Half Life 2 on STEAM!

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  1. AML

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    Hold your horses!
    It WILL be availabe to buy/download over the STEAM service starting soon (we hope) which means for many folk out there that it wont be necesary to buy the reatail boxed version (I will anyway), which is good if availablity becomes an issue!

    WHOA! update. U can actualy begin preloading NOW!

    Upadet: How fustrating, its instaled and I cant play it!!!

    Get the story here:

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/542/542628p1.html
     
  2. AML

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    How annoying, its instaled and it takes up 3 or 4gig of space but I cant unlock the game!
    Does anyone know how to unlock the game?
     
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    Well, you can't thats the whole point :p
     
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    Guess we'll just have to make do with running around dust on source till then.
     
  5. AML

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    :zonked: ARGHHH the pain! I WANT IT NOW!

    Although counter strike source IS amazing! anyone know when thats out?, and will we be able to do the same thing in downloading it?
     
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    Grrr 2 days of getting "Steam servers too busy try again in a few hours". Still with the preload out now it must be days till launch and not weeks at least???
    Shame with the preload you can't even get a small demo or taster of the final game.
     
  7. AML

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    keep trying and u will get it eventually. I did!
     
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    there`s threads going round the net that halflife 2 is going GOLD on monday..
    this means the game is done and being sent to manufactures for copying..so sept 24th may still be the release date.. :smashin: heres to hoping..
     
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    If it's preloading then it's gone gold already surely?
     
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    Not necessarily, it will be auto-updating I imagine, so it will download any updates on the fly :)

    Same as when you buy an MMORPG, you install the game and then spend the next 5 hours waiting for it download all new versions of the files :p
     
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    Its going gold on monday.

    This was from a forum that Gabe posted on but there is speculation that his account was hacked lol.
     
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    Anyone noticed they are releasing more content over STEAM? My download originally completed to 100% now it is at 66% and downloading again. Thought people might want to check theirs as I only found out because my internet connection seemed slow :(
     
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    I believe there maybe 2 or 3 downloads in total. I think all that's downloading just now are the ingame textures though.
     
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    The first download was graphics files and the second sound files apparently. Must be getting close to release now :clap:
     
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    Yeah!!!! as soon as the "gone gold" announcement comes, steam users should be able to get it instatly. No more waiting for publishers to deliver the boxed retailed versions to shops!
     
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    and it should be cheaper too (if they've got any sense) :smashin:
     
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    This steam thing, I've installed it on my "download always on pc" which is only a little low spec thing, will i be able to get this download via steam and install on my main rig?
    Ta
     
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    Nopes, you need to install STEAM on your main PC, it is a game matching service as well as allowing downloads and updates to games.

    It essentially is a portal to Valve Software (very clever marketing and definately a future of gaming).
     
  19. AML

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    Any word on the release of HL2?
    Im starting to get peeved as they keep changing the release schedule.

    Last I heard its not coming out till November or even december.
     
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    Be very surprise dif that was the case,seeing as they are getting people to pre load it now.Im still optimistic for the end of September. :cool:

    (but Im sure I said that last September :zonked: )

    edit:probably best to ignore me,this was my previous prediction:

    :suicide:
     
  21. AML

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    Update! Phase 3 of the HL2 preload is underway!

    Cant be much longer now!

    BTW, Im off to see Resident Evil 2 today!
     
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    Yeh finished that download late last night shouldn't be long now before the game is unlocked :smashin:

    What 6800 GT did you go for?

    My Leadtek is fantastic :D Clocks to 430/1150 no problem and doesn't go over 72c under load. Cool and quiet and goes through any games like a hot knife through butter :clap:
     
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    just installed steam,now downloading hl2,thanks all,never knew about this,great way to get a game,pity more dont do it. :clap:
     
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    Finished part 3 now. This pre-load's not just for those with the free "Halflife2" vouchers from video cards is it?
    If i've got the thing locked on my computer i should be able to pay by credit card when the games finally relased and play immediatly?

    Panic
     
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    yeh I'm waiting to see how much it is to activate online (have pre-loaded) with a bit of luck it should be cheaper than a retail boxed version:) If it isn't then I'll buy the retail to get a cd key.
     
  26. AML

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    Resident evil 2 wasnt too shabby! Lots of action and zombie bashing!

    Hawklord, my card is a BFG 6800 GT OC.

    Normaly GTs come in at 350mhz but the BFG comes in at 370mhz with full guaranty!

    It was easy to clock it up to 400mhz, and still going up!
     
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    Half Life 2 is nearly gold!
    The main game was sent to the publisher for quality assurance, so expect under a months time to go gold, as long theres nothing wrong with it :D.

    Plus I'm waiting for the collectors edition of the game.
     
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    Im sure if there is, theyl patch it through steam! Hopefully it will go gold on Monday?
     
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    except for the fact the game wont be unlocked till it hits retail.(blame the publisher for that).

    There is also a rumour that this will apply to the euro version as well. say even if its on your computer you may still have to wait till november when its released here.(which suxx).(IP region tracking)
     
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    No way! I live in japan and the "official" Japnese version wont be out here for months after it hits US shelves Its always faster to get the import version from the US for me!

    If I do have to wait then ill be uninstalling Steam very soon.
     

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