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Old 11-16-04, 04:33 PM   #73
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This is exactly why I created a Steam account after all the pre-loads were done but before the game was unlocked. That seems to have saved a least a little bit of hassle.
I guess I got by that part but now I can't login. It just sits there and eventually comes back with an error message saying it can't connect when I try to login (saying something is wrong with my internet connection or the steam network). I'm not sure if the account creation process worked correctly or not. I did get to the screen where it showed me my info and said to print it so I assume it worked.
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Old 11-16-04, 04:35 PM   #74
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I cant play it until friday...even though it's sitting right in front of me
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Old 11-16-04, 04:45 PM   #75
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Playing through sequences like what I have seen in binks 1000 times is still enormously fun. The physics and AI make for some very dynamic gameplay, the game isn't always linear, there are often sections to explore off the main path. G-man still pops up every now and then.
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Old 11-16-04, 04:46 PM   #76
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I cant play it until friday...even though it's sitting right in front of me
It's looking like it'll take me that long to get it up and running the way things are going. I can't believe they've taken what is normally a 15-20 minute install process and turned it into over an hour and I'm still not able to play yet. I hope this isn't the future...
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Old 11-16-04, 04:53 PM   #77
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Having to unlock files for a retail purchased game is one of the most idiotic things I've ever seen. There should be a small program available on VU's site that will unlock the necessary files for you while only having to check the CD-key against their database. I just want to play the f-ing game.
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Old 11-16-04, 05:16 PM   #78
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Having to unlock files for a retail purchased game is one of the most idiotic things I've ever seen. There should be a small program available on VU's site that will unlock the necessary files for you while only having to check the CD-key against their database. I just want to play the f-ing game.
i am gonna have to unlock my game with steam when i buy it tonight?
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Old 11-16-04, 05:21 PM   #79
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i am gonna have to unlock my game with steam when i buy it tonight?
Unfortunately yes. I got HL: Source unlocked so that's a step forward. And HL2 just finished so as soon as I finish an e-mail to my boss, I'm off and running. See 'ya in City 17.
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Old 11-16-04, 05:22 PM   #80
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Unfortunately yes. I got HL: Source unlocked so that's a step forward. And HL2 just finished so as soon as I finish an e-mail to my boss, I'm off and running. See 'ya in City 17.
i am gonna guess that i have to download steam to unlock the files. horrible
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Old 11-16-04, 05:37 PM   #81
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i'm just back from an half-life 2 trip at home of my uncle :P

he has an xp 2800+, 1GB ram and a 9800pro(128MB)(O.C.to XT)

i don't know how many fps he is getting but believe it or not (we have played from the start until the point where a guard hit me until i lose senses and i find a girl waiting for me) we played all the time with 1280*1024 AA6x and AF16x
it has been always fluid

i don't know if later there will be points where fame-rate will be much lower, anyway till that point 9800pro was really working great!

he uses the 4.11 and anwyay we have got a problem with audio, seems the 5.1 do not want to work on his audigy1 ... (is there some new driver out?)

GREAT GAME!

9.5/10

p.s.: he left run all the proccess normally used by winxp sp2 and i want know a thing

is possible start hl2 without steam?

if not, is then possible close steam after we start hl2? we have seen steam steal 44mb of ram ..
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Old 11-16-04, 05:49 PM   #82
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I just saw HL2 for the first time at a friend's, then ducked in here while waiting for Steam to update my copy.

I just can't believe how smooth it is at highest settings, 1600x1200, 4xAA & 8xAF on a GT. Its amazing...I was barely able to play Doom3 and FarCry at those settings, but HL is FLYING (and looks better too). No stuttering, no severe fps drops, just smooth as silk. I also noticed some of the sound effects are the same, which really took me back to the first one, the game that made me buy my first real 3D card. Looks like it was worth the wait.
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Old 11-16-04, 06:14 PM   #83
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:drool: been playing since 2Am, but i can't get it to logon now :\

Btw, heres a pic from my settings...1280x1024 0xAA 16xAF

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Man, Im on Chapter 12 already... 3 more to go. This game has such awsome atmosphere, tops the first by a leap. I still cant believe how amazing the characters look and move, best models in any game...
is that the prison level ? im on that now - i think ill take a break and finish it tomorrow
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