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Offline SenniTrebor

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Steam and the UFO trilogy
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:15:19 pm »
Having just completed UFO Aftermath with the Combo 3.3 mod. I tried to play both Aftershock and Afterlight only to find that they do not work. I was wondering how many other people find that Steam sells games that do not work for the enduser? I am using Win7.
I may never buy a game via steam again. I am extremely hacked off. Any body suggest other sources for games?

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Re: Steam and the UFO trilogy
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 11:37:59 pm »
Well, before throwing a tantrum please be advised that they both work perfectly fine for me. And a lot of other people I know. (Though I don't use the Steam version.)

I'd give you some advice, but the game never gave me any problems, so sadly I can't.

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Re: Steam and the UFO trilogy
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 12:45:29 am »
They can't predict the setup of every possible end user, same as when a new game is released in stores. If an older game is popular enough, the community usually has a very helpful guide on how to get it to run properly. Right click your game and look in the "community hub."

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Re: Steam and the UFO trilogy
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 03:16:58 pm »
I can recommend gog.com

It is not perfect either, but at least less annoying than steam.

I bought X-Com games from Steam and it was ok, though the dos box was old version that they had adjusted the games to work with. After that I bought Civ 5 from my local store and it requires Steam to play, and it requires Steam to update every time you want to play, and it requires the whole Civ 5 to update when you want to play... it was enough for me, trying to avoid it now as much as I can.

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Re: Steam and the UFO trilogy
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014, 03:37:35 pm »
Gog.com doesn't have xcom trilogy

Offline SenniTrebor

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Re: Steam and the UFO trilogy
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 06:08:17 pm »
Did manage to get afterlight to play, no luck with aftershock!
Other posts on steam discussions do seem to indicate a a problem with steam aftershock and win7.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2014, 06:10:30 pm by SenniTrebor »

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Re: Steam and the UFO trilogy
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014, 06:13:11 pm »
Did manage to get afterlight to play, no luck with aftershock!
Other posts on steam discussions do seem to indicate a a problem with steam aftershock and win7.

Since you already own the game and have paid for it, perhaps just torrent some other version and use it instead?

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Re: Steam and the UFO trilogy
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 11:58:03 am »
Since you already own the game and have paid for it, perhaps just torrent some other version and use it instead?
Thank you, good idea.