Rfactor 2 licences [poll]

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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. GeraArg

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    It would be nice something like the NKP, $35/40 per year; and the protection system similar to the LFS, a single user per license, so when you ban a fool/cheater in your server, is forever... [​IMG]
     
  2. MaXyM

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    I know this. User should have backup of partition to be able to restore previous state ;)
    But you don't try to understand my point. First of all some one must test new version. usually there will be thousands users who first downloading the game. After that (if tests failed) they must have possibility to go back to previous version. But it is not problems over. There are a lot of dummies in all communities which 'forget' to do things or just know better. I'm organizing racing seasons and must take into account as more issues as possible. So new system must be simply dummies-proof
     
  3. Nanook

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    Hi there, I registered to this forum JUST to vote in this poll. Trymedia works well, never had an issue with it, Steam is a crock.

    si thee.
     
  4. Slimjim

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    I have had problems with Trymedia in the past.. had to wait 1 week for a new code..
    Steam never had a problem with, and the updates to a game are automatic when loading steam.
    plus this would be a better sales tactic to broaden the marketing of potential sales.
     
  5. Alfie Pates

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    I think trymedia would be best, not steam (apparently it has issues on some systems). I really think trymedia should do away with the 5 renews. Every time i update, i have to renew for some reason?!:confused: Anyway, yeah - Trymedia
     
  6. wims

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    I have never had any issues with steam, its awesome imo, BUT in addition you really, really need to force people to log in to be able to play online, so server admins has the possibility of banning people by their license. Its 2010, an online game without the possibility of banning a person really is unheard of. Its not really crackable either if its done the correct way, at least not the online part and thats where the fun in simracing is.

    BTW Trymedia is incredibly easy to crack, I dont think there's much protection at all in that system.
     
  7. Siggs

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    Steam for me. Sure call me a fanboy, but I use the system daily and it's great. No more issues than any other distribution system, other than picky people's bickering, and Slim is right about broadening the audience. I'm sure Race07 and expansions got a little boost from that.

    I've come across elitists who won't connect their simracing PC to the internet for total segregation (anyone remember AndrewJ on nogrip? ), but that's a very small minority I should think
     
  8. Tripp

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    Steam is take to much cpu : to host more then 1 server on 2 pc we must buy more then 2 rfactor 2 games to host servers in future with steam : 1 game per server : rFactor2 if they are smart should do like iracing host own servers make no dedicated servers for the game not even LAN settings : then they get monthly pay from user that wanna race rfactor 2 : and on same time allowed paying drivers to download mods and tracks from a own server : not per track or mod but for users that pay per month or year :
     
  9. ZeosPantera

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    no
     
  10. wims

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    This doesnt make any sense. There is no reason why people would have to buy two licenses, or even a single one to run an rfactor2 server. Steam is just a distribution platform, nothing else. If ISI decides to include a server executable with the possibility of running multiple instances they could, and it would have nothing to do with steam
     
  11. John

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    I voted for steam initially, but have changed my mind - steam would limit the number of installs to one - & I currently have 7 rf installs for the different style mods. Trymedia style online once off activation is my preferred option now.
     
  12. Tripp

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    yea thats what i try say steam is limit things and that it takes much cpu sucks also a dedicated rfactor server i host take 2 % cpu on my pc even when 12 drivers race just start steam up and drive gtr evolution takes 18 % from the game and 25% from steam test ctrl+alt+delete to see what cpu takes program for program
     
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    If you read the above discussion you would know that you would NOT have to host the servers through the steam community as many games available for purchase on steam use their own systems. Secondly, you CAN have multiple installs of a (non-source) steam game simply by copying out the games directory and running the EXE. I have tested this and it does work. ISI simply needs to design the game to work that way. Which if it is anything like rF1 should work fine.
     
  14. Tripp

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    ok sounds great if that is possible then its just 1 thing left when use steam and that must be that it take so much % cpu that you need to have your game running smooth it feels like whne i have norton antivirus installed on my pc the norton slow down my pc and take over it in the end .
     
  15. wims

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    Steam takes roughly 0% cpu here, I have no idea where you get that info that it takes "much % cpu" from, it is simply not true. Infact, I always run it in the background, as I have it set up to start when I start windows. I have a ton of games on it and all of them works flawlessly. Also get rid of norton its pretty bad.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mitt Wilson

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    No not steam.
     
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    I love seeing the misinformation being spread around. I have no problem with anyone not liking platform X or licensing type Y but for the love of god, at least get your facts straight before posting this stuff.
     
  18. Morlock

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    Agreed, a pay-per-play model would be the death of rFactor. The worst idea possible.
     
  19. michael1

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    steam will mix all steam games i 1 file not good for adding mods is a pain to find files you are looking for
     
  20. elwood

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    I voted for Steam time ago.

    By my side Steam is good for some aspects, security, updates and it's light. Plus, i've a ton of games on that plaform.

    BUT

    If rF2 will came as GTREvo, no, absolutely!

    Expecially if you are a modder that execute the main application 10 times*hour, checking that everything is ok.
    For sure, the actual rF setup, is faster to launch, expecially if Vista-Win7 SuperFetch kicks-in.
    Trymedia still good, i've never had an issue, i like the LFS licensing sistem too.
     
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