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Thread: BIOSHOCK on steam ready on Aug21st

  1. #1
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria

    BIOSHOCK on steam ready on Aug21st

    you don't want to wait until your package arrives from the US/UK ?
    you HATE having a DVD in your drive ?
    you want to play the SECOND it's released:

    http://storefront.steampowered.com/v...me&AppId=7670&

    I know I sound like a PRguy but I'm so excited !!!!! I will get it thru steam as well as my LE from game.
    Last edited by mothra; 16th Aug 2007 at 13:40.

  2. #2
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    Registered: Aug 2007
    Haha, now that's what I'm talking about. I was really hoping they would put in on Steam so that I could actually give credit to the developers with the fullest satsifaction. Here in Poland I would have waited a good few weeks more to get my hands on it, and it would be long past holidays then. Actually I was going to get it "the other way" now and think about crediting the devs later. But you know how hard it is to pay for something you long since have finished away with. Now not only can I get it instantly, at the same time having a clear conscience as a PC gamer, I will also pay much less then I would have buying the retail version when it comes out in my country, here in Poland its like 10 dollars which is a lot given the economical status of most people here. Anyway, thanks to the devs(publishers rather I believe), they might well gain LOTS of additional customers this way.

  3. #3
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    Registered: Jun 2003
    Location: Sweden
    Nice.. i'll get it through Steam then.. was gonna order from Play tomorrow :P

    the manual for those who are interested:

    http://www.steamgames.com/Manuals/7670/manual_en.pdf

  4. #4
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    Registered: Aug 2007

    damn i already ordered it on amazon
    o well its 4 cheaper, i just wont get it for a week after.
    knowing my internet it would take a week tyo download off steam anyway

  5. #5
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    Registered: Jun 2007
    Still looks like I'm going to have to wait until the 24th. I hope thats the worst of it. The Steam thing and all official releases give USA and Europe dates as if us Australians and people from Iceland don't exist.

  6. #6
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    it's 8.6 gb i think. steam download goin good between 200-400k.
    you can still cancel any amazon order before it has been shipped but if you say your connection will take as long as the package go for the 4L off.

    from the manual:

    spoiler:
    I'm Andrew Ryan and I'm here to ask you a question:
    Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his own brow ?

    No, says the man in Washington. It belongs to the poor.
    No, says the man in the Vatican. It belongs to god.
    No, says the man in Moscow. It belongs to everyone.

    I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something
    different. I chose the impossible. I chose...

    RAPTURE.

    A city were the artist would not fear the censor.
    Where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality.
    Where the great would not be constrained by the small.
    And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well.


    strong stuff. I love it. reminds me of vincent price/hammer movies.

    UPDATE: leaning seems to have been cut out.
    http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthrea...19#post1503519
    well, someone convinced them otherwise again.
    Last edited by mothra; 16th Aug 2007 at 14:44.

  7. #7
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    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: Novato, CA
    Manual's down--probably wasn't supposed to be released yet. That was fast.

  8. #8
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    well, steam can kiss my sweet ass:
    http://files.filefront.com/manual+en.../fileinfo.html

  9. #9
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    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: Exiled in sassenachland
    Well between this, torrents and ToysRUs, Bioshock has to be the most leaked game since HL2.

  10. #10
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    Registered: Jun 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by mothra View Post
    UPDATE: leaning seems to have been cut out.
    http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthrea...19#post1503519
    well, someone convinced them otherwise again.
    I noticed that in the manual as well, tsk tsk. That might hurt sneak gameplay a bit.

  11. #11
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Quote Originally Posted by GlasWolf View Post
    Well between this, torrents and ToysRUs, Bioshock has to be the most leaked game since HL2.
    well, big hype creates impossible demands and drives kids to do passion crimes !!!!!!!

  12. #12
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    Registered: Jul 2002
    Why would I want to download from Steam? My retailer will get the LE probably next Tuesday, which means I'm gonna hold it at Wednesday in my hands, which is still 2 days earlier than the Steam release (24th August). Apart from that, Steam updates often get released later and make trouble, not to mention that if Mod Tools get released, they won't work with the Steam version.
    I'd only buy from Steam if it's a Valve game, otherwise NO!

