rFactor 2 Now on Steam

Discussion in 'News & Notifications' started by 88mphTim, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. boxer

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    Thanks guys... from my experience interrupting a download just means you can play other games that's not currently in the download queue but if you are trying to launch a game that is in download queue then you are forced to wait for the completion of that download.

    Juergen-BY from my understanding if i delete the cache when S397 has an update I would be re-downloading all the 12GB of data in this folder again.

    S397 should separate the game from he content so we could do that...
    Go back to a light version + NON workshop content links.

    Boy I miss the non steam version.
     
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  2. Juergen-BY

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    I dont advised to delete the cache. Just in case, as you wrote above, you want to keep the rfcmp file, you can copy and rename the .cache file...
     
  3. stonec

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    Yeah it might be more convenient for a power-user, but I guess most Steam users expect the game to contain content as well (I'd imagine S397 would lose money with users that refund when they see an empty product). I'm not aware of any Steam game that contains NO content as part of the main install, but correct me if I'm wrong. Also since workshop has become standard way of delivery with rF2, I think it's a dumb idea for S397 to start moving content elsewhere now.
     
  4. Lgel

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    Between black and white, there are an infinity of shades of greys .

    The alternatives are not limited to two, no content or full content, you can have intermediate solutions (as before with demo content) so that the new user could play instantly.

    A well publicised wizard (in the readme presented on the first run for instance) would guide the user to help him for registering new content in the workshop.

    I play with a flight sim Flightgear, you can fly nearly everywhere on earth, but you don't download the whole earth scenery on initial download, later you can download scenery for the places where you want to fly that are not downloaded by default.

    If there is will, a better solution than this nonsense can be found.

    Cheers.
     
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  5. stonec

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    But can you do this under Steam? That's the question, not what would be possible if it was a non-Steam game like Flightgear. I don't think S397 is as stupid that they would not have figured out to sell both "lite" and "full" versions if it was possible, that's such an obvious solution it would have been done if it was possible, after all that's exactly how ISI distributed the game before it moved to Steam.
     
  6. Lgel

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    Yes you can, proof is the new content that has not been added to the core game but requires separate suscription (Nissan GT500 & USF 2000 for instance).

    S397 has inherited an unfortunate situation from ISI, no doubt they'll improve on this point.

    Cheers.
     
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  7. stonec

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    Nah it was Marcel from S397 who did the Steam integration part for ISI. At the time it was discussed to lengths at this forum why there weren't better solutions, but we'll see...
     
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    I am guessing that the new UI they are working on could incorporate some explanations to new users on first running the sim on what they need to do. Tooltips and in-game guides etc...
     
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    We need a sort of lite install with only fictional content like rF1...and official content packed as free dlc ready to be downloaded... but I am too lazy to elaborate my idea so...nevermind...
     
  10. Woodee

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    rF2 paid for that non-fictional content and to not include that straight away??
     
  11. DaVeX

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    I have a plan, but nevermind, mine is just an idea about perception and comunication...
     
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    That link is dead... How can a user request a Steam key now ?
     
  13. Juergen-BY

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    //Edited:
    Did you bought your license after 31/01/2017?
     
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    I would guess not, because that date is in the future ;)
     
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    You can't. Deadline for free transfers to steam ended up some months ago.
     
  16. AK1504

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    It´s a question from a rF2 owner in a other forum... He bought it long time ago...
     
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    As Spaskis wrote, free transfer is ended. Deadline was 31/01/2017.
     
  18. Emery

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    Dec 31, 2016.
     
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    Was there any changes after this announcement?

     
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    Oh, my apologies, you're right.
     

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