Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Feb 2008.
I'd rather buy games from the service.
They've had video for a while. and i personaly never used it.
> Erm Valve have already confirmed that if Steam ever closes, they will release unlock codes to allow all games to be played without
> the need to connect to Steam servers.
Is it in the EULA? If it isn't, it's vapourware.
You have to consider the legal position, which is that if Valve folds, no receiver is ever going to authorise the expenditure to do this.
Does the global hotkeys in winamp not work on steam?
It's a godsend being able the skips tracks that way when i'm playing wow
Going back to the main point: i think steam is great. It was a little flakey when it first came out, but it's run faultlessly for me for many years now and is my preferred way to buy games.
Why the hell would you want to be forced to travel to the shops, to get a game with disks you can lose and CD-Copy protection that you need to search online to break, when you can just buy online and download? /flee
Off topic, but....
Grab "Winamp [key] controller 4.0 (gen_wkc4.dll)" allows you to set custom hotkeys for winamp, which works in any game.
So you have an actual physical copy of the product, which dont take many hours to download, of which in some cases, for example TF2, where its cheaper to get from stores than online, also as Phil Rhodes quite rightly pointed out, should steam fold, how does one go about reinstalling said product from a download... as its steam that installs it, thus you would need to head to shops and cough up again, at least if steam is offline I can always put my dvd in the drive and still play LAN/VPN.
I can relate to some games ive purchased in the past with copy protection and had to use a 'patched' .exe to get them to play right, however I still rather have a hard copy of said product/s.
I can see your point, i think it's all down to personal preference really.
And at the end of the day, if steam *did* fold for some reason, the games would still be available on the more dodgy areas of the internet, and i'd feel quite justified downloading them if i'd already paid for them
There are some folks out there who have diaboloical broadband connections, me for one. Apparently because I live so far from the exchange the best speed I can possibly hope for is 500Kb, it makes downloading games vitually a waste of time. So call me a Luddite if you like but I'd much rather have a hard copy of my games and I agree about the price variations. My local Tesco (other supermarket retailers are available) had the Orange box on special offer for Â£19.97 within two weeks of the release date, shame I bought it from Amazon when it first came out.
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