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Old 08-27-04, 05:42 AM   #25
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Default Re: OMG!!! I'm downloading HL2!!!!

Seems Steam is a waste of time if it can't handle people getting the damn game.
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Old 08-27-04, 07:20 AM   #26
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Preloading just allows people with the "free" HL2 serial that came with some new high end gaming cards (like my X800 Pro) to download some of the textures that will not change in advance of the game actually coming out. It just means that their will be less for us to download when the game comes out. It doesn't apply to people that don't have a HL2 serial.
What X800 Pro did you get? I got ATI's but I don't recall it having anything for HL2 with it. If I'm supposed to have a voucher/SN or whatever I want to get it.
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Old 08-27-04, 09:34 AM   #27
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What X800 Pro did you get? I got ATI's but I don't recall it having anything for HL2 with it. If I'm supposed to have a voucher/SN or whatever I want to get it.
Probably meant Radeon 9600/9800 last year
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Old 08-27-04, 10:43 AM   #28
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well, I forget what the exact stats were, but steam has some impressive bandwidth.. its just even crazier that everyone is downloading it.


The rest of it will come on release day, probably for people that bought it over Steam.. I'm hoping that less people will be downloading that, assuming you can only finish downloading it after you pay (or have the voucher)

EDIT: IT better be that way cause its still too busy to preload?! WTH? I have a friggen voucher, you'd think they would give voucher holders priority..
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Old 08-27-04, 11:40 AM   #29
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Ok steam didnt limit the amount of people that could download. Valve did. Steam only used 25% of its capacity last night. They started with only 2 steam servers, than moved it to 4 steam servers. While not interupting their others games whatsoever.

Valve limited the download not steam.

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Old 08-27-04, 11:50 AM   #30
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In the end, does it really matter though? either way, I'm still not getting my preload.. Now, I right now, I don't really care *that* much, but when the release day comes out, i bet you,assuming I got my preload by then, another update will have to come thru, and i'll be sitting there, waiting for that too..

Ugh, getting that ati card with voucher was just a bad idea.

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Ok steam didnt limit the amount of people that could download. Valve did. Steam only used 25% of its capacity last night. They started with only 2 steam servers, than moved it to 4 steam servers. While not interupting their others games whatsoever.

Valve limited the download not steam.

http://www.steampowered.com/status/status.html
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Old 08-27-04, 12:46 PM   #31
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No problems here, im boing full speed, 15% in 25 minuttes, thats ok
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Old 08-27-04, 12:55 PM   #32
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Hmmm Downloaded and buy it and when steam is down cant run it, or buy it a week or 2 later and have the hard copy of it.
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Old 08-27-04, 01:48 PM   #33
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Seems Steam is a waste of time if it can't handle people getting the damn game.
Considering the game is still weeks away from release, I highly doubt not being able to download it for the first day is really going to affect anyone (unless you're on 56k ).

Anyway, interesting...looks like the game is almost done. How big is the pre-load? If it's over a gig that's probably a large majority of the game. Hmm, wonder if anyone will try cracking the pre-loaded files...

Oh, and does anyone know how buying it through Steam will work? Didn't someone say something about allowing people who bought it on Steam to still have a boxed/hard copy of the game?
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Old 08-27-04, 01:57 PM   #34
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Hmm, wonder if anyone will try cracking the pre-loaded files...
That's exactly what I was thinking...
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Old 08-27-04, 02:57 PM   #35
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I totally agree with you... for all of you preloading, ar eyo ACTUALLY going to order it from STEAM?

If not, don't bother, and free some bandwidth for us who are stuck with getting it from Steam.

eDIT: I was going to whine about it in the steam forums, but what od you know, the preload has at least started for me.... finally..


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Old 08-27-04, 03:16 PM   #36
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I can't believe some of you guys are bitching about Steam?!?!


I have been waiting for something like Steam for years. Now I don't have to take my fat ass down to the mall to buy it and have another box laying around.

So simple and yet there is bitching.
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