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Yes, you go through the steams servers or you connect to servers through steam. It is like Itunes for songs and videos, but it is for games..
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post #32 of 41
Steam is great but that still doesn't stop me from buying actual cd copies and i'm willing to pay tax when Steam doesn't biggrin.gif

Also the only downfall is steam does maintenance once a month or so and you get disconnected without a warning so you'll have to get used to that. Also the best thing about Steam is the sales.. and especially the patching. It auto patches EVERY game you have biggrin.gif
post #33 of 41
In common speech, steam most often refers to the visible white mist that condenses above boiling water as the hot vapor mixes with the cooler air. This mist consists of tiny droplets of liquid water. Pure steam emerges at the base of the spout of a steaming kettle where there ....

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Ohh....that Steam :\
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post #34 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krusher33;11728624 
You mean you can't even play a game? I thought they can be played offline?

And what if you play MP? Do you have to be connected to STEAM in order to play MP?



They can be played offline but no records get saved of your progress as such, so only games like Resident Evil 5 and DiRT 2, where you actually have save games, do you actually see some progress

No, no Multiplayer while the steam servers are down, don't get me wrong though, they don't go down often....
    
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post #35 of 41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffaruni;11741268 
They can be played offline but no records get saved of your progress as such, so only games like Resident Evil 5 and DiRT 2, where you actually have save games, do you actually see some progress

No, no Multiplayer while the steam servers are down, don't get me wrong though, they don't go down often....

Wait. So if I bought Dragon Age and played it offline, I'd have to start over each time I play it?
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It's just like Xbox Live for PC user's
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Roweyi7;11741722 
It's just like Xbox Live for PC user's

Um... yeah. I don't know what that is. Haven't played consoles since PS2 first came out.

If I got Dragon Age or ME2, do I have to be online to save my progress to the games or not?
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post #38 of 41
Steam is either mist (as seen from a kettle), or the gas phase of water (water vapor).

In common speech, steam most often refers to the visible white mist that condenses above boiling water as the hot vapor mixes with the cooler air. This mist consists of tiny droplets of liquid water. Pure steam emerges at the base of the spout of a steaming kettle where there is no visible vapor.

Pure steam is a transparent gas. At standard temperature and pressure, pure steam (unmixed with air, but in equilibrium with liquid water) occupies about 1,600 times the volume of an equal mass of liquid water. In the atmosphere, the partial pressure of water is much lower than 1 atm, therefore gaseous water can exist at temperatures much lower than 100 °C (212 °F)
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post #39 of 41
some games require you to be online to save thats extra DRM the game developers added. like GTA4 pc disc, steam ,direct 2 drive all have it regardless of version.

I'm actually gonna repurchase my games i have on disc in steam. It's a pain to install them then patch, then no disc patch them (if needed) and then repeat if on more than one machine.

I wish i had never bought bioshock 2 on disc i bought just the key first then the game for the disc cause of multiplayer, so no i have 1 disc 2 keys and a steam version i guess the disc will just collect dust.
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Steam is BFBC2 for under $7.

...nuff said.
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