Right... i plan on buying HL2, i want the Silver pack off steam but i want to clear a few things up before i buy it 1. How much is postage 2 the uk 2. Do u hav 2 pay customs charges? 3. Do they actually send u game or is it 2 download (lol very n00bish) 4. How much space do all the contents of the Silver pack take up??? Thanks:bows:
1. Depends on the location, the weight and the type of delivery. When you order something, it usually tells you how much it’ll cost before you purchase. 2. I don’t think so, although to be honest, I don’t order much over-seas. A VAT charge might be added to the product, though. 3. Silver is a download. The games are tied to your account so if you put steam on a new comp, just login and it’ll download everything for you (incase you are worried about the lack of a disc). 4. I’d imagine about 7GB easy, quite likely more. My steam folder is 4.8gb and all I have is Steam, HL2 and a not-quite fully updated CSS installed. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to buy HL2 in the shops and upgrade to Silver at this moment in time. (The retail box is essentially Bronze). Oddly, only those who have a HL2 coupon (like me, for instance) have the ability to upgrade packages. I think that covers everything and a bit more . If I have missed anything or got anything wrong, please correct me. It’s late, you can’t expect me to be perfect.
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
1. How much is postage 2 the uk [color=red] its a download, no postage...but must have fast internet[/color] 2. Do u hav 2 pay customs charges? [color=red] no, since its a download[/color] 3. Do they actually send u game or is it 2 download (lol very n00bish) [color=red] see above[/color] 4. How much space do all the contents of the Silver pack take up??? [color=red]somwhere between 3.5-7gb [/color]
SHIT MY PC WOULD TAKE MONTHS TO DOWNLOAD 7GB, what about the Gold Pack... Because that says on it 'delivery takes between 6-8 weeks' or is that just the Hat, Artwork stuff they send u?
JakkcSHIT MY PC WOULD TAKE MONTHS TO DOWNLOAD 7GB, what about the Gold Pack... Because that says on it 'delivery takes between 6-8 weeks' or is that just the Hat, Artwork stuff they send u?
Yeah, the merchandise (Art work, soundtrack, t-shirt etc.) is posted to you while the actual game(s) are, like Silver, a download. The download's will take a while, yes, but Steam have some super-quick servers which can download pretty damn fast. Normally i get around 200Kb/s on my connection but according to the steam monitor, it was pulling files off the server at 1.2MB/s. Also, you don't have to download it all at once, you can do it game by game. For instance, download HL2 first, then leave it to download other stuff while you play that.
Could take a day or more of constant DL'ing to get 7GB's (For me that is), although that does of course lie upon your net connection. I didn't know you could see how fast you're DL'ing files from Steam for, kbps-wise.
OK, well i'm considering doing 1 of 2 things 1. Just buy the Silver Pack... (How Much Is That In £££ Inc. Vat) 2. Go out and buy HL2 & HL1 - if i do this can i still get Half Life: Lost Coast, Half Life: Source, DOD: Source??? :???: :???: :???: :???:
Half Life Source is only included with silver packages or above. DoD Source is included in those packs too but can also be purchased and downloaded separately. As for file size I think 7gb sounds a bit steep. I would think 5-6gb. My steam folder is 5gb and that includes up-to-date CS:S, HL2 DM, HL2 and the substance mod.
Would there b any way i cud buy Half Life: Source seperatly??? coz i really want it :) :(
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
JakkcWould there b any way i cud buy Half Life: Source seperatly??? coz i really want it :) :(
No, you can only get it by buying Silver, Gold or Collectors editor..