Steam Pre-Load's Up

#1 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

So yeah, you can get your pre-load on on Steam. Same for Torchlight II. Going to be a lot of lootin' to be had for a while, fuck year.

Blands 2's 4.5GB and TLII's 1.4GB, so neither are too hefty at all.

#2 Posted by Lukeweizer (2692 posts) -

I bought Borderlands 2 through Green Man Gaming, I guess I have to wait till Tuesday for a Steam code?

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#3 Posted by HarlechQuinn (449 posts) -

Both pre-loads are done for me now and the live stream of the Big Live Live Show didn't suffer while doing it :-D

#4 Posted by fleabeard (185 posts) -
#5 Posted by isomeri (1290 posts) -

I'm still finishing up the first Borderlands.

#6 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

Got my key already from GMG. Will pre-load tonight.

#7 Posted by BeachThunder (11994 posts) -

^__^ All downloaded for me. I'm not sure where the files are kept though, anyone have any idea?

#8 Posted by Fattony12000 (7460 posts) -
Yup yup yup!
#9 Posted by bibamatt (1089 posts) -

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah, boi!

#10 Edited by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

Nice and early.

Surprised a bit they are both so small. That's efficiency for you i guess.

#11 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

@Lukeweizer said:

I bought Borderlands 2 through Green Man Gaming, I guess I have to wait till Tuesday for a Steam code?

I got mine at 8:29 am this morning so I'm sure you should be getting yours soon.

#12 Posted by Joey2683 (359 posts) -

@crusader8463: Hmm, I still haven't got my code.

#13 Posted by wemibelec90 (1700 posts) -

Bah, wish I could preload mine. Ordered a physical copy from Amazon but it'd be nice to have it ready to go.

#14 Posted by axx1000 (37 posts) -

@wemibelec90: last time i preordered from amazon i had to wait a month after release to get it. never bought new from them again.

#15 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

I have to wait til my Deluxe edition shows up. So I won't get to play til like 5 on Tuesday. Fucking residential deliveries.

#16 Posted by face15 (1302 posts) -

@Lukeweizer: I bought it from there yesterday and got the code straight away.

#17 Posted by wemibelec90 (1700 posts) -

@axx1000: I've gotten every single game I've ordered from them (which is a lot by now, actually) the day of release. Never failed yet.

#18 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

@Joey2683 said:

@crusader8463: Hmm, I still haven't got my code.

They are probably rolling them out as they get them to folks as they bought them. I bought mine a few moths back. Can't say for sure though.

#19 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@Joey2683: Can you not chuck them an email inquiring when you should receive your code.

#20 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

Nice and early.

Surprised a bit they are both so small. That's efficiency for you i guess.

and bad textures!

#21 Posted by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@Tennmuerti said:

Nice and early.

Surprised a bit they are both so small. That's efficiency for you i guess.

and bad textures!

Textures seemed just fine in the many hours of various preview coverage.

Also the game itself requires 13gb , the low 4.5gb size is just the compressed steam download apparently, since they introduced the new method recently.

#22 Posted by loganWTF (96 posts) -

So does the game unlock at midnight tonight on Steam or do we know what time we'll be able to play pre-loaded games?

#23 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

3 days and 5 hours until I can play it....fucking regionlock -_-

#24 Posted by Hunkulese (2746 posts) -
@Venatio Using a proxy won't get you in trouble
#25 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

@Hunkulese said:

@Venatio Using a proxy won't get you in trouble

Well I wish I knew how to do that

#26 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@Hunkulese said:

@Venatio Using a proxy won't get you in trouble

Why have I never thought of doing this with Steam, even though I did it for BF3 on Origin at launch. Maybe I won't be waiting until Friday after all.

#27 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

@Venatio said:

@Hunkulese said:

@Venatio Using a proxy won't get you in trouble

Well I wish I knew how to do that

Download a free VPN client, set your IP address to US and start up Stea.

It'll download the unencryption key automatically.

I chose to play offline til it was actually released after (Darksiders II), but I know others didn't bother.

Just make sure not to purchase anything with the VPN activated. You'll likely lose your Steam account.

#28 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

@GetEveryone:Can't seem to find a free VPN client, they're all paid

#29 Posted by Hunkulese (2746 posts) -

@Venatio: Most of them offer a free trial.

#30 Posted by Lukeweizer (2692 posts) -

Anyone familiar with unlock times for new releases? The Borderlands 2 page says it'll unlock in 6 hours which would be around 9 or 10 pm my time (which is Pacific time zone). Is that the universal release time for Steam? Or is that just for East coast? Does it release at Midnight on the East coast and 9pm on the West coast?

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#31 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1647 posts) -

@Lukeweizer: I think you might have to incorporate steam time. So it may release anywhere between midnight and 4 PM tuesday EST.

