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Steam, software & me

TechNoFearTechNoFear Registered User new member
edited October 2010 in Games and Technology
Q) Why do I have to use a third party tool [Steam] to play a demo of a single player game that is free and does not require verification?

A) Apparantly this is what the player base wants.


Who is this player base, I'm not interested and as a result 2K Games will not recieve an income from me...


Q) Why do developers do this?

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    DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Wont recieve income for a product you dont pay for? I think there ok with that.


    The best generic answer I can give, is that it preserves their DRM by keeping it in the same format as their final release. A lot of times drm is broken and cracks formed from the demo version of files provided.

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    DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
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    undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    steam is pretty unobtrusive and lightweight so uh

    whatever bro

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    A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited October 2010
    TechNoFear wrote: »
    Q) Why do I have to use a third party tool [Steam] to play a demo of a single player game that is free and does not require verification?

    A) Apparantly this is what the player base wants.


    Who is this player base, I'm not interested and as a result 2K Games will not recieve an income from me...


    Q) Why do developers do this?

    Because then you have an easy link between the distribution network for both the demo and the retail version! You can ask it in the Steam thread if you want but I'm pretty sure it'll go over like a shit balloon.

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