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#862498 - 01/16/13 02:26 AM Anyone heard of GOG.com?
aserID Offline
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Jenny- wave

I was reading your post of 1-9-13,
3:46 p.m., wherein you stated a
downloaded game can be burned to
a DVD.

Does this mean once you download a
DRM game you can burn it to a disc
and play it later, instead of leaving
it downloaded on your computer?

If this can be done, do you need
special software for this?

I would appreciate knowing, whenever
you have the time, how this can be
done.

Thank you very much, Jenny! rah

Aser

P.S. A lot of this is still new to me,
so please be patient with me.
a.

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#862582 - 01/16/13 11:27 AM Re: Anyone heard of GOG.com? [Re: aserID]
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You can burn the files you download (the files that are needed to install the game) to the DVD.

Burning the installation files to DVD is the same as burning any other files to DVD. It requires no special software.

For example, with Adventure Shop, you can download all the files they give you links to and burn them to DVD. If they are too large to fit on one DVD, you can use more than one -- but when you want to reinstall the game you'll have to copy the contents of all DVD's to a single folder on your hard drive before running the installation (from the installer in the folder on the hard drive).

You can't back up the activation information to DVD -- only the installation files. However if you
reinstall on the same computer, the computer should remember that the game was activated even after it's been installed (so you won't need to reactivate). The activation information isn't kept in the same location as the rest of the game, so as long as you haven't changed or reformatted your hard drive, you shouldn't need to reactivate after reinstalling.

With Big Fish, the file you download does not contain the installation files -- it only tells the Game Manager what files to download and install. So you can't back those up the same way you can back up an Adventure Shop or Gamersgate game.

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#862672 - 01/16/13 11:35 PM Re: Anyone heard of GOG.com? [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
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Jenny-

I appreciate your answering
my inquiry so soon. It's
great that no software will
be needed to do this.

Thank you so much, Jenny!

Aser

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#862784 - 01/17/13 06:21 PM Re: Anyone heard of GOG.com? [Re: aserID]
Jenny100 Offline
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By the way, you titled this thread "Anyone heard of GOG.com" and then asked in your first post "Does this mean once you download a
DRM game you can burn it to a disc
and play it later, instead of leaving
it downloaded on your computer?"

Games from GOG have no DRM so you don't have to worry about having to "activate" the game after installing.

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#862804 - 01/17/13 08:33 PM Re: Anyone heard of GOG.com? [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
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Jenny-

Sorry for the confusion.

I'm aware that non-DRM
games require no activation.

What I meant is that after
you've download a game (DRM-free)
and burned it to a disc, can't
you then remove the game permanently
from your computer? The game on
the disc can then be played at any
time.

I would also download and burn
one game at a time instead of
several on one disc.

What do you think, Jenny? Is all
of this possible?

Thanks, Jenny!

Aser

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#862825 - 01/17/13 11:10 PM Re: Anyone heard of GOG.com? [Re: aserID]
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally Posted By: aserID
What I meant is that after
you've download a game (DRM-free)
and burned it to a disc, can't
you then remove the game permanently
from your computer? The game on
the disc can then be played at any
time.

You don't need to keep track of which computer you installed a GOG game on. You can have it installed on all your computers or none of them. You're just not supposed to sell or trade the game.

Quote:
I would also download and burn
one game at a time instead of
several on one disc.

If the games are small enough, there's nothing wrong with putting more than one on a disc. Just don't exceed the size of the disc. For example, I could fit both Dark Fall 1 and Dark Fall 2 on the same DVD. But I couldn't fit Atlantis 1, 2, and 3 on the same DVD.

You burn the installation files you downloaded from GOG to disc (as well as any "extras" GOG provides and that you want to archive, like the game manual, soundtrack, avatars, etc.) You can install the game either before or after burning the files to DVD, on as many of your computers as you want and it's up to you if you want to uninstall the game after playing.

Just remember, if the game is huge and takes up more than one DVD, you'll have to copy the files from the DVD's to a folder on your hard drive before installing. It's not quite like installing a game from DVD, where it asks for the next DVD when it needs it. It doesn't know how to do that. So you have to run the install from a folder that has all the game's install files already assembled in the same place.

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#862832 - 01/18/13 01:44 AM Re: Anyone heard of GOG.com? [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
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Jenny-

I'll certainly keep
these things in mind!
Thank you so much for
your help!

Aser


Edited by aserID (01/18/13 01:45 AM)

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