Direct2Drive protection?

vbimport

#1

Hi,
I was wondering abour downloading full games legaly using the Direct2Drive service, does anybody know if:

  1. I have to be online to play them (like with Steam)
  2. What format do they come (ISO, ZIP etc)
  3. Can I burn them onto CD/DVD
  4. Are the protected at all

Thanks,

Ben :slight_smile:


#2

Hi Ben,

  1. No you don’t have to be online to play them, But each installation/activation of a game disables the last licence.
  2. I’ve seen .zip and i think i saw .iso
  3. Yes you can.
  4. Yes with some sort of drm as you can only apply patches from the D2D site.

If you look through the site a bit more you will see all of these questions and more are answered. I think it’s a great idea as even with the conversion rate they are still less than half of what they cost here.


#3

I know, and they dont take any time to arrive, so seem like a great alternative to illegal downloads.

I might try buying a cheap $10 one to see what its like, I am hoping they will get more games soon, as so far the range is poor.

Thanks,

Ben :slight_smile:


#4

Is it just me or would i rather prefer to have a physical medium? To me it just seems im getting more for my money.


#5

You can burn it to a CD-R?


#6

I mean originals. They are original, and you can do alot of things with them that downloade ones can’t do.


#7

What do you mean dude? They are original, You can burn them to a cd and you don’t need a cd to run them. Or are you talking about the illegall ripped ones?


#8

No. I just like the pressed CDs and the look of them. Also i like the documentation and the boxes and all that. To me it feels more authentic then a downloaded game. Just my $0.02.


#9

Pressed CDs and docs are cool, but id rather save money ;).


#10

No question;) But i rarely buy games at full price:)


#11

I can guarantee you aren’t buying games cheaper than that in Australia, Not a chance. Some of those recent released games are just over $30 AUD on D2D, in the stores they are still $80