|08-19-2010, 09:31 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Half-Life 1 - Complete Lost Packs Guide
Half-Life 1 - Complete Lost Packs Guide:
Like my other guide "Half-Life 1 - High Definition Guide", this comprehensive yet easy to follow guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to download and install (as well as alternatively how to extract the .exe files and manually install) the ported/untouched versions of official Half-Life releases that never made it to the PC, either because they were a console only release or were simply never re-released online for the Steam version of Half-Life.
It also explains how to install the Super Definition Pack (SD Pack) taken directly from the official PlayStation 2 version, ported for the Original Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift (with Blue Shift: Unlocked) and Half-Life: Opposing Force; compatible with all of the other packs below.
.....It is highly recommended to install the SD pack as it uses higher quality weapon and character models for all of the NPCs in these games, more than quadrupling the number of polygons in the characters and doubling them from the official HD pack; with high quality textures that are also much improved.
• Unless extracted, these packs require the Steam version of Half-Life, Half-Life Blue Shift (with Blue Shift: Unlocked) or Half-Life Opposing Force in order to install (with the exception of the non-Steam original Half-Life: Uplink, the installer in Half-Life: Further Data and the SD Pack).
• They will not work with Half-Life: Source or Half-Life Deathmatch: Source (with the exception of the SD Pack which works with every original Half-Life game and both Source versions).
• Once extracted the packs can be installed to the retail versions of Half-Life.
• In order to extract the packs below, you will need an archive manager like WinRar (paid) or 7zip (free).
• You must uninstall the official HD pack if you wish to install the SD Pack (the SD pack is much higher quality).
• Remember, if open you must restart Steam after installing the pack(s) for the mod(s) to appear in your games list/library.
For users that would rather copy the files manually than use the installers, follow these steps:
• Download a pack below;
• Download, extract and run Universal Extractor;
• Select the pack installer from the program and extract;
• Once extracted, create a new folder in: "Steam\SteamApps\steamusername\half-life";
• Name the folder the game title (for both .exe mods, the folder must be named either "Decay" or "Uplink") and copy the files into the folder and if open restart Steam.
• Important: If the extractor asks you to choose a method in which to extract, select the second option "WUN Unpacker" or it will fail to extract properly. It should only ask you to do this for "Wise installer" .exe packages, otherwise you shouldn't change any options and it will extract normally.
• Half-Life: Further Data and the SD Pack do not require extraction in this manner.
Super Definition Pack (SD Pack):
• Note: For other packs including even higher quality models, see my other post here.
The Super Definition pack is an add-on taken directly from the official PlayStation 2 version, ported for the Original Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift (with with Blue Shift: Unlocked), and Half-Life: Opposing Force. It also works with all of the other packs below and offers improved character models for all of the NPC's in these games; more than quadrupling the number of polygons in the characters; doubling them from the official HD pack - the characters actually have fingers now! It also improves all of the weapons with far higher quality versions.
• Super Definition Pack.
• Extract the file;
• Place the contents of "HEV" into: "\steamapps\steamusername\half-life\valve\models".
• For Blue Shift ensure you have with Blue Shift: Unlocked, then Place the contents of "HEV" into: "\steamapps\steamusername\half-life blue shift\valve".
• For Opposing Force: Place the contents of "HEV" into: "\steamapps\steamusername\opposing force\valve".
Source Patch Credits: Enfield.
Half-Life: Further Data
Half-Life: Further Data is a collection of additional multiplayer models, maps and logos/sprays for Half-Life. It was released in 1999 for free through retail outlets as part of the Half-Life: Further Data V.1 CD but was never officially re-released online by VALVe.
• Half-Life: Further Data V.1.
• Extract the archives;
• Move the contents of "Logos" into: "Steam\SteamApps\steamusername\half-life\valve\logos";
• Move the contents of "valve" into: "Steam\SteamApps\steamusername\half-life\valve".
• The installer in the folder is for the non-Steam version of Half-Life only.
Note: There may be some duplicate models and maps in the multiplayer selection menu, as there are a few models and maps that are already currently included with the updated version of Half-Life (220.127.116.11 and above). If you would like to not copy files already included in the updated version of Half-Life, there is a list of present files here (scroll down).
Further Data V2:
Half-Life: Further Data V2 was released sometime after June 10 1999, shown in the the file timestamps on the CD. The CD contents are nearly identical to V.1, with the following differences:
• The CD is a data-only CD, and does not contain the two audio soundtracks from V.1.
• The Half-Life update is from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, as opposed to 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 in V.1.
The CD and covert art prominently feature Team Fortress Classic, but is not actually present on the CD. Instead, the CD merely acts as a means to update to a point where TFC could be installed, since it required Half-Life 184.108.40.206.
Port Credits: RyanFinnie
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Released on February 12, 1998, Half-Life: Uplink was a demonstration featuring many of the weapons and non-player characters in Half-Life. Set 48 hours into the events of the game, Uplink's levels roughly fit in prior to or during the Lambda Core chapter. They are heavily revised variations of levels cut during Half-Life's development phase, and are not present in the end version of the full game.
• SteamLink: An installer package that installs Uplink as a Steam Half-Life mod.
• Uplink Addon: Seamlessly adds the Uplink levels into the gameflow of Half-Life itself, along with some minor content additions. Works with the retail version of Half-Life only.
