Half Life 2 very soon?

Posted by karne (27th Aug 2004, 12:32) -

Steam users (Valve's online software distribution system) can now download encripted copies of Half Life 2, to be decrypted when they games goes live and they buy it. I should imagine it's just art assets atm but this does suggest the game is a lot closer to Gold than I'ld expected.

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 karne ( 27th Aug 2004, 12:32, Rank: GSV )  reply

So why the hell arn't they at ECTS?!

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 Billy ( 27th Aug 2004, 13:07, Rank: Tripod )  reply

That was me btw...

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 John Kirk ( 27th Aug 2004, 14:53, Rank: Patrician )  reply

Takes a while to download (5 hours on ADSL), but I now have a new 1Gb file ("base source shared materials.gcf"), so that's understandable.

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 John Kirk ( 1st Sep 2004, 03:49, Rank: Patrician )  reply

Gameplay are now listing this with a release date of 24th September ( but they say that this is subject to change, and have an option to email you if/when that happens.

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 John Kirk ( 13th Sep 2004, 00:24, Rank: Patrician )  reply

An extra update came through on Steam on Friday evening - I think it said it was levels 1 and 2. The game is still locked until it's released, but it claims to have a complete copy on my hard drive now.

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