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Half-Life (original version) problems...

Question: Half-Life (original version) problems...

Copying this directly as I had posted it on another forum:

I just went out and bought an OLD copy of Half-Life that was sitting on the shelf of Electronics Boutique awhile ago... $9.99 CDN. What a steal, I always wanted a backup CD-Key anyway... now I have 3

Anyway I installed it and it installed the 1.0.0.9 version. I downloaded and installed the 1.1.1.0. I went to try out TFC in OpenGL mode at 800x600. When I try to join a game or create one, it says "Loading" then the screen starts flashing weird colours at me at fullscreen. I almost had a seizure.

When it finally gets into the server and into the game, its still doing this. I can only barely make out the game itself. To get out of it, I have to Ctrl-Alt-Delete hl.exe.

I tried switching to D3D... when I do this, the game works... however moving around is really weird and laggy and the screen is REALLY dark... even though I have gamma, and brightness and all that all the way up in the HL Config. WTF?

Has anybody else gotten this problem? Is it my piece of crap Radeon? I should get my geforce 2 MX back... none of this crap ever happened with that. It loves OpenGL

BTW, Steam has no problem using OpenGL with this video card.

Any help would be appreciated

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Answer: Half-Life (original version) problems...

Try updating your video card drivers, and then switching to software rendering for your video in the game, if its on software rendering and your still having troubles you know its the game...

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Question: Half-Life Original

I'm not sure if anyone remembers this or not, but there was a mod for the original half life that made all of the weapons look more realistic and I've been looking for it but I can't find it. I think it came with Blue Shift. Does know where i can get it or have the Blue Shift disk the setup is on?
 

Answer:Half-Life Original

Maybe here:

http://games.moddb.com/1/half-life/downloads/

Javalin
 

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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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Question: Half-life problems

I got the game a few months ago and plated it for awhile, it worked fine then. I just recently tried playing it now and upon loading any of my saves, it will give me an error dealing with
KERNEL32.dll. I then tried a new game and right when i exited the tram at the begining, the same error popped up. I have tried re installing, I have the latest drivers for direct x and my video card(Nvida Geforce 2 mx 400).
The doctor watson thing said:

HW.DLL used an invalid or uninitialized "critical section".

Module Name: HW.DLL

Application Name: Hl.exe
Description: Half-Life Launcher
Version: 1, 1, 0, 8
Product: Half-Life Launcher
Manufacturer: Valve, L.L.C.

I would appriciate any help on this matter
 

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Hey folks,
After some careful deliberation, I've noticed that whenever I play Half-Life 2 Deathmatch for a while....it crashes with the following message.
The exception privileged instruction (0x0000096) occured in the application at location 0x1f399804.

So my guess is that this is a registry problem? Need insight on how to fix.

my specs

AMD Sempron 2800+
768 DDR SDRAM
Windows XP Pro/w SP2
80GB Caviar HD.....(10.9GBs free)
 

Answer:Half-Life 2 problems....

this problem seems to affect more than just games now, I guess you can close this topic so I can create another.....
 

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Question: Half-life problems

I'm running the latest version of Half-life, and I'm running into problems. When I play, the textures seem a little more grainy than they should be. The sound is cracking a bit. Worst of all, if I look up at the sky, the horizan "bleeds" into the sky, and my computer starts lagging badly.

I've tried running HL in Windows 98 Compatability mode, but no luck. Any suggestions?

Specs:
Vaio
P4 1.8 Ghz
512 MB SDRAM
Geforce 4 Ti 4400

I've got all the latest drivers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Half-life problems

I had the EXACT same pc until a month ago and never had that problem. The first question is are you running it in OpenGL or Direct 3D? You want OpenGL whenever possible. Check all your settings to be sure they are cranked up. I ran it with DirectX9 fine too. Also, for GeForce drivers, got the latest drivers from Nvidia, http://www.nvidia.com ? Always run the reference drivers, they are awesome and first updated.

Beyond that, you might need to find a Half Life site and check forums or FAQs for people having a similar issue.
 

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http://s321.photobucket.com/albums/nn384/Vennir/?action=view&current=hlproblem.jpg&newest=1

Im having a big problem with Half Life 2 right now. Anytime I look at the sky, whatever I was looking at last seems to be plastered everywhere (see picture). During actual gameplay, the sky is moving like crazy and giving me lag

Im running it on Windows XP with an Intel GMA 950. I know the card isnt the best, but I looked into it before I bought it, and it should be running without any problems.

