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PSA: Download your Telltale library, DRM-free

29 Sep, 2018, 18:44 | Posted by: Jason

Friendly reminder: Given the studio's uncertain future, you may want to re-download your past Telltale orders while their servers still hum. Simply head over to https://telltale.com/account/games, log in to your old account, and archive your collection.

The word on the street is that Telltale had recently updated their older titles to be DRM-free. I'm hearing that this is true for all their games from Telltale Texas Hold'em through The Walking Dead: Season 1. While I can't personally vouch for whether this is true in the case of every one of those titles, it certainly has been true for all the oldies I've tried so far. (By the way, turns out Sam & Max: Season 1 is still pretty great.)

Obviously, this only applies if you purchased your games directly through Telltale rather than some other outlet. (And if that outlet was GameTap, you're probably too embarrassed to admit it.) So if you're not one of those poor dopes, get those installers now and worry about when you're going to use them later.

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: Jones Jr | Posted 01 Oct, 2018, 07:38 | Quote

    mjdamico

    ...I was registered with an old email account I no longer have access to, so I can't reset my login...


    Any chance you can get access to that email address again?
    If not, unless you have a blinding flash of remembrance, (or have the account details stashed in a password safe/text file/browser somewhere) you may be out of luck, sorry :(
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    Comment by: Jennifer | Posted 01 Oct, 2018, 03:06 | Quote

    mjdamico

    Ugh... I haven't logged in to their web site since they changed it to telltale.com from telltalegames.com and you logged in with a user name rather than your email address. I was registered with an old email account I no longer have access to, so I can't reset my login. I took a shot and submitted a request for help, but not surprisingly, got an automated response that said they're no longer offering support. Lame.

    I own almost all of their pre-Walking Dead games. Now I can't get them. Any advice?


    If you remember your password, you should be able to login with your old email even if you don't have access to it.
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    Comment by: mjdamico | Posted 30 Sep, 2018, 16:33 | Quote
    Ugh... I haven't logged in to their web site since they changed it to telltale.com from telltalegames.com and you logged in with a user name rather than your email address. I was registered with an old email account I no longer have access to, so I can't reset my login. I took a shot and submitted a request for help, but not surprisingly, got an automated response that said they're no longer offering support. Lame.

    I own almost all of their pre-Walking Dead games. Now I can't get them. Any advice?
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    Comment by: FredN | Posted 30 Sep, 2018, 13:05 | Quote
    I suppose and/or hope it's less urgent to download Telltale games bought via Humblebundle? They have their own servers, right? Same thing with TTG games on Steam and GOG. My harddrive space is rather limited so I'd rather not download everything if I don't have to. Btw, I launched episode 1 of Sam & Max season 1 the other day, and it started just fine even though the PC I have it installed on isn't connected to Internet. Easy way to circumvent the DRM maybe?
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    Comment by: Jones Jr | Posted 30 Sep, 2018, 11:17 | Quote

    Jones Jr

    - Puzzle Agent 2 appears to have a certificate error...



    Good news... This workaround allows the install and then the game then plays fine :)
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    Comment by: Jones Jr | Posted 30 Sep, 2018, 10:36 | Quote
    Update for those of you playing at home...
    - Confirmation that TTG "Classic Games" are DRM-free
    - Puzzle Agent 2 appears to have a certificate error that prevents installing on Windows 10. Doubt that the ol' TTG support line is taking any new tickets though, so hopefully you have that through Steam/GoG/other...
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    Comment by: Jones Jr | Posted 30 Sep, 2018, 01:34 | Quote
    That answers one of my biggest questions about this debacle of late, (aside from what are doing to make things right with the people they just dumped?) which was: How am I going to be able to play the back catalogue I bought through TTG direct if the servers aren't there to validate against?
    I feared it would have to be one last speed run through before the servers are gone.
    Downloading the crap out of my orders now!!!

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