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#1 Electr0

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:31 PM

I'm thinking of buying TF2, but i was just wondering if anyone had any opinions on it? Is it a good game, etc? Also i've never used or bought anything off steam before so how does one go about doing it? Will I have to download TF2 or get it on a CD, if so how big is it? Thanks in advance.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:39 PM

TF2 is an awesome game get it, nuff said. To buy it on steam, u can use either credit card or paypal. I'm not sure how big the download will be but it will be fairly large because of the updates. Although, u can probaly get it in a physical box also but u will still need to update it

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:56 PM

TF2 is win
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:04 PM

I'm thinking of buying TF2, but i was just wondering if anyone had any opinions on it? Is it a good game, etc?


Awesome game. Your question is the equivelent of "Did The Sims sell well?" - TF2 has been the most popular online game in recent times.


Will I have to download TF2 or get it on a CD, if so how big is it?

Currently Steam tells me TF2 is taking up 7.2GB, but the download would be smaller than this because the files would be compressed. Also it may count as local/internal data depending on your ISP etc.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:05 PM

If you haven't played HL2 (or any of the Episodes)
or Portal (this games is awsome wrapped in bacon then covered in more awsome)

Look at the orange box.

It has the above + team fortress 2 (which other have said is awsome cause it is)

more info here and on google:
http://orange.half-life2.com/

enjoy

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:08 PM

TF2 is made of win. It's a great game. You have a few options of obtaining the files. You can download it (if you're on Bigpond, Internode, iiNet, Westnet or one other ISP I can't remember then you can get it all without counting towards your monthly limit), grab a backup of the games from a friend, take your PC to a mates place with one of the aforementioned ISPs who give the content freely and download it there, or grab a copy of the install disks. Steam is very flexible like that. Getting physical copies of the disks from a store is the expensive way to go, mind you. As for the size, the files TF2 users total around 7.4GB. These "Game Cache Files" contain a lot of shared data (eg, source materials.gcf has stuff for most source games), so I'm not sure whether only what TF2 needs will be added to teh GCF files or not (I have crap loads of games on Steam, incl. quite a few that use these files, so it's quite possible mine are artificially inflated from what you'd get) --edit-- (damn, beaten by elefante) +1 to getting the Orange Box, as well. =--EDIT 2--= I just did a Steam backup of TF2. It takes up 3.5GiB total. I can only assume this is roughly equivalent to what would be downloaded should you get only TF2.

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#7 Electr0

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:25 PM

Cool, i might invest in The Orange Box. I don't know how stores can justify charging about $100 when you can get it off steam for $30. Does anyone have a copy of The Orange Box that they could lend me? Not the key, just the files so i don't have to download about 5GB off steam and use all my internet allowance lol. EDIT: Didn't see the above post.

Edited by Electr0, 21 April 2009 - 05:26 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:32 PM

Depending on your ISP you miiiight get it un-metered...? I grabbed the Ornage Box & Left 4 Dead today and most of the download came in quota free since my ISP (iinet) has 3FL in their Freezone... Unfortunately it didn't ALL come in as Freezone.. when I called iinet they said they can't control exactly how much of the content 3FL has and if you buy / update stuff that isn't on their server (which I have selected in my Steam settings) then Steam will get it from someone else... metered of course..
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

TF2 is an excellent game, well worth the purchase price. Valve keeps on updating it too, which means that it won't lose value as much as COD 4 will inevitably do when Modern Warfare 2 comes out.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:12 PM

I'm thinking of buying TF2, but i was just wondering if anyone had any opinions on it? Is it a good game, etc?

OMG yes!

Also i've never used or bought anything off steam before so how does one go about doing it?

Set up an account, purchase the game, download and then play till your hand cramps up.
As has already been mentioned, go for the Orange Box. The extra money is well worth it even if it's just to complete Portal and listen to the song. Just keep in mind that it's $29.99US which is about $43 AUD (as at 10th April when my mate bought it).

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:50 PM

Depending on your ISP you miiiight get it un-metered...? I grabbed the Ornage Box & Left 4 Dead today and most of the download came in quota free since my ISP (iinet) has 3FL in their Freezone... Unfortunately it didn't ALL come in as Freezone.. when I called iinet they said they can't control exactly how much of the content 3FL has and if you buy / update stuff that isn't on their server (which I have selected in my Steam settings) then Steam will get it from someone else... metered of course..


You can get a program to block usage of other non-freezone Steam servers quite easily. I don't use them, but there'll be other people around who can give a run down on what it's called and how to use it.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:31 PM

1. Get Steam. 2. Buy Orange box. 3. Destroy any copies of Cod 4/WaW 4. Play TF2 until you suffer a heart attack. 5. Recover and repeat step 4 as much as necessary.
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#13 Electr0

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:50 PM

Just bought The Orange Box... now just have to wait a few days until it downloads... I have a 2Mbps connection so it shouldn't take too long. EDIT: Just did a quick calculation and it should take about 6 hours to download... if the package is 6GB.

Edited by Electr0, 21 April 2009 - 10:53 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:53 PM

one of the joys of having a cable connection, the downloading is an almost insignificant part of the process.
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#15 Electr0

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:36 PM

one of the joys of having a cable connection, the downloading is an almost insignificant part of the process.


Arse. I'm thinking maybe I should have just bought the DVD's...

Haha, it probably would have been cheaper by the time I download all the games... At $80 per 10GB.

EDIT: To download The Orange Box in its entirety it will be 33,482MB so about 33.5GB.... HOLY F**K!!

Edited by Electr0, 21 April 2009 - 11:49 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:26 AM

one of the joys of having a cable connection, the downloading is an almost insignificant part of the process.


Arse. I'm thinking maybe I should have just bought the DVD's...

Haha, it probably would have been cheaper by the time I download all the games... At $80 per 10GB.

EDIT: To download The Orange Box in its entirety it will be 33,482MB so about 33.5GB.... HOLY F**K!!

yea all the HL2's are standalones and not really expansions on the original.

Byt the way TF2 is the worst game I have ever played, I couldn't stand 10mins of it, I seriously don't understand all the hype it got, just stick to COD4 and CS:S for decent multiplayer based games.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:35 AM

TF2 is probably the best team based online game these days, having played BF2 (plus derivatives) and as well as Day of Defeat: Source. It's a good investment if you read up on some of the guides out there in what to expect. @ nesquick, CSS isn't really multiplayer these days as one man can easily make up a single team. Plus, I never liked how some 'people' take over these days...<_<

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:34 AM

Having clocked something like 350+ hours on TF2 I can safely say. Yes. It is alot of fun.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:17 AM

@ nesquick, CSS isn't really multiplayer these days as one man can easily make up a single team. Plus, I never liked how some 'people' take over these days...<_<

Its still fun at lans since you don't need a super computer to run it well (same with TF2 I guess)
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:49 PM

Byt the way TF2 is the worst game I have ever played, I couldn't stand 10mins of it, I seriously don't understand all the hype it got, just stick to COD4 and CS:S for decent multiplayer based games.

Honestly I don't understand all the hype COD4 got, yes it was a good game but it really didn't bring anything new to the genre.
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