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Post by greypanther » Sat, 17. Mar 12, 23:15

I have installed the no steam exe., all fine so far.
Except AP still shows on Steam and even though I have set it to NOT auto update, Steam keeps altering the setting to auto update! :evil:

My question is, will Steam still try to update even though I have the no steam exe.?

This is not as smooth as I hoped. :|

*edit* I guess what I was hoping for with the no Steam exe., was that Steam would then disregard AP altogether, I think I was maybe hoping for too much in that. :roll:
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Post by Jumee » Sat, 17. Mar 12, 23:18

greypanther wrote:I have installed the no steam exe., all fine so far.
Except AP still shows on Steam and even though I have set it to NOT auto update, Steam keeps altering the setting to auto update! :evil:

My question is, will Steam still try to update even though I have the no steam exe.?

This is not as smooth as I hoped. :|
game will show up on steam because the game itself is not taken of it, the installation on your PC is, if you want to be 100% sure you are "safe" copy the whole folder somewhere off steam and use it as your heart desires :)

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Post by greypanther » Sat, 17. Mar 12, 23:21

I had forgotten you could do that, DOH!
I will try it, thanks. :)
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Post by David Howland » Sun, 18. Mar 12, 10:54

Please let us know how you get on greypanther.
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Post by greypanther » Sun, 18. Mar 12, 19:09

Copied it to the other partition easy! :)
Now I have two versions of AP in effect. One Steam version, another not linked to Steam, which I do not think will update, even if the Steam one does! ( I think. :roll: )
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Post by RicoOcho » Mon, 19. Mar 12, 04:46

Boo..i was hoping AP would come out here in the States:(..i was stoked
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Post by VincentTH » Wed, 21. Mar 12, 21:39

RicoOcho wrote:Boo..i was hoping AP would come out here in the States:(..i was stoked
Can you just get the Steam version then apply the no-Steam patch?

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Post by Graxster » Sun, 15. Apr 12, 00:53

So it's now April 14, 2012, and no English\USA Albion Prelude DVD? The only one listed in the Egosoft store is German. I've purchased all X-games up to Terran Conflict. I refuse to install Steam in order to purchase AP. Hate everything about Steam. And no, you'll never talk me into going back to using it. :)

I sincerely hope that X Rebirth will be a store-bought, standalone DVD. Would be a shame to make it a Steam game also. :(

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Post by kurush » Sun, 15. Apr 12, 04:11

VincentTH wrote:Can you just get the Steam version then apply the no-Steam patch?
AFAIK, it doesn't install w/o steam, so you have to install steam to get it running and THEN you can apply the patch. I remember spending 3 damn hours troubleshooting that thing.

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Post by Llama » Sun, 15. Apr 12, 06:20

Graxster wrote:So it's now April 14, 2012, and no English\USA Albion Prelude DVD? The only one listed in the Egosoft store is German. I've purchased all X-games up to Terran Conflict. I refuse to install Steam in order to purchase AP. Hate everything about Steam. And no, you'll never talk me into going back to using it. :)

I sincerely hope that X Rebirth will be a store-bought, standalone DVD. Would be a shame to make it a Steam game also. :(
I got my English AP DVD a week or so ago. Maybe they ran out?
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Post by scooter14 » Thu, 24. May 12, 19:31

At this point I'm really over it. Egosoft, future reference:

DO NOT USE STEAM TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR GAME.

1. I don't enjoy having to wait 3 hours while the game downloads on our slow US servers. Yes, i do have to do reinstalls once in awhile when stuff goes haywire with Steam.

2. I don't enjoy having to install a third party app that tries to insinuate in everything I do game related.

3. I faithfully buy Egosoft games on disk and patiently wait for patches and DRM updates.

Seriously? Why all the drama over physically publishing and distributing a game disk in the US? I'm sick of endless workarounds and technical issues with Steam and X3:AP... I feel left out and pretty damn betrayed that I can't enjoy the game the way the rest of the world can.

How about it? US disk? No Steam? Please?!!!

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Post by X2-Illuminatus » Thu, 24. May 12, 19:46

All released X3AP versions are bound to Steam. However, with the NoSteam executable you can play X3AP, even if Steam is not installed (you still need Steam to install X3AP). See also the in the download entry linked FAQ article.

As for reinstalling and having to download the whole game again: Why do you make no backup of your X3AP folder? Steam has its own backup feature, but also by simply copying the X3AP "addon" folder to another directory and recopying, once you want / have to reinstall, you should be able to save a considerable amount of time.
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Post by scooter14 » Fri, 25. May 12, 16:22

Sorry gents (and ladies?) bit of frustration and bad form.

I really do hate Steam and I'm hoping Egosoft will rethink their involvement with them. An AP addon / Bonus content download for registered owners of X3:TC DVD would be sweet sauce.

Thanks for your patience... I'll give the backup feature a try. :)

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Post by Hemmingfish » Fri, 25. May 12, 19:13

No Australian release? No AP for me ;_;

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Post by rayray1123 » Wed, 30. May 12, 18:09

i need to have the disk version of it since i have dial up it would take months to download it so steam is not an option :x and they would have such a big following if they did a little advertising over here

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