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Post by GuitarG20 » April 10th, 2010, 2:57 am

anyone here use Steam? I'm sure some of you do.

Well I just got it. can someone explain how it works? Because I really like it but some things confuse me.

and, to keep this thread going, what do you guys think of Steam??? :lol:
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Post by AzgarthX » April 10th, 2010, 3:16 pm

hah iv heard about steam a lot but never knew what it was for or even how to use it and use it for what
could be good if someone came and explained
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Re: Steam

Post by WolfHopper93 » April 11th, 2010, 4:11 am

As far as I can tell, steam is both an ingame interface (for chatting, screenshots, and videos) and a online game store, though it's though its known mostly for the latter. Games can be bought and immediately downloaded from steam, which also automatically keeps them all up to date. Games purchased from steam can also be backed up locally. (harddrive or dvd sized images)

If you have ever used Xfire, it is basically Xfire with a game store and a larger user base. (groups, or "steam groups", and things are much more common)

I hope this helps? I'm kinda crap at explaining things.

*I haven't used steam in a couple months because it won't connect for some reason, if there has been an update things may have changed a little from how I remember it.*
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Re: Steam

Post by AzgarthX » April 11th, 2010, 3:08 pm

OIC, hmm i looked a bit on the steam website, and its just like Garena, its another platform to play games online(when battle.net wont work for ilegal copies, due to CD KEY invalidations) i play there with various nicks .Fate being the current 1, i play Warcraft3 and Starcraft, there are more games but my laptop dosnt really have the capacity to run them, games like Call of Duty 4 5 6, L4D, L4D2, AOE, AOEII, BattleField2, Counter Strike Souce-1.6 and 1.5, Red Alert 3, Team Fortress, and more
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Re: Steam

Post by Black Cat » April 12th, 2010, 7:00 pm

As the above has said. It's an Ingame Interface and a gamestore. Also some games need's steam to be able to play properly I think. Like games from Valve.

I like it. Good if you like to keep track of buddies whom you play games with! :3
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Post by Challokas » April 13th, 2010, 12:36 pm

As above post states, it allows you to track your friends and what they are playing, but only if they launched it through steam.

It's like a Messaging program, gaming manager, online store, and made for games with squad or team-like components because of it's really good VoIP.
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Re: Steam

Post by Myonmyonx3 » April 24th, 2010, 6:20 pm

Yeah, There's always game packs that could be bought in game stores.

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Re: Steam

Post by GuitarG20 » April 25th, 2010, 3:45 am

haha
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Re: Steam

Post by DARKZAY » April 28th, 2010, 8:03 pm

You guys must try out the beta interface.

http://store.steampowered.com/uiupdate
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Re: Steam

Post by GuitarG20 » April 28th, 2010, 11:31 pm

I have it. It's cool.
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Re: Steam

Post by bartieke » May 8th, 2010, 2:01 pm

steam .. xD well i only use steam for the most of my game's like : garry's mod , hl 2 , cs:s so ^^

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Re: Steam

Post by Black Cat » May 8th, 2010, 2:50 pm

DARKZAY wrote:You guys must try out the beta interface.

http://store.steampowered.com/uiupdate
I've used that beta since it came out. It's awesome! <3

Tho many (including me) had bugs and such when they started using it, shitload of bugs for some, just a few for the rest. That I think is fixed now tho so it should be ready to use without problems ^^

also now it's used for everyone who downloads or has it. (self update)
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Re: Steam

Post by Maikel631 » May 8th, 2010, 6:55 pm

I agree, the new interface rocks :)

The old one looked so... old! XD
I'm happy there's a new and better one.
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Re: Steam

Post by Black Cat » May 8th, 2010, 11:09 pm

Nahh can't say it looked bad, it was the steam I grew up with x3 (back in the days with Cs 1.6 ^^)
But the new one was refreshing and stylish!
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Re: Steam

Post by GuitarG20 » May 10th, 2010, 1:10 pm

I love the look of the new UI, I think it's cool

Also I like the fact that, and I don't know if any of you guys noticed this or if it correlates to it because it's probably coincidence, my download speeds on there have more than doubled recently.
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