Right now, I live in Germany. Don't ask. I have not bought any games for about 6 months. I was just wondering, if I bought a PC game in Germany, would it all be in German? Is there usually a setting that lets me change everything into English?
1st January 2005
Don't think so, I know of no game that puts all the languages of each language version of the game they make into one package. Even if you somehow aquired the english language files from an english version and swapped the language files you might wind up with out of sync problems with the dialog or worse yet durations/file sizes that cause errors due to being different than the stock ones. Your best bet is to try and find a euro retailer online or otherwise that sells emglish speaking versions. Since there are so many that speak it in Europe I would imagine there are some places that do. If not, the next best thing may be an online retailer in the UK.
Adeptus Moderatus We purge with chain and bolter
22nd May 2005
goofygoober123;4049756Right now, I live in Germany. Don't ask. I have not bought any games for about 6 months. I was just wondering, if I bought a PC game in Germany, would it all be in German? Is there usually a setting that lets me change everything into English?
Well that depends, not many games are released in only the German language. There is a big chance that you can find an English game in Germany. Or, both versions, of there is a German version too. You'll have to look on the box in what language the game is.
However, if you've bought a game in a certain language, you won't be able to change the language if it isn't included into the disc itself, which it normally isn't, due to space savings.
Try to find mods for it if you don't see any solution. I've found several language mods for games I play. You just have to put the modded file next to your other languages in the game (program files) Then you will be able to choose your modded language in the menu and use it.
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4th January 2006
I would assume it would ask you in the install menu, but I'm not sure.
Waffle-Sprocket is broke
24th November 2003
I have loads of games from germany, most come in English with a german book inside. Most of the time the box will tell you what language its in on the back. Buy from Kaufhof or Karstadt and they normally have a sticker on them telling you.
Revenge was here.
25th April 2007
Most of the games are multilaguage but you should make sure is multilanguage first before you buy it. You should find that on the cd/dvd case
1st September 2002
Depending on the game, you should be able to set it to English or another language during installation. Some games even let you change the language in the game menu, such as GTA SA.
Though if it's a rather unknown game (i.e. education games or generally kids games), then I guess you're out of luck.
Piercing the veil.
9th August 2003
You can usually buy the english versions over Amazon.de: Günstige Preise bei Elektronik & Foto, DVD, Musik, Bücher, Games, Spielwaren & mehr: .
Otherwise, try to find larger game stores, some of them import foreign versions since the German ones are censored.