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Perhaps a VAC3 would be nice, because VAC2 doesn't stop any cheats.
They pretty much did. It's called sv_pure. It's basically a server side command that requires all clients to play with pure (non-edited) content (sprays, textures etc). It helps stop 99% of custom models, wallhacks, fullcolor/fullbright stuff etc.

VAC2 is 100% useless. You can download public cheats and cheat like crazy without getting detected.

zBlock is a decent plugin (which is basically an attempt at sv_pure).

About this update... it's the last thing they need. I hate all the crap STEAM comes bundled with already. All I want to do is play CS not get attacked with update news, stupid games for sale, bloated garbage and buggy software.
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Let's just say they're trying to copy Xfire, but in such way that it's only compatible with their own game, plus it's supposed to use 200 MBs when idle.
Exactly. Xfire started the Clans and guilds system, Gamespot followed suit, and not Steam is jumping on the bandwagon. And all of them suck. (In my experiance.)

And I agree totally with bigvaL above. I don't mind the little popup message that BF2 does when I log in, I close it and it leaves me alone. In Steam, even if I launch CS right from a shortcut, I can close the game and have 3 or 4 windows pop up. Ads for games, updates, news about developer conferences, thing I don't care about! I'd love to see Steam follow a model almost like that of the EA Downloader. It downloads and buys games, but leaves me alone after that.
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Ive heard of this before,

OWAIT! It's called ESEA.
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This looks pretty awesome. I hope that Crysis gets picked up by Steam the way I heard a while back. That would be the bomb.
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And I agree totally with bigvaL above. I don't mind the little popup message that BF2 does when I log in, I close it and it leaves me alone. In Steam, even if I launch CS right from a shortcut, I can close the game and have 3 or 4 windows pop up. Ads for games, updates, news about developer conferences, thing I don't care about! I'd love to see Steam follow a model almost like that of the EA Downloader. It downloads and buys games, but leaves me alone after that.
I used to get those all the time untill I thought to turn them off in the perferences.
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Great job on releasing new HL2 episodes "every 3 month" and great job on the multi-threaded support that you guys said would be released early 2007.. Valve is a joke. I feel bad for all those game makers thats using Steam to distribute.

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This looks pretty awesome. I hope that Crysis gets picked up by Steam the way I heard a while back. That would be the bomb.
Nah, Crytek isn't that stupid.
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Ive heard of this before,

OWAIT! It's called ESEA.
QFT.
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Nah, Crytek isn't that stupid.
It isn't down to Crytek. It's down to the publisher, EA.
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post #29 of 55
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great... Its myspace for nerds...

i already cant stand steam. "i need to have logged on within the last 24 hours to run CSS in off line mode" *** is that!!??!
I believe myspace itself is myspace for nerds.
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it going to be myStemplace a place for friends
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