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post #31 of 39
No, I use TSeam, I play CS:S.

However, I refuse to buy games without discs. No Disc = No ownership. Steam is like leasing a car.
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post #32 of 39
even having the disc in hand means nothing, you are only licensing the software, you dont own it (read the fine print). and also in this day and age of every g-d piece of software "calling home" to check itself out, having the physical disc also means nothing, there are ways to cripple the software even if you have the disc (depending on the stuff they have embedded, or not, of course)
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post
No, I use TSeam, I play CS:S.

However, I refuse to buy games without discs. No Disc = No ownership. Steam is like leasing a car.
couldn't agree with that statement more, but saying a simple blanket statement for something usually never gets the whole message across, unfortunately.
a few EA games (it's just EA came to mind first), case in point: crysis, owning the disc isn't even giving you the keys to that leased car, you've gotta let the app call home to EA and then they'll see fit to let you keep going.

there's a valid point of DRM from a developer standpoint and i understand they want to protect their way of earning a living. however, the install activation/authentication is a bit much and i'll in no way support that.

Steam however, works well enough so long as you authenticate it's the right account, which was the case anyway in the old CD-KEY protection when you played online. it's far from perfect, and for its detractors and supporters there's always something to say.

I don't mind STEAM as I play a majority (90% or so) of the STEAM games online which I have to be connected to the internet to do so anyway. and in that regard, Steam is a very good platform for a dev to DRM without insulting their audience.
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post #34 of 39
Is there any com apps that will run as a service and stop any drm from being installed? It's not like distributors place warnings. I'd like any DRM to be interrupted and I'd return the Item in question.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post
What if steam changes their policies and screws all of you out of all your games?
may I ask if you take medication because if you think that is even remotely possible of happening - you must be. Valve would be down right complete dumb :turds: if they were to do that and completely destroy their service.

You see, business 101, you don't screw over your own company. A successful and smart company like Valve would never do that - so you'd be mental if you'd think they would.
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post #36 of 39
what i wanna know is if i can use my code from my hard copy of dead space and get the (hopefully de-securom'dd) steam version.

cause that would be ALL KINDS OF AWESOME.
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what i wanna know is if i can use my code from my hard copy of dead space and get the (hopefully de-securom'dd) steam version.

cause that would be ALL KINDS OF AWESOME.
doubt it - only very few STEAM games do that. Its worth a try though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
I wonder if they will remove the DRM from Crysis now (STEAM version)
I wouldn't think so. I believe the Crysis series was distributed via Steam by Crytech and not EA.
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post #39 of 39
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I wouldn't think so. I believe the Crysis series was distributed via Steam by Crytech and not EA.
actually - EA would've had to agree with Crytek to put Crysis on STEAM. So it had to have been their decision too.

Infact, I believe Crysis was a test for EA. Because Crysis sales probably shot up, this is the result of it. And if Spore sales (and the others) shot up, probably did greatly, then I suspect many more games to come to STEAM.
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