I propose that the rest of this thread is written as a series of haikus
The lucky 1000
kill zombies with impunity;
sands through the hourglass.
Well if developers could design a game to work on every platform relatively easily or just the one platform I don't know why they would bother only developing for windows only. With steam being the major player in pc gaming right now and recently available on mac and linux here's hoping this actually changes something.
Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.
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I haven't tried actually disconnecting the phone while installing the game. That might work. Still it's dumb to have to do that.
Thanks for the tip (and that's a really good tip), but I know nobody who does PC gaming.Oh and if you know someone with the game and a good internet connection, you can copy the folder from them and paste it into your pc and it will be fully updated. A quick online search will usually yield the name of the folder to copy.
Yes, I'm using phone tethering with prepaid Amaysim Unlimited, that's why I have 4 gigs of data. I can't really justify to my partner that I spend $50 on a mobile broadband stick, plus go on a mobile data plan of $35 a month, just for a casual bit of gaming. It's casual for me. It would have to be, because at mobile broadband data rates it'll take me days to download the updates for the game!3rd, if you've been on the same plan for a while it's worth having another look around. Even just among the bigger ISPs (Telstra, Internode, iiNet, TPG, Optus) you can get mobile data at 9GB/$35, or 18GB/$80, with no contract.
Still, a good suggestion. I probably won't take it, though - the purse-strings will be tight until we've saved up for a home, and then at that point I'll be shopping around for ADSL or wired NBN plans
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.
ISPs implementing caps are bad, it's their cheat to offer higher speeds while they themselves don't improve their links much.
1mbps unlimited is like 300g a month, so advertise 10mbps and write in very small letters there is a 300g cap... Presto! No investment and they "look" competitive...
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That's what she said.
This is so awesome that Steam is coming to Ubuntu.
But I agree. DRM is horrid, especially when it's over the top. Take EA. Their love affair with SecuROM used to be quite distasteful, and you won't ever catch me buying one of their games again.
I think Steam has it relatively just right. It stops me from copying my games for other people, and that's about it. I can play is online, offline, and I can move it around on a harddrive if I have to. So I'm not so bothered about Steam's DRM.
Valve, you've done something right again.