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 08/02/2012 10:05 PM
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black_zion
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http://www.tomshardware.com/ne...olfenstein,16605.html

Sounds great, until you get to the part where it will require STEAM, so it's ruined before it's even released damnit...and they wonder why the PC market is shrinking...

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 08/02/2012 11:30 PM
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couldn't agree more, just yesterday i bought shogun total war 2 which required steam to play, i never use steam or origin or any other similar program.

I got so many connection problem with steam, stuck at updating steam, long login time, slow speed when updating the game. maybe it's because of my internet conncetion 3Mb/sec or maybe it's because i live in Indonesia which causing problem with the connection with steam.

I don't think i will buy any game with steam requirement again but then again there's always p***teb*y so no problem for me.



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 08/02/2012 11:41 PM
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Personally, at first, many years ago, I didn't like Steam. But then I had a game whose discs got damaged, and all I had to do was DL it from Steam, thus saving me the cost of buying new discs. Plus it always keeps your games updated automatically.



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 08/02/2012 11:56 PM
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Originally posted by: Practikill Personally, at first, many years ago, I didn't like Steam. But then I had a game whose discs got damaged, and all I had to do was DL it from Steam, thus saving me the cost of buying new discs. Plus it always keeps your games updated automatically.

 

yeah it's sucks when your disc got damage and yeah it's cool when you have a fast internet connection you can download it from steam again with no problem. But for me it's just not practical, it's an annoyance, DL 15 GB game with 3Mb conncetion with fluctuating speed, my god i don't wanna think about it. 



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 08/03/2012 02:00 AM
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Speaking of Steam, you can't sue them anymore: http://www.tomshardware.com/ne...r-Agreement,16598.html

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 08/06/2012 09:54 PM
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Nothing wrong with steam. I can download my games onto any PC I own. Play them on all of those PC's. Not only that, when i go on the road I can simply shut down to offline mode for a week and continue to play them.

There is simply no reason not to use steam. Take into account you get killer deals on PC games all the time @ 50+% off. Perfect example "Steam summer sales event". Steam is in no way affecting the PC market "shrinking" Tons of indy titles now have exposure to player reviews and all of that.

Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer, for instance, tells us that while it's been almost three years since his studio launched Torchlight, Valve's Steam promotions have helped the game maintain healthy sales to this very day.

"We find that we get several thousand percent increases in units and revenue on the days of the Steam sales, and unit sales are usually about double the normal for a few weeks after the sales are over," he says.

The only reason to hate steam is if you have a horridly slow internet connection. And even then.

On my 5mb internet service I have 0 issue's downloading games as usually I'm around 1.5~2.5mb / sec. Start the download at night wake up the next day and play. Or if you preorder they usually start the downloads around 2 days before release date providing you plenty of time to start the download when you go to bed.

I love steam. In the days of slow internet service I hated it. But its come along way. Nothing wrong with it.

EA on the other hand.. who can remove games from your origin account if you don't play it... thats screwy.



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 08/06/2012 09:59 PM
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Originally posted by: Vantharas Nothing wrong with steam. I can download my games onto any PC I own. Play them on all of those PC's. Not only that, when i go on the road I can simply shut down to offline mode for a week and continue to play them.

There is simply no reason not to use steam. Take into account you get killer deals on PC games all the time @ 50+% off. Perfect example "Steam summer sales event". 

The only reason to hate steam is if you have a horridly slow internet connection. And even then.

On my 5mb internet service I have 0 issue's downloading games as usually I'm around 1.5~2.5mb / sec. Start the download at night wake up the next day and play. Or if you preorder they usually start the downloads around 2 days before release date providing you plenty of time to start the download when you go to bed.

I love steam. In the days of slow internet service I hated it. But its come along way. Nothing wrong with it.

EA on the other hand.. who can remove games from your origin account if you don't play it... thats screwy.

I agree. Steam has been a lifesaver for me on more than one ocassion...you can re-download games forever. I do have a fast internet connection tho. Origin sucks the big one.



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 08/07/2012 04:17 PM
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I was not fond of the idea of Steam when I first heard of it, thinking mostly that it required being online to play a game (it doesn't, though you do need to save your credentials locally if you want to start in offline mode without a connection).

These days, I buy games almost exclusively via Steam for the convenience.  The one and only valid reason to not like Steam is a slow internet connection, which fewer and fewer people these days have.  With an average Steam download speed of around 10MB/sec (that's bytes, not bits), that is not a complaint I have here.

 08/08/2012 10:50 PM
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Guys, can i just move my steam folder from drive C to Drive D ?  

Because my drive D is exclusive just for gaming. At first i thought that you can install steam based game on another drive, turns out it doesn't. 

I only found how to get steam and it's game working on 2 seperate drive, i don't want that, i wanted to move the entire steam folder to the other drive, can i do that ?

 



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 08/21/2012 04:05 AM
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OMG! YA KIDDING ME!

I need to shoot Nazis and "GOD MODE".

 08/22/2012 05:23 AM
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Originally posted by: stargaz3rr

Guys, can i just move my steam folder from drive C to Drive D ?  


Because my drive D is exclusive just for gaming. At first i thought that you can install steam based game on another drive, turns out it doesn't.[IMG][/IMG] 


I only found how to get steam and it's game working on 2 separate drives, i don't want that, i wanted to move the entire steam folder to the other drive, can i do that ?


 


Can't you just reinstall steam on the D: drive? Then everything should install to the new drive. Not sure how steam or the game will like it though. I've had many games over the years wanting things in C: especially updates or upgrades.

I do play a lot of my games without steam. I just go to the game folder and it lets me play without steam sometimes. Those you can move without issues I would assume.

All in all I do like the conveniences of Steam, I just worry they'll do like the above poster said with Origin and removed games or even taking down servers to play with unpopular games.

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