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Windows 7: Free copy of Portal for everyone until May 24

13 May 2010   #21
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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Thanks, DarkNovaGamer
My personal opinion is,

I dislike having programs install that I do not 'need' to have installed. Stuff like CCleaner and whatnot I tend to find portable versions.

I truly find Steam to be intrusive.
+1 and that is why I will not be installing. If I could install on a trash machine, download, and then install somewhere else then maybe, but to be forced to install something. Not for me.
I could understand if it was a 100mb+ program, but its not even 2mb.


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13 May 2010   #22
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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Duplicate thread. Closing this one - please refer to Free copy of Portal for everyone until May 24 for all other posts.
Don't need to be so up tight about it, I didn't know this was already posted.
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13 May 2010   #23
johngalt

 

That is what the search function is for
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13 May 2010   #24
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I wish they would offer the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Pack. Oh well, I've still heard good things about Portal and it's free, so I guess I'll just download it once I get home from school (free period right now ).
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13 May 2010   #25
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

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Oops!
Been using Steam for so long that I forgot to mention the old trick that we use to speed up downloads when servers are busy!

Simply go into your Steam settings and change your location to something other than the nearest one (that is if you're in a populated area). For example, I normally use the New York server but if it's busy I'll switch to Wasington DC or another server to try and speed up my download
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13 May 2010   #26
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Nice game, just that it was short(i ran throw it for abt 3hrs.)
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13 May 2010   #27
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Which kinda makes it even more fun, short and sweet, so to say.
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13 May 2010   #28
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Was it worth it? I don't want to download if it is not.
I've had Portal since The Orange Box... It is the only non-sports game that I have ever played thru and thru and thru. It is worth it regardless of its brevity--and in everyone's case who doesn't alread have it--it is FREE!
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13 May 2010   #29
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
My personal opinion is,

I truly find Steam to be intrusive.
I want to be clear and upfront that I do understand that this is your personal opinion. My reply is not meant to attack your opinion.

The thing about Steam that is so great and not obtrusive, in my opinion, that your games are always available to you whereever you are and whatever machine you're using. True, if you are on someone else's machine you'd have to get permission to install and use it, but if you do, your games are right there. If someone already has Steam installed on their machine, then all you have to do is logon with your credentials. If you have multiple computers at home, at work, desktop, notebook, or Mac, your games are available to every single computer. You don't have to worry about a physical disc that will deny you installing the game on another machine because it is already installed and activated on your "main" machine.

All of the computers in my house, with the exception of my wife's, has Steam and I install the games that each computer can handle graphics wise.

Your hard drive crashes and you lose all of you data... No need to worry after you replace the hard drive. Re-download Steam and all of the games you've purchased are there--no looking for cds, dvds, or keys. And Steam keeps every game updated. So, with a physical disc, you install the game and then you have to go to the game's website to download and install updates and patches. Not the case with Steam.

Two-cents from a Steam fan.
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13 May 2010   #30
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
My personal opinion is,

I truly find Steam to be intrusive.
I want to be clear and upfront that I do understand that this is your personal opinion. My reply is not meant to attack your opinion.

The thing about Steam that is so great and not obtrusive, in my opinion, that your games are always available to you whereever you are and whatever machine you're using. True, if you are on someone else's machine you'd have to get permission to install and use it, but if you do, your games are right there. If someone already has Steam installed on their machine, then all you have to do is logon with your credentials. If you have multiple computers at home, at work, desktop, notebook, or Mac, your games are available to every single computer. You don't have to worry about a physical disc that will deny you installing the game on another machine because it is already installed and activated on your "main" machine.

All of the computers in my house, with the exception of my wife's, has Steam and I install the games that each computer can handle graphics wise.

Your hard drive crashes and you lose all of you data... No need to worry after you replace the hard drive. Re-download Steam and all of the games you've purchased are there--no looking for cds, dvds, or keys. And Steam keeps every game updated. So, with a physical disc, you install the game and then you have to go to the game's website to download and install updates and patches. Not the case with Steam.

Two-cents from a Steam fan.
Rest assured I did not take it as you attacking my opinion.
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