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Steam or Disk?

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Tim Ling, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Tim Ling

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    What's the best way to buy the game? Steam is more expensive, but is easier to install, requires no patching so is that worth an extra £8?
     
  2. Simon Trendell

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    The disk version has:
    - Offline Install Option
    - No downloading with each new install
    - You get a manual
    - You get a box

    Steam was earlier for me, things might be different now
     
  3. James Johnson

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    quicker install from disk unless you got fast connection
     
  4. Tim Ling

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    I have quite a fast connex, that's not a worry. I'm just thinking about what's easier
     
  5. Jarrod Crossley

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    In a box with a manual, with a recipt any problems fax and send to steam.
     
  6. Matthew Hardwick

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    Box version can be activated on Steam so you lose nothing if you get it. I bought boxed version of Race 07 and activated it over steam.

    I bought the GTR Evo addon over Steam because it was being sold at half the price of the local stores.
     
  7. winger

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    I bought on Steam Race 07 & Evolution combined, and fair enough, I've had no problems so far. Wish I'd looked around for a boxed set though.
     
  8. Christian Dorsey

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    I like Steam because it organizes the games for me and I can mount them on a number of machines easily without worrying about where the disc is located.
     
  9. Tim Ling

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    My thoughts too Christian, but if I can register the boxed game on Steam anyway, I'll save the £8 :)
     
  10. Trevor Catt

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    I got mine through steam and have had no problems at all

    Trevor
     
  11. Mike Coleman

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    There is no manual with the boxed version. It's a PDF on the DVD so it's the same as Steam in that regard.

    The good thing about the DVD is the offline install. You can use that to test tracks, skins, and mods without messing up your online install.
     
  12. Johan Bergqvist

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    Just buy the dvd its cheaper and you get to test more which (almost)everyone need it seems it take's alot of time to be good at this :D
     
  13. Mika Pyhäjärvi

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    I bought DVD because I have slow internet connection (1/512). Someday if I have to install it again it wont take forever to download the whole game.
     
  14. Jai Spencer

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    I'm rating Steam, there's no mess, no clutter and no lost disks.

    Time after time I have needed to take my GTL disk out to pop in the GTR2 disk, popped the GTL disk on the desk, next time I try to find it, well, I don't know where the wife has 'tidied' it away too.....Steam all the way.

    Jai
     
  15. Tim Ling

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    Interesting news that Google may be buying Valve, and therefore Steam. Lets hope they don't mess it up!
     
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  17. Yoeri Gijsen

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    It's basically the same thing.

    If you buy the disc and start installing it, the disc will install Steam for you and quickly get the game on your PC, instead of downloading it from internet and then install.

    The only thing the boxed version offers over the Steam download is indeed the box, the manual, the quicker installation and the option to install offline (which is more like a downgrade than an extra feature).

    Then again, downloading it from Steam doesn't require you to go to a store. You can simply order and pay it while hanging back enjoying the idea of saving the walk for a drink.

    For those that already owned RACE07 adding it though Steam is cheaper as I'm not confident that the expansion pack is actually out in boxes.
     
  18. Peter Byun

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    I say go with Steam. It's convenient and for me only took 30 minutes to download on a so-so DSL connection. I know niche games like racing sims are not that widely available in the retail stores so I could go around driving to different stores looking for the game and not have any luck. It's been 2 weeks and I haven't seen a single copy in any store.
     
  19. Lee Downham

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    and then there's always the other thing ... carbon footprints ... plastic boxes ... dvd production ... save the planet man ... go steam :hippie: :pound:
     
  20. Tim Ling

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    in the end I did go for Steam, purely because I'm an impatient person :) I ordered GT Legends to come by post though. Time to get practicing.