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Half Life 2 on Windows Vista 32 Bit

Question: Half Life 2 on Windows Vista 32 Bit

Everytime i try to run Half life 2 or any other steam program i get this message:

ENGINE ERROR

Could not load libary client

Please Help!

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Answer: Half Life 2 on Windows Vista 32 Bit

I did that and I still get the Error message

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Ok, so im geting my radeon 9800 Pro this christmas (BEST FRIGGIN CARD FOR RUNNING HL2 on!!! next to the XT of course....but that card is only 10% faster at 200 bucks more...lol)

anyways, im excited about what i've seen for the past 4 months in regards to half life 2...it looks SOOOO HOT!!!! i mean if game engines were a woman, it would be like the super-babe! lol....i feel the same way about the Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, OH lol

anyways.

storywise, should i play through Half Life (original) before i play though half life 2? or does it not really matter...

It's an old game..and the new one is coming out......id feel like the guy who just found out about a book series (the latest one, volume 9 is the best), but there were 8 books before the latest one...

is half life 1 fun? (or is that like asking "is bil gates FILTHY RICH")

i jsut wanna know
 

Answer:Do you suggest that i play through Half Life before buying Half Life 2???

......i just downloaded the demo of half life

and it scared the bejesus out of me........the first aleain that jumps on you...and it made me jump like through the celing.....my mom is mad at me now cuz i yelpped so loud!!!

im don't usually care when games are scary like that....but this is rediculous......

maybe i don't wanna buy it.............

does everything jump at you and you have to go into dark coridors?......ike

i might need to psych myself out that it's jsut in my computer before i go back and try the demo again.........

ikes!
 

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Hi, i've been trying to install HL2 onto my son's Dell PC, steam appears to install ok and update. the problem comes when i try to install HL2, a message pops up stating that there is not enough disk space to run steam. it then switches off. the thing is, there is still over 480 gb of disk space left. i have tried running it in compatibility mode for win xp sp2 with no joy. i have also tried reinstalling steam at least twice but to no avail. any clues?
 

Answer:Half life 2 problem with Vista

Does the laptop have two harddrives or partitions? If so, you may have Steam installed on the OS partition or similar, which usually has very little free space.
 

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I was looking to download Half Life (the first one) from Steam. However, both the requirements and the recommendations say either Windows 2000 or XP. I have all the other requirements, but I was wondering if I could still download and play this game when I only have Windows Vista.

Answer:Installing Half Life on Vista?

Hello SargenPiepa,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

You should be able to run Half Life on Vista. I have a couple friends running the game on Vista, both have had no problems, only an issue with Half Life showing up in the games explorer.

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I'm thinking about reinstalling Half Life 2 again and giving it another run through. Before I spend an hour or two installing and updating, does anyone know if it or Steam has any problems with Vista? Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Vista and Half Life 2

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hi all, my problem is i cant get hl2 to run in vista 64 i click on it it loads to a black screen where it then goes unresponsive. heres what ive tried: forcing 32bit, steam community disabled, video card drivers, vista updates, all with no luck. From what im reading is the more ram you have for this game the worse it plays in this case not playable.

My specs:

C2Q Q8200 2.3ghz
8gb ddr2 ram
500watt psu
Windows Vista x64
9800gt 1gb
 

Answer:Half-Life 2 Vista 64 problem

by forcing 32 bit you mean you but -32 in your command line?
if that does not work i would recommend making sure DEP is not stopping it
 

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Do's any body know where I can find a patch; where Half-Life Platinum works with Vista?? All I can get is a video on the upper lift corner...The game is ancient I know, but I love it/ just hoping there is a patch out there.
My C:
Vista I hate it!!
8800 Gt

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i cant open any halflife game it just closes itself straight away ive tried a few firewalls but deleted them as they caused more problems ive tried disabling windows firewall makes no difference, this is all happening on a new system ive reinstalled hall half life components no difference anyone any ideas? thanks

Answer:any steam/half life users on vista plz help!

hi did you download your games from steam or did you install them from disk.first this is what i would do.install direct x 9 and any updates for 10 .make shore you have the latest drivers for your grafix card and sound card ,all so check you dont have anything running in the back ground as programs can close them selfs down ie virus checkers and things like that ie make shore nothing is scanning your system

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Whenever I try to open Half-Life 2 I get to the blurry loading screen. 64-Bit Mode Active appears in a little box at the top of the screen, and the game freezes. What can I do to prevent this.
Specs:
Biostar nForce430/GeForce6150 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 CPU(2.6GHZ Dual)
Seagate 500GB Hard Drive
3GB Crucial RAM (2 Sticks)
450Watt Power Supply
Windows Vista x64 Buisness
 

Answer:Solved: Half-Life 2 Vista x64 Problems

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Hi, I am having touble with Garrys Mod, CSS 2, HL2, basically all programs powered by the HL2 engine. I got a message when i loaded my account (have vista) that said there were problems with the HL2 engine. So I tried to load Garrys Mod, HL2, and CSS and everytime i do while it loads the screen goes black and it says powering safe mode and it keeps saying that every 15 seconds. So basically i am having major trouble with this problem so i googled it and looked over a bunch of sites and still never found a soultution. I made sure all my drivers and stuff was up to date. So please if you have any help for me please post, I am in desperate trouble.

