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Old 01-23-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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why should a SP game even need steam

so far ive encountered problems with both skyrim and now war in the nth because clearly steam has some yet another problem.
Why any developer feels the need to utilise steam is beyond me.
The probs they introduce to single player games make buying anything associated with steam undesirable.
Perhaps the game will work tomorrow.. Or perhaps i will just return it to the game shop with a THIS DONT WORK refund due.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:16 AM   #2
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This game also has a multiplayer mode and uses steam to connect players for the co-op campaign. Which works like a charm for me.

The problem might as well be on your side and not at all a steam-related issue. Not saying that steam is perfect and this particular game surely has some flaws, but you did not include one single piece of helpful information in your rant that allows me to help you in any way.

Edit: Verify the game cache. Sometimes it's all it takes

As you have a not-at-all-specified problem, you might want to check your internet connetion, your firewall settings, problems with your anti virus software, port forwarding, drivers for graphics, mainboard and soundcard, the correct installation of redistributables (located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\war in the north\redist ), restarting steam and your computer, check if your machine fits the system requirements, hardware problems. I could come up with some more ideas if I try hard enough...

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Old 01-24-2012, 03:44 AM   #3
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I never ever had any problem with steam, and I have been using it for a few years now. Most of the time its just the game that doesnt work.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:41 PM   #4
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so far ive encountered problems with both skyrim and now war in the nth because clearly steam has some yet another problem.
Why any developer feels the need to utilise steam is beyond me.
The probs they introduce to single player games make buying anything associated with steam undesirable.
Perhaps the game will work tomorrow.. Or perhaps i will just return it to the game shop with a THIS DONT WORK refund due.
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Maybe you shouldn't pirate your games, then they will work!

Honestly I'm just kidding.....maybe.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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obviously another gamer using a pentium 4
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #6
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From what I understand from the year or so that I have been a member of Steam, that Valve is the company that allows games to be brought for use through Steam. Steam does not actually sell or distribute the games, they are, from what I understand, just a platform for storing and playing the games. So from what I know, you cannot blame Steam for what ever the issues you have with a game that you have brought.

It is the games developers that make these issues and that fix them. Steam doesn't really alter the game to the extent of causing the issues you have, the game is only edited into a form to allow it to be played through Steam and for use of Steam Cloud.

All the games I own that I have brought through Steam, I have hardly had any issues with that cannot be simply fixed through the Verify of Game Cache. Any real issues with the game are fixed through the Dev's making patches which are freely given and automatically updated on your game through Steam.

So stop blaming Steam because a game doesn't work through Steam that's the Dev's fault. I have had more problems buying games directly from a retail store than I have had from buying through Steam.

You could use an analogy, such as: "Blaming the Paper because the Pen has no Ink to Write on it". How can you blame paper, due to the pens fault. I know this is off topic, but it is an example I am trying to place, so you might learn where to start placing all your blame.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #7
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I love how Steam defenders keep telling people that there's nothing wrong with Steam, and it's always the game's fault, yet when an issue occurs with a Origin/GFWL/UbiDRM game, the client itself always gets the blame first.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #8
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seriously, just because you've never had a problem with steam doesn't mean that there's no problems with the platform.
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