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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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What works

Everything - smooth and perfectly.

What does not


What was not tested

Network gameplay.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

The game works perfectly out-of-the-box, there's no need to change anything in Steam game launch parameters (i.e. there's no need in specifying "-console" or setting game resolution and color depth by altering the game launch command line). I had tested latest Steam version of Half Life as of the 4th of June, 2010. Successfully tested variants were: * without high definition pack; * with official valve high definition pack; * with non-official high definition pack by Alexander "your evil twin" Van Wingerden-Cross (downloaded from Planet Half-Life); * with installed non-official texts and sounds translation to the Russian language. Test system specs: AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 2.6GHz, 6Gb DDR2, GeForce GTS 250 with 1Gb VRAM. Software: Fedora 8 running 32bit PAE kernel, Wine 1.2-rc2 compiled from sources, nVIDIA closed-source display driver 195.36.24.

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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This version is obsolete.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.