half life 2 woes

  troika 17:27 28 Dec 04

having problems installing and playing half life 2

finally managed to register game using the steam account but cannot get game to start up offline without logging on to steam account every time i want to play the game. on settings tab on steam the box is not checked that i dont want it to remember my account details. did i miss something whilst installing ? should i reinstall the game from scratch ?

also after a few minutes when i have briefly got the thinhg working the pc freezes totally and i have to reboot !

using a laptop with amd 64 and ati 6700 motability card with 1gb ram .#

please help as i have been looking forward to playing this game !

  earthdwarf 18:03 28 Dec 04

if you read the ref card it explains what to do about running offline,
its under requirements and offline mode?

  Totally-braindead 18:40 28 Dec 04

From the Manual/card with the game
Offline mode will not be available and an internet connection will be required if
1 - you do not select the "Remember my password" option in the Login screen
2 - you choose to login as a different user
3 - You check "don't save account information on this computer" On the Steam account settings
I would suggest your problem is caused by one of these.

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