Posted August 19, 2013
Then again, I am unsure how many test their entries by actually moving the files to a completely separate PC, which has a separate HW configuration, no Steam installation at all, no internet connection etc. Since many Steam games have 3rd party DRM, I am unsure what triggers them require re-authentication, especially the ones with installation caps depending on changing HW.
timppu: if, after the initial download and installation (and maybe running the game(s) at least once), the Steam game can be moved to a completely different PC with a pristine Windows installation(***), no Steam client installed, and no active internet connection. And the game (single-player) runs fine also on that other, internet-less, PC.
Maighstir: And that, as far as I've understood, is the definition used for this list.
The original (second) message suggests that it is enough if you just move the files to another folder on the same PC, and run it from there without Steam (not even disabling the internet connection?). Does this really prove that e.g. possible SecuROM DRM is also nullified, and it doesn't try to re-authenticate itself (without you even realizing that it is doing that), and/or take one point out of the max installation caps like it would if it was really moved to another PC?
As seen with some later entries, many seem to have mistaken this a list of games which you can merely run without the Steam client.