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The Orange Box USD$9.99 on Steam - 66% off RRP.

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The Orange Box is only USD$9.99 on Steam this weekend. This is ridiculous value considering you get the following titles with it:

Half Life 2
Half Life 2 - Episode One
Half Life 2 - Episode Two
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast
Portal
Team Fortress 2

There is at least 50 hours of entertainment with just these titles alone. This pack is outstanding value when it's the full asking price, let alone 66% off.

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    It's worth it just for portal ;)
    I would definately buy this if I didn't have it on 360.

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      YEAH! 100'TH VOTER = ME! :)

      oh and um… the deal is going on! Even though its 6am Monday US Eastern. BETTER HURRY UP YOU LATE COMERS! "STEAM" HAVE NEVER EVER REPEATED ANY WEEKEND DEAL (SINCE IT STARTED THIS 2 YEARS AGO) SO THIS IS IT! GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!

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    loved portal - one of the first games I got on my PS3.

    Portal is a great 3d puzzle game for just about anyone

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    worth it for tf2 you mean ;)

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    Absolutely amazing deal. Anyone who remotely enjoys games should pick this up without hesitation.

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    THE best value games package when you consider the quality of all of the titles

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    been waiting for this deal for ages:P

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    haha nice find bro! i was literally about to buy this last week, and went into shops but they were all sold out, so i was just going to buy them all seperatly off steam. thanks !

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    Yay. I have been waiting for this one to drop forever.

    Best games collection ever made.
    Portal brilliant.
    Looking forward to Team Fortress 2

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    wow…best deal ever on steam. if i hadn't bought this for $50 ages ago i would get it now. hec it's so cheap it's tempting to make another account and buy it…for a friend to use or something dunno

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      I believe you can buy it under your account and give the excess licences away.

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    What are the pros and cons of this in terms of privacy and security of your PC. And how big would the download be?

    • +2 votes

      In terms of privacy and security, you're allowing Valve (the company behind Steam) to run software on your machine. This is the same privilege you give Microsoft, Winamp, or any other games publisher whose games you install. Also, you give them your email address, a password, and your credit card number, like any other online store.

      I've never heard of them abusing any of these details. I've been on Steam for years now, and get no ads, spam, or weird credit card charges from them.

      In terms of downloads, for the whole package, it'll be a lot. I'm using 15gig of disk space for Counter-Strike source, Half-life2 Episode 2, and Portal. However, like Vapordrops said, various ISPs let you download off their servers without counting it against your monthly downloads. Also, you can just download one game at a time - Portal this month, HL2 the next - so you can space it out.

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    Maybe 12 gigs or so?

    But, a good number of ISPs (iiNet, Westnet, Internode, Telstra etc) allow you to download it without using your cap for free :)

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      Just make sure you are actually downloading from your ISP's servers but. Companies like iiNet and Telstra only give you free downloads from their servers, and unless you run a 3rd party tool you can't pick which servers your downloading from. So yes, be weary of that.

      Alternatively you can skip the downloading altogether if you know someone that has the game and just get them to do a backup of the files via Steam and you can then restore them on your own system.

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      Steam by itself does not let you select where downloads come from.

      A program that you may find useful is Steamwatch. This blocks connections to other steam servers forcing content to come from <b>unmetered servers</b>.

      http://www.users.on.net/~marttinen/

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        Just choose the option to participate in the beta versions of steam, update it, and then there is an option to choose where to download from :)

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    Great value.

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    I've already bought Portal. If I now buy the Orange Box does this mean that I can give the included copy of Portal to someone else?

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      I think so, yes.

      I bought the Orange box after buying Half-life 2, and now have a HL2 licence I can give someone.

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      Nope, you can only give away HL2 and Episode 1 if you already have them. No others in the orange box can be given away even if you have them (which in your case is Portal).

      https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4502-TPJ...

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        Thanks! Won't stop me buying tho =)

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    I wish I had not bought TF2 by itself for like 10 bucks :/

    This is a mega bargain that I'll probably end up buying anyway due to HL2.

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    Sold !!!

