DRM-Free games on Steam. Best way to include in this wiki?
I posted this in Reddit today: http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/tsljr/drm_free_games_on_steam_are_you_guys_up_to/ This is basically a list that don't require Steam to run. As a user pointed out, they all are not necessarily DRM-Free, free from Steam DRM.
What's the best way to include in this wiki? Do I include this info in the game's articles and create a category or do I create a new page?
Last edit: 08:29, 20 February 2013
Hiya, I have been following that thread (I am Daily_concern).
From this wiki's point of view, I am not interested in creating just a list of games- if you only want a list then I suggest working with this page. Eventually, this wiki will contain ALL DRM/DRM-free information, but on individual game article pages, so I don't mind where you go.
If you'd like to contribute to the wiki, 'DRM-free' info would be very useful on individual game pages. The PCGamingWiki:Sample_Article_Layout has an availability/DRM table to indicate whether a game is DRM-free or not.
For example, you could indicate that, even though the game is bought from Steam, it is also 100% DRM-free, by using the two unlock icons:
|Steam||Steam version can be run without Steam being loaded.|
We have just developed this new table, so I'm hoping to get it into more article pages as soon as possible, just lacking time and contributors to help with it :).
Thanks so much for dropping by, I hope you stay a while :).
Thank you for your response. I look forward to contributing here too.
Just to clarify, what do you mean with DRM-free? Do you get a DRM-free copy from Steam? Don't you need to open Steam before installing/loading the game? (talk) 15:50, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Many games, like Bastion, can be run without Steam. This makes them effectively DRM free. When you buy Bastion from Steam, it gives you a 'Steam' version and a 'DRM-free' version.
Similarly, if you buy Legend of Grimrock from the developer website, you get a DRM free installer, as well as a Steam key.