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Rikupsoni

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This will be updated with the very latest info. 10.09.2005 [color=black] [/color] [color=black]How to get DoD:S?[color=black] There are two ways to buy DoD:S. One way is buying it over Valves own platform Steam, the other one is buying it in a store. [/color] [color=red]1. Buying over Steam:[/color] [color=Black]Buying over steam is currently only possible[/color] [color=Black]with a credit card. Several credit cards are supported right now, like Visa or MasterCard. You also have to add the normal sales tax for your country to the price. Using a creditcard with steam is secure and fast. No information about your credit card will be stored. Hundreds of customers brought their games over steam without any problems. You will also get an electronic printable receipt. Other payment methods than credit cards are promised by Valve. [/color] - [color=orange]DoD:S standalone:[/color][color=Black] You simply buy only DoD:S. You pay the price, your[/color] s[color=Black]team account will extended and you can download DoD:S and play it, once it is released. The price should be around $19,99. [/color] - [color=orange]DoD:S in a package:[/color] [color=Black]DoD:S is included in the Steam silver and gold package. Both packages give you access to DoD:S, HL2, CS:S and all old HL1 based titles. The price for the silver package is $59,95, for gold $84.95. Both offers are already available. More Information [/color] [color=red]1. Buying in a Store:[/color] [color=Black] Buying in the store means, you will get a cd/dvd with an installer, maybe an instruction manual and real box. Tax is included in the price. The prices and the release dates are not official. All offers are ready for pre-ordering. [/color] - [color=orange]CS:S Multiplayerpackage[/color]: [color=Black]With this package, you will get CS:S, HL2DM and DoD:S. The final price isnt announced yet. Some onlinestores, like EBGames.com or Amazon.com has it listed for $39.95. A final release date isnt announced yet as well, both stores saying mid-september. [/color] CS:S [email="Multiplayerpackage@EBGames.com"]Multiplayerpackage@EBGames.com[/email] CS:S [email="Multiplayerpackage@amazon.com"]Multiplayerpackage@amazon.com[/email] - [color=orange]HL2: Platinum Edition[/color]: [color=Black]The second retail package with DoD:S included is the Halflife2 Platinum Edition. This package is similar to Steam silver, but it includes also the upcoming HL2-addon Aftermath. Listed price currently is $59.99 and can be pre-ordered. Release date according to the online store is November, 1st. [/color] HL2 Platinium [email="Edition@amazon.com"]Edition@amazon.com[/email] HL2 Platinum [email="Edition@EBGames.com"]Edition@EBGames.com[/email] [color=red]Note:[/color] [color=Black] There is no standalone DoD:S retail version announced or listed at any online store at the moment. If you have planned to buy DoD:S in a store, you have to buy one of those 2 packages. Also both retail packages are not officialy announced, yet.[/color] [/color]




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Trp. Jedi[color=Black] [/color][color=Black]Retail version (store bought) version of HL2 does NOT include DoD:S If you bought a copy of HL2 in a store, you do not automatically get DoD:S once it is released. This goes for all versions, including the collectors edition. DoD:S is only available for free on release to those who bought the Silver or Gold packages via Steam. What! This is an outrage! I paid $XXX for HL2! I demand DoD:S! The store versions of HL2 were duplicated, packaged and distributed by Vivendi who had the publication rights for HL2 and CS:S only. These rights did non include DoD:S which is why it is not availble with the retail version. How do I get DoD:S when its released then with a retail/store version? Retail users will be able to add DoD:S to their Steam package for a nominal price when it is released. As of yet we have no word on what that price will be. However, it won't be the same price as a full Steam Silver subscription and probably a lot less than buying it as a retail game. But DoD:S is a mod! It should be free! DoD:S is not a mod, in fact DoD hasn't been a mod since beta 3.1. The mod was bought by Valve and as of 1.0 (when it was available in stores), it became a commerical, stand-alone product. It is now a game in its own right and not an add-on..

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