GOG.com is probably one of the biggest platforms that support DRM-free games and they do that because they believe this is the right way to do things. We’ve also seen several examples of how wrong DRM can go recently with the shutdown of both GameSpy and Games for Windows. The end effect for both is the same, you end up with games that you can’t play anymore.
GOG has started a new initiative to help with just these issues and the first game to be supported is S.T.A.L.K.E.R.. If you bought the retail version of the game and find yourself unable to play it now due to a non-working DRM, then GOG gives you a free new version that’s DRM-free. The company revealed this in a blog post and you can claim your DRM-free version on this page by entering the retail key.
The offer applies to the three worldwide editions as well as three CIS and Rusian only versions
- 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
- Mount & Blade: Warband
- Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword
- Eador: Genesis.
Thanks to GOG for providing us with this information