Accounting Troll, on 3rd December 2005, 2:06pm, said:
- What language the game is in. Although English is the official language of this forum, some people would prefer to play a version in a different language.
- The final bill in your local currency once delivery and bank charges are taken into account.
- How long it took to deliver.
I have seen the all the UFO games available region unlocked and DRM free at Good Old Games
. GoG is recommended because they have the feelies, such as a PDF manual and usually backgrounds. Also, GoG allows you to back up their installer to DVD (and there's a pretty interesting create-your-own DVD cover art thread). CC Authorization is instant, and so is access to the game. Aftershock is English only, but Afterlight is available in multiple languages there.
Also, I have seen Aftershock DRM free from Gamer's Gate
. Be aware, sometimes they have region locking. If so, you might be able to purchase it from their European branch: Gamer's Gate UK
. Be aware, Afterlight has SecuROM activation protection at GG, but usually the staff will reset the SecuROM activations (or release a new key) if they are exhausted. CC Authorization is also instant, but usually GG will hide the install files behind a stub-executable, probably as part of the agreement with the publishers, I imagine. There might be ways around this, but I haven't tried to look into this.
The final place to get it is Steam. I've seen Afterlight for as low as $2.50 during their sales. Of course, the steam client is a necessity for that version.
I've purchased UFO from both of the first sites, and can recommend both. Hope these links help someone.