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what's the point of this again?
I mean, other than playing games
I just dislike it so much that they throw in multiple categories for multiple days. It's only an incentive for starting or 'playing' it, not actually finishing. Though at least the thumbnails are great reminders for already owned games, we usually navigate jarder with the typical library listing.
I don't get it? I can't seem to figure out what exactly steam wants me to do? Whenever I play the game it asks me to, nothing even happens? Am I just being extra dumb here? I'm so confused.
Edit: Ah. Guess it just takes Steam quite a while to update.
In theory, you just need to launch a game that satisfies one of the requirements (Steam suggests you these games on the event's page). If it's not working for you, then that's probably a glitch on Steam's part.
Yeah I've been doing that with at least 5 different games already but nothing at all happens -.- I guess thanks anyways!
Not a fan of this kind of event, myself. Just (re)downloading a game so I can launch it to satisfy the badge's requirements... or using SAM... Not my idea of fun.
And by the way, my "Blast from the Past (excluding last year's Killing Floor)" game is Defence Alliance 2. So pretty much "install Killing Floor, then go through the hassle of installing the mod". Yeah, no.
You could use ASF instead of SAM
I don't even know what ASF is, to be honest :D
SAM did everything within minutes for today
Hmm? I think most of us know that you don't have to actually play the game, that launching it is enough. The issue people are having is that they don't want to download all those games again ;D
I guess, I had the luxury of a stable internet. Downloading and launching appeals more to me than installing other programs. XD Also realised you know it after reading through your other replies to others. Too late by then but I dont have the habit of deleting my comments, so that's that. No biggie, just wanted to let others know its doable in a stable condition. It was pretty ok for me, didn't take too long for me. Especially you can also choose games that are small to download. :) Have a great weekend ahead.
I see, fair enough :) Thank you, have a great weekend, yourself!
I have Grim Dawn on my wishlist so it's great opportunity for me to try it. ;D
Also I kind of enjoy this event. I get to play some games from my backlog and don't have to worry much about choosing, it's like a challenge. ;)
Grim Dawn is a great game in my opinion, but unfrotunatelly you can't get majority of the achievements without DLCs. That's something I personally hate. But if you don't care about achievs or will get base game + DLCs, then go right ahead :)
Usually when the game has some DLCs I try to buy it whole so I can enjoy the complete story right away. ;)
You dont have to play the games, just install and launch them for them to register. Indeed I am also looking at Grim Dawn, its pretty pricey imo. I just recently returned to Dont Starve Together which is one of the games that is Free. Hopefully, I'll get some time to try out Grim Dawn. :)
But but but, I want to play them! They are my games after all. ;)
Sure, I will launch some of them without playing, but I think that I will stick with some for longer time. :)
Have a good time! :3
Hahaha, sure! You can play them But but but, there's a time limit to play the Free Weekend! I still hasn't get down to Grim Dawn, speaking of which, I am going to download after this comment. XD
Sure, you can go back to the games you installed during the event BUT! Choose carefully, for either the installation is big and take a long time, OR You'll get lost in the games you started playing rather than the FW hahaha XD which happens in my case.
For me I think I only want to try Grim Dawn for the FW. I only wanted to test my internet connectivity for Dead by daylight but its probably not worth trying, I have Endless Space 2 so that's that.
I hope you enjoy Grim Dawn. Have a great weekend playing! Regards, Cruse~
Hahaha, yes you are right. :D
And caution with Grim Dawn! I got so much into playing that I almost forgot about completing other daily tasks. XD
I like it so far! :)
You too have a great playing weekend Cruse! :3
I did the Steam daily tasks fairly quickly. Did not have the time to play much of Grim Dawn tho. I spent much of the weekend working out, trying to get back on a workout routine.
I did enjoy myself with the few hours I played. Cleared the 1st area, its similar to Diablo and Torchlight. The system is easy to get into, there are similarities but also differences. The art style is similar to Darkest Dungeon? I do not know what style that is called; Baroque Style? I initially wanted to melee but I picked up a musket and started blasting heads off them zombies and decided to go that way instead, hahaha. Its really fun, I missed the Chrono deal . . . I was sleeping. I would have bought it since their price is generally high even on big Steam sales. Too bad, missed 2 great deals this week with Cat Quest 80% being the other. ALTHOUGH! I have a huge backlog and I am trying to play my wins 1st. Hahaha so they are really not a bad miss after thinking that way. :)
Again, have a great weekend ahead, Cruse~
It's a really cool game. Don't worry about cheevos, it has some of the multiple playthrough/ insane grind types, you can get the dlcs cheaper by the time you finish most of the cheevos. (Also dlcs are good dlcs, with extra class and content)
Thank you for your insight! Now I want to play, argh, have to wait till I get home! ;)
Well, time to add some more games to my "Games that I started and thus should in theory have priority but I don't have enough time to play." list.
Y'know, cuz that worked out so well last year!
Thanks for the headsup, it probably would have went right by me XD
Probably going to use an app this time around, too last year I got most games installed, but there's so many categories this time around it would be tons of GB's. I might try 1 or 2 legit, but no way I will dl all those.
Stupid ,,Event,, Not for me BB
Use SingleBoostr - even better than ASF or SAM. No need to configure anything, just click and "play" desired titles.
...Looks like a lot of work......
TIL Guild Wars was the first game added to my account.
