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half life?

Post#1 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:00 am

anyone happen to know where i can download a reputable copy of half life gold for the dreamcast most of the links on google dont seem to work for me or they link me to a copy of crazy taxi lol

sorry if this is not allowed

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Re: half life?

Post#3 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:28 pm

My favorite source for CDI dreamcast files
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Re: half life?

Post#4 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:36 pm

It's fine but there is a better version with a bit optimized load times only matters if your running it from a cdr.. it's a good place you posted I dont think it's good to post that on the forum other then it links to indie games that might still be sold

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Re: half life?

Post#5 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:11 pm

Well, chit!!!

I checked the Google Doc just see DCRes' one

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Check for more releases at these forums:
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Ripped: Nothing.
Downsampled: According to MUDS readme, audio was downsampled. I can't be sure what was done though.
Source: MUDS release (oRARs).

This is the leaked unreleased Half-Life for Dreamcast, as most of you know. A very annoying thing
on this game is the loading times, that appears all the time. I made my best to make them faster.
For that, I added a nice dummy file (around 210mb) and optimized file order the best I could. Of
course I can't make miracles, like making it load as fast as in the PC version, but loading times
got much better and the game is now more enjoyable. I doubt there is anything else to do about
this version.

Just a note, if you want to play only Blue Shift, Mr. Override has released a version only with
its files, so loadings are probably slighty faster than this one. I can't be sure though, I haven't
tested his release, but I'm just commenting in case you want to try it.

The game has the original Half-Life game and the expansion Blue Shift. Saving is fully working,
but files have variable size and are big, so I recommend you using a dedicated VMU. There are
some slowdowns around the game, but in general, it's a good port that deserves a try.

Features of my release:
- Includes all the content, it's not a ripped release.
- Saving fully working. You're encouraged to use a dedicated VMU.
- Dummied for 700mb CDs. It means faster loading times.
- Used custom file order, it means faster loadings and less Dreamcast reader noise.
- Selfboot.

About the game:
- It has VGA Box support.

Other comments:
- "Extras" folder in the pack contains some useless stuff.
- Pack comes with a custom cover set that I found on Internet.

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Re: half life?

Post#7 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:40 pm

Hi, I'm looking for this as well, haven't been able to make it work :(

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Re: half life?

Post#8 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:27 pm

You have to burn Half-Life with Alcohol 120% to have the best results, despite still being a .cdi image. Even the mods are just finicky and work best when burnt with

If you want the optimized version as well as every single released total conversion modification as well as the 2018 released earlier beta release get my 3+gb archive here.

https://www.obscuregamers.com/threads/h ... -pack.269/

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Re: half life?

Post#9 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:49 am

Thanks @Anthony817, perhaps I should have mentioned I'm trying to play this using the Redream emulator on Raspberry Pi 4. I tried all the versions inside your archive without success, perhaps a modded bios file is required?

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Re: half life?

Post#10 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:02 am

If you are french there is also a french version patch.

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