Store:GamersGate

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GamersGate
GamersGate cover
Developers
GamersGate AB
Release dates
Windows 2006
GamersGate at Wikipedia
Stores
Amazon
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GamersGate
Games for Windows - LIVE
Gamesplanet
GOG.com
Green Man Gaming
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Kartridge
Mac App Store
Microsoft Store
Oculus Store
Origin
Rockstar Games Launcher
Steam
Uplay
Viveport

Key points

DRM: Sony SecuROM and/or GamersGate Downloader (for games that are not sold as keys) by default.[1] Game installation requires internet access[2] even for games sold as DRM-free (see Install without internet access).[3]
Acquisition methods for a game can be changed by its publisher after the user has already purchased the game. This has happened when some downloads were replaced with Steam keys.[4]
Have many DRM-free games

Official Links

Official Store
Official Twitter Account

Issues fixed[edit]

Install without internet access[edit]

Game installation requires internet access even for games sold as DRM-free.[3]
Bypass setup removal[3]
  1. Run the downloader and download the game normally. A GamersGate temporary files folder will be made in the same folder as the downloader.
  2. Wait for the installer to start.
  3. With the installer open, make a copy of GamersGate temporary files.
  4. Close the installer and the downloader (choose to delete the downloaded files).
  5. The copied installation folder contains setup.exe or install.exe (or similar) which will run without internet access.

Notes

This installer will work offline for games sold as DRM-free; games sold with DRM may still require online activation.

References

  1. "Publisher / Developer". GamersGate. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2019. Quote:
    d. What options is there concerning DRM?
    You have 3 options:
    1. Sell the game DRM Free
    2. GamersGate can add DRM, if so Sony SecuROM will be the provider.
    3. If the game is already wraped with DRM then GamersGate can sell that version.
  2. GamersGate
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 WARNING: GamersGate's DRM Free games are NOT REALLY DRM FREE!!!, page 14 - Forum - GOG.com
  4. GamersGate, WTF is going on?, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com