GOG is somewhat similar to Steam in that you have an account and all games you purchase are then in that account's collection.Moon Dragon wrote:How does gog work, is it like steam where you have your games available online or do you have to download them and keep them on the computer? And how well do the games work, I mean, can you play them right away or do you still need to tweak them so they'll work with newer computers?
Where GOG differs, however, is that their games are almost entirely DRM-free, so once you download a game and install it, you don't have to run any other software (like you do with Steam) in order to play the games.
I say "almost entirely" because games that had copy protection when initially released still retain it, but GOG supplies the manuals and any other documents needed to bypass it. Even so, it would've been nice if GOG had simply edited or removed the copy protection itself.
Backing up games is a little easier on GOG as well, since you can simply download the game's exe (or use GOG's own downloader) and then copy it to an external hard drive or USB thumbdrive.
As for tweaking, I don't really know. I haven't had any problems, but maybe I've been lucky.