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This is an Iso Image of the Half-Life Alpha dated September 4th, 1997. It includes a playable alpha and Documents about Valve and the Game.


This is an Iso Image of the Half-Life Alpha dated September 4th, 1997. It includes a playable Alpha and Documents about Valve and the Game. I highly recommend looking at the cfg's because some of the key bindings are odd.

NOTE: To get this to work, you have to go through these steps:
1. Copy the "Half-Life" folder to your hard drive
2. Delete the "opengl32.dll" file
3. Execute the "Half-Life GL" batch file
4. Have fun!

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Half-Life Sept 4, 1997 Alpha
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TheDebonairNomad
TheDebonairNomad Jan 8 2013, 6:21am says:

I Hope my Voodoo FX will be compatible.

+11 votes     reply to comment
poshgaloo
poshgaloo Jan 8 2013, 7:28am says:

The panther eye should have been used in Half Life. It was so cool in Azure Sheep.

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siftheadz
siftheadz Jun 11 2013, 1:36pm replied:

True, but IMO it was too similar to the vortigaunt. Originally the panther eye was to behave like... a panther. It pounced and clawed at you. That would've been interesting.

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poshgaloo
poshgaloo Jul 10 2013, 12:28am replied:

So what? The panthereye would have still been badass. It was ******* awesome in Azure Sheep. The panthereye in my opinion could have replaced the tentacle boss fight.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Meraqel
Meraqel Jan 8 2013, 1:03pm says:

I have a problem with changing resolution. Help, plz? xD

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Qwertyus
Qwertyus Jan 8 2013, 1:38pm replied:

Open Half-Life GL.bat and edit last line. Insert any supported width you want instead of 640 (800, 1024, 1152 etc). -bpp 32 for 32-bit mode.

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NanoPi
NanoPi Jan 11 2013, 5:45pm replied:

it also takes height param!

enginegl +map techdemo +exec wasd.cfg -window -width 1280 -height 720

or

enginegl +map techdemo +exec wasd.cfg -bpp 32 -width 1280 -height 720

optional wasd.cfg: Pastebin.com

+4 votes     reply to comment
Meraqel
Meraqel Jan 8 2013, 1:57pm says:

Right click Half-Life GL.bat, click edit and here we go. :D Thx for help :]

+2 votes     reply to comment
max-damage
max-damage Jan 8 2013, 2:19pm says:

How you get this working?
There's always a error message, saying graphic driver is missing :/

0 votes     reply to comment
theravenswolf
theravenswolf Jan 8 2013, 3:18pm replied:

Read the instructions, did you deleted the opengl32.dll and did you launch it trought halflifegl?

+4 votes     reply to comment
max-damage
max-damage Jan 8 2013, 3:42pm replied:

Oh thank you :)
Haven't seen the "read more" button ^^

Now it's working ... it comes with a nice alpha version of stalkyard.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Deleted2012
Deleted2012 Jan 8 2013, 10:49pm replied:

use "map c1a1" in console to start!

+2 votes     reply to comment
max-damage
max-damage Jan 8 2013, 3:40pm says:

double post

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Deleted2012
Deleted2012 Jan 8 2013, 6:36pm says:

I ♥ U

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DoctorAmazing
DoctorAmazing Jan 8 2013, 8:51pm replied:

well shucks

+3 votes     reply to comment
Magic_Nipples
Magic_Nipples Jan 8 2013, 6:38pm says:

well, it doesn't get any more real than this. Great find!!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Magic_Nipples
Magic_Nipples Jan 8 2013, 8:04pm replied:

I see some karma rapers are still going around here.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Zelaroth
Zelaroth Jan 8 2013, 7:16pm says:

TRULY GLORIOUS.

+3 votes     reply to comment
TheDiddyHop
TheDiddyHop Jan 9 2013, 12:26pm says:

will this work on my 486 *troll face*

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Guest
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NoobSaibot
NoobSaibot Jan 9 2013, 1:57pm says:

Didn't play the whole thing, but it's an alpha, so it's little unstable and lacking some functionality. Unless you run it in software mode I believe, there's no hud. I couldn't find out what the interaction key is. The Panther doesn't have any AI. The Scientists and Barney don't have any phrases. The headcrabs kill in one hit. A lot of the maps are basically the same as the final game, just slightly different and not as refined. It's interesting, but nothing to get too excited about. I would like if they remade this as a HL1 mod, making it more playable.

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ReflexF.N.
ReflexF.N. Jan 29 2013, 11:19am replied:

Press - on your keyboard if you want the health bar to appear, keep pressing if you want to make the entire HUD visible. If you want to remove parts of the HUD press = on your keyboard. I hope this helps.

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Deleted2012
Deleted2012 Jan 9 2013, 3:46pm says:

it crashes everytime, how i do to play it in software mode??

