (I think it was E3) and someone else on a Podcast. TET noted that those people weren't involved with the legal process of getting the expansions on GOG, and there were some ongoing efforts to get them on the catalogue. Or it was words to that effect, at any rate.
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Gazoinks: The only one of these I have is SMAC, but this is awesome all the same. Woo! I hope the Bullfrog stuff is next. :D

(Also, my Might and Magic 6-pack appears to have been updated. Anyone know why?)
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JudasIscariot: Speech versions of M&M 4 and 5 were added. Just a guess though :D
Cool, thanks. :)
Hooray! At this rate, poor Eador is getting pushed back more and more. One day...
Post edited December 20, 2012 by mistermumbles
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tylertoo: I would have paid for the expansion. Gifting it to us is awesome, thanks so much.

Also, what is the update to the Might and Magic 1-6 collection?
I was wondering the same thing.

Also, I notice there is a 2.0 installer for the Windows versions of Wing Commander 1 & 2, Privateer and Crusader No Remorse but the Mac Installers still display as version 1.0.0. Did the Mac versions get the expansions as well?

Lastly Wing Commander 3 which is sizable, has a 2.0.0 installer but there's no indication for any of these games on the shelf as to what they include for expansions. Maybe i need to check the store pages to find out?

Edit: Checked and found Wing Commander 1 & 2 store page tells about the included expansions. Checked Wing Commander 3 but no changes to store page there.

Also noticed Wing Commander IV has a 2.0.0 installer.

This is awesome but it would be even more awesome if I knew what some of the games got with upgraded installers.
Post edited December 20, 2012 by dirtyharry50
Now THIS is a nice holiday surprise!