Football Manager 2013™

Why do i need an account with steam ??

By tonyd posted 28th Dec 2012

i downloaded Football Manager 2013 then when it installs says i need to log into steam account or create one , why is this please , if i bought from a shop i just install game then put code in .


By kjx posted 28th Dec 2012

Blame producers and publishers. Steam is DRM.

By ElessarEredhian posted 28th Dec 2012

Nope, as far as I know, even the retail boxed version of FM 2013 requires Steam to play.

By Trollhammeren posted 28th Dec 2012

It's written in the game description

" DRM:Steamworks (Requires a third-party download and account)
Activation:Must be activated on Steam"

By taytothief posted 28th Dec 2012

Everyone and their dog knows this. Was the same last year too.

By caubephudu posted 29th Dec 2012

Football Manager 2013 is a Steamworks Game, therefore it requires you to activate they key through Steam.

By epistemic posted 29th Dec 2012

If you buy a Steamworks game in a box "from a shop" then you install the game and add the code to Steam in order to play. If you buy from a digital distributor (also a shop, actually), then you generally add the code to Steam and install the game.

You get the same thing in the end. Steam is required for online content, updates, and DRM.

By Ladron3dfx posted 29th Dec 2012

Steamworks is being forced at retail as well. The Steam/Steamworks logo is absent or information of it being a Steamworks games is almost non descriptive. Very deceptive. The consumer is being forced to join Steam, the disc/gamebox/manual in reality is absolutely worthless. You can not resell it, its worthless.

By hujsh posted 29th Dec 2012

If you set steam to offline mode then you shouldn't have too much of a problem. Just create a shortcut to the game and it'll be like Steam was never there.

By flsxm posted 29th Dec 2012

It's a Steamworks game. It cannot work without steam.

By linkthegreat33 posted 31st Dec 2012

Some games on here are used with steam. Its essential to have a steam acount just incase.

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