Half-Life now on Mac, Linux

Landmark 1998 first-person shooter ported to Mac OS X and Linux 15 years after its original release.

Valve's iconic first-person shooter Half-Life is now available on Mac OS X and Linux, 15 years after the game originally launched in 1998. Valve has not made an official announcement, but Polygon reports that the game is available and runs without a hiccup.

The game is currently priced at $9.99 through Steam.

Half-Life 2 and its subsequent episodes were previously made available for Mac, but not the original.

The original Half-Life has sold millions of copies and was adored by critics upon launch. It stars Gordon Freeman, a scientist at the Black Mesa Research Facility.

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diskotheque
diskotheque

I just went to the Steam store and it shows that Half-Life is still only available for PC. I don't see it anywhere in the store for MAC or Linux. Am I missing something?

TheMagicFro
TheMagicFro

Why the hate for Half Life all of a sudden?

Stesilaus
Stesilaus

"Half-Life" can now be enjoyed by half-wits.

:P


ladohanoi
ladohanoi

That could be great. Iam a big fan

HAMMERCLAW
HAMMERCLAW

Playing it will have to be a labor of love, for like most turn-of-the-century games, it's quite dated. For it's time 'though, it was very innovative.

h8ful
h8ful

soooo maybe it's different for other people, but Half Life is still only available for pc on steam for me. Is this a change that will be implemented soon, or is it supposed to be available right now? cuz it's not

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Freaky, I just started playing half life on orange box for xbox last night, I am motion sick as hell but 7hrs in and loving it. 

I remember playing half life on a 99 or 2000 win me pc, it was horrible - the pc not the game, which is and always will be awesome. 

hyksiu
hyksiu

Congrats. I hope it was worth the wait!

matem8904
matem8904

Seems a "little" late but it's nice to have this great game supported on other platforms as well.

Jebril
Jebril

Never played the first Half Life, so I'll probably get this when it's out of Beta for Linux.

91210user
91210user

My younger sister has a Mac and apparently she really wants to play Half Life again and wants an accessible way of doing so. I told her the news and she was delighted.

dabassplayer15
dabassplayer15

valve doesn't have a lot of titles but I know they will continue to support them for as long as valve is in existence. I bought max payne 2 the other day from steam and it just doesn't work at all on windows 7 with my current video drivers. This type of occurrence would never happen with a game published by valve. 

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

15 years too late, unfortunately.

keyb0red
keyb0red

hence why people never bothered with these operating systems.

msfan1289
msfan1289

this is good news, i cant wait to see more games on Linux, im sure they are working hard to get there games on so they can make future games work perfectly on Linux. but i wish they can give us news or at at least throw a bone at us for HL3 or HL2-Ep3

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

Why would you use a pic from the PS2 only coop mode.... I, for a split second, thought valve had finally brought that cool little thing to the PC.... oi....

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

yes but where is ep 3?..

lina_baby_doll
lina_baby_doll

"Hey guys, I'm bored. What about releasing Half-Life for Mac and Linux? Perhaps we can make a Gameboy port later..." (Gabe Newell)

santinegrete
santinegrete

Why the hate on MAC all of the sudden? lol
Just trolls, trolls everywhere.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

@gamefreak215jd HAHAHA all HL fans r fully frustrated and jealous of top FPS Halo & COD. all u fucking mad comparing top title Halo to crappy notorious HL 

Pukshd
Pukshd

@Voice_of_Wisdom Dude, you don't deserve to live.

Pukshd
Pukshd

@RaIn285 Worth the weight?!

spammehardo
spammehardo

@quantumtheo Some one remade the whole co-op part of the ps2 version for pc as a mod. Just google it.

santinegrete
santinegrete

Half Life came years before, inspired those games and raised the bar higher. The only thing it has to envy CoD and Halo is it's popularity with prebubescent and insolent fanboys.

santinegrete
santinegrete

This senseless logic that are really facts beats being biased like you.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

@santinegrete  LOL thats ur own senseless logic just like if EQ fans say that WoW and GW developers were inspired of it 

santinegrete
santinegrete

This is proof that girls with good taste in videogames exist then. :D