I guess it's common knowledge, that some DLCs are "subscription" based and do not download any files when bought or are integrated in the game itself (like Magika's DLCs). Am I right to assume, that if a DLC on steamdb does not have a "Depots" tab it's a subscription based? Or there may be exceptions?
DLCs don't have any depots. All depots used by DLCs are listed on main's app page. DLCs just grant access to these depots.
Meaning that if a game does not have a certain DLC listed in its depots tab - that DLC is subscription based? Correct? I just want to understand how can I determine if a DLC is subscription based using steamdb.
It all depends on how the game checks if user bought the DLC. There is no such thing as "subscription DLC" as far as I know.
I believe "subscription based" were called the DLCs which do not actually have any files downloaded, when bought. Like Magicka. Or Street Fighter x Tekken or like most of F2P games. From what I can gather, if a game has a Depot with a DLC name and that depot has "Extra info" as "Optional" - it will download the files. If not - seems like they are subscription based. I checked this on a few games I own
or maybe I am wrong, since my assumption seems to fail on RPG Maker...
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