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Zenoth

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Debit Cards don't work for getting games on Steam, and isn't accepted for PayPal.
 

apoppin

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Originally posted by: Noema
Originally posted by: Zenoth
Debit Cards don't work for getting games on Steam
well, i have a business debit card with the mastercharge logo that is a "pure debit" card ... and i can do ANYTHING with it i can do with my other CCs
--except overdraw my account - there is no "credit".

Perhaps it's your bank ... this is pretty new at mine

ANYWAY ... i exited Steam and restarted it and now *everything* is updating: Platform, Portal, Hl2, TFT ... *except* EP2 [it 'tried' for a few seconds and quit] :p
 

Dumac

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Originally posted by: Zenoth
Debit Cards don't work for getting games on Steam, and isn't accepted for PayPal.
Funny, I bought orange box with mine.
 

450R

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Originally posted by: apoppin
if i can't D/L Ep2 because the Servers are too busy now - and for the past 1-1/2 days ... do you think the unlocking is going to go smoothly at the stroke of midnight?
I purchased the Orange Box package yesterday afternoon and had everything downloaded and preloaded by that evening. That's HL2, HL2:EP1, HL2:EP2, HL2:LC, TF2, Portal, Peggle Extreme, plus Garry's mod for the hell of it. Try a different server.

My only concern is EP2's length - EP1 was way too short for $20.

Edit: I use a Visa debit card for purchasing everything, online and retail. It may be dependent upon the type of card but a lot of cards can be processed as debit and/or credit.
 

Balt

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Originally posted by: zerocool84
Originally posted by: Master Shake
Wasn't peggle extreme only a demo?
Seems like it but damn it was fun
I think I've honestly spent more time playing Peggle Extreme than I have TF2. Partly because it's convenient to play a quick game of Peggle rather than try to find a good TF2 game, but it's still a great time-waster.
 

Zenoth

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Originally posted by: Dumac
Originally posted by: Zenoth
Debit Cards don't work for getting games on Steam, and isn't accepted for PayPal.
Funny, I bought orange box with mine.
How ?

The only potentially working method I see is PayPal, but my Debit Card doesn't have an expiration date nor even a security number on its back, like PayPal requests, so at least in my case it just doesn't work at all. Not a big deal anyway, I'll go buy it at the store in a few hours.
 

bunker

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Originally posted by: Zenoth
Originally posted by: Dumac
Originally posted by: Zenoth
Debit Cards don't work for getting games on Steam, and isn't accepted for PayPal.
Funny, I bought orange box with mine.
How ?

The only potentially working method I see is PayPal, but my Debit Card doesn't have an expiration date nor even a security number on its back, like PayPal requests, so at least in my case it just doesn't work at all. Not a big deal anyway, I'll go buy it at the store in a few hours.
Then your definition of a "debit card" is different from everyone else's. Sounds to me like you have a basic ATM card.

A debit card has either the Visa or Mastercard logo and expiration dates, just like a regular credit card and can be used like a regular credit card.
 

Balt

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Gotta exit, restart client. Then it will start decrypting your game files.
 

TheVrolok

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Originally posted by: Balt
Gotta exit, restart client. Then it will start decrypting your game files.
Doing it. Delays! Lawlz @ TF2 updating at 4.0kbps rather than the typical 400kbps.
 

skulkingghost

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Just played ep2 from 3:11am to 5:40am and am loving it so far. I wont post any spoilers but I will just say: Amazing.
 

TheVrolok

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Decided to play some Portals, beat it (the primary campaign) in a bit under 2.5 hours. Fun, but nothing too complicated. Cool game. :)
 

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