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DOUG LOMBARDI from Valve just gave us the nod that this game developer/publisher from Seattle reached an agreement with DAAMIT. The cooperation will result in owners of ATI Radeon cards getting some content unlocked.

To be more precise, Half Life 2: Lost Coast tech demo and Half Life 2: Multiplayer are unlocked and free for all the folk with ATI cards carrying "Radeon" moniker. Owners of ATi Radeon HD 2900XT will get that cancelled retail package named Black Box, containing Half Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2 and Portal.

In order to ease the deal, starting from now, ATi Catalyst will come with a bundled installation of Steam. Since Steam is only some 0.6MB in size, it will not increase download by much. This Catalyst+Steam bundling deal will last until mid-2008, but offer for ATI owners will remain – a definite cool move by ATI and Valve folk.

This deal includes all ATI Radeon cards ever produced, so if you own an ATi Radeon card you bought at the time when big bells pants were popular, you can get these two games. While there are still complaints about Steam, one cannot overlook just how easy it is to backup games - a regular nightmare for owners of DRMed games. ATI has been partner with Valve for years, and now - you can expect this relationship to continue in the future. µ
Anyone have a Radeon card (any card would do)? Get your free game.
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That's cool, although I already have those games.
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Man, too bad I don't get free games to play with that FireGL I planned on getting next week....
    
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I've known that since I installed the software I also got DoD: Deathmatch with it. I really just want Team Fortress 2 and HL2E2.
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Isn't Lost Coast free anyway, or do you need HL2 first?
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lost coast is free.... it was kinda a demo/ HDR showoff for hl2.
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Yeah I got a Radeon card, where do I get the games?
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Originally Posted by shajbot View Post
Yeah I got a Radeon card, where do I get the games?
Download the latest Catalyst software. It'll come with a steam install (at least mine did) and then it just kinda says "Hey you're eligible for this and that"
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Quote:
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Download the latest Catalyst software. It'll come with a steam install (at least mine did) and then it just kinda says "Hey you're eligible for this and that"
And can you buy them (the games) and play right away?
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Well when I accepted it started downloading and in an hour the Loast Coast and Multiplayer were done then DoD Deathmatch finished like 10 mins later. But yeah you have to give them time to download. HL2 Multiplayer is pretty fun.
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