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Shrecknet
Jan 2, 2005



(Previous threads: 2012-2014, 2014-2017, 2018-2019)

Regular maintenance happens about 4pm PST Tuesdays. If Steam goes down around then, that's probably why. Head to Steamstat.us to verify that it's not just you.
Want to join the official Something Awful group? Head thataway.
Want to post a giveaway? Don't do it in this thread, it'll be lurked by who-knows-what. Instead, head here, where it's permanently sheltered by the paywall. That way, you'll know a goon grabbed your gift. Feel free to organise group buys of multipacks here, though.
IRC. Still kicking. Details here. If you prefer Mumble, we've got that too. Discord? Pick yer poison.
Found a piece of trash on Steam and want to mock its existence? The thread for that is over there.
No, G2A are not legit, don't buy from them.

It's the goddamned Steam thread, you know why you're here. Post about PC games. Don't post about other clients.



Game Reviews & Recommendations:
Just follow TooShyGuy's group, curator page and dedicated website. He's the best and hardest-working reviewer in this thread. Check the 2019 thread's OP for more links to all his stuff on SA.

Useful Websites & Apps
  • Steam Library Filters Since Steam's UI sucks and doesn't let you look at your games for hours on end using arbitrary criteria, this page lets you sort/filter/view your games based on tons of criteria. Wanna see every game you own from 2017 with at least an 80 on Metacritic with a Female Protagonist? There you go.
  • Is There Any Deal takes your Steam wishlist, compares the prices of all the games on it against an array of known legit digital distributors, and emails you when prices drop. Additionally, it also notifies you if any of said wishlisted games wind up in a bundle. For bargain hunters, this is essential. Other good sale sites include CheapShark and SavyGamer.
  • Augmented Steam is a plug-in for Chrome that takes the Steam website and adds pretty much all the fixes you want from it. Want price comparisons right on the store page? You've got it (powered by Is There Any Deal ). Want to know how many players are playing that multiplayer game you're about to buy? This puts that information right in the store page.
  • TikiOne Steam Cleaner gets rid of all the redistributable packages that Steam likes to download. Save a few gigabytes, the quick and easy way. Now works with Origin and GOG's Galaxy client.

FAQ Shamelessly Stolen from Delusibeta

I have a problem!
General rules of thumb to try first:
a) If it’s a specific game that’s having problems, right click the problem game > Properties > Local Files > Verify Integrity
b) If that doesn’t work, or if it’s a client issue, shut down Steam, go to the Steam folder, and delete/rename ClientRegistry.blob, then start Steam up again.
c) Restart your computer. Works surprisingly often.

The Steam client is super slow!
Try either of these:
a) Go to Settings > Web Browser > Delete Cache.
b) Alternatively, launch the Control Panel, go to Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings and uncheck “Automatically detect settings”.

Uplay is broken!
Since Assassin's Creed 2 in 2009, nearly all games on Steam come bundled with a required launcher called Uplay. The problem is that nobody updated the installers, meaning that 2009-2011 ish Ubisoft games now attempts to install a completely broken launcher that refuses to update. The solution: download the new version of this client first. Trust me, this saves a lot of headaches.

This game/DLC sucks/just went on sale after I bought it/is busted/. Can I get my money back?
With some exceptions (that tell you prior to purchasing the thing), yes you can, so long as you've bought it within the last two weeks and haven't played it for more than two hours. If you're within these rules, full refunds are available, automatic and are (largely) quibble-free.

Is G2A/Kinguin/G2Play dodgy?
Yes, very dodgy. These sites resell keys. They don't give a crap if said keys are stolen or fraudulent. You are strongly advised to avoid G2A, G2Play and Kinguin.

And remember:

:Easy Diff :tendrils#1500 : Up-Roc

Shrecknet fucked around with this message at 16:42 on Jan 5, 2020

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Shrecknet
Jan 2, 2005


Reserved

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thILxw6wBJE

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


Hello steam thread, can you recommend me a game with the best anime titties?

Morter
Jul 1, 2006

Well guess what happens is
I bite into and i squarsh into
that grapes and it gets
squasshed into ---
and it gets bashed into my face from that grape juice
it squeezes into me
...
and I have the taste of grapes now.


OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW poo poo!

YEAH YEAH YEAH, YEAH YEAH


Leal posted:

Hello steam thread, can you recommend me a game with the best anime titties?

Best is subjective

Tits are objective, so try this game

Also in response to my question for miniLAW in the last thread:

Section Z posted:

"REMAIN UNCONSCIOUS OR THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES" The constable droned in a casual monotone, a third (208%) headbutt finally dropping the white collar perp that thought wearing sunglasses at night was a good idea. The next gave up immediately, after being shot in the rear end with a single standard issue handgun round...Then I took 75% of my health bar in damage to a paint can on a string Home Alone style trap. Ow, I bought a helmet upgrade, damnit!

