Originally Posted by omni_vision
so STEAM + origin + battlelog + plug-ins + mic + bf3.exe + ts3
but i do hope steam gets bf3 n that i don't have to have origin running to play
i dont mean to jump on you, but when are people going to have this sink in.
BATTLEFIELD 3 WILL REQUIRE ORIGIN TO RUN
how many times does this need to be clarified, even after all the confirmations of it being a hard, set in stone fact.
regardless of the platform its being distributed on. very much like Games for Windows Live (which is why i cant understand the Origin hate really).
if you buy a GFWL game that works on Steam, Bioshock 2 or GTA4 for example, you still require GFWL to be installed and running in order to play the game. it automatically launches with said titles. and even required CD-Key activation through GFWL in order to use the game properly, IE go online if possible. seems like pretty much the same thing here, except replace GFWL with Origin service.
im personally hoping for a steam release so i can cancel my hard copy but thats just because like most, i prefer all my games in one location if possible. although if Origin is implemented as smooth as GFWL is in its titles, technically it would be even more convenient to run BF3 outside of Steam as all you need is a single .exe shortcut for the game, and hopefully Origin is queued to launch alongside it. as opposed to launching Steam, then launching BF3 and launching Origin.
although isnt it confirmed that its a 25Gb download? coz i might keep the disc copy then haha.
i love steam and its hands down my platform of choice, but its not exactly the most convenient service for running games. for starters the steam platform must be running in order to launch any of the games. plus it can be a real pain in the arse if you plan to play offline or lose your net connection and try launching steam if you havnt gone offline in a while, as steam needs to update some user register thing in the offline mode, and if you havnt done it for a while, steam wont run offline. we've all been there.
im sorry i havnt used origin to run a game, is it the same? or can we launch a game from a desktop shortcut and it will boot straight up and load origin in similar to GFWL? or better yet do you even know that origin is even there? or is it just a background service?Edited by gtarmanrob - 10/6/11 at 11:27pm