I already tried to verify files on steam without any results.
 

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Hey, Im new here. I've asked this question on the SteamPowered forums but they havent been able to help me, and then i remembered this site...
My Problem: I borght the game last week (half life 2 - game of the year edition), installed it and made a steam account etc... But when i click "lauch game" all it says is "preparing to launch." Then the cancel button blanks out and goes back to my normal screen, with the game not loading
Ive set my firewall to allow half-life and counter strike as exeptions so that cant be the problem...

My Pc specs are -
CPU Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz HT
Motherboard MSI MS-7060
Memory 512 MB DDR RAM - PC3200
Hard Drive 120 GB
Video Card SiS 661FX
Sound Card Realtek AC'97 audio
Modem Creatix V.9x DSP Data Fax Modem
Network Card SiS 900 integrated fast ethernet

So the game should work fine but it doesnt...

If i could get any help on this matter, i would really appreciate it! Thanks!
 

Answer:Half-Life Problems...

did you restart your computer and reinstall half life 2?
 

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Question: Half-Life problems

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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When I play HL it laggs (stopps for an half sec and then start again every 10 sec this is when i play lan)
whats the matter?
 

Answer:Problems in Half-Life

A few things could be the culprit. Either 1) you are running in software mode 2) Lag. Lag is where the are connection problems, where packet information is disrupted, which causes the s-s-sstuddering(pun inteded) in multiplayer games. Your problem occurs in multiplayer games right?

Well if it is only with single player maybe you need to upgrade your system. Your system specs may be close to the games requirements, and the more your PC has, the better.

For lag in multiplayer games, you really need to upgrade your connection. TRY to get like a DSL service or Cable, they are really fast.

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"There is only one good: knowledge, and one evil: ignorance."
-Socrates
 

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I have a problem that the company seems unwilling to help with, with canned responses drivin me batty LOL

When I load HL2, it gets to that blurry loading screen, and, when just about to show the main menu, it just REBOOTS my puter! Does anyone know why it might be doing this? I have done all the norm... (disable all startup, REFORMAT, REINSTALL WINXP, etc.)

I have AMD 1.8Mhz
Geforce 6200
1 gig ram
100 gigs hdd
XP home
 

Answer:Half-life problems

Moved your post to its own thread as most people will skip threads dating from 2003.

Graphic card drivers which version of nVidia Forceware drivers are you using? it maybe a good step to install the latest version http://majorgeeks.com/NVIDIA_Forceware_2K-XP_d3294.html

also when you re-installed XP did you also install your chipset/motherboard drivers? ( these will be found at your motherboard manufacturers site )
 

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i bought half life 2 and dled the newest version of steam. i can't play half life 2 on offline mode.this is a major problem cause i have dial up.when i go and look at the properties menu of hl2 it says that it has only acquired 99%.i don't know what this means.i have all the updates. if i click to launch the game it will go to a loading screen and just freeze causeing me to restart my whole computer.someone help me

Answer:problems with steam and half life 2

ok for one this should be in PC games, but we are here to help you . well if you dled steam, before that did it work without steam. if yes then its becasue your HL2 is running on steam and sence sream is a online server then tahts y your having that problem it wont load for dail-up sucks when i t comes to online games dude. KNow if its not that and it worked with steam before um... i cant see y it wouldnt work.

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Thanks for the replies. i ticked subject as solved but thought it worth mentioning on here a solution in case others had a problem with this as apparently quite a few have.After a few attempts I went on a half life 2 forum and someone mentioned problems logging on to Steam if you had X fire installed. I un-installed X- fire and got through to Steam on next attempt.Seems this has happened,not in every instance, but in quite a few.Just in case some one else has saem problem hope this is of help.

Answer:Half Life 2 problems, thanks and some info.

Steam seems to a major source of irritation in a number of respects......have a look at click here Glad you solved your problem.

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I downloaded Half life 2 demo from fileshack.com and when i loaded it up and then I came accross the part where after they give you all the companies names and the company makers and stuff and after that there is a loading and the loading takes a long time and i wanted to go back to desktop without having to exit and loading never did finish so I pressed alt and tab and a window opened up and it said miles error The MSS DLL FILE is installed in Windows directory or Windows Directory system-it must be installed in application directory.And I was surprised and disapointed cause i have downloaded half life 2 demo before and this never happened.Then I tried to look or find out what is a Windows System Directory and my game never worked so please answer all my questions.And i also dont know where is the Windows System Directory where can you find it in your PC?And help me play this game yet again...
 

