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BaldieJr
02-16-2007, 11:23 AM
Sorry gogamer you're too damned expensive.
http://games.alphaleap.com/sturmovik-1946-game-p-256.html

Xiolablu3
02-16-2007, 12:37 PM
The manual is in Thai Baldie.

Good find none the less.

BaldieJr
02-16-2007, 02:27 PM
I'm poor. The manual can be in crayon for all I care. $24 shipped is speakin my language.

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RxMan
02-16-2007, 03:46 PM
Be sure to use a virtual card number, not your real one.
Not a warning, a suggestion.

knightflyte
02-16-2007, 11:00 PM
I bet they're remastered in someones basement with terrible encryption and printing. But it probably won't have securom on it.

With piracy reportedly being so high over there I have my doubts about it being a legitimate copy.

sukebeboy
02-16-2007, 11:33 PM
Nice bit of subtle racism there, knightflyte.

The version is legit. Go to any Thai gamesite and you'll find that IL2 1946 is indeed available and is going for around 498 baht ($14.93 USD as of Feb 17).

What you'll also find is a label on the box stating that the game is available for sale in Thailand only and that selling the game outside of Thailand is a contravention of Thai laws. Thta doesn't stop a lot of weasels from buying legit games cheaply in Thailand and then selling them on overseas via sites like eBay or the abovementioned one.

Some thai game store sites

www.zest.co.th (http://www.zest.co.th)
www.i27games.com (http://www.i27games.com)

knightflyte
02-17-2007, 12:11 AM
Piracy IS a problem stemming from many parts of the world (even in the USA). Since this is where the order is being filled that is where my comment was directed.

I've recieved MANY emails trying to get me to buy Photoshop and other software at rediculously low prices. News reports have confirmed that they were illegal copies. (That's probably why I don't get them anymore)

sukebeboy, I honestly meant no intentional racism in my comment. If you see it that way I really can't help that.


Thank you for informing me on the legitimacy of the game and I have been proven wrong.

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BaldieJr
02-17-2007, 04:10 AM
The site uses google checkout for order processing. I can't imagine google doing business with a company of ill repute.

Chris0382
02-17-2007, 08:15 AM
I would becareful of giving out my card no to an non-familiar overseas outfit but Im sure most have protection from fraud on their cards. Its not the fact of not getting the merchandise but I like to give my card # out only to certain organizations but its all a gamble these days no matter who you give your card number to.

MEGILE
02-17-2007, 08:56 AM
Google Checkout does not give your credit card details in full to the suppliers.

major_setback
02-17-2007, 09:37 AM
I don't think it's necessarily pirated, though I know lots of stuff that comes from that part of the world is. Games are cheap though wherever the average wage is low, how could it ever be different; they have to sell?
I'm sure you can pick up any of the IL2 series dirt cheap in Russia too.

heywooood
02-17-2007, 09:48 AM
yeah - I should have waited 3 months to save $10.00 but....no I shouldn't have.

repoman11
02-17-2007, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by heywooood:
yeah - I should have waited 3 months to save $10.00 but....no I shouldn't have.

$49.90, plus taxes and shipping. http://www.gogamer.com/IL-2-Sturmovik-1946--I--PC-Comin...444781VVviewprod.htm (http://www.gogamer.com/IL-2-Sturmovik-1946--I--PC-Coming-Soon_stcVVproductId7274576VVcatId444781VVviewprod. htm)

That's the most I've ever paid for a game. What I find more disturbing than that is a game that is only available as a relatively expensive import isn't doing me any favors as far as bringing new virtual pilots on board. When I want to play online, and the only servers that are close enough to have a good ping are empty? I see that as a sign that the company that produces the game is falling down on the job of promoting the game.

Covino
02-17-2007, 09:01 PM
Both EB and Gamestop have recently added '46 to their catalog, apparently shipping March 13. Will it really be available in stores here next month?

http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=646927

Xiolablu3
02-18-2007, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by repoman11:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by heywooood:
yeah - I should have waited 3 months to save $10.00 but....no I shouldn't have.

$49.90, plus taxes and shipping. http://www.gogamer.com/IL-2-Sturmovik-1946--I--PC-Comin...444781VVviewprod.htm (http://www.gogamer.com/IL-2-Sturmovik-1946--I--PC-Coming-Soon_stcVVproductId7274576VVcatId444781VVviewprod. htm)

That's the most I've ever paid for a game. What I find more disturbing than that is a game that is only available as a relatively expensive import isn't doing me any favors as far as bringing new virtual pilots on board. When I want to play online, and the only servers that are close enough to have a good ping are empty? I see that as a sign that the company that produces the game is falling down on the job of promoting the game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am assuming you are in the US, surely Warclouds gives you a good ping? Thats one of the best servers on Hyperlobby.

You are using Hyperlobby?

repoman11
02-18-2007, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
I am assuming you are in the US, surely Warclouds gives you a good ping? Thats one of the best servers on Hyperlobby.

You are using Hyperlobby?

I've been effectively banned from WC. I'm stuck on dial up, max speed 28.8. Since they instituted their policy of minimum net speed of 5,000 (56K), I cannot play on that server. Leave it at 28.8, get banned. Increasing it to 56K results in an almost immediate ping kick.

No alternatives available, other than moving. Where I live in California, a move to where broadband would be available would mean a minimum increase in rent of $250.00 to $300.00 a month. Plus the additional cost of broadband. That's a lot of money to pay just to be able to play Il2.

There are other servers out there that I can play on. But they are quite often empty. I've seen some good servers disappear because of the lack of players.

I remember a few years back when GreaterGreen was still up, and the game was more popular. On almost any weeknight, both GG and WC would be full to capacity, and you would have to patiently wait until someone left before you could get on.

I was just on HL, and the only cockpit on server (with a good ping) with players is WC. Winds of War is empty, VMF215 is empty, etc. Too many servers chasing too few players.

gamer4life1964
02-18-2007, 11:02 PM
I buy most my games from Thailand most from alphaleap.com, but I also buy on eBay too. Not one time was I ever sold an illegal copy. To my understanding, it is perfectly legal both in Thailand and in the U.S. to import one title of each game, or rather, any copyrighted work of art under U.S. TITLE 17 > CHAPTER 6 > 602 exclusion 2 which allows for the importation of a single unit (legitimate unit) for personal use only and not for resale in one's own country; consequently, the reason for the not for resale message on some packages which is intended to be noted by the importer - not the seller selling and shipping from Thailand. Regardless, if my interpretation of chapter 6 is correct, importing for resale is illegal with or without this notice placed on copyrighted materials including books, periodicals and software.