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bob_doe_nz
19-11-2004, 04:32 PM
Just got a copy of half life 2 from the warehouse and now when I try to install, it gets to disk 4 before telling me that it cannot find hl2.ico in XXXX.cab
I forget the name of the cab file.

YES THIS IS A LEGIT COPY OF HL2.

suggestions?

bob_doe_nz
19-11-2004, 04:33 PM
also... when this happens, HL2 installation spits out an error code and kicks me out.

I think the error code was somewhere in the 1300's

Chilling_Silence
19-11-2004, 04:37 PM
Take it back, or grab yourself a torrent of it and mount the disc in question......

bob_doe_nz
19-11-2004, 04:40 PM
I'll just reinstall it again for the third time to see if its just me or not

wintertide
19-11-2004, 04:49 PM
The torrents were an 'experiment' of Valve's to catch out pirates! Don't use the torrents! Valve will ban and delete any Steam accounts used with the torrent files.

Chilling_Silence
19-11-2004, 04:57 PM
Guess you're gonna be taking it back then dude, wont be playing HL tonight!

metla
19-11-2004, 05:12 PM
> The torrents were an 'experiment' of Valve's to catch
> out pirates! Don't use the torrents! Valve will ban
> and delete any Steam accounts used with the torrent
> files.



I have seen that reported around the places,Seems to be a rumour to scare the gullible off from pirating it....If Valve gave the game away for free through the torrent system then the game is free.....

Plus,the warez version would have the steam/activation component ripped out,and won't be phoning home to get disabled.....

Chilling_Silence
19-11-2004, 05:17 PM
True, and aside from that most w4r3z has a single key in it.... So that'd mean they've essentially given the game away for Single-Player use only?

Murray P
19-11-2004, 05:32 PM
> True, and aside from that most w4r3z has a single key
> in it.... So that'd mean they've essentially given
> the game away for Single-Player use only?


So that means it's not w4r3z anymore? You can't giveth then taketh with the other hand, not without being questioned. Once in the public domain you can't reverse the process.

Murray P

Jen C
19-11-2004, 05:34 PM
A few complaints about this same error can be found on google - the only one that seems promising is this one (http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?p=1333336089#post1333336089). Worth a shot perhaps?

Baldy
19-11-2004, 05:51 PM
> Take it back, or grab yourself a torrent of it and
> mount the disc in question......

What are you advocating Mr Moderator. Downloadinga copy of Halflife ?

If so, ur not setting a very good example now, are we. Thought downloading was one of the "PrimeNoNo's" around here

bob_doe_nz
19-11-2004, 05:56 PM
Did a Google search ans found the solution which was to install the Counterstrike Source data as well, Problem is that it now adds an extra gig of data to my HDD when I dont need it...GRRR

Shaun Minfie
19-11-2004, 06:55 PM
> Did a Google search ans found the solution which was
> to install the Counterstrike Source data as well,
> Problem is that it now adds an extra gig of data to
> my HDD when I dont need it...GRRR



My current Steam dir is 9.11 gig )