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lugum: Why can't there be a special page for what has been added/removed and why for stuff like this?
I don't really remember how many times community asked for this. GOG rebuild the site adding some dubious features like menu bar at the top but keeps ignoring such important community requests like a sticky with what’s new/removed/altered, ability to change topic's title or properly working search function.
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lugum: Why can't there be a special page for what has been added/removed and why for stuff like this?
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tburger: I don't really remember how many times community asked for this. GOG rebuild the site adding some dubious features like menu bar at the top but keeps ignoring such important community requests like a sticky with what’s new/removed/altered, ability to change topic's title or properly working search function.
They fixed some things(wanted list, PMs, etc)....give em time, and i'm sure they'll get right on it.....or at least they'll get on it when enough people complain about it(ask for it). ;)
Now that people mention it - yes - the soundtrack to Atlantis has done a runner. I know it because I did the same as I do with every game - I burn it onto CD, and the soundtrack is there and I listen to the awesome credits theme quite a bit.

I know that the entire soundtrack was there in November 2011 when I bought the game, so GOG silently pulling the soundtrack seems a bit insidious to me.

Seriously, with Steam constantly having games pulled, regional locks on Steam games, and GOG's sloppy handling of pulling games and content from their end, digital distribution is getting more nails in its coffin for me by the day...
Post edited April 23, 2012 by jamyskis
As this seems to be the case more often than I thought, I took the liberty of creating a request on the wishlist dealing with it

http://www.gog.com/en/wishlist/site/give_a_warning_before_game_extras_are_removed
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lugum: They also removed the tech demo from Little Big Adventure 1 a few hours after it's release.
I remember that. Good thing I downloaded the whole shebang right away.
This is information we should have on the wiki (hey! we have a wiki btw), but I think it needs to be confirmed before it gets added.

I can at least tell those 3 games no longer have soundtracks listed but I have no way of knowing if they were ever there in the first place. The GOGWiki (wiki! guys!! wiki!!!) entry for the games at least lists 'soundtrack', but we often put that in by default.

Also, wiki.
http://www.gog.com/en/forum/atlantis_series/anybody_know_what_happened_to_the_soundracks
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TheJoe: I have no way of knowing if they were ever there in the first place.
I have LBA 2 and I can verify the poster was included on release:
Attachments:
Soundtracks removed due to legal issues, I assume the poster too (though honestly that sounds silly for a poster.)

That sucks.
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GameRager: Then they should take them away from those who haven't purchased yet...not from those who purchased the game at the time those extras were offered. In essence they paid for those extras as well, and taking it away from those who bought them doesn't seem right to me, tbh.

(I heard some here can still download games that were taken down for sale in the past, while others can't, so it is doable.)
I doubt they have the back-end structure to take away parts of game packages for sale while keeping it for download. In the case of a game no longer being sold, it's the whole package being affected. This would likely be the reason the Witcher 2 prerorder stuff can no longer be downloaded by us who did preorder it (and I stupidly deleted the file thinking I could get it again, then support confirmed it was no longer available).
This is alarming, I always thought my stuff was safe for download in my account so I never stored it...
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NightK: This is alarming, I always thought my stuff was safe for download in my account so I never stored it...
They replaced Realms of Arkania games - there were legal issues with in game sound, so now we have floppy versions.
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NightK: This is alarming, I always thought my stuff was safe for download in my account so I never stored it...
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SLP2000: They replaced Realms of Arkania games - there were legal issues with in game sound, so now we have floppy versions.
You've got to be shitting me. I almost bought that to replace my German JoWood CD edition.

I think it's time GOG started coughing up some answers.
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SLP2000: They replaced Realms of Arkania games - there were legal issues with in game sound, so now we have floppy versions.
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jamyskis: You've got to be shitting me. I almost bought that to replace my German JoWood CD edition.

I think it's time GOG started coughing up some answers.
What's the difference between floppy version and cd version?
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NightK: This is alarming, I always thought my stuff was safe for download in my account so I never stored it...
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SLP2000: They replaced Realms of Arkania games - there were legal issues with in game sound, so now we have floppy versions.
How long ago was this? And was it for new buyers(getting the floppy versions) or everyone?

I recently redownloaded them....dammnit. It's like storing your files in the cloud then someone going in and replacing them with other versions or deleting stuff. :\
Post edited April 23, 2012 by GameRager