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Old 05-26-10, 03:58 PM   #37
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Kain, thats a mistake on Steam site

Crysis does not have activation, only Crisis Warhead does.


Crysis Maxium Edition does have activation because its a combination of Crysis and Warhead, but in Maxium Edition also, only the Crysis Warhead has activation, while the original Crysis doesn't.


here is a list of EA games that have activation.
http://activate.ea.com/deauthorize/gamesList.html
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Old 05-26-10, 04:29 PM   #38
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Kain, thats a mistake on Steam site

Crysis does not have activation, only Crisis Warhead does.


Crysis Maxium Edition does have activation because its a combination of Crysis and Warhead, but in Maxium Edition also, only the Crysis Warhead has activation, while the original Crysis doesn't.


here is a list of EA games that have activation.
http://activate.ea.com/deauthorize/gamesList.html
Ah, ok.

Can you add patches or mods to games downloaded from Steam?
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Old 05-26-10, 04:47 PM   #39
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I did not read this thread, so I do not know if this has already been said, but the vote should be Digital vs Retail.

I prefer Digital over retail, so I voted Steam. But really prefer D2D over Steam.
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Old 05-26-10, 04:48 PM   #40
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Steam fo sho
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Old 05-26-10, 04:53 PM   #41
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Steam all the way!!!
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Old 05-26-10, 05:09 PM   #42
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retail.. since i will need a whole month to download a single game on my ****ty internet connection!!
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Old 05-26-10, 05:10 PM   #43
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Steam definitely.

Sure sometimes you can save a little on buying retail, but in the long run, I'm always most happy with Steam. Easy access, automatic patching, steam community build-in, steam cloud etc., Steam may cost more but does provide a service for the price. Did I mention that I love Steam?
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Ah, ok.

Can you add patches or mods to games downloaded from Steam?
patches are applied automatically, and yes can be used.

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I did not read this thread, so I do not know if this has already been said, but the vote should be Digital vs Retail.

I prefer Digital over retail, so I voted Steam. But really prefer D2D over Steam.
iron99 thats something i would not agree with, not all digital services are the same

some for example don't have a client, some don't allow you to download after 6 months, some need special patches that sometimes never get released.
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I wish Necro was my client.
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Old 05-26-10, 06:34 PM   #46
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50 / 50 for me.

It is still often cheaper to import new release retail games than buy them on steam.
Also many retail games have more user friendly DRM than steam, allowing for instance, the ability to play the game on LAN without purchasing multiple copies, for the occasional family match, or sell a game when you've finished it.
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Old 05-26-10, 06:41 PM   #47
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thats only for warhead, and same applies to retail version of game

before you uninstall you should run EA de-authorization tool, it will revoke the activation and you are back to 5.
but what do you do if your harddrive dies or you get a virus that whipes out windows,
mmm left royaly boned lol
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