Noclip - documentary how GoG saves and revives classic games

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The newest Noclip Documentation turns around GoG.Com and how they track down classic games, polish them up and make them accessible to fans.

Noclip takes a look behind the scenes at GoG

Who more often looking for older, so-called Retro games is, he stumbled across the GoG.Com website. GoG in this case stands for Good Old Games and these "old" games were also the basis for the biggest competitor to Steam. The game distribution platform started by finding old games, getting them up and running on modern computers and selling them.

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We're talking about games that were partly released before the year 2000. In addition to the technical hurdles, there is often the problem of finding out who owns the rights to the games these days.

Developer and Publisher have often been sold or merged several times in such a long time and some of the studios from back then no longer exist. This detective work to find the current rights holder and then to get the rights for a new edition of their players from them, makes up a large part of the work of the GoG team.

Like detectives, they sometimes have to search for information about certain games for years. But even if this step has been successfully completed, not everything has run 100%, because the games were still on MS-DOS or the first Windows versions. In addition, there are copy protection measures that must also be switched off. The entire process is particularly interesting for fans of retro classics.

Noclip - Documentaries about games and their backgrounds

Noclip, The makers of the video are a team that specializes in documentaries about video and computer games and is financed by fans via crowdfunding. Including videos about Bethesda & Fallout 76, Warframe, Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy 14 & Square Enix etc. etc. The videos are in English, but offer German subtitles.

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So it's worth taking a look at the channel for everyone, even if the current video with retro games doesn't suit your taste.

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