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#31 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 22:57

FINALLY got it to start download! Good luck everyone...I've been sitting here spamming my F5 key like a mad person, lol!




#32 Denis W.

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 22:58

Agreed, but too many times I've been votekicked for "only hitting 3 survivors as the boomer" "only clocked 60 hours on the game" "failing to get the jockey off a teammate within 3 seconds".

 

Feels like too many versus players are convinced they are a mortal form of Gabe Newell in L4D2, and with no scoreboards or stats to prove them wrong act like they're the best. 

 

Not playing with them might be for the better. I know I wouldn't put up with those morons. Sure, I might've missed everyone while charging just ONCE - big freakin' deal!

 

... and in my books, hitting three survivors as a boomer is already good enough :p



#33 Blackhearted

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 23:01

Hasn't this been on cheap sales enough times over the past 4 years that enough people should already have it and not bring down steam?



#34 heslo

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 23:05

Try this link guys..

 

steam://install/550

 

Edit: interesting.. that link worked for me once but now it's not. Well if you copy that link and paste it into your browser (I'm using chrome at the moment) then it should open the steam install dialog.

 

This worked for me however I'm told it might be a trial version of some sort. Although it tells me the acquisition method is Christmas 2013 steam store.

 

Thanks bud, worked a treat...... after the tenth time haha



#35 TheReaperMan

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 23:07

use the link posted by 

trag3dy

 

i did it via internet explorer and just kept re pasting the link and got the page to install and then keep spamming the install button. It took me hours to get it to work just managed to catch it at the right time



#36 i_was_here

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 23:06

It finally worked for me too.



#37 Rigby

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 23:14

Finally got it! Also I can confirm you don't have to download it now, just click the button and it will be registered to your account. :)



#38 trag3dy

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 23:41

Hasn't this been on cheap sales enough times over the past 4 years that enough people should already have it and not bring down steam?

 

Apparently not. I never bought it because I felt the game should have been an expansion for L4D 1 and not a full priced release.



#39 OP Nagisan

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 00:03

Finally got it! Also I can confirm you don't have to download it now, just click the button and it will be registered to your account. :)

Good to know, I would edit the first post to include that info but time-limited editing and all says "NO!".



#40 Elliot B.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:40

Apparently not. I never bought it because I felt the game should have been an expansion for L4D 1 and not a full priced release.

So true. Was a waste of £30 after already having Left 4 Dead.

#41 King Joffrey

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:13

This is so stupid and not fear for people who alrady bought game!

 

Same thing hapen with TF2 and people who bought game got slaped in face with some lame hat!



#42 Praetor

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:16

just got it, steam is very snappier right now...



#43 OP Nagisan

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:00

This is so stupid and not fear for people who alrady bought game!

 

Same thing hapen with TF2 and people who bought game got slaped in face with some lame hat!

Not really, the game is only free until 10 AM PST tomorrow, it's more similar to when they made Portal (the first one) free for a day (or a few hours or whatever it was) when they released it on Mac/Linux or whatever. After that, the price tag came back.

 

Though I am disappointed that TF2 went free to play the way it did, I think it was a great move from a business standpoint for Valve, but they should have offered something more than what was given to those who purchased it before it went free (though I do not regret my purchase....I racked up almost 1500 hours in TF2 before it went F2P). Right now you can get the same features/advantages by spending $0.49 in the TF2 store as someone who bought the game retail for $20 or whatever.

 

I guess I can't fault them too much though, I was one of the lucky ones who got a pretty low numbered soldier medal (#558) that I sold for $20 and bought like 3 games out of that money.



#44 riahc3

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:29

Hello,

Got it to work :) Downloading now :)

As a side topic, can you move Steam games from one account to another?

#45 OP Nagisan

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:14

As a side topic, can you move Steam games from one account to another?

Nope, the best you can do is send a Gift copy of a game from one account to another, but you can only get gifts when actually purchasing the game, you don't get the option with free games.