Many, many years ago, I bought some games via the "Stardock service" - Galciv2, I think, Elemental, then it became "Impulse" store, I bought some more games, notably Sword of the Stars, and Divinity 2, and then it was all sold to Gamestop. I did not like Gamestop one bit, but okay, at least I could still download the games.
But this year, after fresh Win 10 reinstall, I wanted to redownload Gamestop client and download Sword of the Stars which I liked a lot, only to find out that the Gamestop website is gone, the client is gone, the whole company is probably out of business, and my "ownership" of said games probably null and void.
It's a very good lesson learned - steam games, or any other "online" provided games can disappear any day, for any reason, and online services taken as granted can be denied for whatever reason. Only what is in your local storage, or on install files like those from GOG without strings attached counts.
kamamura: your Stardock games are available direct from stardock.com . Just login and download them. I also lost SOTS and other games from there but have the 1 I can't find anywhere installed on my PC (and still working). I re-bought what wasn't redeemed on GOG and forgot what else I got from them.
Yeah, I will probably do the same, once SOTS is on sale. I do miss Divinity 2, though.
i have the exact same problem i have 4 games on gamestop, 2 of which are on stardock sins of a solar empire (which doesn't work on win 8.1), sins entrenchment (which does) balders gate 2 and dead rising 2 (afaik dead rising 2 can be transferred to steam (like arkham asylum and arkham city) i wanted to do that with dr 2, but i moved from vista to 8.1 and forgot to back up the app and after a couple of days, most of the files / programs disappeared from windows old
at the store it says games purchased before april 24 2014 need the gamestop pc client "here" (as a link), but that just sends you back to store front, either they don't know the link is still there or don't know it's broken, or just don't care, anyway after much googling, i found a guest email form, so i left a query and got an auto response back saying they'll get back to me as soon as possible,
we shall see
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