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

#11MrMonkhouse(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2014 1:52:56 PM
Where is the texture mod for the original one?
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#12CaptainRandom1Posted 1/1/2014 2:12:50 PM
I played Black Mesa before Half Life and I think that Half Life was way better.
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#13kingoffpsPosted 1/1/2014 3:29:50 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
If I recall correctly all the enhancement mods are for the original, not source. With those, th original is muchbetter.


Which mods bro?
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#14Sage_Of_IcePosted 1/1/2014 5:56:19 PM
I would highly recommend playing the game as it was originally designed. Half-Life, a game I only played a year and a half ago, is now one of my favorite games. Many of the texture packs will only deter from the original experience, so I would avoid those. The only problem you will have is the audio quality.

I've never played Source, but from what I hear, it makes the game a lot buggier.
Black Mesa is a nice mod to see the game in a different light, but it isn't Half-Life. Many of the levels have been altered, most of which I think are for the worse.

If you want to play the Half-Life series, start the original first.
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#15PraetorXynPosted 1/1/2014 9:10:41 PM
kingoffps posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
If I recall correctly all the enhancement mods are for the original, not source. With those, th original is muchbetter.


Which mods bro?


http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1445333

This covers them all pretty much. I remember that it was difficult for me to get them all working together correctly, something about one of the mods not overriding like it was supposed to. Don't remember how I fixed it.

I highly recommend the HL2 sounds pack though.
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#16SuigintouEVPosted 1/1/2014 11:24:19 PM
MrMonkhouse posted...
The original Half Life is pretty much dated....


Eh, only the aesthetics are dated.
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#17electroflamePosted 1/1/2014 11:28:38 PM
From: MrMonkhouse | #001
I have never played Half Life before [...]

Good, stay away from Half-Life: Before. Awful "mod".
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#18TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 1/1/2014 11:48:34 PM
Half-Life: Source is perfectly playable and has some minor improvements. Some of the most notable are backdrops, water, and the sky. Here's an interesting comparison:
Original: http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100217233437/half-life/en/images/2/2f/Black_Mesa_valley_goldsrc.jpg
Source: http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100217233437/half-life/en/images/f/f3/Black_Mesa_valley_source.jpg

It might also play a bit better on modern systems. Some people that are really anal about "the true experience" say that some things are too different, like the enemy AI, and it won't give you the same "feel" that the original has, so you shouldn't play it. H-L:S also has less mods. Just pick whichever one you want, really. You can even play both, since Half-Life is nice to play through more than once. Each version has its advantages and disadvantages. Also, the expansions are worth playing, and I think they use assets from the original, not Source. I got the Valve Complete Pack so I have everything, so it's not very complicated for me.

There's also Black Mesa, as already mentioned.

Another thing: there's a PS2 version as well. Apparently it has some interesting graphics improvements. One thing I remember from an article I read is that the NPC models are improved. For example, I think the hands are more realistic. Might be interesting to pick up for PS2 and/or emulate it (but that's not legal if you don't already own a PS2 and a legit copy of the game so it can't really be talked about in much detail).


One more thing. This is more about Half-Life 2, but it's interesting and not many people have it in their libraries because it can no longer be obtained directly:
http://archive.slickdeals.net/f/1398257-free-half-life-2-2d-game-codename-gordon-through-steam
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#19WolfandsteinPosted 1/2/2014 12:53:12 AM
If you don't mind getting HL2, I think you should get the Black Mesa mod which is phenomenal. All the original gameplay but with added Source graphics. If you like authenticity and the original mods, HL1 is not too bad either.

If you want to play the complete HL from 1 to ep.2., just get the Half Life pack. Its cheaper.
#20TimePharaohPosted 1/2/2014 2:33:25 AM
bgreene07 posted...
but a lot of people say don't bother with that section anyways


Literally nobody says that
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