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August 4th, 2007
August 4th, 2007
August 4th, 2007
August 4th, 2007
August 4th, 2007

[User Picture]01:39 pm - A fan of games by iD software?
How'd you like to never have to worry about CD-Key's, lost CD's, or anything else again, ever. Legally, to boot?

Steam now has the complete iD Software back catalog of games available with some things like a 'super package' deal for about $65, or individual series (they even have Commander Keen!) for less.

Figured I'd punt this to my friends-list, since I've more than once enjoyed the 'buy once, download anywhere' nature of Steam. I hated their stupid 'out of the gate' errors as much as anyone else (can't play single-player off-line without a network connection?!? What were they thinking?!?) but their service is quite stable and nifty at this point.

Edit: I've had a chance to download all the Doom-engine, Quake-1-engine, Wolf3D-engine games, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. All work, and all get installed in the 'steamapps/common' directory as properly unpacked game installs. Meaning the data files work perfectly well with alternate source ports, and native Linux engine binaries. So as long as you can get Steam working under Linux or whatever is your flavor-of-choice, these are perfectly cross-platform-friendly installs of the games themselves.1 commentLeave a comment
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