Posted December 13, 2018
Hm, close to it, but they don't require you to install "certain browser", but "one of certain browsers", and all of them are $0 price tag, and they are robust industry-standard ones, so it's more like "you need optic drive to play CD", more a technology nuisance than DRM.
Pond86: So for those people that only use that and don't have FF or Chome or anything else installed are GOG not breaking their own DRM rules, requiring users to install a certain browser to use their site?
The funny part is, that it simply doesn't make sense (to me), seems like GOG completely forgot what they are (e-shop), and they are instead pushing for something completely else, not focusing to serve customers first, but toying around with some "pixel perfect" designs, etc... Makes me wonder if their designers have ever seen setups of few ordinary people, to get idea how broken the site may look outside of their controlled environment (if nothing major like screen size/font size is off from original vision, then colours are always the safe bet, all the graphicians are always in agony when you show them what ordinary people see on their LCDs, it's almost funny kind of torture, I used to do that to our gfx guys back when I was in game development, if they were discussing some colour details too long... :D ).
While there's quite some technical challenge to write e-shop which works on majority of browsers, it's nowhere near that impossible like GOG makes it to sound. But it starts with having reasonable design and vision, current GOG seems like designed by somebody who has no idea about how web works, just wants something "nice" on screen. :/ Some horrible things still remain even from previous redesign try, like those scroll-in-scroll when I'm trying to read changelog on the game page in library, etc... been annoying me for so many years, that I *almost* got used to those. And then *this* happened... I don't want to defend IE, it's atrocity and shouldn't have happened in the first place, but if the eshop can't support IE, you shouldn't blame MS for that, that's purely the eshop's fault.