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Old 03-31-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Steam and DRM-free versions of Dear Esther now available

Just noticed that you now don't have to buy Dear Esther from Steam, you can buy it directly from the develop's site:

http://dear-esther.com/?p=1033

I've already bought it on Steam, but I love the game so much (and want to be free from Steam and DRM) that I'm going to buy it again from the dev's site.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Great news!I'm going to buy a second Dear Esther. I always prefer DRM-free.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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I don't see how there's an advantage with DRM-free versions?
Everything I want to do with the game I can do on the steam version. Play it online and offline, extract soundtrack files and materials (for experimenting with in SDK)
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:04 AM   #4
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I don't see how there's an advantage with DRM-free versions?
Everything I want to do with the game I can do on the steam version. Play it online and offline, extract soundtrack files and materials (for experimenting with in SDK)
Some people are opposed to DRM on a "moral" basis. Or they simply don't like it. This helps them.

Not a big deal for me, but I'm sure it is for some others.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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I'm actually rather surprised by this. Are there any other instances where games built on Source have been made available outside of Steam? There's talk of a Linux version of Dear Esther as well... Quite curious.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #6
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I'm actually rather surprised by this. Are there any other instances where games built on Source have been made available outside of Steam? There's talk of a Linux version of Dear Esther as well... Quite curious.
There are (the first that comes to mind is Vampire: Bloodlines), but not all that many (about a million mods though, of course). Valve just doesn't do a whole lot of licensing compared to companies like Epic who want their tech in everything.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:59 PM   #7
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Wish they had this at launch.
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