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Hello all,

If I buy this game do i need Steam to be able to play it ?

thanks!
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Keromor wrote:Hello all,

If I buy this game do i need Steam to be able to play it ?

thanks!
No you need steam to download and update it. At this time it's not linked to steam other than used as a download tool/updater. Once you have installed/updated you have no need for steam until the next time you need to update. You can create a shortcut directly to the game and not run steam while you run the game.

I say at this time because many players have requested various features which would require greater steam integration.
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Fistalis wrote:
Keromor wrote:Hello all,

If I buy this game do i need Steam to be able to play it ?

thanks!
No you need steam to download and update it. At this time it's not linked to steam other than used as a download tool/updater. Once you have installed/updated you have no need for steam until the next time you need to update. You can create a shortcut directly to the game and not run steam while you run the game.

I say at this time because many players have requested various features which would require greater steam integration.
OK. well I do not like Steam and do not want it installed, so i guess ill not be buying the game, thanks for your reply.
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The devs said they have plans to eventually release a non steam version of the game...
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number47 wrote:The devs said they have plans to eventually release a non steam version of the game...
where? I've never seen that quote...
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Fistalis wrote:
number47 wrote:The devs said they have plans to eventually release a non steam version of the game...
where? I've never seen that quote...
He's speaking the truth it was mentioned just a few days ago!
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Fistalis wrote:
number47 wrote:The devs said they have plans to eventually release a non steam version of the game...
where? I've never seen that quote...
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GIJoe597 wrote:Sure, thanks for your reply but I am NOT going to install steam on my machine. I am but one consumer and you must chase the money, I understand that. We had a good run. 07
Don't give up yet, I keep advocating for a Steam free option. It just won't be this month.
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number47 wrote:
Fistalis wrote:
number47 wrote:The devs said they have plans to eventually release a non steam version of the game...
where? I've never seen that quote...
Balthagor wrote:
GIJoe597 wrote:Sure, thanks for your reply but I am NOT going to install steam on my machine. I am but one consumer and you must chase the money, I understand that. We had a good run. 07
Don't give up yet, I keep advocating for a Steam free option. It just won't be this month.
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Balt advocating for something and the devs having plans for something isn't the same thing. :wink:
Ask balt how many things hes advocated for that didn't make it into game. :D
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Fistalis wrote: Balt advocating for something and the devs having plans for something isn't the same thing. :wink:
Ask balt how many things hes advocated for that didn't make it into game. :D
That was the most recent one. I remember George saying similar thing few weeks before May release also while responding to GIJoe597. Thats the only reason I quoted Balths "advocation" :D I'd have to search for Georges quote but I kind of don't wanna :P
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Keromor wrote:
Fistalis wrote:
Keromor wrote:Hello all,

If I buy this game do i need Steam to be able to play it ?

thanks!
No you need steam to download and update it. At this time it's not linked to steam other than used as a download tool/updater. Once you have installed/updated you have no need for steam until the next time you need to update. You can create a shortcut directly to the game and not run steam while you run the game.

I say at this time because many players have requested various features which would require greater steam integration.
OK. well I do not like Steam and do not want it installed, so i guess ill not be buying the game, thanks for your reply.
Dare I ask, without causing a riot.. What is your problem with Steam though?
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Garethw87 wrote:Dare I ask, without causing a riot.. What is your problem with Steam though?
I want to quote this as well, I've used steam for 7 years now, and had minimal to no issues with it. I've yet to find someone with a 'legitimate' reason for not wanting to install it, typically they simply say I just don't like it.
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Legitimate is a funny word and biased as one can be. If I do not like apples but you do, does that mean I do not have a legitimate reason for not liking them?

You kids grew up in an internet society where NOTHING you own belongs to you, everything is online or in the cloud or "being held" by someone else for you... as if by magic.

Some of us around the half a century mark prefer to physically own/have something we pay for and not have to interact with a third party just to enjoy said product. The excuse that you might loose a physical copy or some such falls on deaf hears to me as I still have every game I have ever purchased, from the 80's until my most recent purchase, receipt, box, manual included (if there was one). I enjoy my games closest almost as much as I enjoy my Library, (over 3000 books and growing, read everyone of them).

When I purchase a computer game that is NOT a MMO, I do not want to HAVE to be at the whim of a third party website or the possibility my net connection is down and not be able to play the game I purchased. If someone cannot understand that CONCEPT then no amount of typing will ever make them understand.


Simple Consumer 101 really.


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Just to clarify... our Steam setup has it that you only have to download the game through Steam. And, update it if you wish. You can play without an Internet connection and play offline.
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Any news on this? I would like to purchase the game, but I won't buy it unless there is a non steam version.
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Not at this time, but we continue to look at this along with our work for localization and Mac support.
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