Yes I'm running using Windows, and no I'm not using IE ( I use Firefox and Thunderbird ) I'm also behind a hardware firewall. As far as I'm concerned steam is a back door to my machine and security risk.
You missed my point. If I download CUSTOM maps or models or even valve bonus stuff. I should be able to remove those items and clean up stuff I don't want anymore when I run low on disk space. Steam's private filesystem doesn't give me ( the end used ) any control over where or how big or what is stored in those massive files.
In response about a developer having total control over the use, distribution and price of its game i have this to say: So what? Publishers have that total control over games, their prices and the distribution of games at the moment.I knew someone was going to say that. Publishers do not have total control right now over the use of their products or even total control over price and distribution. The fact that the price of a particular game varies so widely amongst retailers is proof of lack of control over price. Major chain stores and online retailers regularly run sales and specials on certain games even at the game's initial release which can be substantially lower than the suggested retail price set by the publisher. I have picked up some games as much as $20 off the regular $49.99 price at release. Those types of sales are NOT sponsored or underwritten by the publishers. They are usually "loss leaders" for retailers to get customers in the store. In addition, the "bargain bin" is exclusively a retailer driven phenomenon where retailers radically discount old inventory to get rid of it even if they paid two or three times their current asking price for the product. With single-source distribution systems like Steam wants to be, such sales and discounts will not occur because there is no competition for sale of the product.
If publishers were cut out from the equation the chances are that prices of games would be reduced, simply because there would be no "middle man" charge.That is a specious argument because it would only be true IF developers were willing to not take all of the increased profits from each sale (and what business would do that) and IF consumers were not limited to a single source to purchase the product (which an exclusive distribution system like Steam does not allow).
Doom 3 maybe bashed, but that doesnt mean that id dont still have the respect and reputation they deserve. They've had 1 hiccough in their long line of releases and that is not bad. Valve had have 2 releases and cocked up one majorly. Thats bad.I don't disagree that id is respected, or that id does not deserve respect. My point was that your assumption that id is beyond criticism amongst the majority of gamers (especially those on this forum where you are posting) is not true.
Your web browser must filter out all of the many posts which bash Doom 3 on this forum.
Where do I get to choose what files, maps and models I have? -dante_uk- Tigger
You don't. And that's the point.
If I wanted to make all my models bright pink so they would easier for me to see everyone else while I'm playing or make all the textures see-through so I would know where everyone was, it wouldn't be very fair for everyone else playing online, now would it?
id do have an almost god-like reputation respect within the gaming community to do almost anything without too much bitching coming from end-users purely because of their almost invention of modern FPS games.Your web browser must filter out all of the many posts which bash Doom 3 on this forum.
if Valve had spent another year or soSteam is a bad idea even when it works 100%. Steam is about a developer having total control over the use, distribution, and price of its games. And, that's definitely not good for consumers.
if it was a federal court and someone mistakenly thought it was a state court, they were wrong, but that's not a "ridiculous" statement. It's just a mistake.It's more than just a mistake because the post is about a federal law not some state law. If he was going to try to pick apart my post on that federal law and court ruling, he should at least have had a basic understanding of what a federal court is.
As PC Gamer said: If Valve DIDN'T have the expectation and rep they have
Sorry, it's just the immediate reaction I have whenever I read some ridiculous reply to something I posted
and I like to let the person know that I thought of it that way.
This is just a guess, but I think people would be more willing to take you seriously if you didn't say "LOL!" in every other postSorry, it's just the immediate reaction I have whenever I read some ridiculous reply to something I posted, and I like to let the person know that I thought of it that way. I'll cut back on it if the people I am laughing at do the same.
LOL! It's a federal court not a state court.
The court case of Softman v Adobe only applies to the Central District of California.LOL! It's a federal court not a state court. It's just located in California. The ruling applies everywhere in the U.S.