After watching the Quick Look I find this game strangely enticing. I could never get into the regular Sims games but one in which you manage a kingdom sounds incredibly interesting. However, I have decided I don't ever want to buy a physical copy of a PC game again but this game isn't showing up on Steam. Is it true it isn't there or am I just missing it?
Is this on Steam?
" None of the Sims games are on Steam. I doubt it will be there soon. EA has released a few games on Steam, but this is one franchise they seem to be holding on to. Eventually on Steam? Probably. Soon? Ask the magic 8-Ball. "Hmm, a quick search shows me at least Sims 3 + 5 AddOns in steam
I am also kind of baffled by the fact this game is not available on steam. It is not like they are shunning digital distribution, only steam. After the fiasco with the dragon age signature 2 edition it seems like EA has something against steam (I know 2 data points a pattern don't make but still ) I prefer steam for my PC purchases, I caved on dragon age 2, but this game would have been more of an impulse buy so I am waiting it out or until some very strong reviews come to convince me that it is a must play game (seems unlikely)
Well, reviews are already out and it's scoring quite well. Plus it just looks interesting from the Quick Look. The only thing I can figure is that EA is trying to make as much money as possible from selling it digitally over their own network. Then they'll release it on Steam in a couple of months.
The game isn't available on Steam because the only digital versions of the game that currently exist contain both the Windows installer and the Mac OS X dmg file. Transgaming, the company that ports The Sims for OS X, does not support Steam, so the game will not be available through the service until EA gets around to making a standalone Windows version. Which can't be hard.
Ever lost a CD Key?
" @CenturionCajun said:" I have decided I don't ever want to buy a physical copy of a PC game againWhy is that? "
Also, I have to wonder, why did you just search for the game to find your answer? It's not like the Steam search feature hides games... And if all your games are on Steam, surely you let it run at all times.
" @abdo said:Coincidentally, if you lose the disc to most EA games but still own the key, you can use it to register the game to your EA Downloader account, effectively making it the digital version." @CenturionCajun said:Ever lost a CD Key? "" I have decided I don't ever want to buy a physical copy of a PC game againWhy is that? "
EA games are the only PC games I'll buy from places other than Steam because of this. Bought a couple games on disc or from Impulse and I never put the disc in my drive nor used the Impulse client aside from the one-time act of retrieving my key.
More and more games are adopting Steamworks, which offers this benefit as well. But even those, I'll just buy using the Steam client since even the disc copies require Steam activation.
" I was really annoyed by this too. With the exception of Blizzard games, I only buy PC games on Steam. I like having all of my (non-Starcraft II) games in one place. "Ah yes, Blizzard does this also. Too bad regular-ass Activision games aren't supported in this way.
And yaah, I was going to mention Blizzard, but at this point, I'd still probably prefer to just get the digital copy right away rather than dealing with physical media.
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