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Half-Life 1 coming to Linux!

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Half Life 1 has popped up on the Steam CDR and several people have already tested it and got it to work! Pretty big news since it still is such a huge game and Valve's first game!

So it looks like the next Valve title to grace Linux will be the original Half-Life I didn't see that one coming at all! I do have pretty good memories of the game and loved it!

This is not an official release it seems it's in Beta at the moment.

An old unofficial trailer:

It seems I don't actually own the game on my current Steam account (it's on my really old original account i lost all info for a long time ago :() so i won't be able to play test, but i will probably buy it again thanks to this!

Counter Strike next please Valve!
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rioninja 24 January 2013 at 11:24 pm UTC
Wow, awesome! I just opened my Linux client, searched for Half-Life, and it let me buy and install it.

Just some information: The game wouldn't run until I updated my Steam client to the latest version.
Levi 24 January 2013 at 11:26 pm UTC
Holy cowboys.

This is gonna be epic, HL1 @ 300fps . But for all seriussness, hl1 is shit once you've played black mesa..
Still good to see all the valve game's coming over.
liamdawe 24 January 2013 at 11:27 pm UTC
This could easily pave way for stuff like Counter Strike to come too
dan 24 January 2013 at 11:36 pm UTC
cstrike.so and bshift.so are in the files, so they are already compiling on Linux at the least.
beidl 25 January 2013 at 5:57 am UTC
If you opt in the beta test in the Counter Strike properties, you'll be able to install Counter Strike 1 point fucking 6 on Linux. Natively. Pretty much what I've been waiting for for literally 6 years.
Bumadar 25 January 2013 at 7:42 am UTC
ha, that made me dig up the old CD and enter the code, never did that for half life 1, back when it was released I did not see the reason as steam was just for online stuff and having a crrrrr-beeep-crrrr modem that was way to expensive.  old code did work fine just now 
mjolnir 25 January 2013 at 2:00 pm UTC
now if somebody would just make the black mesa mod work with hl1...
Anonymous 25 January 2013 at 4:21 pm UTC
mjolnirnow if somebody would just make the black mesa mod work with hl1...
Do you mean the HL2 mod ?
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