From: Third rock from the Sun.
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 ??
I use it. Not because I'm lazy. I can lose my entire hard drive and not have to worry about replacing any games I bought on Steam. I get every update and don't have to go checking everyplace I bought a game to see if there even was an update. I don't have to search multiple websites to see if anyone made a mod. I can put Steam on any computer anywhere and have access to every game I've ever purchased there without lugging around multiple disks. And the only thing I did to 'set up Steam' was to install it. That's all nothing more. Now if you have a hard on for Steam fine, it's your business. But when you tell people it's bad because of personal reasons then who is duping whom? Until you actually use it anything you have to say is second hand information and proves nothing. I did not attack you. Just look around TOAW forum and anyone can see you bashing Steam at every opportunity. I simply stated that fact. Exactly how is that an attack?
"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
Wearing blinders and earplugs everything you do is correct.