X-Psted from CG: HL1 in Source not all it's cracked up to be

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X-Psted from CG: HL1 in Source not all it's cracked up to be

Post by JCC » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:11 am

So I finally got my PC Gamer with the much talked about review. They had a column on HL1 running in Source. It frankly, sounds underwhelming. Apparently, the only real upgrade is to the water and the physics. All other graphics/textures are the same. The gist of it is, "It looks and plays almost exactly like the original." overall. Why bother? I know some people here were very excited about it, but you may want to rethink buying a more expensive package to get this feature now.

Having said that, the article points out that FANS will no doubt eventually mod HL1 in Source with new textures, so eventually, it will probably be very cool.

EDIT: Fixing the quote from the zine.

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Post by Raven_13 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:48 pm

Yeah, I was very disappointed to read that in PCGamer - I was looking forward to a Source engine-updated version of HL1 almost as much as I was HL2. After playing CS:Source last night, though, I have to say that I'm really impressed with the Source engine - I was getting great framerates at high settings on my relatively (1.67ghz) slow machine.
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Post by knob » Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:34 pm

Well, what did you expect? A whole new version of HL1?

I'm still just as excited as I was when I originally purchases the Silver package. And frankly, I believe with only a $10 difference, the Bronze package is a waste of money. (It's only about $6 different with the actual retail package, since you'll more than likely be paying tax.)
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Post by Bob » Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:58 pm

Why bother?
Because I never finished Half-Life?

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Post by Orpheo » Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:30 pm

I'm sticking with my free ATI voucher version, whatever that gets me. Not like the game will ever come out anyway.

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Post by knob » Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:48 pm

Orpheo wrote:I'm sticking with my free ATI voucher version, whatever that gets me. Not like the game will ever come out anyway.

From what I understand, you could pay a whopping $10 *total* (With your voucher) and get the silver version.



All of those games for $10 seems to be a good deal, in my opinion. Unless you want the retail version.
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Post by Ranulf » Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:18 pm

Hardly surprising its underwhelming but then I was not much of a fan of HL past the halfway point when you hit alien world.

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Post by bluefugue » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:28 pm

You don't reach Xen until *well* past the halfway point. More like the 75% point.

This news about HL1 source is about what I expected... new engine but same textures etc.

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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:04 pm

Actually, it is what it is cracked up to be. They have always said they were just porting the old assets to the new engine - nothing more. This is precisely what they said it would be.

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Post by Two Sheds » Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:44 am

Exactly what I was going to say, Blackhawk. I still think it'll be fun because, well, it's good ol' Half Life. And I doubt it will be very long before some modders start tossing in new models and textures. Then it'll really shine.

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Post by knob » Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:12 am

The only different thing I really would like to see in HL1:Source would be more destructable/movable objects.


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Post by WPD » Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:14 am

What did you expect from HL1:Source, Half-life 2?

Because if so, I have some news for you... :P

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Post by JCC » Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:30 pm

Seeing as how their marketing tripe calls it "Digitally remastered" I don't think it is outrageous to infer that they had actually redone the graphics. I know a lot of people who were surprised when they found out what HL in Source truly is going to be. I'm not ripping Valve so much, as I just wanted to let people know who might have been under the same mistaken impression I was about what was actually involved in the release.

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Post by RookieCAF » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:52 pm

I plan on buying the UK DVD from Gogamer when they have it, I don't need the collectors edition stuff, and the CS1 and DOD Source Rehash won't ever see any playtime from me anyway. I'm sure there will b e a buttload of mods for HL2 anyhow...
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