Also just sometimes when i play hl2, garrys mod, or CSS it would random crash and minimize and vista would say vista is looking for a solution to the problem. It would happen every now and then and I had no idea about it.

Also I can run a bunch of games on steam that doesn't have the hl2 engine and i can run like wow and stuff off of steam to.


So please Help
Thanks

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every time i start up half life it says: Half-Life has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows. For an update that is compatible with this version of Windows, contact Sierra.
does anyone know how i can fix that. thanks
 

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My brother tried installing the original Half-Life [yes the ancient one back from 1998] on our new computer which runs Windows XP without success. After putting in the CD [a store bought copy from EB] & clicking install, nothing else comes up so there's not much we can do in terms of troubleshooting since it won't even attempt to install.

The game installed without a problem on our other computer that runs Windows 98. To make sure that it wasn't a defective CD, I reinstalled it on our old computer today with no problems once again.

We've gone to a bunch of Half-Life/Sierra related web sites/forums & couldn't find a definitive solution. Some people said it runs on XP, others have the same problem we do. The company said there wasn't really much we could do about it. Anyone know if there is a way to get the game to work properly on XP or is it a lost cause? Thanks in advance.
My computer specs:
Dell Dimension 8200
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.53GHz
Processor Speed: 2.46 GHz
Memory (RAM) 512 MB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
Sound Card: Creative SB Live!
 

Answer:Half-Life won't install on Windows XP

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i have recently installed half life 2
i ran the game and it took a long time to start up
i choose new game and it froze
i ran it several times and it kept on freezing when i chose new game
i have already tried reinstalling it

Answer:windows 7 Half Life 2 freezes new game

Where did you get the game? Also have you applied the patches?

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Hello all...

The last couple of days when I've been playing Half Life 2 and Quake 4 sometimes the game will just quit on me out of the blue and give me an error screen that says "Half-Life2/Quake4 has encountered a problem and needs to close" and I don't send the information to Microsoft so I just click on "Don't Send"

Do you guys have any idea what could be causing this and how I could fix it? Thank you for your time.
 

Answer:Quake 4 and Half Life 2 error windows

Most games all quit like that under the same conditions:

1) Update video card drivers and sound card drivers.

2) Make sure that your video chipset and sound card chipset are compatible and supported by the game.

3) Check the game publisher's website for a patch.

That covers about 99% of game problems of this nature, barring hardware failures such as bad RAM.
 

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Hi guys,
I'm using windows xp and I installed half life blue shift successfully. However, when I try to play the game, my screen goes black for a few seconds before returning me to my desktop. I've tried reinstalling a few times and also changing the compatibility both of which have not worked. I have the original half life which works fine and I uninstalled it to create space for blue shift. This is also the stand alone version of blue shift. Any help you could give me would be much appreciated.
 

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Half life blue shift not working on windows xp

'shortofafulldeck' raised the same issue as I've got. Has anyone else seen this and found a solution? The game was working fine until I installed Kaspersky. I've fiddled about with the Kas firewall and app permissions but still no luck.

Hi guys,
I'm using windows xp and I installed half life blue shift successfully. However, when I try to play the game, my screen goes black for a few seconds before returning me to my desktop. I've tried reinstalling a few times and also changing the compatibility both of which have not worked. I have the original half life which works fine and I uninstalled it to create space for blue shift. This is also the stand alone version of blue shift. Any help you could give me would be much appreciated.
 

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OHHO!!! ATi are really rubbing there $8000000 worth of HL2 in nvidias faces - they intent to get every penny of that 8million back and more i shouldnt wonder
clip from new ATi advert....

Done Running?
Out of ammo?
This fall
Rely on two things
Your crowbar
and the brute force of RADEON to survive

*half life 2 logo pasted all over the place*

now im a die-hard nvidia fan but ATi are pushing them for all they have got - but im staying with nvidia - if the NV40 turns out the same as the NV3x then there probebly wont b an nvidia to support - NOW WE NEED A SPECTACULAR NVIDIA COMEBACK! please!

Steg
 

Answer:Ati and Half Life 2

well you cant really blame ATI they have been on the recieving end of the same thing from Nvidia for many years. now it's their turn.

While I prefer ATI to Nvidia cards ( at least as far as the FX series go) I shudder to think of Nvidia not resolving theirr DX9 problems by the time NV40 hits and I really dont think they will allow that to happen.
 

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Question: Half-life 2

I got half-life 2 and started it then it went to loading screen and then crashed and said "Available memory less than 128MB!!! -1".Can somebody help me with this!

Answer:Half-life 2

Are you running Windows 7 64-bit?  Looks like this is a fairly common issue although I seem to remember it working fine for me with the same OS.  The fix is to set hl2.exe to run in XP compatibility mode - go to the installation directory of thre game, right click hl2.exe, go to properties, compatibility tab, tick the first box and select Windows XP Service Pack 3.  Hopefully this will resolve the issue.

