Half Life Games

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Bman, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Alright, I am really confused, how many HL games are there.

    There was, that I know of....

    Half Life, Half Life 2, Half Life 2 : The Lost Coast

    and now The Orange Box is coming out?

    am I missing some....so confused?
     
  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Half Life, Half Life 2, Half Life 2 : Episode 1, then Lost Coast. Which is just a showcase single level to show off their new rendering technology.
     
  3. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    blue shift?
     
  4. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    opposing force is an add-on for HL1 (just like blue shift)...
     
  5. ray_gillespie

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    Ok here's the full list of official single player games:

    Half-Life - followed by expansion packs called Half-Life: Opposing Force and Half-Life: Blue Shift. There was a bonus level created called Half-Life: Uplink which served as a demo (though the level wasn't in the original game). Half-Life: Source is a remake of the original game with better lighting and water effects.

    Half Life 2 - followed by expansion pack Half-Life 2: Episode One. Also a bonus level was made freely available called Half-Life 2: The Lost Coast. Coming soon(ish) will be the expansions Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Half-Life 2: Episode Three. There are also rumours of a 4th and 5th episode.

    So, full confirmed list:

    Half-Life (full game)
    Half-Life: Opposing Force (expansion)
    Half-Life: Blue Shift (expansion)
    Half-Life: Uplink (demo)
    Half-Life: Source (remake)
    Half-Life 2 (full game)
    Half-Life 2: The Lost Coast (demo)
    Half-Life 2: Episode One (expansion)
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two (expansion)
    Half-Life 2: Episode Three (expansion)

    The 'Orange Box' contains Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two as well as the spin-off games Team Fortress 2 and Portal.

    There was originally another box, I think called the 'black box', which was supposed to be Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2 and Portal but this has been scrapped in favour forcing people to buy all games they already own or making them download Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Portal separately from Steam.
     
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  6. Bman

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    Thanks guys, and ray. That helps, now I know what I need to get.

    Can't wait!
     
  7. Sazar

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    Most of them are available in packages.

    Some are simply not worth the money :)

    Some of the packages save you a TON of money and give you the best of all worlds.

    I think I currently own everything except DoD and I am about to get that soon. Once I am done with TDU.
     
  8. Steevo

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    I waited and got COD,COD:UO, and COD2 for $39.99 from steam, and now they have COH on sale. Might have to get that today. :D
     
  9. Sazar

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    Yah, I bought COD the other day.

    Been there, done that with Medal of Honor. Was highly un-impressed.

    Plus, the "uber" graphics features cause the fps to tank in some spots (runs just lovely on the average) which is completely unacceptable.

    Oh well.
     
  10. LordOfLA

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    ATI Customers with black box codes will get the black box :)

    Everyone else gets ripped off :D

    MAkes me glad I bought ATI :)
     
  11. Steevo

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    COD2 was OK, the graphics are very good I thought. I run it on max settings and only had two or three parts where it would lag, jumping the walls going up and down the field with the grass, trees, and shrubs caused it to beg for mercy.




    I still like to play MOH though, the islands are great for sniping and all aound fun, and one of the italy maps is HARD, even on easy settings. I can stand on one peak and snipe guys on the other, but I always get bombed.
     
  12. Sazar

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    You have an 1800xt correct?

    I find it odd how your comments suggest you are getting a better experience than me with my 1950xt buddy :cool:
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    It's like the little girl with the elephant says in the commercials, "It's the mirrors". :p
     
  14. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    lol.

    It might be.

    It's not just COD though, even in TDU he seemed to be getting better performance than me :)
     
  15. Steevo

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    I have never seen my frame rate drop below 25 with all max settings on TDU @ 1680X1050, what resolution do you run at? ;)


    I have almost no programs running when my system starts, around 150Mb used.
     
  16. Sazar

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    Define all max settings :)

    I have the game running @ 1440 x 900 with all effects on maxed, 4xAA/8xAF and HDR and it hovers around 27.

    Again, I find it very hard to believe you are able to average higher than me with a card that has a third of the shader units :smoker:

    And I have the factory overclocked version of the 1950xt with a 650Mhz core.

    :cool:
     
  17. Steevo

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    I will make a video. :D
     
  18. vertigo

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    maybe steevo is running xp?
     
  19. Steevo

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    You have a e-mail addy? I will send you a video. PM me.
     
  20. Sazar

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    I am not doubting you are getting xyz FPS in your games.

    I am doubting the filtering settings are any way comparative :)

    Fwiw, all my CCC settings are at the highest quality.

    And vertigo, between XP and Vista, while there are gaps in performance, it is not that large.