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Official Steam Community
« on: October 23, 2009, 11:52:19 AM »
For Steam players looking to get together, consider the Official AI War Steam Community.  Only a very tiny percentage of all the Steam AI War owners are on the AI War Steam Community so far, so hopefully the more people that join, the more other people will see it and join! 


(Though I think that low-enrollment in Steam Communities compared to the overall playerbase is just the norm, even looking at the community for Left 4 Dead it only has 200k members compared to how many copies it has sold.)
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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 06:36:12 AM »
700 members. 32 in-game. 157 online. 0 in group-chat.

Now, how are we supposed to organize games if NOBODY is in group-chat? :P
The bad thing about steam is that you cant send messages to ppl not on your friendslist, so either add all 700 members on your friends list, or have noone to play with even though we have this huge steam group.
Sigh.  >:(

I wish steam would integrate the whole "invite player to game" mechanic with AI War, that would be so easy and sweet.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2010, 06:57:39 AM by Baleur »

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 08:29:53 AM »
I'm not real familiar with Invite Player To Game.  How does that work, with other games?  That sort of thing is not Steam's responsibility to integrate: rather, they hand us an SDK and we do what we will with it.  If it's simple, the Invite Player To Game functionality is something we might be able to at least look into...
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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010, 09:35:07 AM »
its pretty simple...

you send someone an invite (either from friendslist or chatbox) when you are ingame, if they click accept the game will start, if they are already ingame they will join the game

in L4D theres also a display of friends ingame on the main screen so you can join any lobby/ game in progress easily

it is possible to chat with people you aren't friends with iirc, they just get a little alert box asking if they want to chat with you instead of the chat starting automatically like if they are a friend, its quite easy to miss those alerts though

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010, 04:20:27 PM »
Yeah--I am finding that the chatrooms in the Steam Community are underused because they are simply useless.

:SHOCK!:  Fiskbit or Rev wasn't in the group-chat!?  DID SOMEBODY SET US UP THE BOMB?
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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010, 09:57:37 PM »
Steam Cloud is currently down preventing people from playing games like Call of Duty MW2,
But thankfully AI War has a direct connection allowing AI War players to play.

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010, 10:15:27 PM »
AI War is the only game I have bought from steam, simply because that is the link my friend provided when he convinced me to buy the game.  One of the best games I ever bought.

But I don't do anything on steam, I don't even have it running on my computer.

Oh, and I got the free portal thingy they had a while back, but I haven't actually played it since I "got" it.  *shrug*

So far, the only multi-player (and I don't like single player anything) I have played in Ai Wars has been with real life friends, normally either lan, or direct connect with Skype.  Or both at once.  At some point I might branch out into random strangers, but I don't expect to do so.  Mainly because it takes weeks to finish a game.

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 06:22:50 PM »
Portal was actually pretty fun as a once-through game; and after beating it, some of the challenges were good puzzles to solve. Don't let the first-person-shooter look fool you, it's not really like that at all.

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2010, 08:32:11 PM »
I've been on it since I knew it existed! Next time I have the time to get a big game together I'm definitely going to look there for players.

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010, 03:51:43 PM »
Hey Triple_T here!, looking for some people for some AI, got all expansions, me and some buddies play regularly but i'd love to keep a larger group of people interested in playing anytime

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 08:22:16 PM »
+1000 for steam integration to make multiplayer a breeze without having to fumble with routers or VPN  :)

One-click to join a game lobby... oh so nice.

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2011, 06:44:49 AM »
+1000 for steam integration to make multiplayer a breeze without having to fumble with routers or VPN  :)

One-click to join a game lobby... oh so nice.

Yep, +1 here too...

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2011, 11:34:55 PM »
There joined the group on steam XD. I also have to say these are the best forums for a video game I have ever seen in my life

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 08:06:19 PM »
hi joined the steam group unfortunately it doesnt filter by game they are playing so they are listed wether they will play or not ... anyway the invite to game interface would be really nice. not sure the specs but it uses the steam interface to grab the ip address and do all the lookups without the end user needing to know the details for internet hookups. i think its not so difficult to add in but would require a minor change to the loading a multiplayer save game interface to do synch up prior to loading in to make sure everyone is in the right player slot.

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Re: Official Steam Community
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2011, 09:48:45 PM »
hi joined the steam group unfortunately it doesnt filter by game they are playing so they are listed wether they will play or not ... anyway the invite to game interface would be really nice. not sure the specs but it uses the steam interface to grab the ip address and do all the lookups without the end user needing to know the details for internet hookups. i think its not so difficult to add in but would require a minor change to the loading a multiplayer save game interface to do synch up prior to loading in to make sure everyone is in the right player slot.

Here's a place where you can request such a thing: http://www.arcengames.com/mantisbt/my_view_page.php