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Steam or GOG?

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Recently, I've been getting into the adventure game genre, and I was quite pleased to see Steam has a fair amount of them available. However, most of them (such as Myst, King's Quest, etc.) are also available over at Good Old Games, as they are, well, old. My question is, when buying the old games, should it be over Steam or at GOG? Steam is cheaper, but I have noticed complaints about compatibility for the more dated titles. On the other hand, downloading from GOG will pretty much guarantee me compatibility, but at a higher price. I guess it basically comes down to which ones will work over Steam and which ones won't.
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Ping wrote:I guess it basically comes down to which ones will work over Steam and which ones won't.
Does that mean you just answered your own topic?
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I think what Ping meant was something like,
"Although Steam is cheaper, will there be a good fraction of the games that are compatible to justify using the Steam service over the Good Old Games service, which I think has a better chance of compatibility, but is more expensive?"

Unfortunately, I haven't tried any old games that might have had compatibility issues through Steam. Sorry!
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CressAlbane wrote:I think what Ping meant was something like,
"Although Steam is cheaper, will there be a good fraction of the games that are compatible to justify using the Steam service over the Good Old Games service, which I think has a better chance of compatibility, but is more expensive?"

Unfortunately, I haven't tried any old games that might have had compatibility issues through Steam. Sorry!
Basically, yeah. Curse my poor English. :P
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