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dgk

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The HL2 coupon leads to an offer to download or receive a disc of other games until HL2 is released. I was just going to download until I saw that Stream (I think) installs a client on the PC which allows some sort of instant messaging. I figured I'd ask here about that.

I'm sort of gunshy about allowing clients on my PC. I don't do any online gaming at the moment (unlikely to change since I don't have time for it). Is it ok to download these games and then uninstall that client? Is it better to just order the disc?
 

DayUSeX

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Aug 13, 2003
well no need to worry about it cuase hL2 is comming out in april no way to dl it now
 
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dgk

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No, the other games. This is the offer:

For our customers who purchase a qualifying RADEON™ based graphics card that includes the Half-Life® 2 offer and activate their STEAM account before Half-Life® 2 is available at retail, Valve and ATI have added the Valve Premier Pack FREE, which includes the games: Half-Life, Counter Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force and Ricochet. This is a limited time bonus offer that expires once Half-Life® 2 is available

I don't know if I want a STEAM account. I figure that someone must have gone through this and know what it all means.
 

noble2501

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If you're not planning on playing the games online, you should order the cd. It's easier faster (yes faster) and much less a pain in the ...
 

felinusz

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I'll doa quick ninja thread jack and throw a quick question - does the HL2 offer need to be specified on the video card's box?

I *recently* (2-3 weeks ago) purchased my BBA 9800 PRO, and am wondering if my receipt, and customer number is good for a free copy of HL2 as well - or if it is only for buyers of the XT cards.

I heard rumours that ATi would make it good for everyone.

Past that, I would order the disc if I were you.
 

Dermen

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Dec 23, 2001
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I ordered a 9800 Pro from best buy about a month ago and on their website they had a rebate for HL2 free if you bought a 9800 Pro. That might be a bestbuy only thing though. You might try calling ATI and asking about it.
 
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dgk

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resoluteK said:
I'm pretty certain the HL2 offer is only applies to the XT's - the ones that package the actual HL2 card.

There were several packages mentioned on the site with mine (9600Pro AllinWonder) being one of them. I didn't see just the 9600 or 9600xx. Just this one.