Half-Life 2 Authentication Issues

Steam News addresses reports of authentication issues for Half-Life 2. Here's what they have to say at this point:
We've received a number of reports from people experiencing delays with Half-Life 2 authentication. We are investigating the issue and will update everyone as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and hope to have everyone in the game very soon.
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DLing pre-load
Nov 16, 2004, 21:27
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DLing pre-load Nov 16, 2004, 21:27
Nov 16, 2004, 21:27
 
Anyone out there still downloading the hl2 preload ?

My is going really slow...like ~350kbps when the university connection I am on is capable of 8000+ kbps !

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Re: DLing pre-load
Nov 16, 2004, 21:34
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Re: DLing pre-load Nov 16, 2004, 21:34
Nov 16, 2004, 21:34
 
I pre-loaded mine about a week ago with no problems. Steam downloaded about 4.3GB of data in roughly in hour. What kind of connection do you have? And are you behind a firewall?

I'm on a cable modem at home with a firewall/router and I have several ports open specifically for Steam. Maybe opening some ports will help?

On a side note, I wonder how many people bought HL2 in general, and how many of those purchases were via Steam. Personally, I had no problems whatsoever and will buy from them again.

Half Life 2 is amazing...
Alex

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Re: DLing pre-load
Nov 16, 2004, 21:44
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Re: DLing pre-load Nov 16, 2004, 21:44
Nov 16, 2004, 21:44
 
Just so everyone knows, the Steam Auth servers are back up and working. The message from the http://www.steampowered.com (well, their RSS feed) is:
We have resolved the issues that caused some to experience delays with Half-Life 2 authentication earlier today. We appreciate your patience and hope everyone enjoys the game.

Personally, I've had no trouble with it, but then I could well have been asleep during the crucial period of downtime. Also, as I unlocked HL2 approximately 10 minutes after if became available, I might have got on before things got really overwhelmed

Yes, HL2 is amazing.

BTW, Alex, best of luck with SF2! One of these days, I'll quit my current job and be able to commit some time to working on a mod of some sort.

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3 hour install then freeze on startup
Nov 16, 2004, 22:01
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3 hour install then freeze on startup Nov 16, 2004, 22:01
Nov 16, 2004, 22:01
 
After my 3 hour nighmare unlocking the files, getting timed out on steam, and other such fun activities, it froze up when the game finally started.

It shows the guy with the valve in his eye, then shows a blurry picture of a street corner and sits there for a while. Then the sound starts up but sounds like a broken record and just repeats a short segment over and over. Then my monitor goes black and everything freezes.

I'm a happy customer. Oh yeah.

Yes, all of my drivers are up to date. I even tried the new ATI beta drivers to see if that would fix it. No luck.

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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu
Nov 17, 2004, 01:19
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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu Nov 17, 2004, 01:19
Nov 17, 2004, 01:19
 
Oh hell, I've got that beat. From calling EBgames to check availability to "Wake up, Gordon": four hours, 52 minutes. Most mickey mouse game install EVER.

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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu
Nov 17, 2004, 01:36
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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu Nov 17, 2004, 01:36
Nov 17, 2004, 01:36
 
I sincerely hope you just didn't give away the end of the game or Blue's gonna cut your nads off.

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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu
Nov 17, 2004, 02:10
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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu Nov 17, 2004, 02:10
Nov 17, 2004, 02:10
 
Problems with Steam? I just can't believe it. Impossible. Could never ever ever happen in a million years!

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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu
Nov 17, 2004, 02:12
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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu Nov 17, 2004, 02:12
Nov 17, 2004, 02:12
 
I was on an 8+ mbit university connection. The servers were just slow today.

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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu
Nov 17, 2004, 02:16
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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu Nov 17, 2004, 02:16
Nov 17, 2004, 02:16
 indiv
 
I sincerely hope you just didn't give away the end of the game or Blue's gonna cut your nads off.

He did. The game ends with Auntie Em saying "Wake up, Gordon" and Gordon wakes up and it turns out that it was all just a dream and there was no scarecrow, tinman, or cowardly lion.

Either that, or he gave away the first line of the game. I forgot which.


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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu
Nov 17, 2004, 05:05
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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu Nov 17, 2004, 05:05
Nov 17, 2004, 05:05
 
Does Gabe Newell sing "If I only had a brain"?

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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu
Nov 17, 2004, 09:03
nin
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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu Nov 17, 2004, 09:03
Nov 17, 2004, 09:03
nin
 
Does Gabe Newell sing "If I only had a brain"?

No, that's George B from 3DR...

edit: Gabe sings "If I only had network security."


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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu
Nov 17, 2004, 11:25
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Re: 3 hour install then freeze on startu Nov 17, 2004, 11:25
Nov 17, 2004, 11:25
 
Does Gabe Newell sing "If I only had a brain"?

No, that's George B from 3DR...

edit: Gabe sings "If I only had network security."

I don't think most people caught the scene with Gabe clicking his ruby slippers together saying "I wish it was done, I wish it was done". Had to watch closely....

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* Warhawk *
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Igor, would you give me a hand with the bags?

Certainly, you take the blonde and I'll take the one in the turban.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
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