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Triton Closes - Prey for a Solution

The 3D Realms Forums (thanks Voodoo Extreme) offer the news that the Triton digital distribution service is shutting down (or has already done so, as their site is 404 "not found" as of this writing). The service was responsible for the digital distribution and management of Prey, and without it running, download copies of the game cannot authorize and launch. Until things are cleared up further, even 3D Realms is unclear as to what this all means. Here's the post by web-guru Joe Siegler:

After checking into it, we have been informed that the Triton service is shutting down - we should have some information about this situation shortly.

I don't have any further information about how things will all play with with keys, reg codes, Triton, logging in, or anything else at this time.

I'm looking into it - I swear, as soon as I have some more info on all this, I will let you know.

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133. Re: Aha! Oct 10, 2006, 11:45 sponge
Steam's proprietary GCF files so there is also the issue of getting the game files out of there since Valve provides no tools to do so. Sure one third-party utility to do that exists, but Valve has rendered it incompatible at least twice in the past and could do so again.

So if Steam dies, they'll break the GCF format on their way out or something? What the hell are you trying to imply there. GCFScape has always worked very well, and if anything happens to Steam, the files will be extracted, steam.dll from the SDK will be dropped in, and it'll likely work.

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