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Half-life: Source problems

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April 5, 2007 12:54:11 PM

I've just bought Half-life 2 GOTY edition that comes with half-life: source.
I only bought it because I thought I would be able to play it on my dads laptop which he just recieved from his new job. It only has a x1300 mobility in it but it runs Halo perfectly, So I bought HL2 to see if it would work, but I couldnt install it due to restrictions put on it the laptop (that strangely didnt stop me from instaling Halo). I dont care that it doesnt work, because my new pc will be able to play it fine when I get it.

So now I'm seeing if my old desktop will play Half-life: Source (It most definatly wont play HL2). Does this game require the same specs as a pc that would play HL2, or is it exactly the same as the original?
My old pc only has a five year old intergrated SiS 650 in it, but it can play games like Deus Ex fine.

Of course I should be able to find out whether it runs on my PC by simply trying it. However once I install it, it wont 'launch' the game. Do you think this is because my specs are too low?
April 5, 2007 2:09:13 PM

I'm all confused...sec..

>Bought HL2 GOTY edtion
>Can't install HL2 on laptop because no admin privileges? Remember online connection is required for Steam hafts to ID/validate whatever your game content stuff.
>Now you just want to install of Half Life Source on old machine, not sure if that would work, Deus Ex is old stuff.

HL:S does make use of new Source engine technologies for lighting and water in which it departs from the Gouraud shading used in the original Half-Life and water receives a translucent effect rather than being opaque and there is a simulation of water refraction and difraction. Due to the availability of high processing power PCs, Half-Life: Source features new high-resolution skyboxes, which simulate a longer draw distance.

If it doesn't work on the old machine you can always grab the old HL lol, I've got both HL1 and HL:S, haven't bothered to try source version.
April 6, 2007 4:51:52 PM

So as it uses the Source engine, it probably shouldnt work on my old PC, so thats why it wont even try to launch. Oh well.

I got my first post a bit confuzled, just wanted to know why HL: Source wouldnt give me any feedback when I tryed to play it. It must be down to my PC not even attempting to load it.

Steam can be very annoying, as it does stuff automatically (spending 2 hours just installing the thing, then it wants to spend another two hours updating all the games).