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GT98
15th June 2004, 05:53
I got one of those free half-life 2 coupons with my AIW 9600 PRO, but i was thinking...when the Game comes out and you have all these people hitting Valve's Steam servers...its not gonna be pretty. Will there be alternative sites to download it from?

Jammrock
15th June 2004, 06:57
In theory, and if memory serves me correctly, Steam should also act like a P2P network. Meaning Steam's won't be the only server pushing the HL2 package. But the P2P feature may have been removed, I haven't messed with Steam in a while.

All Valve really needs to do is hire Akamai to host it and they're set.

Jammrock

Wombat
15th June 2004, 07:57
Originally posted by Jammrock

All Valve really needs to do is hire Akamai to host it and they're set.

Jammrock An interesting morning to say that :D

GT98
15th June 2004, 09:43
Originally posted by Wombat
An interesting morning to say that :D

know something we dont? :p

TnT
15th June 2004, 09:55
Valve hired the guy who wrote BitTorrent a while back

I think this is what Wombat was referring http://isc.incidents.org/

az
15th June 2004, 23:29
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/15/1427213&mode=thread&tid=126&tid=95

AZ

Duty
16th June 2004, 12:13
Steam preloads software before release. CS:CZ was cached to computers before you could buy it. That way the system could handle the load. Also they rent extra servers when there is a major update or release.

Jeff

The PIT
16th June 2004, 13:50
Originally posted by GT98
I got one of those free half-life 2 coupons with my AIW 9600 PRO, but i was thinking...when the Game comes out and you have all these people hitting Valve's Steam servers...its not gonna be pretty. Will there be alternative sites to download it from?

Don't worry your coupon will be invalid by then if the game ever sees the light of day.