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amok: snip
You're a hero. Thank you.
Quick tip/suggestion: How about highlighting those games that are specifically Steam-exclusive?

By the way, Quake, Quake 2 and Quake 3 can legitimately have source engines used with them by the way to get around CEG, if that's any help.
Post edited September 17, 2012 by jamyskis
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jamyskis: Quick tip/suggestion: How about highlighting those games that are specifically Steam-exclusive?
Sure, but I'll need some help with that.
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bazilisek: Sure, but I'll need some help with that.
Will get on it later on.
Maybe somebody a lot smarter than me can find a pattern in there?
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jamyskis: By the way, Quake, Quake 2 and Quake 3 can legitimately have source engines used with them by the way to get around CEG, if that's any help.
I know, but I think there should be a separate list for those. Or perhaps a separate section.

Assorted list of games confirmed to use CEG:
Orcs Must Die!, The Baconing, GTA: San Andreas, Xotic, Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000, And Yet It Moves, Darwinia, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Gish, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Jolly Rover, NightSky, Loom, Sequence, Chime, Hammerfight, Beyond Good & Evil, The Dig, Dustforce, Freedom Force, Shatter, Mafia, all Half-Life games (surprise), Grand Theft Auto 3, Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals, Mount&Blade, Morrowind, Penumbra (all of it), Poker Night at the Inventory, Gothic II, Puzzle Agent 2, Sam & Max (all of them), X-COM: Interceptor and Enforcer
Post edited September 18, 2012 by bazilisek
These are the ones in the main list and amok's list that are Steamworks exclusives (i.e. they're only available from Steam, or buying them elsewhere only nets you a Steam key).

All Zombies Must Die
Lightfish
PixelJunk Eden
One that can be added is:

Lucid
Hacker Evolution Duality

Starts without steam running
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cnquist: There are also some DRM-free games that if you just copy the files from one computer to another will not work and require to be installed, Baldur's Gate 2 for example.
Yes there is this problem too. Luckily it's mostly for "older" games, most recent one can be moved without issue (patching them or installing extension/DLC once they are moved is another story though)
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jamyskis: These are the ones in the main list and amok's list that are Steamworks exclusives (i.e. they're only available from Steam, or buying them elsewhere only nets you a Steam key).
Asterisk'd, thanks.
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johnki: Does anyone know if the Basement Collection is DRM free? I'd assume it is, considering Binding of Isaac is, but I don't have it to check.
I just ran the exe and confirmed that it is.
A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is not DRM-free. I've tried running it without the Steam client installed and the game crashes with "ARES has stopped working".
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SimonG: Maybe somebody a lot smarter than me can find a pattern in there?
I assume that you're talking about the fact that the vast majority of them have been in indie bundles?
Post edited September 17, 2012 by jamyskis
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jamyskis: I assume that you're talking about the fact that the vast majority of them have been in indie bundles?
It looks like it is mostly indies. Which furthers the notion that the publishers can decide if they want the Steam DRM. I wonder if AAA titles simply haven't been tested yet or if they really are proportionally more DRM'd.
LOL DRM free games on Steam. You can actually not have to connect to your steam account to play?

If it connects to your account at all its DRM and not FREE of it. and STEAM is DRM no matter how you try to paint it. Securom at its worst. Connect to check if its your game every time you play even if its SP. How is that not SecuRom Like?
Post edited September 17, 2012 by FlyByU
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SimonG: It looks like it is mostly indies. Which furthers the notion that the publishers can decide if they want the Steam DRM. I wonder if AAA titles simply haven't been tested yet or if they really are proportionally more DRM'd.
Combination of both, I think. I haven't tested many triple-As yet simply because they tend to be huge downloads, so it takes time. I'm pretty sure there are some surprises waiting there; I honestly didn't expect this list to reach the current 60 entries.
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jamyskis: A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is not DRM-free. I've tried running it without the Steam client installed and the game crashes with "ARES has stopped working".
I took it down for now; were you copying it to a different computer or was it the same one the game was originally installed on?
Post edited September 17, 2012 by bazilisek