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Q: half life gitches/sudo-freezes at pipes after cliffs

after you come from the cliffs and your heading into the pipes, right after the loading screen for the next stage my game keeps freezing my guy so he cant move but i can still move around, its really strange. My friend (who was the one playing at the time) said the same exact thing happened to his game in the exact same spot and it was fine before steam came out but since steam was released there was some update where now at that point it freezes on a bunch of systems...whats the deal? is this fixable?

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Hi All,

I downloaded the Half Life 2 demo and it runs great, that is until it freezes. My current specs.......

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)

System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.1GHz
Memory: 896MB RAM
Page File: 222MB used, 1947MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0181&SUBSYS_89501462&REV_A2
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or hi... Read more

A:Half Life 2 Demo Freezes

Does the demo freeze at the same time always (say when you get to a specific point in the game) or does it just seemingly freeze at a random point? You could always try uninstalling and reinstalling if you haven't already, you'd be surprised how often that helps things.

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Yes, another Half Life 2 thread. I couldn't find any threads that discussed this particular problem, though, so here it is.

I got Half Life 2 for Christmas, and I installed it on my grandma's computer. It installed perfectly, and I could go onto source and decrypt it (seems Valve is very worried about piracy). I started to play, and everything went well. Then it crashed. The sound went on that "playback of the last 1/2 second" thing, and the screen froze. Since my grandma has a dual monitor configuration, I was able to open Task Manager (where it said that H/L2 was not responding) and close it.

At first I though it was a graphics lag, so I lowered all the video settings. It's still set for dx9 and 1074x768. The problem occurred a few minutes later. I've just been quicksaving the game a lot and restarting the game, but that's obviously not working. The comp specs are:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512mb RAM, Windows XP pro (2002, service pack 2), Radeon 9700 PRO graphics card, and Direct X 9.0c installed.

A:Half Life 2 freezes during gameplay

You could ask that question here http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=43
they got specialist info for such problems.

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I just installed half-life onto my new computer AMD 2.1Ghz 512 DDR win98se with plenty of space, ati vivo, and there is no ingame sound whatsoever I have menu sound but who cares. Anytime I leave a game it has a good chance of freezing at the menu title zooms in too. i've had previous sound issues, anyone know bugs with the leadtek motherboard nforce2 w/ soundstorm??

A:Half-Life no ingame sound/freezes

have you downloaded the latest drivers for your vid card?
Be sure to run HL in OpenGL under video options

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i have recently installed half life 2
i ran the game and it took a long time to start up
i choose new game and it froze
i ran it several times and it kept on freezing when i chose new game
i have already tried reinstalling it

A:windows 7 Half Life 2 freezes new game

Where did you get the game? Also have you applied the patches?

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Ok, so im geting my radeon 9800 Pro this christmas (BEST FRIGGIN CARD FOR RUNNING HL2 on!!! next to the XT of course....but that card is only 10% faster at 200 bucks more...lol)

anyways, im excited about what i've seen for the past 4 months in regards to half life 2...it looks SOOOO HOT!!!! i mean if game engines were a woman, it would be like the super-babe! lol....i feel the same way about the Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, OH lol


storywise, should i play through Half Life (original) before i play though half life 2? or does it not really matter...

It's an old game..and the new one is coming out......id feel like the guy who just found out about a book series (the latest one, volume 9 is the best), but there were 8 books before the latest one...

is half life 1 fun? (or is that like asking "is bil gates FILTHY RICH")

i jsut wanna know

A:Do you suggest that i play through Half Life before buying Half Life 2???

......i just downloaded the demo of half life

and it scared the bejesus out of me........the first aleain that jumps on you...and it made me jump like through the celing.....my mom is mad at me now cuz i yelpped so loud!!!

im don't usually care when games are scary like that....but this is rediculous......

maybe i don't wanna buy it.............

does everything jump at you and you have to go into dark coridors?......ike

i might need to psych myself out that it's jsut in my computer before i go back and try the demo again.........


