Awesome stardock deals

One of the best fucking games this decade

What, am I the only one to read this and thought “Who do you think you are that you have some sort of need for us to convince you to part with $5 even though you’ve read pretty good reviews?”

Space Rangers 2 for all of $4? Sold!

I bet Stardock’s game division has its most profitable month ever with offers like this. Also: “Holiday Impulse Buys”. Nyuk, nyuk!

I cross posted this deal to a popular Malaysian forum and someone claimed that on the very first day that the deal was made available, he’d managed to buy SR2 at MYR$4.00. Apparently there was a glitch in the system and it showed the amount in local currency without doing the conversion. He says the price appears in his confirmation e-mail and everything.

FYI one US dollar is about equal to MYR3.65 at the moment. When I finally bought it myself today, it charged me MYR14.00.

So I bought SR2C from Impulse, but how do I get it? It’s not in the My Games tab, and when I try to register it manually, it says the serial code (that was emailed to me) is wrong.

Sigh, why can’t these systems just be as easy to use as Steam?

Edit: nvm, just figured it out. Still an awful process compared to the competition though.

Yeh, the process of buying from Impulse is terribly convoluted. And then I had to figure out how to turn off the sluggish custom skin for Impulse. But at least once the game is in your account, it makes redownloading as easy as it is through Steam.

If you buy it through the actual Impulse app, it is seamless/painless. It automatically gets added to your games.

Yeah but buying through the web interface and then accessing it via Impulse is pretty dire, especially as the whole thing could be (or is?) linked using the one account system.

I did not have Impulse downloaded or installed. I bought the game and got a confirmation email with a serial number. Later, I downloaded and installed Impulse. It asked me to create an Impulse account and I did. I used the same email address I bought the game with. After Impulse was running I looked in its My Games folder. There Space Rangers 2 was. Impulse never asked me for the serial number or anything else. It just knew I owned the game. Convenient.

I bought this for £2.66. Got it through the web and it didn’t appear in my my games list. Eventually i figured out i need to click the impulse icon in the top left and add a new game. Was in no way simple in fact fristrated me for a while that even the wife said what was huffing and puffing about.

Still an amazing bargain at that price. A game made for work laptops as well

I bought it through the Impulse app, and it was not added automatically to My Games. I had to register it manually instead. And the only way I knew you could register games manually, was because I had registered my Stardock games when I installed the Impulse app. Can’t even imagine how frustrating it could be if you don’t know that.

But if it’s supposed to be automatically, then that’s cool. Sucks that it doesn’t work for me though.

Does anyone know if there is a way to gift an Impulse game to someone else? I actually owned SR2 but bought the complete version anyway, since the expansion alone cost more than $4. Since I now technically own two copies, can I give my old one away?

I’m not sure if the site was just busy or what, but they finally took my money.

I ran into another problem, though. The Impulse shopping cart said the cost of the games were “$3.99 CAD” each, which I thought was pretty sweet. But when I checked out with PayPal it said those amounts were USD. Still a great deal, but what the hell?

I bought it while at work, not logged into impulse, and it was a bit confusing. The ‘Thank You for you order’ message that contains the serial number should really mention that you may have to hit ‘add game’ and put in the serial if you’re not logged in while you buy it.

Probably too late, but is there an affiliate link handy so Qt3 can make a few pennies per buy?

Edit: Found it! You can go to Help > Look up a serial number. I just wish I could tie multiple e-mail addresses to my Impulse account so I didn’t have to keep going through the manual registrations. What a pain. Still, great deal!

Man, Impulse really doesn’t like me. My Impulse account is linked to my gmail account, but I bought these games with my PayPal account which is linked to my ISP e-mail account. The games won’t auto-register on my account on my laptop, and the e-mail with the serial numbers is at home. Is there anyway to force Impulse to add these games?

There was a pretty meaty update to Project Aftermath on 12/10…free to existing owners:

Goes well with this sale price…

Thanks for the heads up about the deals. I’ve been wanting to pick up the expansion for SR2, and this lets me do it without having to install the Starforce infected original on my new box. And, of course, I’m always happy to give money to Brad. Happy to do it, Brad! Give me more things to spend money on, please.

Question, anyone happen to know can you pause the game and give orders in Project Aftermath?


This deal is/was awesome! I picked up both SR2 and Gal Civ I with expansion for $4 a pop. I’ve never used Impulse before and didn’t have an account. I simply followed the link from here and bought the games using Paypal via the website. It then prompted me to create an Impulse account, which I did. After running Impulse the first time, it clearly showed SR2, Gal Civ I, Gal Civ expansion and a free version of Political Machine available for my account to download and install. I did so and was up and running painlessly. Impulse actually worked better for me than Steam did last time I bought something through it.

I haven’t had a chance to try Gal Civ yet, but I checked out SR2 briefly over the weekend. I laughed at the cheesy localization in the intro movie (was this game not orginally published in English?) but how can you not love spaceships with automatic beer dispenser holes and a giant wall of speakers behind the pilot? I ran through the tutorial missions and experimented with trading and upgrading a bit. The combat system is kind of strange, and I haven’t quite got the hand of the turn-based thing yet, but I’m heading over to the Space Rangers 2 : Rebooted thread to get some tips and pointers.

Well worth the price of a lunch out to get these two awesome games!