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Steam | CHRISTMAS SALE! - Wait for Daily Deals on Games You Want

SudsSuds Registered User regular
edited December 2010 in Games and Technology
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BIG OLD LIST OF GAMES ON SALE[/SIZE]


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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

Steam Price Guide
Do you have the misfortune to live somewhere other than America? Steam hates you! Luckily, this cool website with prices for Steam games all around the world is here to help, so you can know if you want to ask an American friend to buy the game for you or not.
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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Avatars
http://www.ddgamer.com/signatures.php. Select Avatar from the drop down list.

You need to delete your Avatar under:
Edit Avatar

Then add that URL in the Avatar URL field in:
Edit Your Details[/QUOTE]

Also, the border changes colour based on if you're online, offline or in-game.

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 our 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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  • Descendant XDescendant X Skyrim is my god now. Outpost 31Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Are they seriously doing another huge sale already? My credit card still hasn't cooled down from the last one!

    Descendant X on
    Garry: I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time I'd rather not spend the rest of the winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!
  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    emp123 wrote: »
    Does anybody else think its weird that you cant add Borderlands GotY edition to your wishlist?

    You can't add the deluxe edition of ME2, either.

    Yep, I find it weird and quite a bit annoying

    Anywho, tried Killing Floor real quick before I hit the sack. Went with the TF2 pyro and pyro perk, cuz fire is cool, and loaded up the Santa map on normal solo. Futz around with teh controls for a bit and then was headshotting the crap out of elves, but I couldn't find a flamethrower (why would it let me pick a perk and not give the me damn weapon?) and I got quickly overwhelmed.

    Okay, it was my first time, try again. For some reason it went to a new map but oh well. This time I'm paying attention, but I still only had a pistol, couldn't get a different weapon, and just couldn't protect multiple flanks by myself, so I get killed again.

    I load up a new map (or the game does it for me) and try again, only to have the game crash out on me from a display driver issue. Awesome.

    Yeah Killing Floor is a team game. You can't just solo it and expect to get anywhere. You need to buy the weapon associated with your perk - so kill some zombies and buy it before Wave 2. As you level up your perk, you will be able to start with the weapons you want for your chosen perk.

    I believe there is a tutorial mode that teaches all of this to you, and there might be a manual ;)

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  • jammujammu 2020 is now. Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    A new thread and time for a new competition:

    I have acquired an extra copy of this rare singleplayer poker game. Maybe someone has heard of it before.
    5 guys enter, They jabber a bit and then 4 of them rage-quit. Fun!

    The Prize:

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    To enter make a re-text of a Penny-arcade or Perry-bible-fellowship webcomic bit like this:

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    Except you know Funny! Like those strips in the OP.
    Funniest new strip wins.

    You can re-word completely or just some words, whichever you find most funny. And topic is free.
    Go hogwild!


    Time for competition: about 1 Day or 10 first pages of the thread, whichever comes first.


    Some disclaimers:
    Only people who have been longer than 6 months in PA are eligible.
    Funniest strip wins. If I can't decide, random winner will be picked amongst the funniest.
    Have Fun!

    jammu on
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  • LepwaveLepwave Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Shame I suck and have a horrible sense of humor.

    Lepwave on
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  • jclastjclast Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    It's not even in this round of objective and Shatter's Bonus Mode still taunts me. Got up to 11,000,000 this morning. 2 more hits and I'd have had it! 2! That's a very small number! :x

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  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So, what's the consensus Just Cause 2 for $7.50? The picture on the game page of the dude standing on a jet shooting into the cockpit is almost enough to make me try it out :P

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Still holding myself back on Metro 2033. I figure that by the time I'd actually play it, it'd be on sale for even cheaper than it is now.

    SteevL on
  • LepwaveLepwave Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I was relieved whenever I got that objective, probably the only one that game me any real trouble.

    Lepwave on
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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I love the banner image at the top of the OP. Just so you know.

    Icemopper on
  • AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Screw you, Beat Hazard. It seems I can't get past 1.5M.

    AnakinOU on
  • PheacePheace Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    AnakinOU wrote: »
    Screw you, Beat Hazard. It seems I can't get past 1.5M.

    Keep levelling up for extra bonuses (some significant) and try not to shoot unless you absolutely have to (to build multipliers). I managed to get 4.2 mill on Commander level.

    Pheace on
  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    a5ehren wrote: »
    So, what's the consensus Just Cause 2 for $7.50? The picture on the game page of the dude standing on a jet shooting into the cockpit is almost enough to make me try it out :P

    The consensus is that it is awesome and you should buy it.

    SteevL on
  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    a5ehren wrote: »
    So, what's the consensus Just Cause 2 for $7.50? The picture on the game page of the dude standing on a jet shooting into the cockpit is almost enough to make me try it out :P

    Don't even think about it, buy it and enjoy the best purchase you'll make this year.

    Big Classy on
  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So this treasure hunt isn't the real Christmas sale right?

