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Old 11-11-05, 11:33 AM   #13
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Which is why i think microsoft should come up with something for Vista and have all the publishers who want to deliver electronically, do so through their system.
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Old 11-11-05, 11:45 AM   #14
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Which is why i think microsoft should come up with something for Vista and have all the publishers who want to deliver electronically, do so through their system.
I agree. I dont give a damn how much of the software industry MS is in charge of... it works better when theres ONE solution for things like this. No need to have 15 companies "innovating" and making new ways to sell us games to break our computers.
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Old 11-11-05, 01:21 PM   #15
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I agree. I dont give a damn how much of the software industry MS is in charge of... it works better when theres ONE solution for things like this. No need to have 15 companies "innovating" and making new ways to sell us games to break our computers.
As much as I dislike MS hold on the industry, I do have to agree with you there. If there's anything good they've done over the last few yrs, its been keeping the pc game industry somewhat standardized while advancing the DirectX api. That part of the company would do good to get involved with this before it gets outta control. Much rather have an electronic delivery system native to the OS than a bunch of proprietary crap software from different publishers, even if it is from MS. Its the lesser of two evils.
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Old 11-11-05, 01:41 PM   #16
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This new service is called EA's downloader, by installing a small 6 meg application you will be able to use this service for new games and game updates/patches.
Well... though I still don't like this type of thing... At least it's not 80 megs of bloat (Or whatever it's up to now) like STEAM. (Which I'd never install... and no, I don't have HL-2 and I don't care if I ever have it).

When games stop being on the shelves... I'll stop gaming. I don't "rent" software nor allow intrusive (Internet Activation) systems on my PC's (And no... my Xp isn't activated either... though still uses my legit product key). These publishers need to get that through their thick skulls that legitmate consumers don't like that crap. Heck... look at Sony BGM getting sued left and right for it's rootkit on music CDs. Serves them right.

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Old 11-11-05, 02:19 PM   #17
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EA will probably use a modified Bittorrent client. Cheap bastards. Then you'll pay for a game and have to wait for some other customer to seed before you get your download. EA will probably force you to upload any time you play the games to solve this problem, totally killing the game's performance, of course. LOL.

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Old 11-11-05, 02:40 PM   #18
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My big beef with steam is that it is mashed into your game like a crayon on a sidewalk on a hot day, it forces you to patch your game even if you know the new patch is going to break something, and it has various adware attributes (e.g. spamming about upcoming games just before their release with popup windows, and it doesn't have any kind of auto-terminate ability.)

If EA makes their client have no bindings with the game whatsoever (e.g. the game doesn't require it to run,) if patch downloads are optional, and if it gives fast downloads (which steam doesn't) then it would be a good thing. Otherwise to hell with it.
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Old 11-11-05, 08:59 PM   #19
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I've been testing this new downloading service I found that works with all games, bittorrent.
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I've been testing this new downloading service I found that works with all games, bittorrent.
Because your a dirty fing pirate...

As for the topic, I didn't even know about this. Haha! Would I try it? Sure, Would I buy it without trying it first? Nah... unless there is a title that I want and get first dibs through it.
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Old 11-18-05, 03:45 AM   #21
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Because your a dirty fing pirate...

As for the topic, I didn't even know about this. Haha! Would I try it? Sure, Would I buy it without trying it first? Nah... unless there is a title that I want and get first dibs through it.
Actually games are the one thing I do always buy so I was 99% joking. The only game I downloaded recently was Quake 4 and that was to see if I liked it cause there is no demo that I know of.
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Old 11-18-05, 05:51 AM   #22
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There are also perfectly legal uses for bittorrent. More and more sites/software house are using bittorrent for distributing demos and it works like a charm, because the more people are using it, the better it works.

For downloading large files there's no better implementation. A centralized systme like Steam already showed its limits during HL2 release. For the few following days, downloading the game at a decent speed was close to impossible.
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After listening to the latest PCGamer podcast, they said, Sega is also releasing a steam like client.

They say in 2 years this will be the preferred method. I agree, if everyone does this we need a universal steam like app. I would hate to have all these running in the background.

On the other side of things, I love steam and have had no issues or problems with it and personally agree with PCGAMER that most of the bugs have been worked out.

I will hold off judgment with EA's Downloader until I can actually activate my copy of BFSF. So far I was able to pre download the game without any issues.
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Old 11-18-05, 07:38 AM   #24
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Do you know if you can backup the download and either reinstall it offline, or simply activate online? I didn't see this info in the FAQ. I do know you can re-download any time and install on different PCs.
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