Steam Cloud to Launch with Left 4 Dead, Takes Your Saves Online

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AntiHero

Sounds productive, however...what about Offline mode? If the internet goes out (or you're not in the midst of a wireless signal for us laptop users), and you play a single player game like Half Life for example...will it check for the new save files, and upload them? Or will offline mode be unavailable?

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Castle

this just make Left 4 Dead even better i can't wait to play it.

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s3th

Sounds good, Im not going to lie theirs alot of things about Steam that I really dont like. This actually sounds like a pretty decent update, but when you go to a new computer and log into steam it has to download the content for the game to work. WIll that still be necessary?

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horzo

Er, yeah. Downloading the game data to your local machine is kind of a necessity. Except possibly for increadibly simple games. Flash-based Peggle anyone?

 

 

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s3th

Lol back to pong we go :^)

 

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Captain

valve has confirmed there is no game save feature in the initial version of steam cloud, but probably be added later on.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3171088

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Gailim

this is great, steam continues to get better and better. this is the change weve been waiting for STEAM/VALVE '08!!!

 

 ah, ummm maybe that was a bit too enthusiastic?

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maniacm0nk3y

I love this. Now I don't have to reset disply cal and all that. save files, too, that's the best part. now no going through the game for the umpteenth time.

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sirphunkee

So steam sets the standard and raises the bar.  Again.  Man I wish Valve had already gone public.

This is an awesome concept, it's just like the functionality in their cyber cafe software...saves and settings are retained and loaded no matter which PC in the gaming center you log into.  Having the same thing available via the cloud now is just a no-brainer

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jcollins

Be happy they didn't go public.  If they had to totally concentrate on a buck to make the shareholders happy vs. the good games, you'd have EA...

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