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Author Topic: Half-Life 2 Deathmatch just released via steam  (Read 2347 times)
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« on: December 01, 2004, 05:17:14 AM »

Just so you know, HL2 was just released on steam.

I was playing CS and someone types in that HL2DM was just released, then quit, followed by the rest of the server quitting.  Tongue

Edit:  It also appears that some more of the Source SDK has been released, along with some patches for Counter Strike source and Half-Life 2.

As usual, the servers are being pounded.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2004, 05:20:55 AM »

Righteous.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2004, 05:54:31 AM »

can't join a game, and now I'm hearing reports the SP won't even start
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2004, 05:54:41 AM »

Uh, don't d/l just yet. Me and Kaigen have done so and now HL2 won't even start.

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2004, 05:56:00 AM »

Is this optional, or will this come in as an auto-update?
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2004, 06:00:38 AM »

Yep, it seems there's a bug in the release.  I'm getting the same bug there none of my HL2 based games will start.  HL2/CSS is kaput.

Which just plain stinks.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2004, 06:01:25 AM »

/me disables auto-update
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2004, 06:02:39 AM »

Optional.

Also, FWIW, I've had no problems starting the SP after installing and running HL2DM.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2004, 04:57:44 PM »

Wait, I just leave steam on, but with WoW out I don't even know what HL2 is any more.  Does that mean HL2DM has been downloaded onto my computer in the background, or do I have to manually click download it?  Thanks!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2004, 05:04:24 PM »

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Wait, I just leave steam on, but with WoW out I don't even know what HL2 is any more.  Does that mean HL2DM has been downloaded onto my computer in the background, or do I have to manually click download it?  Thanks!!


You will need to exit and restart Steam.  Then Steam will update itself and verify your CS:Source files.  After that, you can click on Play Games and then click on HL2:DM at the bottom (it should be in light green).  Click Next to start download it.  It should only take a few minutes to complete.
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2004, 06:28:14 PM »

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Wait, I just leave steam on, but with WoW out I don't even know what HL2 is any more.  Does that mean HL2DM has been downloaded onto my computer in the background, or do I have to manually click download it?  Thanks!!


You will need to exit and restart Steam.  Then Steam will update itself and verify your CS:Source files.  After that, you can click on Play Games and then click on HL2:DM at the bottom (it should be in light green).  Click Next to start download it.  It should only take a few minutes to complete.


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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2004, 06:31:15 PM »

The problems seem to be solved.  I was playing earlier today and had absolutely no errors of any sort.


Deathmatch kicks ass.
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2004, 08:22:21 PM »

They released a small patch around 2am last night that fixed the problem, looks like some programmers were raked over the coals for this.
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2004, 08:39:03 PM »

I downloaded and installed the deathmatch patch earlier this morning.  I didn't have time to try loading my Campaign game, but I can say that the Deathmatch portion worked...okay.  I mean, it installed and loaded up okay, but the actual gameplay on the one server I tried was terribly laggy.

No problems with the software refusing to run, though....

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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2004, 11:22:28 PM »

The server lag problem is definitely not in the code.  I think it's the same old problem every online game faces where people start running servers without knowing the game's upstream bandwidth requirement, then don't configure their server properly.

For a game with all those physics interactions happening, it'll require a lot more than the normal DM style games.
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2004, 03:33:14 AM »

I played it for about an hour this evening and had a blast.  It was pretty chaotic, but extremely fun.  

I can't wait for more maps and Team Fortress Source smile
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2004, 04:37:42 AM »

I already got tired of the gravity gun.  Overused
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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2004, 09:50:18 PM »

I tried a mostly empty server (me plus 2 others), and still had ridiculous amounts of lag.

The gravity gun was interesting for about a minute, then I got tired of it.

The 'real' weapons also seem very underpowered, even against foes with zero armor.

All-in-all, not too impressed.

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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2004, 10:10:45 PM »

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I tried a mostly empty server (me plus 2 others), and still had ridiculous amounts of lag.

The gravity gun was interesting for about a minute, then I got tired of it.

The 'real' weapons also seem very underpowered, even against foes with zero armor.

All-in-all, not too impressed.

- Don


I can't imagine how they seem underpowered.  I seriously haven't had much lag at all either.  Strange.
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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2004, 10:24:52 PM »

I do find myself missing the UT-style embellishments -- like a larger message telling you that you just fragged someone; "first blood" and "killing spree" type announcements, etc.  I guess it would be less appropriate to the subdued HL2 world but it did feel a little dry to me.
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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2004, 06:04:14 AM »

This may be an extremely stupid question, but are there any official servers for HL2 multiplay?
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