‘Half-Life’ patched, still no word on ‘Half-Life 3’

/ 04:46 PM July 11, 2017

Whatever happened to Gordon Freeman, we may never know. Image: Steam official website

“Half-Life”, one of the gaming world’s beloved titles, received a patch almost 20 years after it was first released.

The announcement was made on the game’s Steam page and included details on what issues the patch addressed.


These issues listed on the patch info were not exactly major but the fact that an almost two-decade old game still got an update shows that game company Valve has not forgotten its prized franchise.

Along with “Half-Life”, a number of other game titles that used the same game engine like “Half-Life: Opposing Force” also received updates.


“Half-Life” was developed by Valve and released in 1998. It is a science fiction first-person shooter game that puts players in the shoes of scientist Dr. Gordon Freeman, as he tries to uncover what happened to a secret research facility after an experiment goes disastrously wrong.

Below is a list of things that the patch addressed:

  • Fixed crash when entering certain malformed strings into the game console, reported by Marshal Webb from BackConnect, Inc.
  • Fixed crash when loading a specially crafted malformed BSP file, reported by Grant Hernandez (@Digital_Cold).
  • Fixed malformed SAV files allowing arbitrary files to be written into the game folder, reported by Vsevolod Saj.
  • Fixed crash when quickly changing weapons that are consumable, reported by Sam Vanheer.
  • Fixed crash when setting custom decals.

Unfortunately, the announcement did not mention anything about “Half-Life 3”. JB


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TOPICS: classic shooter, game update, gordon freeman, Half-life, half-life 3, patch
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