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Free Steam Games for ATI Radeon Owners

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  1. malware New Member

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    Valve has announced that effective immediately, ATI Radeon owners can download a free copy of Half-Life 2: Lost Coast and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch through Steam. The software will automatically confirm the presence of ATI Radeon hardware and offer access to the two games. In related news, Steam will be included with the ATI Catalyst driver and software suit until early 2008 and ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT owners will, upon release, receive Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two through Valve's content delivery application.

    UPDATE: I talked to Valve and they confirm that once you activated the free ATI games, you will keep them, even if you swap to an NVIDIA card. Just ask your friends for their ATI card.

    Source: Shacknews
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    devinXkillyou says thanks.
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    Holy shit. Is this worth installing Steam?

    Also, I've never played HL2, so are these downloads expansions and require HL2?
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    definately, hl2 deathmatch is a blast, and ive never had issues with steam
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    wow, valve you rock!
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    Why!!! Why Did I Purchased Nvidia???!!! :D
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    Hmm it worked for me till the part when it says:
    Duplicate Registration
    This offer has already been activated using a different Steam account

    wtf?! I registered my account 2 minutes before this message?
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    stupid idea...
    ...what about the possibility of faking the graphics device name
    to get the games when u have another graphics unit...would this be possible?
    i have the games though, just would be interested.
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    just ask a friend for an ati card
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    Fake it? Like flashing the video card's BIOS to convince it's something else? Jedi mind tricks? :p
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    Does this actually work?? Anybody confirm?

    I have a radeon.
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    how do i go about activating these on steam? i see no option, just purchase?
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    I've done it and it works!!
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    :rockout: Its downloading as we speak :D

    You go to the Steam link and click GET IT NOW! then make a account after that it checks your system then it ask if you want the games if you have a ATI card
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    This is excellent!
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    Does it work by graphics card hardware ID 'cos if it does I'll get another one?
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    what about if you already have a steam account (3 here actually) dont wanna make a new account :(
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    You register it to an existing one?
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    Both of these come with the HL2 game.
    HL: Lost Coast is just 1 level (takes maybe an hour or 2). Pretty much the purpose was to show you lighting effects used by the HL2 engine.

    Deathmatch is the online versus mode for HL2.
    It is ok, but CS:S blows it away.
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    i created a new account, never got asked anything? dont see any option for it?
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    woo this works for my radeon 9800se lol!
    downloading/installing as we speak
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    It scans your hardware and then says you are eligible for this offer...

    Did for me.
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    ffs i must be retarded or summit? i cant see no option or never got asked if i wanted it when i registered a new account

    when did it scan your pc?
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    lol i already bought the game =[ when i got my radeon 9550 for my first comp now i got a 9600xt inside it lol thats alot of free half life

    ati and valve rock for this

    i just read steams going to be included with all future catalyst drivers
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    After it was finishing the updates then it got pop up if I wanted the games that my system qulafied for them
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    I keep trying buit it keeps coming up with an error...

    wonder if it has something to do with vista 64bit

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