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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:47 PM   #26
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Looks like this is only for the original Half Life. I have Half Life: Source and I cant get it to download or work on my Mac.
Really? There wasn't much difference between the two though, just graphics, right?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:50 PM   #27
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This is fun news, and I'd love to see the multiplayer version released as well. I sure wasted many hours with friends at LAN parties playing the multiplayer version of this game.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:52 PM   #28
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I never finished HL1 when it first came out. Finally got around to playing it on Steam a few years ago and yeah, it's kind of amazing isn't it? Really holds up after all these years.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:56 PM   #29
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Steam seems to be getting hammered at the moment.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:02 PM   #30
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I noticed Half Life appearing last night. I was going to test it, but my install got borked by the update that they pushed yesterday. (You need to reinstall the client if this happened to you) While I'm sure a lot of people are happy Half Life is finally on the Mac, I'm much more interested in them getting DOTA 2 ported. I also hear that there are still some significant issues with CS:GO that aren't fixed that really should be prioritized.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:13 PM   #31
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Third party mods have extra compiled code (DLL's). So unless Valve has done something that lets OS X Half-Life run Windows code...
Ohhh yeah… I just tried and although the Play button shows up, it does give an error indeed… Damn, I doubt those will ever work then!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:23 PM   #32
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Am I the only one who was hoping we'd see the OS 9 (Mac Classic OS ) version released? Even just for fun?
Nah, I think that'd be cool too
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:25 PM   #33
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What about existing owners? Does it allow you to install it or is it a different copy like Borderlands 1 did allowing the GOTY edition to be installed on Macs but not the regular edition.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:52 PM   #34
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Listing of files in the Half-Life directory

I had posted previously about the listing of files on the Linux version where Blue Shift and possibly Opposing Forces info was listed.

Here's the output of the Half-Life directory:
Code:
uquevedo@intelc2d:~/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/Half-Life$ ls -la
total 86776
drwxrwxr-x 39 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 20:30 .
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 ..
drwxrwxr-x 14 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 bshift
drwxrwxr-x  5 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 bshift_hd
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 chromehtml.dylib.dSYM
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo  6621710 Jan 24 19:58 chromehtml.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   427935 Jan 24 19:58 core.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   646744 Jan 24 19:58 crashhandler.so
drwxrwxr-x 15 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 cstrike
drwxrwxr-x  2 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 cstrike_beta
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 cstrike_lv
drwxrwxr-x 16 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 czero
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 czero_lv
drwxrwxr-x 15 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 czeror
drwxrwxr-x  2 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:58 dedicated
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   295537 Jan 24 19:59 demoplayer.so
drwxrwxr-x 12 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 dmc
drwxrwxr-x 15 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 dod
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo  2057878 Jan 24 19:59 engine_amd64.so
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 engine.dylib.dSYM
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo  2881163 Jan 24 19:59 engine_i486.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo  1647612 Jan 24 19:59 ffmpegsumo.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   171762 Jan 24 19:59 filesystem_stdio_amd64.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   390364 Jan 24 19:59 filesystem_stdio.so
drwxrwxr-x 14 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 gearbox
drwxrwxr-x  5 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 gearbox_hd
drwxrwxr-x  2 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 gldrv
-rw-rw-r--  1 uquevedo uquevedo       93 Jan 25 06:06 hl.conf
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 hlds_darwin.dSYM
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 hlds.dSYM
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo    41251 Jan 24 19:59 hl_linux
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 hw.dylib.dSYM
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo  9004910 Jan 24 19:59 hw.so
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 libcef.dylib.dSYM
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo 52921572 Jan 24 19:59 libcef.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo  1624698 Jan 24 19:59 libffmpegsumo.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   485016 Jan 24 19:59 libMiles.so
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 libsdl2-2.0.0.dylib.dSYM
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   901359 Jan 24 19:59 libsdl2-2.0.so.0
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo    76032 Jan 24 19:59 libsteam_api.so
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 libsteam.dylib.dSYM
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo  4383138 Jan 24 19:59 libsteam.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   470117 Jan 24 19:59 libtier0.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   441109 Jan 24 19:59 libvstdlib.so
drwxrwxr-x 95 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 localization
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 mediabrowser
drwxrwxr-x 16 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 platform
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   424909 Jan 24 19:59 proxy.so
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 redist
drwxrwxr-x 13 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 reslists
drwxrwxr-x 12 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 ricochet
drwxrwxr-x 14 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 tfc
drwxrwxr-x  4 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 tfc_hd
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 tfc_lv
drwxrwxr-x 16 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:59 valve
drwxrwxr-x  5 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 valve_hd
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 valve_lv
drwxrwxr-x  4 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 valve_old
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   893449 Jan 24 19:59 vgui2.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   974304 Jan 24 19:59 vgui.so
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo    54955 Jan 24 19:59 voice_miles.so
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 voice_silk.dylib.dSYM
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   664256 Jan 24 19:59 voice_silk.so
drwxrwxr-x  3 uquevedo uquevedo     4096 Jan 24 19:56 voice_speex.dylib.dSYM
-rwx------  1 uquevedo uquevedo   135312 Jan 24 19:59 voice_speex.so
Pretty interesting...blueshift and gearbox in particular.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 03:59 PM   #35
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I wonder if this is a port of Half-Life: Source, or of the actual (Non-Source) Half-Life.
Given that source has been on OS X for a long time now, and the article says "Original Half-Life" I think you've pretty much already got your answer...
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:45 PM   #36
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FYI, It looks like it is both Half-Life (Beta) and Counter-Strike (Beta). Opposing Force and Blue Shift are both listed as Not Available.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:06 PM   #37
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No Half-Strike goodness for me

