I can't play HL2 anymore on my PC
for some reason steam no longer works even though i've re-installed it, and can't be bothered with the hassle any more. no steam means no half-life 2 (unless I go the norty route.)
I'll probably just pick it up again when it goes cheap for the xbox.
I really liked steam til I discovered it doesn't work over my University room connection. I can accept I can't download new stuff like lost coast but I should be able to authenticate my copies using the proxy so I can at least play HL2 single player after offline mode expired.
thats how ours was last year, it's tricky because the uni network should only carry academic data. there are ways round it but they can cost a bit. we opened up everything, you can even use xbox live and the like. We've got to get wireless to all the commnal areas and libraries by february as well. It cost a huge amount in managment kit to do though but the students that were there last year are well chuffed.
(the new ones just assumed it would be open anyway so don't appreciate all my hours slaving over config's)
does this win an award for most off topic diversion ever.
I've never really had a problem with Steam that was Valves fault apart from a few glitches when it first went online. It's an excellent game delivery system that keeps all the content up to date with no effort from yourself. Steam means there's no more tedious searching for the fastest place to download the latest patch just to play a quick game.
Still playing CS .. somewhere...
Only real probs I've had with it have involved PeerGuardian2 aggressively blocking massive ranges of Valve and other VAC servers...rendering Steam totally inoperable. I have to quit PG2 if I want to update Steam or any Valve games...
Just one of those things really, if it doesnt work for people they will bash it, if it does work then there isn't a problem. I've never had a problem with steam personally, apart from the first few months of it's existence when everyone and his/her mother was trying to download games through it, but as has already been said it's had time to mature and is perfectly fine imo.