Not anymore when the game you purchase off the High Street when it is controlled by STEAM, you put in your disc to install the game and on 3 occasions its taken 2 and half hours to install because the actual installation comes from that damn company called STEAM,i also realise that STEAM is great for ppl who live in areas away from citys etc but its out of control.
you send in a ticket to ask whats going on 4 days later an answer comes back quite often its the wrong answer to your question,yeah STEAM waters me off in a big way.
Why should we have to wait so long for the game to download when I have purchased the CD then more often than not you have to wait as well while STEAM patches the game, my download speed is 12mb I don't have any other slow download problems from any other place on the net.
i.e. Deus Ex H R...Resident evil 6. p.s. and yes we all know about Piracy.
[Edited by Mirraluka, 7/25/2013 3:53:55 AM]
you can install a game from DVD even if it needs steam activation
only thing what will happen is steam does the patches anyway after the install
Thanx JackBig,yes I am aware of that, but the patching of the game can still take hell of a long time,i don't get why it takes so long to download from STEAM and I know they have over 4 million members including ppl like me who doe's not use STEAM to purchase anything at all,in my opinion STEAM should make what ever changes are needed to make this issue go away.
I am no geek when it comes down to servers and the like what I do say if you are giving a service to the general public STEAM has an obligation to correct this issue,at the end of the day the boss of STEAM abe newell I think his name is has got the money and that's that.
Also, if you have not noticed... we are not far from the complete elimination of physical software. Even the consoles are only short time away from eliminating their existence.
Steam pretty much downloads as fast as your internet speed allows.
I recently uninstalled and reinstalled Assassins Creed 3 and downloading it's 11 or so gigabytes took about 30 minutes. Which is about the same amount of time extracting all that from DVDs would take.
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