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Pay for patches

I just bought a new game. An old one really "Sid Meirs Alpha Centauri" And it turns out I need a patch to get it to run. So I do a search and find the patch I want on Pczone. But the download speed is stupidly slow. 598bytes per second and I have adsl. Oh yes you can get a fast download but you have to pay somthing like £9 a month. this is somthing I seem to be coming across more and more often. dont the game companys think they make enough from us in the first place without ripping us for a patch to fix somthing that should have work in the first place. this probly dos'nt read to well but I'm mad as hell.
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RE: Pay for patches

I've never payed for or even seen a price tag on a patch before.

If your looking for an alpha centauri patch get it from here.

http://www.firaxis.com/downloads_product.cfm?product=1,2
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RE: Pay for patches

> I've never payed for or even seen a price tag on a patch before.
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> If your looking for an alpha centauri patch get it from here.
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> http://www.firaxis.com/downloads_product.cfm?product=1,2

Cheers will give it a try. You dont have to pay for the patch it self but what you do have to pay for is the premiun download site. Places like game spy and file planet do it.
espresso_mick
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Registered: 30-07-2007

RE: Pay for patches

I find that PCZone is the worst place for downloading from.

You can get games patches from here. I find www.3dgamers.com to be one of the best sites for downloading from. I get very high download speeds.

http://www.3dgamers.com/games/alphacentauri/

Your original post indicated that you believe the makers of the games are charging for downloading patches, which is not true.
Patches for programs don't always fix just bugs they also include enhancements and upgrades.
It's not always a case of a program not working properly just because there is a patch for it.
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Pay for patches

u cud have downloaded it off of Kaaza or iMesh or something u know
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Pay for patches

Yuk, with the risk of a virus.

You should only ever download from official authorised locations.

Downloading executable files from kazza is asking for all the trouble you can handle.