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Re: Long-Lost forum member returns [Re: oldbroad] #1263505
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Several people here have made reference to "Clients." In my world, lawyers and private detectives have clients. What does the word mean insofar as computers are concerned?

Is there any place I can get detailed, mouse click-by-mouse click walk-thrus for all the technical stuff ie: downloading, burning disks, etc?

How can I get to the place here at Game Boomers where you have your collection of avatar ikons?

As for Windows 7, its what Ive got; I am on it right now as I type this.

Re: Long-Lost forum member returns [Re: Antoinetta] #1263524
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As I said, with Windows 7 you are wide open to all kinds of bad stuff and it's being targeted by hackers and other malware. Make sure you have a good anti-virus, but the security holes in the underlying system are something you can't fix. I will repeat that you should not use it for anything even remotely personal - even email. And start saving up for something that has a secure operating system ASAP.

We can give you step-by-step instructions for those things here. However, you can get instructions like that for downloading and installing a game from GOG right on their website. We can link you to that.

You can get to your account settings by clicking on your name at the top right of the page.


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Re: Long-Lost forum member returns [Re: Antoinetta] #1263542
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Yes, this got confusing quickly when Ana moved the original thread! Could we move it back to the General forum?


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Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Antoinetta] #1263551
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I just merged the other thread with this one, so the whole shebang is now here in Glitches as one thread. There was technical talk throughout the posts, so it seemed like the easiest way to handle the mess that was being created. scared

Antoinetta, there are new posts for you to read in this thread due to everything having been merged, so make sure you look over the entire thread or you will miss some answers to some of your questions. Thank you.

Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Antoinetta] #1263561
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Oh, good idea! Thank you, Marian. I'm confused easily enough!


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Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Antoinetta] #1263686
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Originally Posted by Antoinetta
Several people here have made reference to "Clients." In my world, lawyers and private detectives have clients. What does the word mean insofar as computers are concerned?

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Antionetta, the term "client" refers to the free program you download onto your computer that allows you to access the Steam or GOG platform where you can buy the games and join the dicussion forums. It is also the place where you launch the games you have purchased.

So, when you Google search for Steam, you will be directed to the Steam downloader/installer. Click on that and the Steam client downloads and installs. It will also install the Steam icon onto your desktop. Click on that, and you're in business.

It's the same process for GOG.


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Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Antoinetta] #1263694
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To expand on the client definition... it's really any piece of software that allows you to access a service made available by a server somewhere else. For instance, my Outlook email program is an actual piece of software that allows me to access and download my emails from my ISP server. My Gmail email account is NOT a client because it is not a piece of software on my computer, but rather a web-based service provided by Google. The clients from GOG and Steam install on your computer and then CAN be used to download games from their server. However, for GOG, you do not HAVE to use their client. You can also download using your web browser. But I find it much, much easier to use the GOG client.

I'd kind of like to address your questions one at a time so they don't get all mixed up in the post! If these posts from me and hagatha address your question about what a client is, then we can move on to your next question.


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Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Antoinetta] #1263784
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Sincce we're on the subject of GOG and Steam, I have a question that has been bugging me for years.

For the life of me I cannot find a way to search the GOG store for games. There simply does not seem to be a Search function anywhere. For that reason, and that reason alone, I generally buy my games from Steam because I can search Steam's store.

What am I missing? Every time I go to the GOG store I look for that elusive Search function, but I have never found it.


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Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Antoinetta] #1263785
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When I go to GOG, the search icon is on the upper right next to the cart.


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Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Antoinetta] #1263789
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Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Antoinetta] #1263807
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Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Draclvr] #1263919
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Thanks for the info re clients. You make it understandable enough.

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Re: Game Playability on Various Operating Systems [Re: Antoinetta] #1263934
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So, next question, Antoinetta!


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