In an unprecedented move, Valve Software has apparently opened the beta test of Counter-Strike 1.4 and their new
Steam content delivery system to the public. CS-Nation has instructions
of the Steam client setup and the key generator that will allow you play C-S 1.4 and the latest
versions of Half-Life, TeamFortress Classic and Day of Defeat after registration (and also try the new Tracker instant
messaging system), while Planet
have additional mirrors. It is
important to note that the Steam system is designed for broadband users only, and that this is a beta test
rather than an official release.