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Originally Posted by ShadowEW View Post
@Kosire , If it installs from Disc, then you can play WITHOUT Steam then.. Well, that atleast seems logical.
No, because the data on the disk is encrypted and needs to be de-encrypted by Steam.

On Empire Total War (I think that one anyway, might have been Napoleon), I installed it through the disk, but the de-encryption failed so I had to wait for the damned thing to download.
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Steam is the best thing ever happened to gaming, imo.

those who dont like steam either dont know how to use it, or expected Steam to cook for them and disappointed.
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No, because the data on the disk is encrypted and needs to be de-encrypted by Steam.

On Empire Total War (I think that one anyway, might have been Napoleon), I installed it through the disk, but the de-encryption failed so I had to wait for the damned thing to download.
Wow.. That must of been painfull.. The only Retail I've registered to Steam has been Counter Strike Anthology. But, I installed from CD and could play CS/CZ normally, the only prequisite was Steam running in the background to connect to Steam / VAC servers.. None VAC servers worked fine however.

All my purchases as of late have been direct on the store,
I picked up Witcher 2 Retail for £10 cheaper than steam, I can't add my Key to Steam as it's not Steamworks.. But I have a nice collectable edition retail that looks better x3

I hope you don't have to decrypt the files using Steam.. I truly don't want to... (If and when I ever decide to unwrap and play my retail) =]


Edit: @ Cryolite I laughed pretty hard at the 'Expecting Steam to cook for them' part Add me if you wish ShadowEW
 
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Steam sucks which is why this game is no buy for me.
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Steam sucks which is why this game is no buy for me.
Just like with the Origin thing, I can't understand why you would skip a very good game because of the software launching it.

sigh, people.
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Can you not just play offline for the first couple of days, and by offline i mean turn off your internet, before people start telling me theres no multiplayer.
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Just like with the Origin thing, I can't understand why you would skip a very good game because of the software launching it.

sigh, people.
just because they aren't buying it doesn't mean they are skipping it. maybe one day the game companies stop alienating people with retarded anti piracy hoops they make paying customers jump through
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just because they aren't buying it doesn't mean they are skipping it. maybe one day the game companies stop alienating people with retarded anti piracy hoops they make paying customers jump through
It's been happening in one form or another for a very long time. I'm not sure I ever remember installing a game without a CD key. Transformed into CD keys backed by internet registration, with a very different type of generation.

Steam and Origin are just the new generation of it. Have a software backing games to defeat piracy. It doesn't work super well, but I'm sure the numbers are much lower than they would be. Defeating the 12 year olds who would pirate the game because they don't want to ask their parents for the money is still a good chunk of the population of pirates.

Anyways, I much prefer something like Steam or Origin than having CD keys on the back of the disc cover. I always lose those.
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Where did you find this out btw?
A store in my city called Playtime. I'm buying a physical copy for £28 from there instead of for £35 on Steam because it's cheaper. The guy in the shop informed me of this when I asked him if they were getting their deliveries early and if they would sell me a copy early. He said they'd sell me a copy early but I wouldn't be able to play it until Friday because it's a Steam game.

He also said he was buying it for PC aswell so I believe him. He's not normally the sort of guy who makes mistakes. I deal with them quite alot.

I'll know for definite tomorrow or Thursday though.
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I've just bought the retail copy today, I managed to activate it it but I'm unable to play/install because of steam, so no matter wether you get it early or not, you won't be able to play it before friday.
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