When I click, I get the Steam launch box, but that disappears and nothing happens. If I look under Window, it shows it there, but if I go to it, nothing.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:10 PM   #38
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Damn, people are still worked up over a 12 year old game?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:04 PM   #39
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Please get your attribution right. It wasn't "discovered" by cult of mac. It was noticed by someone on reddit yesterday.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:26 PM   #40
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That game was awesome when it first came out.
I used to play it up close on a 120" projection screen with 5.1 Surround system in the dark and it was very scary!

I wonder if Steam would let me play it on the Mac for free, considering I owned the Windows version.
I guess I'll sign in later to see what happens.
Yes it will. Games on valve keep both their Mac and PC version in one copy.

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Damn, people are still worked up over a 12 year old game?
If that doesn't say enough about VALVe.. Well it doesn't actually. Nothing can tell you how amazing VALVe is. If you have not played Portal, do that now. Notice the company took their time to port this old game over to the Mac just so they can sell them for cheap. They care about customers, not money. Making games free for a limited time before they make a sequel... thats great marketing that makes everybody happy!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:05 PM   #41
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When I click, I get the Steam launch box, but that disappears and nothing happens. If I look under Window, it shows it there, but if I go to it, nothing.
Exact same thing happing with me too... what gives?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:09 PM   #42
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When I click, I get the Steam launch box, but that disappears and nothing happens. If I look under Window, it shows it there, but if I go to it, nothing.
Same thing. I click to launch HL, the window pops up that says it's preparing to launch, then it just disappears.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:22 PM   #43
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I can confirm that the following are available for Mac, I am downloading them right now:
Half Life (Beta)
Counter Strike (Beta)
Day of Defeat
Deathmatch Classic
Opposing Force
Blue Shift
Ricochet
Team Fortress Classic

All of these came up when I activated the CD Key from my old Windows copy of Half Life Generation.

Edit: Ok, maybe not.... only Counter Strike (Beta) seems to run... the others, despite allowing the game files to download, wont launch.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:34 PM   #44
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Yes it will. Games on valve keep both their Mac and PC version in one copy.

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If that doesn't say enough about VALVe.. Well it doesn't actually. Nothing can tell you how amazing VALVe is. If you have not played Portal, do that now. Notice the company took their time to port this old game over to the Mac just so they can sell them for cheap. They care about customers, not money. Making games free for a limited time before they make a sequel... thats great marketing that makes everybody happy!
Played it and also played portal 2.
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I can confirm that the following are available for Mac, I am downloading them right now:
Half Life (Beta)
Counter Strike (Beta)
Day of Defeat
Deathmatch Classic
Opposing Force
Blue Shift
Ricochet
Team Fortress Classic

All of these came up when I activated the CD Key from my old Windows copy of Half Life Generation.

Edit: Ok, maybe not.... only Counter Strike (Beta) seems to run... the others, despite allowing the game files to download, wont launch.
I can't even get ones that are not marked beta to download. Under status, they are listed as Not available.

Hopefully that means the beta will be expanded to the rest of those titles.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:27 PM   #46
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Workaround for not launching

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Same thing. I click to launch HL, the window pops up that says it's preparing to launch, then it just disappears.
Control-click Half-Life Beta in the Library list and choose "Create Desktop Shortcut". Then double click the shortcut to launch.

That work-around, um, works, for me.
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Same thing. I click to launch HL, the window pops up that says it's preparing to launch, then it just disappears.
I have the same issue. At first I would load it and it was just be a bright green screen. Then after a few times of reloading it, nothing would come up. Now it's back to the green screen.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:17 AM   #48
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Funny! I deliberately stopped playing the game, about half-way through, on a Windows box 10 or 12 years ago in anticipation of eventually finishing it on the Mac I had at home, as I thought surely the Mac version would be out soon!

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The Mac version is not available in Australia yet. Oh well. I have waited for it since 2010 so I can wait for another day or two. It would have been better if the Source remake was the version released but at least this is the authentic Half-Life experience.

Looking forward to the Steambox in the next couple of years. Hopefully all the Half-Life games will be available on that when it gets released, including the mythical Half-Life 3.
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Given that source has been on OS X for a long time now, and the article says "Original Half-Life" I think you've pretty much already got your answer...
I took the train ride in the beginning of the game and got my answer when I looked at Barney - it's the HD Barney. Doesn't that mean it's Half-Life: Source? I can't see Valve porting the original HL1, which ran on an entirely different engine than the one they've already ported to OS X for HL2.
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