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what i meant was, can you actually buy the game on disk, like most games.
i thought i read/heard somewhere you could only get the game by downloading it.
maybe i'm getting mixed up with something else.
i am getting on a bit, you know.
......although....saying that, i am still of firm body and mind and....erm.....fiddle oh diddle oh pompom pooh..........
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post #12 of 18
Yes you do have to download it, but it's not like you search it out on the internet. You don't even have to install Half-Life once you get the CD-Key. Just go to:

http://www.Steampowered.com

And if your internets slow, take your computer to someone's cable line and connect it (wireless or not) and drain their network speed while downloading it. I get ~ 700 kb, my neighbor 2 blocks away gets ~150 kb; same Provider Oo (and we tested it on a few locations).
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Counterstrike Source rules get it now u wont regret it.
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Although, the download is quite hefty, my CSS folder is 1.9 Gigs, but it probably started around 1.2 Gigs. Anyone know what the standard CSS with all the updates file size is? (I have a ton of screenshots/sounds/models/admin mods files not required to play) (My whole valve folder is 8 gig -- *chuckle*, and I haven't gotten around to installing half of my Valve programs)
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post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by bicolormoth
what i meant was, can you actually buy the game on disk, like most games.
i thought i read/heard somewhere you could only get the game by downloading it.
maybe i'm getting mixed up with something else.
i am getting on a bit, you know.
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You can download it as mentioned above, but there is a new release on CD. Saw it a couple of months ago on CompUSA. It includes Source, 1.6 and the deleted scenes pack.
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You can download it as mentioned above, but there is a new release on CD. Saw it a couple of months ago on CompUSA. It includes Source, 1.6 and the deleted scenes pack.
Very true, and that would help with the updates tremendously, but he would still need to download the de_nuke update and a few more glitch updates (its automatic updates with steam, so no problem, but it just take some time) which could take a bit!
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but you have to buy it, right?
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but you have to buy it, right?
Yes. You buy Half Life 2, and its free with HL 2. - Any store that sells computer games will most likely sell it. Comp USA - Best Buy - EB Games - Walmart - Kmart - Etc.
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