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Old 10-02-2018, 04:20 PM   #21
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I much prefer Steam. I don't only play DCS. I have far too many games. I can launch DCS at any time without having to worry about downloading an update because the autoupdates are coming down at 30MB/s.

If you have a big library, Steam may be the way to go.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:46 PM   #22
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Steam frequently does not grant early access to modules, and Steam users typically receive game updates on a slightly later schedule than standalone users.
The M-2000C and NTTR map, for example, were not available for purchase on the Steam version for upwards of a year after their release into standalone.
You are able to transfer your FC3 Starforce key to a standalone ED account, my advice would be to get away from Steam while you can.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:20 AM   #23
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At your point I would download the non steam version of dcs world from ed’s Website and go from there. Iirc early on steam was better because of its very intergration but now that dcs has vr natively it’s better to go non steam
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:34 PM   #24
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The guys that use STEAM almost always tell me it's so they can see what their friends are playing. Otherwise, I don't see much benefit for users.

Great for ED because it's the most popular PC game distributor.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:27 AM   #25
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Steam has a functionality where you can display your non-Steam games to friends too. I've tried it once but didn't get it working that time.

At start, it may be a good idea to buy only the older modules. Reason being that they are stable and already well discounted. PLUS you can use them with both the stand alone or the Steam installation.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:35 PM   #26
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Use standalone version so you can support the developers directly instead of letting steam get a cut. I swapped from steam version to standalone because of this. Also steam won't let you do other important things like pre order the tomcat
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:58 PM   #27
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Do not use steam. Things take longer to release and steam takes about a cut from the Devs. In a market so niche we need to support them.
You'd be surprised how not so niche DCS has become. But I agree with your message though. ED are the ones who deserve the money here, not Valve.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:48 PM   #28
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You'd be surprised how not so niche DCS has become. But I agree with your message though. ED are the ones who deserve the money here, not Valve.
Steam provides value by being a great marketing platform. I wouldn't be here if I hadn't been shopping in a recent big Steam sale
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:46 AM   #29
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Another vote for Steam. 40MBps+ downloads.

If you play a lot of different games, Steam is definitely more convenient. Module release delays are very short now.
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