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after downloading THIEF what do you do or go to to start the game?
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LARRYHELMS: after downloading THIEF what do you do or go to to start the game?
You go to the file location you downloaded it to. Then you double click on it to start the installer.

EDIT: To be clear, this is not steam. You do not download a game that is run in the client, you download the installer for the game. Then you can install it as you like.
Post edited August 25, 2012 by wpegg
For those saying Steam does not add convenience to the everyman gamer, please look above.
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StingingVelvet: For those saying Steam does not add convenience to the everyman gamer, please look above.
Yes, and OnLive (and other gaming streaming services) add even more convenience.

- "What is this "downloading" that you speak of?"
- "I bought a console game and got this disc. What am I supposed to do with it?"
- "What do you mean I need to update graphics drivers? What are graphics drivers?"
- "What do you mean "on what platform/OS/console are you trying to run the game?"? Why should it matter?"

Yet, I personally still prefer the "harder way", even if it means a few extra mouse clicks. But for the masses it may be different.
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LARRYHELMS: after downloading THIEF what do you do or go to to start the game?
Taken from the support page :

Do I need some launcher application to play my GOG.com games?

No. You don't need any additional apps or launchers. We wanted to keep things as simple as possible. All games downloaded from GOG.com are wrapped in a nice self-executable (.exe) setup files, some of the larger ones are accompanied by a .bin file or two. So after you've completed the download, just double-click on the .exe file to install the game on your hard drive. After the installation is complete, shortcuts will be added to your Start Menu, desktop and Games Explorer, so you can launch your game just like any other.

http://www.gog.com/en/support/website_help/downloads_and_games
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LARRYHELMS: after downloading THIEF what do you do or go to to start the game?
1.Download the installer
2.double-click on the installer
3.follow instructions
4.After installation press "Thief.exe" and play
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StingingVelvet: For those saying Steam does not add convenience to the everyman gamer, please look above.
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timppu: Yes, and OnLive (and other gaming streaming services) add even more convenience.

- "What is this "downloading" that you speak of?"
- "I bought a console game and got this disc. What am I supposed to do with it?"
- "What do you mean I need to update graphics drivers? What are graphics drivers?"
- "What do you mean "on what platform/OS/console are you trying to run the game?"? Why should it matter?"

Yet, I personally still prefer the "harder way", even if it means a few extra mouse clicks. But for the masses it may be different.
+1 for that, good sir.
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StingingVelvet: For those saying Steam does not add convenience to the everyman gamer, please look above.
So everyman gamer has never installed anything? I wonder how they installed Steam to begin with.
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StingingVelvet: For those saying Steam does not add convenience to the everyman gamer, please look above.
Has anyone ever denied that?
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StingingVelvet: For those saying Steam does not add convenience to the everyman gamer, please look above.
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timppu: Yes, and OnLive (and other gaming streaming services) add even more convenience.

- "What is this "downloading" that you speak of?"
- "I bought a console game and got this disc. What am I supposed to do with it?"
- "What do you mean I need to update graphics drivers? What are graphics drivers?"
- "What do you mean "on what platform/OS/console are you trying to run the game?"? Why should it matter?"

Yet, I personally still prefer the "harder way", even if it means a few extra mouse clicks. But for the masses it may be different.
The fact you and I are so used to doing these things that we consider an inability to do so idiotic does not change the fact that most consumers crave convenience and despise learning or researching just to have fun.

If you're used to "click and it plays" or "put the disc in and it plays" then yes, GOG might make you learn something or frustrate you. It might be something you say "well too bad so sad" about, but companies selling products do not have that luxury.