Thanks! I'm able to get it for under 5 due to the coupon so I'll check it out. It seems interesting enough.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Ground floor. I think everyone in here should get Demoncrawl because it's the best minesweeper RPG you never knew you wanted.

Shrecknet
Jan 2, 2005


Deep Space Waifu just released a third game. It is very fun and the least-likely to draw raised eyebrows of all the anime titty games.

Black Griffon
Mar 12, 2005

Now, in the quantum moment before the closure, when all become one. One moment left. One point of space and time.

I know who you are.

You are destiny.





play Baba is you

Edmond Dantes
Sep 12, 2007

Reactor: Online
Sensors: Online
Weapons: Online

ALL SYSTEMS NOMINAL


Goodnight, old Steam thread. You had a good run.

Let's kick this off with some questions then:

Decided to restart Witcher 3 since I haven't touched it since February 2017; had some mods installed for it with Nexus Mod Manager, but when I went to get one someone suggested and I didn't have installed, it seems now NMM is deprecated and something called Vortex took its place?

Well, thing is, I tried importing my mods from NMM into this Vortex thing and it looked like it worked, but it crashes my game when trying to launch. Went back to NMM for now and I think I can add the mod I'm missing manually, but should I try and troubleshoot Vortex, or is it just not worth the effort just for W3?

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011
I got chased out of the Monster Hunter thread for garbage posting, now I shit up other Games threads with useless low-effort uninformed aggro noise. I somehow think "VN nerds" are beneath me and I belong on your ignore list.

Edmond Dantes posted:

Well, thing is, I tried importing my mods from NMM into this Vortex thing and it looked like it worked, but it crashes my game when trying to launch. Went back to NMM for now and I think I can add the mod I'm missing manually, but should I try and troubleshoot Vortex, or is it just not worth the effort just for W3?
There may be issues related to mod order and scripting conflicts. Witcher 3 can be modded, but it doesn't really go out of its way to make it easy on you, so making sure you really have everything exactly the same would be important in this case. Otherwise, Vortex doesn't really do anything all that different from NMM under the hood, I think? Some weirdness with mod installation folders, you might want to try setting that to something different.

There are tools for Witcher 3 mod merging, you might want to try running one of those.

Cross-Section
Mar 18, 2009



Fun Shoe

Shrecknet posted:

[*]Enhanced Steam is a plug-in for Chrome, Firefox and Opera (and eventually Edge) that takes the Steam website and adds pretty much all the fixes you want from it. Want price comparisons right on the store page? You've got it (powered by Is There Any Deal ). Want to know how many players are playing that multiplayer game you're about to buy? This puts that information right in the store page. Want a quick way to throw your cards onto the Marketplace for slightly less than the lowest card already on there? Available with this plug-in. Want the page to remind you how much you've spent in the life of your Steam account? That's a feature! Highly recommended for everyone to use.

Note that Enhanced Steam isn't being supported by its devs anymore; Augmented Steam is the new hotness.

Floodkiller
May 30, 2011



New Steam thread, same Steam backlog (that I just added 5 new games to )

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Bold of you to assume I've cleared my 2017 backlog.

SardonicTyrant
Feb 26, 2016

BTICH IM A NEWT
熱くなれ夢みた明日を
必ずいつかつかまえる
走り出せ振り向くことなく
&





Cowards. I will never clear my backlog.

Away all Goats
Jul 5, 2005

Goose's rebellion


'Backlog' implies I intend to complete them as some point.

Ryuga Death
May 14, 2008

There's gotta be one more bell to crack


Fun Shoe

Will I be able to run Disco Elysium fine at 1440p with my specs? Feeling like my machine is starting to show its age.

i7 7700k
gtx 1070

Black Griffon
Mar 12, 2005

Now, in the quantum moment before the closure, when all become one. One moment left. One point of space and time.

I know who you are.

You are destiny.





Ryuga Death posted:

Will I be able to run Disco Elysium fine at 1440p with my specs? Feeling like my machine is starting to show its age.

i7 7700k
gtx 1070

do you have more than 64 gigs of ram? If not, you should probably up it to 256 to be safe.

Morter
Jul 1, 2006

Well guess what happens is
I bite into and i squarsh into
that grapes and it gets
squasshed into ---
and it gets bashed into my face from that grape juice
it squeezes into me
...
and I have the taste of grapes now.


Anyone ever try Heroes of Hammerwatch? Looks like a fun game to mindlessly fart around in and scratch dungeon crawly murder itches with.

Jagged Jim
Sep 25, 2013

I... I can only look though the window...


What is this "clearing" of backlog you speak of?

E: ^ I haven't played Heroes yet but the original Hammerwatch was pretty fun if a bit repetitive and mindless and Heroes is supposedly an improvement on that.

