Steam Beta Opens

The Steam Website now offers public downloads of the Steam beta, which will provide access to the Counter-Strike version 1.6 beta. Steam offers downloads and auto-patching of Valve games, chat, server browsing, and more. According to the site: "Stay tuned for a blast of HL2 full-motion goodness, brought to you very soon via Steam."
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No subject
Jul 11, 2003, 23:06
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No subject Jul 11, 2003, 23:06
Jul 11, 2003, 23:06
 
they going to sell HL2 on this baby, ya think?

- Dr.Del
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Half Steam
Jul 11, 2003, 23:13
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Half Steam Jul 11, 2003, 23:13
Jul 11, 2003, 23:13
 
Yeah they will definately sell it on Steam.

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Re: No subject
Jul 11, 2003, 23:14
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Re: No subject Jul 11, 2003, 23:14
Jul 11, 2003, 23:14
 
they going to sell HL2 on this baby, ya think?

Thats the plan, but given how sluggish Steam is at the moment I'm not too excited about it.

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Re: No subject
Jul 11, 2003, 23:19
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Re: No subject Jul 11, 2003, 23:19
Jul 11, 2003, 23:19
 
http://www.steampowered.com/index.php?area=status

looks pretty stable to me....

man, they are looking to take Gamespy to school with this utility... hehe.. bout time someone did...

apparently the new HL2 media is the e3 movie that was released via handcam

edit: "Buy Valve games via the Internet, and start playing within minutes of confirming your purchase"

what are the publishers going to say about this?? hehehe... I love it!!!! the balance of power is shifting towards the developers... I hope Steam kicks some ass!!!
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Re: No subject
Jul 11, 2003, 23:21
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Re: No subject Jul 11, 2003, 23:21
Jul 11, 2003, 23:21
 
looks pretty stable to me....

I haven't had any problems with stability it just seems like it takes around five minutes to log into a server because steam has to authenticate up the wazoo.

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Re: Baaaaa Baaaaa
Jul 11, 2003, 23:21
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Re: Baaaaa Baaaaa Jul 11, 2003, 23:21
Jul 11, 2003, 23:21
 
So is this thing a steaming hunk of crap or what?


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Re: Half Steam
Jul 11, 2003, 23:22
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Re: Half Steam Jul 11, 2003, 23:22
Jul 11, 2003, 23:22
 
I just installed it and it say's:

Could not connect to the Steam Network.
Either the Steam network is currently not running, or your internet connection is down.

What joke is that? How am I suppose to be able to play this if it won't even log me on?

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No subject
Jul 11, 2003, 23:31
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No subject Jul 11, 2003, 23:31
Jul 11, 2003, 23:31
 
Stay tuned for a blast of HL2 full-motion goodness

I just had a feeling like Homer Simpson did in the episode with the social worker.

Gabriel: "I've packed your lunch and put it in that tree. There are roast beef sandwiches, one falafel..."

Lisa: "Thank you"

Gabriel: "And ice cold beer"

Homer: <Grabbing gabriel by collar> "GIVE ME THAT BEER!!!"

<Homer proceeds to ram car into tree in an attempt to knock it over to reach the sweet sweet beer>

-DSR <--replace beer with HL2, and Homer with me

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Interesting
Jul 11, 2003, 23:31
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Interesting Jul 11, 2003, 23:31
Jul 11, 2003, 23:31
 
Worth a try I guess.
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Re: No subject
Jul 11, 2003, 23:55
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Jul 11, 2003, 23:55
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man, they are looking to take Gamespy to school with this utility... hehe.. bout time someone did...

Plenty of other people have. They just do not have the marketing power that GSI has.

Money talks. BS walks. Plain and simple.

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Re: No subject
Jul 12, 2003, 00:55
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Re: No subject Jul 12, 2003, 00:55
Jul 12, 2003, 00:55
 
That amount of bandwidth on the status page is about 25 T3's worth which is obviously a lot. But you divide that by 100,000 people trying to grab HL2 which will be several gigs, all at once, and you have a major crawl. They REALLY need to get on the bandwagon and integrate some kind of p2p system into that so that their upload capacity can be easily quadrupled.

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Re: No subject
Jul 12, 2003, 01:51
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Re: No subject Jul 12, 2003, 01:51
Jul 12, 2003, 01:51
 
humm, i could have sworn the golden rule was about doing unto others or something.

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Jul 12, 2003, 01:58
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Re: No subject Jul 12, 2003, 01:58
Jul 12, 2003, 01:58
 
Actually it's: He Who follows Blues, enjoys new News

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open beta?
Jul 12, 2003, 02:07
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open beta? Jul 12, 2003, 02:07
Jul 12, 2003, 02:07
 
pfft... i wasn't a beta tester and still got in easily. how? search for "steam 2.0" on google and you'll eventually land a few download links which is all you really need to get on steam.

open beta... BS :p

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Re: open beta?
Jul 12, 2003, 02:44
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Re: open beta? Jul 12, 2003, 02:44
Jul 12, 2003, 02:44
 
Man, this is SOOOOO 6 months ago.

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Jul 12, 2003, 02:59
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No subject Jul 12, 2003, 02:59
Jul 12, 2003, 02:59
 
I would rather have a CD or DVD than only a program installed on my computer... So if I reformat my hard drive I will have to download it again? Not everyone has unlimited downloading either.

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Try...
Jul 12, 2003, 03:33
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Try... Jul 12, 2003, 03:33
Jul 12, 2003, 03:33
 
I've heard something about CD burn'n that lets you back up tons of stuff. This could actually solve your problem.

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Well i give up
Jul 12, 2003, 03:53
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Well i give up Jul 12, 2003, 03:53
Jul 12, 2003, 03:53
 
How exactly do you download the HL2 trailer (hoping its higher quality than the steady-cam ones I've seen) from Steam? I haven't a clue.

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hl2 trailer
Jul 12, 2003, 04:02
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hl2 trailer Jul 12, 2003, 04:02
Jul 12, 2003, 04:02
 
the hl2 trailer isnt out yet.

they have been promising it for 2 weeks now - so don't get your hopes up.

They say this weekend. But on sunday they said monday, on monday they said thursday and on thursday they said friday...

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Re: hl2 trailer
Jul 12, 2003, 04:27
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Re: hl2 trailer Jul 12, 2003, 04:27
Jul 12, 2003, 04:27
 
I'm not exactly itching with anticipation (ok maybe a bit) - I can wait. It's just odd that its all over the place as "download Steam now and watch the trailer!" Kind of misleading, you know?

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