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This is the old [STEAM] thread. Go find the new one.

TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEONRegistered User regular
edited June 2009 in Games and Technology
This is the old Steam thread. Go check out the new Steam thread.

THIS THREAD IS FOR VALVE'S CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM, NOT A WAY TO PREPARE VEGETABLES


WHAT IS STEAM?
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Except that this has all been resolved now, and pretty much every major publisher has many or most of their games up on Steam, the fast, free digital distribution platform that lets you download the best PC games in your underpants, while serving you demos, trailers, slightly-delayed patches, and the like.

WHAT'S NEW ON STEAM?

Men of War!

The Killing Floor!

All of Novalogic's shit!

Oblivion!

Freedom Force and Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich!

Plants v Zombies

Zeno Clash!

Armed Assault II!

Empire: Total War!

MY STEAMS IS BORKED D:
Suds wrote: »
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.

WHAT ELSE

Here is the Penny Arcade Steam Group! Someone reading this thread ought to be able to invite you, as long as you can provide your SteamID.

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. They automatically use backgrounds for the games and the correct icon. Pretty neat, and they're 100% free! HE SAID HE WOULD KILL ME IF I DID NOT WRITE THIS OH GOD SAVE-You can also use a script on his page to see how much your Steam account would be worth if you were to buy every game individually.

Also there are some Penny Arcade Steam Groups you may enjoy (this is only a sampling!):
Plain old Penny Arcade
PAX Forumers
Penny Arcade League

Cool stuff on the Steam website:
Grand list of all price reductions
Steam skins to make it look less like army boot camp
Awesome stats

YOUR IDEAS INTRIGUE ME AND I WOULD LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR NEWSLETTER
Should I one day become incapacitated, the Steam News Feed is where it's at. Miss nothing! Otherwise you may never learn that the -pidfile command line option now works for Windows dedicated servers.

IF I BUY A GAME FOUR TIMES BECAUSE I'M STUPID CAN I GIFT THE EXTRA COPIES? WHAT IF I BUY A 2-PACK BUT I ALREADY OWN ONE OF THE GAMES?
You can't really do that. In almost every case, if you buy a Steam game, it's for you and you alone, even if you already own a copy somehow. If you want to give the game to someone else, buy it as a gift, not for you.

I WANT TO REGISTER MY GAME ON STEAM BECAUSE STEAM IS SEXIER THAN MY WIFE
Good idea! Unfortunately Valve games are just about the only games that let you do it. If you want to see if you're lucky though, 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.

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  • GalagaGalaxianGalagaGalaxian Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    This new hotness looks a lot like the old and busted...

    Whatever.

    Kinda sad about the weekend deal, my own fault I guess, just not a fan of the series.

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  • JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Fuck spiders.

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  • piLpiL Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Right now, I am trying to decide between purchasing Civ 4: Colonization or X3. I liked the original Colonization, but I also liked Freelancer. Maybe I should buy neither.

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  • RBachRBach Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Perhaps you should buy both...

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Steam needs to work better with the Windows Games browser. I had downloaded the Burnout Paradise demo from another website and it showed up automatically, but when I uninstalled it and bought it from Steam it doesn't.

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  • piLpiL Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    RBach wrote: »
    Perhaps you should buy both...

    I do not think this is the case.

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  • RBachRBach Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    piL wrote: »
    RBach wrote: »
    Perhaps you should buy both...

    I do not think this is the case.

    Then you should get Colonization. I highly recommend it. :)

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    piL wrote: »
    Right now, I am trying to decide between purchasing Civ 4: Colonization or X3. I liked the original Colonization, but I also liked Freelancer. Maybe I should buy neither.

    X3 has a learning CLIFF. No mere curve could describe the difficulty.

    I still haven't mustered the will to scale that cliff. It sits in my games list, staring at me. Not to say that it's a bad game, it's jsut really really hard.

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  • piLpiL Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Sorry to lead you guys on for a bit there. I gave it some consideration, and decided that I should go space. I haven't played a space game in a while, but I was just paying Civ IV the other day.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Eh, all the best space games are super old anyways. Steam really needs a deal with Lucasarts going. Get at least like X-Wing: Alliance up.

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  • piLpiL Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I always immediately get buyers remorse after I buy a game on Steam, no matter what it is.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    piL wrote: »
    I always immediately get buyers remorse after I buy a game, no matter what it is.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Eh, all the best space games are super old anyways. Steam really needs a deal with Lucasarts going. Get all the adventure games up.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Eh, all the best space games are super old anyways. Steam really needs a deal with Lucasarts going. Get all the adventure games up.

    I figure if anyone's gonna manage that sort of divine feat, it'd probably be GOG.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    X3 is not really a space game, though. It's a financial tycoon game with space ships. The actual flying and pew pew pew takes like the fifth place.

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Eh, all the best space games are super old anyways. Steam really needs a deal with Lucasarts going. Get all the adventure games up.

    I figure if anyone's gonna manage that sort of divine feat, it'd probably be GOG.

    Speaking of which, GOG has a Broken Sword bundle, specifically 2 and 3, for just 9.98$ <3

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    What is Valve Test App 260? There's nothing in the Steam store with that appID. Here's a group with high playtime in it.

    EDIT: It looks like it's playtime isn't tracked for individuals, but it is for this group. The fact that it's on the group for Hidden Path Entertainment (devs of Defense Grid) leads me to believe it's a new game they're making, but three digit Steam appIDs are usually reserved for Valve games, with most (if not all) third party games having a five digit appID.

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Hmm, Hidden Path... The makers of Defense Grid: The Awakening...

