Report Have you ever purchased a game older than 1 year because you wanted to play a certain mod(s) that required it?

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 39%

Yes (1019 votes)

 23%

No (597 votes)

 18%

1 year? Try 2-5 years... (478 votes)

 20%

1 year? Try 5+ years... (512 votes)

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Ennui
Ennui

If a mod looks really good for an old game I don't have, I'll seriously consider picking said game up, especially if it's cheap.

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MastaGunZ
MastaGunZ

Same here, I found unreal 2k4 for $10 and considering all the mods UT2004 has I'd say it was a very nice deal, if you haven't already got it.

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Torabi
Torabi

I second that. I'm still thinking about picking Half-Life up, some nice mods for it. Great game itself too though.

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NewMessageN00b
NewMessageN00b

Might do that too, but the answer is still "No"... the poll says "have you" and it's "no, I have not".

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EmotionalRobot
EmotionalRobot

I love breathing life into older games...
Just wish I had more time to play...

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Henley Staff
Henley

yeah, the last one was doom 3.

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Herr_Alien
Herr_Alien

Well, I also bought it later, but not to play a mod, but rather to make a mod for it. So my answer was 'No'.

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Midnitte
Midnitte

Aye same here cost only 30 bucks for both it and the expansion.

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SASteinhebel
SASteinhebel

Most of the mods I want to play I already own the game for. HL, HL2, Doom3, Quake4, Diablo2... Yeah...so no, I really haven't.

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AlexCrafter
AlexCrafter

I got some of the old Unreal tournament games just to play the mods, I don't actually like the gameplay in plain unreal tournament.

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iBukisuika
iBukisuika

I buy Old games regardless, although I got back into GTA:SA just for mods.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

ditto. If I see a great deal in a store I pick it up. IE NOLF 2 for $5, Doom 1+2+Ultimate+final for $10, etc.

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tankbob
tankbob

older games were when software house`s cared about what they released now they just shove it out and you fix it with patch`s so long live mods.

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Rakym
Rakym

im going to buy doom 3 soon, because of the dark mod.

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stenchy Creator
stenchy

Works with the Steam version :D

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

I would say "possibly yes". Usually I don't get a game just for one mod but there can be exceptions if the mod really is a blast... especially if the games can be obtained from a bargain bin.

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grantelicious
grantelicious

I did but only ever for the original HL mods like CS and TFC.

Now however theres tooo many crap mods.

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BunnyJen
BunnyJen

Of course..!!
I also found Deus EX for 99p the other day :O

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Smonocco
Smonocco

2-5 years.

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TerranUp16
TerranUp16

Battlefield 2142 for First Strike.

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Fiasco
Fiasco

nEVER DONE IT BUT i WOULD.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

I bought Wolf3D to play trench warfare, it was worth it ;)

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Terminal58
Terminal58

Half-Life 1 for Natural Selection

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Sauron210
Sauron210

CS:S for Smod:Tactical
And Doom 3 For the Doom Classic mod, it's nearly better than the original Doom 3.

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steelexia
steelexia

i've bought bf1942 a year ago for the mod fh

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stanmart
stanmart

Half-Life for Temporal Cold War. Still waiting for it. :D

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hushpuppy
hushpuppy

Nope, but i will Buy Crysis when MechWarriors Living Legends comes.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar

i think it's already in the $10 & under category, I'd snatch it now before you're stuck with online only purchases that cost more.

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Xyrom
Xyrom

I never have any money to buy games

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DrDean
DrDean

I've purchased games that are 10 years old for some mods.

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BunnyKinx
BunnyKinx

UT and HALFLIFE mods are some of the best going.

and also... dont forget the good old unreal1

when me and my mates where like 10 - 12 we used to sit down and modifie the monsters to hate each others and mod there ablitys. then make a simple battle ground and make them fight to the death :)

soooooooo many hours :)

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stonecold23
stonecold23

bought half life, for paranoia.... it was so worth it! and since have played many other mods for hl.

