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So im way behind the times. But I just go into steam playing games on steam. The community aspect of steam. The ability to buy games and download them so easily.

Is there a draw back?

What happens to all the games you've downloaded when you reformat will they just continue to exist in your steam account for reinstall?
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post #2 of 44
Steam is the ****! yea no matter what computer you're on as long as you log into your steam account the games are always there. you just need to redownload them onto the hard drive if you use another comp or reformat
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post #3 of 44
yep no drawbacks except.... not owning the CD's but thats just me haha but yeah they'll be there when you reformat
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post #4 of 44
The game is associated with your account, thus you can play on any computer. (but only one at a time)

Thats the plus side.

The con is you have to have a network connection to play. So just wait till your ISP goes down. Then RAGE.

Another con is you cant resell your games after they bore you. It's in the EULA that you are not allowed to sell accounts.
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post #5 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by theCanadian View Post
The game is associated with your account, thus you can play on any computer. (but only one at a time)

Thats the plus side.

The con is you have to have a network connection to play. So just wait till your ISP goes down. Then RAGE.
No you don't, Steam has an offline mode for a reason.
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Yea its nice. And game updates are easy
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If your steam ID gets hacked, you lose all your games. Although Steam is pretty helpful when it comes to helping hijacked account owners.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
No you don't, Steam has an offline mode for a reason.
I was going to ask if that was true.
That would be pretty stupid to require a constant connection to play a single player game/ mode.
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I don't believe you can modify the game files with steam, unless the game was designed to be modded.. (Garry's Mod, etc.)
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I don't believe you can modify the game files with steam, unless the game was designed to be modded.. (Garry's Mod, etc.)
You can modify games. You're getting the same files, just off of Steam.
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