Half-Life Receives First Patch in Years

The small update fixes a couple of issues.

Posted By | On 11th, Jul. 2017 Under News


Out of nowhere, Valve Software has released a new patch for Half-Life, its acclaimed first person shooter, on Steam. Considering the game was released in 1998, to see it receive any kind of update is pretty suspicious.

As such, the patch relies on fixing issues with the console and other things which modders may need. When you consider that the original game isn’t really receiving any kind of mods these days, it’s pretty odd as a whole. Nonetheless, crashes that occur when setting custom decals or when quickly changing weapons that are consumable have been resolved among other issues. Check out the patch notes below for yourself.

With all the talk of Half-Life 3 and how it’s never, ever going to happen (especially with the number of writers who have departed the company in recent years), what are your thoughts on this patch? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more information.

  • Fixed crash when entering certain malformed strings into the game console. Thanks to Marshal Webb from BackConnect, Inc for reporting this.
  • Fixed crash when loading a specially crafted malformed BSP file. Thanks to Grant Hernandez (@Digital_Cold) for reporting this.
  • Fixed malformed SAV files allowing arbitrary files to be written into the game folder. Thanks to Vsevolod Saj for reporting this.
  • Fixed a crash when quickly changing weapons that are consumable. Thanks to Sam Vanheer for reporting this.
  • Fixed crash when setting custom decals

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