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42. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 18, 2013, 11:12 Creston
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 08:51:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 08:48:
Dmitri_M wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 04:51:
Anno 2070 is well worth it.
Is the Uplay usage for this a simple key verification, or is a constant connection to Uplay required? (I currently have no Uplay games...)
No constant connection required anymore. Ones your key verified you can play offline.

The only bad thing is the way Uplay integrates with Steam. Which is to say that it really doesn't. I start the game from Steam. It launches an auto-patcher (useless, since Steam keeps the game up to date.) Then it launches Uplay. in Uplay, I have to again hit "play game." Then the game launches. Then it sits there for about a minute on a "Login" screen, to hook you up with the online functionality.

Now, if you figure to just bypass Steam and start the game directly from Uplay? It won't show up. I currently have two games in Uplay that will ONLY show up if I launch them through Steam first. So when I launch Anno, I only see Anno, and when I launch AC3, I only see AC3. It's the absolute dumbest system anyone could have possibly come up with, and whoever is reponsible for it (be it Steam or Ubisoft) should be hung for it.

That said, the game runs fine offline. My internet flaked out on Saturday, and Anno loaded fine and allowed me to continue where I was just fine. Then while I was playing my internet came back, and it connected in the background, never bothered me with it or anything, until I noticed that the few online functions had popped back up.

So that's definitely a plus.

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