Ok so here's the deal. About a week ago I noticed that my hard drive was getting a little full so I whent ahead and re-formatted. I installed windows, drivers, apps, some Mp3's, and then of course half-life. It installed fine, then I updated to version 22.214.171.124 re-booted enabled console and started it up. I found a crossfire server and started to connect. Connection seemed to go fine but just as I was entering the game it froze. This continued every time I tryed to play a on-line game or a LAN game. Sometimes I would get into the game and play for about 60 seconds before it would freeze. I have tryed un-installing and reinstalling I've updated to 126.96.36.199 nothing has worked. I tryed the latest drivers for my video card, mobo, tryed different RAM I've traced my connection to various servers. Nothing. Any suggestions.
BTW here are my sys stats
AMD 800 mhz T-bird
Ge-force 2 MX
128 megs PC 100
Realtek 10\100 Ethernet card
You dont say can you play any other games or do you get the same results. I had a problem with counter-strike that was traced back to a loose vidio card (talk about a long shot) It was the only thing I had that worked the system hard enuf to notice I guess. Check all cables and good luck
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I am also having problems with half-life, but ONLY when I try to connect to an Internet game; if I run in Single Player Mode, or host a LAN game, nothing wrong happens. It doesn't matter if I'm running straight old Hl-DM, or TF, or DMC or any other mod.
Everything works out OK until I press 'Join' in |Multiplayer->Internet Games|. When I do that, the display changes resolution, and when it get brighter, the desktop appears.
This didn't start to happen until recently, and I have no idea what started this. No drivers were updated, and completely uninstalling the game (including deleting the files left over in the directory).