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Steam Summer Sale - 6/25/2019 6:52:04 PM   
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I've been waiting for this.

I bought Darkest Hour, Civil War II, Civil War II Bloody Road South and Commander, Great War. Great prices on these and other war and strategy games.
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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/25/2019 9:30:09 PM   
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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/25/2019 9:38:10 PM   
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Have a bad day?

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/26/2019 12:05:34 PM   
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Any day with steam is a bad day

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/26/2019 2:34:16 PM   
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Well, I have experienced some difficulties with Steam lately. Some game pages appear as black at times and that's the worst of it. Oh, Aggressors: Ancient Rome is on sale too, and I bought it last week at full price, so there is that

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/26/2019 2:40:54 PM   
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I'm tempted to grab Distant Worlds Universe. I have the original DW but never upgraded for some reason. It's only $15. If Matrix matched that price I'd buy it here. Just sayin....

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/26/2019 5:00:34 PM   
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Well, I have experienced some difficulties with Steam lately. Some game pages appear as black at times and that's the worst of it. Oh, Aggressors: Ancient Rome is on sale too, and I bought it last week at full price, so there is that


Yeah, donīt not what the hell has happened, but I was getting the same issues yesterday (black screen on front store page), also blank desk game icons (some). Cleard cache and also replaced icons did the trick.

I was about to post the Aggressors sale but instead posted the Deity Empires sale which I did pick up, learning it now. Was about to pick up Wasteland 2 but picked Shadowrun Dragonfall insted as its cheaper.

Any how, maybe Matrix should do more sales and lower there older games too. Just saying...



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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/26/2019 5:08:30 PM   
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I think most of us old users here pick Matrix anytime over ALL other vendors, but when you have most of the stuff you want from Matrix, and the littel left for you to pick is way to expensive for itīs age, you ither wait for a sale, or buy something else elsewhere. I donīt think thereīs nothing wrong with that.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/26/2019 6:17:42 PM   
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Steam has at least 1 strong point going for it: automatic updates for all the games. Some Matrix Games have update button, but not all of them, and manual updates are all over the site. Products and Members pages have had different version updates for the games, though there may have been a change as of late.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/26/2019 6:30:33 PM   
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Does anyone know if Matrix will also offer similar sale prices on their site?

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/26/2019 6:59:51 PM   
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Steam has at least 1 strong point going for it: automatic updates for all the games.

Suppose I want to wait until the latest update is proven reliable? Suppose my opponent does not want the latest update and mine updated automatically? I fail to see how that is a strong point at all, it's really a complete detriment, as is the rest of steam. We'd all be a lot better off without it, so I beg you steamer's to start weening yourself back to real life.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/26/2019 7:14:04 PM   
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Steam has at least 1 strong point going for it: automatic updates for all the games.

Suppose I want to wait until the latest update is proven reliable? Suppose my opponent does not want the latest update and mine updated automatically? I fail to see how that is a strong point at all, it's really a complete detriment, as is the rest of steam. We'd all be a lot better off without it, so I beg you steamer's to start weening yourself back to real life.


Mind you Iam not defending Steam at all, but you did forget something with your above statement...

When you Install a new Steam game, or even already Installed games, you can uncheck the "keep this game updated" tick box. Just so thereīs no misunderstandings in that regard.

And I do agree that one should be able to choose if he/she wants there games updated or not.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/27/2019 8:07:18 AM   
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Gonna grab Grand Theft Auto V, so I can play Harley Quinn Mod. Swinging her bat, pop some heads with her pop gun.

Saw some videos that someone made a mod for this as Harley Quinn, look really good and realistic.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/27/2019 9:00:56 AM   
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Some Matrix Games have update button, but not all of them, and manual updates are all over the site. Products and Members pages have had different version updates for the games, though there may have been a change as of late.

So the reality is that Matrix does a poor job with updates, therefore making steam look artificially good.

Get with it Matrix! This button should work for all of your games, or else it should not be available. Otherwise, your customers get frustrated and end up dating third party skanks like steam!




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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/27/2019 10:06:56 AM   
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With Steam, I think the options for updates on the games is system wide? I am going on memory and that's what I remember or it didn't allow prevention of updates within a specific game or something to that effect. Can someone check

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/27/2019 11:38:42 AM   
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With Steam, I think the options for updates on the games is system wide? I am going on memory and that's what I remember or it didn't allow prevention of updates within a specific game or something to that effect. Can someone check


Not system wide, but I just checked and thereīs no option for you to hold on to a past version! If you click the pull down menu from the update tab (game specific), you wont find a option to hold-on to what ever version you may want, so yeah I stand corrected, and sorry for misleading, I always though you could do that, hence there being a option. Never tried it till now so quite surprised to be honest!

My bad, again sorry for that...

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/27/2019 12:39:46 PM   
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Steam has at least 1 strong point going for it: automatic updates for all the games. Some Matrix Games have update button, but not all of them...

While many Matrix games have an update button, for some reason it almost never works for me. Kind of frustrating...

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/27/2019 2:46:55 PM   
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Redd, yeah, that's what I thought because this caused a problem with a pbem game I had with Strategic Europe

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/27/2019 2:58:19 PM   
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Its odd that Matrix doesn't pricematch, its not like we're talking about new games. Don't follow HPS down the obsolescence path.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/28/2019 12:11:03 AM   
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My auto update of WIF has never worked.
Doesn't work now. After all these years.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/28/2019 2:19:17 AM   
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Its odd that Matrix doesn't pricematch, its not like we're talking about new games. Don't follow HPS down the obsolescence path.

