how do i get half life to play on windows 8

how do I get half life to play on windows 8. it will load and have sound but goes back to desktop.no video
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  1. Install the older DirectX libraries found here

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

    That's normally the cause of graphics failure in older games
  2. Pinhedd said:
    Install the older DirectX libraries found here

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

    That's normally the cause of graphics failure in older games


    it says that DirectX has detected a newer version already installed so no installation is necessary
  3. Pinhedd said:
    Install the older DirectX libraries found here

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

    That's normally the cause of graphics failure in older games


    I have the same problem. What do you mean by installing DirectX, because i installed it and it still doesn't work.
  4. Just solved this issue on Windows 10 today. Under the Video settings menu, use the OpenGL driver instead of DirectX and you should be good to go.
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