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Old 10-01-2018, 08:56 AM   #11
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Guys, this has been really helpful. Thanks!

If I was the Martin Luther King of the DCS World right now, I would say, "I have a dream.... that someday, this valuable Steam vs Non-Steam information can be included in an easy to see sticky for all new guys who come to the ED forums."
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:00 AM   #12
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Apologies, apparently Martin missed this:

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=113587

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Old 10-01-2018, 11:04 AM   #13
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One more reason to go with the stand alone version of DCS and not steam; the last ballpark figure i heard concerning Valve's cut for software and games was around 30% of the purchasing price. If you feel like you would want to see the better part of your money go into further enhancing DCS, you are in all likelyhood better off with ED's stand alone version.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:16 PM   #14
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Another vote for the standalone version.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:30 PM   #15
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Standalone,

support devs, not mediator.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:43 PM   #16
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:11 PM   #17
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Stand Alone. I also started with Steam, but stand alone is the way to go for DCS. You will be a lot more flexible when it comes to new modules and early access products.

ED forums is a good start for learning about the different payware modules being offered. DCS World and it's modules are evolving as time goes by. My advice is to make sure you get a grip on what state each payware module is in and how the development is going before buying.

That said, have fun. Find modules that interest you. Once DCS get's into your blood you will be hooked for a very very long time to come
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:03 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:00 PM   #19
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For me Steam is the way to go because prices vary according to region. I can buy the F/A-18C for $45 on Steam instead of $80.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:58 AM   #20
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For me Steam is the way to go because prices vary according to region. I can buy the F/A-18C for $45 on Steam instead of $80.

That's a very good point, but it depends on where you live. For me, it works the other way around. Steam prices include European taxes, whereas buying directly from ED means I pay the cheaper US prices.
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