Rockstar releases its very own games launcher for Windows

Prans Sep 17, 2019.

  1. MythicalData

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    To be fair, you don't ever need more than one launcher up at a time. You also can organize them however you want. They do take up space, but not a lot. The games take up space regardless.
    Also I don't know how many people bother checking every game they buy from steam to see if it needs steam open to function correctly.
    I know it's about drm in that case, but you're already on the platform where the majority of devs use drm willingly
    If they slow down your pc, then you need to exit them out of the tray, turn of autoupdates, etc...
    I know there are certain companies who have launchers that people may have issues with, but that's not really about the idea of the launcher itself
     
  2. osaka35

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    i await the day of the open source launcher which pulls from all launchers using one simple gui.

    ...i can dream ya know.
     
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  3. Silent_Gunner

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    Hello, Launchbox, mGalaxy, HyperSpin, etc.. OK, I don't know if those are open source or not, but they are launchers that can pull from other launchers. I remember being disappointed by Launchbox's slugglishness, though. I generally make shortcuts to games I want to play on PC that are on other platforms on Steam to use all of the features that come with launching games via Steam.
     
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  4. samiam144

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    This new launcher is replacing the older Social Club launcher, which was also mandatory, as far as I know (at least on the non-steam version). I haven't updated or launched GTA V in a while so I haven't confirmed it myself yet.
     
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  5. DBlaze

    DBlaze I don't know what i'm doing.

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    But rockstar has been using its own launcher for years now? The store part is new, sure, but the launcher was always mandatory for GTAV.
     
  6. MythicalData

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    https://playnite.link/
    almost there lol
    pretty damn responsive, open source, incorporates other launchers and emulators.
     
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  7. warweeny

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    Only big difference is that you need to pay for cable TV, so it is nothing like cable TV...
     
  8. nl255

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    Can it autokill launchers you aren't using? Because the way things are going even 16GB of RAM won't be nearly enough given how bloated all the launchers are due to all the frameworks and other crap that is incorporated which means you can expect to have each one use 300-500MB of ram even when doing nothing and of course they can't be swapped out because then how would they be able to display their oh so valuable notifications. With a dozen launchers you are looking at a good 4-6GB of RAM being used just for various launchers which is just insane.
     
  9. LiveLatios

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    why
    you need to pay for the streaming services on pc
     
  10. MythicalData

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    Sadly no,but it's open source so ANYBODY with the know how could contribute such a piece of code. I would love to myself, but am not experienced enough as I'm new to it, but maybe one day if someone hasn't gotten to it. Either way it is more than easy enough to turn of autoupdates, notifications, overlays, etc..... and exit launchers as need be. Also this is just basic management of your computer such as removing unneeded startup tasks and such things
     
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    guys, I think it's time for the GBAtemp windows launcher, access all those GBAtemp resources that you already can but through a completely pointless windows program that totally doesn't only exist to harvest more user data
     
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  12. warweeny

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    He is comparing FREE installers to PAID cable TV, if you think that adds up you need to go back to school.

    Also;

    twitch > free
    Youtube > free
    pornhub > free

    Yeah, streaming services are so expensive, oh wait.
     
  13. LiveLatios

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    why
    google stadia, geforce now, playstation now

    wow these streaming services are so very free. oh wait.
     
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  14. Hells_Judge

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    And I quote from WAUthethird,

    "PC gaming is turning into cable TV. Same with online video streaming, actually.

    This much fragmentation is not a good idea."



    Way to miss the point. Did you vote for $hillary in 2016?

     
  15. kevin corms

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    They already had a launcher.
     
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  16. wurstpistole

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    In b4 rdr2 on PC Rockstar launcher exclusive
     
  17. SpiffyJUNIOR

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    PC launcher world is slowly turning into the streaming service world
     
  18. Memoir

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    In the Murderbox!
    GOG Galaxy 2.0 I believe is promising this.
     
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  19. HylianBran

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    I'm definitely opposed to this. As one who has stood for convince above all else, having so much launchers for PC is just really inconvenient.
     
  20. WAUthethird

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    I was implying that the number of channels on cable TV increased exponentially over time, fragmenting the sources from which you could receive the content you wanted to watch, not unlike video streaming services - and...
    PC gaming launchers.

    My comment had nothing to do with whether you had to pay for it or not; that's looking for a fallacy where there isn't one.
     
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