Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
December 10, 2018
arrowPress Releases






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Valve Unveils New Anti-Piracy, In-Game DLC Features To Steamworks

Valve Unveils New Anti-Piracy, In-Game DLC Features To Steamworks Exclusive

March 24, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander




Valve says it now "makes DRM obsolete" with key new features for its free Steamworks publishing and development tools.

Chief among these is a Custom Executable Generation technology intended to act as a complement to Steamworks' anti-piracy solutions. With CEG, users gets unique copies of a game that they can access on multiple PCs with neither install limits nor root kits.

Steamworks is also adding support for both paid and free downloadable content that can be delivered in-game. Users can purchase DLC and begin using it within the same play session.

Also among the new features is a lobby system for matchmaking -- the same one shipped in Left 4 Dead.

"Delivering this extension of services on Steamworks first anniversary demonstrates our commitment to continually develop the platform to better serve the community working with these tools," says Valve co-founder and president Gabe Newell.

"As we roll out these features, we continue to look for new ways make PC games easier to create and better for customers to experience."


Related Jobs

Petroglyph Games
Petroglyph Games — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
[12.09.18]

Sr. Technical Artist - Rigger, Command and Conquer
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[12.07.18]

Cinematic Animator
Monomi Park
Monomi Park — San Mateo, California, United States
[12.07.18]

Senior Game Designer
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — bellevue, Washington, United States
[12.07.18]

Outsource Artist









Loading Comments

loader image