Heir to the Throne Sale

I don’t normally post about particular sales, but this seems topical. EU3: Heir to the Throne is on sale for $10 at GamersGate. For what it ads to the game, this is a pretty great price. Since EU3 Complete itself goes on sale fairly often (Direct2Drive was selling it for $7.50 only last week), you can count on getting the whole package for less than $25. This is one of the all-time great bargains in strategy gaming, and it’s worth taking a chance on even if you’re unconvinced by the various love-letters I’ve written to Paradox lately.

  1. Bought it! Thanks for the alert.

    I’m still trying to catch up from all the changes that came in IN and Napoleon’s Ambition, so we’ll see how this goes.

    • Jason Innes
    • February 19th, 2010 11:07am

    Thanks for the heads-up! Do you happen to know if the gamersgate download can patch the physical EU:Complete? I’m looking at picking that up from Amazon ($10-ish right now).

    Great gamasutra article, by the way. It finally tipped me over the edge. :)

    • You mean the GG download for Heir to the Throne? There should be no problem with that, because HTTT is an expansion pack. When you download it and install it, it will search for the EU3 directory and take care of everything on its own. Besides, the EU3 shortcut opens a launcher that manages updates. So you don’t really need to worry about version compatibility or managing patches.

    • Jason Innes
    • February 19th, 2010 12:25pm

    Flitcraft — great, thanks! I know sometimes base games from Steam aren’t compatible with boxed expansions and vice versa, so I worried the same might apply here.

  2. So far I’ve been pleasantly surprised by HTTT – I wish that the download had come with a proper manual bundled in (and the EU3 Wiki domain is expired!), so I’m a little lost – but so far I like the new features. It’s not as bad an information overload as I was afraid of. The gameplay got more complex without getting too complicated, if that distinction makes sense.

    • Malta Soron
    • February 28th, 2010 9:52am

    The EU3 wiki is still alive at http://www.paradoxian.org/eu3wiki/Main_Page

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