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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Quote Originally Posted by WFMS View Post
    Oh yea, I know GOG and CD Projekt RED are both and the same, but I believe GOG only handled the digital distribution of the game while at the time it was distributed by Atari Inc. in retail. I guess I should of worded my original post better
    Yes, but that's my point - pre-release piracy is down to a leak in the distribution chain somewhere - it's hard to identify, or even point fingers, if that's a third party. But if you're within the same company then theoretically you have a reduced leak chance, so its easier to justify no-DRM on release. The versions that did go through a third party (ie retail release and other digital releases) did have DRM.

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Quote Originally Posted by Chadders87 View Post
    I heard on a Steam forum that a fair few of the games on steam are DRM free. Games that are like this use steam as a content manager / installer only and the game itself can be played regardless of steam being run (via the [game].exe in the games folder).

    Anyone got any solid info on this?
    Well you (the game developer/publisher) choose what level of integration into Steam you want - can be anything from a distribution mechanism to full steam cloud and workshop integration.

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    all the following just need CD keys and the CD - some you can patch to not need the CD. Or you can scan CD to a virtual drive and et voila. Working just off the HDD

    C&C Red Alert
    C&C Red Alert 2
    Quake 3
    Quake 3 Gold
    FarCry (original)
    BattleField 1942
    Battlefield 2 - but it sure don't let you play LAN using the same key on 2 machines.
    Diablo
    Diablo 2 (with patch as someone already mentioned)
    Baldurs Gate
    Counter Strike. Needs steam, but fully playable with steam in offline mode without any hassle.

    To the poster who said Crysis Warhead - what hacked version do you have? Crysis needs the CD in the machine and installs DRM to activate + check licence key. Crysis Warhead goes one further and checks validity online every time before it will start. Those definitely are DRM-tastic, albeit at the lower end of the scale.

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Witcher 3 will have no DRM at all!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oayUtFU5pQ8

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