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  • #16
    Anyone tried it with Intel graphics (Gen4)? I would assume SB would run it, but I am hoping a pre-SB (gen4 i5) might be able to run these older games. I tried the TF demo and it pretty much was unplayable on my laptop, the game would just blank screen on startup and not load. Also, anyone have any experiance/benchmarks or anything on SB or IB ? Are those actually good enough on Linux to play any of Valve's games?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by kickback999 View Post
      There are people with CS who don't own Half-Life ?!
      People who bought CS as a standalone product on Steam, yes.

      Does this mean owners oh Half Life can automatically play cs without having payed for it?
      Nope - they need to have a license to Counter-Strike in their Steam account

      Just like back in the day, I had the free mod versions of DOD, CS, TFC etc all installed on Half-Life WON and when I registered Half-Life it counted my mods as well and gave me the retail steam versions.
      All retail Half-Life and standalone retail Counter-Strike keys can be activated on Steam for a *complete* set of GoldSrc games.

      This workaround was used for two reasons:
      • Steam's key entry system did not support the key format used by Opposing Force, so they just gave it for free to everyone who owned HL1
      • There's no actual difference between retail HL1 and retail CS keys, so Valve treats them as the same thing

      It was easiest to just say "balls to it, anyone who owns one thing owns ALL THE THINGS" than find a more precise way of giving people only what they paid for.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by bakgwailo View Post
        Anyone tried it with Intel graphics (Gen4)? I would assume SB would run it, but I am hoping a pre-SB (gen4 i5) might be able to run these older games. I tried the TF demo and it pretty much was unplayable on my laptop, the game would just blank screen on startup and not load. Also, anyone have any experiance/benchmarks or anything on SB or IB ? Are those actually good enough on Linux to play any of Valve's games?
        Half-Life is from 1998, it should run happily on a shoe, let alone on Intel graphics

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        • #19
          Originally posted by bakgwailo View Post
          Anyone tried it with Intel graphics (Gen4)? I would assume SB would run it, but I am hoping a pre-SB (gen4 i5) might be able to run these older games. I tried the TF demo and it pretty much was unplayable on my laptop, the game would just blank screen on startup and not load. Also, anyone have any experiance/benchmarks or anything on SB or IB ? Are those actually good enough on Linux to play any of Valve's games?
          Do you have S3TC installed?

          http://gamesystemrequirements.com/games.php?id=10

          It will run on a Pentium 133Mhz 24Mb of PC66 SDRAM and an 8Mb GPU. It doesn't even need MMX. You should be able to play it in complete emulation...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by directhex View Post
            This is correct - right now there is a (bugged, shouldn't be the case) dependency on owning Half-Life. Buy that, or wait for them to fix the issue
            it's fixed now. yay

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