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[Half-Life] "Enhanced" paid version of Black Mesa announced, free version update planned

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    So they finally got around to porting Half-Life: Source & Half-Life: Source Deatmatch to the SteamPipe file system; leaving the 2006 & 2007 Source SDK's at the only things left that use the GCF system.. Well, and MINERVA: Metastasis.
    In support of the Steam for Linux release we have made Half-Life: Source available on Linux and Mac OS X.

    This beta involves significant changes for all platforms and your testing is appreciated, please report any bugs to our GitHub page.

    Linux and OS X users can simply install the Half-Life: Source application to access the beta. You MUST also opt into the Beta version of Half-Life 2 when testing on Linux and OSX, you can do this by right clicking the game in your Library, choose properties and then go to the Beta tab. Select the SteamPipe beta to start testing.

    For Windows users right click the game in your Library, choose properties and then go to the Beta tab. Select the SteamPipe beta to start testing. Under windows to opt out of testing simply deselect the beta option on this same page.

    Also, there was a super small beta update to Half-Life 1 back on the 9th
    We have released a Beta update for Half-Life and associated games.
    Changes in this update are:

    Fixed crash when loading maps with malformed entity data

    EDIT: Oh god, I just realized I originally made this thread like a year ago.

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  • LaCabraLaCabra Registered User regular
    this means i can stop being irrationally irritated when people write GFC instead of GCF

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    File Cache just makes more sense to me than cache file.

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  • CanadianWolverineCanadianWolverine Registered User regular
    Every time this thread updates ...

    ... I know you can finish this sentence, it will be like we have a telepathic link. :P

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    If Half-Life 3 got announced, I'd totally update the thread title and OP.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    Update for the Half-Life: Source beta
    We have released a Beta update for Half-Life: Source.
    Changes in this update are:
    Added support for custom FOV settings as we have in our Source engine games
    Fixed Audio options dialog
    Fixed Chapter 3 not starting at the correct map
    Fixed blood color on aliens to more closely match original Half-Life 1
    Fixed sentry guns not firing correctly
    Fixed headcrab not playing all their sounds
    Fixed scientists not engaging in their question and answer dialog
    Fixed crowbar sounds to more closely match original Half-Life 1

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Registered User regular
    Chapter 3 is the only chapter getting patched, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm??????????????????????????????????????????????????

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    A google search returns 1,380,000 results for "Half-Life 3 Confirmed."

    Half-Life 3 has been confirmed 0 times. :(

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    Did you add a qualifier so it's not just returning all the seperate articles for "half-life" and "confirmed?"

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    So I dug up a couple of cool Black Mesa tidbits on the forums.

    The first is that they sent textFAMGUY1 (the dude adding maps to Surface Tension and On a Rail) a job application, so he could wind up working on Xen or multiplayer if they choose to hire him.

    The second, which is HUGE news, is that they're going to port Black Mesa to the Source 2013 engine, and then release the source code on github!
    We have ported the game to Source 2013 for Windows. We will be putting our code up on github for the next release to allow people to port our game to the platforms they wish. We have a lot on our plate to contend with so it's doubtful we'll have time to do a Mac/Linux port ourselves.

    This is big news since this will allow people to modify the game; back porting features to HL2, adding VR or mac/linux support, or tweaking the game to fit different opinions. Previously it seemed like they weren't going to do this, leaving modders only able to making new maps or models, or skill.cfg files.

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    undead, you are the reason I keep this thread bookmarked

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    Given how it feels like half the posts here are mine, I'd certainly hope I'm the reason you have this thread bookmarked. :D

    Anywho, new beta patch for Half-Life: Source
    We have released a Beta update for Half-Life: Source.
    Changes in this update are:
    Enabled autosave by default
    Fixed Houndeye's not joining together in a squad (preventing them from dealing increased damage)
    Fixed scientists Q&A chatter having the wrong response target

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Man I didn't think there was any chance they were going to start fixing things in HL: Source. Did they fix the music cues and some of the AI dialogue stuff with guards you're scripted to overhear and shit? If so I might feel better about suggesting it first-time HL players over the goldsrc version.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Not yet, they're mostly fixing shit that broke porting it to Steampipe.

    Music cues will likely never be fixed.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    :(

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Still got my disc version of Half-Life somewhere. Still useful!

