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Stampeed Valkyrie



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:19 pm Reply with quote
And now you have another avenue to get around the BS from Valve.. Good!
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WANNFH



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:25 pm Reply with quote
Stampeed Valkyrie wrote:
And now you have another avenue to get around the BS from Valve.. Good!
If only GOG have the recent titles also. But it's still nice move, CDPR.
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H. Guderian



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:03 pm Reply with quote
I've bought an old game from them a long while ago. let's say my computer is fried or my dog throws it in the bathtub and I lose everything I downloaded, is it as easy to get the game back as it is for Steam? That's my question.
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Bastille



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:14 pm Reply with quote
H. Guderian wrote:
I've bought an old game from them a long while ago. let's say my computer is fried or my dog throws it in the bathtub and I lose everything I downloaded, is it as easy to get the game back as it is for Steam? That's my question.


GOG Galaxy functions similarly to Steam in terms of serving as a client you can use to download games that are tied to your account. Alternatively, as any game distributed through GOG has to be DRM-free (or at least should be, unless that's changed at some point), you can always make a backup copy of anything and it'd run independently of GOG's client being there.
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Ashabel



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:32 pm Reply with quote
H. Guderian wrote:
I've bought an old game from them a long while ago. let's say my computer is fried or my dog throws it in the bathtub and I lose everything I downloaded, is it as easy to get the game back as it is for Steam? That's my question.


I'd argue that it's actually easier to restore downloaded games from GOG than it is from Steam. Steam only allows you to install the game through their service. GOG allows you to download a DRM-free installer, which means you can archive the games on a USB drive or a DVD-R and reinstall them at any time.
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CatSword



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:46 pm Reply with quote
Does anyone know GOG's guidelines on explicit content? They have a few games that are actually rated AO by the ESRB, but HuniePop is still censored.
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FukuchiChiisaia



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:56 pm Reply with quote
CatSword wrote:
Does anyone know GOG's guidelines on explicit content? They have a few games that are actually rated AO by the ESRB, but HuniePop is still censored.


Well, they have this kind of game (https://www.gog.com/game/leisure_suit_larry_love_for_sail) on their site. So, I expect them to be more free on the context of adult content.

Quoted from GOG twitter.
"Our plans are to bring "All Ages" versions to http://GOG.COM . But we don't plan to block or interfere with compatibility for any additional content the devs want to make available on their end."
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Animegomaniac



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:10 pm Reply with quote
CatSword wrote:
Does anyone know GOG's guidelines on explicit content? They have a few games that are actually rated AO by the ESRB, but HuniePop is still censored.


Huniepop isn't exactly censored, it's more like you have to perform an extra step to get the original art. The "patch" is a text file, nothing more as it's all there in the data packet. What's baffling about that is the necessary steps are detailed in the GOG forums with full consent of the management so that censoring must come directly from the game developer.

I think the issue was that the GOG version was the just a repackaged Steam version.
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