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The Steam Deal Thread V6. We're all pumped for CAG 3.0!


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#7771 Blade

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:50 AM

Hey guys, there's a game on my wishlist that's on sale. Prob be cheaper during the winter sale though.

#7772 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:51 AM

It does NOT have install limits, it DOES use securom(an unpopular form of drm)

http://www.shacknews...theft-auto-4-pc

GTA4 does have install limits via the GFWL DRM, according to Big DRM List. They also say Episodes from LC has a 15 activation limit through Securom.

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#7773 JKSonic

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:54 AM

Anybody else have issuing running dual monitors while playing Vice City? It always scrolls all the way over so my cursor appears on my second monitor and then as soon as it does that my mouse will no longer work back on the main screen (well it moves I just can't click on anything or use it to look around). Guess it's not a huge deal I can just turn off the second one before I launch it but still...

edit: Actually, just tried turning off the second monitor and it didn't help. Now instead of starting out working it won't work at all. Can use the mouse to move the cursor but that's it...can't click with it and it won't recognize it for mouse-view. :cry:

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#7774 dracula

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:00 AM

GTA4 does have install limits via the GFWL DRM, according to Big DRM List. They also say Episodes from LC has a 15 activation limit through Securom.


from your link, gta 4 has unlimited activations, but the episodes of liberty city has a 15 machine limit. 15 seems like a lot, i guess unless you like to upgrade your rig more often than a fat kid likes cake(and I know a few of you do this once every few months), that could be a problem.

If you ever hit the 15 machine cap, i would just say to go ahead and pirate it, I mean you already paid for it.

arkham city is worse, 5 machines, 10 installs per machine.
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#7775 chapnis

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:01 AM

Simcity again, Atom Zombie Smasher and Hitman again.

#7776 Bios Element

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:06 AM

Atom Zombie Smasher 'only' 50% off? Ok this is stupid, Valve is trolling everyone for real now.

Or not, finally hit 75%. >.>
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#7777 tham1988

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:09 AM

damn i was gonna get portal 2 but i was watching the season finale of game of thrones again and it ended and the sale was already over
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#7778 MulderYuffie

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:11 AM

GTA4 does have install limits via the GFWL DRM, according to Big DRM List. They also say Episodes from LC has a 15 activation limit through Securom.

So can you just deactivate it from certain computers like PSN with PS3s or is it literally just a certain amount of activations for a lifetime no matter what?

#7779 hal

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:13 AM

Well Atom Zombie Smasher was fairly entertaining. It's been on sale plenty though.

I'm not sure if I'm more annoyed at the same old discounts or the endlessly repeating sale games.

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#7780 soulkyo

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:15 AM

from your link, gta 4 has unlimited activations, but the episodes of liberty city has a 15 machine limit. 15 seems like a lot, i guess unless you like to upgrade your rig more often than a fat kid likes cake(and I know a few of you do this once every few months), that could be a problem.

If you ever hit the 15 machine cap, i would just say to go ahead and pirate it, I mean you already paid for it.

arkham city is worse, 5 machines, 10 installs per machine.


And what happens if you just use all your installs. Buy the game AGAIN? :roll:

#7781 Naked Snake Eyes

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:16 AM

from your link, gta 4 has unlimited activations, but the episodes of liberty city has a 15 machine limit. 15 seems like a lot, i guess unless you like to upgrade your rig more often than a fat kid likes cake(and I know a few of you do this once every few months), that could be a problem.

If you ever hit the 15 machine cap, i would just say to go ahead and pirate it, I mean you already paid for it.

arkham city is worse, 5 machines, 10 installs per machine.

You're only looking under Securom, under GFWL they list GTA4 and Episodes as legacy titles, and they say this about legacy titles:

Legacy method: A simple CD key check. This still requires an Internet connection, but it does not tie the key to your account. This has an activation limit between 10-20 (usually 15), similar to the usual Microsoft products (such as Office). If you hit the limit, contact Microsoft support. With proper evidence they will give you a new key, but you are only allowed one more key. After that, you will need to buy the game again.

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#7782 JKSonic

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:18 AM

Ok lets stop arguing about DRM and figure out why my mouse isn't working right in Vice City. :applause: I even tried completely unplugging my second monitor and now it'll work at first again but as soon as I load my save point in the hotel I'm stuck with no mouse-look or clicking (even back in the menus). I definitely don't want to play this game without my mouse...

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#7783 DigitalVamp1re

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

I'd like to get Fallout 3, any chance of it getting a deeper discount?

#7784 DaiMonPaul

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:23 AM

What to vote for next? I picked KOTOR in hopes that they'll offer some of the other Star Wars titles on sale, too. (Probably a long shot, but who knows...)

#7785 DaiMonPaul

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:26 AM

I'd like to get Fallout 3, any chance of it getting a deeper discount?


It's only at 40% off right now. There's always a chance it could be 50-75% off in a daily deal or flash sale. I picked up the GOTY edition a few weeks ago on GamersGate for $4.99 (75% off) -- this was before all of their price screwups and issues, of course.

I'd suggest waiting until the last day of the Steam sale to see if it is reduced any further. The worst thing that happens is that you buy it then for 40% off.

