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Which Xfire alternative(s) do you prefer?  You may select up to two options.

EvolveHQ
Origin
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2015, 08:03:18 PM »
Given that Steam is one of the only applications not bottoming out from Network issues I think it's my only choice.
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2015, 07:09:40 PM »
Also a thought (pardon the double post). Was gonna start trying to get a hangout going on the SWBFgamers steam chat just to kinda get some sort of group corner. I'll start logging in there by default now when I log on, but it if anyone else likes the idea of a sort of IM chat room then join the page and come on in!

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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2015, 09:11:34 PM »
As of right now, I think Steam is the best choice. It has a good group system, large variety of games including non- Steam games that you can add from your computer, including SWBF, and is a good way to communicate with everyone. Evolve is also a good option, I use it for Halo Online Multiplayer, and it works fine, works a lot like Tunngle actually, in the sense of joining a server through the browser and then launching the game.
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2015, 07:03:40 AM »
I voted Steam aswell, I do not think the 5$ restriction is very important since Steam is quite useless if you do not own games from its store.
This restriction was mainly added to prevent bot accounts and frauds regarding in-game items and cards you can trade.
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2015, 11:25:11 AM »
I love steam and I use it every day, so for me it is the easiest option.

Side note, I think it's interesting how Steam used to be the buggy piece of crap 6-7 years ago, and now it's put the Xfire client out of business.
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2015, 06:00:48 PM »
I love steam and I use it every day, so for me it is the easiest option.

Side note, I think it's interesting how Steam used to be the buggy piece of crap 6-7 years ago, and now it's put the Xfire client out of business.

It's improved even since I've had it (2011-ish). I think what really changed is after it started gaining momentum Valve was better able to fund/put more people into managing Steam as a whole. Just my two cents but I still really am gonna miss Xfire. Mainly sentimental reasons but still start tearing up a little when I think about it too much.  :'(
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2015, 05:34:00 PM »
I added the $5 to my steam acct to get chat capabilities, and I will give it as a gift to the first person to message me about it.

(Not that I'm completely sold on Steam as xfire replacement).

Maybe people should try this first though, lol:

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BoMbeR: you do know
BoMbeR: that if you download a free to play game
BoMbeR: you can get chat permissions
BoMbeR: and not spend $
BoMbeR: xD
joseph.9371: hm, steam told me otherwise, is that what you did?
BoMbeR: i made multiple Team Fortress 2 accounts.
BoMbeR: but i have like 30 games
BoMbeR: on this account
BoMbeR: it might have to be a valve game.
BoMbeR: so thats why tf2 worked for me

On the other hand, this page says you have to spend money: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3330-IAGK-7663&l=english

Maybe a "steam virgin" can test this out?
« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 05:42:28 PM by Joseph »

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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2015, 01:32:19 PM »
You know, it might not be the greatest idea, but isn't LED currently holding a Teamspeak server that offers Voice Chat and Instant Messaging?
Just a thought.

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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2015, 01:57:59 PM »
Yes that is true. It would also provide a medium for the clans participating in the ICW5 to organize their battles. I am mainly thinking about YAK.
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2015, 09:59:33 AM »
Salut  Syrion,

Les serveurs  de SWBF 1.2 ( PLA, FC, ICW5 etc...) n'apparaissent plus du tout depuis 1 semaine. je me suis inscrit sur SWBF gamers et j'ai suivi la procédure sur swbfgamers français pour voir apparaitre à nouveau ces serveurs. Démarrer/ordi/...../ etc/host/ puis ouverture par le bloc note. je remplace le nouveau texte en copier coller mais au moment  d'enregistrer le nouveau texte, il m'interdit l'enregistrement: "demander à l'administrateur l'autorisation".
Comment enregistrer?Comment finaliser? 
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2015, 02:49:28 PM »
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2015, 12:01:41 AM »
Thanks for noticing my post, Syyy.

I hope they don't mind me bumping this...

You know, it might not be the greatest idea, but isn't LED currently holding a Teamspeak server that offers Voice Chat and Instant Messaging?
Just a thought.

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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2015, 05:14:46 AM »
I chose Steam... Because it's Steam.

Steam's the best client out there. Everyone uses it. It's free.
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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2015, 11:41:16 AM »
Currently I prefer teamspeak over all of these.

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Re: Xfire Alternatives (Poll)
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2015, 11:44:25 AM »
Currently I prefer teamspeak over all of these.

I've added TeamSpeak to the poll.