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[STEAM] Dawn of The Final Day -24 Hours Remain-

ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
edited July 2010 in Games and Technology
BIG OLD LIST OF GAMES ON SALE

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Most Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I register this __Insert Game Here__ on Steam?

Here's a list of games you can register on Steam. You can always add a non-Steam game to your Steam games list, so that people can see you playing it.


2. If I buy a game pack that already includes a game I own, can I gift that game?

No, this was a one-time thing for people who already owned Half-Life 2 and bought the Orange Box. Additional copies you own are lost forever to the ether.


3. Why isn't __Insert Game Here__ available in my region?

Many Steam games might be unavailable in your country if you have the temerity to live outside of the United States. This is not Steam's fault. Regional game availability is determined solely by the publisher, who should be the source of your ire. Gifting works regardless of region so you might find some helpful person in North America who can gift you the game.


Helpful Stuff
AUSTRALIANS!!!!

You need this program.

It reconfigures your Windows IPSEC settings (run it as an admin) to block out all but the servers which don't count towards your download quota on Steam. Now supports a bunch of ISPs through a graphical interface.

Basically guarantees you won't add to your download quota with Steam.

Ampix wrote: »
LaCabra wrote: »
150KB/s :(

Download TCPview: TCPView

Then, use TCPview (run as admin if you're on Vista) to close all Steam TCP servers (this is important, NOT the UDP ones, just the TCP ones). Steam will then reconnect to a different server, which will hopefully get you a better speed. If you don't go faster in a couple of seconds, retry until you get a speed you like.

This shit totally needs to go into the OP, I've tipped this to so many people already.


Cool Community Add-Ons
Steam Signatures
With such a cool service, someone must have done some extra things to build on it. The forums have one such man, who made some super cool Steam signatures. Suds is his name and killing is his game. Except for the killing. The signatures automatically use backgrounds for the games and the correct icon. Pretty neat, and they're 100% free!

Sample signature:
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Steam Calculator
You can also use a script on his Steam Calculator page to see how much your Steam account would be worth if you had taken advantage of some obscure, arcane combination of special deals that nobody could ever have taken advantage of. Or something sort of like that.



Steam Sales Tracker
This is apparently a sortable list of all the cool stuff on Steam that you can narrow down via categories (like "on sale") but it may have ceased to work.


The Mis-Adventures of LewieP
As funny as the following comic is, LewieP does spend a lot of time looking for bargains, for us.
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The Steam Circle of Life
This image is from the SomethingAwful forums Steam thread. Hilariously enough it basically describes out Steam thread too:
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Steam iPhone App
You have an iPhone? That money could easily have been spent on Steam games. If you want to make the best of your shiny gadget, however, check out this Steam iPhone app. For less than the price of a grande mocha frapaacino or whatever, you can buy an unofficial program (which appears to have been created by a PA guy who has not stepped forward if the Armadeaddon screengrab means anything) which does all sorts of Steam shit.

Speaking of iPhones...
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'm going to miss changing the thread title ever 10 minutes.

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Five days and 95 pages. Damn.

    Iolo on
  • ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'll try and keep that going.

    Assuming I'm not spending all my time playing all these new games.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    35 minutes till new daily sales. Lets hope they don't suck as bad as yesterday's.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited June 2010
    I just tried the Beat Hazard demo. Ow, my eyes.

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    That Watson thing was fantastic.

    I'm trying to save money, I have 35mins to build up my Will.......then 24hours to not have it shatter. ......we'll see!

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  • SilkyNumNutsSilkyNumNuts Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Anyone have any other ideas for Kane and Lynch other thanwindows live and dx9?

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  • PerduraboPerdurabo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Echo wrote: »
    I just tried the Beat Hazard demo. Ow, my eyes.

    I just tried the Mass Effect 2 demo. Ow, my wallet.

    Can't believe I played the original on the 360. Now I just wait patiently until it's one of the dailys. And then cry when it isn't.

    Perdurabo on
    Bah.
  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    So counting today we have...

    6 MORE DAYS OF SALES

    oh god...

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  • ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Perdurabo wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    I just tried the Beat Hazard demo. Ow, my eyes.

    I just tried the Mass Effect 2 demo. Ow, my wallet.

    Can't believe I played the original on the 360. Now I just wait patiently until it's one of the dailys. And then cry when it isn't.

    Wasn't it $20 like a week ago?

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  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'll be very surprised if any of the games that were in the EA sale a week and a half ago go into this sale as a daily.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    The only things I've bought during this sale are Dark Void Zero and Clive Barker's Jericho ('cause it is absurdly cheap).

    None of the daily deals have been particularly enticing/they've all consisted of products I already own. The one thing I'm rooting for right now is a Just Cause 2 sale.

    Cherrn on
    All creature will die and all the things will be broken. That's the law of samurai.
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Zerokku wrote: »
    Perdurabo wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    I just tried the Beat Hazard demo. Ow, my eyes.

    I just tried the Mass Effect 2 demo. Ow, my wallet.

    Can't believe I played the original on the 360. Now I just wait patiently until it's one of the dailys. And then cry when it isn't.

