Steam update May 26th

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  1. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Well the first announcement for tomorrows update has been made... and it's Half Life 2!
    No word on Episode 1 or 2.
     
  2. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    Yes I just read it too. Very exciting, I'll finally get to play it.

    Wait, what's that? Only a GMA950 in my Macbook?

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Time for a new computer :rolleyes:
     
  3. mixel macrumors 65816

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    Great news! I wonder what feature of the client will be highlighted this week though?

    I'm looking forward to playing through it again for no good reason. :D

    I completed it once in parallels.. Lets hope the native osX performance is decent.. Lots of subtle effects in HL2 which never really happen in Portal.
     
  4. hurrikenux macrumors member

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    Here's hoping that its the "Orange" feature, or perhaps "Steam game bundles". What a great theme that would be :D
     
  5. reberto macrumors 65816

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    EP1 and 2 are coming out at the same time :D
     
  6. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    Fantastic! Might be worth another play through.
    I'm hoping it'll work with the Cinematic Mod. I haven't tried it yet but it makes HL2 look unbelievably good.
     
  7. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    I like everything about the Cinematic Mod except for the Alex model.
     
  8. apolloa macrumors G3

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    CONFIRMED HL2 Will be launched on Mac TODAY!!!!

    I thought it deserved a special announcement ;)

    I just went into my Steam and on the front page of the store is the video as posted from You Tube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqx8YO0Fgow&playnext_from=TL&videos=ycYxZOmfruc

    Oh happy day's, and I haven't even completed Episode 2 yet. Of course, if they don't offer it as Steam Play then I shall be miffed at paying for it again.
     
  9. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Tomorrow, not today. It'll be Steam Play enabled, they already said that a long time ago. It'll also include Ep1/Ep2 in tomorrow's launch as well.
     
  10. apolloa macrumors G3

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    In the UK it is now the 26th Wednesday so for us it is today. Wonder if we get it before you? hahaha. Still have to download it anyway.
    And I hope they keep their word on the Steam Play. Thanks for the confirmation.
    May have to run through Episode 1 again just to see the old codger in the grave yard shoot everything haha, at least I think that was EP1?

    And how come they have Alex in that video and not Gordon? I know he's ugly but he IS the star.
     
  11. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    The people in control of Steam/HL2 are in the west coast of USA. Should be out by noon PST tomorrow.
     
  12. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    Good lord she's horrible. I haven't played CM yet, figured it wouldn't run so well on my computer.
    I wonder if tomorrow they also release the secret achievements for HL2?
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    this will make my weekend much, much better. been wanting to re-play HL2 all of the way through again. joy!
     
  14. C. Alan macrumors 6502

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    Not that I am complaining, but there goes my 3 day weekend.... I am really looking forward to playing HL2 again. I never did play lost coast, so that will be a bonus.
     
  15. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    I'm happy we are getting a major Valve release. Sadly I am short on case and bought ModNation Racers before i knew about this. Unless they have a sale on it, I'll hold of for a week or so. Got $15 Best Buy rewards certificate that will go towards the Orange Box.

    I know the other games aren't out on Steam for Mac yet, but its the best buy (no pun intended) to get Half-Life 2. Unless they have a sale on it on Steam.

    Anyway: Anyone know if we will get Episodes 2 and 3 as well? They are only expansions, so I don't see a reason why they wouldn't work.

    Edit: Just re-read thread. Yay for Episodes 2 and 3 being included.
     
  16. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    There's no Episode 3. Just Episode 1 and 2 being released today.
     
  17. Nuck81 macrumors regular

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    I've never played any of the HalfLife games, I'll be sure to pick this up. Unfrotunately I have Red Dead Redemption, Mario Galaxy 2 arrived today, and I have tee times for tomorrow and Thursday.

    Ahh the summer of a teacher!!
     
  18. Dify macrumors member

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    hey does any one know for the half life mods ? like hum say cs 1.6 ?
     
  19. 3rd Doctor macrumors member

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    That was half life 2. The beauty of this is, bought this game on release in 2004 i think it was, 6 years later i dont have to re buy it.
     
  20. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Ah,I guess we will get all three the? HL2 plus EP 1 and 2?

    And you should change the title of this thread seeing as mine has been scrapped, THANKS!!!

    Anyway, fantastic news.
     
  21. Nexcin macrumors member

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    WTG Steam! YES! This keeps getting better and better for Mac people, game wise! :D
     
  22. Otaillon macrumors 6502

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    Finished school yesterday and Half-Life today?:eek:

    THank god!:D
     
  23. jiE macrumors regular

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    Anyone found a way to start the download before the release?
     
  24. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    Unless they release an update for it today, then you'll just be able to copy over the files from the Windows version. It still downloads some stuff - my Portal download started 95% complete but it's better than starting at 0%!

    Of course you'd need to already have HL2 downloaded on bootcamp.
     
  25. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Anyone's Portal game menu/text stop working?

    Maybe today's update will fix it, but when I tried to play Portal last night, the menu text wouldnt show up. A google showed me a thread on steam forums, with absolutely no answer...but a bunch with the same issue.
     

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