Can one download Half-Life 2 from Steam?

Navid

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A friend got a new Half-Life 2. He gets an error when attempting to install the game.

Can he download the game through Steam if he logs in and registers the game key code?

If yes, what exactly does he have to do to download the game?
 

mundane

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If he has a registered key of HL2, he can download steam on any PC and have it fetch the game. You don't actually need the installation cds.
 

Navid

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Thanks for the replies.

Yes, he has registered the key of HL2.

Is the download automatic or does he have to initiate it somehow?
Will the Counter-Strike Source and Deathmatch download automatically too or does he have to do something for those?