Old 14th November 2004, 19:18   #1
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H A L F - L I F E 2 (official thread)

1 day and 13 hours away. Am I the only one here about to piss their pants over this?

A running timer: http://hlfallout.net

Who else has been following this closely for the last year??

How do you think It'l do against halo 2? I've heard in many places that halo 2 isnt even comparable to hl2. What do you think?

Edit: Here's a good (25 page) gamespot article titled "hl2, the final hours".

go read!: http://www.gamespot.com/features/611..._topslot_click
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Old 14th November 2004, 19:33   #2
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what exactly is official about this thread?
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Old 14th November 2004, 19:57   #3
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Re: H A L F - L I F E 2 (official thread)

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1 day and 13 hours away. Am I the only one here about to piss their pants over this?

Yes you are, seek medical attention for your incontinence.
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Old 14th November 2004, 20:36   #4
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Hopefully I don't have to wait in line for this.

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Old 14th November 2004, 21:41   #5
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what exactly is official about this thread?
there's an "official halo 2" thread, so I figure it'd also be a good idea to condense conversation on this into one thread.

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Hopefully I don't have to wait in line for this.
I know: I dont want to have to wait in line to pick up my preordered copy of this.

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Old 15th November 2004, 00:52   #6
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Unless you get there at a very early time, then you are going to have to queue, because I somehow doubt you are the only person to pre-order the game.
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I'll be impressed if there is a three hour wait for Half Life 2 at mid night.

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Old 15th November 2004, 06:32   #8
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... I am ready for this. I can't wait for it to be released ... it is about damn time!

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I too question the officialness of this thread.

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I can't wait for it to be released ... it is about damn time!

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Old 16th November 2004, 08:23   #11
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It's now ready for play.

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I'm not going to buy it until I've done my work.
I'm not going to buy it until I've done my work.
I'm not going to buy it until I've done my work.
I'm not going to buy it until I've done my work.
I'm not going to buy it until I've done my work.
I'm not going to buy it until I've done my work.
I'm not going to buy it until I've done my work.
I'm not going to buy it until I've done my work.
I'm not going to buy it until I've done my work.

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Proof that my city is stupid.

HL2 is still on the shelves, in large ammounts.

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Steam wont run on my net-connected PC.

So I cant even do this: http://steampowered.custhelp.com/cgi...cGFnZT0x&p_li=

{edit} and who has also found the "dont install CSS and the last icon wont install because its in a different .cab than the program is supposed to look in." problem eh?

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Holy moley. This is one HELL of a game. I cannot begin to describe what was good, there are so many things.
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OMG screenshots please!

Alex Jones: Do you want the puppet on the right or the puppet on the left? What a bunch of garbage; liberal democrat, conservative, republican. It's all there to control you! Two sides of the same coin. Two management teams bidding for control, the CEO job of Slavery, Incorporated! The truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of lies. I'm sick of it, and I'm not going to take a bite out of it, do you got me?
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Old 17th November 2004, 03:07   #19
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Alex Jones: Do you want the puppet on the right or the puppet on the left? What a bunch of garbage; liberal democrat, conservative, republican. It's all there to control you! Two sides of the same coin. Two management teams bidding for control, the CEO job of Slavery, Incorporated! The truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of lies. I'm sick of it, and I'm not going to take a bite out of it, do you got me?
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You're kidding right... I've been playing CS:Source since August ffs..

Geez where have you been? Anyways...wtf is this Half-Life 2 thing some new mod off of UT2k4?

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Anyways...wtf is this Half-Life 2 thing some new mod off of UT2k4?

Alex Jones: Do you want the puppet on the right or the puppet on the left? What a bunch of garbage; liberal democrat, conservative, republican. It's all there to control you! Two sides of the same coin. Two management teams bidding for control, the CEO job of Slavery, Incorporated! The truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of lies. I'm sick of it, and I'm not going to take a bite out of it, do you got me?
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Its what NASA calls a super-joke with high levels of sarcasm.

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CS: Sources come bundled with HL 2 from website steam.... (official store for HL 2 for online sell).....

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Old 18th November 2004, 05:26   #25
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Jesus christ. I just got it installed today (couldnt play it until today because of an unrelated issue), and JESUS this game is insane. My god.

