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Postby fastrecords » Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:39 pm


(I posted this in a steam thread before but I'll ask again in here)

What I would like to know is the fact if I can register my already bought version of Darwinia in steam. So I can play (download) the game where ever I am. Same as the other games in steam with a CD-KEY.
And so I don't have to buy it again.

Thanks for any reply on this.
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Postby John » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:00 pm

fastrecords, unfortunately it's not possible to register your existing copy of Darwinia in Steam - Darwinia does not use a CD key scheme.
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Postby Tortanick » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:13 pm

Any reason why you can't regester a copy of darwinia despite the lack of cd-keys? technical reasons, an anti-piracy clause written by valve?
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Postby Dave2 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:15 pm

I imagine that Valve wouldn't really like it (they'd essentially be paying to support people who haven't paid them, I imagine, though I obviously don't know the details), and the lack of unique identifier probably doesn't help either.
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Postby elDiablo » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:28 pm

In reply to the topic, it seems that Gabe Newell is a bit in love with Darwinia. He posted a Steam update about how much he is hooked on it. Nice one guys, nice one!
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Postby OrR » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:04 pm

Never use WMV and 2 minutes really shouldn't take 50 MB... :shock: 5 MB per minute should be enough, if you need to make it high quality, 10 MB should still be plenty. Hell, I usually encode my videos at around 2.5 MB per minute and they still look good.
Why you can't register existing copies at Steam: It's hard to distinguish between a legal and a pirated copy.
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