Paradox Interactive games

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Maniacal, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    i thought that was common knowledge
     
  2. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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  3. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    No new sub forums in already low traffic forums please.
     
  4. Peck of Arabia

    Peck of Arabia Sociable Recluse

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    Good question! where am I?
    A 9:1 delete to add ratio seems pretty good to me. Everybody's happy, right?
     
  5. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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  6. Thormodr

    Thormodr Servant of Civ Supporter

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    Apparently, Paradox in their infinite wisdom has decided that any new releases will require Steam. :sad:

    Pity, since EU4 was looking promising. :(

    EDIT: Apparently Stardock has capitulated as well. The expansion for Fallen Enchantress will require Steam. :(
     
  7. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Perfect! Will make it so much easier to acquire them.
     
  8. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    Not even gamers gate even though they own it?
     
  9. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Steam makes up the vast majority of their sales now, and I don't know about EU4, but CK2 and others can be run directly from the .exe file without launching Steam. I haven't tried it myself though.

    Steam's auto-patching is getting annoying though.
     
  10. Thormodr

    Thormodr Servant of Civ Supporter

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    I agree, auto-patching blows.

    Not a fan of a company acquiring a near monopoly.
     
  11. Mosher

    Mosher Mushroom dad

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    Steam's autopatching is why I generally acquire a less than legal version that I can keep at an older version if necessary (the STALKER games and EU3 being the two games I usually do this for, as most mods for STALKER (at least Shadow of Chernobyl) require version 1.0004 whereas Steam patches the game to 1.0005, and for EU3 I like having both a copy of 5.1 and 5.2)
     
  12. NBAfan

    NBAfan boss

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    Johan says they will fix that update issue.
    Steam is good, y'all will see the light eventually.
     
  13. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Excellent news! Steam's existing "please don't patch my game" options don't work reliable or with every game.

    Also, good news for those whom Steam's offline mode doesn't work reliable for, you don't have to run Steam to paly the game.
    http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum...(for-devs)&p=14925015&viewfull=1#post14925015
     
  14. trader/warrior

    trader/warrior Deity

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    I guess it was inevitable with all the people getting issues with incompatible expansions and DLC bought in places other than Steam when they have the steam version. It really leaves studios with the only choices being to go either no selling on steam or steam-only. Kind of anti-competetive of Steam IMO. Though I really won't mind having the games on steam as long as they stay DRM-free.

    Also I worry for the future of GamersGate now...
     
  15. IxI

    IxI Chieftain

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    EU4 might use a new patching system in steam, where you can choose your patch version.

    Edit: You can still buy from gamersgate - the steam keys.
     
  16. mechaerik

    mechaerik Tuturuu!

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    They don't own it anymore. Gamersgate has been independent of Paradox for a while now.
     
  17. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    Derp I'm not caught up on these things clearly
     
  18. trader/warrior

    trader/warrior Deity

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    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Saw that the other day, I'm drooling as well!

    I'm looking forward to EvW more than EUIV.
     
  20. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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