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Offline doctorfrog

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2014, 01:05:11 AM »
I "needed" the new expansion and have wanted this game on my GOG account for years anyway, so I just bought the whole thing again. *clink!* Here's a bit more of my disposable income, GOG + Arcen!

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2014, 07:15:00 AM »
You already don't have to.  Just run the exe from the install location.  You can easily create a shortcut to it and place it wherever you'd like.  While AI War is Steam communicative it is not Steam required.

Oh? Wonderful news, wish more games on Steam would do this. Is this true of all of Arcen's products? I also have Valley Without Wind.

Probably true for that one, but not for all of them. Depends on how tightly Steamworks is being used (which is why lots of other games don't do it, GOG is incredibly primitive compared to what Steam offers developers).

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2014, 09:01:31 AM »
ALL of Arcen's games are DRM free, you don't need steam for any of them.

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2014, 11:39:54 AM »
Can you install DRM Free versions of the expansion to the Steam version of the game?
Arcen Games' games have no DRM.

AI War and its expansions have those keys you have to enter after installation (actually, I guess Vengeance of the Machine didn't... I don't know about Destroyer of Worlds, I don't have that one yet; but the first four expansions and the base game worked like that)... While very minor DRM- especially compared to the intrusive and archaic monstrosity known as Steam- it's still technically DRM.

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2014, 11:48:38 AM »
AI War and its expansions have those keys you have to enter after installation (actually, I guess Vengeance of the Machine didn't... I don't know about Destroyer of Worlds, I don't have that one yet; but the first four expansions and the base game worked like that)... While very minor DRM- especially compared to the intrusive and archaic monstrosity known as Steam- it's still technically DRM.

And it's as secure as as "What's the third word of the second paragraph of the 14th page of the user manual that you got with the CD?"

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2014, 03:32:43 PM »
I would like to complain about the review left by Wingflier on Gog.   Quote follows:


"Form alliances with powerful alien races, steal the AI's superior technology, discover and re-active ancient superweapons, calculate the risks of nuclear warfare, and with the latest expansion, destroy entire planets at your whim - but whatever you do, stay under the AI's radar until you are ready, or prepare to be displayed in an alien museum somewhere, as an extinct race."

The last comma is completely unnecessary.   >D
It was good to see some of the old hands pipe up with some accurate statements about the game.

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2014, 03:46:42 PM »
AI War and its expansions have those keys you have to enter after installation (actually, I guess Vengeance of the Machine didn't... I don't know about Destroyer of Worlds, I don't have that one yet; but the first four expansions and the base game worked like that)... While very minor DRM- especially compared to the intrusive and archaic monstrosity known as Steam- it's still technically DRM.
AI War doesn't use Steam DRM.  I also don't find Steam's DRM all that intrusive anyway, but maybe that's just me. 

Anyway, glad to see this on GoG.  AI War Collection is currently the #2 on their top sellers, behind only Witcher 3. 

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2014, 07:55:46 PM »
I would like to complain about the review left by Wingflier on Gog.   Quote follows:


"Form alliances with powerful alien races, steal the AI's superior technology, discover and re-active ancient superweapons, calculate the risks of nuclear warfare, and with the latest expansion, destroy entire planets at your whim - but whatever you do, stay under the AI's radar until you are ready, or prepare to be displayed in an alien museum somewhere, as an extinct race."

The last comma is completely unnecessary.   >D
It was good to see some of the old hands pipe up with some accurate statements about the game.
If that's the only grammatical error I made on that short (and now impossible to edit review), it would be some sort of miracle.
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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2014, 10:47:15 PM »
Does the Gog version auto-update?

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2014, 11:17:14 PM »
Does the Gog version auto-update?

I think all updates are handled by the game itself.

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2014, 12:57:21 AM »
http://arcengames.com/arcen-store/#drm
and
You can just copy paste the ai war fleet command folder into usb and play it where ever the heck you want.
set /A diff=10
if %diff%==max (
   set /A me=:)
) else (
   set /A me=SadPanda
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Offline Qoojo

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2014, 01:27:35 PM »
I noticed that I could get all the DLC direct from Arcen, so I went that route instead of buying from gog. I already have the base game + 3 dlc on steam. Not that anyone really cares  ;D

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2014, 01:35:26 PM »
I noticed that I could get all the DLC direct from Arcen, so I went that route instead of buying from gog. I already have the base game + 3 dlc on steam. Not that anyone really cares  ;D


I did the same thing. I didn't see the point in paying an extra $2.80 just to have it on gog. I missed the DLC pack on arcen the first time I looked and didn't know it was their until someone pointed it out. Glad they did.

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2014, 09:44:55 AM »
So, for a while there AI War was in the top sellers list. Even now it seems to be number three. Be interesting to know how the stats shake out after the sale, especially as compared to steam.

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Re: AI War On GoG!!
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2014, 09:53:27 AM »
They're on different orders of magnitude, but being in the top 3 at GoG is substantially preferable to a stick in the eye :)
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