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Question: Half-Life 2

In my opinion, this was one of, if not the BEST game I've ever played in my life. The storyline, the gameplay, the action, music, I could go on forever. The graphics have parts where they are INCREDIBLE, and some where they are not, which I like because it shows that they have the capability to use stunning graphics, but don't over-use it. Over-all very effective in the graphics area. Also, I beat it tonight, and I want to play it again...yes, it's that good. I pre-loaded it via STEAM only because I have a high-speed internet connection at school, and at some times it was downloading at 1.8Mb/s!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME! There is so much variety in the game, so I never got bored, and the levels are interesting and make you think like you're really there (because the physics are so realistic...spot-on!!).

My only complaint is that *possible spoiler* when you have the vehicle/s, it seemed to me that those times were too long. Yeah, you get out of them to raise an obstacle, but then you do the same thing. Other than that, Valve has done the BEST job of creating the most valueable game ever.
 

Answer:Half-Life 2

Love it and have sold many copies for Valve. It is incredible, its nice to see a game finally be everything promised. I like the vehicle missions because often times vehicle missions are simply get in and drive fast and shoot. Valve made the vehicle missions require getting out and working an area to continue. I thought that was a great idea too
 

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Question: Half-Life 2 key

Well guess what... Somehow I overlooked the key code in the cd case! So the Key/receipt/box is in the garbage! Does anyone know anyway to get the cd key? I've been trying to play this game for 2 days now and I'm about to flip I'm almost positive I can't get a cd key but I'll give this one last try. If all fails, I guess I'll have to buy another Half-Life 2 cd!
 

Answer:Half-Life 2 key

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Question: Half-Life 2 Lag

My friend has an eMachines T3256, and he just put in a GeForce 6200. He used to use his GeForce 4 Mx4000 onboard graphics before. Now, the game will be running fine for a minute and all of a sudden lag like crazy, and take a minute to recover. He did not have this problem with his old vid card. He meets the power supply requirements with a 300watt max output, and it seems to run fine on other games that do not require steam. Can anyone explain this, please?
 

Answer:Half-Life 2 Lag

What about the amps the PSU delivers on the 12V rail?
 

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Question: Half-life 2

I got half-life 2 and started it then it went to loading screen and then crashed and said "Available memory less than 128MB!!! -1".Can somebody help me with this!

Answer:Half-life 2

Are you running Windows 7 64-bit?  Looks like this is a fairly common issue although I seem to remember it working fine for me with the same OS.  The fix is to set hl2.exe to run in XP compatibility mode - go to the installation directory of thre game, right click hl2.exe, go to properties, compatibility tab, tick the first box and select Windows XP Service Pack 3.  Hopefully this will resolve the issue.

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Question: Half Life 2

Hi there. Not sure if anyone else has this problem. But I have got to Our Benefactors stage and I can not seem to jump to be able to progress. Anyone aware of a patch for this problem.

Thanks

Jack
 

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Question: half-life Cd key

does anyone know where I can get another one?
 

Answer:half-life Cd key

In any store that sells the game. Anything else would be pirating, illegal and not supported or allowed here
 

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Question: Half Life

When I launch Half Life it says LOADING... But hangs... when I Ctrl+Alt+Del I see ERROR... I end task... and Half Life closes.

What can I do to fix this problem???
 

Answer:Half Life

Well if you need help you will have to provide us with the spec for your pc.

If you havent already done so update all your drivers, in particular your video drivers.
Also half life has video options within the game try changing the settings especially the video options coz this is where most probs are. In my experence anyhow.

Did it work ok before? Have you changed any settings? Have you installed and hardware? Give us the info and someone will help you i'm sure, Also there are forums specifically for half life so i reckon there will be expert advise for hal life there.

I would also check for a virus if you haven't done so already.

good luck.
 

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Well me and my friend both installed Half Life on our computers(Windows XP) and when my friend exited out of the game his resolution was very low, so he tried to turn it up and he couldnt. He restarted it and its still too big and his computer is stuck on the Windows XP welcome screen but all you can see is the power button on the bottom lefthand corner and the words that are beside it, I tried going into safe mode but when I got to the menu to choose what I wanted to do, my keyboard wouldnt work, although I can go into my bios settings and that is it... does anyone have a sweet clue what to do? I would really appreciate the help that anyone can give me.
 

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Question: half life 2

the crosshair is too faint to see well on HL2. I do not see any settings to increase the visibility or change its color.
 

Answer:half life 2

i never had a problem with it... i dont believe there is a setting to change it. there is one setting you can do to put the health and ammo bars next to the crosshair, and thatll add some size to it... but other than that i dunno.
 

