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Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by fastbilly1 Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:59 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC4S__xirzQ

For Dreamcast fans, yes they fixed the bugs.
For Half Life fans, yes there are changes to the game:
Mod Features:
• Different Maps - The map alterations range from minor geometry fixes and lighting adjustments to entirely revamped areas. Several locations have been redesigned with performance and gameplay in mind while entirely new rooms have been added in some places to introduce another obstacle or puzzle to overcome. One entire level was even cut! Can you determine the missing map?
• Different Models - The Dreamcast version is host to a number of exclusive models not seen in any other version of Half-Life, including the High Definition pack and the PlayStation 2 port. Can you find the hidden VMU and Half-Life Dreamcast disc?
• Revamped Menu - Included is a new splash screen, menu background, menu color scheme, and menu sounds to closely emulate the Dreamcast's fancy interface.
• High quality soundtrack - Emulates the CD quality music used in the console version, overriding the default 48kbps mp3s on Steam.
• Tweaked Difficulty - To accommodate the difficulty of playing with a controller, Gearbox suitably rebalanced the monster spawns as well as enemy health and damage values.
• Password Notifications - Although the password system itself cannot be ported, all password messages that appear in normal gameplay have been brought over.
• The Little Differences - Too small to be noted in a bullet point, but true Half-life fans should be able to spot these in a heartbeat when they see (or hear!) them.


And yes, I like making a Half Life 1 mod news...
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Re: Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by ExedExes Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:29 pm

Bravo! That would have been a must grab title for my DC had they come out with it. Now they did :)
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Re: Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by s1mplehumar Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:39 pm

Verrrry interesting. I'll be downloading the mod later tonight.
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Re: Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by BRIK Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:32 pm

Very nice. I'll probably never end up playing it though since I've already both played it on PC and PS2.
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Re: Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by weaponepsilon Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:37 pm

Uh, so to ask a dumb question: it won't something to play on the DC then, right?
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Re: Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by fastbilly1 Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:30 pm

weaponepsilon wrote:Uh, so to ask a dumb question: it won't something to play on the DC then, right?

Im not sure if I follow, but this is an edited version of HalfLife's singleplayer.

BRIK wrote:Very nice. I'll probably never end up playing it though since I've already both played it on PC and PS2.

This is a faster version of the PC version, however a mod for Decay (the PS2 version) also exists
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Re: Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by weaponepsilon Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:28 pm

I had to look everything over. Okay so this is a HL1 mod that ports over the assets from the cancelled DC release. In the past, people have been able to use editors to mod ROMs for play on the respective system (see doom), which is what I though this was. Instead of what I was hoping for- a playable finished ROM for the DC-it is a mod for the PC...sadly. I have a boot of the cancelled game for the DC, but I feel its damn near unplayable.
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Re: Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by fastbilly1 Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:40 pm

Ah, sorry weaponepsilon. Yeah, sadly, it doesnt look like HLDC will ever be finished. It is technically playable, but it is painful in some parts - I kept crashing for me when I had to fight a set of houndeyes. The ability to play it in full, without crashing, intrigues me. But ve yet to install HalfLife or download the mod...
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Re: Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by weaponepsilon Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:27 pm

I hope one day that the ROM will be released proper and without the nuances. My burn had a loading screen every 5 steps. I was pissed. Then couple it with a controller not meant for FPS....
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Re: Half Life Dreamcast now on PC

by Zorator Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Hmm, lately I've been feeling that itch I get every couple years to play through Half-Life and Opposing Force again, maybe this go around I'll try this mod. I've always been curious about the DC version, although the idea of a whole level being omitted, especially one of the Xen levels, is a little off-putting.
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