Half Life 1 Crashes

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Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by HyPo » 10 Nov 2020, 14:13

I downloaded and installed half life completed bundle pack. i launched the desktop icon and clicked half life and the game just crashed no menu or anything just a crash to the desktop. I have tried before to play Half Life on Windows 10 to no avail.

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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by Evilangel » 11 Nov 2020, 05:23

*siiiiip, ha~~... like the old good times, i feel young again...

when a game crashes its your PC fault, and you should try to look for a solution by yourself on google/Steam.

Anyway, let's help...let's just say you already updated your drivers, installed framework 4.0, 4.8, vc++ redist and directx etc stuff...okay? okay.

Try to execute the game from the destination folder as admin.
Be sure you dont have any other programs running behind.

If you want to try reinstalling... remember the famous TROUBLESHOOTING steps

Close all app or browsers running on your system
Make sure you have enough space in install directory
Disable any protection running , AV , Win Defender , …
Folder names ( where you install ) Must be only Latin
Windows Usernames Must be only Latin
Install in short path
Dont install in ‘ C ‘
Re-hash the downloaded torrent
Install all C++ Redistributables
Set UAC to a minimum level (Never Notify)
Make sure you have enough Virtual Memory
Run the setup with Windows 7 compatibility
Run the setup in Safe Mode
Delete unarc.dll file in system folders
Run setup with proper rights

aaaand good luck!

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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by Evilangel » 11 Nov 2020, 05:34

Oh and try this:

Go to advanced system settings (right clic on THIS PC and properties or fron the windows search)

then Advanced options > Performance > in the picture go to Data execution prevention > Turn on DEP > ADD button and select your half life .exe file or shortcut, Accept and try again.

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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by KiNG » 11 Nov 2020, 12:13

theres also a good chance your secutiry deleted something it shouldnt, all the steam emulators are p2p and get nailed by half the security apps on the market including windows defender, and the same goes for most of the custom commandline executables in the games root folder what start the dlcs and expansions .
if this is the probblem your best shot is to exclude your games folder or hl folder with all contents to your securitys exclusion list or simply disable all the security all together.
and dont forget to reinstall so the missing files are put back.
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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by HyPo » 11 Nov 2020, 12:19

i have windows defender completely turned off. regarding dep https://imgur.com/a/dnlhR2J it greyed out for me both on and off. il try the setup tricks.

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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by HyPo » 11 Nov 2020, 13:18

Well i reinstalled half life complete bundle and launch half life 1 and the same problem it crashes as soon as i launch it.

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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by KiNG » 12 Nov 2020, 14:10

windows defender is never fully turned off its a pain in the ass lol, can u upload some screenshots of the folders so we can see if anything is missing?
if nothing is missing you could give these a shot https://www.techpowerup.com/download/vi ... ll-in-one/
i dont remember if the game has an extras folder with redistributables but might be an idea to check.
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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by HyPo » 13 Nov 2020, 10:41

I have all C+++ redistributables installed
Here is the video of me opening every folder in the Half Life 1 folder:
https://streamable.com/tg47mz

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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by KiNG » 13 Nov 2020, 11:11

i take it the portal games work ok? it uses the same engine
and non of the half life games work or is it just the first one?

edit:

just installed it myself and all the files seem to match mine, it started fine for me so i am stumped on this one.
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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by HyPo » 13 Nov 2020, 17:15

Half Life 1 and Half Life 2 Lost Coast both do not work last i checked. rest of half life games work. i have never played portal games. i had no problem with gunman chronicles and it worked fine.

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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by Evilangel » 14 Nov 2020, 04:43

Use a cracked dll fixer to repair dlls and s*it, that solved a lot of problems to me when "some" videogames doesnt want to run.

download it from here, the link is online, not mine, just source. Good luck:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmMAM0-T9m8
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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by HyPo » 14 Nov 2020, 05:23

i scanned the registry and fixed the broken files and it still crashes.

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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by Evilangel » 14 Nov 2020, 22:00

God dammit bro, i dont know how to help you, really, if you made all my steps and king ones... i really dont know...

Its annoying but maybe unistalling and reinstalling all framework, the Vc redistc++, direcxt in that order... I have nothing more but my desire to help. Googling and nothing, stay strong!
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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by Evilangel » 14 Nov 2020, 22:02

Oh! and unistall any steam software, registry or something... something must be interfering with the game.

Oh! oh! i just remember some games for me doesnt launch unless i execute them twice... so execute the half life, then execute it again. Half life its a classic buggy one and i really like that game. I hope it get solved! please tell us!
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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by Evilangel » 15 Nov 2020, 03:06

Also, maybe the game is setting Video settings that somehow arent compatible with your video card, so try to find some .ini config.ini file to set everything mininal... i hope there is a file for that.
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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by HyPo » 15 Nov 2020, 04:53

I uninstalled all visual c+++ and installed them back and it still crashes i can not seems delete directx versions and net framework because when i search it in control panel programs uninstall program nothing i also tried the same thing in settings. i uninstalled steam and it also crashed i executed the game twice and it also crashed. i went to hl1.exe right click properties compatibility and force run it on 640x480 and it also crashed.

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Re: Half Life 1 Crashes

Post by Evilangel » 15 Nov 2020, 05:46

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