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Old 02-07-05, 05:48 PM   #13
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Me too. I have the same "collecters edition" and the only problem I've had is the stuttering (which is a widespread problem). One problem which now after I tweeked my comp a bit, is hardly a good reason for me to turn over my copy.
Well, in my case, this is why I turned over my copy:

A) the stuttering bug is still not fixed here. If this were the only problem I'd keep it.

B) Steam is terrible. I bought a retail game thinking I'd have to activate it once like Windows XP and instead I got a game that needs to be online virtually all the time and has a bad offline mode.

I will definitely rebuy the game once they get the bugs worked out and once they offer a Steam-free copy. Even if they never offer a copy without steam, the steam packages give you much more than what you get with a retail copy, and retail copies right now are currently no better than steam copies as they are essentially converted to steam installs. I already beat the game, so either way I win.
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Old 02-08-05, 01:07 AM   #14
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I had some studding around the end of the game,but I still love this game Bugs and all.So I think I keep my Collector's Edition even though I paid to much for it.
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Old 02-08-05, 06:05 PM   #15
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I have the CE and have never had a problem with it over 3 driver revisions... its a shame those who have a problem are unable to enjoy their gaming experience...
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Old 02-09-05, 04:32 AM   #16
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I enjoy the game very much even If I do have some studdering close to the end,I have played it so far four times from start to ending.
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Old 02-10-05, 08:06 AM   #17
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No stuttering except when manually saving but I am not at the end yet (( One of these days I will get back into the game, just lost interest in the mean time.
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Old 02-10-05, 08:40 AM   #18
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I haven't played HL2 in a while now. But I get stuttering and popping/crackling in CS:S all the time now. When it first came out it almost never happened except on one map - aztec. The game now does it in just about every map and it's usually in certain spots. Even dust does it now. It's really rather annoying as hell frankly.
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Runs fine for me, but I seem to be lucky when it comes to stuff working on my computer.
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For all those interested, you can also get a refund if you bought HL2 through Steam. I did so after reading this thread on the steam forums HERE . Since HL2 ran like complete crap (stuttering) among some of the other issues with the game I have, I found it in my best interest to return the game. I called Valve at this number (425-889-9642) and chose option 7 leaving a message with my name, number, and last four digits of my CC. The next day I get the call (today). The lady I talked to was very nice about it and said that the charges will be reversed in 3-5 days. I'm happy...
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For all those interested, you can also get a refund if you bought HL2 through Steam. I did so after reading this thread on the steam forums HERE . Since HL2 ran like complete crap (stuttering) among some of the other issues with the game I have, I found it in my best interest to return the game. I called Valve at this number (425-889-9642) and chose option 7 leaving a message with my name, number, and last four digits of my CC. The next day I get the call (today). The lady I talked to was very nice about it and said that the charges will be reversed in 3-5 days. I'm happy...
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I stopped playing it as a game at the hovercraft level but I decided against trying to return it. I like using it as a benchmark and as a tech demo (nice graphics).
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id send it back but i already let a whole bunch of people borrow it, even people i dont know. **** steam. I almost threw up the last time I played hl2 also.
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Old 02-22-05, 09:04 PM   #24
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Well, in my case, this is why I turned over my copy:

A) the stuttering bug is still not fixed here. If this were the only problem I'd keep it.

B) Steam is terrible. I bought a retail game thinking I'd have to activate it once like Windows XP and instead I got a game that needs to be online virtually all the time and has a bad offline mode.

I will definitely rebuy the game once they get the bugs worked out and once they offer a Steam-free copy. Even if they never offer a copy without steam, the steam packages give you much more than what you get with a retail copy, and retail copies right now are currently no better than steam copies as they are essentially converted to steam installs. I already beat the game, so either way I win.
Oh man I agree STEAM is terrible man. When I first installed it, it'd work about a week or two then quit. Then, I'd have to reinstall it, and the same thing would happen. And I would perfer a Steam free copy all the way, but until then what cha gonna do, you know what I mean? I beat the game too... I still think it was incredible even with all the crap I had to go through.

Maybe I like retail better just because you can go in, hold the thing in your hands, and just pay cash and get outta there. Oh well, guess I'm old school like that .
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