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Old 11-04-04, 06:58 PM   #1
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Hi,

Awhile ago I submitted my half life 2 voucher to ATI to get the hard copy of the game (i only chose the hard copy of the game).

But just today I used the cd key on my voucher to preload half-life 2. I expect that there will be a delay until I can get a hard copy so I thought it might be good to preload steam to play it right away.

Does this mean I have invalidated my hardcopy purchase? I don't remember the terms. But I have read that you can only do one or the other but not both?
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Old 11-04-04, 08:46 PM   #2
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I think so . if you choose to preload the game you lose you chance to get a hard copy of it .

otherwise everyone would ask for both .. including me
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Old 11-04-04, 09:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: half life 2 voucher and steam

are you sure about this?

How would ATI find out that I preloaded the game.

Here's what it says on the ati half-life 2 offer site:

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Customers can use the Half-Life® 2 Activation Key on their Half-Life® 2 coupon to initiate download of the Valve Premier Pack from STEAM, Valve’s broadband delivery mechanism, free of charge, or can order a Steam Installer CD for the Valve Premier Pack from ATI. Use of the Valve Premier Pack requires an Internet connection and is subject to acceptance of the STEAM Subscriber Agreement. Of course, you are still entitled to a free copy of Half-Life® 2 when it is released.
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Old 11-04-04, 09:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: half life 2 voucher and steam

Think about it for a second. Under what you're asking, you would be getting 2 copies of the game, one via Steam, the other in hard copy. You don't think ATI and Valve thought of this? Read what you quoted again, what they would be receiving a Steam Installer CD - not Half-Life 2.
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Old 11-05-04, 12:22 AM   #5
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Think about it for a second. Under what you're asking, you would be getting 2 copies of the game, one via Steam, the other in hard copy. You don't think ATI and Valve thought of this? Read what you quoted again, what they would be receiving a Steam Installer CD - not Half-Life 2.
Why would it be 2 copies. Technically, the cd-key is the most important part of ownership of the game. Downloading half-life 2 via steam is just like installing the actual cd ahead of time. Getting the CD would be just like getting a hard copy of it. I mean, I will pay shipping for the CD anyway.

I don't know. Their language is very ambiguous.
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Old 11-05-04, 10:31 AM   #6
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Since the retail version has to be authenticated via Steam, suddenly getting a physical copy becomes much less important.... You can always back up the GCF files on CD if you want.... Cause either way, if your loading it on a fresh computer again, you'll have log back onto steam at least once.
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