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More on BF3 and Steam

A note on Develop has further indications that Battlefield 3 will not be released through Steam, as speculation mounts that DICE's military shooter sequel will not appear on Valve's download service. They quote a comment from a report from financial research firm Baird based on a meeting with GameStop: "The upcoming EA title Battlefield 3 will be sold as a download through GameStop, but not through Steam," Baird says GameStop executives told them. "Given Steam's dominance – and insistence on users downloading a Steam client application – publishers are likely to be receptive to a competitive alternative." Thanks Computer and Video Games.

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290. Re: More on BF3 and Steam Jul 21, 2011, 08:20 Prez
There's a pretty easy way to recover from a bad patch in Steam, not that I've ever experienced it. It involves archiving and requires extra storage, but external hard drives are so friggin' cheap these days it shouldn't be a problem.

Keep an archive of a working build of a game by using the back up feature you can see when you right-click on a game title in your Steam library list. Even if a patch slips in, all you have to do is this:
1) Using the right-click menu again, select 'delete local content'
2) Log off Steam and log back in into "offline mode"
3) Click on the archived .exe of the game, let Steam re-install it.
4) From the game title's right click menu again, under properties, de-select "let Steam keep this game up to date".
5) Log back in online and voila! The whole process takes about 5-10 minutes depending on the archive size and can be completed infinitely as long as you save the archived good version.

Personally I archive every game in my library (3 tetrabytes and counting!! ) because I hate waiting to re-download games, not to mention I'm on Comcast and have a 250 GB a month limit. 15GB game downloads will get you there in a hurry.
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