Half-Life 2 Fallout (thanks
has more news from their forums as Gabe Newell made a post yesterday indicating
that today is the day Half-Life 2 assets will begin pre-loading for some
customers over Steam:
HL/2 pre-load will begin tomorrow. It was ready
yesterday, but we decided to use the bandwidth to get out the VST first since I
get pelted with zillions of questions from people asking how their PC will run
I got some surprising results from the Source engine benchmark they included yesterday. An average of 70 fps @ 1024x768 (highest details, no AA or AF) on a mediocre machine. (AMD 2600, 9700 pro) It doesn't look like an upgrade is necessary at all.