adeyke wrote:You do need to be logged in. The difference is that, in order to play the demo, you don't need to pay $20 . If you've already decided it's worth buying at that price, there's no need to try the demo first.
DeadPoolX wrote:Rath, if logging into Steam is an issue for you, you have three alternatives:
1. GK1 uses Steam strictly as a delivery platform, which means you can play GK1 on Steam without logging into your account. You need to log into Steam to download and install it, but once it's on your hard drive, you can access the game without logging in at all.
To play without logging in, go to where you have Steam installed (the default path is "c:\program files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Gabriel Knight 1") and find "GK1.exe." From there all you need to do is double-click it and play like any non-Steam game.
That's for the full game. I don't know if it also works on the demo, but it probably should. I'm not sure it matters since I can see you're currently playing GK1 (you're on my friends list) while logged into Steam.
2. Buy GK1 on GOG. No demo there, but they never do demos and you can find a demo on Steam anyway.
3. Purchase GK1 on Phoenix Online's own website. You should get a DRM-free copy (like you would on GOG) that way. I don't know if you'd also get an extra GOG or Steam key. Some developers reward gamers who buy directly from them with an extra game key, usually for the Steam version.
Rath Darkblade wrote:My concern about Steam started after reading Collector's two posts about Heartbleed (and doing some research myself). I think I became a little paranoid about Steam, being online generally, and buying things online specifically. This is mainly because I've heard lots of horror stories about online identity theft (and theft of credit card details), and I'd like to protect my credit card's security (as any sensible person would!)
Rath Darkblade wrote:Of course, I already have a good software firewall, a good anti-virus program and a good anti-malware program, and I keep them updated regularly. I also have a good hardware firewall.
Tinuviel wrote:I've bought a few games strictly through Steam; there's an option to not have it save your credit card info, if that helps you be more at ease with it.
Tinuviel wrote:Steam is dangerous...not necessarily because of data breach stuff, but because when they offer great games for $5 or less, you can end up spending a lot of money really quickly.
DeadPoolX wrote:There's always a certain amount of risk whenever you buy something online. As far as online vendors go, Steam is very secure. Is it 100% safe? No, but nothing is, online or not.
Rath Darkblade wrote:Well, huzzah! Having played the demo and decided to plump for the GK1 Remake, I'd just parted with $20 and am downloading it now.
I must say, playing the demo has made me super-excited about playing GK1 again. It's been too long.
Is anyone else playing it? What do you think?
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