Half Life 2 Preload

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Teddy, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Cant believe no one has mentioned it...but it's now available for preload on Steam! :)
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Wasn't this on frontpage? And people have been talking about it on IRC for the past week. :p
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    So it is ;)
     
  4. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Also what happens for ppl that don't buy HL2 .. can they delete the HL2 pre-cache? Also what size is the cache?
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    You don't have to pre-load HL2 if you don't want it :)

    Don't know how accurate it is but this is posted on the Steam forum

     
  6. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    anyone know how it's gonna be activated? i've got my free copy coupon thing with my graphics card...do i still have to send that off or can i just download it with steam then use that to activate it? if i send it off it says 'allow 4-6 weeks for delivery'...there's no way i'm doing that.
     
  7. Wrathchild

    Wrathchild OSNN Senior Addict

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    Size

    I've been pre-loading it. It's a little over 1 gig so far. One gig or so to go apparently.

    -Wrath
     
  8. Wrathchild

    Wrathchild OSNN Senior Addict

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    All Done?


    All done dowloading apparently!

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  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Neat

    The first download was about 500 megs compressed and cached at about 1.1 gigs.
    This second preload cached at about 900 megs, but its audio so most likely didn't compress very well.
     
  10. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    download and install steam and register the voucher through steam...the product will preload and valve will activate it when it is ready...there are posts on the steampowered.com website forums that go through this but can't find it atm...hope this helped
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    The coupon, when you enter the code, will also let you play Counter-strike: Source beta, which is even more files you would have needed for HL2 :p