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Sorcer
Sorcer

I purchased old 1-5 years games old because they seemed fun, not necessarily to try mod.

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Crux_Borealis
Crux_Borealis

I have never done it but I could buy Far Cry just to play The Delta Sector

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

I bought another HL1 just to play Sven Coop over steam. -So now i got 1 for the world and 1 for only LAN-games.

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

It doesn't matter for me how old a game is if i see and like a mod, The only thing the matter is how much money i have over...

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RandomusIdiotus
RandomusIdiotus

Ditto.

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SubZero1337
SubZero1337

Yea, i bought hl1 for brainbread lol

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SinKing
SinKing

I got BF2 for a lot of great mods, same goes for Unreal Tournament 2004. I often don't buy games at release, because there are no mods for them. Once I see mods, e.g. for Crysis getting ready, I'll definately be buying Crysis.
So yeah - I JUST buy the games for the mods and often don't even play the original game at all.

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Rodrigo1794
Rodrigo1794

I'm going to buy CS:S for Insurgency and maybe I'll make a couple of maps too :D

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Noesis_Interactive
Noesis_Interactive

Yeah, buying old games to play mods is good. The games are usually pretty cheap and being able to play the associated mods makes it well worth the price. Recently we got Battlefield 2 so we would be able to play Forgotten Hope 2. Next it looks like we're going to have to get a copy of Deus Ex so that we will be able to play The Nameless Mod when it releases in January (and you should too!)

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babyeater
babyeater

I've never bought old games for mods, but I have bought older games, I actually bought Deus Ex in a pack without knowing anything about it, but it's my favourite game now.

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CHRISPman
CHRISPman

I know what you mean....I bought Deus Ex in a fire sale for a couple o bucks and it was great

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LoneWolf6:16
LoneWolf6:16

Voted no, but on second thought I bought Postal 2 Share the Pain about two years ago just for a mod. However, I already had the regular version of Postal 2, but if I hadn't had that, I would've bought Postal 2 Share the Pain for the mod and the game itself instead of just for the mod. Hope that made sense. :P If a certain Max Payne 1 mod ever gets finished I plan on buying that game just for the mod.

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Handshakes
Handshakes

2-5 years for me. Unreal Tourney for that take on CS that I can't recall the name of.

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RandomusIdiotus
RandomusIdiotus

Tactical Ops:Assault on Terror is what you are refering to.

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InfernoX347
InfernoX347

Guess Half life 2 counts for me, I bought the Goty version in 2006 for a mod.

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CHRISPman
CHRISPman

Old games ROCK......an mods of them are awsome.... YAY SVEN/AS/KF/etc

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WhiteBear
WhiteBear

UT2004 for Killing Floor and all those other klew mods/mutators.

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Geowil
Geowil

buying a game... just to play a mod for it???? o_O well, i wont say its total rubbish, since it seems a lot of people waste their money doing this (but it really is :P).

i'll buy any game as long as I think its interesting and good enough to give it some play time, mods are not in my list of things to check when buying a game, and basing buying said game entirely on what mods it has is, imo, quite foolish.

have never bought a game just to play a mod, most mods are just a bit of eye candy to keep you form getting board imo, save for some of the big ones like Metastasis and Black Mesa:S.

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AlCool
AlCool

Are you kidding?

Games like UT3 (and UTK4/UT1 [screw UT2K3]), Crysis, and even Quake 3/4 were made for their modding engines. You can play the game itself yes but really it comes down to a moddable engine released to the public. Monster Madness advertised "COMES WITH THE UNREAL 3 ENGINE EDITOR", so why do you think people bought that game? Not many got it for MONSTER MADNESS that's for sure.

If you buying games such as the ones listed above to JUST play them then your missing out on more then 99 % of the content therein which imo, is a waste of your money. :D

Communities make games great. End of story.

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