So I installed this on 3 computers this afternoon to play with my two sons. Everything is setup to go except whenever one of us tries to join a game in progress, it disappears for the rest of us. That's called DRM. AVP originally allowed up to 8 people to play with 1 copy of the game over LAN. Now there is no LAN, and we all have to have accounts to do this.
I love the matchmaking of Galaxy, but can we allow connections with just one account? That's what I thought it was, just a match-maker client. Not a DRM client.
That's not DRM. With respect, that's you having one copy of the game and wanting to play three.
The original CD version did allow this because it still required one physical copy of the disc in order to run the match. Without physical copies things are a little more complicated.
For you, some kind of family share option would be an ideal solution, however i don't know if there is one being planned or not. But how is GOG supposed to know who is trying to play the game? There's only one account and no way to know you're all trying to play on the same network, and the "up to 8 players with 1 disc" solution is not an option anymore. Because each copy of the game is registered to one user account, each with a unique name and identifier (important for online play), a history and in the future, friends and idk what else. How can one account then be split into three? For one, you'd all have the same name. I hope you see that allowing more than one instance of an online game to run using a single account is not a practical choice.
What you want is LAN play with Galaxy off, and i'm not sure that's part of the deal or not. I hope it is, because online matchmaking, lobbies, crossplay and such aren't needed for LAN play.