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You guys should really fix the "no DVD for Steam users" thing guys...

posted by FireAza on - last edited - Viewed by 694 users

I was about to buy the TellTale version of Sam & Max season 3 so I could get the free DVD at the end of the season. But then Valve came along with S&M items for TF2, and just combined my two favourite games. I decided that I would prefer the TF2 items over the free DVD, so I chose the Steam version. But then I hear TellTale is working with Valve to get the TF2 items for TT purchasers as well. ARUGH!

I really think it's about time you guys came up with a solution to people who buy the Steam version of S&M not being allowed to get the free end-of-season DVD. It's understandable that this wasn't possible with season 1 and 2, after all, they were brought to Steam much later. But with season 3, it's being relased on Steam at the same time as it is on the TellTale store. Not only that, but if you do make it possible for TT store users to get the TF2 items, then I think it's only fair that Steam users would be able to get the bonus DVD.

C'mon TellTale, please work something out!

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  • From what I gather the reason isn't that we give them more money, or they don't want to do so, but they are simply unable to tell who bought S&M on Steam due to the "locked" nature of Steam, and Valve's unwillingness to share such information with others (which is most of the times a good thing though).

    Now even if they worked together on the TF2 thing, I have no idea if Valve is willing to open up Steam for TTG to be able to tell who bought the game and thus is legitable for a DVD outside of the TTG-store.
    The way we need to get a Steam copy for the TF2 hats tells me that's probably "no".

  • I don't know what the costs for producing the DVDs are but money could be a valid point because they probably earn more by a sale made directly on the TTG site than from one on steam.

  • We will pay the difference.

  • ARGH seriously not THIS now. You people are incorrigible. Next there will be a topic saying all of the Sam and Max games should be freeware so people don't have to pay money for them.

  • @Secret Fawful said: ARGH seriously not THIS now. You people are incorrigible. Next there will be a topic saying all of the Sam and Max games should be freeware so people don't have to pay money for them.

    That's a bit of jump (also, 1984), but it would be a bit neat if Steam users could buy the DVD (for a nominal upgrade fee or whatever, and without the TT download privilege) through steam somehow, but that's something Steam and Telltale would have to negotiate.

  • A while ago, Garry from Garry's Mod made the addon hosting site garrysmod.org only accessible to legitimate purchasers of the game. The way he did that was by generating a specific code for each account on garrysmod.org, and the user had to paste that code in their Steam profile page. Then he or she added their Steam profile URL to their garrysmod.org profile, and the site checked the generated code against the one on the profile page, and checked if that profile had Garry's Mod in their gamelist. If both were verified, the garrysmod.org account was given access to the addons.

    It's a bit of a roundabout way, and maybe too hard for people who aren't that good with computers, but it's one way to verify ownership.

    Still, I understand Telltale not wanting to give all the benefits of buying directly to Steam users too, since buying directly is more beneficial to Telltale.

  • @Secret Fawful said: ARGH seriously not THIS now. You people are incorrigible. Next there will be a topic saying all of the Sam and Max games should be freeware so people don't have to pay money for them.


    How did you leap to that conclusion? All I'm saying is, I brought Sam & Max season 3, and I would like all the stuff that comes with that. It shouldn't matter where I brought it. Believe me, if I had known I would have gotten the TF2 items with the TellTale version, I would have brought it.

    If technical stuff is the issue, I'm sure TellTale and Valve would be able to work something out. After all, they've worked together in the past, and Valve was able to get free copies of the Steam version of S&M for TellTale customers.

  • @Secret Fawful said: ARGH seriously not THIS now. You people are incorrigible. Next there will be a topic saying all of the Sam and Max games should be freeware so people don't have to pay money for them.

    I agree that asking for the DVD is a bit much. But no one really seemed to have a problem with the massive whining over the TF2 items. The DVD should remain a Telltale exclusive however.

    What I would have loved though, and what I should have probably posted about when the pre-order was announced, was a better choice on the free game Steam were offering. Night of the Raving Dead is a fine episode, but I already had all of seasons 1 and 2 and most likely a large number of the people who were preordering Season 3 would also have had them. I'd have loved to be able to get an episode of Wallace and Gromit, or ToMI... I'm probably gonna end up getting those anyway when I work my way through my backlog of Steam games. Damn their sales are addictive.

  • I don't see why Steam-owners shouldn't get a DVD if there was some way to give them one... seriously.

    As for the free 203, yeah. That's why here they just give a free code for any one episode... (and some cannot even use that!)

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