Half-Life
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Half-Life is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Software, the company's debut product and the first in the Half-Life series. First released by Sierra Studios on November 19, 1998, the game was also released for the PlayStation 2 on November 14, 2001. In Half-Life, players assume the role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist who must fight his way out of a secret underground research facility, whose research and experiments into teleportation technology have gone disastrously wrong.
Half-Life System Requirements
5 Jun 2018 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon MP
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2350 Pro or NVIDIA GeForce 9100
  • System Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon MP
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2350 Pro or NVIDIA GeForce 9100
  • System Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For Half-Life Requirements
You need a Pentium 4 1.6GHz or Athlon MP processor coupled with a GeForce 9100 to run Half-Life system requirements at recommended. You can expect to get around 60FPS at 1080p screen res on high graphics settings with this hardware. System memory required for Half-Life is 256 MB performance memory. System memory for min is 256 MB. Recommended needs around a 14 year old PC to run.
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Half-Life PC Release Date:

19 Nov 1998

Alternative Game Tags: HalfLife, HalfLife 1, Half-Life requirements, half life 1
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Can I run Half-Life at 30FPS on low at 720p?
Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
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50% of 14 people think this rig can run

(This is a joke)

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I voted no because that 960 gonna bottleneck you at such a high res

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What about with my Current specs?

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the 1070 is a mighty fine card but unfortunately the min spec is dual 1080Ti, with a 6950X


Sorry but you cant run this game :(

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Darn, I was looking forward to playing this game :(

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9 GB

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Would a 486 run this lol

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No

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Dang I can't run it… Any suggestions? lol

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2013
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Throw your pc out of the window :)


or install fresh Windows

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get a couple titan Xs then you should be able to play it

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cmon stop asking if you can run this or not, even a modern day potato can run it…..

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Sys req are wrong, here from original CD source:
- CPU: Pentium 166 or higher
- RAM: 32 MB
- Video: 3D Grapich Card with 16MB RAM (OpenGL or Direct 3D)
- OS: Win 95/ 98 Win Nt 4.0 or higher
- HD Space: 400 MB

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2014
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$72.00
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4 GB

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1400 x 900

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One of the best games ever made. And still has an active online!!!

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Why are people asking if they can run this? Its so old :D

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because it is a very graphically intensive game

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Is my Rig good enough for this game?

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2015
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MAXED 1080p 100+ fps

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Only can reach 72 fps because my version is cracked or does the game have a frame lock?

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16 GB

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4480 x 1080

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I believe the game has a framelock but last I remember, it's somewhere between 90 and 100 fps

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2015
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thats okay your above 60 FPS and if you need more help come join GD chat

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I think you may have a few troubles playing on high at a good framerate, so i'd suggest sticking it on medium and see how it runs ;)

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how do you play at that resoloution… I mean seriosuly, my PC was just alright with -2560x1024

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Do you mean my 3840 x 1080? That's because I have 2 monitors and so the lenghts adds up. I usually only use 1 monitor for gaming, so just 1920x1080 for Half-Life.

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CPU (10% overclock)

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4 GB

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I played it in year 2000 i think. My rig at that time was P3 450mHZ, 64MB RAM, Voodoo 2 16MB RAM. I don't remember any lag. :P

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2013
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woah woah woah woah… 16MB or 16GB RAM?

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Fail. Such fail.

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16gb… because the year 1997 had better graphics cards than 2015

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1.5 GB

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1152 x 854

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can i run and what fps? and resolution and stuff?

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well it says my rig is a bit better than yours and all my problems in gaming are about the stupid graphics card i have :P but yeah, i think you should be able to run that if the settings are set on low just realised our pc is kinda the same

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2013
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16 GB

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1600 x 1050

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MAX , this game doesn't require any type of a special GPU or CPU.


Plus. the only graphical setting in this game is the resolution.
I played this game on a P3 with 256mb ram. NO sweat. :')

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2017
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$359.00
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I played this game on a P2 266 mhz with 32mb ram… of course anyone today can max it with 500fps… seriously it came it in 1998..

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