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Valve Pushes Out Half-Life For Linux

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Published on 24 January 2013 06:47 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
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Valve has originally ported their original Half-Life title to Linux.

For those owners of the original Half-Life, it's time to fire-up Steam. Valve today released a native Linux port of the original Half-Life game. Yes, the game originally released in 1998.

If you didn't buy the game a decade ago, Valve still sells Half-Life on Steam for a price of $9.99. The Linux port of this game, which is powered by the "GoldSrc" engine (a heavily-modified Quake engine), is currently considered beta.

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