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Activate already owned (e. g. on Steam) games on GOG

Added byEvgeniuz's avatarEvgeniuz

I really like GOG.com and want to buy games here, but I have already many games on Steam and many of them exist here too. It would be really awesome if there was a way to transfer my games here without buying them again at full price. I like the way how iTunes Match working — you pay 25 bucks a year and all your prepurchased music is available in Store. Is such system possible?

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Chronon88
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Plain stupid idea. Stop being unreasonable and buy them again!

4 days ago
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Erynn
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It costs gog money to let you use their servers for things you own. Really I think this is very selfish.

Apr. 1, 2014
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garethmcc
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You guys are missing the point. If I own a game on Steam I won't be it again on GOG no matter how much I prefer GOG. But owning all those games on Steam might prevent me from buying any on GOG because I am already using another service.

If GOG offered this, it would actually increase their chances of making future sales with someone as that person can "move" over to GOG without losing anything. Being able to get someone to buy games in future at the cost of "giving away" games they were never going to repurchase is good business, not bad business.

Mar. 21, 2014
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Kabus
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I think this wish won't come true IMHO. That's all about up to publishers. I don't think they want or reserve resources for such transfers.

Mar. 20, 2014
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DigChrono
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As for checking whether something is owned, it would be simple to link your Steam account to see which games are owned. I'm torn on this one. As a consumer, I love the idea, but from a business standpoint I can see a lot of missed sales.
Perhaps you could get a discount on a game you own on Steam?

Mar. 9, 2014
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Zoidberg
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Bad idea. people getting free games without drm on gog?

Nah.

Mar. 4, 2014
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Rincewind1986
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I don't like this. If you want your game on GOG - buy it on GOG. They run business in which we get cool games that are hard to get elsewhere, so support them by buying games here.

Feb. 26, 2014
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Beregorn
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I don't think that this feature is a reasonable one: just think, you make your registration, than you say "oh, I already own this game I like, can i get it for free?". What I'd like is the possibility to CHECK as owned a game, so it doesn't appear into the promotions list, but you couldn't dowload it or get the bonus feats. (forgive my english)

Feb. 16, 2014
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parker321
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The only reason you could get Witcher 2 activated here as well as other places is because gog.com is owned by CDProject - the makers of the Witcher games...

Feb. 12, 2014
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flambeau
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"I don't support this. First time I've wished I could vote _against_ a wish on here. " [10]

Feb. 8, 2014
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Cyril79
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Mr Frost +100

Jan. 30, 2014
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wuarapo
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They did it some time ago with The Witcher 2,
I bought it in Namco/bandai site and GOG redeem my copy. So i don't think this idea is absolutely ridiculous.

Jan. 29, 2014
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MissFable
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As much as I wish that all of the games I own on steam were on GoG instead GoG is a business that deserves to see profits on the games they sell. This post would be if it was not so very inconsiderate.

Jan. 14, 2014
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Zapek
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I hope you don't get banned or something for comments like this here but...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Jan. 4, 2014
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Mr.Frost
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I do NOT support this.
I can't believe there is so many people that don't understand why this idea is absolutely ridiculous.

Jan. 3, 2014
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Stoltverd
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Stop the shit about that valve hates gog and gog hates valve...
They are just competitors, but everywhere in the business world... Everything is possible with cash...
Gog could charge us, just like itunes does

Dec. 30, 2013
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Mordecai_the_Mad
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I would gladly have every game removed from my Steam account if I could have them on GOG instead.

Dec. 24, 2013
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Robo4900
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If GoG could make a deal with another company and do this, I wouldn't mind this(Actually, it would be nice to activate DN3D on steam and activate Earthworm Jim 3D on here, since the Steam version is missing all the music).

So, GoG, if this can be done, please do this. :)

Dec. 16, 2013
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scooney
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Totally disagree! GOG is a business and a good one. They deserve to make money. They see absolutely no revenues from Steam sales. You are not entitled to having GOG work for free.

Dec. 15, 2013
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Kaiser13
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I do NOT support this. Gog should provide limited Linux support to their games before even thinking about this unfeasible idea. Sorry but this is just never going to happen before Hell freezes over.

Dec. 14, 2013
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xenilk
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I would probably think it more possible to just mark games as "owned" (from another distributor), not get access to the GOG version without buying it, but it would help to keep track of all our games.

Nov. 29, 2013
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SmashManiac
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I agree with most people in the comments that giving away free games is not realistic. However, I don't see why it wouldn't work in exchange of a discount or a small fee. I created a new wish for this new option, and I invite everyone to vote for it:
http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/get_backup_copies_of_games_owned_on_steam_at_discount_or_for_small_fee

Nov. 24, 2013
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Sanjuro
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(sorry about double-posting, didn't find a way to add this to the previous comment. If someone is able to do so, please merge these comments)
However I support CDPR's decision to make THEIR games (I mean The Witcher 1-2) available here for free if they were bought elsewhere. Considering they offer more then, say, Steam, had I known of this, i'd have registered here earlier.

Nov. 22, 2013
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Sanjuro
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Unlikely and impractical.
While possible with CDPR games, in other cases it would cost more than it'd help gain.
Sorry, no go.

