Each of the ten games has been updated with Windows XP and Vista compatibility. The old adventure titles use "self-running executables"--LucasArts was quite clear they "don't use SCUMMVM or DosBox"--and now support higher resolutions plus smoothing.
As for the copy protection in certain games that required players to consult the manual, that still remains, and digital copies of the manuals are included with those games.
A complete listing of the initial batch of re-releases and their prices follows below:
- Armed and Dangerous - $9.99
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - $4.99
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure - $4.99
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure - $19.99
- LOOM - $4.99
- Star Wars Battlefront II - $19.99
- Star Wars Republic Commando - $9.99
- Star Wars Starfighter - $4.99
- The Dig - $4.99
- Thrillville: Off the Rails- $19.99
The next LucasArts game to hit Steam will be The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, which is coming next Wednesday, July 15, but does not yet have a price point.
No word yet as to when the next batch of classics will arrive or what it may contain. In all, the LucasArts back catalog contains such beloved titles as X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Full Throttle, Sam & Max: Hit the Road, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango.
I guess I'll wait for the mega packaged deal that's sure to come at some point.
No kidding. I'm hesitating. Every single time I buy separately a megapack comes.