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Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0-rc3

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Test Results

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What works

Steam and Half-life install.

The game sometimes loads, the menu sometimes operates, the training level sometimes starts to play through.

What does not

It is completely unplayable on my machine. (Macbook2,1 IntelCore2Duo 1 Gig RAM Intel GMA950 graphics, running Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit).

It usually does not launch, and gives no error message as to why.  If it does launch, it does not play the intro videos.  Software rendering mode gives me about one frame every five seconds (I'm not exaggerating).  OpenGL works a lot faster, but it is very flickery.  The initial fullscreen graphic of Gordon Freeman is superimposed on everything, and will not go away.  Any other game output flickers, competing with that graphic.


What was not tested

Any level other than training.

Any function other than that used during the first few sequences of the training level.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Also tested with Wine 1.0.1, and things have not improved at all.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Jan 09 20205.0-rc3N/A Yes NoPlatinumconsolelogger 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64Aug 01 20121.5.9Yes Yes Platinumhawake 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 27 20121.5.7Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 11 20121.5.5Yes Yes Platinumdan 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 18 20121.4Yes Yes PlatinumBitos 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5159 Microphone xmit in Half Life and HL:S games very harsh and goes in and out of "focus" REOPENED View
23777 Half-Life in full screen will be partially drawn with metacity running RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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HowTo / Notes


This version is obsolete. Please post test results in the correct versions. (WON) or Steam

Install the Half-Life Hi-Def Model Pack
To install the Half-Life Hi-Def Model Pack using this command:
wine iexplore steam://installaddon/halflifehd
To uninstall it:
wine iexplore steam://removeaddon/halflifehd

Instructions on the Steam Support page.