Very well said. I myself am primarily interested in LAN gaming so Steam would not fit what i want to do.
Originally Posted by (Hoak @ Oct. 05 2006,14:44)
When i play lan with someone, i don't go buy an extra 6 disks and cd keys, i use the same one and swap the disks. That isn't something that can be done on steam. If a friend of mine has his own copy then thats up to him.
Jezus Hoak, are you trying to promote Steam with all those links in your post? Haha.
LOL No! I just made a little VB DOS BB Code editor, and it whent crazy with the replace...
But I guess I tcan think of worse things to promote then Steam...
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I have purchased mulitple pieces of software via download.....and all of them work just fine. As long as they give you all you need so you can make a CD yourself...for reinstalls..then how could this not work. You download the software...you get an install key....you install...you make a proper backup (including the key)...you go online and kill stuff......mmmmmm....mommy.. I WANT IT NOW!!!!!! *** .
Oct 5 2006, 16:53
in what way Steam preventing You to play on LAN ...
except You mean using SINGLE copy (ID/key) for multiple LAN computers ...
of course most of games trying to prevent that because of warez (avoiding master servers by using Hamachi etc) and such trend will grow ...
Actually many games are specifically designed to allow more than one copy of the same purchased game for LAN gaming. Sword of the Stars was released without this but it was quickly fixed in a patch for example. LAN gaming is an excellent advertisement method and can actually _decrease_ pirating.
Oct 5 2006, 19:12
This is not a steam thread yet again however it's being dragged that way, perhaps there is no point discussion any further the online distribution system until further information about it is released.
If someone reports an issue/complains about the Alpha etc, replying in the thread "dude it's an alpha" doesn't really help anyone! Point them to the Arma3 Alpha feedback tracker instead please!
Please do not PM or Email me directly about your CD Key issues, follow the guidance in this thread instead.