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Offline JGZinv

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A video comic on Portal from the VGcats guys.....

http://www.vgcats.com/comics/extras/stillalive.php
True power comes not from strength, but from the soul and imagination.
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Offline BloodEagle

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I have a question. Is Steam evil?

 

Offline redsniper

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Yes, but it's less of an issue if you have broadband.
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The future makes happy, if you make it yourself.
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Offline Janos

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I have a question. Is Steam evil?

Pretty damn handy but I'm a heretic
lol wtf

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Steam is not resource or internet-efficient. I don't get why big companies don't bother optimizing their software. It's like "It works - It's done".
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline BloodEagle

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Is there any way around it?

 

Offline colecampbell666

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http://forums.prophecy.co.za/f4/how-make-steam-offline-mode-work-5301/

Don't know if it still applies. What it does is makes it so that you only have to internetify it once a week or so.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Agent_Koopa

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A video comic on Portal from the VGcats guys.....

http://www.vgcats.com/comics/extras/stillalive.php

It's actually just the VGCats guy.
Interestingly enough, this signature is none of the following:
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A clever and self-referential comment on the nature of signatures themselves.

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Offline Cyker

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Steam is not resource or internet-efficient. I don't get why big companies don't bother optimizing their software. It's like "It works - It's done".
Optimization requires lots of time and skilled coders, which translates into money.

You think they actually care beyond that?

As long as consumers buy it, they'll do as little as they can get away with. Look at Microsoft if you want another prime example!

 

Offline Mefustae

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Steam is not resource or internet-efficient. I don't get why big companies don't bother optimizing their software. It's like "It works - It's done".
Optimization requires lots of time and skilled coders, which translates into money.

You think they actually care beyond that?

As long as consumers buy it, they'll do as little as they can get away with. Look at Microsoft if you want another prime example!

You say that like it's a bad thing. What, you want Valve to waste plenty of money and man-hours on optimizing Steam when it already gets the job done, taking time away from development of their games?

 

Offline BloodEagle

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Alright, if there's no legal way to do without Steam... then I have another question. Does Steam affect the performance of a PC overall (malware), or just when it's in use (badware)?

 
I'm all for digital distribution, I got the first season of Sam & Max that way.  Steam just rankles me to my very core with it's model of online distribution though.  I want to get something and be done, rather then having to constantly connect for no damn reason.  Steam is why I don't own Half-Life 2, because it's a freaking requirement when you pick up a box copy!  Everyone hates Microsoft's stupid "Windows Genuine Advantage" because it presupposes you're a pirate, so I can't fathom why designing retail software that requires constant "phoning home" to play offline is a viable model.

I have no idea if it impacts performance when you're not running an application that uses it, as I won't allow it anywhere near my system.
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Offline colecampbell666

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Steam is only "badware".
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline neo_hermes

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the cake is a lie!
also i miss the WCC.  :(

edit: the ingredients for the cake would kill you if the cake did exist.  :sigh:  :ick:
« Last Edit: December 19, 2007, 09:53:52 am by neo_hermes »
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Offline colecampbell666

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Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline neo_hermes

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listen to blue Glados eye speech. enough rhubarb, sediment shaped sediment, fish shaped sediment, rhubarb on fire, needle injectors and 18 pounds of cake mix to kill anything. theres more but i don't feel like looking for it all.
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Offline Fineus

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If you get yourself a file-extractor, you can dive into the game files and extract all the audio clips from GLADOS, as well as the Still Alive song and all the other sounds etc. of course.

They're well worth listening to if you ask me.

 

Offline neo_hermes

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i've got the orange box on xbox360 can't rip anything out. =(
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Offline Fineus

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Ah, well give me a shout if you really want all the audio files that GLADOS says. But only if you really want them, I'm very lazy :p

 

Offline neo_hermes

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Hell has no fury like an0n...
killing threads is...well, what i do best.