Supreme Commander 2
WOW! I totally agree with you. I never had a serious problem with steam, just the one in my prev post about updating the game right away after installing it. I can buy the game online but decided to buy a DVD so I can play with it right away. Much to my suprise the game wont let me play unless it is updated and it took me 12 hours updating it.
You know what, I think you are right. Because I just don't believe a 2GB+ worth of download/update is solely updates/patches.
That's why now, I always make backups for all steam games I have incase I need to reformat my computer.
That's exactly what I do
I have an entire terrabyte hard-drive entirely dedicated to steam so it works as a plug&play console (more or less) on any computer.
That and I have like 280+ games and downloading them all over again literally on a 10mb connection takes weeeeeks
I promise you it is the case in SA. It even says so on most of the new game covers that get released here. I do have some Steam titles that do work in offline mode, Modern Warfare 2 being the last of them. Assassins Creed 2 is a good example where you have to be permanently connected. If your connection fails during game play, it crashes and all progress is lost. Don't know why it works like that here. Sure sux.
Can't say I've ever experienced that issue with any of my games, even using wifi which likes to cut out a lot, but I know what you mean and that really would me off :/
I guess it's a good anti-piracy thing, I don't suppose you can get an offline crack just so that your internet stops screwing up your game and crashing it?
[Edited by FireflyPoi, 10/5/2010 2:20:57 AM]