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Offline MikeGER

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RAF Eagle !
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:51:45 AM »
look what was in the mail today  :)



now i have find time to testsplay it... :dreamer:

ordered it here, and delivery was quit fast 
https://shop.decisiongames.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2110
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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 06:32:27 AM »
Thanks for posting.  I wasn't aware that there was a computer version.

I played the board version a few years ago and though I enjoyed the game, I found the rules difficult. 

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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 06:43:54 AM »
Be interested to hear what you think of it, Mike.  O0
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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 07:17:25 AM »
Interested too. I have bought a couple of games in the D-day series and can't say I have been all that happy about the quality of the games.

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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 08:15:45 AM »
This thread about Eagle is the sibling of that Lion related thread

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=18264.msg482338#msg482338

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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 08:58:37 AM »
Review (of Lion) on BGG
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1590067/quick-review-raflion-pc

I have the original RAF game which I have enjoyed playing (equivalent of Lion I guess) - for the price this looks well worth a try. I see there are both Lion & Eagle versions available. Lower down the above thread it does refer to some advanced features that are omitted from the PC version, but they don't seem to be deal breakers to me.

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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 02:52:50 PM »
Do they do downloads?

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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 03:36:07 PM »
I know, a digital download, I would have bought already, now will wait and move onto something else

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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 04:31:45 PM »
The weird thing is that they do in fact do digital games! -- some exclusively for Mac, some only for PC, some for both -- and all I think for iOS?

https://shop.decisiongames.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=110

So it isn't as though they can't or simply don't want to do digital distribution games. But they don't do some of their games through digital distribution. (So that you can pay $450 for War in the Pacific, for example.  >:D )


Edited to add: my brain even seems to think they have a few games on Steam, though I'm not sure...

Ah, yep, Hexwar has adapted several for Steam distribution.
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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 04:46:38 PM »
I think they do allow downloads, although not advertised....I asked their support last year when I was considering buying and this is what they told me:

If you have an account with our website, I can set the product order up and send you a link to update the payment information. I would only need to know which games you would like to purchase. All of our computer games can be sent as a download.

So worth a shot if you want the game.....

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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 09:00:28 PM »
I think they do allow downloads, although not advertised....I asked their support last year when I was considering buying and this is what they told me:

If you have an account with our website, I can set the product order up and send you a link to update the payment information. I would only need to know which games you would like to purchase. All of our computer games can be sent as a download.

So worth a shot if you want the game.....

Good to know, my latest PC doesn't even have a DVD drive
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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 04:04:30 AM »
I know a lot of gamers who have new machines don't even bother having a DVD player in the machine.

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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2018, 09:04:21 AM »
That's so old skool, Mike!   :nerd:
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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2018, 10:31:36 AM »
I know a lot of gamers who have new machines don't even bother having a DVD player in the machine.

I understand this for laptops. My work laptop does not have an optical drive of any sort. I'm not so sure for a desktop...... I would really prefer to have one in that type of rig.
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Re: RAF Eagle !
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2018, 11:43:25 AM »
I was surprised when my new gaming rig didn't include a DVD drive. I assumed it as standard and failed to notice it's absence in the specs! Well, my last box was 9 years old so that explains my old man assumptions. I just bought an external drive from Office Depot for the rare occasions when I need one.

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