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alisonbestford
02-15-2006, 12:48 PM
.....in thinking that PC games and GameBoy games purchased in the US will play on our UK bought systems?

How about Nintendo DS?

I'd hate to put my foot in it and buy something that doesn't work! :rolleyes:

PS2 games are a no-no? Correct?

Thanks for your help.

:flower3:

AnitaCB
02-15-2006, 12:57 PM
You're right about the PS 2 games - but I'm not sure about the rest - sorry!

FloridaSam
02-15-2006, 02:00 PM
We bought Nintendo DS games and they work fine. I'm sure that this is also the same for Gameboy. :thumbsup2

Ang1e
02-15-2006, 02:14 PM
Gameboy games are fine too :)

alisonbestford
02-15-2006, 02:35 PM
Thanks :thumbsup2

Great stuff :sunny:

Shane
02-15-2006, 03:33 PM
Hiya Alisonbestford

In america they have a format called NTSC

In most of europe(Inc United Kingdom) they have a format called PAL

Games:
PS2/ games will not work on an english PS2 because of the formats
Xbox360 will not work on an english Xbox360 because of the formats
Gameboy games will work on any gameboy(even japanese)
PC games will work!

DVDs:

If you have a multi-region dvd player you can play region 1(USA) and region 2(UK)

Hope this helps alison!

alisonbestford
02-15-2006, 03:36 PM
Thanks Shane :thumbsup2

I'm up to date on the DVDs and GameBoy now :sunny:

We've bought DVDs from the US before but anyone know about PC games-I've a feeling that's probably a bit of a daft question but you never know? :rolleyes:

:)

Shane
02-15-2006, 03:52 PM
Yep, PC Games work fine, infact, when we were over there last my dad bought a few, including online games. The only thing what you might need to consider is if your buying an "Exspansion pack" for a game or the game will have "Exspansion packs". For example, If I bought the Sims 2 in america and then Sims 2 - Nightlife Exspansion (addon for sims 2) in the uk, it might not work.....You would have to ask the supplier in that case. If you have any more questions let me know :teeth:

alisonbestford
02-15-2006, 03:57 PM
Yep, PC Games work fine, infact, when we were over there last my dad bought a few, including online games. The only thing what you might need to consider is if your buying an "Exspansion pack" for a game or the game will have "Exspansion packs". For example, If I bought the Sims 2 in america and then Sims 2 - Nightlife Exspansion (addon for sims 2) in the uk, it might not work.....You would have to ask the supplier in that case. If you have any more questions let me know :teeth:

That's worth thinking about as DD is heavily into Sims right now!
She's borrowed her big brother's Sims 2 disc for now but is anxious to get her own - along with various expansion packs.

Thanks for the heads up on that one - it would have never crossed my mind :thumbsup2

Shane
02-15-2006, 04:06 PM
Hiya, I have just posted on the Sims 2 BBS (Forums) for some more information about the format topic, my answers where;

"Yep, US expacks work with UK games. I installed the UK version of Sims and have used US expacks with no problems at all. The only difference is that the cars now drive on the right hand side of the road and not the left."

And

"I play the UK versions and they have always drove on the right.
But yes it will work. I've got a Spanish Superstar EP "

alisonbestford
02-15-2006, 04:08 PM
"Yep, US expacks work with UK games. I installed the UK version of Sims and have used US expacks with no problems at all. The only difference is that the cars now drive on the right hand side of the road and not the left."

:rotfl:
Guess that won't matter much to a 7 year old :thumbsup2

Shane
02-15-2006, 04:13 PM
Hehe

7 Year Olds seem to spot everything we dont! and beat us on addicting board games.

alisonbestford
02-15-2006, 04:14 PM
7 Year Olds seem to spot everything we dont! and beat us on addicting board games.

Mine just cheats.................. ;)

Shane
02-15-2006, 04:17 PM
Hehe, Hiding the money in monopoly always worked for me! :P

alisonbestford
02-15-2006, 04:18 PM
:thumbsup2