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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
You can modify games. You're getting the same files, just off of Steam.
I was talking about non-valve games. I have a few, GTA IV/Vice City, COD4, STALKER, and it looks like they have all the game files in archives.
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I was talking about non-valve games. I have a few, GTA IV/Vice City, COD4, STALKER, and it looks like they have all the game files in archives.
I was also talking about both Valve and non-Valve games. I modified Crysis Warhead easily and STALKER.
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That's funny. every time I have my TP cable out and tries to start offline mode it tells me it can't connect to steam etc.
I have the same problem.
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
That's funny. every time I have my TP cable out and tries to start offline mode it tells me it can't connect to steam etc.
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I have the same problem.
you need to save your password for off-line mode to work
post #25 of 44
Steam while being awesome does have downsides, like you can't sell your games when your bored with them like a retail version and steam have screwed up the updates on CODWW so the co-op doesn't work.
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Yeah, I was pretty excited at first. But in some cases, it is not the greatest choice for getting a game at the best price--for example, regarding a lot of blockbuster titles, the price doesn't really go down much over time. Then for other games, it's dirt-cheap.

I am still wary though--you're still at their mercy. I don't quite like that power dynamic. But for now, I'm cool with the way Steam works (until I get the shaft, then I'm gone).
Guy, you can actually purchase your games anywhere you like (such as getting COD4 at wal-mart on "black friday") and then register it to steam if it's a steam game.

Also, the only time you CAN'T modify your game files is IF the anti-cheat software for that game prevents it (such as punkbuster on COD4). I use skins in CSS and other such things.

You can also add games to steam that are not steam games, but the only benefit of that is that you can launch the game from STEAM. games that aren't supported by steam won't update because of steam being online like steam games do.
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Guy, you can actually purchase your games anywhere you like (such as getting COD4 at wal-mart on "black friday") and then register it to steam if it's a steam game.

Also, the only time you CAN'T modify your game files is IF the anti-cheat software for that game prevents it (such as punkbuster on COD4). I use skins in CSS and other such things.

You can also add games to steam that are not steam games, but the only benefit of that is that you can launch the game from STEAM. games that aren't supported by steam won't update because of steam being online like steam games do.
no you cant only valve games and certain 3rd party games can be bought retail and registered on a steam account, you can add a non steam game to the game list and remove the shortcut but you still need the disc in the drive
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That's funny. every time I have my TP cable out and tries to start offline mode it tells me it can't connect to steam etc.
Mine gives me an option, and if I grab the offline mode button, it starts in offline moad.
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the draw back is the games can only be used on a single pc and the games cannot be sold!
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post #30 of 44
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the draw back is the games can only be used on a single pc and the games cannot be sold!

So you couldn't have an account with your games on a second pc and use it? I was under the impression you could. That you just couldnt run the account on 2 pc's at the same time?
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