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Thread: Steam or Xfire??

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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    Which is better? My friend gave me his HL2 cd key, so steam works fine. What's different bout xfire? which is better?

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    xfire has a working buddy list, steam doesn't

    i dont think you can use half-life without steam. yet you can join games through xfire, so you never need to see steam again

    xfire rawks, the only poo thing is that the server lists dont tell you what mod is being used on battlefield.


    also, xfire has fancy download thing that fetches patches and demos for you
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    right

    so if i only have the key for hl2/css/hl2 deathmatch and no other game, is it worth it to try xfire?

    unless i can play other multiplayer games w/o a key using xfire....

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    you might be able to find a cracked halo server but thats about it. it's worth getting for the buddy list cos theres no ads or memory leaks or anything to get in the way. it just minimizes to system tray while you arent using it

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    ok. that's a decent feature. but if hl2 is the only real key i have, and i have no other games that can play online, is it worth getting?

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    well yeah, if you leave it running all the time it records all the games you play so you get a sort of profile thingy. (click my sig and you'll know what i'm trying to say)

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    Xfire is free isnt it? If it is, I see no problem in trying it

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    Xfire is free isnt it? If it is, I see no problem in trying it

    Kazaa is free, but bundled with spyware and adware, should i try that Although i don't think Xfire has any adware/spyware in it.

    You need Steam to play HL2 and the other Valve games, its just that it doesnt work very well so half the features that it should have just don't work. Enter Xfire.


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    so far, steam's pulled through. update speeds are disturbingly fast. garry's mod works fine. hl2dm works fine. css works very nicely. hl2 updates don't help the load speed much, but still useful



    if i don't have any other legit keys to play online, xfire doesn't sound very useful

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    buddies. plus you gotta do it for solidarity now

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