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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 13:58 
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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 14:48 
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You'll never see us in the same room together.


God, let's hope so.

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 Post subject: Re: Steam
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 Post subject: Re: Steam
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When did Steam start doing streaming movies?

http://store.steampowered.com/search/#c ... ESC&page=1

Check out this classic: http://store.steampowered.com/app/38268 ... _151_150_1

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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 21:39 
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I've recently switched to Big Picture Mode in Steam because it works quite well while sat on the couch with a controller (although don't bother trying to search the store from it or you'll end up wanting to fucking hurt someone). I was just browsing my library of installed games for what to play having ditched Binary Domain* and I noticed that it flags up Tomb Raider Legend, Tomb Raider Anniversary and Arkham Asylum as "relying heavily on having a physical mouse and keyboard". I wondered what it was keying off of and a check of their relevant store pages does indeed have them all listed as only having partial controller support. Given that I played through all three of them on the Xbox the first time around how can they possible only have partial controller support? That's total nonsense.

*Gears of War style third person shooter by Sega of all people. It was alright but wasn't setting my world on fire and the bit I was at was annoying enough that I didn't really care to proceed with it. It had that Japanese thing where all the characters and dialogue are just slightly weird in an entertaining way but the gameplay was pretty bog standard.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 22:33 
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I think it says that for games where some menus aren't mapped to the controller, and need you to use a mouse. Not sure if that's the case with those games or what.

I've found the PS4 pad pretty useful for instances like those recently, because you can use the touchpad to control the cursor. A bit fiddly, but less so than putting the controller down and grabbing a mouse. The only games it's been an issue for me in recently have been early access or similar, mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 23:58 
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I don't remember using mouse or keyboard for any of those games, but maybe they are needed in the menus, like LewieP says.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:12 
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They can only list them as full controller support if you don't have to touch a mouse or keyboard in any way.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
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By the way... I agree about Binary Domain.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:07 
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By the way... I agree about Binary Domain.


For info the bit that killed it for me was where you were at a fuelling station and you had to wait for a robot to fill a fuel tank then drag it around the arena towards (I assume) a door that you wanted blow open. This was all done while a constant stream of robots were airdropped into the location so you had to fight them while also protecting/dragging the fuel tank around. Obviously the dragging of the fuel tank could only be done at a hilariously glacial pace and you couldn't shoot while doing it so within minutes of setting out you'd be near dead and the fucking robots would blow the tank up so you had to do the whole thing from scratch again. Except ever time round you've got less ammo because you couldn't replenish it from downed enemies quite as quickly as you needed to fire it into their stupid metal faces. After about the tenth shot at it I was more bored than annoyed but, thinking about it, it's like the perfect storm of horrible game design.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 22:58 
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Look at my Steam backlog, isn't it lovely?


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
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I currently have 43 Steam installed on this laptop. I might get round to the other 42 someday

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 Post subject: Re: Steam
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Factorio is the only steam game that exists.

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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:48 
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Look at my Steam backlog, isn't it lovely?


Haven't you just typed 'installed' into the search field there? Mine shows as empty if I do that even though I have loads of games installed.

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iRacing is the only steam game that exists.

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 Post subject: Re: Steam
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Hearthly wrote:
Bamba wrote:
Look at my Steam backlog, isn't it lovely?


Haven't you just typed 'installed' into the search field there? Mine shows as empty if I do that even though I have loads of games installed.


What, no, why would i do that?


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A mate of mine at work has a Steam account and I was thinking of making him play the Portal games by gifting them to him, given that it's currently about £1.60 for the pair. You need to be friends with someone on Steam to gift shit to them though and I just cannot find his account. His user name is steve_richards and his account name is stevesie16 (or possibly the other way round) but the steve_richards that turns up in the search isn't him and there's no stevesie16 in the results at all. Does anyone know why someone's account might be so difficult to find? You can see your profile privacy setting so that only you can see it but that doesn't hide you from the search; it just means that when you try to click through to it you get a message saying it's been set to private so I don't think it's that.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:23 
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You could send the gift by email rather than direct, which will automatically friend you too.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
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I had this problem with gifting stuff to Sal. Turns out she had a limited account because she hadn't spent $5 yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:06 
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You could send the gift by email rather than direct, which will automatically friend you too.


How do you do that? I tried to buy something as a gift and the only option available was to choose from existing Steam friends. I've got a feeling they've changed how it works.

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I had this problem with gifting stuff to Sal. Turns out she had a limited account because she hadn't spent $5 yet.


Could you see her and just not gift to her; or could you not find her Steam profile at all though? Because it's the latter situation I'm in.


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Bamba wrote:
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I had this problem with gifting stuff to Sal. Turns out she had a limited account because she hadn't spent $5 yet.


Could you see her and just not gift to her; or could you not find her Steam profile at all though? Because it's the latter situation I'm in.

Latter. Once she bought something it worked fine.


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Bamba wrote:
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You could send the gift by email rather than direct, which will automatically friend you too.


How do you do that? I tried to buy something as a gift and the only option available was to choose from existing Steam friends. I've got a feeling they've changed how it works.

Thinking about it, they did change the way gifts worked recently, although closing the ability to get new people onto steam readily seems a bit backwards.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:44 
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Lonewolves wrote:
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I had this problem with gifting stuff to Sal. Turns out she had a limited account because she hadn't spent $5 yet.


Could you see her and just not gift to her; or could you not find her Steam profile at all though? Because it's the latter situation I'm in.

Latter. Once she bought something it worked fine.


Hmm, that might be it then as I think all my mate's bought so far was through Humble Bundles which won't count towards that total presumably. Good shout.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
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I've picked up South Park: Stick of Truth, STALKER: Call of Prit-Stick and Dying Light.


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 Post subject: Re: Steam
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 22:10 
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Fucking hell, the Steam sale must've been successful this year as my games are currently downloading at a whopping 35KBps. I put all seven new games on to download at about six this evening and only two of them had completed by the time I finished Firewatch ten minutes ago.

ETA: Huh, I restarted the Steam client just to check and now stuff's coming down at the usual ~4MBps. Oh well.


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