But, no, the size of the installation is certainly of no major import to me--and I should hope to no one else, either.
Well, there are people who are running low on free space and are quite happy if they can jettison not needed data, like voice-overs in languages they don't understand. And considering that the Steam install weights half amount the GOG install does, the question if anything can be removed was pretty obvious, I'd think.
Me, I have Dragon Age: Origins three times on my HDD now: the original Regular Edition bought in a brick-and-mortor retail store, the Ultimate Edition from Steam and now this here GOG release of the Ultimate Edition. Yeah, that's right, I bought the same game multiple times... The GOG release is certainly superior in my eyes, especially because of all languages being present, but also because the Steam version forces Steam to be running, which is a bit of a pain on Linux. I just wish the GOG version wouldn't phone home and I'm also a bit surprised they kept the DLC ERF archives encrypted, but that's neither here nor there.
waltc: I for one would really love a GOG release of Dragon Age II
I never bought DA2
, preferably also in some kind of Ultimate Editions including the DLCs.
I'm still a bit annoyed that EA pulled Dragon Age II from Steam. I refuse to install Origins (and I heard it runs a bit wonky in Wine on Linux too), and that you then need to buy BioWare points to buy the DLC... that just annoys me to no end. The packs of BioWare points don't even cleanly fit into what you need to pay for the combined DLCs (IIRC), so I'd basically have wasted left-over points, which is wasted money. That's F2P MMO tactics.