Steam Update

A new Steam Update (thanks Frans) describes a few changes now automatically available for the client of the broadband service, including support for a Half-Life 1: HiDef model pack. The update includes links that allow for the model pack to be installed or uninstalled.
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Aug 30, 2005, 18:51
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Aug 30, 2005, 18:51
 
Is this the High Definition Pack that makes the 7 year old game fun?
Right, you're on the Greasemonkey script list

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Aug 30, 2005, 10:24
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Aug 30, 2005, 10:24
 
Is this the High Definition Pack that makes the 7 year old game fun?

Batman... Batman... Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a BAT gets all of my press?
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Re: Steam
Aug 30, 2005, 10:16
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Re: Steam Aug 30, 2005, 10:16
Aug 30, 2005, 10:16
 Prez
 
Mind you, rather than funding a mafia hit on Riley we could ask Blue to spend it on adding an ignore feature to the site, it'd be more flexible in the long run.

The 'ignore' feature would be nice, but, actually, you have one built into you; just don't pay attention to his posts!

For my part, I was only joking about 'Uncle Louie'; I in no way wish any harm whatsoever to Riley, or anyone here for that matter. He doesn't really seem that bad to me.

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Re: Steam
Aug 30, 2005, 07:45
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Re: Steam Aug 30, 2005, 07:45
Aug 30, 2005, 07:45
 
someone out there must be able to 'greasemonkey' up something like that, if there's enough demand... (nothing against riley, just talking about general features stuff - I'd just as soon use it against hellbinder or someone. )

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Re: Steam
Aug 30, 2005, 06:48
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Re: Steam Aug 30, 2005, 06:48
Aug 30, 2005, 06:48
Duc
 
Quick! Register a website and put up a paypal link - You could probably make a couple of grand in donations from the Blues News croud.

Mind you, rather than funding a mafia hit on Riley we could ask Blue to spend it on adding an ignore feature to the site, it'd be more flexible in the long run.

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Re: Steam
Aug 30, 2005, 06:25
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Re: Steam Aug 30, 2005, 06:25
Aug 30, 2005, 06:25
 Prez
 
This is a troll that I not only want to ignore, I want to remove altogether.

Well, I have this uncle, see... who lives in Brooklyn, NY. His paisans call him "Louie". He might be interested in, ahem, selling you his services.


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Re: Steam
Aug 30, 2005, 04:25
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Re: Steam Aug 30, 2005, 04:25
Aug 30, 2005, 04:25
 
Steam itself has very VERY little to do with problems in Valve's games, being it's just a shell the games run under. Most of the bugs have to do with the engine running the game.
This is all correct and logical. Riley will listen to none of it.

Where's that Riley ignore script? This is a troll that I not only want to ignore, I want to remove altogether.

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Aug 30, 2005, 03:22
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Aug 30, 2005, 03:22
 
WON gave me more problems than steam. I can play with 5 or six friends behind my router now. I couldnt on WON. All the games are easily updated (and automatically too) - apart from Natural selection, thats still a manual update.

I can backup all my crap from one single organised directory, just drag and drop to DVD, works for me (I dont have hl2).

Steam is more reliable than WON - for me anyway, I dont care about you

Its not the cough that carries you off but the coffin they carry you off in.
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Aug 30, 2005, 03:20
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Re: Steam Aug 30, 2005, 03:20
Aug 30, 2005, 03:20
 
Pro-Steam here. I just don't have it load when I'm not using it.

So, this is the same HD pack that came out when Blue Shift was first released? Looking forward to Black Mesa: Source...

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Aug 30, 2005, 02:09
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Re: Steam Aug 30, 2005, 02:09
Aug 30, 2005, 02:09
 
Worked for me; you click the link and load up Half-Life, at which point it'll download the HD pack. Though I agree that it's a more obtuse way of doing it then I would have expected.

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Re: Steam
Aug 30, 2005, 01:48
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Re: Steam Aug 30, 2005, 01:48
Aug 30, 2005, 01:48
 
Is it just me or does this steam://installaddon/halflifehd not work at all? Maybe it could be a fake URL to deceive the general public in thinking that they could port over the old models... or not! Valve loves us too much.

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Aug 29, 2005, 23:28
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Aug 29, 2005, 23:28
 
WTF are you talking about? It's a fricken game! What knife in the back? WTF? How is a game company putting a knife in our backs? It's a game? You play it and forget it...nuff said! You're taking this WAY too seriously dude. You need to back off a little and think about your priorities.

Sheesh. Knife in the back. If Valve all of a sudden decided to pull the plug and never again allow HL2 or CS to be played ever again on Steam...again, who cares? Game...remember? I got way way WAY more than my 30 bucks bought me years ago for the original HL...then I bought the upgrade and that again was like 40 bucks...so what, in the past 5 or so years for 70 bucks I got literally hours and hours and hours of entertainment from this thing. More than I can say for other things. Hell, I drop more than that on DVDs and CDs on a typical week.

