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Even steam itself will need to re-download any updates, etc install itself to the registry etc.

This takes literally less than 3 seconds...
    
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This takes literally less than 3 seconds...

Then you have to click on every game you have to let steam download and install the necessary components to get the games running again. thumb.gif
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there should be no secondhand pc games? yeah we're all bad and shouldn't be given such options incase we do something illegal. lets give all the power in the world to a small handful of greedy elites who will make sure that the people cant do anything bad ever again! what the hell are you on about....

Perhaps you took that to literally. I'm not saying that it I personally feel that you shouldn't be able to sell a second hand game. I would like to see a way to sell a steam game to another user or back to steam, for some industry set price that you would get a portion of, and that the publisher also received a portion of. That way you receive some value back, and the publisher receives a portion of sales, steam could also receive some percentage, and the new end user also gets their game at a discount. It could be first come first serve similar to Open Box deals at newegg.
     
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Then you have to click on every game you have to let steam download and install the necessary components to get the games running again. thumb.gif

You only need to click to make the indicator go away, it doesn't actually download anything, the game is playable immediately.

What game have you had this issue with?
    
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even when you buy games on disc these days you still cant play a lot of them without installing something like steam or origin. i bought skyrim on disc and then found i had to have steam and download a "patch" before i could play it. so the disc was useless apart from saving a bit of downloading. same with battlefield 3. i was pretty annoyed. its pretty much all gonna be digital before long. when it is, not having a secondhand market will be one of the worst things about it.

Just bypass the DRM, if you bought the game, who cares?

And people are complaining about the hassle with steam and etc, you don't have to worry about any of that if you bypass the DRM. I bought the game, and own it. Steam is a non issue.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 12/7/11 at 12:11pm
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You only need to click to make the indicator go away, it doesn't actually download anything, the game is playable immediately.
What game have you had this issue with?

That's not true and I know that for a fact. But I don't see the need to get into an argument about it. thumb.gif
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That's not true and I know that for a fact. But I don't see the need to get into an argument about it. thumb.gif

Ok, well since I've asked 2 or 3 times and you won't answer I'll leave it at that rolleyes.gif
    
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I like everything about it. No hassle of carrying my games with me or the serial numbers, they auto patch themselves, and dont take space on my shelves.

unless you dont have a good internet connection, digital copies are the way to go IMO.

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Just bypass the DRM, if you bought the game, who cares?
And people are complaining about the hassle with steam and etc, you don't have to worry about any of that if you bypass the DRM. I bought the game, and own it. Steam is a non issue.

Apparently lots of people. I personally don't see the problem, as it seems due to DRM and various TOS, we don't actually own any software anymore, but just rent it at the whims of the publishers.
But, to reiterate, it IS illegal to bypass DRM, even if you have a legitimate copy of the game.
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Only hassle i can think of is that you have to remember what you bought and from where...which isn't hard. I just limit my online sources to Steam, Amazon, Origin, and Good Old Games and I make sure I keep and electronic and paper copy of my sale receipt email. There are a lot of sites offering digital download service these days.

However, that is nothing compared to having to keep a game disk in an optical drive...I don't even have an optical drive on my main machine. If I want to play an old game I will put the disk in my media machine's drive which is shared over the network and launch the game from there.
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Apparently lots of people. I personally don't see the problem, as it seems due to DRM and various TOS, we don't actually own any software anymore, but just rent it at the whims of the publishers.
But, to reiterate, it IS illegal to bypass DRM, even if you have a legitimate copy of the game.

It isn't really illegal...just against the EULA. So you are in breach of the contract and the game company could void your CD key if they somehow found out, but I don't know the likelihood of that happening. Still not considered a respectable thing to do.
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