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  • Mild ConfusionMild Confusion Smash All Things Registered User regular
    This is what you said:
    If Half-Life 3 got announced, I'd totally update the thread title and OP.

    This is what I read:
    Half-Life 3 got announced, update the thread title and OP.

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  • Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    Not yet, they're mostly fixing shit that broke porting it to Steampipe.

    Music cues will likely never be fixed.
    How's this in Project: Black Mesa? Do they have the original music clips added or have they composed their own soundbytes´?

    "In this discussion of copyright it's actually appropriate to call it theft:
    This music is being (preemptively) removed from the public domain; it's being stolen from the people."
  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Black Mesa has it's own music. You can get the soundtrack off their website.

    Music cues aren't an issue in it, since it was designed from the ground up with the source engine's flaws in mind.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    Spoiler:
  • ZeroczZerocz Space Cowboy In SpaceRegistered User regular
    Three big circles on the page.
    Three buttons on the controller.
    um..
    A cat.
    Spoiler:

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    I was going to post about that; but it's almost certainly not Half-Life 3 related so I didn't bother. Gabe teased that news about Valve's hardware plans was coming next week, so it's almost certainly that.

    In other news, more Half-Life: Source patches!
    We have released a Beta update for Half-Life: Source.
    Changes in this update are:

    Fixed houndeye not attacking players properly when in groups
    We have released a Beta update for Half-Life: Source.
    Changes in this update are:

    Added ability to run with the Half-Life 1 HD content pack. Go to the video options dialog and select "Load HD content if available" to enable this option. This HD content pack was adapted from the original Half-Life version by A. [Stone] Denisov.
    Fixed skyboxes not showing correctly on Xen
    Fixed muzzle flash from gunfire not showing
    Fixed Nihilanth being very hard to kill
    Fixed Alien Grunt armor not being taken into account during fights
    Fixed Apache health amount to match Half-Life 1
    Fixed map logic bug in c1a3 controlling the 2 sentry guns
    Fixed flashlight rendering incorrectly when shone onto chrome object


    Note - if you have a problem launching the current public release of Half-Life: Source then please opt into this beta

    And Half-Life: Source Deathmatch has gotten some patches I haven't mentioned before
    We have released a Beta update for Half-Life Deathmatch: Source.
    Changes in this update are:

    Added support for custom FOV settings as we have in our Source engine games
    Added missing linux dedicated server binary to depot
    Fixed Audio options dialog
    Fixed Multiplayer options dialog
    Fixed server info returning default game description string
    Fixed snark weapon not showing correctly on other players
    Fixed death notices not displaying
    We have released a Beta update for Half-Life Deathmatch: Source.
    Changes in this update are:

    Fixed incorrect default maxplayers being set
    Fixed singleplayer UI being used in the Options and Loading dialog
    Fixed death notices being truncated when using 5:4 aspect ratios
    Added mounting of Half-Life: Source content if present, set the cl_load_hl1_content convar to enable this feature
    We have released a Beta update for Half-Life Deathmatch: Source.
    Changes in this update are:

    Added support for setting the sv_maxspeed convar
    Added basic SourceTV support
    Fixed server browser layout on the Favorites page
    We have released a Beta update for Half-Life Deathmatch: Source.
    Changes in this update are:

    Localized Create server dialog fully
    Fixed muzzle flashes missing from weapons.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    Just tried out the HD models, works as advertized.

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  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Fixed Nihilanth being very hard to kill

    Best patch.

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  • never dienever die Registered User regular
    This is what you said:
    If Half-Life 3 got announced, I'd totally update the thread title and OP.

    This is what I read:
    Half-Life 3 got announced, update the thread title and OP.

    Trust me, if Half-Life 3 ever gets announced fo rizzle, the whole internet will explode with the announcement. Your computer will just say Half-Life 3 announced for like, five days.

    Spoiler:
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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Ayup.

    Hell, you can feel the internet inhale everytime Valve does pretty much ANYTHING because there might be some Half-Life 3 clue in it. After the last FIVE freakouts over shit that had nothing to do with ANYTHING, I would love it if Valve just put out a completely unambiguous trailer. No ARG, no sly wordplay. Just a one line press release that said "Hey, we're making Half-Life 3. Here's a trailer:"

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Ayup.

