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#4231 dfg

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:01 PM

So...

Steam is evolving and this thread lies dormant.

Namtrahj, I'll be back to update this with a courtesy reply.
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#4232 Genocidal

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:30 PM

Most of the discussion ends up happening in the deal thread: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=326684
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#4233 dfg

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:06 AM

Hello Steam people. I'm about to build a new mid-high range rig (i5 3470, 7870) and I'm brand-new to Steam. I haven't played PC games in ten years. And I have a few questions!

1) I've been building a small, cheap PC library (so far Morrowind and Binding of Isaac from Steam, the four THQ Gold packs that were on sale today, Disciples II from GMG, and the old Bioware set from GameStop). So it's a bunch of old games to play on my fancy new machine. What I'd like is a recommendation for something that will make my eyes bleed in happiness, preferably something that supports gamepads. Any ideas?

2) I have a large console backlog which I'd like to convert into a PC backlog where I can. Are there any particular games that are much better on PC or, conversely, much worse? I've been looking for a site similar to Lens of Truth that makes the comparisons but I can't find anything. I know GTA IV is a PC pig and that Dragon Age and Skyrim are much better on PC. Anything else to know? Anything so much better on PC that I should replay it even if I've played the console version? I've heard the Fallouts are much better but I've played those to death. And specifically how do Arkham City and the Mass Effects compare on PC?

3) Apparently since I bought Supreme Commander from THQ I have two keys. What can I do with the extra one? Can I give it away? Can I trade it? I don't know how this works.

Thanks for the help! I'll be joining the Steam CAG group ASAP.



Crap, I knew I forgot something.

1. Besides the newest AAA titles, I think PC gamers still like to use Crysis 1 and Metro 2033 to benchmark their shiny new rigs. I don't stay current with that bleeding edge so I can't offer much more than that sorry. Don't forget that quite a few games, even older ones, have mods to improve graphics, so Google those.

2. Not being a console gamer, can't help much here. Hadn't heard of Lens of Truth before but it looks interesting; a lot of PC gamers use Tom's Hardware for reviews but I'm not sure if they do game comparisons as well.

3. I've seen several copies of SC up on Steamgifts. That's one route, or you could sell or trade it.

Sorry there hasn't been much of a response to you from the community here. Like Genocidal said, there's a lot more discussion on the "Deals" thread, but these days it's a lot more off-topic than it used to be. Still, there's some useful info to be found.
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#4234 gcorlett

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:49 AM

Did everyone receive the closed beta invitations to the new Community features.

I got two.
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#4235 dfg

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

Looks like the new Community stuff is live for everyone now.

Steam Greenlight. Cool stuff. Trolled to shit, but now:

http://www.rockpaper...arging-100-fee/

Granted, the presences of, say, Rogue Warrior, FlatOut 3, and Bad Rats on Steam proper lend credence to the idea that even Valve’s selection process is far from perfect.

Also, cool that Dejobaan will lend the $100 to a starving dev in need to get on GL:
http://www.dejobaan.com/greenlight100/
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#4236 Severose

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:45 PM

Looks like the new Community stuff is live for everyone now.

Steam Greenlight. Cool stuff. Trolled to shit, but now:

http://www.rockpaper...arging-100-fee/
Also, cool that Dejobaan will lend the $100 to a starving dev in need to get on GL:
http://www.dejobaan.com/greenlight100/


I like the idea of it, cuts the list down to a more manageable size and eliminates at least some of the stinkers.

Also, that's pretty nice of Dejobaan to do that. An indie dev helping other indie devs, it just makes me feel all warm inside.

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#4237 dfg

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:07 AM

UPDATE NEWS - STEAM

Latest Update: September 4, 2012
Added Game Hubs[-]
September 4, 2012 - Steam Client Update Released

Client notes:

  • Added global Steam Discussions area, accessible in the Community sub-navigation
  • Updated visual look of user group pages
  • Added discussions to user groups
  • Added new Moderator level to user groups
  • Updated user screenshots, videos, and personal Workshop pages
  • Updated visual look of the blotter and renamed it to “Friend Activity”
  • Added "My Activity" in-line with "Friend Activity"
  • Added ability to post a status update and tag it with a game
  • Added "Share on Steam" option for screenshots, videos, and Workshop items detail pages that will post a preview as a status update in “Friend Activity”
  • Pasting YouTubeâ„¢ links into your status update will show a preview of the video and clicking on it will play the video.
  • Added ability to rate up status updates, screenshots, and videos
  • Added display of which friends most recently rated up status posts, screenshots, and other items in the friend activity feed
  • Added BBCode support to descriptions for screenshots, videos, and Workshop items
  • Re-organized the Community sub-navigation to include: Friends, Profile, Game Hubs, Discussions, Workshop, and Greenlight


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#4238 dfg

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

Valve is making Steam more accessible to the couch-gamer (h/t vince_carter in the Deals thread):

http://kotaku.com/59...ch-out-consoles


I positively commented about this in the Deal thread, and then I remembered that the laggy, bloated regular client still makes me nuts sometimes. Can't win them all.
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#4239 WRXKayaker

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:21 AM

I have a 75% off coupon for Portal 2 that expires Sept 14th if anyone wants it. First to pm me gets it.

