Originally Posted by xx cobra xx
No, you have to sort it out, it want no.
It will ask for your account number again and stuff.
Don't respond if you don't know what you're talking about man. You could have killed it for this guy. First, make sure your computer can support half-life2. Second, if you feel like buying it off of the official site for cheaper than stores, go to www.steampowered.com
(in my oppinion, go buy it at your local store). MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT TYPE OF CD! If you have a cd-rom drive, get the cd version. If you have a DVD rom drive, get the DVD version. There is no difference between the two really, but just do what I said.
Third, download the steam client at, once again, www.steampowered.com
Make a new account, hit "register a product I already own", and type in the cd-key loacated ont he back of one of the disks.
You can completely delete Steam if you want, you can try to get it hacked. As long as you rember your email adress you registered it to, it will be there FOREVER. yes if you reformat all you have to do is download the steam client and log in to your old account and it will automaticly have them ready for download.