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    Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Looking to pick this collection up but does it contain Counter Strike Source. On Steam it is bundled in but I want to buy it hard copy so went into game and they said it's not on there. With some many Half Life packages out there is there one that I can buy hard copy that has Half Life Source, Half Life 2, Half Life 2 Episode One and Counterstrike source?

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    why do you want a hard copy? if its to save downloading each time, you can burn all the .GCF files to a DVD and then copy them across if you need to re-install

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    and given you can't play them without steam, you don't save yourself anything there either

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Just want a hard copy as d/l all those games will take ages for me

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Are you on 56k? If not just leave it overnight, bingo job done.

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    I think Steam allows to backup the downloaded data

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    You'll have a load of updates each time anyway. Probably easier to just download it, then burn to disk for the next time.

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Amazon have it for £25 if you really want to buy a hard copy. I dont see a mention of exactly what games you get with it on there but the picture says 'Holiday 2006 Collection'.

    Edit: One of the reviews says that only HL2 is on the disk - you'll have to download the others anyway. I dont think you have to download games all at once so you could play HL2 for starters and download chunks of the others in the background whenever you're on the PC.
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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Yeah game has the holiday collection but no counterstrike on it. I have broadband but the only problem is the download limit, meant to be unlimited but have been cut off a few times already for going over the unlimited barrier. Dont want to get cut off for another month

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Hm, I always thought that CS:Source came with Half Life 2, but ii doesnt look like they include it in this pack. Oddly there seemed to be a different version of this pack on the US Amazon, which did show CS:S on the front cover.

    If you cant find a pack that has everything you want, and you aren't to worried about HL:Source, then it might be worth waiting for 'The Orange Box' in October. That will have HL2, HL2:ep1, HL2:ep2, Portal & Team Fortress 2. Again that still seems to leave you without CS:Source tho.

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Quote Originally Posted by thejimbo View Post
    Yeah game has the holiday collection but no counterstrike on it. I have broadband but the only problem is the download limit, meant to be unlimited but have been cut off a few times already for going over the unlimited barrier. Dont want to get cut off for another month
    who are you with? what is the limit? try doing it 'off peak' ie overnight - 11pm to 7am type thing.. or just in a few chunks...

    Or ask someone nicely and they can whack the .gcf files on a dvd and post them to you

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Quote Originally Posted by streetster View Post
    who are you with? what is the limit? try doing it 'off peak' ie overnight - 11pm to 7am type thing.. or just in a few chunks...

    Or ask someone nicely and they can whack the .gcf files on a dvd and post them to you
    With AOL at the moment had alot of problems with the 'limit' I do know someone who has all the games. Can they back them up to DVD then I load them on my machine? Obviously I will pay for them on steam to get the access code yeah?

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Quote Originally Posted by thejimbo View Post
    With AOL at the moment had alot of problems with the 'limit' I do know someone who has all the games. Can they back them up to DVD then I load them on my machine? Obviously I will pay for them on steam to get the access code yeah?
    yep.

    as long as the games are in your steam account, just get ahold of the .gcf (steam cache) files from anywhere, and copy them to c:\program files\steam\steamapps\ - then load steam. it'll pick up on the files being there, finish any updating, and all sorted.

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    yep.

    as long as the games are in your steam account, just get ahold of the .gcf (steam cache) files from anywhere, and copy them to c:\program files\steam\steamapps\ - then load steam. it'll pick up on the files being there, finish any updating, and all sorted.
    Great I think I shall do that then. I take it if I purchase the holiday collection off Steam and he is missing one of these games it will just d/l it for me?

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Quote Originally Posted by thejimbo View Post
    Great I think I shall do that then. I take it if I purchase the holiday collection off Steam and he is missing one of these games it will just d/l it for me?
    yep. once a game is in your account, double-click on it and it'll download/play it

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    Re: Half Life 2 2006 Holiday Collection

    Quote Originally Posted by thejimbo View Post
    With AOL at the moment had alot of problems with the 'limit' I do know someone who has all the games. Can they back them up to DVD then I load them on my machine? Obviously I will pay for them on steam to get the access code yeah?
    I'm with them to and I'm ok, I download a lot and no speed restrictions, it wont take that long to download it of steam, hell I've done it a fair few times

    CSS should come with HL2 but to be honest I've had more fun playing Capture the flag, source forts (mods) on HL2 DM

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