no, this is a basic misconception. and considering you backup any steam game that is drm free exactly like GoG games, and then run them without the steam client ever again, it’s safe to say you even “own” those/some games more on Steam than you do some places elsewhere
true, but that’s a qol feature (and ofc super easy to run when all games in inventory are drm free)
Epic is drm free (supposedly, “mostly”), but they also require you to download their client, to serve as a download portal, -again download portal=/=drm not the same thing.
think it’s been mentioned many many times before that there are multiple 100% drm free games on steam that you can buy, download, backup and ditch client forever for https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Big_List_of_DRM-Free_Games_on_Steam
-there are even multiple threads on GoG dedicated to the purpose of finding out those games and/or measures to run steamworks games “without running steam”(or less seam)
“Steam” is not drm in itself, the Steamworks features has a drm option -which is optional for devs to wrap their game in. (or they can ofc choose 3rd party drm even )
wouldn’t really say that was much offtopic (and have you seen 90% of the other thread derailment on the forum by comparison? )
-can never ramble too much on Chrono
Maybe I just have a tainted outlook but for me being able to make backups of my games isn’t the only point that matters. It’s that valve has final say if I can access the products I paid for. If I can be locked out of my own account because valve said so that’s unacceptable. Anyway I think I’ve said my piece and I’ll stop crowding the topic and let someone else voice their opinions!
PS. Sorry if I seem obnoxious or arrogant that wasn’t my intention, I just love video games and put them first. Hopefully that makes sense.
That’s very true, @CreatureFeet. GOG, formerly called Good Old Games, used to scream to the treetops…DRM Free for OLD games. I got all the Myst games there and a bunch of old stuff when they first started.
If you’re really looking for a good comparison when it comes to GOG’s “direct link” system, it’ll probably be like Greenman Gaming keys for uPlay. As of now, you log into uPlay the same way you would log into unaffiliated sites with Steam info, then it’ll apply the package to your account.
I understand. I just wanted to try and make light of a situation that kinda sucks. It’s really unfortunate that a business practice that is really so good for international consumers has been deemed no longer viable.