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Irritation once again is getting the better of me. Here I come to work on the pack again and I discover gearbox's HD pack installed on harddrive without ever installing it.

Posted by m3luck3ycharms on Jan 25th, 2013

Ok people, either they've fucked up really bad in the steam update or GabeN is trolling to the max.

It seems now the default HD pack is forced to be installed on your half-life game and overrides all the models you may have installed on your folder. I've tried to delete the High-Definiton Pack GCF to see if that would help. Only to discover it tries to install again if you try to relaunch Half-Life.

This Means you cannot view anymore custom SD model packs installed in your directory folders. Which means you won't be able to see the models from my pack ingame. Kind of a middle finger to the face to all of us gamers if this is indeed mandatory instead of the free modeling community that made Half-Life as great as it is.

Time to take this up with STEAM.

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Phenixtri Jan 25 2013 says:

wow that's some ******** >> I mean WTF Valve what happened to we support the modding community? Bunch of ******* hypocrites they have become ...

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JrComissarValvatorez Jan 25 2013 says:

This time Valve really has gone full retard. There is a work around by making it a mod by itself but you won't be able to use skins during an online game regardless.

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LeonelC Jan 26 2013 says:

What about editing the .gcf file, so it just loads a blank gcf instead of the hd pack? I'm more at the mood of using xash3D than steam.

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Egon-Haystavk Jan 27 2013 replied:

I don't think it's possible to modify the gcf. Only valve developers can. That is, unless you know of a way to edit gcfs.

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LeonelC Jan 27 2013 replied:

What about creating a .txt, and renaming it to .gcf? I know that it's the worst idea ever, but maybe it can work LOL.

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Egon-Haystavk Jan 27 2013 replied:

Hmmm... maybe.

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litosns Dec 23 2014 replied:

Know its old but gcfscape can open gcf files and unpack them.
idk if you can change them thou.

Second you can uncheck load hd models if available.

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flippedoutkyrii Jan 31 2013 says:

(At the very bottom)

It seems that the next update will allow us to use a command line parameter to prevent loading the HD pack. Whether this means we'll be able to use custom models again is unclear. Only time will tell.

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Urby Mar 6 2013 says:

You can just release your models in an actual mod folder. That way you override the HD model fuckupery.

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JustBarney Mar 18 2013 says:

You can turn off the HD models and sounds in the options menu, so quit your bitching, people

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