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Domi1981

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Do I have to pay both
« on: 11 October 2014, 15:37:48 »
Hi guys,

so I didn´t know where to ask, so I hope this section is cool for you.

I´m thinking of buying the new rules for Battletech. Since I like to have a haptic version of the rules and to have "real" value in my hands I´m going for the paper version. But I plan to buy a pad reader so I would like to know if I have to pay again if I want to have the same rule book as PDF file. I mean I could scan every page but that´s a hassle.

So are there any download links for an pdf version when I buy the "hard" version of a book or do I have to pay 2 times?

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Re: Do I have to pay both
« Reply #1 on: 11 October 2014, 15:43:08 »
The bad news is you pay twice. The good news is that the PDF version is $15 and occasionally goes on sale for $5. (I no longer take my book version to games and solely take my tablet and paper charts.)

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« Reply #2 on: 11 October 2014, 19:11:09 »
If you buy from the Battleshop, there is usually an option to buy a combo, that gives you a physical copy and a download link for a PDF file.
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Re: Do I have to pay both
« Reply #3 on: 11 October 2014, 22:06:40 »
Hi guys,

so I didn´t know where to ask, so I hope this section is cool for you.

I´m thinking of buying the new rules for Battletech. Since I like to have a haptic version of the rules and to have "real" value in my hands I´m going for the paper version. But I plan to buy a pad reader so I would like to know if I have to pay again if I want to have the same rule book as PDF file. I mean I could scan every page but that´s a hassle.

So are there any download links for an pdf version when I buy the "hard" version of a book or do I have to pay 2 times?

Dunno what kind of reader you have, but from past experience if you don't have a tablet those .pdf's are an hassle. Heck, I have a Surface 3 and I don't even bring it out to games, but then I'm old school and our game group prefer dead trees.
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Re: Do I have to pay both
« Reply #4 on: 12 October 2014, 15:18:14 »
Dunno what kind of reader you have, but from past experience if you don't have a tablet those .pdf's are an hassle. Heck, I have a Surface 3 and I don't even bring it out to games, but then I'm old school and our game group prefer dead trees.

Yes thank you, that would have been my next question. How do you guys handle those PDFs with ereaders or tablets. Whats the best solution if you don´t want to read sitting in front of a monitor. I hate reading from monitor since it turns my eyeballs inside out after a few minutes.

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Re: Do I have to pay both
« Reply #5 on: 12 October 2014, 16:01:44 »
I have an old blackberry playbook and use PDF Reader. Keyword search and bookmarks are the two key features you want.

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« Reply #6 on: 12 October 2014, 17:16:41 »
I have an old blackberry playbook and use PDF Reader. Keyword search and bookmarks are the two key features you want.

as cavingjan said, once you went through the book then an e-reader can be useful cause you can search thru the document pretty quickly. I'm going through my Total Warfare book the old fashion way, I personally find it to be the best but when I don't have a choice (old FASA pdf's) my Surface 3 is my best friend, screen is pretty big and I can get more comfy than if I were sitting at the computer
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Re: Do I have to pay both
« Reply #7 on: 12 October 2014, 18:05:56 »
If you have an Android device, I've had the least problems with MuPDF. I had trouble with some pdf's in other apps.

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Re: Do I have to pay both
« Reply #8 on: 12 October 2014, 19:15:28 »
Nook has Adobe Reader.

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Re: Do I have to pay both
« Reply #9 on: 13 October 2014, 07:29:03 »
as cavingjan said, once you went through the book then an e-reader can be useful cause you can search thru the document pretty quickly. I'm going through my Total Warfare book the old fashion way, I personally find it to be the best but when I don't have a choice (old FASA pdf's) my Surface 3 is my best friend, screen is pretty big and I can get more comfy than if I were sitting at the computer

But all I read is that Ereaders wont work with PDFs because PDFs don´t work with this EInk technology. I mean it would be pretty cool if Catalyst Games would come up with an Ereader version of the rule books.

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Re: Do I have to pay both
« Reply #10 on: 13 October 2014, 07:50:30 »
Aside from some slight format problems, E-Ink handles pdfs.
Where it fizzled out for me was in images.
That's why my Nook Classic just couldn't pull through, but handled Battlecorps story PDFs well.
As for rule books, my Nook Color uses the default reading program and EzPDF, aside from the file size the books read decently.
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