    Wasn't it $20 like a week ago?

    Yes.

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  • PerduraboPerdurabo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Zerokku wrote: »
    Perdurabo wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    I just tried the Beat Hazard demo. Ow, my eyes.

    I just tried the Mass Effect 2 demo. Ow, my wallet.

    Can't believe I played the original on the 360. Now I just wait patiently until it's one of the dailys. And then cry when it isn't.

    Wasn't it $20 like a week ago?

    Yes.

    I missed the EA sales...

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    Bah.
  • XtarathXtarath Registered User
    edited June 2010
    So guys, can I register my non Steam game on Steam?
    I know the answer, I'm just waiting for more sales.

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  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Wait, so does everyone here know about steamgamesales?

    http://www.steamgamesales.com/

    on Twitter, too:

    http://twitter.com/steamsalesus
    http://twitter.com/steamsalesuk

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  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    glad I didn't listen to the haters. my buddies and I have been having a blast with Serious Sam HD.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Actually I also really want to buy Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, but I cannot give in to Ubisoft's fucking DRM.
    glad I didn't listen to the haters. my buddies and I have been having a blast with Serious Sam HD.

    Who the fuck hates Serious Sam?

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    All creature will die and all the things will be broken. That's the law of samurai.
  • SilkyNumNutsSilkyNumNuts Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Actually I also really want to buy Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, but I cannot give in to Ubisoft's fucking DRM.
    glad I didn't listen to the haters. my buddies and I have been having a blast with Serious Sam HD.

    Who the fuck hates Serious Sam?

    It's worth it, platforming at least, it's really nicely designed.

    Writing less so, but it's still a really good experience.

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  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Actually I also really want to buy Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, but I cannot give in to Ubisoft's fucking DRM.
    glad I didn't listen to the haters. my buddies and I have been having a blast with Serious Sam HD.

    Who the fuck hates Serious Sam?

    I had a blast with the originals in college, but people were bitching that they removed some of the puzzles. didn't really make a bit of difference to us, in fact the less painful jumping we have to do, the better. it's an awesome beer and pretzels slaughterfest, still.

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  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    So I picked up Beyond Good & Evil a while ago off Steam and tried to play it yesterday. There are some graphics issues - screen flickering, tearing, effects washing everything out, it was crazy.

    Are there any tricks to making this game run on a modern system? Windows 7 x64, AMD Phenom II x4, Radeon 4890, etc.

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    20 minutes until I am disappointed with today's dailies!

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  • HawkHawk Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Man my wallet can't take the sales..

    Hawk on
  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Actually I also really want to buy Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, but I cannot give in to Ubisoft's fucking DRM.



    Meh, there's plenty other stuff I could be spending my money on. Ubisoft made it easy for me to rule out their games.

    Sands of Time is still the best one in the series anyway. :P

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Tic Toc,
    Tic Toc,
    Time to feed the croc
    *This is where gabe photoshopped onto killer croc's head would be if I wasn't leaving now*

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  • PerduraboPerdurabo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I hope today is all railworks dlc.

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    Bah.
  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    . . . But I don't own Railworks.

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  • TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    . . . But I don't own Railworks.

    better fix that then.

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  • Vi MonksVi Monks Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Zerokku wrote: »
    Perdurabo wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    I just tried the Beat Hazard demo. Ow, my eyes.

    I just tried the Mass Effect 2 demo. Ow, my wallet.

    Can't believe I played the original on the 360. Now I just wait patiently until it's one of the dailys. And then cry when it isn't.

    Wasn't it $20 like a week ago?

    Yes.

    It's $20 right now on D2D.

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  • pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Railworks is god

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  • MadpandaMadpanda Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    If they discounted railworks dlc by %50 that would be around ~$200 SAVINGS. If you don't jump at that it would be like throwing an xbox 360 out the window!

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  • DangerbirdDangerbird Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'd only play Railworks to crash trains and terrorize passengers.

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    T-Minus 5 Minutes.....Cmon Sales I care about!

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  • areaarea Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Why am I tensely looking forward to something that may well cost me money?

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  • DangerbirdDangerbird Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Titan Quest! Titan Quest!

    C'mon everybody, chant with me!

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  • GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Resistance to buying the Star Wars package fading...fading...

    GoodOmens on
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  • zerothelegendzerothelegend Registered User
    edited June 2010
    The point here is "It's not a deal if you don't want it."

    Aaand you missed the point. Not only is that a false assertion, but I never said I didn't want it or else I wouldn't have been asking for opinions on the game.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    GoodOmens wrote: »
    Resistance to buying the Star Wars package fading...fading...

    Just buy the Jedi Knight pack. Everything else is shit.

    Edit: I forgot KotOR and Republic Commando. Buy those separately, and it'll still be half the cost of the full collection.

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    All creature will die and all the things will be broken. That's the law of samurai.
  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    25 seconds!

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  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    iPhone app section in OP should be more 'YOU CAN TRACK YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS _ANYWHERE_ _ALL THE TIME_' and less 'just the price of a frapawhatever'.

    Actually both can still be easily combined in the same sentence.

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