+4 votes     reply to comment
DoctorAmazing
DoctorAmazing Jan 9 2013, 5:47pm replied:

set the desktop to 16 bit

+5 votes     reply to comment
Deleted2012
Deleted2012 Jan 9 2013, 8:23pm replied:

thank you, it worked!

+2 votes     reply to comment
lozmastermm
lozmastermm Jan 9 2013, 9:02pm says:

I keep looking up any way to fix this?

+2 votes     reply to comment
lozmastermm
lozmastermm Jan 9 2013, 10:09pm replied:

I don't know how I fixed it, I just hooked a comtroller in and it stopped.

+2 votes     reply to comment
readingcobra
readingcobra Apr 20 2014, 8:35am replied:

this is a 1997 ALPHA, it will never in a million years have support for controllers. just use a keyboard and mouse and not ya "custom swag 260 yy ladder no scope" xbox controller

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Negan
Negan Jan 9 2013, 10:13pm says:

FREEZE!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Jan 9 2013, 11:53pm says:

how does this even work? when i open the zip file there are 2 files. what do i do with them?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Negan
Negan Jan 10 2013, 8:52am replied:

extract them onto your desktop then open the cue file with daemon tools or daemon tools lite then pull out the folder named "Alpha"

+3 votes     reply to comment
insetgoodnamehere
insetgoodnamehere Mar 17 2013, 6:44pm replied:

All that does is open the music track

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Sgt.Heavy
Sgt.Heavy May 5 2013, 11:56am replied:

Lol.

+1 vote     reply to comment
smallville
smallville Jan 9 2013, 11:56pm says:

wait why isnt this working? It's a rar file when downloaded and the are only 2 files in that? a .bin file and a .cue?... don't worry I got it!

+2 votes     reply to comment
soldine173
soldine173 Jan 10 2013, 4:33am says:

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW ITS HERE :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
DPgames
DPgames Jan 11 2013, 3:09pm says:

all i got was 2 files one us .CUE and .BIN. what do i do with them?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Jan 11 2013, 3:34pm says:

Is it possible to play this in multiplayer mode?

+2 votes     reply to comment
DPgames
DPgames Jan 11 2013, 4:06pm says:

it wont let me delete the OpenGL32.Dll there is no optin in listeing when i left click it

+2 votes     reply to comment
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ᎶʋƝʂℋɨƤ_ℳƘ_ƖƖ Jan 11 2013, 6:28pm replied:

select OpenGL32.Dll then press Del and Enter on Keyboard, or just Shift + Del and enter.

+2 votes     reply to comment
R0x0R
R0x0R Jan 12 2013, 2:20pm replied:

Or simply, Rename it to something

+2 votes     reply to comment
DoctorAmazing
DoctorAmazing Jan 12 2013, 9:04pm replied:

Copy your folder to your harddrive. Then delete it from there.

+3 votes     reply to comment
DPgames
DPgames Jan 16 2013, 5:49pm says:

ok its working but now how to set the res. where is the config file?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Qwertyus
Qwertyus Jan 28 2013, 6:18am replied:

Edit the command line in Half-Life GL.bat (open it with Notepad and set -width parameter to your desktop res, -height parameter should work too).

+2 votes     reply to comment
Isaiahere
Isaiahere Jan 22 2013, 3:09am says:

Things that are bad about this: Some maps are missing or not included, save function crashes the game. Too bad but I guess I should consider myself lucky to see the day that Half-Life Alpha is found.

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80251100
80251100 Feb 4 2013, 12:00pm replied:

This is only a techdemo. All the singleplayer maps in this version were cut to be used as a demo. For example: Go to c1a1a and noclip through the door in this video Youtube.com (0:55) After that the game will crash, we only need to wait until an earlier alpha gets leaked.

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Sgt.Heavy
Sgt.Heavy May 7 2013, 12:30pm replied:

I want the alpha where the MP5 had no hands, and was floating by Gordon's levitation powers.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Liam9787
Liam9787 Jan 30 2013, 2:40pm says:

So there's a tiny thing that's bothering me. If I remove the Opengl32.dll file, I get a problem where all the decals flash, and it really hurts to look at. The only way to fix it is to run at 800x600 with opengl32.dll still in (Can't run any higher with the opengl dll still in there) and it fixes the problem. So I either run the game at a high resolution and have flashing decals, or I run the game at a low resolution, and for some reason, get FPS issues. (For some reason in the Half-Life Alpha, the lower the resolution, the lower the framerate)
That and I don't know how to run it in software mode. Someone said switch your desktop to 16 bit but that didn't do **** :v

+1 vote     reply to comment
Liam9787
Liam9787 Jan 26 2014, 2:49pm replied:

If anyone reads this comment, I found a solution. I made a video here.

Youtube.com

+1 vote     reply to comment
SpeedyClaude
SpeedyClaude Feb 4 2013, 2:26pm says:

What is the use key?

+1 vote     reply to comment
ReflexF.N.
ReflexF.N. Feb 5 2013, 9:55am replied:

b.

+2 votes     reply to comment
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