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AWOMO: Fast streaming download service, with FREE ROME TOTAL WAR

Peronthious

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Saw this on Rock Paper Shotgun a bit ago; apparently this AWOMO service, currently in beta, downloads games to your computer and allows you to launch them when the minimum amount of content is downloaded. Currently they're offering Rome: TW for free, though when they get out of beta it looks like they're planning to offer games at retail price. I poked at Rome: TW and it works excellently, was able to play with only 400-500 MB downloaded and that didn't take long at all. Check it out, www.awomo.com
 

TxdoHawk

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Thanks OP. Interesting service. I'm not thrilled by the fact that I don't get a desktop or start menu shortcut for the game, but I bet I can easily dig up the directory stuff is stored in...and the price is right.
 

Peronthious

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Here's an interview done with the guys behind the service a year ago. From what I gather, it was originally posed as a "Rent to Own" service for computer games, with options to play for free for an amount of time or something to that effect.
 

Pasco

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Word to the wise, it won't install on any x64 based systems, only x86. Which sucks because it's an awesome idea that's well executed.
 

Fragamemnon

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Due to the way that the service works-it transmits blobs of data which are, at runtime, unpacked into temporary locations and mounted on temp drives-running a modded version of the game won't be possible. So no EB with this version.

Though the service itself works like a total champ. Fast download and execution of the game was flawless. So it's an awesome freebie even without that feature, just keep your R:TW discs around and a separate install for EB.
 

Fio

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There's no excuse now if you haven't played this game. Download it and you are in for a treat. Seriously, this is one of the finest games ever made.

edit.: Only works on IE.
 

Peronthious

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Fio said:
There's no excuse now if you haven't played this game. Download it and you are in for a treat. Seriously, this is one of the finest games ever made.

edit.: Only works on IE.

I had it working just fine in Firefox
 

CabbageRed

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It is still showing "XP or Vista 32bit" in their system requirements. I wonder if they are using whatever driver it is that is holding GameTap back.