yeah steam has pros… and cons. especially with lgbtq+ content, not easy to pass - unlike schoolgirl hentai, and sniper games :/ hmm you might be right about stripe, when i test pick card payment i see a stripe logo at the bottom.. worth checking. aah true i forgot about adding external games to the steam library, i only did it once, just hafta remember how. wasn’t there sth about a steam key? and yup, zags demo is already downloaded ^^
In Steam, on the bottom left, you can choose "Add A Game" > "Add a Non-Steam Game" and choose an EXE on your computer, so you can have any game you download from itch imported into and playable from Steam.
When you're checking out on itch.io, you'll see a screen with two options at the bottom: "Pay with Paypal" and "Pay with card". If you choose "Pay with card", it'll be processed by Stripe instead of paypal.