• Original Half-Life: Uplink: The original non-Steam Half-Life: Uplink Install. The only advantage of this version is that you are able to lean left and right; a feature that VALVe for some reason later removed from Half-Life and other GoldSrc powered games. Otherwise this version usually has compatibility issues with newer versions of Windows, doesn't have any of the engine updates and enhancements and is not compatible with the Super Definition pack.
Mod Credits: RyanFinnie;
Addon Credits: Spooky.
Originally an add-on included in the PlayStation 2 port of Half-Life (previously to be added to the cancelled Dreamcast version of Half-Life), Decay was developed by Gearbox Software and published in October 2001. Like Gearbox's other expansion packs Opposing Force and Blue Shift, Decay returns to the setting and timeline of the original story, but with different player characters: two female colleagues of Gordon Freeman, Dr. Gina Cross (who was the hologram in the Hazard Course) and Dr. Colette Green, who both take part in the Anomalous Materials laboratory experiment.
.....Unlike other games in the series, Half-Life: Decay is a cooperative game and its storyline is divided into "chapters". You must play through the whole game with both Gina and Colette. You can switch between them when in Single Player mode, or play over LAN or Internet.
Upon completing a mission, each player is rated from 'A' to 'F' based on each their accuracy with weapons, the number of kills they acquired and the amount damage they sustained during the course of the mission. After both players have completed all nine levels at grade 'A' a bonus mission is unlocked where you both play as Vortigaunts on Xen! Once completed on the PlayStation 2 version, you are also able to play though Half-Life as a Vortigaunt.
As an add-on for the ported version of Half-Life, Decay shares the more advanced and extended levels and map geometry, also including SD models and much improved wall-mounted med-kits and HEV-charging stations with moving needles!
• Works Online, LAN and Single Player. To host a server follow these instructions.
• Half-Life: Decay PC port;
• Icon/Name Fix: The icon isn't displayed in the Steam games list, nor is the name correctly stated in the list, both of which this patch fixes.
• Extract the archive;
• Move the contents of the folder into: "Steam\SteamApps\steamusername\half-life\Decay";
Port Credits: Hoaxer
Patch Credits: kamilo.
Half-Life: Dreamcast is a PC port of the unreleased Sega Dreamcast console version of Half-Life developed by Gearbox Software originally slated for release in late 2000. The Dreamcast version possesses many unique differences compared to the original PC game and Gearbox's later PlayStation 2 port, including modified levels, exclusive NPC models and props not seen anywhere else, adjusted difficulty, and a host of sly Dreamcast references hidden throughout, making it a worthwhile curiosity that any true Half-Life fan would want check out. This PC port allows the game to run as a Half-Life mod on Steam.
• Half-Life: Dreamcast PC port.
• Extract the archive;
• Move the folder titled "hldc" to: "Steam\SteamApps\steamusername\half-life".
Revenant100 aka Marphy Black - Porting, copy+pasting;
Barnz - Feedback, technical support, historical research;
Besli - Master of the model archive.
Other Original Credit: Joachim Barrum - Half-Life GamePro cover illustration.
Extra: Hazard Course (Half-Life: Induction)
The PlayStation 2 port of Half-Life contains more advanced and extended levels and general map geometry (including much improved wall-mounted med-kits and HEV-charging stations with moving needles), head-to-head play and a modified version of the Hazard Course; though unfortunately, none of this is included with the Half-Life: Decay Port. However, there is a mod called Half-Life: Induction that partially recreates the PlayStation 2 version of the Hazard Course. Unfortunately, it only recreates the start of the course and does not allow you to play the full course with the many changes. In order to reach the course, you will have to play through part of the mod.
.....In the new version of the Hazard Course, you start just by the train on a platform which leads onto a small waiting area. Following the corridor leads you into the control room - complete with a map of the area and various computers - where you meet two scientists. One of them explains that things are "in a state of commotion" and after reading an amusing legal disclaimer you can begin. After going through another door, you enter a lift where the PC version starts. There are many more changes in this version, such as a new room with your HEV suite, and another for the jumping module. In addition, you have a new target range, made specially for the new controls on PlayStation 2 version.
Additional Mod Information:
This mod attempts to portray the atmosphere of Black Mesa before the resonance cascade, allowing you to explore previously unseen areas of Black Mesa; though it does reuse some levels from Half-Life and Decay. Voices are in Russian with English subtitles (excluding the Hazard Course).
• Half-Life: Induction.
• Extract the archive;
• Move the folder named "induction" into: "Steam\SteamApps\steamusername\half-life\valve".
Mod Credits: FreeSlave.
This guide was written from scratch by me (DarkIce). Please do not copy or modify this guide anywhere without explicit permission from, and giving credit to, me.
Also special thanks to VALVe and Gearbox Software for making such great games; credit of which the original versions of these packs go to.
Feedback and rep is welcome.
Last edited by DarkIce: 05-18-2012 at 04:45 AM. Reason: Fixed broken link; Added Half-Life: Dreamcast; Added Blue Shift and Opposing Force information; Fixed mistakes
|08-20-2010, 11:48 AM||#5|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Thanks for all your comments!
Last edited by DarkIce: 09-27-2010 at 12:30 PM.
|09-27-2010, 02:21 PM||#12|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Wow never knew about further data.
I will install it tonight and check it out tomorrow. I'm also looking on ebay for the real disc (no luck)
|09-28-2010, 10:13 AM||#13|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Last edited by DarkIce: 01-23-2012 at 11:22 PM.