Well, till now I've avoided Steam, mainly out of inertia.
1. But I'm looking a couple of games (Crusader Kings II, Stellaris) that are only available on Steam so I might break down and install it.
2. Honestly I don't understand what Steam is; I guess it is software that will allow me to buy and download games, and will update them automatically without patches.
3. What else does it do? Does it let me choose where to install games on my computer? Or do I even install the games on my computer, or just run them from the cloud?
4. Any general tips on how to get the most out of Steam, or how to avoid major problems?
Any comments on the two games mentioned above would also be welcome :-)
1. CKII is DLC heavy, but great fun imo. However it is NOT a pure strategy game, it is strategy meets rpg. You run a family line that controls a province/duchy/kingdom/empire, and try to grow as powerful as possible. If your last male heir dies, it is game over. Think this is the game on steam that I have the 2nd most hours on (after Civ V).
Stellaris I have not played alot as it needed some polish at release, but I hear it is way better now.
2. Yup, it does all that. It also keeps track of all your purchased games, so you can install/uninstall as many times as you want.
3. You install on your PC, and yes, you get to chose where to install. Which is great for me, since it allows me to keep all my games on one HD; and let the other be all windows.
4. Join groups you find interesting (think of them like the subforums here on matrix), look at the workbench for mods etc.
Use it to browse for games. Warning though, "simulations" on steam is not only what I think of as simulations, so you might get alot of moot sugestions, however I have found lots of games I would not else find.
< Message edited by terje439 -- 9/4/2016 3:35:51 PM >
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