Rfactor 2 licences [poll]

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sommergemuese, Oct 6, 2010.

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Which Licensing do you want?

  1. Trymedia

    154 vote(s)
    51.7%
  2. Steam

    68 vote(s)
    22.8%
  3. CD-Key Check/Online activation (Securom)

    59 vote(s)
    19.8%
  4. Another one...

    17 vote(s)
    5.7%
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  1. rF2_FTW

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    I enjoy Trymedia with rF, I can easily have multiple rF installs on my PC.
    Once I had to get a new key and I immediately got one in the mail, so never had problems with Trymedia.

    I do not like Steam, one because if steam has a malfunction you can't play and second I don't think multiple installs are possible.
    A cd key could be fine aswell, maybe it's just as user friendly as Trymedia.
     
  2. Frank Geyer

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    Again: STEAM = WAY TO MUCH INVASIVE

    I am getting nightmares by thoughts rF2 needs to be downloaded/activated/controlled/structured/verified/configured by this social piece of network crap (sorry folks) ... if one likes to talk/write/share his dreams instead of doing race driving go for facebook. This software is designed for that. I am looking to it from an Endurance Racing point-of-view, meaning every little piece of software code, intended or not, may cause your system to be instable interfering game play, and in worst case scenario a disconnect while leading a 24hrs race after 23hrs (well not me, but I am thinking about the top drivers/teams). And also, if ISI intends to add an option for conditionally re-joining a race session after you have disconnected, you can't win a race by re-joining a race session every X hours ... IT (Information Technology) was always and will be ever to be understood in the meaning of "LESS IS MORE" and/or "JUST KEEP IT SIMPLE". On the other hand I do believe that the community around ISI and rFactor is that big and loyal, that leagues or hosts won't have a problem to offer the rFactor installation files as a download on their own servers ... at least I would do so !!!

    Even it may sound a little personal and offending to some - trust me - it is not !!! It was not my aim to offend someone's personal meaning !!!

    Cheers
    Frank
     
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  3. lordpantsington

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    Trymedia is a pain. I know of legit purchasers that are running versions that bypass it just because it is a pain. You know when that happens your licensing is bad.
     
  4. lespaul20

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    I'm happy with the current system. My experience with Steam quite a while ago wasn't great.
     
  5. fobban

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    If that is how it's gonna be, then it might as well be distributed through Steam.
     
  6. ZeosPantera

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    I am sure there will be a workaround. Even a bat file that swaps out player files.
     
  7. The Stig

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    Again... Steam does not have to be an exclusive distribution method. Many games are sold with, and without Steam. Both versions play online together just fine. Just because they make Steam an option does not mean it has to be the only option. Just because you don't like it, why not have the option there for people who do? Steam will give it more exposure then any other method, and if you chose not to buy it on Steam, I do assure you the Steam version will not hurt you.

    I never had the DVD of rF1 but I heard it did not require activation in the same way as the DD version. If they were willing to use more then one method in rF1, why should they only go with one method for rF2? It sounds so limiting and silly.
     
  8. Suarez16

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    Any digital download system please! Never had any problems with Trymedia or Steam.
     
  9. Frank Geyer

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    Think about synchronizing an event mod in all to all the players who are taking part in the event. In its current way of distributing rFactor (DVD, TryMedia) you won't have any problem with that. Just tell the driver to download a little sync program, put it in a newly created folder, execute it and after a while one will have the whole mod including rFactor and its depending executable for either TryMedia or DVD on its system - ready to play/join/drive with this specialized event mod ensuring everyone who is taking part in this event got the same files in total the dedicated server is runing with. In its current way of licensing and distribution one will have all the freedom to so. I don't think you will have the same possibilities/freedom where an application is tied to a distribution platform like Steam ... Steam is limiting and silly but thank you for your input.
     
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  10. 10speed

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    @The Stig: Yes, the dvd does not require an activation.

    You may like or dislike steam. So far I never had any problems with it. Purchasing, installing and running games is quite easy even for novice computer users. There is some sort of "problem" with steam nowadays having established nearly a monopoly game platform. But due to its common use more importantly steam can attract much more players than any other current purchasing method. This could possibly help sell rfactor2 better than its predecessor.
     
  11. RaceDepartment Hardware

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    Im not a big fan of steam tbh, but yes it may well bring rFactor 2 to a bigger audiance
     
  12. ZeosPantera

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    If someone stole your steam account with all your purchases and you didn't get it back I could understand your utter hatred of steam. But so far your argument is invalid. All steam would be tasked to do is download the core game files and keep those up to date with various improvements and patches. All mods would be installed in the same (or similar) way they are for rf1. Now anyone with the talent to keep all the current mods for rfactor installed correctly with their bad packing and incorrect file structures should have no issue with adding those mods to a steam install.
     
  13. Frank Geyer

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    You have no idea ... but whatever ... I've made my point! The rest is up to ISI.
     
  14. Snowy

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    Trymedia. Tried and tested, non invasive, doesn't kill your Optical disk drive, easy to install multiple installs on more than one computer.
     
  15. The Stig

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    He has no idea about what? Installing mods in Steam? (That is the part you have bolded so I have to assume.) If you think it is a problem in any way then you have no idea.

    Step back and look at your argument. We are saying that as long as they are compatible with each other, all distribution methods should be explored. You are saying that you don't want anyone to be able to buy it on a platform you don't like.

    I'm am sorry, but if you have "made your point!" then I am missing it.
     
  16. Frank Geyer

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    There is nothing left to say to a person who is calling him-/herself "The Stig" ... Like I said - I've made my point - If you don't get it ... this is your problem!
     
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    Steam could be good marketing for rF2, but it shouldn't be the only way of selling the game. If ISI provides a few different options, each person can choose what they prefer and I don't see a problem. DVD pressing and the retail packaging might be the most costly alternative, so maybe it's due to be dropped. Can't say how much it'd have impact on sales, but personally I'm moving away from optical media.

    Mod installs shouldn't be a big problem in Steam unless the DRM is very strict considering additional files (which I don't see ISI doing). We don't know the details how mod install works in rFactor 2 anyway.
     
  18. Barin

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    I have no Problems with Trymedia.
     
  19. John

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    I personally prefer STEAM, never had a single problem & I was an early adopter with Half Life 2 all those years ago.

    The only securerom DVD games I buy are those that have no-cd's available. I HATE having to dig out and swap game disks, not to mention the problem of small children getting their hands on the disk and destroying them. My 3 year old ejected my F1-2010 disk last week and destroyed it (heavy scratch) while I was racing, I couldn't get out of my cockpit fast enough. I am sure there are many here that can relate in some way, but in the end ISI need to do what is in THEIR best interest's, I just hope we get a choice.
     
  20. DA

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    Trymedia with support Russian players (activation without proxy) -_-.
     
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