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Lot of misinfo in this thread. I have personally hacked/worked around, installed, and played all of the following in 1080p on my Win 7-x64 computer:

Episode I Racer
Shadows of the Empire - yes full 1080p, with controller support, cutscene movies and all
Force Commander
Battle for Naboo
Battlefront (original)


Several of those weren't easy, especially SotE. You only have to install it right once though, then "zip it up" into an installer package.

I can only presume the staff at GOG couldn't figure out how to get them running - except for the original Battlefront. That works "out of the box" with no tweaks and was never sold on Steam either. I have no idea why not. (Even though you can mod everything from 1 into 2.)
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tinyE: I heard Force Unleashed was a terrible port. I may be wrong, I'm just asking.
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ReynardFox: I've got the Disc release of Force Unleashed and it runs flawlessly on my Win 7 system. The one general grievance I think many have with it is how the PC version just throws all its texture data uncompressed onto the disc, so the install is over 22 freakin' GB.
It's also capped to 30 fps. Personally, I got no problem with that, but some people will complain that it burns their eyes :P
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Barry_Woodward: It's been a while since the last batch of releases. You would think Disney would want to capitalize on the release of THE FORCE AWAKENS. What's the deal?
The deal is, that GOG, in the eyes of big publishers, is basically the garbage bin. A place where you can get some additional pocket change after raking in real money everywhere else. So with the current hype on Star Wars, Disney will surely not publish anything new on GOG. They will publish new stuff on some DRM-ed platform and only after those have run dry, that stuff will come to GOG.
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Random_Coffee: It's also capped to 30 fps. Personally, I got no problem with that, but some people will complain that it burns their eyes :P
Yeah I've played enough console games to not be bothered by 30fps. I'd sill say Force Unleashed is isn't a bad port, just a lazy one.
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Lifthrasil: The deal is, that GOG, in the eyes of big publishers, is basically the garbage bin. A place where you can get some additional pocket change after raking in real money everywhere else. So with the current hype on Star Wars, Disney will surely not publish anything new on GOG. They will publish new stuff on some DRM-ed platform and only after those have run dry, that stuff will come to GOG.
I don't like it but I have the same impression. Big publishers seem to see DRM free as an additional marketing label, which can be used long after release to increase sales of some games that would otherwise gather a lot of dust.
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salmoneous: There's a new Star Wars movie coming out? I hadn't heard that. You'd think there'd be a lot of promotion and merchandizing going on /s

Anyway, I've more than happy with what we have. I don't think I'll come close to finishing what I've already bought in the next five years. I can't image buying anything not yet released, with the odd exception of Yoda Stories.
When I got in line yesterday at the theater, 20 or 30 of us, I said, "Man, there are a lot of people here to see 'Sisters'!"
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sasuke12: Gog should try releasing Shadows of the Empire game.

That was a pretty good star wars game.
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cogadh: If it was at all possible to make it work on modern systems, they probably would, but it has been almost completely unplayable since Windows XP. Cutscenes don't work, gamepads don't work, music doesn't work, it crashes constantly (if it even runs), when it does run, it runs too fast... it's a real mess. There has been a lot of fan work done over the years to make it compatible (replacement installer, alternative DX wrappers, fix patches) but it still isn't even close to stable. The GOG guys are pretty good at what they do, but SotE is likely beyond even their skills.
That's not true. My friend got SotE to run properly on Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium a few years ago. It worked like a charm. Cutscenes, framerate and all. There was a 3rd party FPS throttling software he installed, but other than that, installation was standard procedure.
Post edited December 21, 2015 by Vector_Leader
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cogadh: If it was at all possible to make it work on modern systems, they probably would, but it has been almost completely unplayable since Windows XP. Cutscenes don't work, gamepads don't work, music doesn't work, it crashes constantly (if it even runs), when it does run, it runs too fast... it's a real mess. There has been a lot of fan work done over the years to make it compatible (replacement installer, alternative DX wrappers, fix patches) but it still isn't even close to stable. The GOG guys are pretty good at what they do, but SotE is likely beyond even their skills.
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Vector_Leader: That's not true. My friend got SotE to run properly on Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium a few years ago. It worked like a charm. Cutscenes, framerate and all. There was a 3rd party FPS throttling software he installed, but other than that, installation was standard procedure.
That's not possible. The game has a 16 bit installer, which won't even run on Win 7 64 bit, so at the very least he had to use the replacement installer, which also installes a hacked exe and at least one of the DX wrappers. Additionally the music is in Redbook format, which also will not work on Windows 7 without converting it first (which the replacement installer will not do). It is possible to get the game to run sometimes with some effort (it seems to like some hardware configs while despising others), but there is no way he just installed it from disk and it ran.
Post edited December 21, 2015 by cogadh
I am not sure why there haven't been much Lucas Arts releases on GOG.com lately, but like others said,some of the older Star Wars games such as Shadows of the Empire and Racer may not work on newer systems anyway. I have tried to get those games to work on Windows 7 myself and had no luck.
Post edited December 21, 2015 by megarock58
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Vector_Leader: That's not true. My friend got SotE to run properly on Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium a few years ago. It worked like a charm. Cutscenes, framerate and all. There was a 3rd party FPS throttling software he installed, but other than that, installation was standard procedure.
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cogadh: That's not possible. The game has a 16 bit installer, which won't even run on Win 7 64 bit, so at the very least he had to use the replacement installer, which also installes a hacked exe and at least one of the DX wrappers. Additionally the music is in Redbook format, which also will not work on Windows 7 without converting it first (which the replacement installer will not do). It is possible to get the game to run sometimes with some effort (it seems to like some hardware configs while despising others), but there is no way he just installed it from disk and it ran.
I don't know the technical side of it. All I know is he got it working with little effort and I played the heck out of it.
I surely hope more Star Wars games are on the way.