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#4240 Jus2cold

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

I have a Sonic Generations steam key that is up for trade. PM if you have something you would like to trade.

#4241 Woodlands

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:53 PM

Trading group is over here, guys: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=279563

#4242 Nintendokid54

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:49 AM

Looking for steam friends... NerdyRocker54
also does anyone know where i can get an image of case badges/stickers?
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#4243 Blackout

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:47 AM

I'm still getting used to Steam, but does it track your achievements much like the Xbox 360 or PS3 do? Is there a way to view a score or total of all my achievements like you can on consoles?



#4244 Megazell

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:36 PM

I'm still getting used to Steam, but does it track your achievements much like the Xbox 360 or PS3 do? Is there a way to view a score or total of all my achievements like you can on consoles?


Yes. Click profile and/or view achievements. Remember achievements/badges started on the PC so the tracking is not even a problem. Enjoy.

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#4245 dfg

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:07 PM

I'm still getting used to Steam, but does it track your achievements much like the Xbox 360 or PS3 do? Is there a way to view a score or total of all my achievements like you can on consoles?


Steam itself doesn't give you a total achievement score, as I believe it does on Live with the Gamerscore, but there are several independent websites that track cumulative achievements.

I've used:

http://steamscore.net
http://steam.jsarabi...eam/Lookup.aspx
http://steamachievementhunters.com
http://astats.astats...stats/index.php
http://www.achievementstats.com

And then there's Raptr, and GiantBomb which kinda track them.
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#4246 Blackout

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:19 PM

Thanks guys. I'm going to check out some of those links. I'm still getting used to playing PC games.



#4247 Megazell

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:10 AM

Just got the THQ Bundle and trying to enjoy the games but during Metro 2033 and Darksiders - I get nonstop screenshots being taken while I'm playing. Must be a key combo I am hitting that activates it or sometimes. Is there a way to disable screenshots through STEAM all together?

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#4248 SEH

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:36 AM

Just go to settings and its under the "IN-GAME" tab.

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#4249 dfg

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Gabe Newell confirms plans for Steam Box gaming console

In an interview with Kotaku, Valve boss Gabe Newell confirmed the company's plans for its own gaming console. While the console itself will virtually be a PC, the 'Steam Box' will be specially designed for the living room. This can easily be done with the Big Picture mode for Steam, which was launched earlier this month. Newell revealed that the console would be going head to head with next-gen gaming consoles.


Seems redundant.
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#4250 Megazell

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

^ It's not for me but I can see a lot of people at the LAN parties I go to going this route for their weekly meetups.

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#4251 Wolfpup

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

Anyone know the correct way to back up games that have expansion packs?

I got Company of Heroes in some deal, that included two expansions, Opposing Forces, and Tales of Valor.

When I use the backup tool, should I do all three together? All three separately? When I back up just Company of Heroes it seems to also include one of the two expansions, so maybe I back up those two, and then the other one separately?

In the past I've discovered Steam's backup tool doesn't restore right at all if you back up more than one game at a time, and sometimes even still it'll sit there and download part of the game even though it's supposedly all on disc, so just wondered what the correct procedure was for games with expansions.
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#4252 JGON85

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:54 AM

Wondering if anyone has successfully gotten a PS3 controller to work with the Source games.. (TF2, L4D and Portal)on a Mac too (just picked up a MBP retina 15)

I can't program the controller to move around, shoot or even control the menus

YouTube has been of no help

#4253 Megazell

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

Wondering if anyone has successfully gotten a PS3 controller to work with the Source games.. (TF2, L4D and Portal)on a Mac too (just picked up a MBP retina 15)

I can't program the controller to move around, shoot or even control the menus

YouTube has been of no help


I did it for a friend using Joy2Key.

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#4254 PetriesLastWord

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

Trading group is over here, guys: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=279563


That thread says it's for gift buys and requests.

*edit*

Though looking through, looks like it's been hijacked. lol
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#4255 Sinistar

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

Anyone know if there's a way to search in Steam for 3D supported games?
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#4256 dfg

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:01 AM

That thread says it's for gift buys and requests.

*edit*

Though looking through, looks like it's been hijacked. lol


We have lots of threads here like that. I hope we get it right when new threads are created on CAG 3.0.

Anyone know if there's a way to search in Steam for 3D supported games?


I don't know but maybe people at WSGF or SPUF might know.
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#4257 Melatonin

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

I've been doing lots of PC gaming on Steam recently. Mostly Counter-Strike Global Offensive (where I just made it to Gold Nova Master, oh yeah!) and Binding of Isaac recently. I have been HOOKED on Binding of Isaac and have played about 40 hours in the last couple weeks. Yesterday I went to the Cathedral for the first time and won, with ??? no less...it was a pretty crazy run.
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#4258 deftrance

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

I've mostly been playing Skyrim and CS: GO as my backlog weeps. deftrance on steam if anyone wants to add me

#4259 edda0199

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:22 AM

In my opinion, this is really a good thread, very structive.

#4260 litepink

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

Question: if I buy the MS Bundle from Amazon, can I give away some of the codes to international friends? Like the UK and AU?