WTF is with all the errors? If they're going to hype up their service so much they shouldn't be legendary for having installation bugs.
Anyways, I bought S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl and Battlefront II off steam. My first steam purchases. So I download Battlefront II, I do all the right things and then it gets to "Star Wars Battlefront II Launching..." and then just quits. What the fuck.
So I try to install shadow of chernobyl. I get this crazy ass german error, which I researched and fixed, and now it just gets to the title box, loads the console and then stays like that. Seriously. It doesn't even get past that. What the fuck.
Should I make a return and just buy the CD's? Steam is incredibly handy but with all these errors, i mean come on. Any help here would be hot.
And yeah, I didn't get any help in the stalker forum so I decided posting here should probably gather some attention.
That's why I prefer to buy those kinds of games (games not made on Steam or using any source materials), because they can't be held responsible for selling you a messed up game. :/
Real CD/DVD copies for the win.
I know how much some people love Steam, but i've had nothing but trouble with it, and besides, having the real copy sitting on your shelf is so much better than having a online program manage them, having to download them, having to run Steam to play them, ect...
You really should have the hard copies. :/ Even though it is convenient to just download it from Steam. D:
18th November 2004
I love Steam, and have never had any issues with downloading, installing, or running my games (unless you count long download times as an issue, but that's the fault of my shitty ISP rather than Steam itself). In fact, I've re-purchased some games that I used to have the retail versions of (like CoD4 and World at War), and sold my retail copies, just to have them on my Steam account.
Jeff is a missing boss
28th July 2002
I love STEAM and never have any major issues
As for your problems, I'd wait for further help in the specific game forums or the steam forums.
STEAM is just a distribution platform, the games themselves are usually identical to their retail counterparts
I didn't make it!
I had a probably running doom 2...the dos emulator packaged in just does not work. :(
oh well, it was only 99 cents.
Yeah, I'm getting some help in the forum now, so disregard this thread scream 'halp!!1'.
A question, though. Say you have two computers. You use the same steam account to install steam on both. If you download it to one computer, can you download it to a second one? Or will it tell you you already downloaded it?
You can download it on as many computers as you want, but you can only play it on the account you downloaded it with.