If you already own S.T.A.L.K.E.R. you can get it for free from GOG

Subject: General Tech | April 8, 2015 - 01:53 PM |
Tagged: gaming, GOG, DRM, stalker

That title and the offer it describes might sound dumb at first glance, but if you happen to have a retail copy of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. that isn't so scratched it is unusable, go ahead and try to install it.  Didn't work very well now did it? If you were savvy enough to Google through the various tips on making it work you might now understand why GOG reviving old games which no longer work because the company that managed the DRM no longer exists or that have languished because of lack of support.  GOG is working on creating a library of old games which you can install DRM free, if you have a valid serial number from your old retail copy.  As is usual you can choose between a download and a Steam version, with community support and a very good chance that it will run immediately after installation; unlike when it was first released perhaps?  The question that not many ask anymore is what will happen if Steam ends, will GOG be the ones to save our libraries of 100s of unplayed games?

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"Starting today, owners of several retail titles originally sold with DRM can get a digital copy of their game completely free at GOG.com: with no DRM as always, compatible with modern operating systems, and with plenty of goodies to boot."

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April 9, 2015 | 05:24 AM - Posted by TekWarfare (not verified)

I've just redeemed my code from my FOCUS multimedia version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl and it worked. Thanks for posting this Jeremy. :)

April 9, 2015 | 01:21 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

You're welcome, I hope they can manage to expand this library as I would love to have a working copy of Medieval 2 with expansions ... without paying for it again.

April 9, 2015 | 01:40 PM - Posted by YTech

Is the steam version DRM locked?
If so, then this is a nice alternative :)

For those times that the game doesn't work because it requires to sync with Steam Services and all you want to do is play it offline...

April 10, 2015 | 02:11 PM - Posted by YTech

Looking into this, you are able to get a DRM-Free copy of some titles that you have purchased through Steam.

The product key is found in some various areas on Steam.

I have that game on Steam, but haven't installed it yet and checked if it was DRM locked. I know other games are and is a headache when Steam is acting up (restarting the game from beginning).

April 14, 2015 | 06:02 PM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

Can't wait for that day when GOG becomes bigger than Steam.

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