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Topic: Can't play games from discs anymore: need to rebuy them?

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darkfenrir

Physical has always been like that though... If the CD is broken, then it's broken and you can't play it anymore.

Steam can do it because it gives you serial code and not disc.

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Judicator

darkfenrir wrote:

Physical has always been like that though... If the CD is broken, then it's broken and you can't play it anymore.

Steam can do it because it gives you serial code and not disc.

You can add games to your steam library that you have previously bought elsewhere.
IE: I own a library of 130 games all oldies all of them boxed and published way before steam even existed, I could enter their serial in steam and have them added to my library.
It should work for games bought elsewhere that are sold on steam IIRC.

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@Judicator
Sanding the discs MIGHT help.

Thanks for the tip, the title of the video says "Fix a scratched disc for cheap! (Not using toothpaste! CD/DVD only) | BeatTheBush" so it may not cover special media or blurays but gotta look into this.

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darkfenrir

@Judicator That's pretty much the only outlier though (does the Steam even still accept this now?) And even then since not all old games are on Steam...

I always see it as physical's drawback tbh, as long as you have the physical item, then it's all good. But if the physical item broke then rip. Digital is if you lose your account then rip.

Also the proposed way probably will just be taken advantage by people going with ordering, use the serial code and resell the cartridge / cd...

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ralphdibny

@Silly_G my mistake, I thought they were just blu rays without the blu ray license fee paid so they have to call them proprietary discs much like the Wii was basically a DVD and the GameCube was a mini dvd. But as there are some differences between the propietary formats and the minidvd, dvd and blu ray I suppose something like the anti scratch layer could be left out. Seems odd though to use the cheap manufacturing method used for an established format and to change it more than they have to but I guess we will never know unless someone is willing to rub their Wii u discs on various surfaces with incremental abrasion increases and post the results!

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ralphdibny

Has anyone tried resurfacing on blu rays or Wii u discs? I feel like I've heard they are not resurfaceable due to either the anti scratch layer or because the way the data is stored on them is different to DVDs and CDs. Don't quote me on this

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