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


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#11041 UW_Shocks

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:04 AM

Hitman:Blood Money vs The entire Hitman Collection [Blood Money, Silent Assassin, Codename 47]
Hmmm.......

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#11042 Neuro5i5

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

I need someone who's knowledgeable with monitors to help me with this issue. I bought this monitor: http://www.amazon.co...rds=ASUS VE248H.

I'm having some extremely weird issues with it. When I hooked up my PS3 with it, I'd get random black screens. For example, the game would work fine, but when I hit the PS button to bring up the XMB menu, the screen would go back until I'd hit the PS button to get out of that screen. It also happens on Hotline Miami. The game loads fine, but when the game actually starts, it goes to a black screen. I can still hear the game playing and the monitor is still on, but it's black. It works again when I press start and go into the menu. For the record, I'm using HDMI and I have tried different cables.


Sounds like a HDCP handshaking issue. I had issues like that with one of my TV's when going through my HTR. Never managed a way around it, however, as I just ended up replacing the TV.

#11043 Captain Urahara

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:11 AM

All this talk about laptops is making me realize just how bad my laptop is. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1545 which is pretty bad for playing most games. I seriously need to upgrade to a better laptop/desktop.

#11044 soulkyo

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

Hitman:Blood Money vs The entire Hitman Collection [Blood Money, Silent Assassin, Codename 47]
Hmmm.......


I have Blood Money, I wish that buying the collection would leave a gift copy in my inventory. I guess Tony is the only one that can make it happen :applause:

#11045 deftrance

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:20 AM

All this talk about laptops is making me realize just how bad my laptop is. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1545 which is pretty bad for playing most games. I seriously need to upgrade to a better laptop/desktop.


Those Lenovo Ideapad deals I keep seeing crop up are making me want one, even though my refurb Asus is going strong.

#11046 utopianmachine

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

http://www.mcgame.com/de

I shouldn't buy this stuff, should I? Wouldn't these keys, like, get me banned or something? I sure would like some of the English language games...

Doesn't look like it'll let me buy from them anyway. It knows I'm not in the right region. :P

#11047 Tsel

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:34 AM

Which of those are Steamworks anyway? If any of them.

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#11048 Syntax Error

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:34 AM

http://www.mcgame.com/de

I shouldn't buy this stuff, should I? Wouldn't these keys, like, get me banned or something? I sure would like some of the English language games...

Holy monkey-butts! One euro for Bad Rats!

#11049 tham1988

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:35 AM

Hitman:Blood Money vs The entire Hitman Collection [Blood Money, Silent Assassin, Codename 47]
Hmmm.......


as a huge hitman fan,
i would say just get blood money
its better than the older ones in every way
its a shame they don't have contracts
that one is good too
i've never played the original though if it is somehow better than 2

#11050 utopianmachine

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:35 AM

Oh, lol, somehow I thought these were Steam games in German or something.

#11051 Stronghammer

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

Which of those are Steamworks anyway? If any of them.

Unstoppable Gorg is supposed to be, but I bought it and there doesn't appear to be any key associated with it. It's just a straight up download. :-?

#11052 evildeadjedi

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

Those Lenovo Ideapad deals I keep seeing crop up are making me want one, even though my refurb Asus is going strong.


Is your refurb Asus a ROG?
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#11053 pantsattack

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:13 AM

Does anyone recommend any password managing software or methods? The talk in the Amazon thread freaked me out a bit. I saw a mac with a neat looking lockbox style interface, but I'm on a PC and function first of course.

#11054 Dravo

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:17 AM

I have an Asus Rog. It's about a year old, but I would recommend it.

Is your refurb Asus a ROG?



#11055 ezelkow1

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:19 AM

I need someone who's knowledgeable with monitors to help me with this issue. I bought this monitor: .

I'm having some extremely weird issues with it. When I hooked up my PS3 with it, I'd get random black screens. For example, the game would work fine, but when I hit the PS button to bring up the XMB menu, the screen would go back until I'd hit the PS button to get out of that screen. It also happens on Hotline Miami. The game loads fine, but when the game actually starts, it goes to a black screen. I can still hear the game playing and the monitor is still on, but it's black. It works again when I press start and go into the menu. For the record, I'm using HDMI and I have tried different cables.


Sounds like a HDCP handshaking issue. I had issues like that with one of my TV's when going through my HTR. Never managed a way around it, however, as I just ended up replacing the TV.


Another issue could be a setting on the monitor. I have 2 VE247H's and when I first got my first one I noticed that whenever a black background would come up as my default background during rotations of the backgrounds, the whole screen would shutoff. I think this is due to some auto-brightness/contrast/etc detection in the monitor and it thought it had just lost a signal since there was so much black on the screen.

I dont remember exactly what setting it was though

#11056 u.v.bunny

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:25 AM

Steam updated their version to have all extras that the GOG version has, the extras actually come in around 6.5 gigs now. GOG did have 3 extra mp3's for the OST though.



