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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.
I think you should try to fix that. I get over 2mbps and no hitches. Sounds like you have issues with your client files.

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Anyways, I much prefer something like Steam or Origin than having CD keys on the back of the disc cover. I always lose those.
I like Steam quite a bit (though I don't agree on account bans). However I'd love to be able to still just have standalone discs and keys. Just make an ISO backup and save the key to a file.

Presto archivo.
    
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My isp blocks steam, so yeah will be activating through my phone. One thing I like about steam is that if I loose the cd I can just downlod the game for free, and that's with the retail key.
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My isp blocks steam, so yeah will be activating through my phone. One thing I like about steam is that if I loose the cd I can just downlod the game for free, and that's with the retail key.
An ISP that blocks steam!? Screw that.
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I figured that since I bought a physical copy of the game, and this game was not made by Valve, that I would be able to actually own the game on the disc, and install it without hassle. Newegg doesn't (or didn't as of this writing) list Steam as a requirement on the product page for the PC version of the game, nor does it list an internet connection under the requirements, so apparently I'm not the only one who didn't expect this. Newegg also says that they listed all the information they were given from the publisher.

Anyway, I'm not at all happy about this. I recognize the advantages to Steam, but I personally do not want to be subject to the control, so I do not (knowingly) buy games that require Steam. I will be attempting to return it for a refund, and if successful, will then buy the game if/when it ever comes out free of Steam's control. But in either case, now I know that no game, no matter the publisher, is safe from Steam, and I'll be extra careful to check for this requirement from now on.
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I too went out and bought the PC-DVD thinking I could just install and play, but that was def not the case. It made me download the whole ******* game at the worst rate ever. (and i have a great ISP)

I personally would have just bought it from an online download source had i known that. I hate steam with a passion. But according to some people on here this should just all be expected (which is total bs since we bought the frickin physical media)
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I figured that since I bought a physical copy of the game, and this game was not made by Valve, that I would be able to actually own the game on the disc, and install it without hassle.
Anyway, I'm not at all happy about this. .

Well... you should be happy about it. Skyrim uses Steam as its DRM instead of much more hostile programs such as Securom which installs registry and internet calling programs, not to mention has a tendency to interact with other programs and cause issues. There are many more DRM programs that are more and equally system intrusive.
Steam is a much nicer way of using DRM.
There will be DRM on games, I prefer Steam if I have to use one.

Steam should detect the disk and install using the disk. check your options if there is a preference... always worked for me.
Once Steam authenticates the game you can run steam in Offline mode and run the game from disk if you like.
Edited by Aparition - 11/16/11 at 9:38am
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Since it launched with Steamworks, the only way to get it to work without steam would be too crack it. But that in itself runs inot more problems, as the patches will be only on Steam, as will the DLC and the better mods will also probably require Steamworks to run as well. While I agree with you and it's a pain having to deal with something you don't like, times are changing. PC gaming is changing. I wouldn't be surprised in 10 years if 50% of games are available only on digital download and the only physical copies are CE copies.

It might be time to wise up a bit and "deal" with Steam. It's not so bad. I had to deal with it when HL2 required it, and it was far worse back then. smile.gif
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You don't need steam, I got a hard copy of the game and I just downloaded some crack to play it without steam. Although that means you have to wait on the patches to get cracked also, which usually doesn't take too long considering the 1.1 patch was already out and cracked before the official release date.

For the ones that say steamworks can't be cracked pre-release, I beg to differ I was playing a downloaded version of Skyrim mid day on the 10th with the 1.1 patch. Steamworks is like any other DRM, it simply fails.

Basically what I am saying is support the best games by buying them, but nobody has to deal with DRMs if they don't want to. I will sign no digital agreements and I will play the game I paid for.

Also where I didn't register the game on steam, it means I can re-sell the game if I want.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 11/16/11 at 9:48am
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It might be time to wise up a bit and "deal" with Steam. It's not so bad.

No.
    
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No.

How is Steam like Gamestop? Steam doesn't push crap like that on me. Sometimes it will give me a pop up window when I first boot it up about a current sale or a new release, but I push one button and it's gone if I want it too. The future of gaming is Digital Distribution. If you don't like it, sorry.
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