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Steam release details!

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Alfred Raynolds from VALVe sent an email to the HLDS Mailing lists letting everybody know how the conversion to STEAM will work and what will change, have a look:
    Timeline: We will be releasing the dedicated server binaries later today. Tomorrow we will be releasing the client. In a couple of weeks we will make this update mandatory. What is it: This release is converting all users to Steam. When you install the client you will need to have a valid HL or CStrike CD-Key. Dedicated servers will need to create accounts but will NOT need to enter a cd-key. At no point will anyone have to enter credit card details. In the future there will be the option to purchase the "Platinum Pack" via Steam if you don't currently own a copy. This release consists of: Counter-Strike 1.6, Half-Life, TeamFortress Classic, DMC, Ricochet and Day-of-Defeat 1.0.
If you look athe the HLDS Mailing lists or in any CS related Forums you will notice that there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Alfred put together a small FAQ which answers a few but definately not all question. I think it sucks pretty bad that we are left alone in the dark about a few important things like how STEAM will work on LANs or how CS 1.6 will be distributed (only over STEAM or still a downloadable client) but I hope VALVe will clear things up soon, or maybe I am just a retard and didn't get it. So anyway, here is the FAQ from Alfred. [block=Small FAQ by Alfred> Steam Issues: Q: Can I use Steam with a modem? A: Yes, steam will work for modem users. Q: Is WON going away? A: Yes, once we have completed the rollover we will slowly remove parts of the WON system as they become obsolete. Q: Has the net code been changed since the beta? A: No, apart from small bug fixes. Q: Will my existing 3rd party programs work (i.e Admin Mod, CDeath, ...). A: In general yes, all existing 3rd party programs can still work under Steam. The individual authors of each program will need to inform their users of any install directory or configuration changes. Q: Do I need to alter my firewall setup? A: Steam requires some extra ports to be opened for outgoing access, read this page for details: [/block>

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    im GMT! Woohoo! its UK and things like that. open up an atlas and look in the middle, theres us and me waving at you
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    GMT is Greenwich Meridian Time, the European time. In Europe everything is in proortion to GMT, e.g. in France we are GMT +1. In America you are around GMT -8.
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    wtf is GMT time i only heard of eastern central and pacific
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    id say dont get it for ages. wait a bit. also, its again delayed
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    comment #37 wank0r 11:48 am pdt on 9/10/03 Steam Info - Release Time : 7-9pm GMT Thursday 11 September - SteamID's : Generated in Sequential Order 1,2,3,4 etc.... - Downloading : Expect waits of 300+ Minutes on Fileplanet/Shack Download Sites - Installation : Expect many problems when registering Steam due to server overload - Steam Site : Expected to overload all day tomorrow , so expect to refresh like mad - Corrupt Downloads/Stopped : Almost Inevitable (Especially if you try to update CS tomorrow due to server overload) September 11 at 7-9? Ok, can someone tell me exactly when the FINAL Steam is going to come out in Eastern Time?
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    when i try to go to steampowered.com it doesn't work
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    :O woopee. I hate Steam
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    You can still play 1.5 for two more weeks, after two weeks they are going to take the WON server down and convert all users to STEAM.
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    Oh yay, well this sucks! So we cant play 1.5 now? or when will the won servers go down?
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    yes thats correct, u can dl off of steampowered.com tomorrow
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    I think you need a clean reinstall of steam when the final version is released tomorrow.
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    KillerZero: no, it isnt 1.6 final its just Steam final Dark Rage: nem is wrong, you will have to re-download it. If you read CSnation ud know
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    Automatically updates i guess.
    Just keepin' it fresh.
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    Whoa so CS 1.6 FINAL is going to be released tomorrow ??
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    lol sucks for the LAN centers, gotta change everything
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