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Postby Rich on Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:08 am

Well I'm all proud of myself. I just finished Half-Life 2 all by myself without any walkthrough, cheats, or even hints.

This is a first.

It's a fabulous ride! Gee, ripping up a drainage canal system for miles in an airboat, then up a beach in a dune buggy; on and on.

I played Half-Life 1 years ago and loved it.

Now I hope they come out with another sequel quick!

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Postby Spazmogen on Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:33 am

The airboat sounds interesting.

I'll have to check and see if it works with my old P3 1ghz system.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:46 pm

1GHz system, good luck

maybe 800 x 600 with nothing turned on as far as eye candy

also yeah i beat this game last thursday, it was a kickass game all the way through

the ending was left wide open so expect a sequel

i just wish you could somehow use the new gravitron weapon throughout the entire game, the updated version that lets you pick up people and whip em around
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Postby Rich on Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:44 pm

hoxlund wrote:1GHz system, good luck

maybe 800 x 600 with nothing turned on as far as eye candy

also yeah i beat this game last thursday, it was a kickass game all the way through

the ending was left wide open so expect a sequel

i just wish you could somehow use the new gravitron weapon throughout the entire game, the updated version that lets you pick up people and whip em around


I played 60% of it at 800x600 because I thought my system wouldn't handle it. The first thing when I ran it I got a message saying the chipset (Nvidia Gforce 4 420 Go) in my laptop may not work properly. I thought "You liars!' because they put only a Directx 7.0 compatible graphic card as a requirement. Then it crashed 1/2 of the way through the G-Man's opening statement. I tried a new driver and it wouldn't play at all. Then I rolled back the driver and turned off some background applications like my Logitech game pad controller and it RAN. cool.

Around 60% of the way through I switched to 1024x768 and it worked! Now I turned up the details to mediums (recommended) and it still works.

Cool, now I'm re-playing it at this resolution.

I agree with the gravity gun. Try turning on the console in the options menu and use the command 'sv_cheats 1' to activate cheat code ability. Then type in 'impulse 101' and you should get the gun.

I thought Alex was a babe! Woooohooo!

I missed the rail gun from the Half-Life '1' Take down an apachee in 2 shots!

I agree on the ending. I have the players desire to get my hands on that G-Man, bare handed! Let him wheeze on the end of my nuckles!

With a new engine they should be able to just whip up a new game a whole lot sooner; I hope.

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Postby pchilson on Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:30 pm

hoxlund wrote:the ending was left wide open so expect a sequel

What in another 4 years?

I heard that with all the controversy over the Steam authentication that next round they are just going to send someone to your house to play the game for you... #-o
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:47 am

pchilson wrote:I heard that with all the controversy over the Steam authentication that next round they are just going to send someone to your house to play the game for you... #-o


ohh yeah i actually did read something like that on megagames.com

called assisted gaming technology
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Postby eliminator on Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:01 pm

Steam system sucks, but HL2 is a gem !!!
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:34 pm

Sigh.. my disc 4 was bad and there was a blob of crap on the bottom of disc 5. Gotta go exchange my copy.
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Postby eliminator on Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:13 pm

That's what happened to me with UT4 #-o , so I got it exchanged for a dvd, and HL2, well - went straight for a dvd edition, learned the multiple cd lesson ...
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:37 pm

Ah yes.. it looks like its a known bug with the installer. If you don't install CS:Source, it bitches about hl2.ico not being found. Stupid Valve..
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Postby Rich on Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:57 pm

Wow this topic stopped sending me notices.

Anyway....Alex is a babe.

She'll put up with you guys but she's hot for me!


=P~

The air boat rocks and the buggy's not too bad either.

The gravity gun is out-a-sight!

I think I saw a sweatshirt on one of those zombies that said he was
waiting for Ian ..... Ian's doomed.

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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:34 pm

I played it for about an hour last night. Graphically, it didn't blow me away like Doom 3 did, but the game play is great. Reminds me a lot of the original Half Life. I am having problems with my sound card when in 5.1 mode though. Audio is jumpy, etc.
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Postby Rich on Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:32 pm

Ian wrote:I played it for about an hour last night. Graphically, it didn't blow me away like Doom 3 did, but the game play is great. Reminds me a lot of the original Half Life. I am having problems with my sound card when in 5.1 mode though. Audio is jumpy, etc.


I had to play at 800x600 and the details tweaked down a bit too. (on my toshiba laptop) Still it was such an incredible ride.

On the 2nd time around I figured how to NOT put that can in the trash.

I'd toss it right in his face until I could squeeze around him.

That felt so cool. "Put it in the can yourself!"

hahahaha

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