From: east coast, usa
Steve has said he doesn't like Steam because the Steam version of TOAW took away from dev time for the game. Maybe so but it exposes TOAW to thousands of people who wouldn't know it even exists.
And TOAW is worse off for it, as is every other game that has to waste precious development time creating and supporting Steam Versions of their game. The developers and distributors have to play along because it increases revenues, but the public should be aware of the truth, which I only present as I found it by searching the forums and asking questions - many complaints and issues, no real reason to use it, except for people who, if you can believe it, for some reason don't have a clue how to place/locate a file on their computer.
So Don asked and I gave him the details of my investigation into what is, indisputably, a third party leech that is sustained by duping people into thinking it does some service. Anywhere you look you will see people complaining of worthless purchases and statements such as 'Steam is nice IF you get it set up right'. Really? Place the files yourselves you mental cripples. Don't penalize the rest of the world!
So NO I would not try it out, even free of charge, because it offers me nothing [thru some miracle of evolution I know how to copy a file and paste it to another location]. And I see no reason why anyone would try to defend it so vigorously. It's pretty strange.
No further debate please, I gave two reasons why not to use it, but notice that you didn't counter that, you only attacked me. Now can you give ANY reason why it is useful ??