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#1 Gerowen

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:02

I'm playing through the Linux port of Half Life and I've noticed something. In the process of porting it they seem to have upgraded some of the character models. I'm not sure if this is an update to all versions of the game or not, but I seem to remember some slightly less impressive character models when I played through the game previously. I've always checked the "High quality character models" option in the game, but these character models seem to have been re-drawn altogether. I've attached an image of the old school version of a guard and what they look like for me. Has anybody else noticed this? Is this a universal "update" to the game, or something they did for the Linux port?

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#2 chrisj1968

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:06

not bad, updated graphics ,smoother, rounder face

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:07

Looks like they're using the high definition pack on it.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:23

Yep, as part of the port to OS X/Linux they made the HD pack mandatory (breaking lots of stuff in the process)

CS 1.6 is also apparently using CS:CZ models now, Valve haven't handled it well (i.e. the models are applied wrong, it's hard for mods to override them and it breaks things)

Edit: The HD pack has been broken since it was originally released and Valve haven't made any attempts to fix it.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:24

I had forgotten all about the HD pack. I remember getting it with Blue Shift many years ago and how awesome it looked at the time.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:12

bout bloody time its only what 15yrs old :p

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 18:46

I still don't quite understand why they didn't port the Source versions

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 19:55

I still don't quite understand why they didn't port the Source versions


not sure either

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 20:01

I still don't quite understand why they didn't port the Source versions


I thought people didn't like Half Life Source?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 20:05

The need to port CSGO

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 20:07

i believe he meant like black mesa... its an amazing game and it could have been done by valve

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 20:08

Why are they starting off with ancient games?

Wouldn't it have been better to port a new popular game to pull peoples interest over to Linux ?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 20:15

they should have just ported black mesa...

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 00:23

Yep, as part of the port to OS X/Linux they made the HD pack mandatory (breaking lots of stuff in the process)

CS 1.6 is also apparently using CS:CZ models now, Valve haven't handled it well (i.e. the models are applied wrong, it's hard for mods to override them and it breaks things)

Edit: The HD pack has been broken since it was originally released and Valve haven't made any attempts to fix it.


It seems to run fine for me, haven't had any major issues. I haven't had it crash, although I did jump down a hole and landed on top of one of the little creeper things that jump at you, and I was unable to get off him, I had to reload to an autosave, which only lost about 2 minutes of play time, but it was kind of weird. I've played the online multiplayer and haven't experienced any hiccups as of yet. Seems to be working good except for the one exception.

Edit: They're actively updating it too. Since I've installed it, every day I've started up Steam and when I go to play it there's an update to install. Just thought I'd post this since I just installed another one, they seem to be putting some real effort into making this a pleasant experience.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 00:27

I have no doubt that Valve are working hard on making HL1/CS1.6 work fine on Linux, I just mean the HD models are "broken" and the way they're applied is wrong.