I started playing Half-Life on my computer a few weeks ago when I bought Half-Life: Complete. I didn't realize that Half-Life: Source was an improved remove of Half-Life and I want to switch.

Can I import my Half-Life save file into Half-Life: Source?

  • Have you tried copying your savegame over?
    – Nolonar
    Dec 15, 2013 at 23:41
  • No; do you think they it would be compatible?
    – nrubin29
    Dec 15, 2013 at 23:47
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    It's not really improved over gldsrc Half Life. Just that enemies ragdoll so you can blow them up with your crowbar anymore, it's kind of worse.
    – Djorge
    Mar 5, 2014 at 15:22
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    Honestly, you're probably better off waiting for Black Mesa Source's Steam release or at least the "final" version of the free version (iirc it's missing the end of the game at this point).
    – Powerlord
    Dec 11, 2014 at 18:44

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No - unfortunately not. The Gold SRC engine used in Half Life and the Source engine used in Half Life: Source are completely different engines with no save game compatibility.

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    Strictly speaking, it should be possible to have a program that converts between the two formats, the issue is the complexity if the formats are very different in design.
    – JAB
    Feb 22, 2018 at 3:17

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