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User Info: happyscrub1

happyscrub1
3 years ago#1
Seems like jus about every game on steam is encrypted to where you can't look at text files to see what makes the game tick or modify.
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User Info: Chetyre

Chetyre
3 years ago#2
lol no. I've modified plenty of ini files for steam games.
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User Info: happyscrub1

happyscrub1
3 years ago#3
Chetyre posted...
lol no. I've modified plenty of ini files for steam games.


But encrypted files though?
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User Info: Chetyre

Chetyre
3 years ago#4
If they are encrypted then you obviously can't modify them without cracking the encryption. But most games aren't encrypted despite what you are saying. Even if they are, it's not steam's fault, but the developer's.
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happyscrub1
3 years ago#5
I've had a few games on both steam and stand alone and the stand alones were not encrypted but the steam ones were.
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User Info: SpazH3d

SpazH3d
3 years ago#6
There are no cons for Steam. All hail the Steam master race! No such thing as encryption on steam games. You find the game folder and can edit anything to your hearts desire.
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Chetyre
3 years ago#7
Developer's fault if that is true. Steam doesn't enforce encryption.
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Mikeru07
3 years ago#8
happyscrub1 posted...
I've had a few games on both steam and stand alone and the stand alones were not encrypted but the steam ones were.


Which games do you speak of?
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User Info: SpazH3d

SpazH3d
3 years ago#9
happyscrub1 posted...
I've had a few games on both steam and stand alone and the stand alones were not encrypted but the steam ones were.


http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows-vista/change-a-read-only-file
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User Info: lost_within

lost_within
3 years ago#10
SpazH3d posted...
happyscrub1 posted...
I've had a few games on both steam and stand alone and the stand alones were not encrypted but the steam ones were.


http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows-vista/change-a-read-only-file


That is not encryption, that is file permissions. HUGE difference...
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