1. Post #1
    Connoisseur of Maple Syrup, Guns, and Sex Toys
    Dennab
    August 2008
    5,053 Posts
    Alright, so. Not that I have a problem with them, the game is fun anyway, but I want to read the shit that's on the signs and stuff (the stuff that doesn't matter).

    Yes. It takes me a long ass time to play games like Half Life and HL2 because I try to read the shit.

    Anyway. In the video settings, all there is is the rederer, resolution, standard or wide screen, and colour resolution. The command mat_picmip -10 doesn't exist (or any other mat command) so is there a way to increase the graphics? I try setting the colour resolution to 32bit but it always resets to 16.

  2. Post #2
    The Cold Wind Of France
    MaxOfS2D's Avatar
    November 2008
    18,613 Posts
    No!

    Just don't use the Software renderer.

  3. Post #3
    conway's Avatar
    January 2006
    134 Posts
    There is no way to improve them. That's the highest they're going to get. It's HL1, it's what games looked like back then.

  4. Post #4
    Connoisseur of Maple Syrup, Guns, and Sex Toys
    Dennab
    August 2008
    5,053 Posts
    Blargh. Can't wait for Black Mesa Source then. 'cause I really want to know what all the signs and shit say. <_>


    What's wrong with the software renderer? I'm using it now and I don't have any problems.

  5. Post #5
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    Giraffen93's Avatar
    December 2006
    14,475 Posts
    It lags.

  6. Post #6
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    Pleather's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,023 Posts
    Blargh. Can't wait for Black Mesa Source then. 'cause I really want to know what all the signs and shit say. <_>
    How will the BM team know what the original signs said then?

  7. Post #7
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    salty peanut's Avatar
    June 2006
    1,819 Posts
    There's super duper high res packs floating around that make everything more clear like the vending machines

  8. Post #8
    LoserMan255's Avatar
    July 2008
    1,630 Posts
    Blargh. Can't wait for Black Mesa Source then. 'cause I really want to know what all the signs and shit say.
    I understood what all the signs said. Get some glasses

  9. Post #9
    Connoisseur of Maple Syrup, Guns, and Sex Toys
    Dennab
    August 2008
    5,053 Posts
    I understood what all the signs said. Get some glasses
    I already have glasses, and they're really fucking strong, because my vision is 2400.

    Hurray for being legally blind.

  10. Post #10
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    DemonDog's Avatar
    May 2008
    6,113 Posts
    Hurray for being legally blind.
    You should get one of those canes.

    http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=763413

    Anyway, there are dozens of HD packs out there for Half-Life.

  11. Post #11
    mrcoolwhip's Avatar
    June 2009
    76 Posts
    You should get one of those canes.

    http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=763413

    Anyway, there are dozens of HD packs out there for Half-Life.
    Doy, get a new grafics card,update your computer mb's or just try to change the settings.
    LOL.

  12. Post #12
    Yobdren's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,394 Posts
    I already have glasses, and they're really fucking strong, because my vision is 2400.

    Hurray for being legally blind.
    Buy some implants. This guy did:
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  13. Post #13
    tschumann's Avatar
    March 2009
    437 Posts
    What's wrong with the software renderer?
    It doesn't use your graphics card so everything is low resolution and blurry.

  14. Post #14
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    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    21,583 Posts
    WHAT THE FUCK THIS ISN'T LIKE CRYSlS

  15. Post #15
    Anti-Flag's Avatar
    December 2008
    375 Posts
    WHAT THE FUCK THIS ISN'T LIKE CRYSlS
    BILLY MAYS WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT COULD TALK IN ALL CAPS SO stfu.

  16. Post #16
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    Tinter's Avatar
    March 2008
    7,347 Posts
    You should get one of those canes.

    http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=763413

    Anyway, there are dozens of HD packs out there for Half-Life.
    Can anyone link to one?

  17. Post #17
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    Dashiel's Avatar
    May 2006
    6,987 Posts

  18. Post #18
    Fun Fact


    Duck down anywhere, and look really really closely at something (not an entity. Something like walls and such).


    Oh shi-, pixels! It's like a fucking browser game but a (used-to be when I was around) freeware game! Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh

  19. Post #19
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    DementNeo's Avatar
    April 2006
    3,485 Posts
    There's an even more enhanced SD (super definition) pack out there somewhere, but it's a bit less official

  20. Post #20
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    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    21,583 Posts
    There's an even more enhanced SD (super definition) pack out there somewhere, but it's a bit less official
    SD means Standard Definition :S

  21. Post #21
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    DementNeo's Avatar
    April 2006
    3,485 Posts
    Usually, but not in this case

  22. Post #22
    tschumann's Avatar
    March 2009
    437 Posts
    There's an even more enhanced SD (super definition) pack out there somewhere, but it's a bit less official
    It's probably on Half-Life Improvement.

