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Does anyone know when the game will drop on the 24th? (Edit: Preload is now up)

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by TheGrumpyBuddha, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Esperr

    Esperr King

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    Well I'll be getting it two hours earlier then expected. That's a pleasant surprise.
     
  2. Lord Shadow

    Lord Shadow General

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    Academically speaking, of course, would you have to keep the VPN on for several hours, until your zone's unlock time came around? Or just for a short time, to get Steam to unlock your copy and that's it?

    I'm not sure if it'd constantly check the time and whether you're supposed to have it unlocked or not.
     
  3. Jimbo30

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    Way back in 2010 I was able to play vanilla CiV with my real IP address after unlocking the game, but I'm not sure if that will still be the case. I'd assume so though, but don't sue me if it doesn't. Academically speaking, of course. :goodjob:

    You almost certainly need a "real" pay-monthly VPN as well btw, not some free one...but if you look around you can probably find a free day trial if you're that desperate to save a few hours lol.
     
  4. s0nny80y

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    No codes yet for Green Man Gaming preorders yet ....
     
  5. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Moderator Action: Let's move the discussion away from VPN and back to something more related like when those who preordered from Amazon and other companies will get their steam codes.
     
  6. Lord Shadow

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    But we're scholars having academic discussions!

    Just kidding. :lol:

    My guess was that, if GMG sends out keys manually, it was too late today to send them by the time the Steam preload was enabled, which happened around the end of the British office hours. GMG is based in London.

    So if we're lucky, we'll get our codes sent tomorrow. Early-ish if luckiest.
     
  7. proftc

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    Anything before midnight is a plus. Of course, I was lazy and just pre-ordered on Steam. Already done pre-loading. I of course clicked the button a few times just to see if maybe they messed up and it opened the game.
     
  8. Hinkle2K

    Hinkle2K 2K Games Staff

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    Glad you guys dig the map! It was a pain getting it made but well worth the effort. :)
     
  9. Magma_Dragoon

    Magma_Dragoon Reploid

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    Greenland loves Mercator projection
     
  10. Esperr

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    Did anybody else here pre-load the game and then smack the play button a few times juuuuuuussssttt to see if they maybe screwed up and it wasnt encrypted?
     
  11. Teknomage01

    Teknomage01 Chieftain

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    AAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soo happy and excited!! *squeals with sheer joy* The moment I saw the post on my facebook feed that announced the pre-load I fired up Steam and hit that blue button. It was finished in 10 minutes :-D I cant wait!!!!
     
  12. gunnergoz

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    No. Nope. Never. No way dude. Why do you ask? :blush: :lol:
     
  13. Sprenk

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    It is indeed a beautiful map . . . but also a tragic one, for my accursed zone 3 is last. Red is appropriate--red for the cuts from a thousand--nay, a million!--games of BE started before I can finally unlock! I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!
     
  14. gunnergoz

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    Yep, nice map, good job. :goodjob:
     
  15. Eisenhart

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    Woohoo! 1AM on the 24th for us! XD
     
  16. Sid

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    Very grateful to you Hinkle.

    I'm pre-loading on Steam now and will get an hour or so in [Christchurch, NZ at 6am on 24 October] before work--or before I ring in sick.
     
  17. Jimbo30

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    Haha yep, also with Mantle support us AMD guys get two buttons to try out, which of course we all did.
     
  18. Banners

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    Just got my GMG pre-load Steam key, here in the UK but says it can't be unlocked yet...!
     
  19. anandus

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    Midnight on the 24th (see the earlier posted map)
     
  20. Banners

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    Yeah - sorry. Meant that I can't pre-load it yet even.
     

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