i just got the dvd version of ep1 do i have to download it i thought if i got the dvd i wouldnt have to
I don't think you have to download it, but you still have to play it through Steam. I got the DVD version too, but I chose to just enter my cd key and download it anyway. Are you having trouble installing it?
Install it, enter your CD key and it should then install off the DVD.
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
But if I recall correctly, the DVD doesn't have all information required, so you have to download a bit from Steam. Also Valve has released 2 updates for Episode 1.
My copy seemed to come with everything, the only stuff Steam installed was the updates.
Steam is only decrypting game files to make the game ready to play.