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April 8, 2005 9:42:03 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.half-life (More info?)

I purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system that came with a coupon for a free copy
of Half Life 2 Bronze. I'm under the impression that I have to go to this
"Steam" website and download the game from there. Say it aint' so, I only
have a 56K internet connection and I know there's no way I can download
something as big as a modern game. I'm afraid to go through the instruction
steps on the coupon in fear of getting locked into an impossible download.

Is there a way I can get a CD or DVD sent in the mail by using this coupon I
have? That would be best for me, I don't mind waiting a month or so to get
it.

If I could get access to someone else's computer that had a high speed
connection, would I be able to download it onto their computer and then burn
it onto a disk for the installation onto my computer?

How big of a download is it, I would imagine at least a gig which would be a
lot even for DSL.

Please help me to clarify this process, As you can probably tell, I'm
utterly confused. Thank You
Anonymous
April 9, 2005 2:54:51 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.half-life (More info?)

"xyz" <jwel@core.com> wrote in message
news:115dulejp6n3mf6@corp.supernews.com...
>I purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system that came with a coupon for a free copy
>of Half Life 2 Bronze. I'm under the impression that I have to go to this
>"Steam" website and download the game from there. Say it aint' so, I only
>have a 56K internet connection and I know there's no way I can download
>something as big as a modern game. I'm afraid to go through the
>instruction steps on the coupon in fear of getting locked into an
>impossible download.
>
> Is there a way I can get a CD or DVD sent in the mail by using this coupon
> I have? That would be best for me, I don't mind waiting a month or so to
> get it.

The coupon came with the ATI graphics card that came with your new
PC....Well...I'm assuming so....

If that is the case there is a website ont he coupon...go to that and there
is (or at least there was) instructions on getting sent the DVD version...
Anonymous
April 10, 2005 6:33:54 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.half-life (More info?)

xyz wrote:
> I purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system that came with a coupon for a free copy
> of Half Life 2 Bronze. I'm under the impression that I have to go to this
> "Steam" website and download the game from there. Say it aint' so, I only
> have a 56K internet connection and I know there's no way I can download
> something as big as a modern game. I'm afraid to go through the instruction
> steps on the coupon in fear of getting locked into an impossible download.
>
> Is there a way I can get a CD or DVD sent in the mail by using this coupon I
> have? That would be best for me, I don't mind waiting a month or so to get
> it.
>
> If I could get access to someone else's computer that had a high speed
> connection, would I be able to download it onto their computer and then burn
> it onto a disk for the installation onto my computer?
>
> How big of a download is it, I would imagine at least a gig which would be a
> lot even for DSL.
>
> Please help me to clarify this process, As you can probably tell, I'm
> utterly confused. Thank You
>
>
>
Downloading HL2 on a 56K connections would take you about a month. I
haven't done the exact calculation but it is many, many hours!

Yes, you can use someone else's computer (high speed) to DL the game
because you can use your own account. I have 56k as well but I ended
selling my coupon for $35 (through a forsale NG) and then went and
bought the game. My net outlay was $15 plus taxes on $50.

The game comes with 5 CDs. You do the math!

I experienced the same frustrations as you when I bought my A64 3500+
w/coupon. AMD will not exchange the coupon for a CD/DVD. The only issue
you have now is downloading the occasional updates on your 56k
connections. They can take a while.

Hope this helps

Ron

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I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.

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