Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 18 Sep 2019.
If you game is a program like any other program and launches directly when you click the .exe:
Have your own store, have as many stores as you want. If you want to avoid paying 30% to some third party or avoid being beholden to their whims, that's fine by me. I'll go out of my way to buy direct from developers when possible. I'm going to kill your store program's process as soon as I have the game executable installed anyway, so a few MB of disc space is no big deal.
If you force some other program to launch and be active before your program (the game) will load:
Go #$£& your hat.
Apparently, this is a compulsory install for other games (notably GTA:V) and instantly breaks a game that last week ran perfectly on Linux/Proton.
Ah, forced launcher. In that case, Rockstar can go imbibe a cactus in reverse order.
Let's not forget, this is your tax money at work
Were Blizzard the first to have a launcher app. for their games...? If so, blame them for everyone else wanting to follow suit.
That said, I only really play one game - no prizes on offer - but it's understandable that those who play multitudes are up in arms.
A quick count of the launchers I have installed:
It's still fewer than having to keep all those pesky CDs\DVDs handy when I want to play a particular game, so I doubt another launcher will make much of a difference.
I have to be honest, multiple launcher/store apps just don't bother me. Then again, most of us on here have the resources to run multiple apps at once. On a lower spec machine with less memory or processing power it might be more of an issue.
Yes, another launcher. I wonder how much hate this will receive.
It'll mostly fly under the radar until GTA6 comes out.
I have to agree.
Not phased really,.
YOU FORGOT MICROSOFT STORE!
That's okay, so did everyone else.
I actually opened every storefront on my system the other day for some inane stupid reason. It made me giggle, which likely proved nothing other than it was past my bedtime.
No, no, no - it proves you a person of science!
Mad science is still science, I suppose.
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