Hi. I preloaded Half-Life 2 and wanted to know when I can play it?
when hl2 is out , in a month or so :p when valve says you can play it im not downloading the pre load , takes to mutch bandwith and i'm going to buy it in the local shop so why waste good bandwith on it.
you didn't preload al of hl2 just the sounds and the textures
Scarface8904Hi. I preloaded Half-Life 2 and wanted to know when I can play it?
Hi I preloaded it today do you have a activation coupon??I have one that i got with a 9800xt i purchased at the start of the year
The preload is the entire game, but it is encrypted (good luck decrypting it)
No, It's not the full game at all. Only statics, models, textures etc...
Basically, files that are not dynamic and do not change.
Expect another huge download when HL2's released
"Half-Life 2 Pre-Loading Begins August 26, 2004, 6:55 pm · cliffe Half-Life 2 pre-loading begins to Steam account holders today. Over the coming days, those who have selected the pre-loading option will have encrypted Half-Life 2 files delivered to their PC. No purchase is required to pre-load HL2, but is required to activate the game. Purchase options will be released soon. Then, the moment the game is made available, those who have pre-loaded and purchased Half-Life 2 via Steam will be authenticated and ready to start playing."
-Posted in the Steam website news