Counter-Strike 1.4 & Steam Beta

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 and downloads 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 Half-Life and Shacknews 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.
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No subject
Mar 7, 2002, 00:10
anon@208.1
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No subject Mar 7, 2002, 00:10
Mar 7, 2002, 00:10
anon@208.1
 
Why the hell do they keep doing crap like this instead of something really unprecendented like, oh, I don't know, release another game.
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Re: No subject
Mar 7, 2002, 00:16
anon@24.241
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Re: No subject Mar 7, 2002, 00:16
Mar 7, 2002, 00:16
anon@24.241
 
HAHA True that, who even plays this shizit anymore, got quite boring around 6.5 if you ask me
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Re: No subject
Mar 7, 2002, 00:18
anon@209.233
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Re: No subject Mar 7, 2002, 00:18
Mar 7, 2002, 00:18
anon@209.233
 
Indeed, a something new would be great. What's this Steam thing? Sounds like a steaming pile of $..t but that's just me. "Content Delivery" sounds like a new way to put ads in front of our eyeballs. I've got some balls for them.

BM
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Cheating
Mar 7, 2002, 00:46
anon@24.114
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Cheating Mar 7, 2002, 00:46
Mar 7, 2002, 00:46
anon@24.114
 
I give this new anti-cheat system a couple of weeks before a "work around" is available. CS would be a fun mod, if cheating wasn't rampant...
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TF2??
Mar 7, 2002, 00:51
anon@24.104
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TF2?? Mar 7, 2002, 00:51
Mar 7, 2002, 00:51
anon@24.104
 
CS is dead at least it is for me I have not played it for over a year, but then again I played it since its 1st release... ValVe get ur ass in Gear and finish TF2 or HL II.....
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Re: TF2??
Mar 7, 2002, 01:11
anon@24.247
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Re: TF2?? Mar 7, 2002, 01:11
Mar 7, 2002, 01:11
anon@24.247
 
INSTALL STEAM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

I was part of the closed beta and it won't let me uninstall it.
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Re: Cheating
Mar 7, 2002, 03:02
anon@208.190
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Re: Cheating Mar 7, 2002, 03:02
Mar 7, 2002, 03:02
anon@208.190
 
A couple weeks? You overestimate Valve's collective competence at coding.
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Re: TF2??
Mar 7, 2002, 03:42
RaZ0r!
 
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Re: TF2?? Mar 7, 2002, 03:42
Mar 7, 2002, 03:42
 RaZ0r!
 
6- there are instructions on the stream web site how to manually uninstall Stream including reg key info.

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Re: TF2??
Mar 7, 2002, 03:50
anon@80.135
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Re: TF2?? Mar 7, 2002, 03:50
Mar 7, 2002, 03:50
anon@80.135
 
Steam is very cool, actually. It'll be interesting to see whether the anti-cheat tech will work for any amount of time.
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Re: No subject
Mar 7, 2002, 05:36
anon@66.190
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Re: No subject Mar 7, 2002, 05:36
Mar 7, 2002, 05:36
anon@66.190
 
Quoting 1: "Why the hell do they keep doing crap like this instead of something really unprecendented like, oh, I don't know, release another game."

That's right, whine about the fact they are releasing more FREE STUFF that is the same quality as most people's released games. Come on!

I want TF2 as much as anyone, but to complain about them working on releasing retail quality mods for free is asinine. I paid for Half Life ONCE, the day it came out, and I have NEVER had a purchase be more worth it. It has been over THREE YEARS, and the engine, after numerous overhauls, is still one of the best multiplayer games out... and people still COMPLAIN! Rrgh.
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No subject
Mar 7, 2002, 07:02
anon@217.234
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No subject Mar 7, 2002, 07:02
Mar 7, 2002, 07:02
anon@217.234
 
I guess people complain so much because they want Valve to release another genre-defining kick-ass game like the original HL?

Either you are under the impression that Valve could make another great game - then you can wait, because you know the quality will be worth it.
Or you think they'll screw up - then why even bother to work yourself up over them?
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Re: No subject
Mar 7, 2002, 08:00
anon@199.74
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Re: No subject Mar 7, 2002, 08:00
Mar 7, 2002, 08:00
anon@199.74
 
steam blows in my opinion!! who the hell wants to wait such a long time to download whatever junk that is before joining a server?!?!? im on a OC-12 line, and it took a looong time to connect to a server! if i have to wait that long ever time i want to play cs, i just wont play it! global operations here i come..
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Mar 7, 2002, 08:03
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Mar 7, 2002, 08:03
 
"I guess people complain so much because they want Valve to release another genre-defining kick- ass game like the original HL?"

Not to mention forcing TFC and DMC on us in recent patches (even if we don't damn well want them), hence making those patches HUGE, not bothering to upgrade the graphics engine to cope with more polys and level texture detail (come on Valve, it wouldn't be hard, we've all upgraded our P100s now) and relying on a mod they didn't make (CS) to continue earning money off HL. Making patches isn't that hard and all the other HL content has been from Gearbox or mod makers, just what the hell can they all be doing there at Valve?

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Re: TF2??
Mar 7, 2002, 08:07
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Re: TF2?? Mar 7, 2002, 08:07
Mar 7, 2002, 08:07
 
there are instructions on the stream web site how to manually uninstall Stream including reg key info.

In this enlightened age of commercial install products like Wyse or InstallShield, and even all the homegrown ones that can understand what you need to do for uninstalling stuff, I should never have to "manually uninstall" anything anymore. It's not like one can just "Deltree Sierra" anymore.

And what's with this "Tracker instant messaging system"? Anyone try that? I know the world needed another IM utility.

insert mumbled thanks for HL and prayers for HL2 here

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I dont get it
Mar 7, 2002, 08:18
anon@62.254
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I dont get it Mar 7, 2002, 08:18
Mar 7, 2002, 08:18
anon@62.254
 
when 1.4 comes out for real we wont have to use this completely nuts steam system do we?
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Re: I dont get it
Mar 7, 2002, 08:31
anon@68.1
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Re: I dont get it Mar 7, 2002, 08:31
Mar 7, 2002, 08:31
anon@68.1
 
Did this become the whine and cry to valve post?
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Yawwwnnnnn!
Mar 7, 2002, 08:35
anon@151.208
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Yawwwnnnnn! Mar 7, 2002, 08:35
Mar 7, 2002, 08:35
anon@151.208
 
Does anyone really care? HL was a great game and all the mods that the mod community made (and Valve gave away for free) were great. But the past is the past. I agree, its time for Valve to come out with something bigger than this crap. HL2 would be a great place to start!
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Re: I dont get it
Mar 7, 2002, 08:37
anon@195.99
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Re: I dont get it Mar 7, 2002, 08:37
Mar 7, 2002, 08:37
anon@195.99
 
WHAT THE H3LL IS STEAM!
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Re: No subject
Mar 7, 2002, 08:42
anon@66.214
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Re: No subject Mar 7, 2002, 08:42
Mar 7, 2002, 08:42
anon@66.214
 
Yeah I guess you have an 600+MB/s line for home use eh?

HAHAHAHA

Guess you need an OC-192 upgrade eh?
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No subject
Mar 7, 2002, 08:52
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No subject Mar 7, 2002, 08:52
Mar 7, 2002, 08:52
 
It doesnt matter what Valve does...if they made TF2 a free release there would be people whining that the download is too big and that Valve has their head up their ass.

Whatever they do (and they have done a LOT for the community) you motherfuckers (and you know who you are)will bitch and whine regardless.

Valve cant win either way.

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