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Question: Half Life 2 HELP

I bought half-life 2 when it came out, and i realized that i needed a better video card to run it correctly. I bought the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT and the game ran fantastically. A year later, i had to reinstall windows due to spy ware issues. Though i updated the driver, half life 2 no longer works. The game will sometimes freeze and crash during loading, sometimes it will even start the game a little, but it always crashes. The sometimes before i start, the game gives me an error stating that the driver is out of date. I followed the link and downloaded the suggested driver, no change. i used driver agent.com and updated every single driver that i could on the computer, still no change. Please, any help would be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Half Life 2 HELP

Hmm same with me
 

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Question: Half Life 2

what would be the highest framerate:graphics ratio for this system:

AMD Athlon XP 2500+
Geforce 6600GT
512MB of PC3200 DDR RAM
Soundblaster Live! 24bit

And I'm pretty sure that's all you need to know, ask if you need more

Help is appreciated
 

Answer:Half Life 2

Oh pretty high, i bet u can run all settings high with a high resolution and get 60+ frames. Turning on AA or AF is ur choice, that would take a chunk of performance out.
So overall you will get great performance, but you *might* have annoying loading times since you dont have 1gig of ram. Just my own experiences.
 

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Question: Half Life 2

I was playing half life 2 with no problems. My pc crashed. When trying to play it again it would not run. I uninstalled it then re-installed it. It will not install all of the game just Steam. Checking the folders it seems that Half Life does not install. It just installs steam but the steam app`s is empty. I`ve tried uninstalling it.. Running a disk checker. Registry repair and other stuff but still the same problem. I`ve tried the repair on the cd but the same problem. Why doesnt it reinstall???

Answer:Half Life 2

Can you perform a System Restore to before the computer crashed?

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Question: Half Life 2

I want to purchase Half Life 2 but I am a little concerned that my system might not deliver good performance. It is an AMD xp1700 cpu with 384mb ram and a nvidia Geforce video card. Although my system meets the minimum requirements I don't want the graphics to be choppy or slow. Does anyone know if it will play OK on my aged system?
 

Answer:Half Life 2

alontheriver said:



I want to purchase Half Life 2 but I am a little concerned that my system might not deliver good performance. It is an AMD xp1700 cpu with 384mb ram and a nvidia Geforce video card. Although my system meets the minimum requirements I don't want the graphics to be choppy or slow. Does anyone know if it will play OK on my aged system?Click to expand...

This is just my opinion but I don't think I'd want to waste 50.00 to find out. I first ran HL2 on a 2.88 P-4 and though it wasn't choppy it was slow loading and slow between scenes, I guess thats what you call them them, where it loads new sequences as your playing. I've now got it on my 3.2 P-4 512 memory 128 ATI card and it still makes you wait to get it loaded and there is still a long pause between scenes. You also have to have an internet connection, I've got cable and from what I can guess a modem would not work very good.
So over all, even though the game itself is good, I'd have never bought it if I had known about "stream" and everything else. There was that not more then you ever wanted to know
 

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Question: half life 2

helps anybody. i cant to connect to friends servers. i cant play in multiplayer. what's the matter?
 

Answer:half life 2

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could some please help me with half life 2 prob the game plays fine then goes jerky for a couple of seconds like its trying to catch up then plays ok my comp has p4 2.53 a xfx 5700 graphics card and 764 ram the game recommends full settings for most things have tried these turned down but has no effect

Answer:half life 2

Think you have found the "stutter" problem that affects some versions of this game as explained click here a possible fix on Steam website click here and click here

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So nostalgia got the better of me this weekend and I decided to reinstall half life 1. I am currently using Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit if that helps. Anyway, I am having some lag issues. Whenever I join a game, or host one, the game lags, it is very choppy, and it sometimes even freezes. When I click on my name it says my PING is around 70, which, I'm told is good. I have tried everything, updated drivers, changed steam's priority to low, changed resoltion, and, still LAG. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

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Question: Half life 2 bug

Can anyone help? I have a half life 2 bug which causes graphics problems following use of the "flashlight". After switching the flashlight on and off, the graphics go into crazy mode and all I can do is quit and re start.

I am not very IT informed so please let me have an idiot proof solution.

Much appreciated in anticipation.
 

Answer:Half life 2 bug

What's your system? If you're running a radeon, get the latest drivers or downgrade the driver to an earlier version. If not, check out half-life.net.
 

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Hey people,I've recently bought a 24" Mac G5. I've installed windows proffesional with no problems and am currently playing Half Life Holiday 2006 Collection. I've started at the beggining at (Half Life) The Source and what it is, is when I run the source everything is fine. Except for certain bits when I see a load of white line's (which so far only ocurrs when looking into water which has something moving within it) quite annoying to say the least. I know this is probably a simple issue but could anyone impart there wisdom upon me so that I may enjoy the Half Life series.Mac stats:Intel core 22.33 GHz1.98 RamNvidia GeForce 7600 GTWhat do I need to do to enjoy most games competently? Thanks.

Answer:New to Half Life, a little help please?

What graphics driver are you using the lastest 93.71?

