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Questions tagged [half-life]

Half Life is a science fiction first person shooter and debut title for Valve Software, released in November 1998 for PC.

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How do I make a mod for Counter-Strike 1.6 or Half-Life 1? [closed]

Is there a boilerplate mod that I can download? Can I separate the mod folders from the game folders so that it's easy to keep track of what content I added? What kind of formats are the content ...
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Half Life symbol on Portal.exe? [closed]

Does anyone have any idea why the Portal 1 executable file is running, it shows the Half Life symbol for its logo? I don't know for sure, but this is most likely another nod to the Half Life and ...
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Does Half-Life: Blue Shift have the Half-Life folder? [closed]

I was looking to play Half-Life: Decay with my friend but I can't find the required Half-Life folder.
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Half-Life: Was launching the rocket optional?

I just played through Half-Life for the first time. I launched some rocket for no apparent reason (never really explained) then realized I had to backtrack and go down a ladder in the previous ...
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How to disable HUD transparency?

UI doesn't scale based on resolution and HUD is relatively small already in 1920 x 1080 (let alone in 4K), and crosshair in particular is difficult to see. Having non-transparent HUD would help ...
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Get half-life CD key from Steam

I bought a retail version of half-life with no CD key, before I reinstalled windows I got the CD key from the Steam version of the game that I had bought, and that worked to activate the retail ...
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How to disable HUD in Half-Life?

The game console doesn't detect hidehud 1 and drawhud 0 (or cl_hidehud/cl_drawhud) commands, these may have worked in the past before the game was transferred to OpenGL. "Cheats" are probably ...
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Can all crates contain supplies?

Should I break every crate I come across? Are there crate types that can always contain supplies and kinds that never have anything usable inside?
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How to use crosshair with melee weapons?

Crosshair (yellow cross in the middle of the screen, second picture) disappears when a melee weapon is equipped - how to enable crosshair for all weapons? A native solution is preferred, but Half-Life ...
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How do I get down the elevator shaft?

I have reached the place in the game called 'Unforeseen Consequences'. There I came across a place where I get an elevator, but it crashes down. So how will I get down then? I have tried taking the ...
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Where do I go from the Antimatter chamber?

I have reached the Antimatter Chamber in Half Life. Where do I go next? I am roaming around there but do not know actually what to do now.
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Where am I supposed to go at the beginning of the game?

I am having problems playing Half Life (Part 1). I mean that since I entered the Black Mesa Research Facility, I go on roaming around here and there. I can see only scientists and few securities. But ...
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What's the use of the fire-extinguishers in Half-Life?

In Half-Life, Half-Life: Opposing Force, and Half-Life: Blue Shift, fire extinguishers in glass boxes can be found mounted on the walls: If damaged, they will explode, causing a small amount of cold ...
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Half-Life Deathmatch order

Does the Half-Life: Deathmatch and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch go in any order or are they just literally a deathmatch with no meaningful story? I want to know before I begin playing the series
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Half life is censored after buying german Counter-Strike

I had a nice, american version of Half-Life, given to me through Steam. However, now that I installed the Counter-Strike 1 Anthology (EDIT: In Germany), I have a censored Half-Life, with robots ...
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Half-Life 1 menu crashes on Macbook Air 2012 running Windows 8

When I try to run Half-Life 1 on my 13" 2012 Macbook Air, which runs Windows 8 natively, it crashes immediately with the following message: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH ...
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How do I import a Half-Life save into Half-Life: Source?

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 ...
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How can I manually reset the default video settings in HL1?

I changed the video settings to the maximum resolution that the game supports and widescreen. I wanted to change back but now only a small part of the game is available on the screen to I can't get ...
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HL: Source flashlight not working

When I try to turn on the flashlight, it doesn't light anything up, and instead gives me lots of lag. It only lights up ragdolls, from what I've seen.
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Does HL1 punish you if you take too long?

I've been spending a lot of time on one map, since I couldn't figure out what to do, and some Headcrabs that weren't anywhere about 2 seconds ago suddenly appeared and attacked me. So, does the game ...
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Are Blue Shift and Opposing Force “canon”?

I know that the two of them are independently developed from Half-Life itself, and based on events that took place during Half-Life, but are the two games considered part of the official Half-Life ...
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How to get past the electricity in the corridor at the beginning of Chapter 4?

I'm playing the original Half Life and I've gotten up to the part in the corridor (Chapter 4: Office Complex) where there is electricity zapping the ground from the ceiling. Even if I'm far away it ...
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Heavy Performance issue with Half-Life

I have downloaded Half-Life using Steam. But, I am unable to play it due to heavy performance issue. When I click Play Game, Steam asks for Training, Easy, Medium, Hard options. After choosing one, ...
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Is there a way to skip chapters in Half Life?

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 ...
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How do I map my gamepad to Half-Life?

So I tried mapping my Xbox 360 controller to the original Half-Life, and no good. Must I use a third party software to map the keys?
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How do I get past the bridge/dam in the chapter Surface Tension?

I really can't get past this. I'm starting this off with around 30hp. I'm quicksaved at the Dam. I'm out of revolver ammo, crossbow ammo and lazor ammo. I had to throw it on easy mode (running ...
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Half Life 1 Local Game Server fail

I bought Half Life 1 on Steam and wanted to play it but if I click New Game and choose training there the Game stucks on starting Local Game Server. I reinstalled it but it wasn't working. Additional ...
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Half-Life on Steam plays audio from CD while loading

Half-life (steam version) starts playing audio CD in my CD-ROM when game is loading and mostly stops it after game is loaded, but sometimes it plays forever. Is there a setting to prevent it playing ...
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How do I enable gore in games I bought on steam from Germany

Now please don't tell me that violent video games are illegal in Germany, they are not. :) I have a perfectly good and gory version of Half-Life one but I can't find the disk anymore. I bought stuff ...
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Do monsters respawn in Half Life?

Title says all. I want to know whether mobs respawn in Half Life because I'm stuck in one level where I have not enough ammo to face current enemies (they take several shots) and I'm thinking of going ...
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Half Life 1 bug? Menu only show some servers instead of all possibilites

after playing Half Life 1 online for a while and then restarting, this is what my menu looks like: All the elements load an online server, instead of doing what they are supposed to (for example, ...