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DD on the Humble Store

Postby berpdreyfuss on Sun May 18, 2014 11:48 am

I just saw DD on the Humble Store, is it a stand alone version? I wondered because it says drm free and doesn't mention that it's only playable via a browser.
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Re: DD on the Humble Store

Postby dislekcia on Sun May 18, 2014 12:15 pm

Yup. Soft launch to test issues ;)

Also, Steam version is stand-alone too, it's just that nobody believes us because Steam downloads it for you.
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Re: DD on the Humble Store

Postby berpdreyfuss on Sun May 18, 2014 12:22 pm

That's true, I tried to avoid steam so I only played the web version.

If you preordered, do you have to buy the game again to get a standalone version?
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Re: DD on the Humble Store

Postby dislekcia on Sun May 18, 2014 10:40 pm

berpdreyfuss wrote:That's true, I tried to avoid steam so I only played the web version.

If you preordered, do you have to buy the game again to get a standalone version?


No. You can redeem a Steam key and get it that way super easily :) We don't have any way of handing out Humble keys right now, I'm not sure what options they have to support that. I'll check.
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Re: DD on the Humble Store

Postby berpdreyfuss on Mon May 19, 2014 10:23 am

Yes, humble keys would be nice! If it doesn't work, I'll buy again anyway to have a non-steam, non-web version.

There's a little bit of confusion going on here with the naming of versions (There was also some misunderstanding on the steam forums about drm).

On the humble store, if it says drm-free, I expect an installer or zip file of the game that needs no platform like steam to run and that I can install without any kind of protection mechanism. In a way, that's what I think of also with the term "stand-alone", that it works without any other seperate software (steam, browser), though it doesn't have to be drm free for that.

But these definitions are not exact and only refer to past experiences.
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Re: DD on the Humble Store

Postby berpdreyfuss on Mon May 19, 2014 11:23 am

Will it be possible to transfer save states from the web version?
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Re: DD on the Humble Store

Postby dislekcia on Mon May 19, 2014 12:30 pm

berpdreyfuss wrote:Yes, humble keys would be nice! If it doesn't work, I'll buy again anyway to have a non-steam, non-web version.

There's a little bit of confusion going on here with the naming of versions (There was also some misunderstanding on the steam forums about drm).

On the humble store, if it says drm-free, I expect an installer or zip file of the game that needs no platform like steam to run and that I can install without any kind of protection mechanism. In a way, that's what I think of also with the term "stand-alone", that it works without any other seperate software (steam, browser), though it doesn't have to be drm free for that.

But these definitions are not exact and only refer to past experiences.


Not sure about Humble keys, I don't think they work the same way Steam does... The DRM-free build is just a straight-up zip of the game. You actually don't even need Steam running to play the game after you get it from Steam in the first place. Again, nobody believes us when we say DRM-free. It's really annoying that saying "Steam" automatically tars you with the same brush as Ubisoft.

berpdreyfuss wrote:Will it be possible to transfer save states from the web version?


Yes. Just log in with your existing account :)
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Re: DD on the Humble Store

Postby berpdreyfuss on Mon May 19, 2014 12:46 pm

Yes, somehow it got to steam=drm, perhaps because of GOG=drm-free.

Good to know about the save file, thanks!

Is there a problem with the unlocked goat person?
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Re: DD on the Humble Store

Postby dislekcia on Mon May 19, 2014 1:20 pm

berpdreyfuss wrote:Is there a problem with the unlocked goat person?


Nope, not if you're logged in. We're still working on a way to make that part DRM-free, the game itself isn't actually different - it just needs to know what to load.
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Re: DD on the Humble Store

Postby berpdreyfuss on Tue May 20, 2014 8:00 am

I downloaded the steam version. The part of steam that's different from somrthing like gog is that you have to download and install the steam software in order to be able to download the game. The fact that you don't need to run the game through the steam software (and I guess you could deinstall it and it still should work) is made a little obscure and that's what it makes it feel like drm.

Saved some money that way for the android version...
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