View Full Version : How do you get x64 Steam (HL2)?

03-21-07, 08:14 PM
Steam / HL2 should be available in x64 edition, but I have no idea how to get it. My /Steam/ directory is about 20GB huge, and when migrating from XP x86 to Vista Ultimate x64 I just retained that directory, run stream.exe under Vista, logged-in to my Steam account, and that was it.

No 64b update was downloaded.

Tried downloading Steam intasllation (800K file) again, but with no change.

Does anybody know how can I get x64 HL2 and other games? I thought Steam should update them automatically, but since steam.exe is x86 executable only, it does not.

03-21-07, 08:29 PM
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03-22-07, 02:26 AM
You must go to each game in your steam list and set them to "automatically download updates" instead of "do not update this game". Then it should update.

03-22-07, 04:48 AM
I have "Always keep this game up to date" for each game set. Still no go, game stays in x86 (I checked TaskMan, says *32 when the game is running). No x64 update is loaded.

// EDIT: Solved!! I was running "Cinematic Mod v 3.05" for HL2, and it did not update anything. But when I run actual HL2 without this textures mod, it started updating :-)