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Rockstar Game Launcher released for PC.
« on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 03:24:43 PM »
Another game-client app/service popped up for PC.

Rockstar Game Launcher now available.
Get it over here - https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/rockstar-games-launcher


Notes:

1. Download, install, and/or register now...and you can claim GTA: San Andreas PC for free.

2. If you used Rockstar Social Club games & had already created an account, that account will carry over to RGL.

3. Some of your owned-games (i.e. Max Payne 3, GTA5, LA Noireetc), Achievements & Cloud Saves will carry over.

4. Rockstar keys are in a XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX format.

5. Keys in the above format will activate up onto RGL - i.e. I activated LA Noire (key from Amazon DVG / Non-Steam) up - https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/360035474774/Non-Steam-version-of-L-A-Noire-not-showing-up-in-the-Rockstar-Games-Launcher

6. Physical Retail Disc, Steam & Non-Steam titles from Rockstar can be added to your RGL account, look here - https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/360035971593/Adding-Steam-and-non-Steam-installations-to-the-Rockstar-Games-Launcher

7. Physical games currently don't support RGL Cloud Save, Download & Install support via the RGL client program. You'll have to manually deal with the install from the disc & handle the saves yourself - https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/360035971533/Disc-installation-support-for-titles-in-the-Rockstar-Games-Launcher
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Re: Rockstar Game Launcher released for PC.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 03:27:44 PM »
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Re: Rockstar Game Launcher released for PC.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 07:19:58 PM »
Gonna wait until theres a reason for me to use it. I dont need another copy of GTASA right now. Weird they wouldnt launch this with something big.

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Re: Rockstar Game Launcher released for PC.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:01:23 PM »
Gonna wait until theres a reason for me to use it. I dont need another copy of GTASA right now. Weird they wouldnt launch this with something big.

I'm guessing that RDR2 PC version is going to be a Rockstar Game Launcher exclusive.

There's also reports on Reddit that those w/ Steam-versions of games installed and after you install RGL, RGL and its DRM is getting pressed on top.

I do wonder if across the board on even Steam-version of their games for even those that don't install RGL, if RGL is going to be added over to all Steam-versions of their games even on Steam.

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Re: Rockstar Game Launcher released for PC.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 04:04:05 AM »
Ars Technica - UPDATE to the concerns of RGL being tossed on top of Steam-versions of Rockstar's games, if you install RGL...is that it's true:
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/09/rockstar-gives-away-a-gta-classic-to-get-you-to-install-its-new-games-launcher/

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    [Update, 3pm ET: Since this article has gone live, we've discovered another reason to install RGL, though it's arguably not a welcome one. Rockstar has now mandated the launcher's installation in order to boot certain games available on Steam. I uninstalled RGL from my testing rig, then attempted to boot my existing Steam installation of Grand Theft Auto V. At that time, Steam automatically loaded the RGL installation process. Thus, there is currently no way to play GTA V without having Rockstar's new launcher active. Rockstar isn't the first to do this, by the way; publishers like Ubisoft mandate similar launcher requirements in their Steam games.]

So, if you want to install RGL, you've now been warned.

Also, I would not be surprised for Steam-version owners to get an update w/ a RGL-Lite version (i.e. a version for Steam-versions of games w/out the Store Front, as Steam doesn't allowed 3rd party launchers w/ its Store Front - which is what Uplay games on Steam have), whether Steam-version owners want it or not.

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Re: Rockstar Game Launcher released for PC.
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 06:14:48 AM »
PC Gamer - Rockstar fixed a bug since the RGL update, which was causing GTA5 PC to NOT work offline:
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-bug-preventing-gta-5-from-being-playable-offline-has-been-fixed/