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Windows 7: Steam and rage pc game

27 Nov 2011   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not sure if this was mentioned or not but just because you have the physical disks does not mean you'll bypass say Steam for example. I have the physical disks for Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Fear 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution to name a few, in addition to the original Steam game - Half-Life 2, and they all had to be downloaded.

Get used to it being done this way as it's just one way to try and combat piracy. And yeah, Steam does have its plusses as stated by Solarstarshines.

@ those having slow download speeds - you can try speeding up your downloads by changing your "Download region"

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27 Nov 2011   #12
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Not sure if this was mentioned or not but just because you have the physical disks does not mean you'll bypass say Steam for example. I have the physical disks for Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Fear 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution to name a few, in addition to the original Steam game - Half-Life 2, and they all had to be downloaded.

Get used to it being done this way as it's just one way to try and combat piracy. And yeah, Steam does have its plusses as stated by Solarstarshines.

@ those having slow download speeds - you can try speeding up your downloads by changing your "Download region"

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Good Point Sygnus.... Someone was bound to back me up

Besides the downloading speed i noticed alot of the complaints are coming from the UK region you might want to test your isp and see if it is really up to par ,I use a Cable connection so suffering from low DL speeds is not a issue if you are on Broadband you are sort of limited with speeds depending on what package was purchased when you had the Internet provided
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27 Nov 2011   #13
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah its all about your internet speed. steam can be troublesome once in a while but too much that it becomes annoying and unusable. only thing that got pissed was the fact that steam didnt back up my skyrim save files. i was pretty sure it was being kept in the cloud.
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27 Nov 2011   #14
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Not sure if this was mentioned or not but just because you have the physical disks does not mean you'll bypass say Steam for example. I have the physical disks for Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Fear 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution to name a few, in addition to the original Steam game - Half-Life 2, and they all had to be downloaded.

Get used to it being done this way as it's just one way to try and combat piracy. And yeah, Steam does have its plusses as stated by Solarstarshines.

@ those having slow download speeds - you can try speeding up your downloads by changing your "Download region"

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Like I said...DSL crap speed here from my ISP (125kb/s). I'm not spending 2 days downloading a game, when I could instead just get it from the store and spend 25-45 minutes. Downloading a game that's 2 gigs takes me 8-10 hours, and that's at an average of 100kb/s. Downloading a 1 gig file takes me 3-4 hours. I'll pass on Steam.

Edit: And "anti-piracy" doesn't really work in the first place. Forcing people to use their program isn't something I like, nor will I even have anything to do with it. It doesn't endear me to Steam at all, nor any company that does this with their own anti-piracy views (mainly EA). Anti-piracy is just badly implemented by a lot of companies. If they don't want people "cracking" their game, then they need to do a different approach. If the company don't like it, tough diddly, live with it.

Edit2: Sorry if my post may seem like I'm throwing monkey crap at you Syg, but I'm not, it's just the way I speak.
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