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#128545 - 03/03/05 06:33 PM Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Hi all,

I tried to list Half Life 2 on GTZ as a wanted game and was told that:

"game requires a Steam account to play, and they've made it very hard (and somewhat costly) to transfer the account from person to person. Because of this, we've prevented it from being listed so that people don't trade for copies of the game that they then can't use."

Does anyone know what that means. Is this game multiplayer only? I'm confused.
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#128546 - 03/04/05 05:48 AM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Hi, Oldman. It is definitely a single-player-shooter and can be played online as well as offline. You need to join Steam in order to play it on your PC or offline. This is done when you install the game, which amounts to an extensive registration of the game. It's well worth it in the end. A great game.

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#128547 - 03/04/05 06:31 AM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Thanks Soozie.

That kind of messes up the trading for it then. Guess I'll look into the local retails here. Fry's is usually the cheapest.
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#128548 - 03/04/05 07:11 AM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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I remember seeing somewhere on the board that it was determined that you could trade, but it would involve getting the Seller's Steam I.D. or contacting Steam, or both etc., etc., etc.

Probably would be a better idea to deal with Fry's or you could look over GoGamer's site.

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#128549 - 03/05/05 08:49 AM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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This Steam stuff is a pain in the butt. I recently tried to trade in my copy (I was very disappointed with the game) and EB told me they couldn't take it due to that whole mess. Looks like I'm stuck with this turkey.
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#128550 - 03/05/05 05:41 PM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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What is involved in installing and running half life 2. What do I have to do to play the game?
Do I need to connect to the internet every time I want to play half life 2? How long does it take before I can play the game. I play a lot of games and I think I know what to do,but half life 2 has me stomped.That's a lot of money to dish out for something I don't if I can get it to play. Thanks
Richard
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#128551 - 03/05/05 07:23 PM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Richard, when you first install the game, Valve will kick in and put you through the setup with Steam. After that the program will unwrap the files and place an icon on your desktop. Take your time and answer the questions as they come.

Once you have your steam number and the setup is complete you should be okay. What happens is when you boot and get into desktop it will give you a message asking if you want to play online or offline. Just click offline. If your already online when you boot, it won't ask you; if your offline when you boot it will ask you.

It is a bit extensive at setup, but once that is complete it should be fine. I had no problems with it or playing offline at any time.

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#128552 - 03/06/05 07:45 AM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Soozie
I leave my computer on all the time how will that effect my playing? I use my modem to connect to the internet.
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#128553 - 03/06/05 03:17 PM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Kjos, if you mean you leave your modem on all the time or just your computer, or both, either way, it shouldn't be a problem. Just click your desktop icon and play.

I have done it both ways Cable on and Cable off. Didn't make a difference, except for the message asking if you want to play offline.

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#128554 - 03/06/05 03:24 PM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Soozie
I thought every time I want to play half life 2 I would have to get the OK from steam through the internet to play it.
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#128555 - 03/06/05 06:46 PM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Richard, once Valve has set you up with Steam and all the files are unwrapped, your set to go. You don't need permission to play online or offline every time you want to play. That is more or less granted you once your Steam Account is completed ... Steam's Registration and Your Account Information is stored somewhere in your compter. All you need to do is click on your Desktop Icon for Half-life 2, or Half-life 1 and play.

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#128556 - 03/06/05 07:21 PM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Thank you so much Soozie for your help. One more question. I have two computers can I install the game on both of my computers. Thanks
Richard
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#128557 - 03/06/05 07:27 PM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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Not sure about that, Richard. You probably could, but would have to go through Steam; but then maybe not. The game is, in all probability, licensed for only one computer.

Don't take that to the bank. I'm not sure. You'd have to scout around ... you could look over to Valve's or Steam's Websites to see if this was discussed.

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#128558 - 03/08/05 08:40 AM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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I installed half life 2 yesterday and everything went fine took me four hours. Today I can't run the game in offline mode. Steam says I'm not connected to the internet. I've got an account with steam what is the problem. Need help.
Thanks
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#128559 - 03/08/05 11:45 AM Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account?
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You leave your computer on and are always connected to the net, right?

Try shutting down the computer and the modem, reboot and see if you get that message asking if you want to play offline.

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