Nov. 21, 2013
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realkman666
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I'd rather buy them again and forget about the Steam version.

Nov. 19, 2013
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animalmother2105
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Are not Steam and GOG two different sites/companies? That is like I would come to the local BMW car dealership and tell them "I bought a BMW 15 years ago in a different city, so give me this one for free." This iTunes Match example is nice, but do not forget it is the same site/system/company.

Nov. 16, 2013
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blackberrypatch
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GOG would need to invest significant resources in this, for very little gain, as it is very impractical. I hope this doesn't happen. I want GOG to stick around to years to come.

Nov. 15, 2013
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miszczu
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"I don't support this. First time I've wished I could vote _against_ a wish on here. " [9]

Nov. 4, 2013
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ClementL
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"I don't support this. First time I've wished I could vote _against_ a wish on here. " [8]

I don´t see this being sutainable at all. Bandwidth costs money too.

Oct. 26, 2013
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gamefood
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"I don't support this. First time I've wished I could vote _against_ a wish on here. " [7]

Oct. 11, 2013
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sheldonh
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Really, what we want is a game library aggregator, providing a) a single launcher, regardless of the digital distributor we purchased from, and b) a way to avoid accidentally buying games we already have.

Sep. 17, 2013
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lxryanxl
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Steam wouldn't like this at all but i see people selling there steam account with all there game for money like 100 or 200 or how ever much it might be worth on Ebay ..... so i would look into doing that you might not get 100% what you payed for every game but if you sold it you could take the money and buy the games you really liked from steam on here and nothing comes out of your pocket

Sep. 10, 2013
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rtcvb32
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I like the idea, but the result just isn't going to work. Steam (Valve) isn't going to fork over (or sign an agreement) or share/transfer sales and rights. I don't like re-buying over and over again, but if I have to choose between Steam (Valve) and GoG, I'd go with GoG, even if I DO have to re-buy a particular game.

Sep. 9, 2013
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unclekulikov
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I don't support this. It would require GOG to invest resources to make said games DRM free, without giving them any credit or profits since whatever games that would be a part of this would have been purchased through Steam, a system that enforces DRM heavily.

Aug. 21, 2013
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Louth
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I would only want this so that I might play games with gamepad support on Nvidia Shield

Aug. 19, 2013
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Mr.Frost
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"I don't support this. First time I've wished I could vote _against_ a wish on here." [6]

Aug. 19, 2013
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DRM_free_fan
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What HiroProtagonest said.

Aug. 13, 2013
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DRM_free_fan
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"I don't support this. First time I've wished I could vote _against_ a wish on here." [5]

Aug. 13, 2013
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"I don't support this. First time I've wished I could vote _against_ a wish on here." [4]

Aug. 9, 2013
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Lodium
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Bad idea since they then have to pay steam a fee as well
making games actually cost more for us the buyers.

Aug. 6, 2013
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Roman5
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I support this. You have already bought the game from a publisher so you should be able to activate it elsewhere

Aug. 3, 2013
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sevenskull
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Have an option to activate on steam maybe with a LITTLE increase on the price.

Jul. 25, 2013
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jsjrodman
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How do you cancel a vote? I want to mark games I own here, but not so I can download them, but just so I don't have to buy them again for sales, or so GOG can stop recommending them to me.

Jul. 23, 2013
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jalister
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As much as I would like to activate games on GOG that I already own, I know this is a bad idea. I would actually down vote this if I could. The exception of course is retail copies of CD Projekt Red games (Witcher 1, 2, 3 & Cyberpunk 2077).

Jul. 18, 2013
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Azghouls
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I use steam just as much as GOG however I don't like this idea - GOG is a DRM free site. If I had a choice between the two, I use Steam first only if the game has achievements as well; otherwise it's GOG for me.

However I wish GOG has achievements though...

Jul. 7, 2013
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CaptainRondo
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I doubt GOG wants to set up an expensive system for quite often cheap old games. Steam and GOG are competitors that don't overlap too much. If you want DRM free you buy on GOG, if you want stuff like cloud saving you buy on Steam.

Incidentally, you can list non-steam games on your computer in your Steam library as long as they're on your computer. You're asking for a free DRM free copy from a separate company, I find it very hard to believe both would go out of their way like that.

Jul. 5, 2013
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Croton
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I don't want to vote on this as I don't have a steam account - I simply don't buy / play games which force any kind of online activation. What I would like is to have a feature to somehow flag games as "owned" - I have a lot of CDs/DVDs flying around... Oh and it wouln't hurt sales too much I think, as I know the life of those is going to an end, as it was with 5.25" and 3.5" discs... So is there another wish were I could vote for this?

Jul. 5, 2013
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DanielMeier
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if i worked for GOG i would be offended by this request. Im not even going to bother why its stupid, it should be self explanatory.

Jun. 27, 2013
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Graubert
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"I don't support this. First time I've wished I could vote _against_ a wish on here. " [3]

Jun. 27, 2013
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PainOfSalvation
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Works with The Witcher 1 and 2. http://www.gog.com/witcher/backup

Jun. 19, 2013
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