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Apps, apps everywhere! It seems Paradox are doing their own client now too. I have no idea how long it's been a thing, but it appears it will support Linux too.

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I saw this link pop up in my Twitter feed earlier after having heard literally nothing about it, ever. Right now, it's only for Windows, but the download button when viewed on Linux does state "Coming soon for Linux". Paradox have been really good to us, so it's pleasing to see that text rather than nothing. Unlike GOG Galaxy, I fully expect Paradox to get the Linux version of their client out within a year.

It appears you will be able to link your accounts with Steam and multiplayer through it is compatible with Steam too. It has glorious Cloud Saves, so losing your saves due to various PC issues won't matter.

Something I'm sure many will appreciate, is that it has a version control ability. You can specifically set what version of a game you want. Especially useful for Paradox games, which get big updates quite often.

So there's now client for: Paradox, Beamdog, GOG, Steam, Origin, itch.io and more, battle of the apps! The Paradox client is not required and Paradox aren't showing signs of removing their games from Steam, so this is likely a move to attempt to undercut the "Steam Tax".

Take a look here. What do you think to this move by Paradox?
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IdleGandalf 10 August 2017 at 1:45 pm UTC
So, why do we need such a client again? (cloud saves are possible with steam as well, if that's the selling point for this client)


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rudzha 10 August 2017 at 1:58 pm UTC
IdleGandalfSo, why do we need such a client again? (cloud saves are possible with steam as well, if that's the selling point for this client)

It's not for us, it's for them.
IdleGandalf 10 August 2017 at 2:01 pm UTC
rudzha
IdleGandalfSo, why do we need such a client again? (cloud saves are possible with steam as well, if that's the selling point for this client)

It's not for us, it's for them.

Yea that much is obvious. Just wondered why the article is so emphasized about the client's features, I don't see its advantage. The only possible usage scenario may be the situation where you don't have any other installed (e.g. steam) and only want to play paradox games. Seems rather far fetched.


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liamdawe 10 August 2017 at 2:04 pm UTC
IdleGandalf
rudzha
IdleGandalfSo, why do we need such a client again? (cloud saves are possible with steam as well, if that's the selling point for this client)

It's not for us, it's for them.

Yea that much is obvious. Just wondered why the article is so emphasized about the client's features, I don't see its advantage. (tl;dr there is none)
Well, what else am I supposed to emphasize in an article about a new client, if not it's features? Weird comment.
neowiz73 10 August 2017 at 2:09 pm UTC
Paradox is like the next up and coming AAA company, but they support Linux, which makes them 1000x better than all the rest.
IdleGandalf 10 August 2017 at 2:10 pm UTC
liamdawe
IdleGandalf
rudzha
IdleGandalfSo, why do we need such a client again? (cloud saves are possible with steam as well, if that's the selling point for this client)

It's not for us, it's for them.

Yea that much is obvious. Just wondered why the article is so emphasized about the client's features, I don't see its advantage. (tl;dr there is none)
Well, what else am I supposed to emphasize in an article about a new client, if not it's features? Weird comment.

Sure, that's only reasonable. Shouldn't be a comparison with other clients be a part of this as well? A simple 'nothing special' (in better wording ofc) would round this up for me , otherwise this seems like prising water as wine (at least for me).

Nvm, saw the edit.


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neowiz73 10 August 2017 at 2:14 pm UTC
IdleGandalfSo, why do we need such a client again? (cloud saves are possible with steam as well, if that's the selling point for this client)

they have started to become really popular with some of their newer titles, which if they continue this trend they will be just as big as Blizzard and Bethesda and the like. it helps with their fanbase and sales of their games since their catalog is getting quite large.
Backlund 10 August 2017 at 2:35 pm UTC
So they try again after GamesGate, maybe only Paradox titles this time.
Avehicle7887 10 August 2017 at 2:50 pm UTC
Paradox for me is the kind of company that I would be very happy to support, but they keep making it my mission to stay away. They barely release any modern games on GOG, and by making their own client it will not improve their chances either.

With that said, I'm well aware that the there's no GOG Galaxy on Linux (if it will ever happen) but Paradox so far hasn't even released the Windows/Mac versions of their games.
devland 10 August 2017 at 3:05 pm UTC
Will it have DRM?
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