Minimum Half-Life Req.


OSNN Senior Addict
Aug 30, 2002
what do you think would be the min. requirments to play half-life 2 at decent to good quality?


Old School XPeriencer
May 25, 2002
Hmm..did a quick search but found little on sys req.

Found this though: HL2 delayed until Holiday Season.

"Today we received word from the game's publisher, Vivendi Universal, that Half-Life 2's release has been delayed until later this year. Without commenting on the delay, a Vivendi Universal representative reaffirmed that the game would ship this year, sometime during the holiday season.

For those angry about the delay, grab Doom3 or read a book or something.

Found this possibly unreliable info here:


Thief IV
May 19, 2003
From the looks, I'd say an 2 GHz Pentium (Or equivalent Athlon). A Radeon 9x00 would be good, or a GF4Ti or better. 512MB of RAM.

My opionion, anyhow...

The HL2 delay may be a misconception, you know.


OSNN Addict
Aug 27, 2002
Half-Life 2 System Requirements

The full spec readout is a little loose for now and probably will be until close to the launch date for Half-Life 2, but by all accounts VALVe has implemented a scaling system that should allow the game to run on some very modest pc configurations. The following is about as low as you should go.
700mhz Processor
128 mb of RAM
64 mb Video Card
PC Gamer magazine even said, "More amazingly, HL2 will not only take advantage of the next-gen capabilities of a P4 3Ghz-level system running the newest DX9-powered 3D cards from NVIDIA and ATI, but it'll also reportedly be fully scalable all the way back to a mid-range PC running a DX6-compatable TNT card." While this remains to be seen, and trying to run Half-Life 2 on minimum specs will certainly detract from the overall experience, gamers with aging hardware may not be left out in the cold come September 30th.
Surprised? Of course the faster your machine, the better gameplay will be.


F@H - Is it in you?
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Political User
Apr 12, 2002
Originally posted by Codasmd

For those angry about the delay, grab Doom3 or read a book or something.
fyi.. doom3 delayed till 2004 :D

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