I only learned recently that if you own any version of The Witcher or The Witcher 2 (on steam, other digital sites or retail) you can use the key that came with it to redeem a free copy of that game on GOG.

I used the CD key from my steam copy of The Witcher to add it to my GOG account. Maybe I'm the only one that didn't know about this, but if anyone needs it, the page is here:

http://www.gog.com/witcher2/backup

#11057 NvaderJim

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:26 AM

Does anyone recommend any password managing software or methods? The talk in the Amazon thread freaked me out a bit. I saw a mac with a neat looking lockbox style interface, but I'm on a PC and function first of course.

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#11058 pantsattack

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:33 AM

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So simple even I can do it! But really it sucked to have my laptop stolen a year ago and the thief was posting on my twitter account because it auto-logged in. :headache:

#11059 utopianmachine

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

Does anyone recommend any password managing software or methods? The talk in the Amazon thread freaked me out a bit. I saw a mac with a neat looking lockbox style interface, but I'm on a PC and function first of course.


Password management? Oh, you mean a pen and paper. ;)

#11060 u.v.bunny

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

Does anyone recommend any password managing software or methods? The talk in the Amazon thread freaked me out a bit. I saw a mac with a neat looking lockbox style interface, but I'm on a PC and function first of course.


Personally I use KeePass. It's doesn't have the automatic password entering features of some of the commercial programs, but it's free, open source and does everything I need it to do.

#11061 Neuro5i5

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:39 AM

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Do they activate on steam? :lol:

#11062 Detruire

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

Personally I use KeePass. It's doesn't have the automatic password entering features of some of the commercial programs, but it's free, open source and does everything I need it to do.

You could combine it with the password manage built into your browser (w/ master password.)

#11063 evildeadjedi

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:44 AM

I have an Asus Rog. It's about a year old, but I would recommend it.


Same here I like my Rog. :D
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#11064 Tsel

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:50 AM

Another issue could be a setting on the monitor. I have 2 VE247H's and when I first got my first one I noticed that whenever a black background would come up as my default background during rotations of the backgrounds, the whole screen would shutoff. I think this is due to some auto-brightness/contrast/etc detection in the monitor and it thought it had just lost a signal since there was so much black on the screen.

I dont remember exactly what setting it was though


I think I might've fixed it. I turned off ASCR and Hotline Miami works perfect now. I'll try out the PS3 later, but here's hoping.

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#11065 pantsattack

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:55 AM

Personally I use KeePass. It's doesn't have the automatic password entering features of some of the commercial programs, but it's free, open source and does everything I need it to do.

I'll check it out. Thanks.

Password management? Oh, you mean a pen and paper. ;)

:)

You could combine it with the password manage built into your browser (w/ master password.)

What browsers? I haven't heard of this feature aside from browsers asking, "Do you want me to remember this?" I use Chrome.

Something that autogens passwords for me and enters them once I enter the master would be ideal.

#11066 u.v.bunny

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:55 AM

You could combine it with the password manage built into your browser (w/ master password.)



I use that too (with firefox) but it doesn't work for high security things like internet banking and paypal and even if it did I wouldn't trust it for that sort of thing (or my steam password!)

#11067 tham1988

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

I only learned recently that if you own any version of The Witcher or The Witcher 2 (on steam, other digital sites or retail) you can use the key that came with it to redeem a free copy of that game on GOG.

I used the CD key from my steam copy of The Witcher to add it to my GOG account. Maybe I'm the only one that didn't know about this, but if anyone needs it, the page is here:

http://www.gog.com/witcher2/backup


thank you
i think i knew this but forgot

#11068 Detruire

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:01 AM

What browsers? I haven't heard of this feature aside from browsers asking, "Do you want me to remember this?" I use Chrome.

Firefox.

I use that too (with firefox) but it doesn't work for high security things like internet banking and paypal and even if it did I wouldn't trust it for that sort of thing (or my steam password!)

Yeah, I don't care in the slightest that it doesn't work with internet banking, but there is the odd site that it doesn't work with (and that I wish it did.)

#11069 u.v.bunny

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:02 AM

What browsers? I haven't heard of this feature aside from browsers asking, "Do you want me to remember this?" I use Chrome.


Yeah that's the built in password manager.

Something that autogens passwords for me and enters them once I enter the master would be ideal.

This is where KeePass comes in. You'll need to copy and paste the password from KeePass to your browser though.

I also use it to store all my game keys (or at least the ones I can be bothered to keep a separate record of.)

#11070 utopianmachine

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:05 AM

Unstoppable Gorg is supposed to be, but I bought it and there doesn't appear to be any key associated with it. It's just a straight up download. :-?


Good to know. Not sure why I thought these were Steam games. The store just looks Steam-y.