Couple of quick Steam questions

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  • Tio 24 Jun 2012 19:42:48 150 posts
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    I am going away for a few days for work.
    I was thinking of buying a couple of games through Steam to have for the evening, when I will be bored.

    Speficialy.....
    Legend of Grimrock
    Krater
    Superbrothers : Sword and Sorcery

    Anyway, the question is...

    To play these games will I need an active internet connection to play these games?
    Do I have to play them from within steam?

    Thanks
  • dsmx 24 Jun 2012 19:49:29 7,589 posts
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    Almost all games on steam require steam to be open to play, but that's up to the developer of the game and any game that requires an active internet connection to play is mentioned on the steam store page.

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  • Dirtbox 24 Jun 2012 19:56:24 77,705 posts
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    Click 'Go Offline' in the Steam menu.



    Do it while you're still online though and then you'll be able to play 99.999% of the games on your list without an internet connection.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 19:58:40 24-06-2012

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  • Kostabi 24 Jun 2012 19:56:56 4,907 posts
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    You'll need to launch them from within Steam but you'll only need to be online the first time you launch them (I think).

    The Steam client has an offline mode so you can still play your games.
  • Tio 24 Jun 2012 20:14:19 150 posts
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    Thanks guys !!!
  • Dirtbox 24 Jun 2012 20:57:55 77,705 posts
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    Erm. Not to be a cunt or anything, but ignore dsmx and Kostabi, they're both wrong.

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  • Deleted user 24 June 2012 21:09:05
    Get Grimrock through GoG.
  • monkehhh 24 Jun 2012 21:14:37 3,294 posts
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    @Tio Superbrothers doesn't download for a lot of people at the moment, me included - http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2731516
  • spamdangled 24 Jun 2012 21:15:16 27,276 posts
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    Kostabi wrote:
    You'll need to launch them from within Steam but you'll only need to be online the first time you launch them (I think).

    The Steam client has an offline mode so you can still play your games.
    This is correct.

    If you're getting Grimrock though, you're better off getting it from GOG.

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  • Dirtbox 24 Jun 2012 21:26:08 77,705 posts
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    Well, the first launch thing is only true for about 20% of games, sadly. So while it's not quite wrong, it's not quite right either.

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  • faux_carnation 18 Sep 2012 16:17:05 9,262 posts
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    I'm going to hijack this thread because I've gotten myself all confused about a Steam thing.

    Right, so previously I had a smallish (normal) C: drive with Windows and not much else on it, as well as a terabyte D: drive for programs and files. I had Steam installed on D:

    I've just got an SSD and done a clean install of Windows on it and installed Steam. How do I get Steam on my new SSD to recognise all the stuff already installed on D:?

    edit: never mind, figured it out.

    Edited by faux_carnation at 16:28:17 18-09-2012
  • Kain201 18 Sep 2012 17:22:01 1,619 posts
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  • mikew1985 18 Sep 2012 17:25:15 12,656 posts
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    You would have been better installing Steam on the larger drive and then just transferring what you're currently playing to the SSD until you're done with it.

    Steam mover is a handy little tool for doing just that.
  • faux_carnation 18 Sep 2012 17:34:57 9,262 posts
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    Well yeah, but I want to run apps off the SSD for the speed boost.
  • Dirtbox 18 Sep 2012 17:40:41 77,705 posts
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    Define speed boost.

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  • faux_carnation 18 Sep 2012 17:45:07 9,262 posts
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    Apocryphal millisecond dick waving?
  • Tricky 18 Sep 2012 18:28:23 4,374 posts
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    Be fair now.








    It's not apocryphal.
  • Deleted user 23 October 2012 22:45:35
    My Steam is fucked. It won't start with Windows most of the time and other times it actually starts it doesn't start minimized like it is supposed to.

    sigh

    It works alright on my other computers but not on my main gaming PC. I smell a virus...

    /sniffs
  • Moot_Point 24 Oct 2012 05:25:59 3,983 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Well, the first launch thing is only true for about 20% of games, sadly. So while it's not quite wrong, it's not quite right either.
    Sorry, you are wrong. Every game i have downloaded from steam requires you to download some files before you can play it offline.

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  • Deleted user 24 October 2012 05:34:38
    My Steam is no longer fucked. Had to reinstall it.
  • Moot_Point 24 Oct 2012 05:40:48 3,983 posts
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    @oi Yay. Glad you solved it. :)

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  • Deleted user 24 October 2012 05:43:58
    Yea but it's still weird it went...weird. I'm still calling shenanigans but can't be arsed poking around for viruses.
  • andytheadequate 24 Oct 2012 09:41:09 8,119 posts
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    Quick question... if I buy a retail PC game, once it's installed do I still need the disc?

    I've not used Steam since CS:S first came out so my knowledge of PC gaming is a bit out of date.
  • SuperBas 24 Oct 2012 09:49:48 1,452 posts
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    No. I've bought several disc games, and none require the disc once installed and registered on Steam.
  • Moot_Point 24 Oct 2012 12:27:25 3,983 posts
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    The disk is basically a one time use steam key. It would be more environmentally friendly to issue steam vouchers instead.

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  • andytheadequate 24 Oct 2012 12:42:07 8,119 posts
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    @Moot_Point - indeed it would. Unfortunately in the world of limited bandwidth a disc is probably still necessary
  • Deleted user 30 October 2012 20:00:34
    A Steam friend just appeared online but they are not on my friends list. Someone called UnbornApple signed in playing X-Com! What the fuck. :/
  • monkehhh 30 Oct 2012 20:03:11 3,294 posts
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    People can change their names?
  • Deleted user 30 October 2012 20:15:07
    Well to be honest I only have 1 friend on Steam and it isn't him.
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