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Question: Half Life 2

Hi,Just had to reinstall XP over the last few days and ofcourse my copy of HL2 was wiped off. As I was playing through Steam when I reload the game will my save points still be there or do I have to start from scratch :(Thanks

Answer:Half Life 2

the saved game is stored oin your computer if you did not back up the saved game file then you will have to restart from scratch..you can of course download a saved game and then go back to the chapter you were are...email me if you wish todo this

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Question: half life 2

will half life2 run on my comp?? i have an ati radeon 9250 and a pentium4 processor. if it does run will it be laggy?
 

Answer:half life 2

you'll need at least 512 MB System Ram for it not to be "Buggy", it runs good on my specs and I get 45 fps online.
 

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Question: half life cd key

I lost my cd key to half life. does anyone have one so I can play online. email me at [email protected]
 

Answer:half life cd key

Did this become a cracking forum? This is for your own good... At the risk of sounding like a moron, how is getting a cd-key in any way related to "Internet & Networking"? This is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you... I just did a ""search"" for "half life cd key" and got monstorous hits (and the first one I clicked on gave me a cd key, imagine that). I'm only here to help people and that's what I'm doing...

Welcome to my world,

Drew
 

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Question: Half Life 2 Help!

hey, I want to buy halflife 2 but I dont thing my computer will be able to run it and I was wondering if anybody new what hardware i could buy that was compatible with the stuff i currently have. Heres what I have.

AMD Athlon +1600 1.4 (Think i need a new cpu?)
Nvidia Geforce 2 T (Definatly need a new grpahics card!?)
40 Gig Harddrive (Enough)

512 Ram (Enough)

This is the tricky part, i need to know what stuff i can get that will work with my motherboard: Gigabyte 7VTXH - I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I CAN DO HELP!

??? Any pro's out there to help?
 

Answer:Half Life 2 Help!

hl2.ogaming.com said:

In real life you need the best from a new game so I would recommend a 2000 cpu, 512 mb ram, GeForce4 Ti4800 128 ddr or ATI Radeon equivalent.Click to expand...

Apparantly Valve tries to make their games compatible with older parts but reality is that you won't get the best graphics. Your processor should be fine, just need to upgrade the video card.
 

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Question: Half-Life 2

Right then, I just bought HL2 on steam, downloaded, played, quit out. Came back later and tried to play it got to the blurry background loading screen and crashed to desktop. Did everything recommended here

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f59/...ed-146959.html

and was able to get the game to open for a few seconds longer but the same problem still occurs before the menu even loads. Half-life 2 is also trying to run itself in 64 bit mode if that helps.

Vista 64-bit
2.24 Dual Core Intel Centrino
Geforce 9800M GS 512Mb
4G DDR 2 Kingston RAM

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Question: Half Life

I have an up to speed XP rig with all the bellz & whistles and I have loaded & installed v1101.

All I can pull up is CounterStrike or DayofDefeat.... I only want to play HALF LIFE darn-it...

And WHERE can I get a copy of JUST HALF LIFE without having to get a mega-download that has everything under the sun that I DON'T want... No TFC... No CS... ONLY HALF LIFE???
 

Answer:Half Life

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Question: Half- Life 2

I have installed the Half-Life 2 pc game on my desk top the graphics are fine but it is really slow and the sound echo's teribbly, I have windows XP, could it be that my pc is not able to cope with the game, many thanks.
 

Answer:Half- Life 2

yes, but you need to provide system info

Click Start/Run and type Dxdiag

Then save and attach log...

also http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
 

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Question: Half-Life

Hello Everyone!!

I purchased H/L for my husband 2 days ago...

Our system is HP above and beyond whats needed in specks to run the game, however when he plays for say 5-8 min "downloads next scene" then its like it overloads and just shuts the entire game down..going black and then back to our desk top...Help???

Also I've been reading the board about this "STREAM" is this something u need to play this game...with both beginners so if my questions seem silly, i apologize...thanks so very much!!
 

Answer:Half-Life

I think steam is only nessicary for online play. However I am not sure if you can get the latest patches which would probably include fixes for your hardware that the software is currently needing.
1) Is the game running at the latest patch
2) If not, then I would go to www.steampowered.com to download steam and the setup will walk you right through setup.
 

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Question: Half-life and xp

Hi there i have xp sp2, i know there is a compatability issue with hl and xp but ive patched hl to 1.1.0 and used compatability mode in xp but it still wont work "please insert cd-rom".

P4 3gz ht 800fsb/1mb-L2
1gig 2700
onboard sound and graphics.

I dont have net connection so thats why i have sp2, but hl wont work on sp3 at all from what ive read.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

Answer:Half-life and xp

wait, is this the original half-life or half-life 2?
 

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Question: Half life 2

it shows "runtime error" when i run in xp,but there is no error while in Windows 7??????
How to solve it?????
 

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is this a good rating for half life two?

Answer:80-100 FPS for half life two?

without a doubt. what was your settings?

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i have just brought half life 2 and it refuses to load. when i nsert the disc nothing happens and a message comes up please insert disc, A;ll my other software loads with no problems. i have tried loading in my dvd drive & my rewriter but same error mesage, any ideas,running win xp athlon 2000+512mb+ 80gb hard disk.

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Sounds like a dodgy cd or dvd. Take it back to the shop for exchange!!!R.

