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I'm so stupid lol, for some reaon I thought they didn't. We are required to install Steam, can it be uninstalled after the game is installed?
not that i am aware of
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Ok lol, I'll give it a try.
But why do I need STEAM? Do I play the game through STEAM?
    
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But not at a good price.
how did price get involved in a question on where to get the game?
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like all steam games yes
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how did price get involved in a question on where to get the game?
Lol I know, but now to get back at my question, am I going to play my games through steam, or is steam going to serve the purpose of a download manager when buying the game?
    
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I'm so stupid lol, for some reaon I thought they didn't. We are required to install Steam, can it be uninstalled after the game is installed?
Not without losing your game. What's the problem with having it, anyhow? It's only a couple megabytes.

If I can get a game through Steam rather than other means, I will. My steam account is packin'.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/jwhited/games

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Lol I know, but now to get back at my question, am I going to play my games through steam, or is steam going to serve the purpose of a download manager when buying the game?
It's not a matchmaking service, if that's what you mean. It's mostly meant as a content delivery service, but all your games will install in folders within the Steam folder. To start the games, you must first start Steam (Or, when you start a game from its own icon, Steam will automatically start).

It also automatically updates your games. The servers are really fast, too (I download stuff from Steam regularly at 700-800KB/sec).
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Lol I know, but now to get back at my question, am I going to play my games through steam, or is steam going to serve the purpose of a download manager when buying the game?
both, it will be use to down load the game(manager) and it will run everytime you play the game aswell
post #18 of 22
In terms of steam, i was unsure of it at first as i thought it would be a hassle, but its anything but that, cheap games where patches are downloaded automatically, games are installed w/o use of a CD key and all games can be backed up after download so you only have to download them once. One problem i found with steam is the folder itself is pretty fragmented after a couple of gigs of DL, make sure to defrag it after each DL.
other things steam has is:
Trailers
Demos
News
Friends
User community

All that it requires is that you dont use cheats or VAC/punkbuster will ban you, and that you remember your password and user
    
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hmm I thought the concensus was that Steam was where good games went to die?

Maybe I will have to try it out...trouble is I don't think there is a game right now worth buying that I don't already own.
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Best thing about steam. If your like me you have more than one pc in the house. I currently have one pc and 2 laptops. If I want to game on a laptop that doesn't have my steam game on it I can just sign into steam and download my game straight to my laptop. No cd or keycode needed.
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