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Sins of a Solar Empire direct download

LibrarianLibrarian The face of liberal fascismRegistered User regular
edited March 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
My flatmate and I switched our ISP and the new one is having trouble getting us online, so we might have to wait up to 14 days for internet to be back, it will be at least a week without the intertron.

So I wanted a nice single player game to keep me from going nuts and considered buying Sins.
Problem is, here in Germany it is not out yet, so the only viable option that would not take weeks to get the game delivered is to buy the download, which I could do from a friends PC.

My question is thus, can I burn the download version to DVD so that I got an install disc I can run on my PC? Or is it some sort of "preinstalled" download that will only run on the machine I load it down to?

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    It installs through the Stardock Central software. It's like Steam...but I'm not sure you can burn it to a disc. I'm sure the files are stored SOMEWHERE but I dunno.

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  • LibrarianLibrarian The face of liberal fascism Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    damn, I was afraid it was something like that.....
    though maybe someone here has tested burning it to dvd or is willing to try as a science project? ;)

    If it doesn't work out I guess I'll have to wait 2 weeks or so, meh.

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  • CycophantCycophant Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Once Stardock downloads a game, you're free to burn it to CD, like Steam.

    Just google "Stardock burn" if you're not convinced.

    I believe there was a post, or entry in a FAQ, on the SoaSE website that covered this as well, because a lot of folks were worried.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm busy today but if no one else can help you I'll see if I can find out tomorrow.

    Or you can email/call Stardock?

    edit: Or that.

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  • LibrarianLibrarian The face of liberal fascism Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    awesome, thats good to know, guess I will give it a try then, thanks a lot!

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  • vonPoonBurGervonPoonBurGer Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Stardock lets you archive anything you download. Once you've got it downloaded, just right-click Sins in Stardock Central and select Archive Application. You can burn the archive to a disc, and reimport it on your other PC. I don't think you need network connectivity to activate it, but I could be wrong.

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  • GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Stardock is basically a collection of everything which is right and good about PC gaming. I'm thankful, but a little surprised, that they've survived.

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Stardock lets you archive anything you download. Once you've got it downloaded, just right-click Sins in Stardock Central and select Archive Application. You can burn the archive to a disc, and reimport it on your other PC. I don't think you need network connectivity to activate it, but I could be wrong.

    Last time I checked (this was ages ago with GalCiv II so I don't know if the arrangement's changed by now) you still need to re-connect to Stardock to verify your game.

    BUT. If you don't have a net connection to do that on, you can apparently contact SDC and ask them to give you a code that'll allow you to unlock and play the game without connection.

    So in short, yes you can play your archive without re-verification through a net connection, but it might be slightly more complicated. If you've got the physical store-bought copy then it's a non-issue, you just install and run wherever you want and don't need to verify or even keep the disc in drive.

    You might want to try asking this in the main game thread here, they might be able to clarrify it better than me.

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited March 2008
    GoodOmens wrote: »
    Stardock is basically a collection of everything which is right and good about PC gaming. I'm thankful, but a little surprised, that they've survived.

    Their Stardock Central thingie is shit compared to Steam though. I had to fight it for two hours before I managed to start downloading Sins.

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    GoodOmens wrote: »
    Stardock is basically a collection of everything which is right and good about PC gaming. I'm thankful, but a little surprised, that they've survived.

    Their Stardock Central thingie is shit compared to Steam though. I had to fight it for two hours before I managed to start downloading Sins.

    Really? I just started downloading it right away. And my connection here is pretty bad to say the least (frequent, random disconnects).

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    GoodOmens wrote: »
    Stardock is basically a collection of everything which is right and good about PC gaming. I'm thankful, but a little surprised, that they've survived.

    Their Stardock Central thingie is shit compared to Steam though. I had to fight it for two hours before I managed to start downloading Sins.

    My last experience with Steam was HL2, at launch.

    Neither platform is without sin

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Pheezer wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    GoodOmens wrote: »
    Stardock is basically a collection of everything which is right and good about PC gaming. I'm thankful, but a little surprised, that they've survived.

    Their Stardock Central thingie is shit compared to Steam though. I had to fight it for two hours before I managed to start downloading Sins.

    My last experience with Steam was HL2, at launch.

    Neither platform is without sin
    Steam has gotten better since HL2's launch. Stardock has not gotten better since SoaSE's launch.

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  • vonPoonBurGervonPoonBurGer Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I convinced a friend to buy Sins, and then got to spend an hour troubleshooting why it wouldn't let him login or download. I'll say this for Stardock Central, though, the lack of DRM means that even if you have problems getting it to download, you'll never have it tell you that you can't play the games you've bought. I've had Steam tell me I no longer own TF2 on a number of occasions. But let's not get down on these distribution mechanisms, I say either one is still better than schlepping my lazy ass to the store.

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