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What can I do to STOP from FREEZING????
When I get out of a map.... say for 5 minutes. Get up to do something... Come back to REFRESH and I am FROZEN...
When THIS happens I have to ctrl+alt+del to STOP PRGM... and the re-start game...

Sometimes after I am frozen.. I restart the game, and then I get OpenGL video card not supported message...
When THIS happens I have to RE-BOOT my rig...

500 Mhz CPU
256M PC100 SDRAM
VooDoo3 2000 w/ 16M VRAM
 

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Hi. Playing Half Life 2...what a great game...i get to the dark energy and when time stops and that bloke stops speaking my computer crashes. any ideas???

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what are your system specs, I have finished half life 2 and it played ok all the way through.

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Question: Half Life 2 Help

Im on a part of the hovercrapt chapter, and i cant get up this one ramp. It is where you go down a drop and turn right, see 2 red crates ahead...and a boat to the left. Right after the boat is another, and 2 tanks on a long pier. On the right of the first boat is a ramp, and on the left after boat a borken ramp. Problem is no matter how fast i go off the left ramp, it looks like ill make it but for some reason it knocks my hovercraft back be4 it hits the ramp. Any Help? (ill try to get a screenshot 2mrorow).
 

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Hi i have bought Half Life 2 on CD's and i have converted them into DVD cd but i get a error half way through installation telling me that the shared sounds in "HL23.cab" cannot be found..

Can someone help me please...
 

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Does any one has a problem like me I can't use mouse and keyboard at same time I mean I can run but I when I move my mouse it wont move on screen and when i can shoot and watch around only when I standing,so does any one knows how can I fix this?
 

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Nope, you are it. Try updating your mouse and keyboard drivers. You might want to pair your mouse and keyboard from the same company. I.e., Microsoft mouse/keyboard; Logitech mouse/keyboard.

Courtney
 

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i have got a problem with half life.......when I go up the lift to the surface the lift stops half way for some reason and I start to loose life just as the next phase loads?
Ive played the game through a few times and can't think myself what is causing this.
 

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I'm thinking of getting HL2 Episode 1 and 2 and am wondering if you need to have the original HL2 installed or are these 2 episodes standalone.

Thanks for your help.
 

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So I am trying to get back into the original half life for PC. I installed it fine and when I try to open it, my comp says half life requires 16.0 mb and I only have 1455 k of physical memory. But when I check my memory is says I have 133gb free. Any ideas?
 

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I know its on the back of case, but ive tried all the serial numbers and none seem to work. Anyone know what sequence of numbers i should be using

Answer:Half-life cd key, what is it?

If the numbers have "-" in then include the "-"1223-4567-7910-1122Not 123456789101122

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is there any offical release date for halflife 2. also i bought a new graphics card and it came with halflife 2 but it was a voucher for the game . what are the actual chances that they will send it?
 

Answer:half life 2

1: No, late summer is latest word.
2: You will get it , probably 8 weeks after everyone else.
 

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I have been stuck in a part of half life for a week know so I had a look at the cheats pages.I followed the instructions which were Select runtype C:\Sierra\Half-Life\hl.exe -dev -toconsole,then to load the last quick save game and press the ~ key to pull down the console but all I get is unknown command which goes off the screen in a couple of seconds. can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and how to access the consol.Regards Alan

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I had this with Max payne, couldn't get the developer cheat to work...Gave up in the end!

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When I get to the fuzzy loading screen it just stops and doesn't go any farther than that =/ I can't seem to figure out ANY reason for this, I've tried restarting and that hasnt helped
 

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How long have you waited? It takes a long time to load.

Is this when you first start HL2, or when you try to load a map (Or new/saved game)?

Try right-clicking Half-Life 2 in the My Games menu of Steam, and click the Launch options button, then type in '-console', without quotes. This should speed up the initial load, by getting rid of the animated background.
 

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I bought half life 2 a month ago and registered it with steam but now I don't want it anymore so I want to give it to a friend at work.

What do I need to do in order to give him control of this software for his pc?
 

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He needs your username and password along with the Steam program so that he can download the games to his computer. I am not sure if he will need the disks, but I believe your friend needs those as well.
 

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Has anyone had problems installing this game. I cannot set up a new Steam account and thus cannot play the game. I get an error message box to the effect that Create Account failed due to error 200: Connection Reset, Winsock Error 10054. Connection reset by peer.I have emailed Tech Support and await their response, but if anyone out there can help in the meantime, please let me know. Thanks.

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I'm thinking about picking up Half-Life 2 used off Amazon, but I'm concerned about a used game and Steam. If I try and install a HL2 that someone else has (theoretically) already installed and set up a Steam account, will I run into problems? From what it sounds like, each game connects to and creates a user account for Steam based on each game. If that's the case, I'm guessing that when I try and install HL2 and create a Steam account for myself, it won't let me with a used version. So basically, if I were to pick up HL2, do I need to buy it brand new?

m19
 

Answer:Half-Life 2 used... is it possible?

its very unlikely that the person didnt use the cd key so if i were you, i wouldnt buy it. even if they say the key is unused. just buy it new, its not that much anymore. i think you can buy it off steam for like 20 bucks or sumthin?
 

