Jeez what a fucking joke Steam is. As a completely new users I Tried it today, tempted not to give Vivendi the extra cash but put it toward Valve directly.
Got Steam, started download...
Firstly, I have Steam installed on a disk with 3Gig free.(my Games partition) When I start the download it tells me "not enough disc space free, please free some", but no idea what ? Do i give it 50Gig ? How big is this game.
Secondly all the servers are full, and even to the point that the forums are now 50/50, and the home page for www.steampowered.com is twitchy.
So I cannot download it even if i wanted to, and free up another 10Gig by deleting some other games ?? Mabey i only need to delete 5meg, but I have no idea.
At least the publishers can produce the CD's in millions, and get it to the shops on time, where you can go and buy it instantly.
The excuse "Our Servers are Full" is shit. Why offer the fucking world the online distribution if you havent got the servers to provide it, and with what seems a completely shit download system. I cannot even specify anywhere in the options that, although I have Steam installed on my E:\ drive which is where I will want my HalfLife2 directory, it could use my F:\ drive as temp storage which has about 80Gig free on it.
Sorry Value, u fucked up on Steam, I will happily give my $43 to Vivendi for their distribution system, and you have have the other $7 for writing the software.