Bittorrent Help: How do you run games?

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  1. Licardo7
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    I just downloaded my first torrent yesterday (Portal) and it's at 100% but I don't know how to run it! I've only downloaded Bittorrent yesterday and I'm new to this but I don't know how to use it. Can someone help me or at least show me a thread that will help me? Thank you in advance. Don't flame me because I did search for it but I didn't find anything.

    sorry that I messed up on the heading but I was in a hurry.
     
  2. juggernaut911

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    first, what file type is it?

    if it is .iso, either mount and run or burn and run
     
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    Actually, I don't really know. But I don't think it's a .ISO. No, it's deftly not an . ISO.
     
  4. zidane_genome

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    Ok, how about tell us what the file is... because there are about a trillion file extensions out there, and if we have to guess each one, Portal 5 will be out before we get to help you.
     
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    Why not just buy the orange box? It's what? 40 dollars
     
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    Any standalone for pretty much any Steam games are annoying, because they share the same engine. For example, Portal, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, and Team Fortress 2 all use Source Engine 2007, but if you download them individually, it will take up a lot more disc space then if you installed with Steam.

    But yea, we need to know the file extension.
     
  7. Gore

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    I've had to torrent Portal twice, and both times all I had to do was run "hl2"
    Torrented Portal seemed to run verrrry slow so I just bought it. Brilliant game anyhow, and cheap, so I'm glad I did buy it.
     
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    but remember, I'm a total n00b at this so I might not give you the best info.

    I think it's a .bat or something. Does that help?
    I tryed h12 but it didn't work. Maybe I did something wrong? I'll try it again and see if it works.
     
  9. Banger

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    Game was to short to buy it. I beat the game in about an hour my first time around.
     
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    Well Orange Box has alot of games
    Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2.

    For 40$ that's awesome
     
  11. Banger

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    The half life games are ok. If I played TF2 I would probably want to suicide.
     
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    it dosn't work. it's just says "Setup 'gameinfo.txt' doesn't exist in subdirectory 'h12' Check your -game parameter or VCONFIG setting" So what now?
    Maybe I will buy it. But I don't want to give Wal-mart my money cus they ripped me off a few times.
     
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    now you buy it!

    look for any executables
     
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    What executables?
     
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    icons that if you double click, execute
     
  16. notnarb

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    you can buy the game through steam and if you aren't able to purchase things online (ie no credit card, live w/ parent, or by court orders) believe me, Wal-Mart will get very little money for selling you one game
     
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    oh, none of them work. they just make a sound (I have vista) and an error sign pops up.
     
  18. juggernaut911

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    u downloaded a dud!
     
  19. Licardo7
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    What? Then why do the people that comment on it say it worked for them and that it worked fine. What could have happened?
     
  20. juggernaut911

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    i think I'm wrong, take a screenshot of the folder