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#933450 - 01/03/14 05:15 PM Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam
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Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle is on sale on Steam for $5.94 until Jan 10

Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle


Edited by Donald (01/03/14 05:17 PM)

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#933455 - 01/03/14 05:30 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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Thanks Donald.

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#933509 - 01/03/14 11:43 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Nice price, Donald - thanks. wave12

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#933543 - 01/04/14 10:46 AM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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Thanks Donald. thumbsup12
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#933617 - 01/04/14 05:44 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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That was such a good deal on the game that I bought it but boy oh boy did it ever take a long time to download.
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#934097 - 01/07/14 03:43 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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Thanks, Donald, that is a fantastic price! I've been waiting for this one for the longest time, as every version I've seen so far has used some sort of DRM I refuse to accept (DVD - limited activations) or put on my computer (Gamersgate - Starforce).

By the way, to anyone who has purchased it, does this game use Starforce, as the Gamersgate version does? If not, I will snatch it up right away. smile


Edited by venus (01/07/14 03:44 PM)

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#934140 - 01/07/14 09:50 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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Steam is its own form of DRM, Venus.
You need the Steam client installed on your computer in order to download, install, and activate the game. After the game is activated, you can set the Steam client to "offline mode" so you don't have to be online to play the game. You can install on more than one computer, but in each case you have to install the Steam client on the computer and log in in order to install and activate the game.

Personally I don't like Steam and find it intrusive.
But some people find it convenient and enjoy the selection of games.

By the way, the version of StarForce at Gamersgate is not the disc-based StarForce v3 that causes so many problems for people with Vista and later (and earlier Windows also in some cases). It's just a form of online activation similar to all the other brands of online activation.

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#934150 - 01/07/14 11:10 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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Jenny, yes I know Steam is its own form of DRM. It isn't my first choice, but I find it to be one of the lesser DRM evils, as activations are not limited, though of course there is always the chance that any purchased games will one day stop working if Steam is no longer around. I always go to GOG first when I have the option, but when a game is very cheap, I can justify a "long term rental" if it's not being offered anywhere else. After all, it will last longer than a meal that would cost me the same price. smile

And perhaps I am being overly paranoid about StarForce, but I would still prefer not to take any chances if at all possible. I'm actually more worried about it causing problems with my computer than I am about the game itself not working. Yes, I know it will most likely do nothing, but since I'm down to only one good computer (my other computer decided it was done it not too long ago) I would prefer to be cautious.

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#934648 - 01/11/14 11:11 AM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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Sorry for the double post, but I would really like to know the answer to this one. No one knows whether StarForce protection has been added to the Steam version? sad

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#934655 - 01/11/14 11:43 AM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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You may want to contact Steam to find out venus. I don't have it so can't tell you.

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#934667 - 01/11/14 12:35 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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Here are a few links about 3rd party DRM on Steam.

***The Big List of DRM-Free games on Steam***

***The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam***

***Archived version of The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam***

They don't list Captain Morgane on any of these lists, so it may not have been reported or may have not been considered important enough a game to test and list.

Note from the above wiki articles that StarForce may be called "ACTControl" now -- no doubt to avoid the bad reputation they got with StarForce v3.

A bunch of people complaining about additional 3rd party DRM added to Steam in ***this Steam thread***.

If the possibility of StarForce DRM concerns you, wait until the game is on GOG, DotEMU, ShinyLoot, or another DRM-free site. Just don't assume that StarForce is any worse than any of the others these days. They can all cause problems.

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#934674 - 01/11/14 01:12 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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Thanks for your help, Jenny. I suppose I will continue to wait then. sad It's a shame many sites feel the need to hide the DRM (or even lack thereof) their games use. That's one thing I appreciate about Gamersgate. They list what each game uses (or doesn't use) on their site, and the buyer can decide from there.

Yes, I know other DRM can cause issues, but so far for me they have only been with the games themselves, such as TAGES (Perry Rhodan stopped working after the intro when NVIDIA updated itself. I just play it on the other computer, which uses a different graphics card.) or SecuRom (Everlight wouldn't work at all on my second Windows 7. Luckily it runs fine on Thorsgoat's Windows 8, which is a newer system, go figure.) Granted, I know I've been lucky in that respect, and my first choice is always DRM free if the option is available. I consider STEAM one of the lesser DRM evils, but I will only buy a game from their site if it is relatively cheap (or preferably very cheap lol) to begin with.

Anyway, thanks for your help, and I suppose the waiting will just have to continue. Maybe one day, I will get to play this game. rolleyes lol

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#934692 - 01/11/14 04:02 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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The SecuROM on the Everlight disc is highly sensitive to minor irregularities in CD/DVD drive read speed. It wouldn't work on my XP computer because of this. It's not the version of Windows, it's the DVD drive itself (and possibly a conflict with a DRM from a different game). Even new drives can have minor fluctuations in speed that cause SecuROM DRM to fail to let the game play. TAGES can also have problems, though on my drives it would eventually "take" (after revving up the drive and trying again about 6 times every time I tried to start a TAGES game). I can only guess what the drive's motor suffered with that type of abuse.

I feel the same way as you about Captain Morgane. I'd like to play the game, but I'm not willing to subsidize DRM-infected games. And I can certainly live with not playing it at all.

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#934694 - 01/11/14 04:17 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Jenny100]
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"DRM-infected." Lol!
I love that.
The great majority of us pay for our games or they wouldn't be made, and one of these days developers and publishers are going to get the message that we are not happy at being treated like crooks.

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#934714 - 01/11/14 09:37 PM Re: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle on Steam [Re: Donald]
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Jenny, okay that makes sense and explains why Everlight will arbitrarily work on some computers and not others, despite meeting/surpassing system requirements. Regarding TAGES, I had the same problem that you did with Secret Files: Tunguska, but once I updated the drivers, it worked fine. Not sure why it doesn't help with Perry Rhodan, but it always crashes after the intro, even if I try to skip it. I'm just sticking with my other computer for that one. smile Yes, I'm with you on Captain Morgane. It's a shame, though, as I really loved So Blonde, and I'd been looking forward to playing the prequel.

Traveler, I know, and pirates and going to pirate regardless of DRM. It's a pity that the rest of us are the ones who suffer the consequences. sad

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