Half-Life, Which Is 19 Years Old, Got A New Update Today

Blue Shift and Opposing Force have also been updated.


A new update for Valve's classic shooter Half-Life has been released, some 19 years after the game originally came out in 1998.

The official patch notes don't mention anything that sounds all that exciting, but the fact that the game is being patched at all this long after release is notable. Specifically, this update fixes a number of crash scenarios, with the patch notes giving special thanks to the people who sent in the bug reports.

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Additionally, Half Life games Blue Shift and Opposing Force have also been released. These patches also fix a number of crash scenarios and more. You can see the Half-Life July 11 patch notes below.

In other Half-Life news, independent studio Crowbar Collective announced that parts of its Half-Life remake Black Mesa, have been delayed to December.

Half-Life patch notes for July 11.

  • 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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