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Post by greypanther » Fri, 9. Mar 12, 21:10

Well that is very odd. I have looked every day for the past several weeks on Amazon and seen no trace of AP. ( I was hoping to pre-order. ) :gruebel:

I looked at Zavvi earlier and again got negative results. Same for Gamestation and Game. :(

I guess I will keep looking. Until I get fed up with the messing, after all its only one game of many that I wish to play, whats more its only an update of TC really. :roll:

*edit* Just looked again now and there it is 3 copies on Amazon! £19.99
:? ah but out of stock at that price, so yes £25 it is then!
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Post by darkest_majick » Fri, 9. Mar 12, 21:24

The online stores all seem to be really slow at getting the terran war pack listed. I had the same problem earlier in the week so I placed my order with Egosoft. Searching for something else on Amazon I noticed it had appeared in my recommendations. This was last night; they must have sold out pretty fast. I remember having the same issues with the Superbox.

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Post by greypanther » Fri, 9. Mar 12, 21:36

Well, thank you anyway, your post prompted me to look again and there it was! :)
Alls forgiven deepsilver, for now. :roll:
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Release Date?

Post by David Howland » Mon, 12. Mar 12, 13:21

Have we a release date yet for the 'get rid of Steam.exe'?
The BANISHED RETURNS.
HEALTH WARNING! Steam Damages Freedom Of Speech!
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Post by CBJ » Mon, 12. Mar 12, 13:44

Hopefully this week.

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Post by vtecem » Mon, 12. Mar 12, 17:23

I ordered my Terran War Pack in the Egoshop on the 23rd of February... I haven't received any tracking info or anything letting me know it has shipped. Any idea when it will be shipped to me?

I do have a confirmation email that it was purchased.

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Post by CBJ » Mon, 12. Mar 12, 17:31

I don't think anyone who reads the forum can answer that. You need to send a mail to orders@egosoft.com to ask about that kind of thing.

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Albion Prelude on unconnected PC

Post by eladan » Tue, 13. Mar 12, 10:37

It's a shame that Albion Prelude is steam only - steam isn't a good solution for everyone - though I understand the reasoning for it.

Something which the FAQ doesn't cover. My gaming PC has no internet connection at all. The PC I am typing this on has one, but is not used as a gaming PC. What is the possibility of being able to install and activate the game on this PC, and then move some/all files to a non-activated install on the gaming PC with the non-steam exe. Would this work?

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Post by Firewrath » Tue, 13. Mar 12, 13:50

I just want to note here, that I have dialup and even with that, rather limited net access currently. For instance, I Just read the 'X-Universe News #48'.

At the bottom of which I was ...unhappy to see the Steam requirement for AP. So after looking, checking the last/current page of this thread, and seeing these comments:
David Howland wrote:Have we a release date yet for the 'get rid of Steam.exe'?
CBJ wrote:Hopefully this week.
I must say that I was Extremely happy to hear that, and as such was going to buy whatever retail box I could find for AP (even with my currently limited budget) Purely because of the release of such an .exe for the game.

However I read a few pages back just to find out more information about such a patch and seen this:
CBJ wrote:As explained in the FAQ, you need a Steam account to install the game. The NoSteam EXE simply provides a means to play the game without Steam once the game is installed and activated. If you are not prepared to set up a Steam account at all then you won't be able to play X3AP.
Now I have a Steam account, but as noted in other threads, I have issues with Steam. Just for reference, I've had Steam since day one of it's release, so it's not like I havnt tried it, or don't know how it works.
I say that because of this:
Steam FAQ wrote: We are aware that at least some of the people who take the decision not to use Steam "on principle" are doing so on the basis of inaccurate information or misundertandings about the nature and limitations of Steam, and we would urge those people to read the rest of this FAQ carefully before making their decision.
Now I've also read Egosofts reason for using Steam, and I understand where you are coming from business-wise, but I was a sure sell for AP before I read the absolute Steam requirement. Now though I can't say that I will purchase AP, even with the 'NoSteam.exe'. One big reason is that I do not like having to download and install a large software suite that I will Never use onto my PC just to play one game, and yes, I can say I'll never use it because I do have other games on my Steam account, but it and those games are not currently installed on my PC, havn't been for a long time and wont be any time soon.

I know I'm just one lost buy* VS the newer 'larger audience' and that statistically I don't matter, but I just wanted to throw this up and have a say anyways.


(*I'll admit the 'NoSteam.exe' has me tempted to buy AP, but with no guarantee that it'll be updated and all AP patch updates released only through Steam, it seems unlikely.
However maybe Steam will wiseup to people like me and release a client that only validates game installs, patches games, isnt 200-300megs and doesn't have to be run constantly to play the games.
...Ya know, like Impulse. :P)

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Post by ThommoHawk » Wed, 14. Mar 12, 07:45

My Albion Prelude War Pack arrived from EGOSOFT today :)
(Edit: actually it is the 'X3Terran War Pack', - did not mean to confuse anyone - I think of it as AP)

I might find someone to gift it to as I already have it on steam.

Thanks Egosoft-folks.

I support egosoft :lol: Looking forward now to X REBIRTH
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Agreed!

Post by David Howland » Wed, 14. Mar 12, 18:11

As do we all Thommohawk,
Lets hope Rebirth comes with some type of no steam work-around too? Then setting up AP will prove a useful dummy run!
The BANISHED RETURNS.
HEALTH WARNING! Steam Damages Freedom Of Speech!
Congratulations Egosoft on increasing memory usage from 2 to 3 Gb.
Bin playing X too long when Egosoft refuses to sell you their latest game?
The only steam I want is in my kettle! STEAM=GAME OVER.

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Post by CBJ » Wed, 14. Mar 12, 18:48

The NoSteam EXE for X3AP is now from the Downloads page, in the Bonus Material section for X3: Albion Prelude. There is an additional FAQ entry in the Steam FAQ which explains how to use it.

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Post by scrubbs » Thu, 15. Mar 12, 00:49

I have to agree with every thing Firewrath says. I have a steam account with numerous games on it and still find it an extremely irksome and annoying way to run a game. even the way to "switch it off" it not made easy :evil:
so I think this might be the last game I will be using through steam
A shame really but it's the only ammunition I have got.


ok back to lurking :D

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Post by Snickly » Thu, 15. Mar 12, 16:35

I downloaded the "NoSteam EXE for X3AP" and it doesn´t work with my X3TC.(I just get a message that it doesn´t find a DLL file), Is this because I don´t have Steam installed at all on my games PC ?
I don´t have Internet on my games PC so can I download Steam and just move the whole thing via Extern-hard drive and then install the "NoSteam EXE for X3AP" ? :? [/img]
Snickly -signing off

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Post by CBJ » Thu, 15. Mar 12, 16:47

I'm a little confused by your explanation. The X3AP NoSteam EXE is for playing X3AP, not X3TC. Perhaps if you were to create a new thread in Tech Support and go through, step by step, how you've installed X3TC and X3AP, and what you've then done with the X3AP NoSteam EXE, then we might be able to help.

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