First post, by BeginnerGuy
I can't use my hard copy of Half-Life 2 anymore, apparently I tied the key to a steam account ages ago but I have no recollection. Chances are in those days I would have just blindly lied about my e-mail address anyway.
I'd like to play the game in it's old state with EAX enabled, which they seem to have removed from the Steam version. So..
Was there ever a HL2 release that DIDN'T require steam right at installation (Mine was a later GOTY bundled with CSS and a couple others) ?
I skip right over ebay sales for opened copies because I'm quite sure if the game was ever played once, I'll never be able to install it again without cracking.
So would the only alternative be to somehow crack my old discs? I can try again XP machine disconnected from the net to see if that helps.
Also with Steam dropping XP support, it would seem a crack would be the only way to play HL2 at all ?
Sup. I like computers. Are you a computer?