That’s a $400 total value for $50. “But, if I’ve got all 5 titles already, why do I need this?”, you ask. I get that. Let’s say you only have a few of the DLCs and you want the rest of the official ones. You get them for $50. You also get the upcoming Windows 10 Edition for free since you hold the Complete Edition.
I’ve probably spent more money than I should with ThirdWire. But, this is a pretty good offer for a very narrowly-defined group of customers - those who have all five of the bigger, full games but few or none of the DLCs. Sweetening the deal is the latest full game coming in May for free.
I went for it (I was lacking $72 worth of DLCs) and canceled my pre-order of the coming Windows 10 version. Between this, ED’s Modern Air Combat, and Combat Air Patrol 2 coming along nicely (a big new update dropped recently), this is shaping up to be a good year for those of us who are more casual combat flight sim fans.
Is this different than the version that was (or is going to be) offered to the backers of that Kick Starter? I was sent an e-mail that had a link to this which I downloaded:
I think I backed with $50 or something - so I’m assuming I don’t need to buy SF2 Complete? I did not install it though, since I have a highly modified install already and I didn’t want the new version overwriting my user/savedgames/thirdwire mod folders…
The only problem I encountered recently is that with recent nVidia drivers you will get black screen while launching into a mission. To remedy this you have to change Effects from Unlimited to High in advanced graphics options, AFAIK this will disable only the bloom effect. Other than that SF2 works fine on Win10.
It looks to me like you have the Complete Edition of all the currently produced content already, so that means you qualify for the upcoming Windows 10 Edition and all of its DLCs for free. At least that was the way I saw it on their website.
" Owners of Strike Fighters 2 Complete Edition will receive the Win10 Edition and its DLCs for FREE as they become available…"
You can email support and ask them to migrate the purchases to your new email address, but you do have to have the old one. TK is pretty reasonable. He might be able to look through his records for your name and find it that way.