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have half life 2 with an unused key, of my stepdads when he was younger, its not used, and it comes with counter strike, unfortunately the disc is ruined, so i did the toothpaste cleaning trick, and then it started to install, but it gets stuck, so i can't use that, when i put the key in steam, it says install the retail disk, can i just download half life 2 and counterstrike source somewhere and use the key? i can't find anywhere.
    
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Toothpaste? That's a BAD IDEA. You should have went to radio shack and bought a cd cleaner tool. If i were you, i'd buy the game on steam. Less problems and plus it's cheap right now. Sucks your cd is ruined.
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You should be able to put your key in and download it all from Steam. If it wont let you do that, contact Steam support and hopefully they can work something out for you.
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Toothpaste? That's a BAD IDEA. You should have went to radio shack and bought a cd cleaner tool. If i were you, i'd buy the game on steam. Less problems and plus it's cheap right now. Sucks your cd is ruined.

for sucha bad idea it worked pretty well, at least the cd would load up to the installer, and get the majority of the way through, im broke, like really broke, 7 quid in my account, which is going to be used to sell my hd pvr on ebay, hopefully i can sell that asap, get an ssd, new ram, and a couple of games
    
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put the key in steam and you can donwload it from there
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The toothpaste trick works. You just gotta rub real hard in the correct directions.
But yeah, try entering the key into Steam.
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Adding the key to your steam account should grant you download access.

I added my counter-strike 1.0 retail key and now I have the 1.6 'Counter-Strike' as a part of my steam games.
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My original HL:1 CD key from release date worked on Steam a century later.

So using your HL:2 key should work on Steam and then you can download it instead of spending money on a new one.
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post #9 of 10
Have you tried getting a hold of Steam support and asking them what's up?

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Originally Posted by DSF_x View Post
when i put the key in steam, it says install the retail disk,
Everyone seems to skip over this part when they read or something.
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Have you tried getting a hold of Steam support and asking them what's up?



Everyone seems to skip over this part when they read or something.
^This, i didn't even use my discs to activate and install hl2.
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