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Ok here is my issue; i had a health computer until a few days ago, we usually play World of Warcraft, and one of my friend took a break, and he is playing on some private server just to spend some free time of his. Anyway i was playing WoW on official server, then my friend came, i logged off, changed realmlist.wtf file to join the private server (cleared cache etc. so i am sure its not a game based issue) i created a character played a few minutes then logged off to disable an addon (here it starts) when i logged in, the milisecond i saw my character my computer froze. i am using a wireless logitech keyboard and a4 tech x7 mouse, when i press the numlock the numlock led on the receiver was working(its on ps2) but the led on my mouse was off, just like i unplugged it. restarted retried to join the private server, same thing happened...and again and again and again... i changed realmlist back to original and voila, i was able to play on official wow.

i thought it is something about the heat, and i expected it is caused by the gpu, downloaded some sensor softwares and everything but AUX was normal,it was changin about 65-80 C degrees.and the sensor which is sensing that "AUX" was on motherboard so i thought it is the "bridge-way" or whatever that called in english (the cooler right next to pci-e slot) and it was a bit loose when i touched it (it wasnt exactly loose but i could shake it easily by touching with a little force), opened my case, brought a huge ... Read more

A:Computer Freezes Half-Randomly Half-Not

i forgot to add system details and here is the motherboard picture;

Motherboard: Gibabyte S-Series GA-M56S-S3
RAM: 2x 2 GB Kingston DDR2 800 (Dual)
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2612 MHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
GPU processor: GeForce 9600 GT
GPU Driver version: 257.21

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I bought half life 2 a month ago and registered it with steam but now I don't want it anymore so I want to give it to a friend at work.

What do I need to do in order to give him control of this software for his pc?

A:half life 2

He needs your username and password along with the Steam program so that he can download the games to his computer. I am not sure if he will need the disks, but I believe your friend needs those as well.

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I have had half life 2 since christmas and I have yet to play match. All I keep getting is steam is having a problem connecting to the servers. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it without and virus or firewall running but it still isn't working.

Does anyone have any ideas


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I made a dedicated server on CS Source and Half-life 2 Deathmatch. Both run well and my friends and I get great ping. I was just wondering how to give them admin. Is there anyway to give them admin without me having to figure out how to do the AMX and Admin mod stuff?

A:Half-Life 2

Add the BeetleFart's Minimum Admin mod to your dedicated servers. It's just a copy and paste files kind-of thing. Then you just add thier steamID or Ip address to the admin txt

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OHHO!!! ATi are really rubbing there $8000000 worth of HL2 in nvidias faces - they intent to get every penny of that 8million back and more i shouldnt wonder
clip from new ATi advert....

Done Running?
Out of ammo?
This fall
Rely on two things
Your crowbar
and the brute force of RADEON to survive

*half life 2 logo pasted all over the place*

now im a die-hard nvidia fan but ATi are pushing them for all they have got - but im staying with nvidia - if the NV40 turns out the same as the NV3x then there probebly wont b an nvidia to support - NOW WE NEED A SPECTACULAR NVIDIA COMEBACK! please!


A:Ati and Half Life 2

well you cant really blame ATI they have been on the recieving end of the same thing from Nvidia for many years. now it's their turn.

While I prefer ATI to Nvidia cards ( at least as far as the FX series go) I shudder to think of Nvidia not resolving theirr DX9 problems by the time NV40 hits and I really dont think they will allow that to happen.

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hey, I want to buy halflife 2 but I dont thing my computer will be able to run it and I was wondering if anybody new what hardware i could buy that was compatible with the stuff i currently have. Heres what I have.

AMD Athlon +1600 1.4 (Think i need a new cpu?)
Nvidia Geforce 2 T (Definatly need a new grpahics card!?)
40 Gig Harddrive (Enough)

512 Ram (Enough)

This is the tricky part, i need to know what stuff i can get that will work with my motherboard: Gigabyte 7VTXH - I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I CAN DO HELP!

??? Any pro's out there to help?

A:Half Life 2 Help!

hl2.ogaming.com said:

In real life you need the best from a new game so I would recommend a 2000 cpu, 512 mb ram, GeForce4 Ti4800 128 ddr or ATI Radeon equivalent.Click to expand...

Apparantly Valve tries to make their games compatible with older parts but reality is that you won't get the best graphics. Your processor should be fine, just need to upgrade the video card.

