In the time before the Wastes, the leaders of the land said that their great weapons were built as sentinels of peace. So full of confidence, so ruined by ego, our leaders cut a daring path into the future. A path now littered with the corpses of their followers. Their pride overcame them, and they misjudged their enemies - enemies they themselves had forged from their desire for armed supremacy. Those times were filled with dark machines - man was ruled by them. They knew nothing of the hunt, nothing of fighting for water and territory. Man was weak, and fat from his luxury. This weakness was exploited by the land's enemies across the ocean. They defeated our blind princes, and conquered our weak people, but they made a grave error. They were right in believing the people weak, for they were. However, they failed to realize the extent of their selfishness. You see, my friend, the Wastes were not our enemies' doing. They were our own. We could not stand the thought of enemies occupying our territories, so we took the only option left to us. We destroyed them. Every city was burned with the High Fire. Every crop was diseased with the Grey. The very old and the very young were the first to die. The Grey took them as it took our crops. The High Fire ravaged the East and made it uninhabitable; many left that bleak place for a better home in the West, only to find that the Grey had taken nearly everything. Now we scrounge as rats, when once we gorged ourselves as kings. We kill for food, water and gasoline. We kill to survive the Wastes. The weapons that our fallen soldiers once commanded are now within our grip. Life is not as it was then - soft, warm, easy. We cannot live as they did, we have only one goal:


To see the dawn.

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1 comment by Varsity on Feb 3rd, 2009

A Windows client/server, a Linux server, and a content patch are all available. A teaser trailer for The Wastes: Source, which was never released, has also been uploaded:

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The Wastes RC 1.3a to 1.4

The Wastes RC 1.3a to 1.4

Feb 17, 2015 Patch 0 comments

The fifth release candidate patch for The Wastes. Uploaded for archival purposes.

The Wastes RC 1.3 to 1.3a

The Wastes RC 1.3 to 1.3a

Feb 17, 2015 Patch 0 comments

The fourth release candidate patch for The Wastes. Uploaded for archival purposes.

The Wastes RC 1.2 to 1.3

The Wastes RC 1.2 to 1.3

Feb 17, 2015 Patch 0 comments

The third release candidate patch for The Wastes. Uploaded for archival purposes.

The Wastes RC 1.3 Full Linux Server

The Wastes RC 1.3 Full Linux Server

Feb 17, 2015 Server 0 comments

The third release candidate of The Wastes Linux server. Uploaded for archival purposes.

The Wastes RC 1.3 Full

The Wastes RC 1.3 Full

Feb 17, 2015 Full Version 0 comments

The third release candidate of The Wastes. Uploaded for archival purposes.

The Wastes RC 1.1 to 1.2

The Wastes RC 1.1 to 1.2

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The second release candidate patch for The Wastes. Uploaded for archival purposes.

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pepepipe81
pepepipe81 Mar 12 2015, 12:41pm says:

I have a real big problem: When I try to start a LAN match (I play on WON) it doesn't allow me to create it. The message I receive in the console is "LAN matches are restricted to class C clients"
Apart from buying the STEAM version of halflife, what can I do??

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Joebama Creator
Joebama Mar 14 2015, 12:22pm replied:

You're creating your own LAN match and you can't join it? That's strange.

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pepepipe81
pepepipe81 Mar 14 2015, 1:40pm replied:

I can even start the match, maybe because it's thr WON version? It may be something related to the settings files, but I couldn't find it

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Joebama Creator
Joebama Mar 26 2015, 10:49am replied:

Mind recording a video of what's happening?

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swampdog
swampdog Feb 19 2015, 7:16pm says:

Do many people play on WON instead of steam? I haven't played on WON since it came back.

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Xylemon Creator
Xylemon Feb 19 2015, 10:16pm replied:

In my experience of hosting five WON2 servers, random players appear once in a blue moon (even then they tend to not stick around). The only time there's a lot of activity is when I inform friends or acquaintances of a game (though I did have a random dedicated fan on my Sven Co-op server for a while, he was a nice guy). You're more likely to get player on Steam HL than the WON2 network (which is dying and may be replaced by NeuWON if it's completed). I guess I just host WON2 servers for my friends and myself, but also for those who still do play on the deprecated, but nostalgic, DRM-Free, and more stable version of Half-Life.

Also on your Wastes server, you have to make those bots not use grenades; they spam them like crazy!

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BonnieTheBunny=3
BonnieTheBunny=3 Feb 18 2015, 1:48pm says:

Install guide: 1. Install The thewastesrc13.exe 2.Run it 3. Add this IP 98.177.174.29:27043 And play!

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Joebama Creator
Joebama Feb 18 2015, 10:38pm replied:

In case you are not aware, RC 1.4 is the latest version.

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swampdog
swampdog Feb 18 2015, 8:05am says:

Server just put up with Waster Bots + AMX Mod X. IP 67.174.145.63:27022
Come schedule gaming with us @ Modriotgaming.ga and Steamcommunity.com

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Xylemon Creator
Xylemon Feb 18 2015, 11:32pm replied:

Awesome to see! Also for those who play under WON2, I host a server at: 98.177.191.150:27043

No bots though, yet anyway.

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