Download HL2 @ work, take it home ?

Discussion in 'Half-Life' started by Profit, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. Profit

    Profit Guest

    Couldn't find the answer to this.

    I live out in the stix so the fastest I get is 64k ISDN, however... at work I've got 4MB broadband, so do you think I can purchase HL2 via steam, then burn it to DVD and take it home and hopefully just plonk it back into the steam folders?

    If not I'll be waiting about 2 weeks for it to download :(
     
  2. Woggy

    Woggy Newbie

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    Why dont you just buy it then?
    You know, box and all.
     
  3. Siirolon

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    I think he wants to download it from Steam because apparently it is released on Steam first, then at retailers (at least in some smaller countries).
     
  4. Wolf

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    I have no proof but there is nonetheless little doubt in doubt my mind that you'll be able to do this. Afterall, user uploaded ad-hock cache files of all of Steam games were available through Bit-Torrent before Valve released them themselves and they worked fine just by copying them. So I think all you'll have to do is shut down steam and copy them into ..\steamapps\your-e-mail\etc and then restart and login. Seeing you're using the same e-mail / pw etc it should just just work... :)
     
  5. Profit

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    Yep, thats right.

    Because being in the UK they don't really care about us gamers and nearly always wait till a Friday.

    And IMO I can't see them getting it to retail stores or even UK online stores by the first friday after the 30th - but thats another thread, so lets keep to the subject ;-)
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    you talk shit m8, the uk gets games at the same time as the us, or even some games earlier.

    However i will still gewt it off steam.
     
  7. GJaaGular

    GJaaGular Guest

    you all are funny
     
  8. djkanuk

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    Gabe said somewhere that you'd be able to copy the cache file to another computer. Since the authentication is from your Steam login, there shouldn't be any problem moving it from your work computer to your home computer. You'll probably need to burn the cache file on a CD (or CDs), or use a wicked portable hard drive like my Lacie.
     
  9. Feath

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    You'll be able to do this but you'll have to be online to play the game I think. Even Single player.
     
  10. mhtsaras

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    The answer to your question is there http://www.halflife2.net/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1298&perpage=15&pagenumber=20
     
  11. -Yo-

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    mhtsaras said it :) u just have to burn the cache file
     
  12. PainLord

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    Actually all US games are released on a Tuesdaay IIRC, UK games are released on a friday. So usually you lot get them earlier.
     
  13. Maskirovka

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    there's your answer
     
  14. Pol

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    this has been discussed numerous times, and you do not have to be online to play singleplayer
     
  15. Kamakiri

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    Ok I want a very clear answer. If you buy HL2 online via steam do u have to be online to play LAN?
     
  16. ||Diablo||

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    whats a few ****ing days gonna do ?

    i cant download it either...56k, ill just buy it when ever it comes out ...30th,me oct some time
     
  17. DaLys

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    Kamakiri: No.
     
  18. Kamakiri

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    That's all I wanted to know. Buying on Steam then. Bring on the one week advance download :D
     
  19. BlumenKohl

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    And sometimes some games are released the Friday before our Tuesday. :dozey:
     
  20. MistaB

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    You can download the game via steam, burn the cache files on a dvd and bring it home to be used.... gabe talked about it earlier and I think its in the info thread.
     
  21. Profit

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    Thats a nice attitude you have.

    Yeah, I could wait, or I could get it when it's released - thats the beauty of choice. Me, like many others want it as soon as it's available.

    btw, thanks to all the "nice" people for confirming the cache copying option.
     

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