Originally Posted by chimera
Ok so I bought Skyrim yesterday.. and couldnt wait to get home and play it after work.
I have a xbox and i have a pc... So i was in two minds what platform to buy it on. But the fact that mouse and keyboard beats controller and the fact that pc gamers are 10 pounds less then xbox gamers the pc version won out.
Only problem is.. after getting home i think ok ill install the game and jump right in.. WRONG! The install disk doesnt install the game.. it just links to my steam account and then starts downloading the game online?? WTF So a 5-10 minute install has turned into a 5 hour download!! so by the time its finished downloading i have 5 mins to play then i have to go to bed.. What a freaking joke. What happened to the old days when you could just install the game and play it.. didnt need to be conected to the internet or have a steam account.
Not only that but had i bought this game on my 360 when I finished it i could trade it in for another newish game.. rather then have a untradeble game because it has a 1 use only activation code. Not only that i didnt even need to waste a trip to the store buying this beer mat of a cd because i could of purchased it from steam for the exact same price I payed in the shop, for the useless cd that doesnt even install the game.
I am sorry that you had a bad experience.
I have a feeling you didn't have to do that download. You could have installed the game from the disk itself. Steam is stupid that way sometimes.
I had a similar experience with Just Cause 2. I bought the disk, and when I wanted to install it, steam started downloading the game. I canceled the download, and then I started installing from the disk. It was all done in 10 minutes.
I can see why this is a problem for people who are not aware of this issue.
Don't let this fool you into thinking PC gaming is bad. It isn't. It has its pros and cons, but learning to work around things is where the fun is!