I love that "refugee" feeling you get right off the bat.
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I love the game, appart from the fact that it crashes on every autosave... ..and I cant seem to disable Autosaves...

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I just got it today. I was playing it, right, and it starts lagging real bad. Everytime I was in a firefight or when multiple sounds were playing at the same time I would dip to sub 20 fps. I just stopped play to take a break. I found Norton scanning, its about halfway done.
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Alex Jones: Do you want the puppet on the right or the puppet on the left? What a bunch of garbage; liberal democrat, conservative, republican. It's all there to control you! Two sides of the same coin. Two management teams bidding for control, the CEO job of Slavery, Incorporated! The truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of lies. I'm sick of it, and I'm not going to take a bite out of it, do you got me?
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I completed it not 10 minutes ago.

I actually feel that the game was a little on the short side, probably taking me about 10 hours in all to complete. However, that aside it was a superb game, full of really fun moments, some very atmospheric moments and lots of classic references to the very first game.

But do you think there will be a HL3, or will valve continue the obvious story on in the form of some sort of expansion?
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I think both. There are supposed to be exclusive bonus chapters for DX9 Ati users. Also, Valve has already reserved http://www.half-life3.com/ .

There are going to be a massive amount of mods. I'm hoping that Sven Co-Op comes soon. Cant wait.

[I'm partially glad that it was as long as it was. Valve made the right choice to not include Zen like in the original. I watched Squak play it.]

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Old 24th November 2004, 00:52   #32
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well i hope it works on my computer the recommended CPU for this game is 2.4 Ghz with 365MB (or something like that) of ram

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Reccomeneded is 512mb of ram

Alex Jones: Do you want the puppet on the right or the puppet on the left? What a bunch of garbage; liberal democrat, conservative, republican. It's all there to control you! Two sides of the same coin. Two management teams bidding for control, the CEO job of Slavery, Incorporated! The truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of lies. I'm sick of it, and I'm not going to take a bite out of it, do you got me?
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Old 24th November 2004, 10:51   #34
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I completed it not 10 minutes ago.

I actually feel that the game was a little on the short side, probably taking me about 10 hours in all to complete. However, that aside it was a superb game, full of really fun moments, some very atmospheric moments and lots of classic references to the very first game.

But do you think there will be a HL3, or will valve continue the obvious story on in the form of some sort of expansion?
Hang on, y'all waited like 10 years or something for it to get released and you finished it in 10 hours!

That dosn't seem like good value for money to me....
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Hum... ..ending is a little weak, I was expecting it to go on for longer than that, you bairly get a chance with the blue gravity gun. (BEST WEAPON EVER by the by.)

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Hang on, y'all waited like 10 years or something for it to get released and you finished it in 10 hours!

That dosn't seem like good value for money to me....
I am dedicated you see, and I had quite a lot of luck along the way.

I thik that it is good value for money, because I am sure within 6 monhts there are going to be some rather interesting looking mods coming out for the game, and that was what really made the first game as big as it was - the mod scene.
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well the thing is he could have been playing for 10 hours straight with cheats enabled. I wouldn't be surprised though with the way the graphics are it could have just made the game too big to make it be any longer. Can anybody tell me if this game is on CD or DVD only cause im getting tired of them putting the game on like 4 cd's instead of them just putting it on 1 freakin DVD.

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Based upon your experiences, do you think my machine will run hl2 in it's current state? Athlonxp 2100+ (1.7 Ghz), GF 4 Ti4200 64 mb, 512 MB RAM.

It runs Doom3 well at medium quality with 800x600 res. and 5.1 sound, so you must admit that i can be quite satisfied with my ti4200 that i bought for €160 in March 2003.
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i say it will run. you'll probably just have to lower the res a bit to get good performance from it. i've been playing the first HL at 640x480 and it doesn't bug me.

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well the thing is he could have been playing for 10 hours straight with cheats enabled. I wouldn't be surprised though with the way the graphics are it could have just made the game too big to make it be any longer. Can anybody tell me if this game is on CD or DVD only cause im getting tired of them putting the game on like 4 cd's instead of them just putting it on 1 freakin DVD.
10 hours was a very rough guess, but I think it was probably more, as there were a few late nights in there.

The game is only on DVD as far as I know...
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