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NO MANUAL! Is this a Canada thing?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by The Duff Man, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. The Duff Man

    The Duff Man Secret Fudd Lover

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    I was excited to finally track down a game in the Toronto area this morning. Sitting in my car I cracked open the box and prepared to learn about this great game over my lunch hour.

    Out fell a CD labelled "Rules". WHAT!?!?!?

    No freakin printed rulebook?!?!? I gotta pop a disk in my computer and print a PDF file! :mad: :mad:

    I LOVE the rulebook for Civ3, a little pocketsize one that I can take anywhere.

    I don't see anyone else complaining about this so I am wondering if it is a Canada thing....because they don't want to include a French copy. Damn French! :mad: :mad:
     
  2. Peppla

    Peppla Chieftain

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    I got a rule book with the copy I purchased this morning in London, Ontario.
     
  3. The Duff Man

    The Duff Man Secret Fudd Lover

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    Was it retail or special edition? Mine was retail and was purchased from EB in Cambridge. BIG THUMBS DOWN! If there are copies available with a rulebook I might have to take mine back and exchange...
     
  4. Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 Getting Paid to Code

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    I got a hard-copy manual with my preorder edition from EB Victoria.
     
  5. Fabs99

    Fabs99 Chieftain

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    Picked up the regular edition today at EB in Square One and had the manual.
     
  6. The Duff Man

    The Duff Man Secret Fudd Lover

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    Looks like I am one of few who got screwed :(
     
  7. Tarkhan

    Tarkhan King

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    Duff, youre not alone, mine from Future Shop in Cambridge, Ontario. My only problem, however, is that toyota is running overtime tomorrow, and I can't stay up all night and play :(
     
  8. Wlauzon

    Wlauzon Prince

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    Well, I got your French foldout tech sheet. I guess some guy in Japan probably got my english one.
     
  9. Vedder

    Vedder Head Headcase

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    I'm in London and got the Manual on CD. Strange.
     
  10. Tarkhan

    Tarkhan King

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    I got both fold-out sheets, a quick start book, the manual on CD (It's ok, but now I can't read it while i'm on the can...) and the game.
     
  11. Deeival

    Deeival Chieftain

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    I didnt get one either with the retail version... but at least I got 2 Tech trees :lol:


    Which EB Games did you go to? The one in the Mayfir Mall?
     
  12. WarISgood

    WarISgood Chieftain

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    Man that kinda sucks. I got a big ass manual. And not to mention there is nothing like sitting on the toilet with your fav new game manual....Especialy a big manual like that. Sory if I sound like im rubbing it in.
     
  13. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    I also got a manual. It's going to take a while to get through it...
     
  14. coolfish

    coolfish Chieftain

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    no manual for me either. got it at futureshop in ottawa.

    i'm having so many problems with this game (video/sound stuttering, my geforce 4400 was awful slow with it..) and now no manual to boot. with a french tech tree.

    fireaxis/take2....... fix this.
     
  15. Tactician Zhao

    Tactician Zhao Lord Strategist

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    yes, I have been ingesting laxatives to try to speed through it
     
  16. general_kill

    general_kill Deity

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    i got a spiral notebook style pocket sized manual in my copy that i bought on the 26th in new york city. god bless america for our hardcopy manuals. ironically, i bet the paper used in the manual came from canada :p
     
  17. Mighty Grum

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    It looks like I got somewhat screwed.

    I have the manual on CD (French and English), but no physical manual (except the Quick Guide).

    London Ontario, northern section, Future Shop, the VERY last copy. :)
     
  18. Asterothe

    Asterothe Warlord

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    Why don't you guys ask for manuals? I'm sure
    they will send you.
     
  19. BlueBomberDude

    BlueBomberDude Chieftain

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    Yeah, picked up my regular edition copy yesterday and was VERY dissapointed to find the manual on CD. Will make me think twice about buying a Firaxis product next time.
     
  20. Luke515

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    I got my copy at Eb games in richmond Hill and got a big thick printed manual, a tech tree poster, 2 game cd's. One of the best parts of pc games is reading the manual..it gets you all excited. I would be cheezed if my manual can on a cd. Go back to the store and say I payed for a printed manual and I want one.
     

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