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The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
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Googolplex Offline
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

(08-27-2015 09:05 PM)Kein Wrote:  That's not true, not sure where did you get such idea.

You can play games offline only if the game does not have steam stub integrated. Mostly it just indies. If it has steam stub (9*% of the games pretty much) then it WILL start Steam and try to connect and if it fails - no dice. There could be 1-3 exceptions out of 4k game available on Steam tho, but that's insignificant.

With GoG version you can play it anytime (and anywhere).

Take a look at this launcher-free games on Steam.
http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games
08-27-2015 09:13 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

We have workshop, cloud and achievements in SOMA, this require Steam to run. The Steam DRM, which is an option we can use, we do not use.

GOG is the best and only option to avoid DRM, or DRM-like, features.

The game is also available in the Humble Store now, but only as a Steam key.
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08-27-2015 10:08 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

(08-27-2015 10:08 PM)jens Wrote:  We have workshop, cloud and achievements in SOMA, this require Steam to run. The Steam DRM, which is an option we can use, we do not use.

GOG is the best and only option to avoid DRM, or DRM-like, features.

The game is also available in the Humble Store now, but only as a Steam key.
Thanks for the info!

Hmm, didn't know that "Steam DRM" was actually something optional that you can choose to use or not.
08-27-2015 10:13 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Thank you Jens for the reply. Is there any chance for a DRM-free copy on Humble Store? Maybe later?
08-27-2015 10:38 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Afraid very unlikely, we would rather not have to make installers and updaters. Using Steam/GOG is so smooth as we don't have to do that Smile
08-27-2015 11:11 PM
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(08-27-2015 11:11 PM)jens Wrote:  Afraid very unlikely, we would rather not have to make installers and updaters. Using Steam/GOG is so smooth as we don't have to do that Smile

On the steam page, it does not have SOMA listed as having Steam Trading Cards. Can we expect to see them in future? I wouldn't mind some of the pictures I've seen so far about SOMA be one of my steam backgrounds. *smirk*

Discord: Aceromulator#4942
08-28-2015 12:22 AM
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Maybe, maybe not!
08-28-2015 07:34 AM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

So, I bought SOMA via Humble Store, when will I receive key? Just before launch or after?
08-28-2015 08:49 AM
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Don't know their policy, they have the keys, but I guess they might wait with activating them until later.
08-28-2015 09:25 AM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Probably too early to ask about this, but will the soundtrack be available for purchase?

Cheers Jens.

08-28-2015 09:39 AM
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