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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:51 AM   #51
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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!
LOL, every and each company cares about money.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:23 AM   #52
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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.
If you still have your CD-Key, you simply need to activate your game on Steam and boom, they'll show up in your library: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...5414-TFBN-1352.

I've just done it on my Mac with my CD-Key for Half-Life: Adrenaline Pack that I bought about 15 years ago for my Windows PC and all the games included in the CD showed up in my library.

Right now, only Half-Life and Counter-Strike (which show up as "Half-Life (Beta)" and "Counter-Strike (Beta)" on my Mac) are installable though.

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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?
Maybe you're playing with the "High Definition pack" that was included with the expansion Half-Life: Blue Shift turned on.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:55 AM   #53
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Oh yeeess!!! Finally, now I hope for Opposing Force
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 05:03 AM   #54
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Too little, too late.

I have the windows version and I see it in my mac library now, but the game is completely outdated to be enjoyed today, especially with Black Mesa mod out.

I don't see why anyone may give 10$ for that game today, only if it is bundle with other valve games it worth getting it, just for nostalgia.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:08 AM   #55
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Freaking took them long enough!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:14 AM   #56
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OMG THIS IS GREAT NEWS!

As an all-time Counter Strike 1.6 player, this opens up for 1.6 on the Mac!! Have been missing this for a long time, and it's the ONLY reason I have Windows installed via Boot Camp.

Hope Valve will port 1.6 too - it shouldn't be so difficult as it's just a mod for HL1
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:59 AM   #57
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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:
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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.
I don't know how excited I would get over that. When I downloaded the Portal and Portal 2 bundle a few weeks ago, it included the Level Editor.

Problem? It doesn't work in Mountain Lion.

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Damn, people are still worked up over a 12 year old game?
Valve, unlike a lot of game developers, is squarely on the side of gamers. For example, I was able to pick up two incredible games - Portal and Portal 2 - for $6 as a bundle!! Who does that?? EA? Nope? Blizzard? Nope. They're in it for those who enjoy their games, fantastic as they are. Left 4 Dead 2? I so got sucked into it, 32 hours logged before I knew what the Hell happened! "Best coop game ever" doesn't do it justice!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:11 AM   #58
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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?
Let me see if I can find my PPC 6100 or my Lombard.
I think my PB 520c can only run 8.1.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:42 PM   #59
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If you still have your CD-Key, you simply need to activate your game on Steam and boom, they'll show up in your library: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...5414-TFBN-1352.

I've just done it on my Mac with my CD-Key for Half-Life: Adrenaline Pack that I bought about 15 years ago for my Windows PC and all the games included in the CD showed up in my library.

Right now, only Half-Life and Counter-Strike (which show up as "Half-Life (Beta)" and "Counter-Strike (Beta)" on my Mac) are installable though.

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Maybe you're playing with the "High Definition pack" that was included with the expansion Half-Life: Blue Shift turned on.
Thank you for the info
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:36 PM   #60
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LOL, every and each company cares about money.
Well, sort of...some companies care about money to the exclusion of everything else and will do nothing without running the numbers and trying to maximize everything, whereas some companies will do something because they think it's nice to do but doesn't necessarily have any immediate tangible effect on the bottom line. Valve is run in a highly non-standard way, though it sounds like it would be an interesting place to work.

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:20 PM   #61
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How about the Counterstrike Mod?
Amen. And The Specialists 3.0

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I wonder if this is a port of Half-Life: Source, or of the actual (Non-Source) Half-Life.
Non-source judging by the screenshots.

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Damn, people are still worked up over a 12 year old game?
Yeah.. it's awesome.

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Really? There wasn't much difference between the two though, just graphics, right?
No, different stories. But the graphics difference was amazing. I remember playing HL: Source and it was... "Wow... " back when it first came out.

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OMG THIS IS GREAT NEWS!

As an all-time Counter Strike 1.6 player, this opens up for 1.6 on the Mac!! Have been missing this for a long time, and it's the ONLY reason I have Windows installed via Boot Camp.

Hope Valve will port 1.6 too - it shouldn't be so difficult as it's just a mod for HL1
You still play 1.6? I would log on every once in a while...but I thought 1.6 was taken over by aimbots and walls. Unless... you are one of those aforementioned people?
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:39 PM   #62
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No, different stories.
No, same story. Half-Life: Source is just Half-Life ported to the Source engine, nothing more.

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 01:57 AM   #63
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The Mac version is not available in Australia yet.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 02:24 AM   #64
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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.
HL: Source actually uses the original character models, not the HD pack that came with Blue Shift. Though they could always be rectifying that in this version.
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Damn, people are still worked up over a 12 year old game?
Sure, why not? It's a game known today as a modern classic, a landmark title in the history of video games, and one that us Mac gamers (and us Dreamcast gamers…) were literally cheated out of - a nearly-complete version was created, but never shipped. Now we will have a chance to play it on our platform of choice. I'm looking forward to giving it a try, though I'll personally hold off buying until there's an official announcement from Valve - from the problems some folks are having, it's sounding like maybe this is a late beta that sneaked out to the public before it was ready or something like that.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 06:32 AM   #66
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I can't get this to launch it just sits at the Half-Life screen (the one with Gordon and his big gun) and for some reason keeps on invoking my screensaver.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:26 AM   #67
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On my 2006 Macbook (2ghz, 2Gb ram, gma950), I'm getting an error on launch.

Fatal error :

Error initializing Main frame buffer.

I only get this error in full screen mode.

I can get the game to work using windowed mode....

I've looked the error on Google, and several Linux users are reporting the error.

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ste...nux/issues/894

Let's hope for the best.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 02:43 PM   #68
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Anyone know how to disable the HD weapons? Don't like them or the new sound effects.

The HD models are fine, just the weapons suck compared to the originals.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:08 AM   #69
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I can't get this to launch it just sits at the Half-Life screen (the one with Gordon and his big gun) and for some reason keeps on invoking my screensaver.
Well, the version I have in my steam library clearly says (Beta) on it. I bought it ages ago in the Orange Box. Never said that till now.
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The bad news is that the game is literally older than my 7 year old 1,1.
The good news is that its a game my 1,1 can really render well.
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Half Life...say hello to my little friend, Mr. 4870. heh heh heh. This baby didnt come cheap but, then again, x2 anti aliasing and 25 FPS never does.
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Gosh when is Episode 3 coming out?
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Well, sort of...some companies care about money to the exclusion of everything else and will do nothing without running the numbers and trying to maximize everything, whereas some companies will do something because they think it's nice to do but doesn't necessarily have any immediate tangible effect on the bottom line. Valve is run in a highly non-standard way, though it sounds like it would be an interesting place to work.

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