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Old October 9, 2009, 02:12 PM
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Had to manually download the manager...
Working fine now.
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Old October 9, 2009, 04:02 PM
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I only use Steam but I've been using it since near lauch (or whenever Half-Life 2 came out). I've had no problems with it at all. I buy almost all my games on it.

GOG looks cool though, I might use it and get some of those old games.
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Old October 9, 2009, 11:38 PM
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I'm having problems with D2D's download manager.
I click to download the game... the manager starts to install... then it freezes.
I've waited as long as 20mins and still nothing.
Is there something I'm missing here?
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Had to manually download the manager...
Working fine now.
Don't use the manager, unless it gives your better speed? Seems in FF you just download the zip file without having to go through the manager.
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Old October 9, 2009, 11:47 PM
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Well the install seems to have finished even though it froze at the end.
All the files were there so I just closed the installer.
Game is running fine now.
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Old October 10, 2009, 10:28 AM
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Don't use the manager, unless it gives your better speed? Seems in FF you just download the zip file without having to go through the manager.
The D2D install manager is more reliable for downloading large files and also lets you pause and resume downloads (you can resume after closing the manager or rebooting as well). I've heard of people having issues with corrupted files after downloading straight from the site, so I generally recommend that people use the manager.
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Old October 16, 2009, 11:25 AM
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I've been using Steam for a long time. I like it, except for the one time where the servers went down and at the time, I couldn't log into my account to load up a game. I don't know if they fixed that (allowing you to log in offline) if it can't find an active internet connection. But that was a one time occurance. Since, everything has been nice and easy. I grabbed Assasssin's Creed from D2D for $5 recently. No real problems, although the DRM from D2D is different than Steam.

One thing to keep in mind is that while many publishers chose to just stick with Steam's DRM (which I think is the best thing out there), there are some games distributed on Steam that have additional DRM like SecuROM. Crysis comes to mind.

So yea, no reason to avoid either. Just a few things to keep in mind.
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Old October 16, 2009, 12:19 PM
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i've never used D2D but i have used both gog.com (i was a beta tester for the service) and Steam. If your looking for the old game that your having trouble running on a modern computer get the gog.com version. Newer stuff i love the convience of steam. One of the reasons gog deals in old games is it makes getting a non drm'd license a lot easier than with new stuff. The one game series that sold me was freespace as they have both freespace w/ silent threat and freespace 2 as well as the entire descent series (1, 2 and 3).
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