What's the deal. Why do you even care?

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Aug 29, 2005, 23:27
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Re: Steam Aug 29, 2005, 23:27
Aug 29, 2005, 23:27
 
Oh I have given up on you. You're a lost cause. However, that doesn't mean I won't drop by every now and then and twist the knife Valve put in your back.

If you wanted to try and do that, you could at least get your facts straight. It always makes me want to listen to you when I have to mentally correct things you say.

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Aug 29, 2005, 23:26
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Aug 29, 2005, 23:26
 
LOL! Valve wouldn't have to put in all that work if it wasn't using Steam. Valve's back catalog of games ran just fine for years without Steam. Tne reason why Valve is constantly having to try to fix things in its old games is exactly because of Steam. Actual fixes for the games themselves are minor and rare and would certainly require much less time to implement were the games not locked up into Steam.
It has nothing to do with "Steam." It has to do with the current Half-Life engine. Steam's integration isn't what's causing the bugs with the game engine, as Steam is just a gui and server browser. The only problems it affects are those releated to the GUI and server browser. Before Steam even existed, there were bugs in Half-Life. New bugs were introduced in patches, long before Steam ever existed. These things are not a unique things to Steam. Indeed, they have nothing to do with Steam itself.

Valve could certainly have continued to support its older games without using Steam.
Your point is? Oh wait, yeah, Steam is bad. That's right, I forgot.

Steam itself has very VERY little to do with problems in Valve's games, being it's just a shell the games run under. Most of the bugs have to do with the engine running the game. Blue Shift itself had to be ported because it was specificly modified away from an earlier version of Half-Life; even before Steam existed, it had compatibility problems which prevented it from being a mod, hence why it was sold as a stand-alone expansion.

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Aug 29, 2005, 23:14
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Re: Steam Aug 29, 2005, 23:14
Aug 29, 2005, 23:14
 
Riley just give it up. Seriously.
Oh I have given up on you. You're a lost cause. However, that doesn't mean I won't drop by every now and then and twist the knife Valve put in your back.


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Re: Steam
Aug 29, 2005, 23:07
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Re: Steam Aug 29, 2005, 23:07
Aug 29, 2005, 23:07
 
I'm also impressed with all the work valve is putting in to keep their back catalog running smoothly.
LOL! Valve wouldn't have to put in all that work if it wasn't using Steam. Valve's back catalog of games ran just fine for years without Steam. Tne reason why Valve is constantly having to try to fix things in its old games is exactly because of Steam. Actual fixes for the games themselves are minor and rare and would certainly require much less time to implement were the games not locked up into Steam.

I'm impressed they're still working on all this old stuff and supporting it.
Valve could certainly have continued to support its older games without using Steam. Not only that, it would have been much easier on Valve to do it that way and users would have been much better served because all Steam did was introduce a whole new set of problems and limitations for users where they did not exist before. The fastest, most flexible, least restrictive, and least resource-intensive way to run the Half-Life 1 games was without Steam.

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Aug 29, 2005, 23:02
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Re: Steam Aug 29, 2005, 23:02
Aug 29, 2005, 23:02
 
The fact that Valve would have to spend any time at all to "release" something which was already released onto CD-ROM four years ago is laughable. But, apparently creating a bastardized version of a game by locking it up in Steam takes time.

Riley just give it up. Seriously.

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Re: Steam
Aug 29, 2005, 22:54
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Re: Steam Aug 29, 2005, 22:54
Aug 29, 2005, 22:54
 
They've yet to ever put a valid argument to it, so please, don't even try.
Of course there's no valid arguments against Steam when you stick your head in the sand and refuse to hear them. There are plenty of good reasons detailed in some of my past posts.

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Aug 29, 2005, 22:51
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Re: Steam Aug 29, 2005, 22:51
Aug 29, 2005, 22:51
 
Wow, Valve actually released something way ahead of time.
The fact that Valve would have to spend any time at all to "release" something which was already released onto CD-ROM four years ago is laughable. But, apparently creating a bastardized version of a game by locking it up in Steam takes time.


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Re: Steam
Aug 29, 2005, 22:49
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Re: Steam Aug 29, 2005, 22:49
Aug 29, 2005, 22:49
 
I don't get what all the steam-hating is about either. I run it when I play, stop it when I'm done. It doesn't get in the way and it's a great way to make sure the games are always up to date with the latest patches. I'm also impressed with all the work valve is putting in to keep their back catalog running smoothly.

Must be a glass half-full/empty thing. When they see another steam update, some people complain that valve's shit was broken again or that they were late fixing it. My take on it is that I'm impressed they're still working on all this old stuff and supporting it.

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