    I mean there are some good deals but hopefully there will be another like Thanksgiving where I can do some gifting erryday.

    mere_immortal on
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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I bought Just Cause 2 earlier in the year, and I kind of don't... really like it. Maybe there's something I'm missing, but it just seems like it's a pain in the ass to get any ammunition. I'd always run out, and it's the kind of game where I really wish I didn't have to deal with that shit.

    Cherrn on
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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Cherrn wrote: »
    I bought Just Cause 2 earlier in the year, and I kind of don't... really like it. Maybe there's something I'm missing, but it just seems like it's a pain in the ass to get any ammunition. I'd always run out, and it's the kind of game where I really wish I didn't have to deal with that shit.

    Install the mod that reduces Black Market prices and removes all the cutscenes. And/or a patch that increases ammo limits by 10x.

    Boom, ammo problem gone.

    Raiden333 on
    There was a steam sig here. It's gone now.
  • Custom SpecialCustom Special I know I am, I'm sure I am, I'm Sounders 'til I die!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    jammu wrote: »
    A new thread and time for a new competition:

    I have acquired an extra copy of this rare singleplayer poker game. Maybe someone has heard of it before.
    5 guys enter, They jabber a bit and then 4 of them rage-quit. Fun!

    The Prize:

    pokernightatinventory-414x500.jpg x1


    To enter make a re-text of a Penny-arcade or Perry-bible-fellowship webcomic bit like this:

    PBF071-Weeaboo-steamsales.gif

    Except you know Funny! Like those strips in the OP.
    Funniest new strip wins.

    You can re-word completely or just some words, whichever you find most funny. And topic is free.
    Go hogwild!


    Time for competition: about 1 Day or 10 first pages of the thread, whichever comes first.


    Some disclaimers:
    Only people who have been longer than 6 months in PA are eligible.
    Funniest strip wins. If I can't decide, random winner will be picked amongst the funniest.
    Have Fun!



    Hopefully this is readable... I only have free photobucket to host it.

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    Custom Special on
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  • reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I was tempted to buy Just Cause 2 when it came out. I'm glad I didn't because it's garbage.

    reVerse on
  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So this treasure hunt isn't the real Christmas sale right?

    I mean there are some good deals but hopefully there will be another like Thanksgiving where I can do some gifting erryday.

    I think the Treasure Hunt is something that is going on to keep our attention. I mean, they REALLY want our attention on the 20th...

    Drake on
  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    reVerse wrote: »
    I was tempted to buy Just Cause 2 when it came out. I'm glad I didn't because it's garbage.

    Tell me, what's it like not having a soul?

    Raiden333 on
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  • jclastjclast Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    reVerse wrote: »
    I was tempted to buy Just Cause 2 when it came out. I'm glad I didn't because it's garbage.

    I wish you could gift it to me. I would love JC2 like it deserves.

    jclast on
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  • IdolisideIdoliside Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Just Cause 2 was machismo awesome, kill guys, grapple onto exploding jet stream, fly over goons, open parachute, detonate C4. Glide away in all your manly glory.

    Idoliside on
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  • UnreadableHulkUnreadableHulk Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Beat Hazard. Man, I appreciate what they're trying to do, but it's nowhere near as relaxing/intense as Audiosurf. It takes me out of the music having to focus on the bullet-hell style of the game and I didn't care for the volume mechanic, although there may be an option to turn it off. It's more a game that changes based on your music, than a way to listen to your music and play a game at the same time like Audiosurf.

    UnreadableHulk on
  • HaikiraHaikira UKRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I took a couple of goes at Beat Hazard earlier. Couldn't even crack 2 million on survival. I go take a coffee break, come back and stick this track on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjMiVXPRH28

    Bam! 18 Million. :rotate:

    Haikira on
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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    http://anbugaming.com/2010/11/11/steam-becoming-the-games-equivilent-of-itunes-retail-threatens-steam-ban/

    Maybe if retail publishers didn't think price drops and sales are something you only do to year old games, once every 6 months...

    Raiden333 on
    There was a steam sig here. It's gone now.
  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    My next music game purchase is probably going to be 1... 2... 3... Kick It. It's getting made by Dejobaan, the AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! guys. If that game lives up to its potential, it'll really compete with Audiosurf for my music/rhythm gaming time. Audiosurf is great, and I really love its leaderboards, but I only ever really run Mono. It loses something for me if I start trying to get into the more puzzly side of the game. Crazy dodging synced to pulsing beats is what I dig. That looks like it's what Kick It is all about. With shooting too. Who doesn't want to shot teh triggar while disco-dodging your way through Tron-trip Rave world?

    I'm seriously considering dropping ten bucks on the beta in the hopes that one day I can register it on Steam.