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I have a problem with Half Life 2. I installed everything properly but when it comes to starting the game for the first time...I see the loading screen as usual. Then I hear a series of beeps then two Windows Chimes...as if to alert for an error. Then the screen just stays at the loading screen and absoultely nothing happens. Please help!
 

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Is it retail or from steam?
 

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can any one please tell me in what order do i load in the discs i have half life generation the 4 set THANH YOU

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I made a dedicated server on CS Source and Half-life 2 Deathmatch. Both run well and my friends and I get great ping. I was just wondering how to give them admin. Is there anyway to give them admin without me having to figure out how to do the AMX and Admin mod stuff?
 

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Add the BeetleFart's Minimum Admin mod to your dedicated servers. It's just a copy and paste files kind-of thing. Then you just add thier steamID or Ip address to the admin txt
 

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i am looking to buy half life 2 for my laptop but was wondering what this meant"Directx 7 capable graphics" i have added the model of my grapchics card below just incase that helps intel gma 915 graphics card thx

Answer:Half life 2

I have half life 2 and my graphics card in my laptop is a 64mb nvidia geforce 4 440 go and it does run brill all the time and i dont think your laptops onboard graphics will be able to handle the game.

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Whenever I install half-life 2 it will install but then when I go to play I get the following message:Steam.exe (main exception): ERROR: delete of Steam.exe failed, Win32 Error 5 "Access is Denied"And then it closes down. It always happens when steam is updating I think. I run XP.

Answer:Half-Life 2 help

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/printthread.php?s=d469fdbb2ed6522f5f42e6ef8dc7e818&threadid=43650not fault found with this game?>try another site>http://www.ati.com/gitg/promotions/halflife2demo/

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hey all
this thread is connected with my previous thread about half life 2. last time i was getting the blue screen of death. that stopped for a while when i updated the mobo bios and the game ran great for a couple days. now when i load her up and then try to load a save game i get this error.

""HALF-LIFE 2:hl2.exe-Application Error

The instruction at "0x241f94f7" referenced memory at "0x0e66f41c". The memory could not be "read". ""

any thoughts??

hooch254
 

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Tried reinstall?

Operating system?
 

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After about a minute or less sometimes that i get to the screen where u choose new game and all that stuff, i get a "cannot read memory" error with numbers. I dont know what to do someone help me out.My computer has:

AMD 64 3200 2.00 ghz
1 GB RAM
ATI radeon 9800 pro 256 ram
80 GB harddrive
creative soundcard
 

Answer:Half life 2 HELP PLZ

You are not alone in this problem. Read this.
 

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Question: Half-Life 2 lag...

I'm not sure whether this is a software or a hardware problem but here goes: whenever i run Half-Life 2 I get a lot of lag and about 25 FPS... The thing that I don't get is that my friend gets 56+ FPS when my computer is technically better... I have a Athlon 64 3000+ on a ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe with a Gainward GeForce FX 5700Ultra when he has a Athlon XP 2500+ with a GeForce 5200 on some unknown motherboard. The system even sometimes runs slowly when not in full-screen 3D. I'm not sure what exactly the problem is but I thought it might be the memory because it's some unrecignised 512 DDR400 which costs 25 (about $44).
Please help!
 

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I made a dedicated server on CS Source and Half-life 2 Deathmatch. Both run well and my friends and I get great ping. I was just wondering how to give them admin. Is there anyway to give them admin without me having to figure out how to do the AMX and Admin mod stuff?
 

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Does anyone know what we do to make HL2 work on our new pc . Just says as it is on our old machine can not use it on new - reg number is being used.

Answer:half Life 2 on new pc

I have HL2 running on my desktop and my laptop,I just log into steam with my same username and password.Obviously two people can't be logged in at the same time. Are you getting the error message when you're trying to install the game, or when you're logging in to steam?

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okay i just downloaded steam like idk a week ago and i decided to buy half life 2 for 6.99 and its lags to **** when i look around in game that is i lag quite alot and its annoying heres the system requirements for Half Life 2
Official Half-Life 2 Box minimum specs:

Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor
OS: Windows, 2000/XP/Me/98
Graphic card: DirectX 7 level graphics card
Hard Drive: 4.5 GB
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Other: Internet Connection, DVD-ROM Drive
i have a 80gb hard drive and 50gb free heres my specs on my comp , i have do have internet its wireless to a modem that my stepdad has.

 

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HELP!! PLEASE!!
I've been playing HL2 for a while.
I got to Black Mesa East and I'm omw to the elevator.
The girl who's talking to me says a lot of things. She press the button of the elevator, the doors open and... it's gets stuck!
The game console says "ERROR: DYNAMIC LINK POINTING TO INVALID NODE ID!!".
Because of this I can't play.
Do you guys know something about it? Any way to fix it?
I really appreciate the help.

