I bought Forged Alliance, but not on Steam. Can I still play on FAF?

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Are there any news regarding GOG version? I recently bought FA from gog because I wanted to go back to playing FAF, but I can't.

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Nothing has changed.

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Is FAF really a community-driven project? because to me this seems like a business-corporate decision to lock it on steam. What about those old-timers who have a physical copy of the game? or people like me who prefer gog because we don't want to run steam client everytime we want to play a game? this decision is something that money-driven corporations would do.

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@pauliuso

@brutus5000 said in I bought Forged Alliance, but not on Steam. Can I still play on FAF?:

Case 1: You own a retail copy of Forged Alliance

According to GPGs last statement, you can use your CD key and redeem a licence on Steam.

If you have a gold edition (Supreme Commander and Forged Alliance in one) you have two CD keys, and from my personal experience each of them can be redeemed for a gold edition on Steam. (-> so you could give one cd key to a friend πŸ˜‰ )

If you refuse to use Steam in general, then you can't play. (Read more why we require Steam here.)

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@pauliuso said in I bought Forged Alliance, but not on Steam. Can I still play on FAF?:

or people like me who prefer gog because we don't want to run steam client everytime we want to play a game?

You need to steam link ONCE. Thats the only time you need to run steam.

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yeah but it's not the point. that's not gonna be something he's willing to do

Ball's in GOG's court. I think GOG lied to us. I think they never contacted Square Enix and they're perfectly happy with this situation and they think that if people play FAF they'll somehow browse less of GOG.

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"To protect ourselves, we decided to make sure that each user of FAF owns a valid licence of Forged Alliance."

I see the reasoning, but isn't it the responsibility for the end-user to own a legit copy of the game? For example Gameranger provides a similar service like FAF and they aren't non-profit, they are business and they get money for their service, and they don't need to check if user has a legit game, so why should FAF community worry about it?

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FAF won’t have much of a community when we get hit with a cease and desist yeah?

Long story short FAF has pertinent legal reasons to worry about itself in relation to the IP owners. Steamlink is the solution. There will not be a policy change unless FAF changes its own distribution methods or we get a new legal owner.

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Understood, thanks for clearing that out! πŸ™‚

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@pauliuso AFAIK GameRanger doesn't distribute modified game code like FAF does.