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  1. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    .....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.

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  3. AnitaCB

    AnitaCB Mouseketeer

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    You're right about the PS 2 games - but I'm not sure about the rest - sorry!
     
  4. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam DIS Veteran

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    We bought Nintendo DS games and they work fine. I'm sure that this is also the same for Gameboy. :thumbsup2
     
  5. Ang1e

    Ang1e Mouseketeer

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    Gameboy games are fine too :)
     
  6. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    Thanks :thumbsup2

    Great stuff :sunny:
     
  7. Shane

    Shane Tower of Terror Mad!

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    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!
     
  8. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    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:

    :)
     
  9. Shane

    Shane Tower of Terror Mad!

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    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:
     
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    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    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
     
  11. Shane

    Shane Tower of Terror Mad!

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    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 "
     
  12. alisonbestford

    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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

    Shane Tower of Terror Mad!

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    Hehe

    7 Year Olds seem to spot everything we dont! and beat us on addicting board games.
     
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    alisonbestford <font color=990066>Can cope with the dentist after

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    Mine just cheats.................. ;)
     
  15. Shane

    Shane Tower of Terror Mad!

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    Hehe, Hiding the money in monopoly always worked for me! :P
     
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