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Old 04-16-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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help with half life and steam

Can anyone tell me how to install half life one into steam, so that i may play TFC online once again?

edit: i just looked on steam, and it seems you have to buy tfc? what a bunch of crap. It was free before steam, right?

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Old 04-16-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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- install steam
- create an account
- add your hl key to the account
- download tfc
- play
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Old 04-16-2006, 07:59 PM   #3
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Yeah, if you have a Half-Life key, you can just add it to your account, and TFC (along with a bunch of other free mods, CS, DoD, etc.) will also show up.
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:05 PM   #4
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If you don't have an HL key, but the Half-Life Platinum Pack (roughly $10) and get HL, CS, DoD, TFC, Ricochet, and God knows what else.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:57 AM   #5
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The fact that you now have to buy TFC is completely stupid.
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:34 AM   #6
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The fact that you now have to buy TFC is completely stupid.
But you dont, if you own half life one. Which is how it has always been.
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:38 AM   #7
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You can use any WON CD key afaik. So any of following CD keys should work:

Sierra (not EA):
- Blue Shift
- Counter-Strike
- Gunman Chronicles
- Half-Life

Activision (not EA):
- Day of Defeat

EDIT:
In the shop you will find only packages from EA/Valve, these will only give you what is described on the box.
Do not bother buying used games, chances are the CD key has already been registered with Steam.
Ideally you've got one of the aforementioned games already, you just need to register it then.

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Old 04-17-2006, 12:51 PM   #8
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But you dont, if you own half life one. Which is how it has always been.
But you do, if you don't own half life one. Which is how it is now.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:55 PM   #9
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No, which is how it should have always been. Steam just enforces the license you were breaking before steam.
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:01 PM   #10
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Hate to point out the obvious, buy you can't play TFC unless you have HL1 (and won was always pretty good at keeping out invalid cd-keys) so it's no different now.
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:50 PM   #11
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But you do, if you don't own half life one. Which is how it is now.
Oh, i change my mind then. I agree with you that its completely stupid to pay for a game.
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:30 PM   #12
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The fact that it was once a free mod is the reason that I am mentioning it. I don't really care anyway, I just thought I would point it out even though it was irrelevant.
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:41 PM   #13
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But is has always been a free mod if you owned a copy of Half-Life. Steam allows you to buy the bare minimum to get playing TFC if you do not already own Half-Life. The only difference now is that you can't use some HL cd key off the net and play TFC without buying Half-Life.
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:45 PM   #14
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yup. actually i think there was a retail version of TFC that you had to buy back in the WON days if you didn't have HL
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:48 PM   #15
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Yea, I forgot about that one. I think real networks distributed it or something. The patches for it always lagged behind and they stopped supporting it all together. But again, that cost money because it was for people who didn't have HL.
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:16 PM   #16
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Sorry wrong thread

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Old 04-18-2006, 09:34 PM   #17
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Haha, i tried adding my half life cd key in, and wouldn't you know it, it's invalid. I must've registered it with some other steam account name back in the day, when steam was a steamy pile. Valve has a way to recover a cd key, but that involves taking a photo copy, and snail mailing it in. Can you believe that? Why can't I just email it in... I think I'd rather just blow ten bucks and buy tfc by itself.
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Or if you didn't register it, someone with a key generator did. I've seen it happen.

It may be easier to just buy it again, if you don't wanna wait like 5 days. But you know that already.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:53 PM   #19
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It would be easier just to buy it again. It's like $15 to get anything and everything that was ever made for HL1. Not sure what their policy is now, but I think it costs $10 to get your cd key reset or something like that. Could be wrong, but I thought I remembered seeing that before.
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Hate to point out the obvious, buy you can't play TFC unless you have HL1
In Steam, you can buy (and play) TFC without having Half-Life.
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