Half-Life 2 major update!

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  1. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Well, ladies and JENTELMEN, the day I've been predicting has finally arrived. As we speak, my computer is furiously sucking data from the Steam servers that according to Valve will do the following:

    If I understand this right, it means that Half-Life 2 and Episode One have been ported to the Orange Box engine, if not Source 2009, and we're getting all the benefits that come with it. For one thing, people who only own Half-Life 2 will be able to play Black Mesa when it finally comes out, because it's an Orange Box mod. I can finally get all those achievements that my Xbox-owning cousin has had for months now. And of course, Mac owners will now have access to the series. AND they're on sale for a third of their previous price (30% off a permanent price drop), in case anyone still doesn't have them.

    BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Remember when Steam/Source for Mac was first announced, and Valve released six teaser images parodying Apple's own ads? One of them was a parody of Apple's infamous "1984" Super Bowl ad, featuring Alyx and Dr. Breen. Well, this has now been turned into a full shot-for-shot recreation of that ad called "Free Yourself." The official version can be seen in HD on the Steam store.
     
  2. DjD

    DjD L5: Dapper Member

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    I opend my games library and looked what the new achievements would be, but they just have a title, no subtitle where it says what you need to do to get them...
     
  3. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    Yeah, missing achievement descriptions suck :(

    HL2 and Ep1 are now both source 2009, just like tf2.

    However, i thought Black Mesa was on the old source 2006 engine? :O
     
  4. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I wonder if HL2DM will be getting moved over too so I can finish my map for that without using the yucky Hammer.
     
  5. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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  6. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    Finally, a reason to replay HL2 other than SMOD ... :O
     
  7. Omnomnick

    Omnomnick L6: Sharp Member

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    If anybody wants the HL2 and Ep1 achievement descriptions right now, check out an Xbox achievement guide for the Orange box, those versions got the achievements back in 2007.

    I already know most of them because I've got the Orange box on both PC and 360.
     
  8. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    no it's been on the orange box engine since... well... not too long after the orange box
     
  9. DjD

    DjD L5: Dapper Member

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    Yep xbox and pc achievements seem the same

    Gosh look at this one:

    The One Free Bullet
    Beat Episode One firing exactly one bullet. Grenade, crowbar, rocket, and Gravgun kills are okay!
     
  10. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    That one bullet has to be used to open a gate (or something, I can't remember again...) to progress.

    So no killing enemies with that bullet! :O
     
  11. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    By the way, has anyone else seen this?

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  12. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    Oh snap. Valve accidentally a whole chapter?
     
  13. Icarus

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    Chapter 14: The Credits
     
  14. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    Does anything happen differently if you finish the game? I doubt they would do a portal-style extension on it.
     
  15. Dr. KillPatient

    Dr. KillPatient L3: Member

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    Getting home from school early today, I'll check the ending and see if it's any different. Doubt it would be though because it has to link into Ep1 flawlessly.

    By the way, I wonder if Valve will do the same for CSS...
     
  16. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    The beta is already running, you forgot? :p
     
  17. Pooluke41

    Pooluke41 L5: Dapper Member

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    what make a gravity gun for it....
     
  18. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Oh, fie. So it just lost the data that said I finished the game and that's the credits? Well, it was fun to think about, anyway.
     
  19. DjD

    DjD L5: Dapper Member

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    YOU ARE KIDDING ME RIGHT?

    dammit I just played through half the game to get that achievement. And now u tell me that? NOW? I already I killed a combine with a nice pistol headshot.

    dammit dammit dammit :O
     
  20. Trotim

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    Certainly not! /kleiner

    Anyway... being the achievement whore I am, I'm going to play through HL2 and Ep1 again and try and get as many of these as possible. Yay!