Steam is a digital distribution service for computer games and software that belongs to Valve.
Steam performs activation, game downloads and updates on the Internet and auto-upgrade services.
The history of Steam began in 1999. Valve began to change the traditional methods of organizing online games.
It was necessary to solve the problems in view of the further increase in the number of players.
It was related to automatic updating and anti-cheat system upgrade.
When the developers worked on this system, they came up with the idea of using this platform for selling games.
Steam was first introduced in 2002.
Steam is a certain verbal game used by the creator of the company.
Steam acts as a technical copyright protection tool.
Gifts have become the most commonly used form of buying Steam games among consumers who do not have the ability to buy a game directly because they do not have a credit card.
Steam helps fight piracy and protects the game safely.
To install the game, you need to have an online connection because the mandatory update of Steam must be 100%.
Otherwise, you will not be able to install the game.
You can not activate the game and download updates when Steam servers are down.
In these disadvantages, pirated No-Steam version was launched, where games can be launched immediately, without the need for Internet connection and Steam play.
Non Steam versions let you download games for free.
Activation of the game caused the highest number of complaints from Steam users.
Instead of purchasing gaming CDs, the Steam user has the ability to download purchased games from Steam servers from any location where Steam client can be used.
The game can be purchased separately or in a game package that is cheaper than the total cost of the game individually.
All purchases are made from a Steam client desktop or store website through any browser.
Purchases are made via a virtual shopping cart.
Steam is a purse in which consumers can transfer money and keep them in it.
Steam usage system requirements:
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS X, Linux;
Available space - not less than 200 MB;
Steam can be downloaded from the official site: store.steampowered.com