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post #51 of 57
haha, so wait. i just signed up for gog.com and just tell them that im preordering and they are giving me their preorder content already without me even entering any sort of billing information.

cool
post #52 of 57
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337;13223161 
IT does everytime you log into steam on a different machine, deactivates the other machine and activates the current one...
Also what about the times when offline mode completely fails to work? When it fails it doesn't even allow you to launch your games....

i need to activate my steam account whenever im using a new computer that go through their security check when it wasn't there
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Originally Posted by dontpwnmebro;13223243 
i need to activate my steam account whenever im using a new computer that go through their security check when it wasn't there
Yup, and for more info on offline mode, my net died for about 20 mins and i had to reboot my computer in between, it was fun not being able to play portal 2 because offline mode refused to work.
post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by TestECull;13223135 
Steam is hardly anything near draconian. It is the lightest system in current use right now, and on top of that it gives you features you actually want to use. When was the last time SecuROM ever let you chat with friends playing entirely different games from within your game? Or look up a FAQ while in-game without alt-tabbing? Or facilitated VOIP? Steam also doesn't hold your games hostage if your internet cocks up. It works fine offline, doesn't need a connection to start games, and if you have your password saved it doesn't even need a connection to start up! So it's ahead of Ubi's system.


I'd love no DRM but I'd be naive to believe that's the case. So Steam it is. You want to be an idiot? You keep right on being an idiot. I'll just enjoy being able to play youtube videos while in-game. Augmented soundtracks, see.

steam is bs. its the exact same thing everyone else is doing except with a friends list and a larger catalogue of video games concentrated into one service.

what other people who adulate valve and think is steam exclusive but really isn't:

multiple installations (many games since ME and Spore allow multiple installs. witcher 2 will allow multiple simultaneous installs)
good sales (publisher newsletters frequently inform me of very good sales)
no-cd (publisher sites usually have digital download versions of their games)
post #55 of 57
it's fair tbh

main complaint of mine with securom install limits was the install limits. unlimited amounts of installations on unlimited PC's - that's fair IMO

i'd prefer steam integration but meh. can buy from steam during christmas
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Originally Posted by Yvese;13150215 
My god.

It's hardly DRM. Did you just read SecuROM on the title and posted? Or are you one of those silly people that just hate any form of DRM?

In that case, don't buy any games period because everything has DRM, even STEAM games.

SecuROM is terrible. I still have a folder and hidden file from it I can't delete. Probably could in safe mode, or just formatting, but keep forgetting to. So, yes I'm one of those silly people who prefers not to have things installed on my computer without my consent. I'll pay for the game, on GOG, and show them I prefer no DRM.
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Originally Posted by TheStealthyOne;13221608 
Ffs, the GOG version has no DRM. Problem = resolved.

So many babies in this thread.

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The only reason this would be required is for a lan party and...wait, what's this? Lan works fine in offline mode?

Right. Come back when you have a leg to stand on

I was saying if for example you bought CoD 4 and Battlefield 2 on disk, you can play CoD 4 on your computer while a friend can play Battlefield on your other computer, you can't do that on Steam, if your friend wants to play Battlefield online you will have to stop playing CoD (the multilayer mode anyway). Explain to me how Steam is then a better DRM model when it allows only one computer to play your games at a time while with SecuROM and the standard disk check system you can play your games on multiple systems as long as you have the disk ?

Oh and you can do everyhting you described about Steam with Xfire too, you can also still use Steam if you really want to and add your non-steam game to it, you'll have all the advantages without having to deal with their BS DRM. I use Steam everyday and have most of my games on it but that's only because of the deals, otherwise I'd always prefer having the box and disk and not being tied to a service like that.
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