Grey Lords Emissary
- Jul 27, 2012
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Quite interested in Trinity material. Just want base bundle then, if you can get it I'll buy on the Rmstore
As a new "rpmaker" here, can anyone tell me what is different from buying the game at Steam or at rpg maker official website?
I never used Steam. What is different? I heard something about buying at steam makes the game "limited to steam", what does that mean?
@Reven Coming at this from a completely different angle, given the big percentage that Steam takes from every purchase, so leaving a lot less for the seller, it's possibly necessary to Degica's profitability that as many people as possible buy from the store here, rather than from Steam. I remember Celianna writing once that during a sale, by the time Steam took their cut, and then the publisher, she was getting less than 1 cent ($0.01) per graphic pack sold. That gives you an idea of the difference between the published price and what people actually earn.
another big difference is the regional pricing https://steamdb.info/app/1096900/ (MZ steam DB regional pricing list)So this applies for MV and MZ, but not the earlier engines. If you purchase from the RPG Maker Web store, you get the standalone engine, which means you don't need Steam to run it, but your activation code will also activate the engine on Steam, if you do want to download it from there. This doesn't mean you get two activation codes, so you can't give one to someone else - it just means you can install the Steam version or the non-steam version.
But it doesn't work the other way around - if you buy it on Steam, you will only be able to run it through Steam, and will not be able to have a standalone version.
Whether you buy on Steam or buy on the web store and activate on Steam, Steam will save your key so you won't have to go looking for it. If you buy on the web store, your key is saved in your account, so if you ever need to reinstall/reactivate the standalone version, you can just look up the key there.
The other difference is that if you buy on Steam, Steam will take a nice big cut of the sale, and the developers will get less.
I own MV on Steam, but would like to buy MZ on the RPG Maker Web Store (so I can install MZ on my non-gaming laptop without having to install Steam as well).RPG Maker MZ Preorders are NOW LIVE! Purchase during the Preorder period to get sweet bonuses such as 10% off (plus an additional 10% off if you own MV!)