Is there any way to put my Witcher under steam?
25.11.2012 @ 16:00 #1
I tried to put TW1 under Steam using key but Steam refuses take it. I don't want to buy another copy of TW1 in order to have it under steam, but at the same time I can't play it at all (having retail DVD version).
If it is possible, maybe via support or some other way, it'd be great.
Thank you in advance.
P.S> Btw, I redeemed it on gog.com, but I use it very seldom in opposite to Steam.
25.11.2012 @ 17:36 #2
This game is so much less troublesome in the GOG edition that you should just use that one instead.
25.11.2012 @ 22:00 #5
Well yes, for the end user. But Steam, of course, gets a share for every sale through their platform and probably also some money for titles using steamworks. So, in a way, by buying a game on Steam, the customer also pays for Steam's services. If you could just register any retail game on Steam, you'd have these benefits without Valve getting any money to maintain them.
25.11.2012 @ 22:05 #6
26.11.2012 @ 03:11 #7
And you should be, for every other situation as well. GOG is just as reliable as Steam is, with the difference that they don't enforce restrictive DRM on their games. You buy it, download it, and install it as many times as you want without activating and without having to be online.
Both Witchers are DRM-free games, why would anyone want to add DRM? For these and other similar DRM-free games, as well as indie and retro, I would choose GOG over Steam any day.
*Do not add extra DRM to your game. Support Linux Gaming!*
PC does not equal Windows. PC games should be available for all major platforms. Utilize standard, cross-platform technologies!
26.11.2012 @ 03:42 #8
It's not free. It's not something that costs Valve nothing to do. It's something you pay for whenever you buy a game on Steam. Valve amortizes the cost of the service over their sales to paying customers.
GOG's product line and cost structure are rather different. They're set up to encourage impulse buying of games that cost them next to nothing to distribute.