Steam...! vs HL2

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Hi people.
Have you heard about that thing of steam -Half Life 2.
What is that.
I've read a little about but I still dont know how it works and what's for?
I havent bought the game because of that.
Anyone knows anything about that.
Thx.
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    AlejoR wrote:
    > Hi people.
    > Have you heard about that thing of steam -Half Life 2.
    > What is that.
    > I've read a little about but I still dont know how it works and what's for?
    > I havent bought the game because of that.
    > Anyone knows anything about that.
    > Thx.
    >
    >
    It is Sierra's answer to anti-piracy. If you buy HL2 (Half Life 2) then
    at least some of the time you have to play the game online so that
    they (Sierra) can verify that you have a non-pirated version of HL2.

    Rick
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    Is it just to start the game, or it's all the time i need to be online.
    I mean, If I buy it then isn't enough!
    So, if you dont have internet access you cant enjoy it...what a shame.!!!

    "Rick" <RickH40@hotmail.com> escribió en el mensaje
    news:eKuYgbIOFHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > AlejoR wrote:
    >> Hi people.
    >> Have you heard about that thing of steam -Half Life 2.
    >> What is that.
    >> I've read a little about but I still dont know how it works and what's
    >> for?
    >> I havent bought the game because of that.
    >> Anyone knows anything about that.
    >> Thx.
    > It is Sierra's answer to anti-piracy. If you buy HL2 (Half Life 2) then
    > at least some of the time you have to play the game online so that they
    > (Sierra) can verify that you have a non-pirated version of HL2.
    >
    > Rick
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    "AlejoR" wrote:

    > Is it just to start the game, or it's all the time i need to be online.
    > I mean, If I buy it then isn't enough!
    > So, if you dont have internet access you cant enjoy it...what a shame.!!!
    >
    > "Rick" <RickH40@hotmail.com> escribió en el mensaje
    > news:eKuYgbIOFHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > AlejoR wrote:
    > >> Hi people.
    > >> Have you heard about that thing of steam -Half Life 2.
    > >> What is that.
    > >> I've read a little about but I still dont know how it works and what's
    > >> for?
    > >> I havent bought the game because of that.
    > >> Anyone knows anything about that.
    > >> Thx.
    > > It is Sierra's answer to anti-piracy. If you buy HL2 (Half Life 2) then
    > > at least some of the time you have to play the game online so that they
    > > (Sierra) can verify that you have a non-pirated version of HL2.
    > >
    > > Rick
    >
    >
    > I had lots of trouble logging onto Steam. It would state server is busy, try again later. This happened over 50% of the time so, I returned the game and got a full refund. The game is great but, I will never deal or buy a game again that has a steam or similar situation involved. I would be leery.
    docmark1
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    If you buy it from the store then upon installation you'll have to
    connect and login to Steam to decrypt your files.

    >From what I've heard you'll have to reauthenticate after a certain
    amount of time (2 weeks?).

    Alot of people seem to have difficulty enabling offline mode so they
    have to disable their network connection to enable offline mode.

    I'm just guessing here since I've only played the HL2 Demo and I didn't
    use Steam to play it, and I refuse to pay to play Steam so I can't
    really give you accurate information.
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    AlejoR wrote:
    > Is it just to start the game, or it's all the time i need to be online.
    > I mean, If I buy it then isn't enough!
    > So, if you dont have internet access you cant enjoy it...what a shame.!!!
    >
    > "Rick" <RickH40@hotmail.com> escribió en el mensaje
    > news:eKuYgbIOFHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>AlejoR wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hi people.
    >>>Have you heard about that thing of steam -Half Life 2.
    >>>What is that.
    >>>I've read a little about but I still dont know how it works and what's
    >>>for?
    >>>I havent bought the game because of that.
    >>>Anyone knows anything about that.
    >>>Thx.
    >>
    >>It is Sierra's answer to anti-piracy. If you buy HL2 (Half Life 2) then
    >>at least some of the time you have to play the game online so that they
    >>(Sierra) can verify that you have a non-pirated version of HL2.
    >>
    >>Rick
    >
    >
    >
    I think you need to go on line more than once maybe once sever couple
    of weeks. Email them and ask.
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    DosFreak wrote:
    > If you buy it from the store then upon installation you'll have to
    > connect and login to Steam to decrypt your files.
    >
    >>From what I've heard you'll have to reauthenticate after a certain
    > amount of time (2 weeks?).
    >
    > Alot of people seem to have difficulty enabling offline mode so they
    > have to disable their network connection to enable offline mode.
    >
    > I'm just guessing here since I've only played the HL2 Demo and I didn't
    > use Steam to play it, and I refuse to pay to play Steam so I can't
    > really give you accurate information.
    >
    You only pay for the game just like buying anti virus software
    and the like.
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