The Wastes is a post-apocalyptic multiplayer total conversion for Half-Life. You play as one of the few remnants of humanity, battling it out for survival in harsh and unforgiving environments, ranging from midwest deserts to cold dead cities.

(Although the mod died in 2006 it still has some popularity. Check the comments to see who might be up for a game!)

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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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Wasterbot Alpha 3

Wasterbot Alpha 3

Jun 21, 2012 Other 0 comments

Genaral info Waster Bot is a bot designed for The wastes a Half-life 1 multiplayer mod. Actually only for the latest version and that is the RC 1.4. The...

The Wastes client + Windows server RC 1.4

The Wastes client + Windows server RC 1.4

Feb 3, 2009 Full Version 1 comment

To tell you the truth, I don't really miss it. I don't think we ever really had it. Civilization I mean. Sure life can be hard today: nothing you plant...

The Wastes RC 1.4 improvement patch

The Wastes RC 1.4 improvement patch

Feb 3, 2009 Patch 0 comments

Various model, animation and sound tweaks for characters and weapons.

The Wastes Linux server RC 1.4

The Wastes Linux server RC 1.4

Feb 3, 2009 Server 0 comments

The Wastes was a multiplayer post-apocalyptic total conversion for Half-Life. This is the last known release of its Linux DS.

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thatguy4377 Oct 24 2012, 5:39pm says:

Where can I get bots?

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Jakkar Aug 10 2012, 10:39pm says:

The finest deathmatch I've ever played. Fantastic audio in particular made it the most tense experience I've had hunting and being hunted by other players, in ruined cities where every step would echo down forgotten alleys and toxic sewers. Combined with a vastly superior bullet penetration system to mods like Counter Strike, you could often take down an enemy by listening to him moving in the room above you, and unload a few magnum rounds through the floorboards from below, to a gratifying splatter of blood raining down through the ceiling.

If anyone would like to try to play this again, perhaps using an old HL install and Hamachi, do contact me.

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Joebama Jul 13 2014, 4:14pm replied:

Step 1: Navigate to your Retail Half-Life directory.
Step 2: Go into your "valve" folder.
Step 3: Find "woncomm.lst"
Step 4: Replace it with
Step 5: Load up your Retail Half-Life.
Step 6: Add this server: and start playing!

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Joebama Jul 13 2014, 4:25pm replied:

Though I forgot to mention, you MUST have your installation updated to otherwise you're going to get version mismatch errors.

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ApornasPlanet Aug 6 2012, 5:06pm says:

I remember playing this mod back in the day. There was one map that was an exact replica of Shady Sands from Fallout1.

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Malastrome15 Jun 21 2012, 11:28pm says:

If it wasn't multiplayer, I would play it. But sadly I'm just not into that kind of thing *sigh*

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OsirisGodoftheDead Dec 7 2012, 6:53pm replied:

Chemical Existence has a similar theme, but its singleplayer

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Parad0x_33 Jun 22 2012, 1:45pm replied:

Same here :'(

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Car-show-girl(BMW) Jun 23 2012, 1:08am replied:

Me too..

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Sloan Feb 9 2012, 9:45pm says:

Not sure if an original member of the team uploaded this or not, but a while back, when The Wastes forums were still active, I made a 'fix' for the menus for use with Steam and shared it with everyone. I've been trying to find the damn files, and by chance if someone has them, please feel free to upload and share them.

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