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Right then, I just bought HL2 on steam, downloaded, played, quit out. Came back later and tried to play it got to the blurry background loading screen and crashed to desktop. Did everything recommended here


and was able to get the game to open for a few seconds longer but the same problem still occurs before the menu even loads. Half-life 2 is also trying to run itself in 64 bit mode if that helps.

Vista 64-bit
2.24 Dual Core Intel Centrino
Geforce 9800M GS 512Mb
4G DDR 2 Kingston RAM

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I made a dedicated server on CS Source and Half-life 2 Deathmatch. Both run well and my friends and I get great ping. I was just wondering how to give them admin. Is there anyway to give them admin without me having to figure out how to do the AMX and Admin mod stuff?

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I have read of this problem and tried several things with no results.
AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core Processor
2.60 GHz
4.00 GB Ram
2 - 9800 GTX Nvida

Playing games on steam Half-Life stops working, but it does not do it on all steam games?? Just on latest installed??

A:Half Life

First of all, you should post this in the steam forums. www.steampowered.com

Secondly, whats the error message? Half life 1 or 2?

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I've been playing HL2 for a while.
I got to Black Mesa East and I'm omw to the elevator.
The girl who's talking to me says a lot of things. She press the button of the elevator, the doors open and... it's gets stuck!
Because of this I can't play.
Do you guys know something about it? Any way to fix it?
I really appreciate the help.


A:Half Life 2 Bug

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I have an up to speed XP rig with all the bellz & whistles and I have loaded & installed v1101.

All I can pull up is CounterStrike or DayofDefeat.... I only want to play HALF LIFE darn-it...

And WHERE can I get a copy of JUST HALF LIFE without having to get a mega-download that has everything under the sun that I DON'T want... No TFC... No CS... ONLY HALF LIFE???

A:Half Life

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When I get to the fuzzy loading screen it just stops and doesn't go any farther than that =/ I can't seem to figure out ANY reason for this, I've tried restarting and that hasnt helped

A:Half Life 2

How long have you waited? It takes a long time to load.

Is this when you first start HL2, or when you try to load a map (Or new/saved game)?

Try right-clicking Half-Life 2 in the My Games menu of Steam, and click the Launch options button, then type in '-console', without quotes. This should speed up the initial load, by getting rid of the animated background.

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I bought half-life 2 when it came out, and i realized that i needed a better video card to run it correctly. I bought the Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT and the game ran fantastically. A year later, i had to reinstall windows due to spy ware issues. Though i updated the driver, half life 2 no longer works. The game will sometimes freeze and crash during loading, sometimes it will even start the game a little, but it always crashes. The sometimes before i start, the game gives me an error stating that the driver is out of date. I followed the link and downloaded the suggested driver, no change. i used driver agent.com and updated every single driver that i could on the computer, still no change. Please, any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Half Life 2 HELP

Hmm same with me

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So nostalgia got the better of me this weekend and I decided to reinstall half life 1. I am currently using Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit if that helps. Anyway, I am having some lag issues. Whenever I join a game, or host one, the game lags, it is very choppy, and it sometimes even freezes. When I click on my name it says my PING is around 70, which, I'm told is good. I have tried everything, updated drivers, changed steam's priority to low, changed resoltion, and, still LAG. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

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What can I do to STOP from FREEZING????
When I get out of a map.... say for 5 minutes. Get up to do something... Come back to REFRESH and I am FROZEN...
When THIS happens I have to ctrl+alt+del to STOP PRGM... and the re-start game...

Sometimes after I am frozen.. I restart the game, and then I get OpenGL video card not supported message...
When THIS happens I have to RE-BOOT my rig...

500 Mhz CPU
256M PC100 SDRAM
VooDoo3 2000 w/ 16M VRAM

A:Half Life

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Well me and my friend both installed Half Life on our computers(Windows XP) and when my friend exited out of the game his resolution was very low, so he tried to turn it up and he couldnt. He restarted it and its still too big and his computer is stuck on the Windows XP welcome screen but all you can see is the power button on the bottom lefthand corner and the words that are beside it, I tried going into safe mode but when I got to the menu to choose what I wanted to do, my keyboard wouldnt work, although I can go into my bios settings and that is it... does anyone have a sweet clue what to do? I would really appreciate the help that anyone can give me.

