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    Steam hacked - All Steam users are adviced to change their Steam passwords(Nov. 2011)

    I came to check out whats going on in Civ4 end of the forums, and saw this on the front page. I'm glad i stuck to my steam boycotte. Thanks for this information though, i will share it with clans from other games i play, they use this 'software'. This is why automatic updates, for software...
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    The story of a fiasco

    The autoupdating thing was a concern of the anti-steam crowd before release. Offline mode transfers some small amount of data if it finds an internet connection. It could be sending current version, and comparing to players current version, we dont know, cause steam didnt exactly tell us what...
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    Fan Noises drowns out gameplay enjoyment.

    Not sure on the exact 4870 you have, but i see lots of them simply have a fan that points downward (in a typical tower). This is just blowing hot air to the bottom of your case, and iirc hot air rises. I would recommend you check your temperatures, and also i would recommend, if you have a...
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    Civiliopedia gone horribly wrong..

    Detailed manuals are hard to come by these days, printed or coded. Maybe this is just more the direction they aimed for. If the target audience isnt expected to read it, why bother? RTFM anyone?
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    See, i made the assumption that they were simply hijacking accounts, having steam send them the games at high speeds, and then using one of the thousands of steam hack files found on the net. This is what i see as a problem. To use offline mode, i need to save my account information to do...
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    Maybe nothing Valve would want. But for all the people online who report their steam accounts hacked... its the games linked to the account they are after, so you do have things people would want. Steams thinking of adding some trade-in system for games, and you get credit to buy new stuff...
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    I dont own football manager 2011, but i would have to guess that the DRM end of Steam is on the physical disc, therefor the exe must still be the steam version. As for the bandwidth and hosting, why dont they take a page from Blizzard, or even NASA? Blizzard torrents their large updates. NASA...
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    Cool. But what does that have to do with anything? It was said that Civ4 didnt have DRM, when it did. I can take all the pro-steam comments people dish here and parrot them back to you. Such gems as, Who cares what you want, or Deal with it, or Get used to it, or Go play something else. Or is...
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    Civ4 did have DRM. But you didnt even notice it, so i guess we can say it was better than steam as a form of DRM. You say its the best distribution tool, but youre comparing it as a drm in the sentence before. I dont care if its a form of distribution, i can choose to not use it. I have a...
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    Yes, i believe i read about Football Manager for the first time here on these forums. I am neither a sports fan, or a fan of sports games, but this simple choice they gave their users speaks volumes to me. As you, im sure many others would choose to install steam. Myself, i have no problem...
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    The information is on the official FAQ: http://www.footballmanager.com/faqs/844 They just seem to care more about the users, and give a choice.
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    Well i searched and found the game i was thinking of is Football Manager 2011. You have the choice to either install/online check with steam, or completely forget steam, and use the disc. I cant seem to find any information as to whether its a steam exclusive game or not, but i see it showing...
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    Youre right. Its not steams responsibility, but its clearly an issue users have to keep in consideration, no? I see lots of people saying digital distribution is the wave of the future, and if the big boys (comcast) lead the way, there will be limitations on all ISP's in the future, so digital...
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    Not only do some not seem to care about other civ'ers concerns, but also that some civ'ers will get upset when other civ'ers give their point of view. Exactly. I dont/cant speak for everyone who is against steam, but i believe a lot of us are just asking for a Choice. Not asking for the...
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    Open Letter To Steam and Firaxis Games

    The definition of malware can vary from source to source. Some anti-malware programs flag other anti-malware programs as malware, because of the way they operate. According to SmartComputing, malware is defined as: I agree, the buyer should make sure to read the package carefully, but if...
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