- Aug 7, 2019
My point was for the case that paradox doesn't have a backup copy anymore. It was a reply to a comment which said that they should be able to retrieve it from version control. Version control are systems which are used to track changes and contain old versions of the source code of a program. Paradox almost certainly uses such a system, but my point is that the source code in such a system might not be suitable to recreate the compiled version of the game in the form in which it was released.If it is so simple, why did grotaclas had doubts it could be feasible for PDX to leave a link for us:
Of course if Paradox still has a copy of all the files like they were on steam, they could make it available for download. But they probably would not want to make a public download which would make the game accessible for people who don't own it. And I don't know if they have a system which can check the ownership of the game and would work for eu4. And a simple download might not be enough, because steam usually takes care of installing libraries like directX which the download would not contain. And a download outside of steam might imply that the game can work if steam is not running and that will probably not work correctly.