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I decided to reinstall Half Life 2. The first install, it installed off the DVD, but now, when i try to insatall it tries to download it from steam, which i dont want to do because i have dial up. is there a way to make it install from the HL2 disk?
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Even if you install it from DVD, it still needs to connect to steam to download the update. Depending how old you copy is, the update could be huge.
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yeah, but the update is a hell of a lot smaller than the original file, so it'll take less time XD
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If you are uninstalling HL2, you need to uninstall Steam as well as that is the update program. You can set Steam to not keep your programs up-to-date (right clicking on the program name in Steam gives you this option, if I recall), which will prevent you from having to download huge files, but you won't be able to play online more than likely because the servers will be updated.
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i tried that, but what happenes is that it is downloading the actual game, not updates, and over dial up it will take 49 hours, but the first time i installed, it took like 3 hours...
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