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#276400 - 02/09/08 09:17 PM Reactivating Deleted Games
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If I delete my games to have space, will I be able to reactivate even if I decide to no longer be a member of the game club?

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#276404 - 02/09/08 09:21 PM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: Flo NS]
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The games are yours Flo even if you quit the gameclub. I do not keep but a handful of casual games loaded at a time and if I feel like revisiting one, I just re-download.

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#276500 - 02/10/08 04:59 AM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I do the same thing as Ana wave
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#276536 - 02/10/08 07:25 AM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: cailyn]
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After having some trouble getting 3 of my games reactivated I started searching for another solution and will post here in case others are in my predicament.

My start/programs menu was getting so large I couldn't find anything so I used the help file and made a folder for all my BFG games and now drag all the BFG start/programs/game-folders into it. As my icons are already small I had to find another solution. So far it is working like a charm. My hard drive is 80gb so it can easily handle all the games. Some of my older BFG purchases are not on the new BFG GameManager and I wanted to be able to play what I want and when I want. Another solution was a folder with all the .exe icons in a BFG folder on the desktop but my desktop too was filling rapidly.

Question: I have noticed that pretty much all of the BFG games also put a .exe into the start/programs/games folder? Do I really need all these 'shortcuts' for all the games? I have been afraid to delete any for fear the games won't play. Gladly take some advice if given wave
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#276615 - 02/10/08 09:46 AM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: raylinstephens]
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No, you don't need to keep any of those in the start menu or your desktop. What I do is I delete all the BFG game folders in the start menu and delete the shortcuts on my desktop only leaving the BFG "Play my games" shortcut which brings up the game manager and I start the games from there.

You can still uninstall any games by going to START > SETTINGS > CONTROL PANEL > ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS.

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#276694 - 02/10/08 11:35 AM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: misa]
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I also have a "games" folder Raylinstepens. I am afraid to leave them on BFG to download as I need them because you are restricted by only 3 downloads. I lost a good game that way.
With all the computer woes I had last year I used up my downloads and lost a few.
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#276698 - 02/10/08 11:44 AM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: NYLady]
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Originally Posted By: NYLady
I also have a "games" folder Raylinstepens. I am afraid to leave them on BFG to download as I need them because you are restricted by only 3 downloads. I lost a good game that way.
With all the computer woes I had last year I used up my downloads and lost a few.


Is that true about only 3 downloads? I can't find anything on BFG about that restriction. Have you contacted them about the "lost" games?

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#276701 - 02/10/08 11:48 AM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: NYLady]
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That is what happened to me NYLady with 3 of my games. I had so many problems last summer and had to format 3 times before I found the problem. BFG was refusing to allow me to re-activate claiming I had used up all my activations but it was still only 3 computers. (*I have since been able to get them re-activated*) Now I will just keep them all here on my computer.

The good news is in a previous posting BFG-Guy said they are making a button on the page for people getting a new computer so they can just download everything in one huge timely download to the new computer. I don't know if it is available yet but I am sure it will be by the time I can afford a new computer.

Thanks Misa. I wish there was a way to put the missing games onto the "play my games" manager duh but so far all the early games are still missing.

Nice to know I can delete some of these folders though, thanks again Misa.

Linda


Edited by raylinstephens (02/10/08 11:49 AM)
Edit Reason: post about reactivation
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#276710 - 02/10/08 11:56 AM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: raylinstephens]
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The policy is as follows:
- Unlimited redownloads on the same computer (it remembers that it was activated)
- Activation on up to 3 computers
- Additional activations beyond 3 computers if you contact customer service and explain why you need a 4th (or 5th or 6th)

The limitation is simply to prevent rampant piracy.
The magic (Download and reinstall all of my games) button is still about 6 weeks away. It is more difficult to engineer than first anticipated.

We will have the ability to add any games to the BF Game Manager, but do not have a date for that yet.



Edited by BFG-Guy (02/10/08 11:57 AM)
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#276711 - 02/10/08 11:57 AM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: raylinstephens]
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Thanks BFG Guy.

I thought I remembered something like that. wave


Edited by looney4labs (02/10/08 12:01 PM)
Edit Reason: BFG Guy got in ahead of me :o)
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#276716 - 02/10/08 12:03 PM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: looney4labs]
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I have put all my bfg games on a flash drive to make room on my hard drive. Then when I want to play one I play it from the flash drive. So far I've had no problem doing this. Just a suggestion.

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#276718 - 02/10/08 12:05 PM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: Adorable]
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I'm glad to hear that Adorable. I had thought about doing that but was afraid that by moving the files I might break some link or needed file. wave
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#276741 - 02/10/08 12:41 PM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: looney4labs]
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Thanks for clearing that up BFG Guy.

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#276823 - 02/10/08 02:22 PM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: misa]
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How about storing them on an external hard drive? Or is that considered another computer? I have thought about storing some of my games that way, but not sure about the activation thingy (sorry to use technical terms lol) I don't want to lose any games, but they do start to add up in the computer. Am I reading right that you can take them in and out as long as it is the same computer? Thanks, just don't want to lose the games. Gosh I sound like that crazy guy on Lord of the Rings...my precious, my precious! grin

Koalanut thanks
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#276867 - 02/10/08 03:19 PM Re: Reactivating Deleted Games [Re: Koalanut]
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Koala, my thought is that an external hard drive would be the same as a flash drive, but of course, that is just my "thought."
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