 

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Question: Re: Half-Life 2

Here is a game walkthrough... In order to find exactly what you are looking for quickly, try clicking on edit -> search ... Type in the name of this person and press enter. It should take you to the right spot... If this does not help, please come back and we will assist you further... http://gr.bolt.com/games/codes/pc/half_life_2_walkthrough.htm ...[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Okay, I've bought and installed Half-Life. It works fine. Then I installed (from a magazine cover disc) the mod 'Day of Defeat'. When I click on the DOD desktop shortcut, it puts up a message saying, "Your Half-Life \Executable has been modified", and that's all it does. How do I run Day of Defeat?PS. Yes, this is the first time I've tried to out a mod.!

Answer:How do I use a Half-life mod.?

What happens when you run Half-Life? Is there an option somewhere to run the mod?

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I have read of this problem and tried several things with no results.
Computer
AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core Processor
2.60 GHz
4.00 GB Ram
2 - 9800 GTX Nvida

Playing games on steam Half-Life stops working, but it does not do it on all steam games?? Just on latest installed??

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First of all, you should post this in the steam forums. www.steampowered.com

Secondly, whats the error message? Half life 1 or 2?

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half-life will not install on my computer. it says somehting about ms-dos. can any of you guys help? thanx in advance.

Bob.
 

Answer:Half-Life Help Please!!!

Cheeseball81 said:

Put in your Windows XP CD
From the command line type:
expand D:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.ntClick to expand...
 

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I get this thing where the sound is playing two different parts, one a kind of bubbly, gurgly sound (usually, infact almost all the time, with voices)
and the other the normal one. This happens on regular half life aswell, but I haven't found it on other games or music.

The bubbly one plays about a second behind the normal one, making it echo
 

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Anyone got any hints, secrets, or any cool information about Half-Life. (Game of the Year Edition.) I just got the game, and was wondering if anyone knew any information about it.
 

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does anyone know what file the cd key is located in? i can't seem to find it. thank you
 

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http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=650
 

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I have had half life 2 since christmas and I have yet to play match. All I keep getting is steam is having a problem connecting to the servers. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it without and virus or firewall running but it still isn't working.

Does anyone have any ideas

carrie
 

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every time i load a saved game my enemies just stand there and they don't notice me. i can shoot them in the head at piont blank. how do i fix this.
 

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Question: x64 + Half Life 2

i click "install half life 2" i get a DEP (Data execution Prevention) error and it closes???

wtf???

i've never come across that before.



EDIT:

i went into the cd, installed steam, then installed hl2 bypassing the actual autorun sequence.

works now..installed.

x64 musn't like something on the autorun i guess.....*shrugs*

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i think u have to turn DEP off...

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HI, bought this game in England last week and only realised when i got home that the version i bought home is not for Xp. It installed and loads but is constantly freezing every two or three minutes. Is there anything i can do about this?
 

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Whenever i play half life 2, it says "AI disabled" and no characters move at all. Is there any way to re-activate the AI?

Thanks
Wayne

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I just bought half-life from ebgames used, and they didn't provide a cd-key, how can I get one?
 

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This is a question that has some legal problems...And its a bit of a shaky subject for the mods here too ( rightly soo ) Id say call valve...
 

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I just, uh, "discovered" Half-life. Splendid game. I'm playing it on a 3-year-old Dell 400MHz Pentium II with a new GeforceMXII (32MB) card. It plays as smooth as butter at 1024x768 -- until I reach the end of "We've Got Hostiles." I enter the cage elevator marked "Surface Access" and press the button. The elevator begins to ascend, with the accompanying "clanka-clanka," then the game loads the next phase. When it does, the game hangs. I can still hear the "clanka-clanka" of the elevator, plus the sound of helicopter rotors, but the elevator stops ascending. I can look up, down and around, but can't otherwise move (i.e., my head can move, but my feet can't). And there's a kind of jerking motion, as if a tooth is missing in a gear that lifts the elevator. Meantime, my suit is quickly losing power, and when it dies, my health starts going quickly south. Soon I die.
Now: According to the "properties" of hl.exe, I have "Version 1,0,0,9 ... Copyright 1999." I know there's a 50MB-plus update out there, but even with a surprisingly fast (and reliable) dial-up connection, that'll take some serious time (over 30 hours, I recall). Is that my only option?
My understanding is that Half-life's charm, technologically, is that it provides great game play without demanding the absolute latest in systems. Even so, is my well-tuned 400MHz Pentium II (with 256MB system RAM, btw) not up ... Read more

Answer:Half-life hangs

Are you sure you just didn't get squished?
 

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Maybe it is the new version, but for some reason, whenever I try to connect to a server, it kicks me off. Then I connect a second time, then it works. EVERY server I attempt to join, I have to join it twice. And this is the case for EVERY server. An odd problem, but have any of you HL players experienced the same thing?
 

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Hi ascension15

Have you downloaded all the updates when you login?

What is the latest version?

My son plays Half-Life, it seems like each time he logs on he is updating something and filling up our harddrive.

I will ask him if he has experienced the same connection problems.

What operating system do you have?
 

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