Half-Life 2 (λ2) is a science fiction first person shooter and sequel to Half-Life which was developed by Valve Software. It was met with near-unanimous critical acclaim upon release.

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How can I protect myself against this hack in Neotokyo?

While playing Neotokyo (Halflife 2 full conversion or CS variant, depending on whom you ask), someone trolled all or most players in one of the following ways: change keybindings so that pressing w ...
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Can I bring a turret through the teleporter at the end of Entanglement?

In the Half-Life 2 chapter Entanglement, one can bring along two turrets from first turret standoff all the way to the teleporter where you escape with Alyx. Is it possible to bring them further, out ...
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What are these black wall objects in Half Life 2?

I'm replaying Half-Life 2 and I'm puzzled about these objects: What are these? What is their function? They sometimes move and crash into walls. It seems they are some kind of containment measure ...
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Which Half-Life 2/Ep1/Ep2 save files store what in my Steam folders?

I was hoping to find the answer to this question somewhere, since it seemed so simple, and since Half-Life 2 and Episode 1 and 2 are such popular story driven games, but with no luck. I have a ...
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HL2 Crashes when i open a map

I bought the orange box(yes, they still sell it). I turned on the console with-console and enteredmap push_pro it loads the map but when I press w hl2.exe crashes! What is going wrong?
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Can I see individual achievement progress for Half Life 2 Episode 2?

I've started working on the Get Some Grub achievement, it requires me to kill 333 antlion grubs throughout the first 2 chapters. From reading some guides I gather I should be able to track my progress ...
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How to make custom button mapping persistent in Half-Life 2

I'm playing Half-Life 2 with an Xbox 360 wired controller in Ubuntu Steam, but the default key mapping is really weird: not only is the default mapping strange to me (e.g. L_SHOULDER for jumping), ...
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Can't switch weapons in HL2 maps imported into Portal

After seeing Half-Life 2 being played with the Portal Gun by importing the maps into Portal's map folder, I wanted to do it myself. I got the maps to work properly, but when I use "impulse 101" to get ...
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Why do my rockets sometimes go haywire?

For some reason, my rockets sometimes fail to hit the drop ship I'm aiming at, which can be a problem because it requires a full set of 3 rockets to take one down. How do I prevent the rockets from ...
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Does standing still on the sand still summon more ant-lions?

In the chapter "sand traps", touching any of the sand along a large portion of the coast causes an ant-lion or two to spawn, and if you try to run across a long stretch of sand you can easily spawn ...
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Is the 8th episode bugged and inaccessible?

For some reason, after driving miles along the coast in the 7th episode, I came to a long bridge with a combine fence blocking entrance to it, and the road continues away from the bridge to a tunnel, ...
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How do I get the “Payback” achievement?

In Half-Life 2 Episode Two there is a "Payback" achievement. Its description reads: Kill a Hunter with its own flechettes. I have spent quite some time trying to get that achievement but I am ...
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What is the best way to defend White Forest in Half-Life 2: Episode Two?

I always have a hard time defending the White Forest base against the oncoming Striders and Hunters. My problem is that I cannot kill the Striders as long as the Hunters are alive as they always shoot ...
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Does the Black Mesa mod for Half-Life 2 work with Episode 2?

Does the Black Mesa mod for Half-Life 2 work with Episode 2? I couldn't find any clear answer on the mod page.
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Can you get the Lambda Locator achievement in multiple sessions in Half-Life 2?

Pretty much as per the question. Do you have to do this in one playthrough, or can you reload chapters and pick up the missing ones later?
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Can Dropships be shot down?

In Half-life 2, there are Dropships and Gunships. Gunships fire bullets at you, and can be easily shot down with a rocket launcher. Dropships deploy Combine troops. Is it possible to use a Rocket ...
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Who are the Combine?

In the beginning of the game, you are simply dropped into a world, where there are robot-like creatures attacking you. Who or what are the combine? Are they a part-robot, part-human race? Are they new ...
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Can you play Half-Life 2 without steam?

Is there an alternative to Steam? I would like to play Half-Life 2 legally, but I am not willing to install Steam (again). I looked at Steam alternatives, but non of them are offering Half-Life 2. ...
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What stealth elements are in Half-Life 2 and how does the enemy AI detect the player?

I would like to know what stealth elements are in Half-Life 2 and how does the enemy AI detect the player. Specifically, I would like to know: Can enemies detect by sound? Will weapon sounds ...
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Why did Gman “extract” Alyx Vance from Black Mesa?

In the cut-scene for Half Life 2: Episode 2 Gman says he "plucked" her from Black Mesa. Why?
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How do I automatically skip the valve loading movie on Steam/TF2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to automatically skip the intro videos in Left 4 Dead? Each time I open TF2 I see the wonderful valve loading movie, I remember there was an option of ...
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How to add bots in Half-life 2 deathmatch?

I have the latest free Steam version of Half-life 2 deathmatch. I have tried to add Hurricane Bot 1.1.3 and rcbot2 and didn't succeed. When I type hrcbot_add or bot_add, or rcbot addbot, console ...
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How to pass the “dark zombie garage” in Half-Life 2: Episode One?

In Half-Life 2: Episode One, the last underground level is where Gordon and Alyx find an unpowered elevator, look around for a switch to power it on, and then try to survive the zombie onslaught while ...
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Where is the best place to get the “Hot PotatOwned” achievement in HL2: EP2?

I'm using a PC, so I can't just get the achievement in HL2 or HL2: EP1. I would like to know, where the best place is to get the achievement.
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Is it possible to dismiss antlions in Half-Life 2?

I'm replaying Half-Life 2, and I got the antlion pheremones/"bugbait" a little while ago. Now I've moved on to a smaller area where my antlion followers are getting in my way more than they're helping ...
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How can the Freeman make this baby fly?

I'm playing Half-Life 2 Episode 2 and I need to get this car to the other side of the bridge. Perhaps I'm missing something dead obvious, but how on earth do I do this? Update: It seemed some ...
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How do you get past the electrified fence in Ravenholm?

Oh my god… physics! It's the third time I play Half Life 2 and for the third time I reach this fence and get stuck. Shame on me! So, how do you get past it? Things I've tried: ...
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Who's that Gnome named after?

So, in a bunch of different games by Valve, there's this Garden Gnome, and he's usually associated with an achievement, involving carrying him through an area. Over the course of my internet travels, ...
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The G-Man walking around in HL2

I've noticed the G-Man walking around in various areas in HL2 and the episodes...always just outside of the normal camera range unless if you really look at him. I realize that this is just a bit of ...
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Half-Life 2 (plus episodes) have a tendency of crashing my computer

I've recently started plowing through HL2 and the episodic content (currently starting out on Ep 2), and have noticed a weird problem. It seems that after an undetermined amount of time, my computer ...
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How to map mutliple keys to a button in Half Life 2/Team Fortress 2?

I'm sick of trying to get my rocket jumps accurate enough to actually jump places, that I'm left trying to jump instead of killing the enemy. This would be helpful in Half Life 2 too. As they have ...