Answer:Half Life 2 demo problems.

Try this from Steam

First you will need to show Hidden files.

How to Show Hidden Files

Click Start.
Open My Computer.
Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
Select the View Tab.
Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) and uncheck Hide Extensions for known file option.
Click Yes to confirm.
Click OK.

Then follow instructions in the link below

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8211-YKMO-1930

After don't forget to Hide system files again
 

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I go to multiplayer in my half-life game , i go to the game list and there are no games.
And i played half-life online before a lot. WHAT THE HELL DID I DO?

WHY WONT IT WORK? WHO KNOWS???? HELP HELP ME!!!!!!
 

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High, im playing a torrent downloaded half life 2 game, ive added the -steam to the shortcut and used an ai fix on it and the game boots and runs fine. However, it seems whenever i quit and re-enter the game, none of my save files are there. Instead there are other ones, and there all time and dated with the present time and date. When i load a game it says something like "node and date ...... redating". This has me really baffled and is annoying as i cant seem to save my game. Any advice would be greatly apprecieted!

many thanks!

tim
 

Answer:Half Life 2 save file problems

is that legal?
 

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I played half-life years ago and it worked fine on my computer.
I recently installed it and downloaded all the latest updates for counter-strike and half-life to play again. However, when I select openGL for my video option to play, the game starts and then exits. I can only play in software mode.

I have an ati rage 128 video card and installed the latest drivers.
There was an overflow problem with ati years ago, but I installed the patch from sierra long time ago.
Not only does video not work, but there is no audio when I play the game.

I have an onboard soundcard on my motherboard (abit, VL6) and have installed the latest drivers for it. Do I need pci soundcard to play or is it alright to play with an onboard one?

thanks
 

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I installed HL2 and it starts up fine but after playing for 5 to 35 min it freezes the computer and I am forced to restart. I know that all of my drivers are up to date. Also there is weird graphics problems but if I can get the crashing problem fixed I can live with the other though it would be nice to have them fixed to.
 

Answer:Half-Life 2 crashing problem and various other problems

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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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I recently installed Half Life 2 Episode 1 on my computer and I am having problems making the game bright enough to be playable. I have maxed out the games gamma correction and I still can't see the "three lines of text" that it claims I should see. I have tried adjusting the display settings by right clicking on the Desktop and going through Properties->Settings->Advanced->Color. Unfortunately, any changes I make here seem to have no effect since when I start HL2E1 it first switches to the default display settings. I have also tried using HL2's console to adjust the gamma settings but it will not allow any values outside those already available through the options menu (I tried using the mat_monitorgamma command).

Is there any way to have it not switch to the default display settings before the game starts? Are there any ways to change or bypass the game limits on gamma correction? Am I just overlooking something? I appreciate any help I can get on this problem.

Computer Info:
ATI FireGL X1 with the latest drivers
Direct X 9.0c
Windows XP with SP 2
 

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I couldn't find any answers to this problem with the search feature but if there is, sorry.

I've had Half-Life 2 for a while now and it was working great. I upgraded my computer recently and now the game will not finish it's update. When i look at the properties for Half-Life 2 it says the game is only 97% updated and that "Update is required". I have uninstalled and reinstalled and updated numerous times and it will not finish. I can start the game but the menus will not load and the game becomes "not responding". Counter-Strike Source will work for a while but crash after a bit because it too is only 97% complete.

If you know how to get the whole game to finish updating that would be great (if you shared the information) .

Thanks,
Matt
 

Answer:Solved: Half-Life 2 Updating problems

sounds like Dr. Breen is up to his old dirty tricks........................
 

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I habe recently installed Half-Life 2 and completed the game, and now i want to go online and multiplay LAN and internet, but my steam will not detect my half-life 2 installation, i think it has something to do with the fact that it dosen't appear in the add/remove program, can someone help me in either adding it to the list or make steam detect it.

Help would be greatly appreciated...

P.S - Yes i am using my own orignal version of Half Life 2, and i have tried re-installing Half Life 2 and Steam and even making a new steam account.

