03-18-2010, 08:44 AM
HL2 runs on Wine. Perfectly, I might add. I don't even have Windows, and I played the entire orange box without problems.
Originally Posted by bugmenot
03-18-2010, 09:07 AM
And there are a lot of Lan parties held in rural areas now isn't there?
Originally Posted by mibo
03-18-2010, 09:35 AM
Are you trying to be funny? Sorry, if I do not understand what you are trying to say.
Originally Posted by deanjo
I don't know how many Lan parties have no internet access.
When I play with friends we use Lan for playing because playing on an internet server often makes problems - for example timeouts/sync errors (command&conquer).
Many of the new released games force you to play on an internet server, put your savegame to their server or even have an internet connection all of the time. I will not buy these games anymore.
And because Steam promotes these techniques - I don't support it ...to be on topic :-)
03-18-2010, 09:44 AM
We were referring to the "steam kills lan party" bs. You brought up "rural" users and I'm asking you how many LAN parties are held in rural areas.
Originally Posted by mibo
03-18-2010, 09:49 AM
Don't forget mibo it's not just the issues with intarnetz but all the fun with your 10 best friends playing those games."Balls in your face" is so much more fun when you are doing it in person !!!!!!!!
03-18-2010, 10:10 AM
These problems mentioned are related to these games. There exists sort of hacks to get around this but that's exactly the point: you have to "hack" the game to get it working. That's not LAN play that's LAN raping... players...
Originally Posted by dopehouse
03-18-2010, 10:12 AM
Please stop being a dick here and trying to save your arguments with off-topic stuff. It doesn't matter if LAN parties have potential access to the internet. If you have to play "over the internet" then this is not a LAN party. People play over LAN because it is faster, safer and easier. If you have to go over the (slow) internet then you could just stay at home and play from there. The results are as bad especially with the totally lousy network code of the source engine.
03-18-2010, 10:14 AM
Last time it was enough to log on to steam -- you don't need an internet connection after that.
Originally Posted by Dragonlord
Steam forces games to use the public server list? What does that mean? You can choose "Internet", "Lan" or you could join a game by ip.. If you choose a lan game, you don't need internet...
03-18-2010, 11:02 AM
Arg rural area = fail
Are you living in an area where in case of bad weather your power and phone are down?
PS: move to a city! =D
03-18-2010, 11:39 AM
arrogant - is the nicest word that came to my mind.
Originally Posted by V!NCENT
For the game publisher. They should really sit together and think if they want to annoy PC gamers with all the restrictions any longer. For a game console I can buy a game and just play it - without internet connection, not to care if the official master server is still online - it just works.
I hope many gamers stop paying money for this DRM crap. Otherwise the publishers seem not to care about "fair use".
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