by the way, is there any way to get GC2 (if it doesn't come to Gog.com) as DRM-free?
I know Steam sells it but I can't force myself to play GC2 through that :)
From what I heard, Steam is only required to install GalCiv 2, but not to play it. I can't verify this though, because my version is from Stardock directly (before they moved to Steam-only for their games).
As for a DRM-free version, there is none. GalCiv 2 requires a one-time activation in order to work. In case of the Ultimate Edition, the activation is only required for the Twilight of the Arnor (2nd expansion) part. The base game (Dread Lords) and the 1st expansion (Dark Avatar) can be played without it.
There are no limits to the activation, but it is still DRM. Even the Steam-version has it.
Ok, Thanks for info.
For people who like to do travelling outside their countries, far and wide...
At least I think, then DRM-free is the way to guarantee 24/7 that the games are available to play :)
So that's sad news, also because other venues like Gamersgate are selling steam activation codes.
For example, GC2 bought there you need Steam.
Don't know if the Steam can be uninstalled afterwards and still keep the game(s).
But it's too much of a bother for me, I think Gog.com is the only shop aside from some indie sites selling their games as downloads without Steam or other DRM-madness :)