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Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account? #128570
03/15/05 09:39 AM
03/15/05 09:39 AM
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When I click on halflife 2 steam says I'm not ready to run in offline mode. I have to connected to the internet to start the game. Once started I can stop the game and disconect from the internet.
Now I can play the game without going on line, but if I shut down my comp. and start it up again I can't run half life 2 until I connect to the internet again. I don't understand why I have to be connected to the internet to start the game.
Thanks,
Richard


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Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account? #128571
03/15/05 06:09 PM
03/15/05 06:09 PM
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Well I finished it and my initial instinct was: That's it? I suppose that G-man means something to Half Life fans but it left me cold.

That Steam thing from VU has me steamed! I managed to play off line and even unplugged my DSL modem to make sure that I was off line. Those with internal modems will probably have a more difficult time.

A manual would have been nice to explain things like that amoung other things so a player wouldn't have to go to their site to answer these and other such questions.


You laugh because I'm different
I laugh because you're all the same

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Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account? #128572
03/16/05 07:43 AM
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Great, Oldman. Got another one under your belt. I agree, the Steam acrobats are a little much.

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Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account? #128573
03/19/05 04:03 AM
03/19/05 04:03 AM
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Oldman, the G man only really means anything by reference to the original game. I really enjoyed the game but agree about the ending: I understand that this was deliberate to make way for a third instalment.

Although the graphics are now a bit dated, if you enjoyed HL2 you should probably try HL1.

One of the things I liked about both games was the lack of maps: all the time you have to figure out where/what next and it is (almost) always possible to work it out from what you have on screen.


Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account? #128574
03/19/05 04:09 AM
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Craig, as another retarded 50+ I am interested to know what other games do it for you. Although I toyed with Doom and Quake, I have not found anything as satisfying to my tastes as Half Life and some of the Prince of Persia series. wave


Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account? #128575
03/19/05 09:12 AM
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Lex,

Coming from an adventure gamer background, I like shooters that have alternate routes/methods to a goal, some exploration and puzzle solving and not just a frag fest like Doom3 or Serious Sam. Some of my faves are No One Lives Forever, Far Cry, Splinter Cell,Deus Ex I, Thief.

I am also a big fan of WWII shooter like Call of Duty, Medal of Honor and Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

I loved the atmosphere and adventuring of PoP Sands of Time, but the fighting sequences were extremely frustrating and the lack of saves did me in.

Re: Half Life 2 Steam Account? #128576
03/19/05 11:58 AM
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I entirely agree about PoP SoT, but much enjoyed PoP 3D: I now have PoP Warrior within , but have not yet progressed beyond the intro.

From your recommendation and other things I have read, I will have to give Splinter Cell and Thief a try.

Although I quite enjoyed the WW2 shooters you mention, I prefer something with more of an exotic or fantastic edge (hence HL and PoP). I am thinking of trying Chronicles of Riddick.

Thanks. thumbsup


Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

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