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Vapor Trail
08-26-04, 10:19 PM
The preload has begun!!!!!!!!! :eek:

SH64
08-26-04, 10:25 PM
Seriously ?? ! .. let me see

EDIT : aarrgh .. servers are busy . i need a DSL now :(

aAv7
08-26-04, 10:26 PM
I hope u realize the pre-load isnt the actual game....just files that wont change. Nice to see it's begun....finally. Now only 16 more months for the rest of it to get out. :clap:

S.I.N
08-26-04, 11:09 PM
Did you have to pay? and what exactly does pre-loaded mean?

GlowStick
08-26-04, 11:17 PM
Its on my Steam List now, however their servers are 'to busy'

I have a feeling next month hl2 will be avalible :D

ynnek
08-26-04, 11:41 PM
busy :(

aAv7
08-27-04, 12:09 AM
I finished downloading it. Its about a gig....and yes, it's free to download. You'll have to pay for it once the rest of the files are up though. ( In 2016) (Im staying a skeptic till I see a gold announcement)

Pre-load means...

" our pos network steam cant handle the traffic, so were gonna push out all the unchangable, useless files now, so when we decided to finally finish the game, steam wont be swarmed with people downloading 3 gigs and taking up all the space since were too lazy and too cheap to up the bandwith."

aAv7
08-27-04, 12:13 AM
Actually the download is available to anyone who wants it. Those who have the HL2 coupon just wont need to purchase it, those without a coupon can still download it, but will need to use a credit card to activate the game when it's done.

RoJo
08-27-04, 12:22 AM
Well I just tried it, and it's started to download now. :)

Lets hope the rest of it's not to far off?

aAv7
08-27-04, 12:38 AM
Yea hopefully the rest isnt too far off...but i remain in skeptical mode so my heart is broken again (like last year)

EMunEeE
08-27-04, 12:41 AM
<--preloading!!!

GamerGuyX
08-27-04, 12:47 AM
Damn you all and your free HL2 coupons! http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/banghead.gif

RoJo
08-27-04, 12:53 AM
Damn you all and your free HL2 coupons! http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/banghead.gif

HE! HE!

:tongue2:


33% done so far, thank god for cable modems. :)

GamerGuyX
08-27-04, 01:03 AM
HE! HE!

:tongue2:


33% done so far, thank god for cable modems. :)

Bah! I wanted the collectors edition anyways... http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/smoking1.gif

GamerGuyX
08-27-04, 01:07 AM
35.6% :p

By the time you wrote that he probably had 37%.

RoJo
08-27-04, 01:09 AM
51% now :p

RoJo
08-27-04, 01:22 AM
65% (owned)

RoJo
08-27-04, 01:24 AM
I have 1.5 mbit cable, so who knows, you might just make it before me. :p

RoJo
08-27-04, 01:31 AM
I just want it to finish, as I can't sleep with the noise my system makes.

And it's 6.30 am here now.

jAkUp
08-27-04, 02:24 AM
hmmms... and I wanted to do a fresh format when it was released..lol oh well ;) Gonna start DL'ing tommorrow since I dont see a need to now :)

SH64
08-27-04, 02:48 AM
7.2% so far :( . its gonna take a while ..

wshadow
08-27-04, 03:14 AM
hehe, i knew i shoulda had steam open:P

Vapor Trail
08-27-04, 05:58 AM
My download finished and it says that I now have a locked copy of HL2 on my system!


Cool!!!

FierceDeityLink
08-27-04, 05:59 AM
I left Steam open, but (like always) you have to restart it for new updates...

The preload will allow users who go out and buy the game to put in their CD key and "install the game faster by downloading the non-preload files through Steam". lol, they think it's faster than a CD-ROM drive, apparently.

vampireuk
08-27-04, 06:42 AM
Seems Steam is a waste of time if it can't handle people getting the damn game.