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Can I move my latest game from steam to galaxy and also if I just use this service in the future can I play one game installed on galaxy and my son play another game on my account on a secondary computer?
you cannot migrate games from Steam to Galaxy.

i do not know about Galaxy's ability to run on two computers the same game same account at once.

But, you can always download the game installer onto both your computer and your son's computer and have separate installations of the game.
Post edited November 18, 2015 by misteryo
I don't know of any game that allows you to move from Steam to GOG... I'd appreciate this function, but....

Since the games you download from GOG are all DRM-free, feel free to launch the same game on two different computers at the same time. No steamy piece of software will get into your way of having your fun as you wish with your games.
unfortunately you can't do what you want to do. Damn it would be nice, I'd have all my games here.

I know your annoyance. I have 80+ game and 5 kids and a wife that all game.

The funny thing is upto 5 years ago you could have been able to play 2 different games on two different computers.

Your Options are to use your account in offline mode
or
Rebuy the games
or
Use an Emulator to run the Steam Games sans Steam.

And I will hunt down and skin alive (Well vigorously ex-foliate) anyone that suggests using Steam Family Sharing. Then use their hide (well dried skin flakes) to make a person shaped banner that explains SFS does not let simultaneous use of different games.
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PookaMustard: I don't know of any game that allows you to move from Steam to GOG... I'd appreciate this function, but....
MAy be these?
http://www.gog.com/reclaim

oh and Witcher 1 and 2.


Some games with Keys can be activated on Origin, I did that with bullet storm and some others.

And Origin will let you play different (or even some of the same) games at the same time. Score 1 for the most evil company in the world.
Post edited November 18, 2015 by mechmouse
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PookaMustard: I don't know of any game that allows you to move from Steam to GOG...
I recall there are a couple of games you can redeem on GOG, if you have them on Steam. The Witcher 1-2 at least, and maybe some STALKER games. There was some announcement about it probably a year ago, or more.

But beyond those, no.

As for the OP. if it is a single-player game, it might work on two PCs if you run one of them in Steam offline mode?
You can run Steam in offline mode or start the game on one PC, then disconnect internet completely or get your firewall to temporarily block all Steam communication and then run it on the other PC. That's how I do it over familysharing. Still annoying and worse than GOG, but doable.
Another alternative would be to *cough*Cr*cough*ack*cough* the games you own on Steam.
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PookaMustard: I don't know of any game that allows you to move from Steam to GOG...
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timppu: I recall there are a couple of games you can redeem on GOG, if you have them on Steam. The Witcher 1-2 at least, and maybe some STALKER games. There was some announcement about it probably a year ago, or more.

But beyond those, no.
Yeah, they're not exactly a majority of games. There was also SpaceChem, but I'm not going to reinstall the client and then the game itself just to get the game DRM-free outside Steam. Maybe I'd do this another time. But yeah, you're right.
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swedewolf: Can I move my latest game from steam to galaxy
As others have already pointed out, that's only possible for The Witcher 1+2 and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.
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swedewolf: also if I just use this service in the future can I play one game installed on galaxy and my son play another game on my account on a secondary computer?
Yes, you can do this with games bought on GOG, especially if you just use the offline installers that are available directly on the website or through Galaxy's "Backup" feature. After downloading those, there's no log in or internet requirement at all.

It's been quite a while since I've used Galaxy, but I remember being able to play any installed GOG games in it without even logging in. It merely lacked the account-specific features like time tracking (which never worked properly anyway).
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PookaMustard: Since the games you download from GOG are all DRM-free, feel free to launch the same game on two different computers at the same time. No steamy piece of software will get into your way of having your fun as you wish with your games.
That's actually probably exactly what will happen if you try to play a multiplayer game that requires Galaxy, or at least I've not heard anyone say it was possible to have more than one person play their multiplayer game that way.

As for Steam, offline mode should work fine. I'm currently playing Fallout 4 in offline mode while my girlfriend plays my Fallout 4 on her account with Family sharing.
Post edited November 18, 2015 by Pheace
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Pheace: That's actually probably exactly what will happen if you try to play a multiplayer game that requires Galaxy, or at least I've not heard anyone say it was possible to have more than one person play their multiplayer game that way.
I've got Rise of the Triad (2013), which should have Galaxy-supported multiplayer. If anything, once I get the screen to my other computer up and working, I'll see to it that I learn whether Galaxy-supported multiplayer games work this way or not through the computer and my current laptop, to see how far this goes.
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Pheace: As for Steam, offline mode should work fine. I'm currently playing Fallout 4 in offline mode while my girlfriend plays my Fallout 4 on her account with Family sharing.
Still not a lovely solution, and Steam on offline mode basically kills all the functionality that the cult of Valve loves to brag about and makes Steam stand out more as a mandatory client looking to screw you when the time comes.
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swedewolf: Can I move my latest game from steam to galaxy and also if I just use this service in the future can I play one game installed on galaxy and my son play another game on my account on a secondary computer?
First of all, you can't move games from Steam into GOG. Galaxy on GOG it's not an DRM, it's just an download interface and it works only with GOG.

Now, as for Steam, you can run the same game on two different machines, in the same time, as long as they are DRM-free. If they are not, you can't run two steam clients with same logins in the same time. As for GOG games, practically, you can copy them on more systems.

Here is the list of DRM-free games from Steam, maybe your game is one of those.
http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games
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PookaMustard: I don't know of any game that allows you to move from Steam to GOG... I'd appreciate this function, but....

Since the games you download from GOG are all DRM-free, feel free to launch the same game on two different computers at the same time. No steamy piece of software will get into your way of having your fun as you wish with your games.
Good to hear.
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swedewolf: Can I move my latest game from steam to galaxy
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InfraSuperman: As others have already pointed out, that's only possible for The Witcher 1+2 and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.
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swedewolf: also if I just use this service in the future can I play one game installed on galaxy and my son play another game on my account on a secondary computer?
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InfraSuperman: Yes, you can do this with games bought on GOG, especially if you just use the offline installers that are available directly on the website or through Galaxy's "Backup" feature. After downloading those, there's no log in or internet requirement at all.

It's been quite a while since I've used Galaxy, but I remember being able to play any installed GOG games in it without even logging in. It merely lacked the account-specific features like time tracking (which never worked properly anyway).
I like.
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mindblast: Now, as for Steam, you can run the same game on two different machines, in the same time, as long as they are DRM-free. If they are not, you can't run two steam clients with same logins in the same time. As for GOG games, practically, you can copy them on more systems.
In addition to that, I think that you need to run these DRM-free games through their executables in order to take advantage of their DRM-free nature and play on as many devices as you want, because if you try the regular Steam way, Steam will complain because you're already logged in somewhere else and won't let you continue.

Careful with these DRM-free games though. They may be DRM-free, but they're still bound to Steam's rules and methods of all their games, backups require Steam to work and the works.
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swedewolf: Can I move my latest game from steam to galaxy and also if I just use this service in the future can I play one game installed on galaxy and my son play another game on my account on a secondary computer?
Steam has a family system 'thing' that allows you to grant access to your games to other accounts. It's a bit wonky and I've personally had a bad experience trying to get it to work, but it's in there.