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If its still available on the store.
The price is the lowest i found around here.
Its the 5 cd version.

My question is, how to do it?
I still have to register my cd-key at a steam acc?
Can i do it on my old acc, which already have HL1 key?
Do i have to install the game via cd´s, or can i dl the game via steam?

Any info, tips or anything else you might add are plain welcome.
 

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You can download it via steam. (But why do that if you got the cds?), if you have the packadge that has the valve back catalog dont register in the same account as the one you have the HL1 key (or ull be wasting one HL1 key).
 

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the retail version doesnt include the previous catalog, you can register both on the same account, and you better install it from the cds because it will take a friggin long time to decript and update.

well, if you are used to mess with steam it's all the same, just have fun
 

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Takes a freaking long time to download. decript takes 5 minutes and u wont have to update since ur already downloading the updated version. But still its best to install from the cds
 

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well, whats best, download 3 gigs or update 300 mb? :p, decript here took a friggin long time, guess my hd is showing it's age :p.

the thing is, once you install it try to leave it on your computer, I found the installation process so painful I'm avoiding it till I can. why not make these games dvd only already...
 

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Yeah i only installed it once. Everytime i format i just backup the .gfc files :p
 

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This is something I cannot do again....it took me forever to update HL1/2 with Steam, on my crappy 56k connection....I need to back it up so I don't have to go through such the massive headache again.

But it's an incredible game.....those who haven't played it will enjoy it for sure. ;)

r2rX :D
 

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Another question. Can i install on a diferent dir from steam?
Like, my C: is almost full, but D: has plenty of space.
No problem with that?
 

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uh, it's not that bad o_O, I didn't have stutter , steam didn't crash for a year or more now, and if he has broadband playing online isn't exactly an issue.
 

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Mad said:
Another question. Can i install on a diferent dir from steam?
Like, my C: is almost full, but D: has plenty of space.
No problem with that?
no, it goes where steam goes.

i WOULD recommend, however, making a new account instead of adding HL2 to your existing steam account. that way, you can play CS and you've got 2 accounts ;)
 

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the only flaw I found on Half-life2 is the installation, from what I heard it may take up to 2 hours to get it running if your connection is slow or steam is busy but it's well worth it
 

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Damn Pete, im really sorry for you.
I still need a car to go to the store buy the game, the one near my house doesnt have it anymore....
What about backing up games??
Its just copy the .GCF ??
 

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industrian : you just have to logon on your steam account and all your registered games will be activated on any computer.

mad : you could also just right click on the game you want to backup and select backup game ;)
 

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Ill just burn on cd, CS 1.6, since i wont be playing it anymore, but who knows eh?
And to restore the game, how do i do it?
Log into steam with my acc, exit them copy the files to the steamapps folder them log back in?
 

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go buy the game man!!! haha, playing is better than reading our lousy answers :p .

and well, I think that you don't really need to log in first, just copy the files and steam will check them when you start it.
 
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