Should I put my old games on Steam?

Other older games including sports simulation, wargames, strategy
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Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by jack1974 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:53 pm

As the title says. Games mostly in this forum. I was thinking I could make a sort of "collection" with all the oldest games, like UBM, Goalkeeper, TV Station Manager, etc.
I don't plan to do anything (no achievements, no cards, nothing). Just have a way for people to play those games on Steam. I also plan to include the Windows version only, since they're the only ones that can still work fine (supporting Mac or Linux wouldn't be worth my time at all).
I'm going to give precedence to the new games of course. This was just something I was thinking to do. Hoping that people don't think those are new games or that they could damage my reputation somehow :lol:

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Re: Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by fleetp » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:35 pm

Jack,
My recommendation is to go ahead and do it, with the following caveats:
Make absolutely certain that the games still work on Windows 10, and that the player doesn't need to download an old version of DirectX or Netframework to play.
Release them all in one collection
Clearly state that these are all older games (state what years the games were made) and not reflective of your current work.
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Re: Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by jack1974 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:06 pm

Yes they should all work. Honestly I have yet to find a game that was working on W7 and doesn't work on W10! (in general, not just my games) :)

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Re: Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by BobTheMob » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:18 pm

On Steam, and on mobile devices. Oh, and if possible (I know ya've said ya don't normally use it, but I figured it's worth a shot) on Humble Bundle, so people can help out charities. :)

I've been wanting to try a lot of them out, esp. Magic Stones since it's in Aravorn. :) (Though I'd get 'em even if they were only on Steam.)
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Re: Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by jack1974 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:23 pm

No I can't work on those games anymore, they're too old. I can't modify the code now, so cannot do mobile versions or other things requiring changes. I can just put them on Steam "as they are" since there's no change to do.

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Re: Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by Jaeger » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:11 pm

As long as it's not too much of a hassle, it doesn't hurt to expand your selection. Also, you may want to consider titles that were on the now defunct Tycoon Games, since it had a few titles that haven't migrated to the Winterwolves website.

I agree with fleetp about notifying people that these are very old games and you are no longer updating them. When you put up Loren on Steam, there were people whining about "day one DLC" without realizing the fact the game has already been out for years on your personal website. Leaving a statement on the game's front page will spare you from having to do some damage control later on.
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Re: Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by jack1974 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:14 pm

I can't put some games like Cards Sweetheart since had several bugs and using a VERY OLD/custom version, so that would be impossible. And yes if I do that I'll clearly state what they are. Old games no longer updated, but that should work even on W10. Luckily now Steam has refunds so people can always refund them if they don't work :)

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Re: Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by Laineygirly » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:34 am

Sounds like a good idea! All for more games on Steam. :) I vote Summer Session (or College Romance XD).

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Re: Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by jack1974 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:12 am

I can't put those since they were made with older/custom Ren'Py versions as well (and very likely cause problems, and I can't deal with them sorry).

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Re: Should I put my old games on Steam?

Post by Laineygirly » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:20 am

Didn't think so, but just thought I'd throw the idea out anyways. No big deal. :)

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