    Hell, you can feel the internet inhale everytime Valve does pretty much ANYTHING because there might be some Half-Life 3 clue in it. After the last FIVE freakouts over shit that had nothing to do with ANYTHING, I would love it if Valve just put out a completely unambiguous trailer. No ARG, no sly wordplay. Just a one line press release that said "Hey, we're making Half-Life 3. Here's a trailer:"

    There are instances of three all over the presumed Steam Box page. Now I wouldn't be surprised at a Half-Life 3 bundle with the device, but they're probably just fucking with us. And at this point I expect any possible game announcement to just be Left 4 Dead 3.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    See this is what I'm talking about. People are seeing patterns where they don't need to. Three is a common number!

    I remember people seeing a Lambda symbol in Saxton Hale's arm, next to his three exposed fingers. This was like four years ago!

    When Valve wants us to know something is coming, we'll know something is coming. Portal 2's ARG was started by a obviously suspicious Portal 1 update. All of the TF2 arg's have been wrapped up in major website updates like the Living Room page; but they were obviously hidden links and not people going "Hrm, there's 3 things they're announcing and the gamepad has three buttons on it...."

    I want them to announce Half-Life 3, and I get the fun of trying to dig up secret messages from Valve, but I think the Internet has been darting at shadows for far too long.

    Man, I really wish Valve would fix the music bug in HL1 mods. I'm totally going to go on a mod binge if they do that.

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  • AkimboEGAkimboEG Registered User regular
    I haven't considered HL3 as a "launch title" for the Steambox. That does make some sense.
    I could even see them doing an Orange Box 2 with L4D3, HL3, and whatever else.

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    AkimboEG wrote: »
    I haven't considered HL3 as a "launch title" for the Steambox. That does make some sense.
    I could even see them doing an Orange Box 2 with L4D3, HL3, and whatever else.

    portal 3

    and episode 3

  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    DOTA3

    Team Fortress 3.

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  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    Let me blow everyone's mind:

    The game is simply called "3".

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  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Nocren wrote: »
    Let me blow everyone's mind:

    The game is simply called "3".

    Subtitle: "A distant prequel to 7."

    And you know, I could actually see Valve releasing a game titled 3. Just, you know, as a troll.

    In their position, I don't think I'd be able to resist.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Nocren wrote: »
    Let me blow everyone's mind:

    The game is simply called "3".

    Based on the Kieron Gillen comic of the same name?

  • Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    never die wrote: »
    This is what you said:
    If Half-Life 3 got announced, I'd totally update the thread title and OP.

    This is what I read:
    Half-Life 3 got announced, update the thread title and OP.

    Trust me, if Half-Life 3 ever gets announced fo rizzle, the whole internet will explode with the announcement. Your computer will just say Half-Life 3 announced for like, five days.
    Even though it's not even connected to the internet...

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    "In this discussion of copyright it's actually appropriate to call it theft:
    This music is being (preemptively) removed from the public domain; it's being stolen from the people."
  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    I accept no responsibility for this
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    Or this
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    And especially not this.

    But maybe this guy is on to something :D
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    EDIT: Apparently some people were trying to "solve" the twitter background image of Valve employee Greg Coomer until he told them to stop. :D I'm enjoying this a little too much. :D
    EDIT2: And Marc Laidlaw said the announcements were "all about Steam."

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Half-Life 3 will be on Steam, right?

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    So this got posted
    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/UndeadScottsman/media/bullshit_zpsc4bef66c.png.html?sort=3&o=1

    Almost certainly bullshit, but we'll find out for sure in eight hours. I'm trying to remain skeptical as possible, but a tiny glimmer of excitement has been ignited in me; just by imagining how I'd react if it were to happen.

    Also, Valve has got to be trolling us. You can JUST BARELY make out a shape that looks like vaguely like a HL3 symbol. Obviously it's just noise, but someone at Valve had to look at that and go "Hmm, that looks kinda like a HL3 symbol" :D
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    If that turns red on Wednesday, then it'll be on track to turn orange on Friday too.

    Like I said earlier, Laidlaw said these announcements are Steam related, so I highly expect we won't see any game announcement on Friday and that the dude above is full of shit.

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