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Half-Life: Source

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Half-Life: Source is a port of Valve's original acclaimed game Half-Life to their new Source engine used for Half-Life 2 . It was initially only available in the Silver and Gold Edition Steam packages when buying Half-Life 2, and in the Collector's Edition retail disc package. Later, it could be bought separately through Valve's Steam game delivery system.

It takes advantage of vertex and pixel shaders to create realistic water effects, and can now portray realistic physics effects. It also has new menus, improved lighting and soft shadows, ragdoll character animations, and a 3D skybox replacing the old 16-bit color prerendered bitmap skies.


Half-Life: Source Windows A reaction has taken place according to the experiment.
Half-Life: Source Windows A broken laser slices an unconscious security guard in two.
Half-Life: Source Windows This poor bastard Scientist didn't survive the failed experiment at the Black Mesa Test Labs.
Half-Life: Source Windows A helpful map adorns a wall to assist visitors with finding their way.

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German version

There are a number of changes in the German version:
  • All human enemies were replaced with robots
  • Except for exploding monsters, all blood and gore effects were removed
  • Killed enemies/persons disappear instantly
A detailed list of all changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German)
Contributed to by Alsy (15587) and Scaryfun (11628)