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Half-Life's 17th Aniversery.

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Half-Life 2's 17th aniversary. 1280x1024. 3070. Lost Coast. 32/64 -back to WinXP. Latest Win


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Edit: Do 4:3 and 1280 x 1024 and switch back.
 
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Wow its been eons since I ran that. I set mine to 1920x1080 and turned details as high as I could. Running win 10..

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I wonder if the effort of installing it would be worth the hilariously high results i should get

Edit: oh god, what took me *days* to download all those years ago now took 19 minutes.
How time flies.


Yeah solid 295FPS the entire test, engine has a frame limit.
Screenshot at the end shows 293.44 ... not really worth it, other than showing "hey the engine still works"
 
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19 minutes ?
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I think the engine has a limitation in place. 1080p resolution with 8x MSAA 16 AF and every details setting on and at the highest value.
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19 minutes ?
I downloaded HL2, and realised i was meant to get lost coast.
I had dial up back then.

Also, screenshot for proof of... well an FPS cap
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So many people forgot that you can actually unlock the FPS cap
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Could be worth standardizing the settings, and unlocking the framerate to make the test worth anything.
 
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It could also be a cpu bottleneck (i see single core maxxing out), here is the result with an rx 580 anyways

So many people forgot that you can actually unlock the FPS cap
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what is the cpu usage? Edit: ok i got it, when uncapped it spreads the load across 6 threads, so there is no actual bottleneck, just software limitation.
 

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So many people forgot that you can actually unlock the FPS cap
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Could be worth standardizing the settings, and unlocking the framerate to make the test worth anything.
well its been about 300 years since i last ran the benchmark :p
 
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New result, with everything maxed out, 1080p

what is the cpu usage?
A couple of cores were pegged, and several were in the mid 20's
 
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Seeing all these hi frames make me unfazed.. Sry : (
 
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Build my first PC extra for it (C2D 8400, MSI 5850 & Asus P5W DH Deluxe). It's already 17 years ago. Gsus, time flies. o_O And still no Half Life 3.

Have to complete my archievments when I get time, so I can put it on my Completionist Showcase on Steam. Did it already offline years ago, but somehow it didn't update on Steam.
The Keep of the Sand Archievment was such a pain in the A!


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21th eh?

Edit: Here it is with the screen at native res (2440xs1440) and the settings maxed out.

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Anyways the math for 21th Anniversary doesn't add up? HL1 came out in 1998 and HL2 in 2004, i can't seem to get to the number 21.
 

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I'm not sure it really uses more than 1-2 cores, sure never loaded my GPU much :p
 

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Ah, Half-Life 2: one of the best games on the planet, ever.

I don't often finish campaigns, often losing interest part way through, but over a period of a few years, I did that campaign THREE times! Yes, that's how good it is. The atmosphere and dystopian storyline are simply top notch. I loved the two episodes that followed it, too and am still annoyed that they never finished them and left the story on such a cliffhanger.
 

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Ah, Half-Life 2: one of the best games on the planet, ever.

I don't often finish campaigns, often losing interest part way through, but over a period of a few years, I did that campaign THREE times! Yes, that's how good it is. The atmosphere and dystopian storyline are simply top notch. I loved the two episodes that followed it, too and am still annoyed that they never finished them and left the story on such a cliffhanger.
The leaked script for the story was that aliens approached and offered to give us half life 3, in exchange for slavery of the human race and we said yeah sure
 

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I'd love to go back and test this on me old school 9800 pro, Abit 875 and Pentium 4 Northwood HT clocked @ 3.6Ghz : )

Seeing all these hi frames make me unfazed.. Sry : (
I was literally playing on the same rig at the time. You should’ve asked me back then. . How to flash it to XT. That’s how I got here and was the resident expert on the subject. I think I was using the ABit IC7. I only ever used ABit back then still got my IP35Pro in mint condition in the box.

Funny enough I’ve actually been playing through HL2 and EP1 just recently since they added UW support
 

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The leaked script for the story was that aliens approached and offered to give us half life 3, in exchange for slavery of the human race and we said yeah sure
And of course, we are now so enslaved, but the awiens have ensured that we're unaware of it with their mind control, sigh. Well most of us, me and you clearly know the Truth. ;)

I was literally playing on the same rig at the time. You should’ve asked me back then. . How to flash it to XT. That’s how I got here and was the resident expert on the subject. I think I was using the ABit IC7. I only ever used ABit back then still got my IP35Pro in mint condition in the box.
Ah, Abit. I was a big Abit fan in the day and bought exclusively Abit. Their enthusiast mobos were fantastic and had some unique features. I miss Abit to this day.
 
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I was literally playing on the same rig at the time. You should’ve asked me back then. . How to flash it to XT. That’s how I got here and was the resident expert on the subject. I think I was using the ABit IC7. I only ever used ABit back then still got my IP35Pro in mint condition in the box.

Funny enough I’ve actually been playing through HL2 and EP1 just recently since they added UW support

Yeah I've got an IC7 Max 3 here in the box with most of the original accessories ;) Prob one of the first boards with heatsinks on the mosfets.

I was either playing it on my 9800 pro or X800 pro at the time. Mint game. Around the Far Cry days which was the first dx9 game along with Doom 3. Gees they were the days :)

I would have loved to have come here and see your mods but unfortunately didn't have the net back then. I used to use all my mates networks. I used to love reading W1zzards mods!
 

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Ah, Abit. I was a big Abit fan in the day and bought exclusively Abit. Their enthusiast mobos were fantastic and had some unique features. I miss Abit to this day
Same I was pretty lost when they were gone…
 
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Here is a Hercules Radeon 9800 PRO with a unused Half-Life 2. Working in a P3 1.4 Ghz, Asus TUSL2-C, 2x256 Mb SDR 133Mhz Memory. I run the Lost Coast bench see the results below. :clap: 1.jpg2.jpg3.jpgres1.jpg
 
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Half-Life 2's 17th aniversary. 1280x1024. 3070. Lost Coast. 32/64 -back to WinXP. Latest Win




Edit: Do 4:3 and 1280 x 1024 and switch back
Thread got stuck in post approval by accident, fixed

I wonder if the effort of installing it would be worth the hilariously high results i should get

Edit: oh god, what took me *days* to download all those years ago now took 19 minutes.
How time flies.


Yeah solid 295FPS the entire test, engine has a frame limit.
Screenshot at the end shows 293.44 ... not really worth it, other than showing "hey the engine still works"
Open the developers console " ` ~ key" and type in "max_fps 500" (Or w/e number you need)
 

qubit

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Here is a Hercules Radeon 9800 PRO with a unused Half-Life 2. Working in a P3 1.4 Ghz, Asus TUSL2-C, 2x256 Mb SDR 133Mhz Memory. I run the Lost Coast bench see the results below. :clap: View attachment 226910View attachment 226911View attachment 226912View attachment 226913
That's epic and the 22fps framerate really shows its classic status.

Also, that HL2 key would still activate today as the game is still being sold. I even get small updates for HL2 from time to time. Incredible.
 
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