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I bought Half Life on Steam a while ago, but eventually lost my save files.

Now that I have installed Steam on a new computer, I would like to resume from where I left off.

Is it possible to skip chapters?

Are there some other things I should do (e.g. giving myself ammo because I'd have none)? How?

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This is possible on the PC version by making use of a the console, which you can open by pressing ~. You can then jump to any level with the map x console command, where x is the code for the level you wish to jump to. The list of levels, along with other console commands, can be found here.

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A bit late with this, but since I've had a notification - is it practical to continue playing like that? Will there be missing items or such that would make it hard to continue? Hopefully it can be remedied further with the console. – jcora May 18 '14 at 10:19
@jcz It's been a while since I've played, but I don't recall there being an items required to continue in a level which was found in a previous level. If there was such a situation then I imagine noclip (walk through walls) would let you get by without the item/ Weapon wise, you can acquire all the weapons via the console (as well as ammo for those weapons). – Wipqozn May 18 '14 at 11:52

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