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how can you tell if a game bought on steam has drm

#1tiamat999Posted 11/19/2013 1:06:00 PM
trying to find out if dungeon defenders and young justice legacy have it. i dont think it says they have drm on the game pages
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#2ThePCElitistPosted 11/19/2013 1:14:42 PM
Steam is DRM so there you go.
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#3AsucaHayashiPosted 11/19/2013 1:17:04 PM
since you can only play steam-bought games on steam... there you go.

however, some games and publishers use 3rd party drm, most notably games for windows live(which thankfully is being killed off soon), and as such you have to check on the individiual page of each game to see if it has it or not.
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#4hakmiyaPosted 11/19/2013 1:17:33 PM
When its bought on steam.
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#5Kokuei05Posted 11/19/2013 1:18:24 PM
The store page will state whether it requires a 3rd party program to be run coinciding steam.
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#6KillerTrufflePosted 11/19/2013 1:18:52 PM
Some games bought/downloaded through Steam can be run independently of Steam (i.e. exit Steam, browse to the game's directory, and run it directly). This should work for any non-Steamworks game (Steam and Steamworks are not the same thing).

Games that have a third-party DRM requiring sign-in to another service like GFWL or UPlay will usually say so. Other types of DRM may not be mentioned.
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#7codyorrPosted 11/19/2013 1:44:16 PM
ThePCElitist posted...
Steam is DRM so there you go.
#8Ch3wyPosted 11/19/2013 1:47:46 PM
KillerTruffle posted...
Some games bought/downloaded through Steam can be run independently of Steam (i.e. exit Steam, browse to the game's directory, and run it directly). This should work for any non-Steamworks game (Steam and Steamworks are not the same thing).

Games that have a third-party DRM requiring sign-in to another service like GFWL or UPlay will usually say so. Other types of DRM may not be mentioned.


^This.

It's surprising how many people don't realize that several games can be launched without Steam running.
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#9Doomsday FortePosted 11/19/2013 2:04:09 PM
http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Big_List_of_3rd_Party_DRM_on_Steam

Cross-reference with this page and you should be fine.
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