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Poll Results: Is 100% Digigtal Gaming a Good Move or Bad Move?

 
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    Good Move...Nothing to worry about; just as reliable as retail games.
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    Bad Move...Some tweaking still needed to improve reliability for digital gaming.
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post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by Marafice Eye View Post

First point. - Turn off the 'Always keep game up to date' option.

You appear to have difficulty reading:
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It has an option to disable auto updating of games, but this option has an tendency to revert to automatic mode all the time. And we all know that there are cases where steam will just go ahead and do whatever the **** it wants anyway, even if you have explicitly told it not to automatically update and the setting has actually stuck. (Skyrim).

and what about older games where you might want to install existing patches, say, 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3, but not 1.4? With steam it's all or nothing.
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Third point. - When it pops up saying 'installing directx' hit cancel, and launch the game again, it skips the step, problem solved.
I see the same complaints about Steam all the time (and this isn't directed at just you, just the same complaints in general) and nearly all of them have very simple fixes.

As I mentioned with the PhysX example, if buildbot is not allowed to complete, it often get's stuck in a loop and runs every time you launch the game.

The simple fix would be to sell non-steam versions of the game as well, for people who don't want to install gimmick laden bloatware and want to maintain a degree of control over what is happening on their computer.
Edited by Oubadah - 3/31/12 at 6:01pm
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"tired of all these retail boxes piling up everywhere" not trying to be rude, but this is the weakest reason for adopting digital distribution that I've ever heard. How about just buying a some CD wallets and printing all your keycodes on one sheet of paper? There's no law stating that you HAVE to retain every box and manual, although I would never throw mine away.

Not trying to be rude but I've never asked why I should keep retail boxes or even CDs wink.gif Maybe I do not want any of this thinking.gif Guess you didn't take time to think about that, huh blinksmiley.gif
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I hate digital distribution...

This is all you had to say whistle.gif
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Not trying to be rude but I've never asked why I should keep retail boxes or even CDs wink.gif Maybe I do not want any of this thinking.gif Guess you didn't take time to think about that, huh blinksmiley.gif

Have no idea what you're trying to say...

How about less smilies and green text and more comprehensible english?
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As I mentioned with the PhysX example, if buildbot is not allowed to complete, it often get's stuck in a loop and runs every time you launch the game.
The simple fix would be to sell non-steam versions of the game as well, for people who don't want to install gimmick laden bloatware and want to maintain a degree of control over what is happening on their computer.

Again I'll reiterate, I've not had any of the issues that people seem to think are wildly rampant with Steam. No problems with turning off auto-update and having it turn back on. No problems with the buildbot looping when I cancel a PhysX or DX install. Nor any issues with having to re-verify after disabling an intro vid or anything of that sort. Once again I'm not saying I speak for everyone, but over 4 different PCs I've not had those issues, and I've had plenty of games it could happen on, so the sample size isn't small.

Sure it sucks you have some issues, but just as I don't speak for everyone, and just give my opinion, you are doing the same. I've been using Steam for over 5 years now and it's been nothing but a breeze for buying and running games.
 
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Again I'll reiterate, I've not had any of the issues that people seem to think are wildly rampant with Steam. No problems with turning off auto-update and having it turn back on. No problems with the buildbot looping when I cancel a PhysX or DX install. Nor any issues with having to re-verify after disabling an intro vid or anything of that sort. Once again I'm not saying I speak for everyone, but over 4 different PCs I've not had those issues, and I've had plenty of games it could happen on, so the sample size isn't small.
Sure it sucks you have some issues, but just as I don't speak for everyone, and just give my opinion, you are doing the same. I've been using Steam for over 5 years now and it's been nothing but a breeze for buying and running games.

Well that's fine, I don't have a problem with steam being available as an option for people who want it, but I don't see why it should be forced on everyone for games like Metro2033. After all, it's no be-all/end-all solution to piracy as the steam only games are up on torrent sites as quick as any other. In fact, I see invasive DRM like steam as being very good reasons for piracy, although I don't engage in it myself.
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I've been buying retail games for the past 4 yrs and now I'm gettin' tired of all these retail boxes piling up everywhere. I'm considering going 100% digital but I'm a little worried about access to patches and mods. How's digital gaming these days on the pc? If I switch over, would this be a good move or bad move?
Thanks in advance thumb.gif


What is DVD/CD? Or box? ... this is unheard for me...

 

 

/sarcasm..

 
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Have no idea what you're trying to say...
How about less smilies and green text and more comprehensible english?

Don't strain your brain wink.gif You've given your opinion...That's all that matter at the end of the day. Thanks thumb.gif
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What is DVD/CD? Or box? ... this is unheard for me...
/sarcasm..

I'm going to take a wild guess & say you're a digital game player. This is to your sarcasm tonguesmiley.gif.....whistle.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/31/12 at 6:20pm
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The only thing that i dislike about digital purchases is that you can't (legally) sell them on when you're bored of them, or regret buying them.
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The only thing that i dislike about digital purchases is that you can't (legally) sell them on when you're bored of them, or regret buying them.

This is what happened to me with Skyrim. Spent NZD$100, game was nigh on unplayable, and I couldn't recuperate anything.
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