Just in from the Steam Forums:
Tomorrow at 11 am PST, the Half-Life 2 Steam offers will be ready for purchase. Details and pricing for these offers are pasted below. Those who purchase via Steam, will receive the final version of Counter-Strike: Source immediately. Half-Life 2 and other games in the Steam offerings will be made available to purchasers upon their release.
ATI/Half-Life 2 bundle owners may redeem their product key for the Bronze offer or apply their key toward the purchase of either the Silver or Gold offers, receiving a credit equal to the price of the Bronze offer.
Also tomorrow, the Counter-Strike: Source beta will close. Valve would like to thank the thousands of gamers who participated in the beta and helped make it a success.
Half-Life 2 Steam Offers
1. "Bronze" -- $49.95 -- Half-Life 2* -- Counter-Strike: Source *(To be made available upon product's release.)
2. "Silver" -- $59.95 -- Half-Life 2* -- Counter-Strike: Source -- Half-Life 1: Source* -- Day of Defeat: Source* -- Valve's back catalog currently available on Steam *(To be made available upon products' release.)
3. "Gold" -- $89.95 -- Half-Life 2* -- Counter-Strike: Source -- Half-Life 1: Source* -- Day of Defeat: Source* -- Valve's back catalog currently available on Steam -- Complete Half-Life 2 Strategy Guide from Prima Games -- 3 different Half-Life 2 posters -- Half-Life Collector's box -- Half-Life 2 hat -- Half-Life 2 postcard -- Half-Life 2 stickers -- Half-Life 2 Soundtrack CD -- Chance to win a trip to Valve! (1 trip offered for every 5000 Gold packages purchased). *(To be made available upon products' release.)
Some interesting quetsions and answers:
When can I start playing Counter-Strike: Source? º Counter-Strike: Source will be unlocked this week for those who have purchased a Half-Life 2 package through Steam.
When can I order? º Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 11:00 AM PST
How much do these packages cost? º "Bronze" -- $49.95 º "Silver" -- $59.95 º "Gold" -- $89.95
Will I need a credit card to make my purchase from Steam? º Yes - Visa or MasterCard Accepted
I have an ATi Coupon. What games will I get? º The Bronze Package which includes Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike Source.
Does Half-Life 2 have a multi-player option? º Counter-Strike: Source
What will the system requirements be for Counter-Strike: Source? Minimum: º 1.2 GHz Processor º 256MB RAM º DirectX 7 graphics card º Windows 2000/XP/ME/98 º Mouse º Keyboard
Preferred: º 2.4 GHz Processor º 512MB RAM º DirectX 9 graphics card º Windows 2000/XP
How much hard drive space is required for the Half-Life 2 and CS:S downloads? Note that these numbers will change with future pre-loads and updates. They are current as of October 1, 2004. º 1034 MB - base source shared materials.gcf º 458 MB - base source shared models.gcf º 972 MB - base source shared sounds.gcf º 57 MB - base source shared.gcf º 3 MB - counter-strike source base content.gcf º 939 MB - counter-strike source shared content.gcf
For more info. on the Valve HQ Trip Giveaway Information CLICK HERE!
The reason that all only comes to 3.5GB is because VALVe used some really enhanced compression tool to cut down on disk usage space, am I right?
But, u still gotta decompress before playing.
I think its compressed for easier and faster downloading.
And they call that compressed? ha ha!
I think I'll be buying the cd variant...
I just downloaded the Half-Life 2 Silver edition! The CS:Source is freakin awesome! Also you get Condition Zero, Day of Defeat (Source), and more.
Hmmm, Im gonna get Bronze I wanna play CS:S...... :(. I bought SWBF and it sucked, didn't know CS:S was out.........
chrisb92I just downloaded the Half-Life 2 Silver edition! The CS:Source is freakin awesome!.
Sorry for double post, how long does it take to d-load on 560k [thats 560 not 56], because I may d-load it tomorrow and would want to play it in the evening. EDIT: Getting Bronze Edition.
Damn you buggers who have dsl and cable and stuff!
I only have 56k dammit
For all those of you who choose to buy something you can touch, ie: HL2 retail, here's what we get if you didn't already know...
The Gold, Silver, and Bronze packages are exclusive to Steam buyers. Retail packages are as follows:
* Standard Edition — includes HL2 and CS:Source. Ships on six CDs, in one of three box-art packages (Gordon, Alyx or the G-Man),
* Collector's Edition — includes Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 1: Source, a Half-Life 2 T-shirtand a Prima book sampler. Ships on a single DVD
Heh, I just noticed it WAS actually in here http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=151349