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Half-Life 2 Deathmatch & SDK Released

Steam News announces the release of Half-Life 2 deathmatch along with an updated software development kit for Valve's first-person shooter sequel. Here's the deal:

A Half-Life 2 update has been released via Steam. Please restart Steam to apply the update.

Included in this update:

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
    New multiplayer game featuring physics simulation system

Half-Life 2/Source SDK
    Includes game code needed to create Half-Life 2/Source MODs
    Ability to edit Half-Life 2 maps
    Maya model exporter
    3d Studio Max model exporter source code
    Sample MOD with vehicles

Source Updates
    HTTP and non-HTTP map auto downloading functionality
    Enhanced dedicated server logging capabilities
    Various tweaks and fixes

*Also: A Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Map Making Contest has been announced. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $5,000. Two runner up entries will receive a cash prize of $3,000.

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103. Re: No subject Dec 2, 2004, 09:23 nin
 
Right click a game and go to "Properties"
There is a section of "Automatic Updates"
You can choose.

Exactly. I set ALL my games in the list that way. Then, when a patch comes out, I wait about 2-3 days before getting it, to make sure it doesn't hose anything...

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102. No subject Dec 2, 2004, 02:09 digita1.org
 
i'd love to download if my account would connect... "connecting steam account" been almost 5 min.  
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101. No more auto updates Dec 1, 2004, 23:52 Steel Rockhard
 
Thanks! As they say, 'If it was a snake it woulda bit me'.

My next question: will this stop HL2 from "validating" every few launches?

 
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100. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 22:36 xXBatmanXx
 
"Disable automatic updating...patch when YOU want."

OH! Please tell me how! I don't see the option.

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Right click a game and go to "Properties"
There is a section of "Automatic Updates"
You can choose.


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99. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 22:34 Steel Rockhard
 
"Disable automatic updating...patch when YOU want."

OH! Please tell me how! I don't see the option.

In fact, I'm writing this as Steam chugs away validating my HL2 files for the gozillionth time. I just wanna play. Why, dear God, has Valve made it so hard for me to *just play*!

(First, I log into Steam, then verify my files every 5th launch, then start the game, then load the 3D menu)

Is it just me or does HL2 take forever to get you into the game? Elapsed time too play (with verify/without verify): 5+min/1:45*

*without skipping the Valve Splash Screen

 
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98. Downloading..... Dec 1, 2004, 22:32 xXBatmanXx
 
I created a new account (Road Runner Cable Internet)

Here is my very un-scientific download progress with updates:

4 hours 14 minutes: Finished and was able to start up HL2 and Counter-Strike Source.

3.87 GB
260.5 kB/sec

On the 4 hour mark:
3.78 GB
274.8 kB/sec

On the 3 hour mark:
3.07 GB
296.6 kB/sec

On the 2 hour mark:
2.22 GB
319.6 kB/sec

On the 1 hour mark (using DU meter):
1.19 GB download
347.1 kB/sec

Not bad. I will update with the completion.
I am downloading the following:
HL2 (838 MB)
Counter-Strike:Source (939 MB)
HL2 DM (47MB)
HL:Source (766 MB)
Condition Zero (384 MB)
Condition Zero Deleted Scenes (427 MB)

I had all the others already installed.

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97. Some servers.. Dec 1, 2004, 22:06 Propagandhi
 
As is to be expected, some servers are really laggy (even if you get a good ping to them, you may end up lagging your arse off). This is because the server is overworked. There are a lot of things that need calcultating (phys gun takes a lot of bandwidth compared to a normal weapon) and thus a server than can normally run a 16 person+ server should really keep it to 12 or lower for HL 2 DM.

Really fun, btw..
 
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96. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 22:04 nin
 

I'm just happy I can play single-player Half-Life 2 again.

But for how long...


Disable automatic updating...patch when YOU want.



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95. Funny Dec 1, 2004, 21:24 Tyrsis
 
HL2 DM is one of the funniest mods I've ever played. I'm not entirely sure why, but watching as 3 players circle strafe each other getting squished by a car that someone rolled over on them makes me giggle like a schoolgirl.

On one server the admin had the push physics up so that you can push objects by firing at them (almost like firing them with the physgun). Well you could also push cars pretty far too, and eventually get them airborn. People would fire at them and make them airborn really high in the air, then run near where it would land, and as someone approached, watched as the car came down and squished their opponent like a bug.

There were many moments while playing this mod where I had to actually get out of my chair to stop myself from laughing.

Good times.

 
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94. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 21:15 Steel Rockhard
 
I'm just happy I can play single-player Half-Life 2 again.

But for how long...

Hmmmmmm.

 
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93. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 20:40 Scottish Martial Arts
 
It looks like could be fun if it wasn't for the horrible lag, very reminiscent of when I played the BF1942 demo on a 56k modem which was next to unplayable.

Cs:source runs like a dream compared to this.

I think it has to do more with the servers than the netcode. Played on several 32 player servers earlier today with a ping in the 70 range. Last night however when it was all just listen servers there were 4 player servers that were lagging.

 
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92. Re: amazing!! Dec 1, 2004, 20:08 Fantaz
 
Half-Life 2 deathmatch is awesome!! Just find a good server with no lag and you're set! I could play it all day. Puts more life into lan parties.

 
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91. Re: Tweaks and fixes... Dec 1, 2004, 18:31 xXBatmanXx
 
Too bad the first server I got on the admin was cheating with no clip and full weapons /ammo cheats. I said to him "your a cheating bastard" and he's like "so, I'm the admin!" I ended up killing him a dozen times before he killed me.

There are idiots in this world, and that happens for every game. That is why the quality servers last so long, cause they aren't pricks like that on the server.


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90. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 18:13 cronik
 
It looks like could be fun if it wasn't for the horrible lag, very reminiscent of when I played the BF1942 demo on a 56k modem which was next to unplayable.

Cs:source runs like a dream compared to this.

 
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89. Re: Tweaks and fixes... Dec 1, 2004, 18:10 Old Number 7
 
Too bad the first server I got on the admin was cheating with no clip and full weapons /ammo cheats. I said to him "your a cheating bastard" and he's like "so, I'm the admin!" I ended up killing him a dozen times before he killed me.

 
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88. Re: Tweaks and fixes... Dec 1, 2004, 18:05 ZzeusS
 
And this makes you better than him because...

Well, he would be alive for one thing. If you mean better as in alive.

 
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87. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 17:30 speechrut
 
That's because most servers are listen servers with crap CPUs on ADSL. Just like every single other game release that starts out with "terrible lag" and then everyone later thinks "thank goodness they finally fixed that crappy netcode, what were they thinking!?" when they hadn't changed anything. Seriously, we have to listen to this complaint with every single FPS MP game release, and people never seem to get a clue. When all the good dedicated start coming in, it'll increase the quality of the server pool significantly.

 
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86. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 17:20 tacomodo
 
Haven't read anything of this thread, just wanted to say horrible HORRIBLE lag! Unplayable

 
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85. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 17:15 Cynips
 
Ah, well, look at it this way. You have something to look forward to

 
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84. Re: No subject Dec 1, 2004, 17:11 DrEvil
 
I think the server plugin interface shit is broken.

Anyone manage to get a server plugin to load yet?

Thread on it here
http://www.chatbear.com/board.plm?a=viewthread&t=234,1101898149,13154&id=737779&b=4991&v=flatold

 
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