Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Zooke, Jun 28, 2021.
I think in the early Steam days you could register the CD Keys for your Account.
Yeah. I was entering every CD key I had into Steam. Some were recognized (like the one for Prey.)
My brother and me had the same install from 1 CD, then i bought another HL1 so we could play multiplayer. My brother still has the very 1st CD key of the original disk from 1998 in his Steam acc. Lucky me.
That's how i activated my physical copies of HL, Opposing Force and Blue Shift.
I had access to dial up internet at the time, coupled with parents that believed the internet was not something you used for a "toy".... ended up going to a lot of lan parties back then just to get games working and the files installed :x
If you have a retail "Games for Windows Live" copy of Resident Evil 5 you can activate that on Steam, not sure if it will still work but that's how I got RE5 on Steam.
Just checked how old my Steam account is. It goes back to May 2008. That made me think, because I remember having to sign up to Steam back in 2004 to be able to play HL2. It seems like I made a new account in 2008. Weirdly, I remember none of it. Whatever the reason was, I can't remember.
Obviously were an assassin and lost your memory and now live a different life and can't remember your past.
Do you remember what email address you used or had in 2004?
Mate, I'm old. But I think I only had the one email address back in 2004. And it's the one my current Steam account uses. But I could be wrong.
But I can 100% clearly remember buying HL2 on discs and trying to install it and I had no internet where I lived. So I put the case in the back of my car and drove to a friend's house to hook it up to the internet and get the game installed. Good times.
If i remember correctly we had NTL cable tv and a 64k cable modem package meaning no need for dial up anymore, hard to believe what i once thought was state of the art is now as obsolete as a wax cylinder is to Spotify . Lol
I remember we had ISDN back then and it took 3mins to download 1MB.
A friend at work needed all sorts of quicktime exes and other patches but had a very instable modem so i downloaded the 30MB patches for him and burned it to a CD.
He later told me he put the CDs in a box on his window sill and one day he couldnt use them anymore because the sun burned half of the data away.
Tough times dude. xD