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perfectstriker11

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I've got a quick question for anyone who is 100% sure about these questions.
1.) If I were to type in my Half-Life 2 CD-key but then reinstall my OS (Microsoft XP Home), will I be able to use the CD Key again when i reinstall HL2/CS:Source on my reset computer?

2.) Also, how many times and on how many different computers can I use my one CD key?

Edited by perfectstriker11, 20 May 2005 - 03:56 PM.

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not sure speccifically about HL2. If you can install it and not have to connect to the internet it will be fine. If you connect to the internet to install then the cd key won't work again. If no internet connection you could use it on as many computers as you want. Most likely you can reinstall windows and it will still work
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yeah i have to connect to steam online. thanks for the help.
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your cd-key is registered with your Steam ID, which is your email address that you registered with.
All you gotta do with the reset computer is download steam and sign in. then let Steam update and download the necessary game files for the game you want to play.
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so jumin, i can in fact play HL2 right now and then play it again on my reset computer (with the same cd key)?

Edited by perfectstriker11, 23 May 2005 - 02:22 PM.

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yes, all the registered games to your account are saved on the steam(ing) pile of poo servers.
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thanks a lot man! u r sure about that? i dont want to waste 55 bucks!

Edited by perfectstriker11, 23 May 2005 - 05:57 PM.

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Yes, my laptop died recently but was able to get all my Steam games back.
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with the same cd keys? alright thanks man! thanks everybody! :tazz:

Edited by perfectstriker11, 23 May 2005 - 06:06 PM.

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Once you register a game with a cd key under a steam account, you dont need the cdkey again
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i have a new question about half life 2. should i start a new topic or just keep going?


new question: what video card do you reccomend for playing HL2? Right now I have a 32MB Rage Ultra. I need something that will run the game very smoothly but that is not expensive.
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Any card with 250mb memory and a Radeon 9800 XT up.
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do you know what the average prices for that would be? and is it easy to install?
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$149 to $249 and yes they are easy to install
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aight thanks guys
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