    Drake on
  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I found the Just Cause achievement pretty easy to obtain. Having never played JC2 before, I started a new game on the easiest setting, Casual. When you airdrop into the enemy territory, eventually you will get to some parts that are a little more dense with buildings and enemies. Here I destroyed some barrels and then shot down a communications tower, and the achievement was awarded. It probably took no longer than 30 minutes, and a good chunk of that time was spent adjusting and familiarizing myself with the controls.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Has anyone bought Killing Floor yet? I want to get it, but I also want some people to play with.

    anoffday on
    Steam: offday
  • jammujammu 2020 is now. Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Lepwave wrote: »
    Shame I suck and have a horrible sense of humor.

    Don't let it bother you. Maybe I have the same bad sense of humor as well and your changes skyrocket thanks to that!

    jammu on
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  • LepwaveLepwave Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I bought JC2 and Killing Floor not to long ago. Gonna try out JC2 before murdering some santa zombies.

    Lepwave on
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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    http://anbugaming.com/2010/11/11/steam-becoming-the-games-equivilent-of-itunes-retail-threatens-steam-ban/

    Maybe if retail publishers didn't think price drops and sales are something you only do to year old games, once every 6 months...

    And maybe if their PC games section was not just a dusty shelf in the back of the shop filled with practice driving tests and copies of APB.

    mere_immortal on
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  • HiT BiTHiT BiT 🍒 Fresh, straight from Pac-man's Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    SteevL wrote: »
    Still holding myself back on Metro 2033. I figure that by the time I'd actually play it, it'd be on sale for even cheaper than it is now.
    I'm in the same situation as you. I read both books, 2033 and 2034, and I would love to see how that universe has been adapted into the game. But my wallet it's a bit exhausted with the recent sales and I am not even sure I will be able enough to play it the way it deserves during the following weeks, so I decided to spend my last 30 "gaming" euros in the Humble Indie Bundle 2 and wait for my next paycheck and Xmas sales.

    HiT BiT on
  • jammujammu 2020 is now. Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    jammu wrote: »
    A new thread and time for a new competition:

    I have acquired an extra copy of this rare singleplayer poker game. Maybe someone has heard of it before.
    5 guys enter, They jabber a bit and then 4 of them rage-quit. Fun!

    The Prize:

    pokernightatinventory-414x500.jpg x1


    To enter make a re-text of a Penny-arcade or Perry-bible-fellowship webcomic bit like this:

    PBF071-Weeaboo-steamsales.gif

    Except you know Funny! Like those strips in the OP.
    Funniest new strip wins.

    You can re-word completely or just some words, whichever you find most funny. And topic is free.
    Go hogwild!


    Time for competition: about 1 Day or 10 first pages of the thread, whichever comes first.


    Some disclaimers:
    Only people who have been longer than 6 months in PA are eligible.
    Funniest strip wins. If I can't decide, random winner will be picked amongst the funniest.
    Have Fun!



    Hopefully this is readable... I only have free photobucket to host it.

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    BUT I REALLY WANNA this top selling new game go on sale.....

    Nice!

    jammu on
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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I was not a fan of jc2. It felt really clunky and shallow and pointless. It had the typical sandbox game problem of a huge world with nothing to do, since it's so repetitive.

    Comb raid.

    Evil Multifarious on
  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I found the Just Cause achievement pretty easy to obtain. Having never played JC2 before, I started a new game on the easiest setting, Casual. When you airdrop into the enemy territory, eventually you will get to some parts that are a little more dense with buildings and enemies. Here I destroyed some barrels and then shot down a communications tower, and the achievement was awarded. It probably took no longer than 30 minutes, and a good chunk of that time was spent adjusting and familiarizing myself with the controls.

    I played for an hour and half or so last night and could not get the achievement. I'd get to 30 and then 45 in 60 seconds and then I'd run out of shootable stuff from where I was.

    I now have a reliable source for a combat helicopter ( :) ). How I mine for 60+ destroyables in a small area?

    Iolo on
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  • Banzai5150Banzai5150 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Finally got the Beat Hazard achievement! Took me way to long to do, but leveling up helped immensely.

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  • MongerMonger I got the ham stink. Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Drake wrote: »
    My next music game purchase is probably going to be 1... 2... 3... Kick It. It's getting made by Dejobaan, the AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! guys. If that game lives up to its potential, it'll really compete with Audiosurf for my music/rhythm gaming time. Audiosurf is great, and I really love its leaderboards, but I only ever really run Mono. It loses something for me if I start trying to get into the more puzzly side of the game. Crazy dodging synced to pulsing beats is what I dig. That looks like it's what Kick It is all about. With shooting too. Who doesn't want to shot teh triggar while disco-dodging your way through Tron-trip Rave world?

    I'm seriously considering dropping ten bucks on the beta in the hopes that one day I can register it on Steam.
    Huh. That looks pretty interesting.

    Monger on
  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So, for beat hazard, they're saying I have to get 3.7 Million in a single run?

    if so

    fuck that

    Tamin on
  • JauntyJaunty Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I think remember reading that the humble indie bundle could be registered on steam, is this true? Any info on how?

    Jaunty on
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  • fmz65fmz65 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Woo! Just finished my final and I'm one semester from being done with college!

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