HPS became obsolete because they stopped releasing new games. No comparison with Matrix.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/28/2019 11:17:23 AM   
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Personally I think the HPS decline had more to do with Tiller forming his own company. Tiller games were the main and most important part of HPS.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/28/2019 12:27:36 PM   
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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/28/2019 1:07:15 PM   
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Its odd that Matrix doesn't pricematch, its not like we're talking about new games. Don't follow HPS down the obsolescence path.

HPS became obsolete because they stopped releasing new games. No comparison with Matrix.


The point I was making was old games being sold for full price. Particularly games that wont function on WIn10 like Uncommon Valor.
And before you say it, I realize Tiller games are an exception. ;)

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/28/2019 2:37:21 PM   
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Tiller games work great on W10, at least the ones I bought from his site.

Thatīs what I meant with older games being to expensive and/or have work arounds for them to work on W10. Uncommon Valor, Carriers at War to name two I would have bought if it wasent for price/handycap W10.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/28/2019 3:08:01 PM   
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With Steam, I think the options for updates on the games is system wide? I am going on memory and that's what I remember or it didn't allow prevention of updates within a specific game or something to that effect. Can someone check


Not system wide, but I just checked and thereīs no option for you to hold on to a past version! If you click the pull down menu from the update tab (game specific), you wont find a option to hold-on to what ever version you may want, so yeah I stand corrected, and sorry for misleading, I always though you could do that, hence there being a option. Never tried it till now so quite surprised to be honest!

My bad, again sorry for that...

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Look at the screenshot here. Two different versions available for Civ4:BtS. One labeled original_release_unsupported is likely the same as DVD version of the game and it's there for multiplayer compatibility. Works too, I have used it.

In UPDATES tab is a drop-down menu with a choice: Only update this game when I launch it. Choose it and game don't update unless you start it from Steam. You can run game without Steam from the game directory which by default (at least for me) is under C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common . Start the game from there and automatic update don't happen. You can even duplicate the game directories and install mods on them without Steam. User made game folders don't get automatically updated or otherwise altered by Steam and therefore mods will stay intact. I've done that with Artemis.




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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/28/2019 3:20:48 PM   
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Oh I see, thanks Kuokkanen! Wasent aware of that, and let me say itīs not stated upfront with out someone digging in would know!

Again, thanks for making that clear to us!

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/29/2019 6:07:53 PM   
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For those that do use steam, if you join the summer race thingamabob they have going, and then log into games with achivements you have unlocked and play said game for 30 mins, you should get quite a few summer sale tokens. For 15k tokens (which is not as much as it sounds if you have some achivements unlocked 53% of Civ VI achivements gave me 20k tokens) you get a (roughly) 5 euro discount to the next game you buy at steam.

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/29/2019 11:51:18 PM   
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Steam?! Whachca mean 'use Steam?'
Donncha know, I bought CCS Desert Rats in 1982. An I ain't never gonna not no need no more game n'that, dagnabbit!

Hll..I owned the original War in the pacific. Cost me goddarn near $30 back in them days. Now why would I wanna buy a brand new version? When I'ken kep me old Dosshell 386 dell going..just as good as new.

Don't need no fancy goddarn millenial 'ventions like interface or graphics. Why, I likes me games to take 50 minutes to play a turn. That way gives me time to read the 500 page manual to remind me what all the buttons on the 3.1 interface are for.

Tooltips is for RTS whippersnapper kids games. Don't need nothin' like no tootorial! Them's as ken read no tootorial from a book, ain't worth talkin' too.

Updates you say? What in the name of gee-ho-see-fat would I wanna update for? If it ain't broke. Then no need of a fixin, see. Why, if it worked as good as new in 1993, why bother with an update? Internet. It's like witchycraft, says em so.

An Steam..Why the darn gum'inment, them's control all that. Spyin' on what a fwellah puts in his freezer, ain't that so? Or worse. heck, I shoot the compooter in half, for I as give 'em GOOGLE and 'em FACEbook types my data, fer nu'ttin.

Downloading, you says? What I need thar for? I need my dial up bandwidth fer git the weather channel. Coz the Tv gon daen broke isself in 2002 and i ain't never gonna spend a dime more to have no new one. So I needs the download fer other stuff. Not no goddamn STEAM. Taking a fellahs bandwidth! Why should be law 'gainst it. Lock all 'em up, says I!

Now..Any youse pantywaist, Johnny come a lately wargaming know it all's wanna play operational art of war II?
I kin no play IV. On account goddarn microsoft don't be supporting that DOS no more. Like the theiving bandits them is. Took my dollar back in 1978 and now, 'em says , 'Gee Forrest Grump, we got a whole new thing happening now.'

Like I want that! Alls I need is I love Lucy and a telephone that plugs in a wall. Not some fancy thing that you can walk about the house with. Who needs that sort of nonsense? Be having in-car navigators 'stead of good ole maps next. World's gone mad, I tells yuh. Plain, plumb crazy.

Steam..What a load of ...

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RE: Steam Summer Sale - 6/30/2019 12:36:48 AM   
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