Half Life alpha and other protos on Reddit

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  1. kanaka

    kanaka Spirited Member

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    Yeah I was checking the other maps and the walkthrough demos, there is even a multiplayer mode with a map similar to Stalkyard, called warez_dm. It is amazing it survived this phase of the development. A couple of screen comparisons:

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    I will continue checking, but yeah, haven't been this happy since playing with the Half-Life 2 Beta :tears_of_joy:
     
  2. f2bnp

    f2bnp Peppy Member

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    Holy crap holy crap holy crap holy crap

    I can't wait to try this, I've always wanted to play a 1997 build of Half-Life. Insanity!
     
  3. Ryo Suzuki

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    Amazing!! I must to try it soon!
     
  4. Twimfy

    Twimfy Site Supporter 2015

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    Incredible. A major release with no arguing, hoarding, death threats, DDOS attacks, fake user accounts, flame wars or ridiculous ambiguous YouTube videos riddled with hidden messages.

    There is hope for humanity after all.
     
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    Druidic teacher Officer at Arms

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    artillery_ghosted Gutsy Member

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    How do you load other maps? I need to get a mouse so I can play this properly.
     
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    Wow, it feels like another christmas.
     
  9. CrAzY

    CrAzY SNES4LIFE

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    EDIT: Just got the beta, and noticed the console is activated by default.

    So in-game, press ~

    Now with the console open, type "map [Insert Map Name]".

    I am so damn excited for this. I was watching that thread when he was talking about wanting to share it but I honestly was 100% sure that it would not happen, especially after he said he messaged Valve about it. The fact this is out there. . . I need it, now!!! I am going to scour every inch of this disk, in-game, in model viewer, in World Craft. No stone will be unturned. :wink-new:
     
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  10. hrahn

    hrahn Robust Member

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    @Druid: Those discs in the binder are Microsoft discs, all pressed it seems. 12 years ago I got my hands on a similar stash from them, several binders full of different OS and application versions together with some games. A friend of mine passed his MCSE back then and got entered into some kind of MSDN access program for free. Since the Internet wasn't that fast they sent him all new versions of the software by mail, and by all versions I mean ALL - every language version of a software that existed arrived at his doorstep (probably by mistake, but they made great beer coasters...). He even still got the stuff for years after his MSDN access ran out - irony had it that he is now actually working for MS :D
     
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    CodeAsm ohci_write: Bad offset 30

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    This is why I dont like living in the netherlands at the wrong age. But them again, maybe my time has yet to come.
     
  12. saturn_worship

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    Done! forget it! Problem solved..

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    What an excellent release...

    2013...I'm sure this year will bring nothing but MAGIC.
     
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  13. Brandon.F

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    Remember when HL2 got leaked before release? Good times :wink-new:

    Such a great start of the year with this leak.
     
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    Welcome to the world of Resident Evil 1.5 ... btw great release for a new year, I hope that the same will meet 1.5 :stupid:
     
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    You make it sound as if every game release is Resident Evil 1.5 haha! :witless:
     
  16. saibot_20194

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    HOLYYY sh#t i've been waiting all my life for this
     
  17. stranno

    stranno Enthusiastic Member

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    I remember exactly the night the Doom 3 beta was leaked and shared over xdccs around the world. And the game working on my crappy PC.

    And the Half Life 2 beta, the Stalker build (alpha?) ... yep, good times.
     
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  18. JamesMichael

    JamesMichael Light Hearted Drunk

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    Come to think of it quite a lot of beta versions of PC games were leaked around that time wonder what was going on maybe security was crappy at the time? Also did they ever catch the guy behind leaking the Half Life 2 beta?

    Really good release this kudos to the person behind it!
     
  19. kanaka

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    Yeah they catched him, his name was Axel Gembe. Here is a nice article that sums it up pretty nicely http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-02-21-the-boy-who-stole-half-life-2-article
     
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