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I have installed the Half-Life 2 pc game on my desk top the graphics are fine but it is really slow and the sound echo's teribbly, I have windows XP, could it be that my pc is not able to cope with the game, many thanks.

A:Half- Life 2

yes, but you need to provide system info

Click Start/Run and type Dxdiag

Then save and attach log...

also http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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When I launch Half Life it says LOADING... But hangs... when I Ctrl+Alt+Del I see ERROR... I end task... and Half Life closes.

What can I do to fix this problem???

A:Half Life

Well if you need help you will have to provide us with the spec for your pc.

If you havent already done so update all your drivers, in particular your video drivers.
Also half life has video options within the game try changing the settings especially the video options coz this is where most probs are. In my experence anyhow.

Did it work ok before? Have you changed any settings? Have you installed and hardware? Give us the info and someone will help you i'm sure, Also there are forums specifically for half life so i reckon there will be expert advise for hal life there.

I would also check for a virus if you haven't done so already.

good luck.

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half-life will not install on my computer. it says somehting about ms-dos. can any of you guys help? thanx in advance.


A:Half-Life Help Please!!!

Cheeseball81 said:

Put in your Windows XP CD
From the command line type:
expand D:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.ntClick to expand...

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hey all
this thread is connected with my previous thread about half life 2. last time i was getting the blue screen of death. that stopped for a while when i updated the mobo bios and the game ran great for a couple days. now when i load her up and then try to load a save game i get this error.

""HALF-LIFE 2:hl2.exe-Application Error

The instruction at "0x241f94f7" referenced memory at "0x0e66f41c". The memory could not be "read". ""

any thoughts??


A:half life 2...again

Tried reinstall?

Operating system?

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Anyone got any hints, secrets, or any cool information about Half-Life. (Game of the Year Edition.) I just got the game, and was wondering if anyone knew any information about it.


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I get this thing where the sound is playing two different parts, one a kind of bubbly, gurgly sound (usually, infact almost all the time, with voices)
and the other the normal one. This happens on regular half life aswell, but I haven't found it on other games or music.

The bubbly one plays about a second behind the normal one, making it echo

A:Half life 2

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My friend has an eMachines T3256, and he just put in a GeForce 6200. He used to use his GeForce 4 Mx4000 onboard graphics before. Now, the game will be running fine for a minute and all of a sudden lag like crazy, and take a minute to recover. He did not have this problem with his old vid card. He meets the power supply requirements with a 300watt max output, and it seems to run fine on other games that do not require steam. Can anyone explain this, please?

A:Half-Life 2 Lag

What about the amps the PSU delivers on the 12V rail?

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every time i load a saved game my enemies just stand there and they don't notice me. i can shoot them in the head at piont blank. how do i fix this.

A:half life 2 bug

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what would be the highest framerate:graphics ratio for this system:

AMD Athlon XP 2500+
Geforce 6600GT
512MB of PC3200 DDR RAM
Soundblaster Live! 24bit

And I'm pretty sure that's all you need to know, ask if you need more

Help is appreciated

A:Half Life 2

Oh pretty high, i bet u can run all settings high with a high resolution and get 60+ frames. Turning on AA or AF is ur choice, that would take a chunk of performance out.
So overall you will get great performance, but you *might* have annoying loading times since you dont have 1gig of ram. Just my own experiences.

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Hi i have bought Half Life 2 on CD's and i have converted them into DVD cd but i get a error half way through installation telling me that the shared sounds in "HL23.cab" cannot be found..

Can someone help me please...

A:Half life 2

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HI, bought this game in England last week and only realised when i got home that the version i bought home is not for Xp. It installed and loads but is constantly freezing every two or three minutes. Is there anything i can do about this?

A:half life

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will half life2 run on my comp?? i have an ati radeon 9250 and a pentium4 processor. if it does run will it be laggy?

A:half life 2

you'll need at least 512 MB System Ram for it not to be "Buggy", it runs good on my specs and I get 45 fps online.