  13. #13
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    all games I own on steam which are non-valve work with their respective mod tools AND mods. I live in austria, there is no shop to pick up the LE, it gets delivered via postal service on the Aug24th, meaning that I will get it soonest (it's a big package) on Aug29th from the UK and afaik it will require the DVD in the drive to play. so 2 reasons for steam. I can still make a physical backup via steam->backup->DVD

    e.g. the id super pack -> i could get all my quake/doom3 mods to work with steam.
    I even fired up the editor tools, seem to work.

  14. #14
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    Registered: Jul 2004
    Location: Reykjavk, Iceland
    Quote Originally Posted by mothra View Post
    I can still make a physical backup via steam->backup->DVD
    Bloody hell, I had never known that was possible. Now I wonder if I should take a walk down steam-street.

  15. #15
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    Registered: Jul 2002
    Well I live in Austria too and I've preordered my LE from www.gameware.at, who claims they've ordered several thousand units and will get it next Tuesday/Wednesday. And I mean the Uncut version.

  16. #16
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    the steam backup creates .smi/d files with a steam.ico + autorun.inf + backup.exe inside a folder. you then burn it as an ISO-DVD (or CD).
    when u insert the DVD/CD it automatically launches an install-window where you can select which of the games you want to restore. it then start steam if it is not already running and begins the install process.

    i ordered there too but canceled after they only get the german limited.

  17. #17
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    Registered: Jul 2002
    Quote Originally Posted by mothra View Post
    e.g. the id super pack -> i could get all my quake/doom3 mods to work with steam.
    I even fired up the editor tools, seem to work.
    I wonder how that would work since the data is contained in these Source bins (gcf I think).

  18. #18
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    doom3 is a normal doom3 installation inside the common folder.
    it's not inside the usual steamapps subfolders.

  19. #19
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    Registered: Jun 2007
    Even if you backup in Steam it still won't actually let you play it unless you are logged in a valid Steam account that has the game registered as far as I know.

    Steam is great. Cheaper too. $63 AU for me. I think I would have had to pay $70 retail IF I preordered and put down a $20 deposit. Plus I will have it downloaded preloaded on my hard drive by tomorrow.

    More flexibility too I can go to any Internet cafe with Steam installed and play Bioshock using my Steam account. If I lose the CD key I'm fine. Don't need to hassle with rebuilding my PC and needing to reactivate the game.

    Steam makes everyone pay for the games they play (or use a friends account) which means more money to developers which means better and more games.

  20. #20
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    as soon as you started up the game for one time with steam online you can go to offline mode and don't need an internet access any more. but it has to be registered to your account, of course. so no backup-disc sharing !
    only problem i see is: what if steam goes down the drain in the future ?

    btw: bioshock preload: 48%

  21. #21
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    Registered: Jun 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by mothra View Post
    as soon as you started up the game for one time with steam online you can go to offline mode and don't need an internet access any more. but it has to be registered to your account, of course. so no backup-disc sharing !
    only problem i see is: what if steam goes down the drain in the future ?

    btw: bioshock preload: 48%
    Okay not foolproof for a single player game but still as good an activation system as any other. It still requires me to trust someone with my user name and password limiting it to my friends, etc. as opposed to just seeding a torrent. Piracy will never be avoided only limited. That reminds me I have to go do some raping and pillaging on the NZ coast.

    Steam will never go down the drain. It might be sold off and changed but what content you own and access through Steam will never disappear short of a New World Order.

  22. #22
    Steamy!

    I wonder how their percentage split compares to retail.

    I'm going to preload as a precaution, in the offhand chance that Gamestop manages to mess up my reservation.

    currently downloading at 12k/sec

  23. #23
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    sometimes it helps to stop the dl and reconnect to steam, you get other mirrors. (49%)

  24. #24
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    Registered: Aug 2007
    mine is downloading at 2kb/s i live in a bad area for conectivity

  25. #25
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    Registered: Jun 2003
    Location: Sweden
    Took me like 1 hour to download the whole thing but im still a bit unsure if i should buy it from Steam or not... It is rather expensive + you dont get the box which can be nice to have + perhaps have to wait for patches to be released to Steam.. Hmmz...

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