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News Valve dates Steam Cloud launch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Nov 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    is this optional?
     
  3. Denis_iii

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    sweeet! though don't think will be buying anymore games off steam as premium to high with current excahnge rate
     
  4. yuusou

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    Will this be available to modders with their mods hosted on Steam?
     
  5. adamc

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    Sounds like this will be monitoring your settings for every steam app... and I wouldn't think you can disable it yakyb, it'll probably run like the stats-collecting features built-in, but not detrimental to performance.
     
  6. johnnyboy700

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    I trust Valve to do this right, maybe not at the first attempt but it will be fine. Loads of people had issues with Steam at first (although mine was fine) and I think its turned out just fine so I have every confidence.
     
  7. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    I thought if you bought stuff like Left4Dead at retail, then it would basically just be adding it to your steam account anyway?
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    It is, but you can find better deals through retail often.
     
  9. steveo_mcg

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    Not to mention the saving on bandwidth.
     
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    Wonder if it will remember resolutions too per PC - annoying when new source games default to stupid res. suprised they dont just check what HL2 is running at and default to that instead.
     
  11. DarkLord7854

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    Ooh this should be nice :D
     
  12. Carpet3

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    sounds like a great idea :)
     
  13. TreeDude

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    Does this cloud colleact your game saves as well? That would be the only thing I would care about.
     
  14. impar

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    Greetings!
    Planned to be added later on.
     
  15. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    This is primarily for LAN cafes.
     
  16. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Great idea in my opinion, if only for the save game saving to be added. Would be really useful if you constantly use more than one computer. You can just continue were you left off.
     
  17. Mentai

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    Wow, really? I guess it depends on your country. All steam games are about 30% off on release due to exchange rate and a week or so early in NZ, except for when certain publishers decide to charge differently per country to continue ripping us off. I'm looking at you Activision!
    I would've bought fallout 3 off steam by now if they weren't charging more than the standard rate (though their price is not as insane as CoD4's), it pisses me off.
    Admitedly that discount is being reduced quite quickly thanks to the world ending, so lets pretend I was complaining 6 months ago :p

    On topic, I pre ordered Left4Dead so I'm excited about getting the demo. Although I thought it was supposed to be out Halloween? I guess it is on Valve time haha. I always forget to backup my saves etc when I reformat, so steam cloud will be good for me :D
    I hope they implement it in all their other games within a reasonable time frame.
     
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