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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 9:43:53 PM

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Hi folks



Last time I played Team Fortress was about a year ago. My computer broke
down, then it was the end of it. I recently bought a computer, and installed
my old Half Life and Team Fortress, and launched GameSpy to get connected to
Team Fortress servers, but there are no servers to be found. I read
somewhere that something called steam (whatever that is.!?!?) has to be
installed to play Team Fortress. I installed Steam, but under "my games" in
Steam window, I don't see Team Fortress. Your help is greatly appreciated.



Thanks.

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Anonymous
February 23, 2005 2:32:05 PM

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"Ryan Atici" wrote
>
> Last time I played Team Fortress was about a year ago. My computer broke
> down, then it was the end of it. I recently bought a computer, and
> installed my old Half Life and Team Fortress, and launched GameSpy to get
> connected to Team Fortress servers, but there are no servers to be found.
> I read somewhere that something called steam (whatever that is.!?!?) has
> to be installed to play Team Fortress. I installed Steam, but under "my
> games" in Steam window, I don't see Team Fortress. Your help is greatly
> appreciated.
>
Yeah as mentioned so kindly you have to install Steam in order to connect to
MP servers
(You could still do a LAN game though, but that's another story)

I wonder
Do you have HL1 as an option in play games?
What games is available from the Steam menu?

I have Team Fortress Classic as an option in my menu

Also some details and specifics on how you installed Steam etc would be nice
Makes it a lot easier to "guess" what went wrong and correct the situation
:) 

rgds/Peter
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 6:11:02 PM

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"Ryan Atici" <Ryan_Atici@hotpop.com> wrote in message
news:381udvF5k4274U1@individual.net...
> Hi folks

> Last time I played Team Fortress was about a year ago. My computer broke
> down, then it was the end of it. I recently bought a computer, and installed
> my old Half Life and Team Fortress, and launched GameSpy to get connected to
> Team Fortress servers, but there are no servers to be found. I read
> somewhere that something called steam (whatever that is.!?!?) has to be
> installed to play Team Fortress. I installed Steam, but under "my games" in
> Steam window, I don't see Team Fortress. Your help is greatly appreciated.

If you have the games installed pre-Steam, go to "Browse Games" in
the Steam menu, and click "Register a product I already own." Steam
will take you from there.

I learned this in a.g.h-l, btw, not from steampowered.com, which for
the most part I have found poorly organized and short on answers.
So don't mind GFree.
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Anonymous
February 24, 2005 3:22:25 AM

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"GFree" <nickt4001@yahoo.com.au> wrote
> I just assumed that people with an
> interest in HL-based multiplayer would be...

Yeah, but the OP said he hadn't played it for ages. He also
said his computer had broke down. He has only just bought
a new computer. He also said he had installed Steam and was
only asking for advice about installing TFC.

> Ahh forget it.

Yeah, forget it;)
--
David
davidfirewater(a)hotmail.com
February 24, 2005 3:49:44 AM

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David Firewater wrote:
> Yeah, but the OP said he hadn't played it for ages. He also
> said his computer had broke down. He has only just bought
> a new computer. He also said he had installed Steam and was
> only asking for advice about installing TFC.
>

They say great minds think alike... :-)

--
"NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our weapon is
surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are
fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Our three weapons are
fear, and surprise, and the ruthless efficiency...and an almost
fanatical devotion to the Pope.... Amongst our weapons...are fear,
surprise, ruth... Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear...
I'll come in again"
February 24, 2005 2:34:28 PM

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There is a way to play old HL games under steam still.

These are my instructions for getting an old version of Day of Defeat mod:

1. Start a Half-Life game (not mod) in Steam
This will create the folder C:\Steam\SteamApps\your email\half-life

2. Copy/install DOD beta 3.1 into this Half-Life folder
C:\Steam\SteamApps\your email\half-life\dod\

3. Rename the folder to "dod_31".
So now you should have
C:\Steam\SteamApps\your email\half-life\dod_31\maps

4. In the Steam "Play Games" window, you will see at the bottom "THIRD PARTY
GAMES".

5. Start "Day of Defeat".

"Ryan Atici" <Ryan_Atici@hotpop.com> wrote in message
news:381udvF5k4274U1@individual.net...
> Hi folks
>
>
>
> Last time I played Team Fortress was about a year ago. My computer broke
> down, then it was the end of it. I recently bought a computer, and
> installed my old Half Life and Team Fortress, and launched GameSpy to get
> connected to Team Fortress servers, but there are no servers to be found.
> I read somewhere that something called steam (whatever that is.!?!?) has
> to be installed to play Team Fortress. I installed Steam, but under "my
> games" in Steam window, I don't see Team Fortress. Your help is greatly
> appreciated.
>
>
>
> Thanks.
>
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 10:41:35 PM

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"RL" wrote

> These are my instructions for getting an old version of Day of Defeat mod:
>
Excellent receipt :-)

- Peter
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 2:39:53 AM

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Civilian_Target wrote:
> Pot! Kettle! BLACK!

Somehow I've gotton to 22 without ever knowing what the phrase meant
(even though I've heard it said many times). WTF does it mean?
February 25, 2005 2:59:29 AM

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GFree wrote:
> Civilian_Target wrote:
>
>> Pot! Kettle! BLACK!
>
>
> Somehow I've gotton to 22 without ever knowing what the phrase meant
> (even though I've heard it said many times). WTF does it mean?

They are 'both' black (or were when the idiom came about). Work it out
from there.

--
"NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our weapon is
surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are
fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Our three weapons are
fear, and surprise, and the ruthless efficiency...and an almost
fanatical devotion to the Pope.... Amongst our weapons...are fear,
surprise, ruth... Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear...
I'll come in again"
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 4:29:55 PM

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GFree <nickt4001@yahoo.com.au> typed as if devouring a plate of spoo:
> EvilBill wrote:
>>
>> Exactly, it'd be like Tony Blair calling someone a liar. ;) 
>
> Yeah, well... You can bash your leaders all you want, but with the US,
> Britan and even Australia (where I live), we still for some reason
> decide to re-elect these bastards even when we know how hypocritical
> they are.

Well I for one never voted for B-Liar...

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Anonymous
February 27, 2005 2:38:32 AM

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>If you have the games installed pre-Steam, go to "Browse Games" in
>the Steam menu, and click "Register a product I already own." Steam
>will take you from there.
>
>I learned this in a.g.h-l, btw, not from steampowered.com, which for
>the most part I have found poorly organized and short on answers.
>So don't mind GFree.



I downloaded Steam and did full installation. The Steam file I downloaded
was 723MB or so. As you guessed, I installed Half Life before I installed
Steam. So, the game was installed prior to Steam installation.



Clicking on "Register a product I already own" solved the problem. After I
put in the CD key, Team Fortress, Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Half-Life,
Deathmatch Classic, Opposing Force, Ricochet appeared in Steam windows under
"my games" option.



I guess Valve hit the bull's eye with this new Steam thing as no more
illegal copies will be of any use.
!