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I have never played Half Life before... so I should start with Half Life:Source?

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User Info: MrMonkhouse

MrMonkhouse
3 years ago#1
The original Half Life is pretty much dated.... so is Half Life: Source the same thing but just looks better?
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User Info: bgreene07

bgreene07
3 years ago#2
Check out the Black Mesa mod. It's a remastered version of Half-life but its currently missing the ending alien portion of the game but a lot of people say don't bother with that section anyways. Get it here: http://www.blackmesasource.com
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User Info: MrMonkhouse

MrMonkhouse
3 years ago#3
I want to play the complete game. Steam has the Half Life collection for $10... I just want to know if Half Life Source is pretty much the same thing as the original Half Life but with updated textures.
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bgreene07
3 years ago#4
You are correct.
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User Info: kingoffps

kingoffps
3 years ago#5
Textures aren't updated. Literally all of the original assets are used in Half-Life: Source.

You will find better water if I recall, and that's about it.

The Source port actually has problems at a couple of points during the game due to the physics and the game not being designed natively for the engine.

I recommend that you just play the original Half-Life rather than HL: Source
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User Info: betatech

betatech
3 years ago#6
I would just use the original with a HD texture pack available from moddb (I have previously used diamond mod but I manually only replaced the models and textures as I disliked the modified hud).

The only real advantage to HLS is that the music has a higher bitrate and some minor updates e.g. ragdolls, some minor graphical updates, etc.
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User Info: ryan0991

ryan0991
3 years ago#7
The original had some pretty annoying stuttering problems for me. It was driving me crazy. HL-source ran perfect and I didn't run into any issues.

I actually recommend playing Source instead of the original.
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User Info: killkount

killkount
3 years ago#8
I played Black Mesa, it was awesome but I didn't know it was missing a part >_>
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User Info: PraetorXyn

PraetorXyn
3 years ago#9
If I recall correctly all the enhancement mods are for the original, not source. With those, th original is muchbetter.
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User Info: Frankie_Spankie

Frankie_Spankie
3 years ago#10
The way each Half Life game was designed, functions better on their respective engines. I'd suggest just playing the original.
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