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Hi all.

I'm talking about the hard-copy version of Skyrim. I just got an email from my retailer telling me my copy is dispatched.

Now it would be nice to play the game when i get it - which will likely be tomorrow - but if it's anything like New Vegas was, i won't be able to as my game will be tied to my STEAM account and consequently unplayable till it's "officially" launched.

So does anyone know if the hard copy tied to STEAM?

Thanks all.
post #2 of 40
Yes it is.
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I hope not, ive had it with steam. Super slow speeds to download games, consistant glitches and now my steam freezes at the connecting to account and wont start.
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post #4 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifeshield;15615442 
Yes it is.

Ah well, i can't say thats surprising given that it's a useful means of combating piracy, and appeared to work well with Fallout: NV.

Nonetheless frustrating having a game for two days and being unable to play it, but, there ya go.

Where did you find this out btw?
post #5 of 40
Skyrim is a 'Steamworks' game.

I suspect you can just play from retail disc, or link your CD key to Steam for safe keeping ^^''

I've pre-ordered a retail, and know I can register my Key to Steam, but I don't think it's a requirement to playing the game.. Or the CD provided is useless as Steam will download Skyrim again through the client :|
 
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post #6 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowEW;15615455 
Skyrim is a 'Steamworks' game.

I suspect you can just play from retail disc, or link your CD key to Steam for safe keeping ^^''

I've pre-ordered a retail, and know I can register my Key to Steam, but I don't think it's a requirement to playing the game.. Or the CD provided is useless as Steam will download Skyrim again through the client :|

Steam will install from the disc.
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Yes it is a Steamworks game.
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@Kosire , If it installs from Disc, then you can play WITHOUT Steam then.. Well, that atleast seems logical.
 
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man i love steam. i wish that every game developer went to them for all their titles. is 1000X better than origin.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kal777;15615447 
I hope not, ive had it with steam. Super slow speeds to download games, consistant glitches and now my steam freezes at the connecting to account and wont start.


Go in your Steam folder and delete the .blob files, that usually fixes a lot of problems. Also, make sure you have the download region that is closest to you selected (steam->settings->downloads+cloud->download region).
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