GOG Offers DRM-Free Copies Of Your Retail S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Games
GOG is a really good store and site in general, recently they updated their refund policy to a 30 days period instead of the EU-mandated 14 days period - Worldwide. And now they are offering DRM-Free copies of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games. If you own a Retail copy or a copy with a Gamespy key, you can hand it in to GOG, and receive a DRM-Free copy in return.
GOG's DRM-free initiative.
Over at GOG.com there's a news post that popped up earlier today, titled "Reclaim Your Games. DRM-FREE!". If you have an old retail key or a key to the now defunct Gamespy service, then you can just head on over to GOG - enter in the serial-key, and voilà you now have a DRM-FREE copy of the game.
The DRM-free initiative.
We've always been on a mission to offer you games with no DRM protection whatsoever. Today, we want to start taking things a step further, help out people who bought a retail game with DRM, then ended up stuck with something rather unplayable. We can help you enjoy your favorites once again, and this time around, enjoy them DRM-free!
There are countless retail games out there that don’t work for various reasons: unsupported types of DRM, system incompatibilities, broken features. There's too many too count. Starting today, owners of several retail titles originally sold with DRM can get a digital copy of their game completely free at GOG.com: with no DRM as always, compatible with modern operating systems, and with plenty of goodies to boot.
Reclaim these games, DRM-FREE:
Editions released worldwide:
-S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
-S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
-S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Editions released only in CIS & Russian territories:
-Mount & Blade: Warband
-Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword
GOG added that they plan to add more titles to the list in the future, but that it's "a long and complicated process that involves negotiating with multiple parties and a scavenger hunt to retrieve forgotten key-databases".
So if you have a Retail/Gamespy key for any of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, you can head on over here, and get a DRM-Free copy, and if you own Russian bought versions of the games listed in the second part of the list, you can get yourself DRM-Free copies of those as well. At the time of writing the ticker on the Reclaim site states the following : "So far 10538 games worth $170,035 were already reclaimed DRM-Free!"