Some recent announcements from Valve's Steam service:
Steam Client Update Available
August 29, 2005, 3:50 pm · Alfred Reynolds
Updates to the Steam Client have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:
Added Half-Life: Blue Shift game and desktop icon
Fixed HTML control sometimes drawing incorrect scrollbar
Updated required driver versions for Source games
Added support for Half-Life 1: HiDef model pack. To install the model package, click on the install link below while Steam is running:
To uninstall the HD Pack, click on this link:
Half-Life: Blue Shift released on Steam
August 24, 2005, 2:40 pm · Alfred Reynolds
Half-Life: Blue Shift is now playable for anyone that owns the Half-Life Premier Pack, the Half-Life 2 Silver package, or the Half-Life 2 Gold package.
Booyah! Even though it was short (~7 hours iirc) I loved Blue Shift. Plus it gave us the High-Definition pack which updated the character models and (I think) the weapon models in the original Half-Life, Blue Shift and Opposing Force.
Well we now have the HD pack for the older titles but, sadly, it's not for HL: Source. I'm not sure why either.
But Blue Shift for free (I bought the Silver pack a year ago) is mighty cool! I need to get me a Barney fix!
Note: when you have Steam running and you click on the link above the game will update Half-Life, Blue Shift and Opposing Force with the HD Pack. You know it's installed when you right click on the game in your "Play Games" window, go to Properties and it should say Ready to Play, HD pack enabled.