Oh and i go to my steam account try to register game enter my CD-Key and then it tells me to intall the game before registering when i have..

Thanks again...
 

Answer:Solved: Half Life 2 steam problems

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Hey I got the Orange box and also downloaded the free HL2eathmatch game that came with the latest ATI Radeon catalyst driver.

The problem with Half-Life 2 is that it crashes every so often on loading screens in game. After a while a black screen appears and it crashes to the desktop, sometimes without any error message and sometimes with a message saying there was an error and hl2.exe had to shut down. The game recommends to have most of the settings on high, I've experimented by putting some main settings on medium but I still encounter the same problem. I know a lot of people have problems getting past the first bit but I can go for hours without crashing but eventually a loading screen will cause it to crash.

PS does running the game with the disc even do anything?

HL2: Deathmatch will not load. I try to launch the game (through steam) and when I try to find servers it freezes. When I try a different way by finding servers through Steam first, the game loads, the server message appears, I press ok, but then I hear a looping sound and the game is frozen. I cannot CTRL + ALT + DEL out of it I have to turn the computer off in both cases.

Computer info from dxdiag

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
System Model: DY034A-ABG t550a
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/04/04 20:46:00 Ver: 08.00.09
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Memory: 768MB RAM
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Answer:Half-Life 2 + Deathmatch Crashing/Freezing Problems

HL2 Deathmatch is now working.

TBH the same thing with DM happened with TF2 the first couple of times but now works fine.
 

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Hey Whats Up Everyone. I'm new to the forums, so I just thought I would ask a question about a problem I'm having with Counter-Strike | Half-Life Mod. I am trying to find ways to reduce lag for playing time in C-strike. I don't have a good computer what so ever, in fact I call it my calculator, but what I try to do is tweek settings in the game to reduce lag. I got the cable internet going, so my connection is ok, would be faster if I had more than 64 mb ram. (trust me I'm working to fix that) Anyways, I came across a site that told you which Video Modes to set due to how well/fast your computer is. So I thought Open-GL|Default| would be good. I have the resolution set to 640-480 if I'm not mistaken. I go and try to join a game, it gets just about where its going to say "Initializing and Downloading" then the screen just freezes. It doesn't even show the "Initializing and Downloading" part yet. So then I go back and change it back to Direct 3d |Default| and it connects perfectly. I don't know what to do, I heard when its on Open-GL, it can really reduce lag, and help gameplay. Any Help would be awesome, for I am very bored without C-strike. If your going to recommend a site, please have it tell me some things that would be important to my question. I would appreciate it alot. By the way I am running Windows ME.

-Mike
 

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I had to replace the hard drive in my Pavilion when the original failed. I reinstalled the original software from the Recovery CD set I purchased from HP. The system now identifies my processor as an Athlon running at 750 MHz instead of the original Athlon 1.3 GHz. This 750 MHz figure is the same in the BIOS setup screen and in Windows XP My Computer Properties screen. I have not changed any components other than the hard drive, and the processor is the original Athlon 1.3 GHz. What would account for the decrease in speed and what can I do about it?

Thanks,
John

Windows XP Home Edition
AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz
512 MB RAM @133MHz
A7V-VM motherboard
 

Answer:AMD CPU running at about half original speed

Go to www.lavalys.com and get the free Everest Home Edition. Run that, it will tell you all about your PC and its components.
You may need to do a reset to basic values or optimised values of your BIOS.
Check the mobo-manual for multiplier settings in the BIOS.
 

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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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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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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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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!
 

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Question: half life

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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Question: Half life 2

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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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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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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Question: Half-Life 2

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?
 

Answer:Half-Life 2

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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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

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.

Answer:Half Life 2

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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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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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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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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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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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
 

Answer:half life 2...again

Tried reinstall?

Operating system?
 

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Question: Half-Life 2 help

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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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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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???
 

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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
 

Answer:Half Life 2

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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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.

 

Answer:Need help with Lag on Half life 2

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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?
 

Answer:Half-Life

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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???

Answer:Half-Life 2

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

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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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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!
 

Answer:Half Life 2 Help

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

Answer:half life cd key

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

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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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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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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.

Answer:half life

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

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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?
 

Answer:half life 2

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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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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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

Answer:Half Life

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

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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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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 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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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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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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Question: Half Life

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??

Answer:Half Life

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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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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