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Well guess what... Somehow I overlooked the key code in the cd case! So the Key/receipt/box is in the garbage! Does anyone know anyway to get the cd key? I've been trying to play this game for 2 days now and I'm about to flip I'm almost positive I can't get a cd key but I'll give this one last try. If all fails, I guess I'll have to buy another Half-Life 2 cd!

A:Half-Life 2 key

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i have got a problem with half life.......when I go up the lift to the surface the lift stops half way for some reason and I start to loose life just as the next phase loads?
Ive played the game through a few times and can't think myself what is causing this.

A:half life

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helps anybody. i cant to connect to friends servers. i cant play in multiplayer. what's the matter?

A:half life 2

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I'm not sure whether this is a software or a hardware problem but here goes: whenever i run Half-Life 2 I get a lot of lag and about 25 FPS... The thing that I don't get is that my friend gets 56+ FPS when my computer is technically better... I have a Athlon 64 3000+ on a ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe with a Gainward GeForce FX 5700Ultra when he has a Athlon XP 2500+ with a GeForce 5200 on some unknown motherboard. The system even sometimes runs slowly when not in full-screen 3D. I'm not sure what exactly the problem is but I thought it might be the memory because it's some unrecignised 512 DDR400 which costs 25 (about $44).
Please help!

A:Half-Life 2 lag...

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So I am trying to get back into the original half life for PC. I installed it fine and when I try to open it, my comp says half life requires 16.0 mb and I only have 1455 k of physical memory. But when I check my memory is says I have 133gb free. Any ideas?

A:Half Life

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Hi there. Not sure if anyone else has this problem. But I have got to Our Benefactors stage and I can not seem to jump to be able to progress. Anyone aware of a patch for this problem.



A:Half Life 2

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Does any one has a problem like me I can't use mouse and keyboard at same time I mean I can run but I when I move my mouse it wont move on screen and when i can shoot and watch around only when I standing,so does any one knows how can I fix this?

A:Half Life 2

Nope, you are it. Try updating your mouse and keyboard drivers. You might want to pair your mouse and keyboard from the same company. I.e., Microsoft mouse/keyboard; Logitech mouse/keyboard.


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okay i just downloaded steam like idk a week ago and i decided to buy half life 2 for 6.99 and its lags to **** when i look around in game that is i lag quite alot and its annoying heres the system requirements for Half Life 2
Official Half-Life 2 Box minimum specs:

Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor
OS: Windows, 2000/XP/Me/98
Graphic card: DirectX 7 level graphics card
Hard Drive: 4.5 GB
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Other: Internet Connection, DVD-ROM Drive
i have a 80gb hard drive and 50gb free heres my specs on my comp , i have do have internet its wireless to a modem that my stepdad has.


A:Need help with Lag on Half life 2

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Im on a part of the hovercrapt chapter, and i cant get up this one ramp. It is where you go down a drop and turn right, see 2 red crates ahead...and a boat to the left. Right after the boat is another, and 2 tanks on a long pier. On the right of the first boat is a ramp, and on the left after boat a borken ramp. Problem is no matter how fast i go off the left ramp, it looks like ill make it but for some reason it knocks my hovercraft back be4 it hits the ramp. Any Help? (ill try to get a screenshot 2mrorow).

A:Half Life 2 Help

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it shows "runtime error" when i run in xp,but there is no error while in Windows 7??????
How to solve it?????

A:Half life 2

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I lost my cd key to half life. does anyone have one so I can play online. email me at [email protected]

A:half life cd key

Did this become a cracking forum? This is for your own good... At the risk of sounding like a moron, how is getting a cd-key in any way related to "Internet & Networking"? This is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you... I just did a ""search"" for "half life cd key" and got monstorous hits (and the first one I clicked on gave me a cd key, imagine that). I'm only here to help people and that's what I'm doing...

Welcome to my world,


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After about a minute or less sometimes that i get to the screen where u choose new game and all that stuff, i get a "cannot read memory" error with numbers. I dont know what to do someone help me out.My computer has:

AMD 64 3200 2.00 ghz
ATI radeon 9800 pro 256 ram
80 GB harddrive
creative soundcard

A:Half life 2 HELP PLZ

You are not alone in this problem. Read this.

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