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Old 12-21-2011, 03:19 AM   #1
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Question Want to buy Orange Box, but already have Portal

Will it add Portal to my inventory (doubt it!)?? Or purchasing Orange Box I'll waste a lil bit of money on another Portal that way? Or it won't let me buy Orange Box if I already have some games from the pack?
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:20 AM   #2
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Portal will become gift-able when you buy the orange box.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:22 AM   #3
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When I bought the Orange Box years ago I already had HL2 Episode1 in my games list. So I got an extra copy of it that still sits as gift in my Inventory.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:22 AM   #4
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Oh, cool then, thanks.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:34 AM   #5
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Portal does not become giftable when you buy the Orange Box!

Only HL2 and Episode One become giftable, because that was a special exemption made for the Orange Box.

In general, you do not get extra copies of games if you subsequently buy a pack that includes that game. That said, getting the Orange Box is almost certainly a better deal than buying the Half-Life 2 games individually.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:04 AM   #6
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Portal does not become giftable when you buy the Orange Box!

Only HL2 and Episode One become giftable, because that was a special exemption made for the Orange Box.

In general, you do not get extra copies of games if you subsequently buy a pack that includes that game. That said, getting the Orange Box is almost certainly a better deal than buying the Half-Life 2 games individually.
This.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:05 AM   #7
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Portal does not become giftable when you buy the Orange Box!

Only HL2 and Episode One become giftable, because that was a special exemption made for the Orange Box.

In general, you do not get extra copies of games if you subsequently buy a pack that includes that game. That said, getting the Orange Box is almost certainly a better deal than buying the Half-Life 2 games individually.
Yes, more info can be found here

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...4502-TPJL-2656
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:07 AM   #8
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Oh, too bad. It says exactly that when I try to buy it:
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: You already own the following items in "The Orange Box". You will not receive extra copies of these items when you complete this purchase:
Portal
Team Fortress 2
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