Jagged Jim fucked around with this message at 00:49 on Jan 2, 2020

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning
When the headaches gone
The sun is not.
Forgot to turn the alarm
On - on


Pillbug

Away all Goats posted:

'Backlog' implies I intend to complete them as some point.

I bought four more games today before the sale ends. My backlog is huge. I have two 1TB external SSDs to cut down on all the downloading.

Ragequit
Jun 1, 2006



Lipstick Apathy

Ryuga Death posted:

Will I be able to run Disco Elysium fine at 1440p with my specs? Feeling like my machine is starting to show its age.

i7 7700k
gtx 1070

Itís not that intensive. I am running it with an i5 3570K and a GTX 1060. Youíll be fine.

pseudorandom name
May 6, 2007
INSOLENT


Grimey Drawer

discordgoons.com in the OP is some domain squatter.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It is time for your viscera to see the light of day!

Starting the new year with about 520 games in my backlog. My goal for this year is to be below 300 by the end of the year. We'll see if that happens.

Ryuga Death
May 14, 2008

There's gotta be one more bell to crack


Fun Shoe

Black Griffon posted:

do you have more than 64 gigs of ram? If not, you should probably up it to 256 to be safe.

Sorry for asking. That was a stupid post on my part.

GrandmaParty
Jan 31, 2003

Last seen trapped on Hell Island with only a flintlock, 8 pellets, and no pants.


Biscuit Hider

Any last minute indie recs before the sale ends?

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


GrandmaParty posted:

Any last minute indie recs before the sale ends?

Arma 3

Fallom
Sep 6, 2008




Fun Shoe

edit: nm

Fallom fucked around with this message at 01:56 on Jan 2, 2020

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It is time for your viscera to see the light of day!

GrandmaParty posted:

Any last minute indie recs before the sale ends?

Astrologaster. It's a visual novel telling the story of Simon Forman. It's laugh out loud funny in parts and overall excellently put together. A full playthrough will take you 4-5 hours.

The Death of Erin Myers. This is a very well done point & click telling the story of how the protagonist ended up dead. As you might imagine, this is not at all cheerful. It's about an hour long.

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.


Parkitect is real real good everyone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Oi57fqdU0

Bruceski
Aug 21, 2007

The tools of a hero mean nothing without a solid core.


I picked up Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition in the sale and it automatically comes along with the basic edition. Is there any reason to install/play both or just some quirk?

Silentlocke
Feb 13, 2008


Anyone needing to finish off the winter sale tasks before it ends can add me at Silentlocke and send a smiley and whatnot.

Silentlocke fucked around with this message at 02:17 on Jan 2, 2020

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Divinity Original Sin 2: normally my playstyle in these things is to be thorough and do all quests long before I ever move on

but tutorial island gave me a black cat to escort to safety and no way to pick it up or otherwise direct it away from murderous guards

so I had the person it was following stand back while the rest of my crew murdered their way to the exit in a direct line and it's safe now. Now I can go back and do stuff.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010



Buglord

How good is Ty the Tasmanian Tiger as a platformer if you didn't play it as a kid? I got that $5 steam coupon.

Shrecknet
Jan 2, 2005


buglord posted:

How good is Ty the Tasmanian Tiger as a platformer if you didn't play it as a kid? I got that $5 steam coupon.

Spend it on Kind Words: Lo-Fi Beats to Write To because it is the most wholesome and honest 'game' out there. I wish I could hug all the Tumblr kids.

Million Ghosts
Aug 11, 2011

spooooooky


i'm a huge fuckin' baby and Kind Words made me cry twice in like an hour, but in a good way. it can be pretty emotionally intense.

Mordja
Apr 26, 2014




Hell Gem

Bruceski posted:

I picked up Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition in the sale and it automatically comes along with the basic edition. Is there any reason to install/play both or just some quirk?

No, absolutely not. Just play the new one.

Countblanc
Apr 20, 2005

Help a hero out!

GrandmaParty posted:

Any last minute indie recs before the sale ends?

Druidstone is a really fun tactics RPG by the Grimrock people

Ripper Swarm
Sep 9, 2009

It's not that I hate it. It's that I loathe it.

Ah, a new steam thread...

Hi, people reading this in 2021! How's future Factorio? I assume even more excellent than present Factorio, which is excellent.

Infinity Gaia
Feb 27, 2011

a storm is coming...


StrixNebulosa posted:

Ground floor. I think everyone in here should get Demoncrawl because it's the best minesweeper RPG you never knew you wanted.

It's also got quite an unexpected plot, even if there's not much of it.

Lawman 0
Aug 17, 2010








Grimey Drawer

Looking forward to picking up mechwarrior 5 when it's released on steam and marked down $20 op

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ShootaBoy
Jan 6, 2010

Anime is Bad.
Except for Pokemon, Valkyria Chronicles and 100% OJ.


pseudorandom name posted:

discordgoons.com in the OP is some domain squatter.

Yeah. Tosses up tons of warnings just trying to access the thing.

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