GOG or Steam for retro games?

GOG or Steam for retro games Ganker?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I say GoG

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Archive for clean isos + PCGW for manual fixes and patches.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Neither.

      Original discs > player/fan uploaded rips >>>>>>>>>GOG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>[...] pile of shit>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>[...]

      Yes.
      https://mega.nz/folder/3t8nzSIS#947kyMN6Z80f8HS7q2XlqA

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whoever the underdog is, because they can't fuck you over (yet).

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buying retro games

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Original discs > player/fan uploaded rips >>>>>>>>>GOG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    [...]

    pile of shit>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    [...]

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Original discs
      have fun bricking your pc with starforce and securom drms lmao

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Damn, thanks for the reminder. Do you know if any of the pc games on archive warn about this?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          PCGamingWiki should be your first stop always. Not only it will point to fixes if the game needs it, you get information about DRM, EAX support, DirectX version, etc. All very handy when trying to run old games on newer OS.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >taking his bait with face value

          >Original discs
          have fun bricking your pc with starforce and securom drms lmao

          >puts no-cd.exe in the game directory
          your move assface

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GoG:
    >easy access to manuals
    > can download installers and back them up yourself, yours forever
    >storefront not cluttered with metric tonnes of jankshit
    >committed to modern compatibility

    Steam:
    >mandatory bloatware launcher
    >gaben can decide you're not allowed to play your games anymore, for any reason, at any time
    >spammed with ads every time you want to play your game
    > :-0 TRADING CARDS OMG

    idk OP, they both have their pros and cons, whatever you prefer

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Steam
      How are trading cards a BAD thing? You can ignore them.
      Also the second to last is a complete lie.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If steam goes bust tomorrow your games are gone. Cry harder.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >offline mode
          so it's fucking nothing!

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            > I own nothing, and I am happy

            with ads every time you want to play your game
            What does this mean? I've never seen an ad on steam and I've been using it since September 2003. Your pc must be pretty shit if steam feels like bloatware.

            Straight up falsehood, unless you don't know what an ad is. It's literally the first thing that steam shows you when you open it up.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you can turn it off in your settings noob

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And you could take your dad's cock out your mouth, but it's not going to stop him climbing into your bed at night

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're just mad you were too retarded to figure it out. People turned it off like a decade ago and forgot about it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's OK to be cucked if I don't see the dick going into my wife!!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                they aren't secretly running some adware bitcoin mining operation in the background retard. Once you turn it off it's gone for good.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The entire platform is an ad for other games? Or have you not realised this yet

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >there's ads on steam
                >that's a lie
                >no its not, here is proof
                >ahh no but you can turn them off that means there was never any ads there I win u suck

                You will never not be factually incorrect. There is ads on steam. You are wrong.
                🙂

                you are really gay

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Try to do an effort in showing yourself a little less assblasted for being proved wrong.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >there's ads on steam
                >that's a lie
                >no its not, here is proof
                >ahh no but you can turn them off that means there was never any ads there I win u suck

                You will never not be factually incorrect. There is ads on steam. You are wrong.
                🙂

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this is getting sad dude. Do you also browse the internet without an adblock and then complain about ads everywhere?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There is still ads on steam. There always was ads on steam, and you will always be provably wrong. Cope seethe dilate etc

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're conflating advertisements with a storefront. Do you also complain about "ads" when entering a physical store?
                Simply disable the opening ads and gaben won't bother you. Anything after that and it's just a result of you browsing their storefront.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Glad to see you admit I was correct all along, steam has ads, and forces you to install a storefront to play their games.

                Apology accepted

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >force
                You can use a custom version of the client that disables the store completely. How new are you?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nowhere did I say or imply Steam has ads, because the only instance can in fact be disabled.
                At no point was an apology made, nor will it ever be. Learn how to use their store and stop your current course of action, because it is foolish. You're trying really hard to be right about a fallacy. Just accept you learned something new, do it, and move on.

                I understand its hard to be wrong at times, that's why I appreciate you stepping up and admitting that yes, I was right, steam has ads, forces you to Install a storefront, or violate the eula, and that you learned that things still exist even if you can't see them.

                I hope you take this period of time to reflect on what you learned from me and be a better Internet citizen

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >choose to install Steam willingly
                >willingly leave the opening ads on
                >browse a literal store full of products out of your own free will
                >only to go "STOP SHOWING YOUR PRODUCTS TO MEEEEEE"

                titanium grade autism

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >steam has ads
                that can be disabled with 2 clicks, making your point invalid.
                >forces you to Install a storefront, or violate the eula
                You can disable the store on the original version of the steam client itself too you retard. All you have to do is enable the console and enter 1 command max. Using steam skins or custom clients isn't against the eula either, I've read it and they allow you to make certain changes within the guidelines.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                NTA, but just hold that L and try to shitpost less in the future. Saves you from having to go through these stupid exchanges.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nowhere did I say or imply Steam has ads, because the only instance can in fact be disabled.
                At no point was an apology made, nor will it ever be. Learn how to use their store and stop your current course of action, because it is foolish. You're trying really hard to be right about a fallacy. Just accept you learned something new, do it, and move on.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                2-3 clicks max to disable it completely btw

