Posted December 24, 2014
It might sound obvious, but are you logged into your account whilst on the site? I tested (using Firefox) and have no problems accessing direct downloads.
JaqFrost: Does anyone else get an 'access denied' when trying to download Desura installers via browser? I can't access any of my games. The demo links and whatnot seem to work just fine for browser direct downloads. It's only the game installers that are inaccessible... Does Desura now require the use of their client? =(
Sneaky bastards! Although a game listed as being "DRM free" and then containing a Desura code seems to me (and please correct me if wrong) that it is no different from giving out a GOG game and listing that as DRM free? Same thing...register on site and then download, no client needed.
Sachys: Almost - space empires 4x required you to activate the game through the desura client with a key (one you could only get through the client) even though it was listed as DRM free.
That is an unfortunate side effect of bundles and greenlighting. I am curious to see how things go when/if Greenlight vanishes.
HypersomniacLive: You're most likely right, but the purpose of the Build a Greenlight bundles is not to offer interesting DRM-free games, it''s to push enough votes to get the games on Steam. They always feel like "hey, look we're on Greenlight, we hope this bundle will get us enough votes to make it, and in return everyone gets a Steam key"; Groupees are doing so many and so often, that it's hard to find something interesting in them. The Bundle in A Box was my favourite, they used to do curated, themed bundles, and not just the kind that Groupees does. That's why I'm concerned about a possible decline, and the fact that the second bundle is coming so soon after the first one, is a bit worrisome, at least to me.
Post edited December 24, 2014 by Tarnicus