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Converting European version to US.. Possible?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Noiz, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Noiz

    Noiz Fledgling Freddie

    Hi all,

    Thanks to Goa's seeming incompetence with Excalibur over the weekend I'm sorely tempted to move to the US servers. My question is though, is it possible to convert my European version of the game to a US version? Or will I have to buy the game all over again from the US?

    Thanks for any help!

    Mike
     
  2. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator

    The only way you can do this is to buy a US edition of the game and subscribe through Mythic. You will not be able to transfer any characters on your existing account either.
     
  3. the_hermit

    the_hermit Fledgling Freddie

    I believe I read a thread on VN once someone wanted to go US -> Europe. Mythic refused as his contract (the cd key and licensing i imagine?) was soley with Mythic and did not have anything to do with GOA. I imagine the same rule applies the other way, in that we as paying customers of GOA are under their rule and not associated with Mythic in that area.
     
  4. Ormorof

    Ormorof Resident Freddy

    you will need to buy a new copy of the game for the cd key :p
     
  5. Noiz

    Noiz Fledgling Freddie

    I knew I couldn't transfer any characers, but was hoping I could just patch it to US and register my cd key with them or something.

    Ah well, it's only $10 to buy so I might do it anyway seeing as the first month is free!

    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. the_hermit

    the_hermit Fledgling Freddie

    Shame it's not that easy! The French and Germans would get a new server each I think! :D
     
  7. Jpeg QuickStix

    Jpeg QuickStix Fledgling Freddie

    if u have a friend on usa servers whome wants to come to EU .. or a friend you know on usa servewrs who has quit game and has or has had in the past a USA account , u can play USA servers without buying an american game... and same with si .

    all you gotta do is change the update.info in the files ro commply with the stuff that lets ytou loginto usa servers and not EU.. and you'll be on the USA acc u have aquired somehow :)
     
  8. ArcFalleN

    ArcFalleN Fledgling Freddie

    k aslong as u got a US act n iles CDkey u dont need the software just replace ur update.dat with a US one and it will patch the euro right up to the US version clients are identical just the patch and update.dat
     
  9. Motowntheta

    Motowntheta Fledgling Freddie

    He he I can't imagine that happening now ;)
     
  10. gervaise

    gervaise Fledgling Freddie

    The underlying issue is that GOA have exclusive rights to run the European side. What this means is that if you are in the US wanting to play on the US servers you struggle and if you are in Europe wanting to play on US you struggle.

    Putting your country of origin in the box for county / state or whatever and leaving the country box blank may help.

    This also applies to purchasing the game - you can however and as you pointed out DAoC is now $10 (or downloadable for free for a 7 day trial - not sure which version that would give you, but as said above, they are 'the same'.)
     

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