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    I'm a little unclear on what Steam IS...


    ... can anyone explain it to me?


    Thx.

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    It's the vaporous gas given off when water is heated until it evaporates... I thought everyone knew that?



    Only kidding.

    It's a games portal in two parts, both an application on your computer a central cloud server that provides games (which can be paid for or free) and multi-player connectivity. I heartily recommend it - and it works like a dream on my Fedora system.

    I think you're a little late to get Left 4 Dead 2 for free which was one of the xmas specials (and which works extremely well on Linux).
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    Why is an application needed? What is it doing that a website can't do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by resetreset View Post
    Why is an application needed? What is it doing that a website can't do?
    I believe its down to the limitations of the web browser - web sessions give you no permissions to launch local apps, run tests on video or sound capabilities, or control digital rights over the games very well. It also puts Valve (the publishers of the Steam service) in full control of the connection to their servers.
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    If you decide to buy a game, do you put your credit card into the App, or something inside a browser?

    Can you download it unlimited no of times if you've paid for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by resetreset View Post
    If you decide to buy a game, do you put your credit card into the App, or something inside a browser?

    Can you download it unlimited no of times if you've paid for it?
    Err... I've never given Steam my credit card details, so I can't say. Once your game is attached to your account, you can download it whenever you're logged in - but I think you have to be logged in to play it. I can't say I've ever investigated beyond that.

    Why don't you download the Steam client and have a go?
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