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You've been saying this since 2004.
          >b-b-but if it does you cant play
          And? Did it die yet 19 years later? No? Shut the fuck up then, retard

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Everyone says this, and yes it's true, but question: how does Valve go under? They aren't working on many games these days, they aren't spending a lot of money beyond the overhead of keeping steam running, and they get like a 30% cut on every store sold on their front. How is the company gonna die? Serious question here.
          The only scenario I can see where steam shuts down is something like OS have evolved beyond 64bit and steam can't adapt so they have to make Steam 2 and migrate all the content to that. Even in a scenario where a nuke hits Valve HQ, steam has servers and maintenance facilities in more than one country.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >how does Valve go under?
            Microsoft starts demanding a cut of everything sold on windows, and all publishers decide to just put their games on the MS store instead of Steam. No one would want to give microsoft 30% and then valve another 30% on top of that. Steam would be "boycotted" by all third-parties.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      with ads every time you want to play your game
      What does this mean? I've never seen an ad on steam and I've been using it since September 2003. Your pc must be pretty shit if steam feels like bloatware.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's what I meant with the second to last point being a lie.

        >offline mode
        so it's fucking nothing!

        Sure but in offline mode you can't install games.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Epic Store

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Epic Store

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buying games
    >buying retro games

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >GOG or Steam for retro games Ganker?
    Piratebay. The most cheap retro games, I tell ya.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Neither.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can google gog installers and avoid the slow crawl that is internet archive though

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >downloading directly
        >not using torrents or download managers
        disappointing

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >torrents
          yeah, I don't care/am not smart enough to learn how to not get my computer raped by that shit

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the game. Some are better on the other platform.
    GOG installers don't play nicely with older Windows and some of their patches break compatibility. Steam versions sometimes have patches too and there's even a few old retro vidya on Steam with added Steamworks DRM on them.
    There's a couple games that are absolutely worth picking up Steam. Extreme G2 has the soundtracks to the entire series included. Rollercoaster Tycoon has a very nice DRM-free installer included in the game folder.
    Another store worth considering is the Humble Store which has a few weird DRM-free exclusives not available elsewhere.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck Steam, I don't have to patch every game I BOUGHT to make it work on Win7 (not even 10). Not a single win98/XP game sold on this godawful platform works right out of the box. People shit on Virtual Console and Switch Online for sloppy emulation but I rarely see anyone mention classic PC games on Steam. This is honestly unnacteptable. I remember when I straight up just gave up trying to launch Gothic 1. This is literally a 'money stolen' situation

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get free games from gog and then use steam for the controller support

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck both of them, they both have 0 principles.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GoG was cool when they bothered to rerelease old games instead of selling whatever indie garbage.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Chud Anon

    Steam.

    CD Projekt Red are deceitful bastards who lied to the public to promote their game, withheld copies of what they knew was a broken experience from reviewers, forced their staff to undergo crunch, bootlicker the CCP by taking down content on gog that Winnie the Pooh finds offensive…. Don’t support them.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gog because steam doesnt even work on older windowses and requires "online" literal drm spyware. fuck that shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's a patched steam pre WinXP, I think.....

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he didnt turn off the opening ads on stream
    aw man, aw man
    it's been so long since I did I had actually completely forgotten about that
    do yourself a favor and turn it off. don't say gaben never gave you the option

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you have to buy them, GOG staff usually make sure they're patched up (unofficial patches also) and running on best (or mostly best) ScummVM and DOSBox settings.

    Steam doesn't have that type of curation.

    Still,
    >buying abandonware

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically what fucking ads are you talking about on Steam? Show me on a screenshot.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Epic has no games

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    archive.org

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GoG because they have a better selection of retro titles and don't force you to use their launcher.
    Also they have an official console-tan

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.magipack.games/

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How trustworthy is Magipacks? I've heard mixed opinions on them. Some people swear by them, but I've also heard accusations of Malware and shit.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    None, just pirate
    Or buy physical

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GOG usually gives you the DOS version with remasters to use with source ports when available.
    along sometimes with goodies such as wallpapers and soundtracks.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GOG. GOG's stuff is also easy to pirate since it doesn't have any DRM or require you to use a launcher.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They tend to work better on gog copies since sometimes the steam ones just get dropped on the store with 0 compatability for modern PCs. That's where all the memes about Mystery of the Druids started with no one having played it, because no one could get the steam release running.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GOG. Fuck Steam, I don't want to make Gabe Newell any fatter than he already is.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Definitely GOG because no DRM and you can play offline. You should scour abandonware sites first though.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The correct answer is eXoDOS

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Until GOG invests more in Linux compatibility for galaxy, or Minigalaxy is a bit more polished, Steam for me. I don't really feel like fucking around with setting up Lutris, and much of my old games are drm free anyway.
    https://steam.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games
    Anyone shitting on steam nowadays are dumb Epic fags.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How DARE they point out the shortcomings of your mommy brand. They must be fans of unrelated game launcher.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You gays always complain about shit like Steam being a monopoly.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever has the game cheaper. Then you can add the game to steam or to gog galaxy.

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