#32 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

@Venatio: While using VPNs is frowned upon by Steam and could get your account suspended, Google codeen for US-based free proxies.

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#33 Posted by Lukeweizer (2692 posts) -

Anyone having a problem with .NET Framework? Mine just keeps installing and then I have to restart, so I restart and it just does the same thing.

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#34 Posted by Barrock (3538 posts) -

@Lukeweizer said:

Anyone having a problem with .NET Framework? Mine just keeps installing and then I have to restart, so I restart and it just does the same thing.

Mine did some sort of repair install and then asked me to restart. Never does that.

Does the Steam version have achievements?

#35 Posted by Lukeweizer (2692 posts) -

@Barrock said:

@Lukeweizer said:

Anyone having a problem with .NET Framework? Mine just keeps installing and then I have to restart, so I restart and it just does the same thing.

Mine did some sort of repair install and then asked me to restart. Never does that.

Does the Steam version have achievements?

It has Steam achievements, yes. I'm trying to look up .NET framework in my programs so I can completely uninstall it and try again. Might just delete the game and re-download it. Did you get some message about repairing .NET Framework or Re-installing it during the installing process?

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#36 Posted by Barrock (3538 posts) -

@Lukeweizer said:

@Barrock said:

@Lukeweizer said:

Anyone having a problem with .NET Framework? Mine just keeps installing and then I have to restart, so I restart and it just does the same thing.

Mine did some sort of repair install and then asked me to restart. Never does that.

Does the Steam version have achievements?

It has Steam achievements, yes. I'm trying to look up .NET framework in my programs so I can completely uninstall it and try again. Might just delete the game and re-download it. Did you get some message about repairing .NET Framework or Re-installing it during the installing process?

Yup. Exact message.

#37 Edited by Marmalade (192 posts) -

@Lukeweizer: I am having this exact problem. Restarted twice before checking the forums to see if anyone else was experiencing this. :(

EDIT 2: By hitting the "Restart Later" button after .NET Framework finished its repairs, I was able to get to the splash screen/menu thing, however hitting "Play" gave me the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. Been a while since I've experienced a BSoD. I managed to get into the game on the second try, so huzzah for me!

#38 Posted by Lukeweizer (2692 posts) -

@Barrock: @Marmalade: I tried restarting it 3 times. I just deleted the game and am re-installing it. I'll let you guys know what happens.

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#39 Posted by Barrock (3538 posts) -

Is there a way to check and see if I got the Premier Club edition?

#40 Posted by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

FUCK ><

I'm not even getting to the restart part of the .NET framework thing, mine just stops and closes the installer automatically. I knew that messed up .net update was going to bite me in the ass. .NET is notorious for when it breaks it's almost impossible to fix in certain cases as it itself functions like an install emchanism and is too ingrained in win7, even reinstallign and using specialist .NET wiping solutions won't do shit. I went through this twice already spending entire days. Now i'm gonna have to reinstall my entire system.

#41 Posted by Sanity (1911 posts) -

Also getting the .net issues, but i can play the game if i hit restart later.

#42 Posted by Lukeweizer (2692 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

FUCK ><

I'm not even getting to the restart part of the .NET framework thing, mine just stops and closes the installer automatically. I knew that messed up .net update was going to bite me in the ass. .NET is notorious for when it breaks it's almost impossible to fix in certain cases as it itself functions like an install emchanism and is too ingrained in win7, even reinstallign and using specialist .NET wiping solutions won't do shit. I went through this twice already spending entire days. Now i'm gonna have to reinstall my entire system.

Is there a way to uninstall it from the add/remove programs?

Is it the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 thing in the control panel? If I uninstall that, will it give me the option to repair or re-install it? My friend said to just re-install it instead of repair.

C.C. @Marmalade: @Barrock:

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#43 Posted by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

@Lukeweizer said:

@Tennmuerti said:

FUCK ><

I'm not even getting to the restart part of the .NET framework thing, mine just stops and closes the installer automatically. I knew that messed up .net update was going to bite me in the ass. .NET is notorious for when it breaks it's almost impossible to fix in certain cases as it itself functions like an install emchanism and is too ingrained in win7, even reinstallign and using specialist .NET wiping solutions won't do shit. I went through this twice already spending entire days. Now i'm gonna have to reinstall my entire system.

Is there a way to uninstall it from the add/remove programs?

Is it the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 thing in the control panel? If I uninstall that, will it give me the option to repair or re-install it? My friend said to just re-install it instead of repair.

C.C. @Marmalade: @Barrock:

Don't worry. My problem is a bit different then what everyone is having with Steam and .NET right now with Borderlands 2. My .NET installation has been fucked for a long time now.

If you are simply experiencing the restart loop like everyone just let it do the restart once. Next time you can cancel it and the game will play.

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