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  24. Post #24
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    ZestyLemons's Avatar
    September 2007
    8,316 Posts
    Alright, so. Not that I have a problem with them, the game is fun anyway, but I want to read the shit that's on the signs and stuff (the stuff that doesn't matter).

    Yes. It takes me a long ass time to play games like Half Life and HL2 because I try to read the shit.

    Anyway. In the video settings, all there is is the rederer, resolution, standard or wide screen, and colour resolution. The command mat_picmip -10 doesn't exist (or any other mat command) so is there a way to increase the graphics? I try setting the colour resolution to 32bit but it always resets to 16.
    That's Half Life

    They don't go much higher then replacing the entire game with skins and new models

    Graphics whore

  25. Post #25
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    TheDecryptor's Avatar
    September 2006
    4,154 Posts


    It isn't exactly a graphically demanding game, although I do prefer HL:S for this because some of the HD packs add normal maps and such (which won't work in plain HL obviously)

  26. Post #26
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    Talishmar's Avatar
    March 2007
    5,591 Posts
    I like HL1 graphics.
    The older the better until Doom 1.

  27. Post #27
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    Da Big Man's Avatar
    December 2005
    1,773 Posts
    I like HL1 graphics.
    The older the better until Doom 1.
    Doom 1 was a peice of art for it's time, don't diss the coo' shit bro.

  28. Post #28
    dezrun's Avatar
    May 2009
    242 Posts
    Blargh. Can't wait for Black Mesa Source then. 'cause I really want to know what all the signs and shit say. <_>


    What's wrong with the software renderer? I'm using it now and I don't have any problems.
    Black Mesa Source is never going to be released.

  29. Post #29
    Connoisseur of Maple Syrup, Guns, and Sex Toys
    Dennab
    August 2008
    5,053 Posts
    To all the dumbshits (Especially ZestyLemon) who keep insinuating I have a problem with the graphics.

    >Not that I have a problem with them.

    The graphics are fine, for fucks sake. You idiots need to learn to read. I said I wanted to read what the stuff on the walls says. The equations and the smaller posters, signs, cork board stuff, etc.

    This message is not directed to those of you who are actually helping. Or just derailing. I also thank the person that linked the HD pack.

  30. Post #30
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    Donutsalad's Avatar
    June 2009
    2,616 Posts
    Yeah...I didn't think Half Life1 was worth 10bucks before I first played it....I didn't pay anything for it :( Idk if that'll work, that's like waving the illegal copy right in Valve's face.

  31. Post #31
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    AlienFanatic's Avatar
    May 2008
    2,943 Posts
    Yeah...I didn't think Half Life1 was worth 10bucks before I first played it....I didn't pay anything for it :( Idk if that'll work, that's like waving the illegal copy right in Valve's face.
    uhhhh

  32. Post #32
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    July 2006
    2,661 Posts
    Yeah...I didn't think Half Life1 was worth 10bucks before I first played it....I didn't pay anything for it :( Idk if that'll work, that's like waving the illegal copy right in Valve's face.
    What are you on about?

  33. Post #33
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    March 2008
    189 Posts
    I was just about to make a thread asking why my pistol looks like a glock and not a beretta, why my shotgun doesn't have the stock folded on top, why the mp5 has a grenade launcher instead of a m16 with a grenade launcher, and why my rocket launcher doesn't look totally awesome. Thanks chap, you saved me a lot of trouble and made my Half Life series play through that much more enjoyable.

    Also a side not, should the hud on the Blue Shift expansion be well... blue? Because mine is orange.

  34. Post #34
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    Da Big Man's Avatar
    December 2005
    1,773 Posts
    Black Mesa Source is never going to be released.
    And what in your tiny mind thought that claim was true?

  35. Post #35
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    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    21,583 Posts


    It isn't exactly a graphically demanding game, although I do prefer HL:S for this because some of the HD packs add normal maps and such (which won't work in plain HL obviously)
    HL:S looks uglier than HL.

    It's like "okay 1998 graphics, that's okay, I'm getting used to it... BAM 2004 reflective water WTF"

  36. Post #36
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    August 2007
    9,817 Posts
    HL:S looks uglier than HL.

    It's like "okay 1998 graphics, that's okay, I'm getting used to it... BAM 2004 reflective water WTF"
    Realistic water in a game where everything looks like painted paper crafts.

  37. Post #37
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    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    21,583 Posts
    The 3D skybox on the cliffside level is VERY nice though, that's the best part of it.

    Edited:

    Black Mesa Source is never going to be released.

    Yeah I know, they've barely done any work at all!

  38. Post #38
    Yobdren's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,394 Posts
    And then they've never posted again.

  39. Post #39
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    Da Big Man's Avatar
    December 2005
    1,773 Posts
    Sadly no, but the forums have activity.

  40. Post #40
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    Donutsalad's Avatar
    June 2009
    2,616 Posts
    What are you on about?
    I didn't think half life 1 was worth 10 dollars so I torrented the ISO.

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