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Mazza558
November 19th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Hi all,

I happen to have an extra "Gift" copy of Half-life 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_life_2) lying dormant and unused in my Steam account (friends already have the game), so I thought I'd put together a competition for the community to participate in. Whoever wins will get this copy of Half-life 2 absolutely free, through email (I'll send it as a gift to the winner's email address).

Why am I doing this?

Because the Ubuntu Forums are fantastic, with users constantly showing selflessness by participating and helping around the Beginners talk and all the other support sections of the community. I thought this would be a pretty nice prize to give away.

Why reward people with a Windows game?

EDIT: Since Steam appears to be coming out on Linux, this question is irrelevant.

Because I'm confident that there are plenty of people who still have a dedicated gaming PC, or still dual-boot for various reasons. Of course, Half-life 2 will run through Wine, but slowly. So, the situation is this: I have an extra copy of Half-life 2, and organizing a fun competition in recognition of the quality of the forums is a lot more fun than giving it to a friend.

Even if you don't have Windows/don't want the game yourself, you could win this for a friend who does, and pass it on to them :)

The Competition

Already been won!

OutOfReach
November 19th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Cool, even though I don't really play Windows games, infact I don't play any computer game for any OS at all, but it's always nice to win something free. But I do recall having a steam account in my Counter Strike: Source days (which weren't days at all, more like hours)
Plus I love comptetion. :)

benerivo
November 19th, 2008, 12:35 AM
I'd like a go too. It's been a while since i've used windows, and i've no idea by what you mean by 'having a copy on your steam account' available to win, but i've subscribed to this thread. There should be more competitions in these forums, even if it is just for fun.

EDIT - How about a photo comp. Where you provide photos, and we guess the locations/games/Os's or whatever.

bufsabre666
November 19th, 2008, 12:36 AM
im intrigued, im not interested in the prize but i still wanna play along

eternalnewbee
November 19th, 2008, 01:20 AM
im intrigued, im not interested in the prize but i still wanna play along
Hey! you posted my thoughts:lol:

eragon100
November 19th, 2008, 06:54 AM
Cool! I am in :)

I will play it trough wine if wine, it isn't slow anymore (it has a silver rating). it's only a tad slower than in windows, but very playable.

Mazza558
November 19th, 2008, 08:51 AM
I'd like a go too. It's been a while since i've used windows, and i've no idea by what you mean by 'having a copy on your steam account' available to win, but i've subscribed to this thread. There should be more competitions in these forums, even if it is just for fun.

EDIT - How about a photo comp. Where you provide photos, and we guess the locations/games/Os's or whatever.

Well, steam is the program that manages all games made by Valve. Have a look on wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_(content_delivery)

Polygon
November 19th, 2008, 08:16 PM
hes talking about how you have a unused copy in your steam account

how people have extra copies of HL2 and HL2:ep1 is because they bought half life 2, and then bought the orange box package which includes team fortress 2, portal, half life 2, half life 2 episode 2 and half life 2 episode 1.

So if you had HL2 and/or hl2:ep 1 and then you bought the orange box, valve was nice enough to let you be able to give the extra copy away as a gift. since you already have the game and the extra copy is of no use to you

smoker
November 20th, 2008, 12:29 AM
not really interested in windows games, so probably won't participate in this, but the idea of the competition is great, so congrats for that, and for any more you (or others) come up with.

:-)

Mazza558
December 6th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Just letting everyone know, the Competition will start in 5 minutes!

Mazza558
December 6th, 2008, 02:38 PM
I've updated the OP with instructions. :)

laurielegit
December 6th, 2008, 03:07 PM
here you are:

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/laurielegit/?action=view&current=1.png

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/laurielegit/?action=view&current=2.png

I hope you can see that...

:)

Mazza558
December 6th, 2008, 06:49 PM
here you are:

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/laurielegit/?action=view&current=1.png

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/laurielegit/?action=view&current=2.png

I hope you can see that...

:)

That was quick! Should have made it harder...

Yup, they're all the things I changed. PM sent.

smartboyathome
December 6th, 2008, 06:56 PM
here you are:

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/laurielegit/?action=view&current=1.png

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/laurielegit/?action=view&current=2.png

I hope you can see that...

:)

The last one should have "OmG pInK pOnIeS!", not "OMG PiNk PoNiEs!" :p

If it were my competition, it would still be open. ;)

Mazza558
December 6th, 2008, 07:11 PM
The last one should have "OmG pInK pOnIeS!", not "OMG PiNk PoNiEs!" :p

If it were my competition, it would still be open. ;)

Indeed. I didn't expect anyone to get the very bottom changes, but they did.

dannytatom
December 6th, 2008, 07:44 PM
I was reinstalling Gimp but laurielegit beat me to it. :P