Cool event 👍🏻 Replayed some games I haven’t touched in a while. Also laughing at myself for already dying past Day 2 in Don’t Starve Together 😂 But hopefully TF2 is done downloading tomorrow and I'll play it for the "Blast from The Past" project.
I got 1 badge today, so it went from Lvl 11 to 12. Thought “Awesome! Can I add one more profile showcase now?” Then remembered, oh yeah, we only get that every 10 levels, right? (10, 20, 30, and so on)
Also had no idea this was a thing, so it’s really cool ‘cause I’ve been holding off buying any cards to craft badges. I’d like to only make badges for games that I really enjoyed and/or “worked hard” on (a.k.a tough ones like Hotline Miami). So this is a helpful way to level up/get extra badges imho!
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I wonder if people are going to play Desert Bus because I recommended it
'awesome game with a slow buildup. Got really emotional at the plot twist. bus/10'
You do not need to SAM or ASF, you don't even need to play the game. Basically, I chose a from the recommended selection for each task and project, downloaded the game, launch it. After an initial failing, which was Finding Paradise it was recommended under Spin Cycle. It is a game I am currently playing so it was a no-brainier. However, after launching the game it did not register for the daily task and disappeared from the selection.
Instead, I went on to download and did all other projects and tasks. Which I was able to complete ALL the projects and today's task. I did not play any of the games. One thing I did was Alt-Tab to check if the game registered and when it did, I exit the game. I am also logged in on Steam through the browser. I do not know if any of that makes a difference for those having issues but I almost wanted to post in this topic 1st before I am able to resolve it myself.
Hope everyone else is able to resolve their issue, maybe also try to clear your browser cache, reinstall the game if you previously had it already installed before the event. I am using a new system which has no installation history, that might be a factor but I also used my old PC to fire up a CIV !!! which was in my selection and able to clear the project.
Regards and Cheers, Cruse~
The point of using those programs to "play" the game is to avoid the download...
By the going of the thread it almost turned into a SAM and ASF Steam event thread. I am just adding an option so people out there like myself whom prefer not to use those programs; know that its doable without the use of other programs. After the initial glitch I had encountered, I was thinking whether I really need to download any program to finish the event. I have past experience of Steam not registering in previous event and missed out on 1st day tasks so I am glad I am able to avoid. I am 100+ xp to my next Level so I do not want to miss out on this event. Regards~
I also prefer not to use those.
But then when the option is using those or download like 40Gigs for this event, the choice was easily made to use the 50kb dl instead.
I am starting to be more grateful to my internet connection than I previously was. I always thought I was on the downside being in SEA, my internet speed can't compare to NA, EU, Taiwan/Korea. I am thinking differently now. I multitask most of the time so I just select the games like today, Q the games for installation. I browse the gifts to enter and while I was at it installation was complete. Today, I installed Tales of Borderlands and Majesty Gold, actually 2 more games since Steam refreshed the list later.
ASF and SAM does provide that option for others where connectivity is an issue. I do stand by my preference, I rather not participate in my case if I had a worst connectivity. I had gone through that 56k dial up era during my school days so I understand the frustration of lower download speed. I am now at a better standing infrastructure wise so that is a choice I can make.
I do respect your choice. Have a good weekend ahead. :)
You don't need to use any program besides steam!(if you don't farm cards like me and don't have the free time these days) steam "gives you the tools". Download TF2 (9gb) and edit the steam api text file with the api for the game you need, execute the exe from the folder, done.
Also, will start playing tf2 again so its not 9gb to remove again that soon :)
Glad that my fist game was Audiosurf. Still enjoyable.
The tag achievement doesn't work. I applied tags to CSGO and Jamestown and didn't get the achievement.
Nostalgia and tag contributor don't work at all.
Had to clear the cookies just for the damn thing to load on firefox and I'm still getting graphical glitches.
Day 1 complete. Weird that it identifies my first game as HL2 when I actually bought the entire Orange Box, so the classic hit Ricochet should also be a correct option. I didn't even know I was waiting all these years to make that joke.
I wonder if there will be any secrets to this 'event' or if this is really the extent of it.
How to finish tag contributer?
You have to play it after you add the tag. If it isn't working, I apologize, because I don't know how to help beyond that.
Here's what I did:
Went to Dino D-Day's store page (a game I own)
Clicked the little plus sign ( + ) next to the tags found under "Popular user-defined tags for this product:"
Clicked the little plus sign ( + ) next to "Alternate History"
Clicked the Close button
Ran Dino D-Day
Then it gave me credit for Tag Contributor
Normally it's "Play a game that uses a tag you've applied to another Steam game."
Interesting. I didn't notice that odd wording before.
Nevertheless, I had never tagged anything before this event, Dino D-Day being the only one.
Hopefully over time we can get more insight into this odd task.
I do all the tasks with ASF , only SPEED CLEAN .
I try to !addlicense and !play Don't Starve Together / Grim down with Free ID but it dosent work for me ;(
somone have the same problem ?
try to play all games in that section, even under "+" button.
thx work only with one game idk why
yeah, it was left 4 dead for me, last chance and the last game i had tried
You need to actually add the free weekend itself from the Steamstore. Different license since the original one is the full game, and they're not giving that away. You could use addlicense if you hunt down the one used for this specific free weekend, but just hitting install on the store is faster and easier.
Probably need that tomorrow.