I didn't make it!
I have a legitimate copy of HL2 which I used to play CS:S with before, after formatting and reinstalling(having taken a long break from CS:S) I can no longer download CS:S via steam because it asks me to purchase it. What is going on here? I thought when you own a copy of HL2 you can download CS:S for free?
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
Nasty bug. Here's a solution from the Steampowered support: http://support.steampowered.com/cgi-bin/steampowered.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=67&p_created=1092515777&p_sid=eBBCOJdi&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MjU1JnBfcHJvZHM9MCZwX2NhdHM9MCZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfcGFnZT0xJnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9cHVyY2hhc2UgZ2FtZQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1
So, they are saying that the only chance of Steam doing that is that you didn't use a valid credit card but that's not the case with you?
You should close Steam, delete ClientRegistry.blob from the main Steam folder and restart Steam. That may help.