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Hi guys, just a quick question:

I have just purchased Portal 2 on steam, but I was wondering, since my friend has a copy of the DVD can I install it from that and link it with my steam account to save several hours of downloading (especially given Steams wonderful servers)? Or do I have to download it? Thanks
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yeah, just initiate the download, close steam, then install portal 2 to the right folder and have steam verify it.
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Originally Posted by Soulphalanx View Post
yeah, just initiate the download, close steam, then install portal 2 to the right folder and have steam verify it.
Thanks! I'm glad I don't have to wait the 7 hours it would otherwise take to download... at 200KB/s... on a 16mbit connection
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Thanks! I'm glad I don't have to wait the 7 hours it would otherwise take to download... at 200KB/s... on a 16mbit connection
O.o You should be getting an extra digit on those speeds .
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O.o You should be getting an extra digit on those speeds .
And yet I have not found one server which will give it to me!! Haha
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And yet I have not found one server which will give it to me!! Haha
You check your connection settings in the steam settings? sounds like you slected 2M.
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You check your connection settings in the steam settings? sounds like you slected 2M.
The connection speed you set doesn't affect your download speeds. I think it just sets your rates in games or something.
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The connection speed you set doesn't affect your download speeds. I think it just sets your rates in games or something.
This is true, the only way to get faster downloads is to find a faster server... Which I have not, but I got it all working with the DVD and a few downloads so it was done in ~30mins!
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