Half-Life has received a patch 19 years after launch

Half-Life has received a patch 19 years after launch

Half-Life has been patched almost 19 years after the game’s launch

The Steam release of Half-Life has been patched, fixing several crash issues that were present within the game. Valve was informed of these issues by several members of the Half-Life community, with Valve acting to fix these issues despite the age of the game. 

Half-Life was released back in November 1998, making it almost 19 years since Half-Life was originally released on PC. This shows that Valve has not given up on their most popular game series, which is encouraging to see in an age where some modern games are never patched, often leaving issues to be fixed by the community through modding. 

Valve also went to the extra effort to credit those that found and reported these issues, giving these Half-Life fans a new claim to fame. 

 

Changes in that are included in this update are: 

  • – 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

 

Half-Life has received a patch 19 years after launch

 

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