#7786 The End

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:26 AM

What to vote for next? I picked KOTOR in hopes that they'll offer some of the other Star Wars titles on sale, too. (Probably a long shot, but who knows...)


No, they don't seem to do that. It will be KOTOR & KOTOR 2 for 75% off (if it wins), but that's it.

#7787 DigitalVamp1re

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:27 AM

It's only at 40% off right now. There's always a chance it could be 50-75% off in a daily deal or flash sale. I picked up the GOTY edition a few weeks ago on GamersGate for $4.99 (75% off) -- this was before all of their price screwups and issues, of course.

I'd suggest waiting until the last day of the Steam sale to see if it is reduced any further. The worst thing that happens is that you buy it then for 40% off.


I'm looking at it on GameStop for 50% through steam now. Anyone know of a gamestop coupon code to lower it more?

#7788 Ozonekill

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:29 AM

If you vote Kotor II, restored content 1.8.2 and M4-78EP (new planet) have been released.

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#7789 Palinn

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:31 AM

What to vote for next? I picked KOTOR in hopes that they'll offer some of the other Star Wars titles on sale, too. (Probably a long shot, but who knows...)



That has been my strategy for most of the votes since I already have or don't want any of the three choices. There are other Star Wars games I want too so my vote goes to KOTOR.

#7790 dracula

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:31 AM

I'd like to get Fallout 3, any chance of it getting a deeper discount?


fallout 3 goty has been $5 numerous times on numerous sites so just wait for the goty version to hit $5 again(usually when new vegas wins the vote, fallout 3 goes on sale as well) and buy it.
"If it ain't fifty cents then I dont want it."



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#7791 The End

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:32 AM

I'm looking at it on GameStop for 50% through steam now. Anyone know of a gamestop coupon code to lower it more?


Seriously, I would just wait for it to show up on steam. It hasn't yet, and there is a 100% chance that it will. It's one of the staples of the big sales. It will be at least 75% off.

#7792 gilby

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:33 AM

Damn it. The end times were messed up when I looked at them today, because I thought I had time to grab Recettear when I got back this evening. No such luck. Anyone grab an extra?

#7793 INCyr

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:36 AM

Man, I'm beginning to think that we're not going to see Trine as a daily/flash this sale. Which would be more than a little annoying, as Goblin Menace at 75% is one of the few things I've been waiting for this sale. Once I get that, I think everything else on my wishlist is in the category of "oh, that might be fun, at some point" as opposed to something that I'm actively interested in picking up, if that makes sense.

#7794 Phame

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:36 AM

Anyone have any experience with Atom Zombie Smasher? Looks like it could be worth the 2.49.

#7795 dracula

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:36 AM

And what happens if you just use all your installs. Buy the game AGAIN? :roll:


nah, just pirate it at that point. If that ever happened to me, where i ran out of installs on gta 4 or batman or whatnot, i already bought the game, i own it, if it wont let me play the game, I would go ahead to the pirate bay(or some other pirate site) and install the game from there.
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#7796 dracula

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:38 AM

Man, I'm beginning to think that we're not going to see Trine as a daily/flash this sale. Which would be more than a little annoying, as Goblin Menace at 75% is one of the few things I've been waiting for this sale. Once I get that, I think everything else on my wishlist is in the category of "oh, that might be fun, at some point" as opposed to something that I'm actively interested in picking up, if that makes sense.


trine goes on sale to $3 or so whenever steam has a major sale(fall, summer), i have a hard time imagining them not putting up the trine franchise at 75% off this sale.
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#7797 dfg

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:42 AM

I've gotten more friends on Steam from playing random games of L4D2. Easily more than TF2 back when I used to play that. There are good folks out there, it's just the annoying/obnoxious ones tend to stand out a little more because of their behavior and lack of manners.


This exactly.

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#7798 INCyr

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:42 AM

Anyone have any experience with Atom Zombie Smasher? Looks like it could be worth the 2.49.


I played it last... winter? For a cheevo, I think. Or maybe it was the summer sale before that. Don't remember. Wasn't too impressed, think I got it in a 5-pack of games of some sort. Interesting concept, but I didn't find it interesting/fun enough to maintain my interest much past getting the cheevo. But I also have a huge backlog and a fairly short attention span, so games have to hook me fairly quickly for me to want to bother/continue with them. So there easily could be something to it I was missing.

#7799 BernardoOne

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:43 AM

nah, just pirate it at that point. If that ever happened to me, where i ran out of installs on gta 4 or batman or whatnot, i already bought the game, i own it, if it wont let me play the game, I would go ahead to the pirate bay(or some other pirate site) and install the game from there.


That is what I do with games with a extremely limited activation limit. I buy it and never touch that legit copy and I go and download a cracked version.

#7800 INCyr

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:44 AM

trine goes on sale to $3 or so whenever steam has a major sale(fall, summer), i have a hard time imagining them not putting up the trine franchise at 75% off this sale.


Yeah, I mean, I still believe we'll see it, I'm just surprised it hasn't shown up yet. Getting tired of waiting for it... ;)