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The magnificent Brigador is down to £8.99 until the 1st April.  It's a glorious isometric Mech (a) roguelite.  A bloody great soundtrack too, which is also on sale, along with an accompanying audiobook (Yes! An audiobook, the first of it's kind on Steam) about the lore.

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On ‎08‎/‎09‎/‎2015 at 16:38, Rev said:

There's no real reason to expect a game to get a massive amount more sales than it got supported on Kickstarter and if it didn't fly there, there's no real reason to expect it to anywhere else. If they've not made enough money from the Kickstarter they should have asked for more and cancelled development if they didn't reach that amount.

That said, it's in early access, they've not actually released it yet. The current version isn't much more than an expensive demo.

Wise from your grave and all that, but Formula Fusion just had a massive update. The game is now called Pacer according to their long-overdue KS update. I'd given this up for dead ages ago so this was totally out of the blue. Not sure of the goings-on developer-wise but it looks like the whole thing changed hands but they have retained a lot of the Designers Republic, er, designs and are hoping to fulfil 95% of what was promised. The Steam page should be updated later.

 

Whether this means the game actually comes out properly is another story.

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Sorry if this has been covered, but I'm too lazy to trawl through the thread.

 

If I own a game on disk, that is on Steam, can I use Steam to get patches?

 

I fancy reinstalling both the original Dawn of War and Company of Heroes but, last time I did, patching was a pain in the arse. From what I remember, I had to download more than half a dozen patches and install them in the correct order. I just want to click a button and have it update to the latest version.

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26 minutes ago, ScouserInExile said:

Sorry if this has been covered, but I'm too lazy to trawl through the thread.

 

If I own a game on disk, that is on Steam, can I use Steam to get patches?

 

I fancy reinstalling both the original Dawn of War and Company of Heroes but, last time I did, patching was a pain in the arse. From what I remember, I had to download more than half a dozen patches and install them in the correct order. I just want to click a button and have it update to the latest version.

 

13 minutes ago, fragglerock said:

I think only if the disc has a key you can enter into steam.

Yeah, either the key redeems the Steam version but otherwise just wait until a sale - those old-ass games are usually on sale for a quid or two. That's an acceptable price to avoid the hassle of using a disc like it's 1999.

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3 hours ago, wavey said:

Already mentioned in the game's dedicated thread, but as this seems to be the catch-all PC game thread: Ubisoft are giving away Assassin's Creeed: Unity free for a week, & donating €500k to Notre-Dame. Not Steam, you access it through UPlay as you'd expect.

Thanks for the heads up... will donate some money to the cause.... Not sure about the AC games though.... this will be the second I have inherited to try in my library... Think I got another when I bought a new SSD drive...

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On 17/04/2019 at 21:38, MattyP said:

Thanks for the heads up... will donate some money to the cause.... Not sure about the AC games though.... this will be the second I have inherited to try in my library... Think I got another when I bought a new SSD drive...

 

Unity is kind of broken in all sorts of terrible ways, yet it does remain one of the most astonishingly beautiful games you'll ever see! Seeing the crowds in a revolutionary Paris is pretty awesome, and I absolutely applaud the ambition going on in it and just because it's so damn wonderful looking it's worth giving it a bit of time, but you do have to prepare yourself for a whole load of terrible gameplay mechanics, crashes and just plain odd shit going on with a story that never quite makes sense (although that could be said about a lot of the AC games I guess).

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Couch Corpse said:

Akane is quite lovely, mix of Hotline Miami and Smash TV. It's a bit thin so far, and the super is a bit fiddly but it's very addictive. 

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/884260/Akane/

 

+1, very stylish.  Won't last for ever, but you'll feel cool while it does. 8-) Strange (but not bad...) how it ends up being more about manoeuvring and managing stamina/ammo than the actual "fighting"!

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The Steam Link app is now available on iOS. Had a quick go, seems to work well. 

 

And this his might be old news, but I’ve also just found out that if you update the Steam Controller firmware, you can connect it straight to an iPad as a normal Bluetooth device. 

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14 minutes ago, wavey said:

The Steam Link app is now available on iOS. Had a quick go, seems to work well. 

 

And this his might be old news, but I’ve also just found out that if you update the Steam Controller firmware, you can connect it straight to an iPad as a normal Bluetooth device. 

Just to add to that: on Android (I don't have iOS) you can also pair an Xbox One controller and it works perfect with both Steam Link and RetroArch.

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Here's something I never knew; while you can delete an item permanently from your Steam account, it's not actually permanent at all and you can undo the action by finding the game again under support. And if you can't get the game to come up in the search on support (eg, if it has a common name and given it's no longer on your account it doesn't get bumped up the search results), just stick the appid on the end of this link:

 

https://help.steampowered.com/en/wizard/HelpWithGame/?appid=<gameappid>

 

Ideal for deleter's remorse. Or for if you delete an unknown package that Team Fortress 2 was in that turned out to be The Orange Box meaning Half-Life 2 was no longer in your library when you go back to play through a bit more of it, like I did the other day.

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I've got to be right at the last bit. There's exposition being spouted and allsorts, except the fucking sound is missing the first second of every sentence so I've no idea what anyone is saying. Even putting subtitles on isn't catching all the audio, Alyx is just miming at me now. Fifteen fucking years I've been playing this and this is what I get - no idea what's happening at the end. It's been fine 'til now (well, I think I fixed some echoing that cropped up around 2010-2012)! Christ. 

 

edit: snd_mixahead 0.3, and done. Phew. 

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On 10/04/2019 at 16:21, Mr. Gerbik said:

 

Yeah, either the key redeems the Steam version but otherwise just wait until a sale - those old-ass games are usually on sale for a quid or two. That's an acceptable price to avoid the hassle of using a disc like it's 1999.

 

Doesn’t steam have a scan for game function?

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To clarify what Dudley says, you can add any program (be it a game or Chrome or VLC) on your PC to Steam but that's just a shortcut. You're still launching the same program. So if that game needs a disc, it'll still need a disc. And obviously Steam won't do shit with it in terms of stats or updates, it's literally just a shortcut to a game outside Steam.

 

What we were talking about is activating a game on Steam. Sometimes the developer or publisher of an old game went to the trouble to make old cd keys or even GFWL keys, into valid Steam keys. ie, a key that you enter in Steam to add that game to your account. In that case you don't need the original anymore, because the Steam version is now part of your account, your Steam Library. Which includes updates through Steam, stats, etc.

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