Counter-Strike: Source/Half-Life 2 Preloads

Gabe Newell made a couple of posts to the Half-Life 2 Fallout Forums about plans for Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2 data preloads on Steam in preparation for the release of each. Regarding Counter-Strike: Source, he says this in one post: "Just got out of a review meeting. 8/11 the Cafe's turn on (tomorrow). 8/16 CZ/ATI users pre-load. 8/18 CZ/ATI turns on," and in a subsequent post: "The engine test (CS:Source plus de_dust) for cyber-cafe's started pre-loading at 6." There are also posts on the Steam Users Forums indicating that Valve has started to pre-load Counter-Strike for some end-users (thanks Stoo). The first post also has word from Gabe on plans to start preloading art and sound assets for Half-Life 2: "8/17, HL-2 pre-load starts (textures, audio and other stuff that doesn't change)."
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Re: Clarifications
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Re: Clarifications Aug 12, 2004, 10:25
Aug 12, 2004, 10:25
 
We'll soon see how well Steam is accepted. If Steam is as useful as some say it is, then it will be widely accepted with the HL2 release. If Steam causes more problems than it solves, then people will simply find ways around it.

Just look at the results of a slight delay in stores for the arrival of D3. My copy of D3 arrived last Friday and I had no problem waiting for it, then again I'm fairly patient.


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