Not all Steam games will run off the exe.
Now I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I have about 560 Steam games (some junk of course) but they all run perfectly. This is what I care about most. Now UbiSoft and the new GoG Galaxy DRM is a complete horror. GoG is having a sale now, but Galaxy is a mess, at least on my computer. Weren't they the "no DRM" people?
Okay, GoG says Galaxy is optional. It didn't appear that way a couple months ago, but don't want to post the wrong information. God forbid
Rosseau you got the whole GOG thing wrong...
First, DRM is "Digital Rights Management", which GOG does not use. GOG Galaxy is a platform for GOG so it can update your GOG game, it´s also a community platform, but it does not use any DRM system. Yes you can download your games from GOG manually, or via Galaxy. If you do it manually you then have to patch/update manually too. It´s been like that since Galaxy came out. In a nutshell, you have two choices to download, but neither use DRM.
On the other hand, yes you can launch Steam games from there original .exe without the use of Steam, but Iam not to sure as to how long (days) you can play those games offline without Steam having to check your DRM online.
Maybe some folks would have rather used the "Starforce" method again. Unless your a expert in netcode and/or work for the CIA, I don´t see all this issue with playing a game. If someone is so concerned with his/her security, then buy another PC for gaming, surfing or what have you on the net.
You have a credit card, a bank account and a mobil phone. That´s enough for them to know what ever they need from you!
PC Technology is here to stay, and for a very long time! It´s one of the biggest buisness of this era so live with it, or Alaska or bust!
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