Valve releases an update for the original Half-Life

The original Half-Life has received a patch... out of nowhere.

Published Tue, Jul 11 2017 12:43 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

I thought it was a troll at first... but Valve has released an update for the original Half-Life, yes the original Half-Life.

Valve releases an update for the original Half-Life |

Half-Life received its last update in 2013 with Valve releasing a beta patch for the game, but now there's a new minor update that fixes up some random crashes and bugs. The new patch for Half-Life will be auto-downloaded from Steam, with a full changelog below:

  • 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

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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