Stand-alone or Steam version?

Corporal_FortierCorporal_Fortier Join Date: 2005-03-22 Member: 46079Members, Constellation
<div class="IPBDescription">To offer as a gift...</div>Hi dear ZoS fans!

I'm planning to buy ZoS for my father for christmas, and I wondered which version would be best : The one from or the one on Steam? I recently bought another HL CD-KEY so I could get another Steam account (My dad loves DoD, HL, but he finds NS too fast-paced <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tounge.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tounge.gif" />) so we could both run Steam at the same time without problem.

Now my father will surely want to install ZoS both at home and at work. Could he do that with the stand-alone version or does it only allow one install (due to the activation code) on one computer? If so, then I'd take the Steam version instead, so he could log on the account from work, but then I wouldn't want the rest of the Steam content to load on his computer (he'd have to manually stop everything from downloading or something, but I don't want him to have to go through all the hassle to use his christmas gift, heh). I'd also prefer the stand-alone version, in case Steam have some problems and all... and it also give a bit more money to Flayra and the Gang! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile-fix.gif" />

So what do you guys suggest me?

Thanks for the help!

P.S. If Flayra ever read this: I don't know if that's really a mistake (maybe my English is too bad), but I find this line of the FAQs to sound weird:

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How many puzzles are in the game?

The game uses a special algorithm to generate its own unique puzzles so you can play forever <b>with any repeats!</b>
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  • digzdigz be still, maggot Join Date: 2002-05-07 Member: 588Members, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation
    I would purchase the stand alone version from ZOS, you don't need steam and you can burn it to a disk and wrap it up. Plus more % money goes to UWE.
  • FlayraFlayra Game Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment San Francisco Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 3Super Administrators, NS2 Developer, Subnautica Developer
    Oops, yeah that FAQ is wrong, I'll change it now.

    To answer your question, either works. The standalone version will allow you to install it on three different computers, and Steam will let you play it anywhere you have Steam installed.


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