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#964896 - 06/27/14 02:43 PM Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam??
SirGraham Offline
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Hi,

Can someone who purchased the DVD boxed retail version of Broken Sword 5 tell me whether this version indeed requires Steam to work?

I saw it on Amazon.co.uk without any mentioning of this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KO...;pf_rd_i=468294


Thanks

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#964922 - 06/27/14 03:53 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: SirGraham]
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SirGraham,
If no one answers you, try emailing DVDGamingDirect, the seller whose link is on that page right under Only (Yay Many) Games Left in Stock.
Ask them if the game requires Steam.
Tell them it's coming right back if you buy it and later find out that it does.
That should ensure that they take a close look at the box.

Alternatively, you could email Revolution and ask them.
There's a contact link at the bottom of the page.

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#964923 - 06/27/14 03:55 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: traveler]
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It doesn't look to me like it requires Steam, but I think Gil has the best advice. wave

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#964936 - 06/27/14 04:30 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: SirGraham]
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Ditto what has been said. smile

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#965373 - 06/29/14 11:19 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: SirGraham]
dianne Offline
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Just reading about this
apparently the collectors edition has a stream key
the regular edition doesnt so that's the one I ordered.
at least there was no mention of it in the product description.
hope this helps out.dianne wave

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#965409 - 06/30/14 08:35 AM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: dianne]
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Originally Posted By: dianne
Just reading about this
apparently the collectors edition has a Steam key
the regular edition doesn't so that's the one I ordered.
at least there was no mention of it in the product description.

When you receive your regular edition, please let us know for sure whether it uses Steam or not.

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#965514 - 06/30/14 08:09 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: SirGraham]
dianne Offline
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I will let you all know when it arrives if it uses stream or not
usually takes awhile to arrive.
Dianne. wink

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#965852 - 07/02/14 02:43 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: SirGraham]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_using_Steam_authentication


It also mentions whether there are retail discs for the games, BS5 is not listed.



This list doesn't include it either, so from the looks of it it doesn't require steam.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-wusf-3601


Edited by Butcher (07/02/14 02:47 PM)
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#965855 - 07/02/14 02:51 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: SirGraham]
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THanks Butcher, that's a helpful list.

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#966022 - 07/03/14 01:52 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: Butcher]
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Originally Posted By: Butcher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_using_Steam_authentication

It also mentions whether there are retail discs for the games, BS5 is not listed.

This list doesn't include it either, so from the looks of it it doesn't require steam.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-wusf-3601

The description of the Collector's version of Broken Sword 5 at Amazon does list a Steam key, yet it is not listed on either of those two websites
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Broken-Sword-Serpents-Collectors-Edition/dp/B00KOOSVMQ/qid=1404409671
Quote:
Collectors Includes

Collector’s Edition- Game Box
Broken Sword 5 – Game DVD (with Steam Key)


So unless Amazon.co.uk is wrong, neither of the wikipedia nor the steampowered website is a complete listing.

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#966952 - 07/09/14 04:10 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: SirGraham]
SirGraham Offline
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Thank you all for replying...

I was really hoping that at some point in the future a collector's edition will be released without a Steam key, as it really doesn't make sense to force a Steam connection on COLLECTORS, but that hope is now dead... and that's a box filled with physical goodies! What a shame...


Originally Posted By: Butcher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_using_Steam_authentication


It also mentions whether there are retail discs for the games, BS5 is not listed.



This list doesn't include it either, so from the looks of it it doesn't require steam.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-wusf-3601

Those lists are for Steam-ONLY games, BS5 was released on GOG so it won't be there.


@dianne - please update us when you receive the game and install it confused

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#967459 - Yesterday at 04:57 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: SirGraham]
dianne Offline
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well I asked the question on Amazon if Broken Sword5 the Serpents curse
requires a stream key and a couple of people who have purchased the
regular boxed version answered back to me and said yes it requires a stream key.
I haven't received my game yet.but it is on the way.
why does stream have to be there
in the first place I purchased a retail version.
sorry if I sound like I am venting.
dianne shame cry

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#967461 - Yesterday at 05:04 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: dianne]
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That's disappointing news that the game requires a Steam key. I would want to vent about that, too. wave

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#967470 - Yesterday at 06:07 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: SirGraham]
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That sort of thing should absolutely be made clear in the game requirements. I'd be peeved too. Thanks for letting us know, dianne.
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#967473 - Yesterday at 07:00 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 boxed retail - requires Steam?? [Re: Rushes]
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That's happened to me, too, although with an RPG. No pre warning of "Steam" being required at ALL mad
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