    You don't get CSS with HL2 anymore do ya ;)

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      nup, only when hl2 came out.

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    How does the deal works. Do I download the demo version from Steam after the payment being made? Are these games for online only? I could only find Half life2 demo from iinet freezone game download and there are so many mods that I am totally confused.

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      You need to download STEAM first, and install it. After that you can purchase the game by going into the Store section of steam. Once purchased when you then download it all through Steam.

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      Download and install Steam which is the program that manages these games. From there you can buy it. Once you've bought it, all the games in the Orange Box will appear on your games list in Steam. You then have to download them. The Half Life 2 games and Portal are single player games. TF2 is made for online multiplayer, there is no single player game.

      All these games can be played offline once you've downloaded them.

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        Thanks. Has these online game resolved all cheating such as the like of aimbots and wallhack that have put me off from Counterstrike many years ago.

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          I haven't really come across cheating in TF2. It's a bit harder to tell maybe because it's a much more frantic and fast paced game than CS. When it comes to cheaters, I think CS is right up there compared with other games on Steam.

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            @manbearpig: I easily pulled the trigger and currently downloading TF2. Under setting and downloads there is a region for selecting download server. I set it to Australia - NSW (3FL). I can confirm that it is using freezone to download.

            Thanks again.

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    Thanks for posting this deal. Been waiting for it to show up, was going to grab it when it was around $55 but didn't get around to it. First PC game purchase in so many years I can't remember, maybe.. 6 or 7. Thanks!

  • +1 vote

    TEAM FORTRESS 2

    One of the best multiplayer games EVA!

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    just to let you guys know as well, BIOSHOCK IS $20 on steam as well, damn good value

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      Steam were selling Bioshock for 5 USD a few months back :)

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    Just bought it! Ty for posting :)

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    I bought this when Zest was still selling it. It was the cheapest too. Oh well, i hardly play it now. hehehe

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    Just bought it! Thanks!

  • -2 votes

    Argh.. as good as this deal is, it just reminded me what a piece of crap Steam is. Having all sorts of issues on Vista x64, but could easily be my Internet connection or something else. Hadn't used it in 5 years and I had hoped it would be a bit better by now.

    • +1 vote

      I have stayed away from Vista let alone Vista64 due to compatibility issue. I am not sure who to blame other than M$ for a failed role out of this OS.

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        I actually have had no problems with Vista x64 until now. And there's really nothing wrong with Vista at all.

        I have had the same problems using Steam on XP 32-bit so it's clear where the fault lies.

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    lol cyssero your not very smart are you. your blaming the steam program when its actually the OS's fault?

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      Actually not really, since it's Steam that is meant to work around the OS so if it doesn't work properly with Vista 64 then yes you could say it's Steam's fault for not making it properly compatible. You can't blame Vista since Microsoft aren't going to tweak Vista 64 so that Steam will run on it…it's the other way round. I have Vista 32 though and Steam runs without any problems..

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        Steam works fine with Vista64, cyssero obviously needs to do a format and reinstall

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          No - I don't. Just re-did my rig a couple of weekends ago. I have Steam working now but if you Google there are hundreds of issues relating to Steam and any operating system. I have issues with Steam regardless of OS.

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      @Kamkam; you clearly do not have a clue what you're talking about.

      I like how you attack my intelligence and in the same breath used your instead of you're. And to think Microsoft are at fault for Steam not working properly? That's just ludicrous.

      After deleting ClientRegistry.blob everything magically started working. Now who do you blame, MS or Valve?

      • +1 vote

        …. that's the first thing you should've done when your steam wasn't working rather than complain on ozbargain abt your windows 64bit compatability issues. go have a cry somewhere else srsly.

        btw, way to go on being the grammar police coz that proves your point EVERY time.

        shakes head

        let's keep playing the blame game as well….GOOD IDEA facepalm

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    just bought mine and gave HL2 and HL:Episode 1 to a friend :)
    excellent deal!

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    Awesome deal - only just finished Ep 1 last weekend, and looking forward to Ep 2 now I actually own it and don't have to steal a mate's account. Cheers for the post, and nice that the AUD is reasonable-ish at the moment.