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  • ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So the latest patch for Company of Heroes was a disaster on Steam. For some reason, everyone had to re-download the entire game. There are also reports of people having a corrupt game after the re-download. I was lucky I guess.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Before anyone asks whether I have mystical Steam powers: I noticed this guy's forum sig say he was playing Valve Test App 260. He's stopped playing it, but one of his friends in the Hidden Path group is playing it now.

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  • ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Man, CS:S sure has legs. For all it's flaws you gotta admit it'll be awhile before that community dies down. Hell, I still play it sometimes.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I keep thinking I should pick CS:S up. Maybe if it's one sale soon.

    And damn, IL-2 is no joke. Speaking of "learning cliffs." But I love it. I still haven't gotten to landing yet, pretty much at the "take off and stay alive" stage right now. Definitely a "sim," though, which is to say "hard as fuck." Well worth the money.

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  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    mcdermott wrote: »
    I keep thinking I should pick CS:S up. Maybe if it's one sale soon.

    And damn, IL-2 is no joke. Speaking of "learning cliffs." But I love it. I still haven't gotten to landing yet, pretty much at the "take off and stay alive" stage right now. Definitely a "sim," though, which is to say "hard as fuck." Well worth the money.

    I fired up IL-2 just last night so I could shoot at ( and miss ) some AA, and then promptly crash into the ground.

    And X3 has different "starts" depending on what kind of game you'd like to play. So if you want pew pew you can get there faster than the standard "you start with shit and work your ass off to get just a few degrees above shit." Still, I love it.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Shens wrote: »
    So the latest patch for Company of Heroes was a disaster on Steam. For some reason, everyone had to re-download the entire game. There are also reports of people having a corrupt game after the re-download. I was lucky I guess.

    Ah, that'd make sense if that was what happened. I haven't played it in a couple weeks, but had noticed that it's been 'updating' for like the last 6 days or so.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Drake wrote: »
    mcdermott wrote: »
    I keep thinking I should pick CS:S up. Maybe if it's one sale soon.

    And damn, IL-2 is no joke. Speaking of "learning cliffs." But I love it. I still haven't gotten to landing yet, pretty much at the "take off and stay alive" stage right now. Definitely a "sim," though, which is to say "hard as fuck." Well worth the money.

    I fired up IL-2 just last night so I could shoot at ( and miss ) some AA, and then promptly crash into the ground.

    We're like brothers!

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Shens wrote: »
    So the latest patch for Company of Heroes was a disaster on Steam. For some reason, everyone had to re-download the entire game. There are also reports of people having a corrupt game after the re-download. I was lucky I guess.

    Dude, every Steam CoH patch makes you redownload the entire game. My friend patched his Steam version manually and he seems to not have had any trouble with it.

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  • ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Shens wrote: »
    So the latest patch for Company of Heroes was a disaster on Steam. For some reason, everyone had to re-download the entire game. There are also reports of people having a corrupt game after the re-download. I was lucky I guess.

    Dude, every Steam CoH patch makes you redownload the entire game. My friend patched his Steam version manually and he seems to not have had any trouble with it.

    D: I may just turn the auto update off on it. It is pretty obnoxious to download 2+GB for a 300MB patch.

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  • Darth NathanDarth Nathan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So, Tomb Raider Anniversary for 5 bucks. Anyone else immediately click the buy button? The only Tomb Raider I've played in my life is the Underworld demo. Thankfully I'm just past the T-Rex boss and I'm having a ball. Plays like a really platforming-heavy Uncharted or Assassin's Creed. Though since TR came first I suppose that Uncharted and AC are really combat-heavy versions of TR. Regardless I really like that realistic style of platforming, so I'm enjoying myself immensely.

    Long rambling aside, this is a remake of the first game, nyet? Did they change it up ala REmake for the GC, or is it a straight port with more pretties.

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  • Pajama_ManPajama_Man Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Oh hey what is this thread about?

    :P


    I'll probably grab Anniversary - it seems like a game I can set my mind on finishing unlike Assassin's Creed :|

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  • MillbuddahMillbuddah Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Anyone else getting a blank page when trying to check out? They are trying to keep me away from buying DoWII D:

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Can someone in the USA check these prices on Gamersgate for me:

    Sword of the Stars
    Ceville
    Fantasy Wars

    Cheers

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  • DírhaelDírhael NorwayRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    Can someone in the USA check these prices on Gamersgate for me:

    Sword of the Stars
    Ceville
    Fantasy Wars

    Cheers

    Just replace € with $ and you'll have the US price.

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  • AyulinAyulin Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So, I got Far Cry 2 last week, during the sale... Are there any good mods out for it, or is it pretty much best enjoyed in stock state? Do mods even exist for it?

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  • piLpiL Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    Can someone in the USA check these prices on Gamersgate for me:

    Sword of the Stars
    Ceville
    Fantasy Wars

    Cheers

    $9.99
    $24.95
    $7.99

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Hey OP, you might want to take out the stuff about JonXP applying for a job, since we've already heard, and the news was sad...

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  • thorgotthorgot there is special providence in the fall of a sparrowRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Icemopper wrote: »
    Hey OP, you might want to take out the stuff about JonXP applying for a job, since we've already heard, and the news was sad...

    That's very sad.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    We did? I missed that. Oh well :(

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  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I don't think we heard anything specific, it's just that when you don't hear back within two weeks, you probably didn't get it.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm pretty sure that he posted either in the Steam thread or the TF2 thread that he had gotten a no, but they liked his letter.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Peewi is correct I believe... :(

    Also, Far Cry is still speeding up every time I start the game.

    Also, my saves are not ... err... saving. I have to start from the beginning each time if I want to play.

    This is so odd.

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