Reason #542 I like Steam. Went to load Anno 1404 that I purchased on GamersGate about a decade ago. I wanted to see how it compared against 1800.
Sigh. Chalk up another lost game to the digital Gods. That can get thrown in the pile with the direct2drive, stardock and a few others that have gone to the digital graveyard.[quote=“JoshL, post:595, topic:131364, full:true”]
Just out of curiosity, were you trying to redeem a key you bought a decade ago, or just download a game you’d bought a decade ago, and were just re-downloading?
There was a period of time when 1404 wasn’t available on Steam. I don’t know if that would have anything to do with it.
Re-downloading and this did not have a Steam key but some other key. Whatever it was, it did not work. I am sure that I could email GG and get a new key but the download was an attempt to compare 1404 with 1800. That time has passed now so it no longer really matters.
But that is now at least the third digital store where either games have vanished or keys stopped working. Whoops, make that four, I should not forget ViaTech either. So any time I hear that Epic is “just another launcher/store”, that does not have a positive connotation.