ESF is a fast paced, 3rd person fighter based on the hit anime, Dragonball Z. Select your favorite character and fly, power up, transform, melee, and beam your enemies into pulp. Each character is given signature moves and abilities to compliment different style of play. Some are stronger in hand to hand combat, others are better with energy attacks. Play in three different game modes, deathmatch, team deathmatch, and capture the dragonballs. There is a learning curve so newbies beware. This is not your normal Half-life mod.

Report article RSS Feed Half-Life Steam Verification - Required for Official Support

The purpose of the new system is to verify that you own a legal version of Half-Life on Steam, allowing the forum community and the ESF team to focus on helping legitimate users. The ESF Team takes a strong stance against piracy and will not be offering support to those who engage in such activities.

Posted by Skyrider on Aug 26th, 2010

QUICK NOTICE: Please remember that the verification not required for browsing and posting on the forums outside the non-support sections of ESF. It's only required when you are having in-game issues / troubles with Earth's Special Forces and wish to gain some help from the community and team members. If you haven't registered on the forums yet, you are very welcome to do so.

As of today, members are required to validate their forum account via the new validation system in order to receive official support for Earth's Special Forces. The purpose of the new system is to verify legal ownership of Half-Life, allowing us to focus on helping legitimate users. The validation is easy, safe, and quick to do thanks to Steam's OpenID API.

A big thanks to Skizer (Owner of Gamers-Desire & hoster of for creating the validation system. We would also like to thank the ESF team and ForcePit members for helping to test the new system.

The purpose of the new system is to verify that you own a legal version of Half-Life on Steam, allowing the forum community and the ESF team to focus on helping legitimate users. The ESF Team takes a strong stance against piracy and will not be offering support to those who engage in such activities.

First, go to:

From there, you'll see:

It will request your forum username and password, Register one if you haven't done so (please don't enter your Steam information as that will not work). The login is needed as the validation system needs to know who to validate in the end. And even if you are already logged in on the forums, you'll have to enter your information again to make sure the forum account is yours. Remember that The username is case sensitive!

When you click on "Login", you should be forwarded to:

"Notice the green "Valve Corporation (US)".This symbol identifies the page as being encrypted, meaning your information is safe and secure."

On the page itself, you should see the following:

Make sure you read the red square so you know that the validation will not steal your steam information! You should only enter your steam username and password on steam official site sites such as

At the right of the page, you'll see a login box where you can fill in your Steam username and password:

Log in your Steam information so the validation can check if you have Half-Life on your steam account. If you have a valid copy, you'll get:

And a icon will be set on your forum profile and will be visible in your forum posts.

If the validation can't find Half-Life, you should receive the following error:

Also a icon will be added on your forum profile as in your mini-profile in the left of your own post. You can buy Half-Life online at the Steampowered website.

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Sousuke Aug 29 2010, 9:40pm says:

Start a fund get the license... we know it won't be bought in a few months but thats not the point..

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Mkilbride Aug 29 2010, 10:10pm replied:

The Dev team is sick of DBZ, at least from what I've read on the forums. They wanna get it out there and be done.

Or, they've been massively trolling me.

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Darkstorn Aug 29 2010, 10:20pm replied:

I think it's plain delusional to even consider that they'd buy the license for the sake of people who can't afford to pay $10(or less, depending on Steam deals, it could be $1. Or even less than that.)

I mean seriously, just think about how ludicrous the whole thought is. Make them pay thousands for a license, or you pay $10 for the game. Which sounds better? I mean, from their perspective.

Oh and it'd probably be more like a few years instead of a few months.

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ZPower Aug 30 2010, 1:18am replied:

Thats ofcourse considering that they can even get the license. While Valve may somehow give out the license for their ages old Goldsrc engine, am pretty sure Funimation wouldn't allow some inexperienced third party fan developers to take a share from their cake. They haven't done so as of yet, and i don't think they are gonna anytime soon. Have you seen any commercial Indie anime game?

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Mkilbride Aug 30 2010, 3:30am replied:

Has to start somewhere. Indie games used to be unthinkable, but hey, look at Half-Life.


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ZPower Aug 30 2010, 7:40am replied:

Half Life was Indie?!!

You'd better check your sources cause am pretty sure Half-Life started out with a publisher. Or maybe i didn't get what you meant.


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Darkstorn Aug 30 2010, 10:27am replied:

HL really isn't an indie game. Different from the other games of the time? Yeah. Ignoring profits for the sake of a good game? Yeah, maybe.

But indie, not really, no. If you want a high profile indie game, Doom technically fits this description: It was released as shareware(a very non-standard method nowadays) by ID themselves. But they were already an established developer by that time and so, it became insanely popular. Indie doesn't really have anything to do with sales though.

Also, in the early 90's, just about every PC game made was indie. So, indie is what everything started from. So i wouldn't call it unthinkable.

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sikboy1029 Aug 30 2010, 1:42pm says:

You should get ESF hosted on Steam when it's finished. Like DIPRIP & Zombie Panic Source.

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ZPower Aug 31 2010, 1:31am replied:

That is only something the guys at Valve can do. If Esf Final attains enough *cough* popularity *cough*, it has a high chance of being added to Steam Works.

Btw the previous version of Esf IS in the mod list of Half-Life on steam, although it isn't hosted there.

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Grega Sep 1 2010, 8:51am replied:

ESF will never be available on STEAM works. Because it is a Half Life 1 mod. STEAM works only supports Source mods, as stated by a valve employee and they have good reasons behind that decision.

So yea that wont happen ever.

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ZPower Sep 1 2010, 12:28pm replied:

Hmm.. didn't know that. Thanks.

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Mkilbride Sep 1 2010, 9:24pm replied:

Never say never.

If a rich billionaire payed them 2 million dollars to host HL1 mods, they'd do it.

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