|Counter-Strike - Opposing Force - Patches - Steam - Bots - Addons|
Here are the official add-ons and patches for Half-Life, and a couple of bots. Note that you don't have to download patch files manually - you can use the Sierra Utilities shortcut installed with Half-Life to automatically update the game to the latest version.
To find out which version of Half-Life is installed, either check the console within the game, or the Version tab of the hl.exe file Properties. For reference, the original retail version was 126.96.36.199, and the 'Game of The Year' special edition was 188.8.131.52.
There's also a patch available for running Half-Life on PCX2-based cards - if that's your bag, check out the PowerVR page.
|BluesNews||12.06.02||Patch to update Half-Life version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11.||Readme||12,485Kb|
|BluesNews||12.06.02||Full client patch to update Half-Life to 18.104.22.168. This patch will also update any Opposing Force installation to 22.214.171.124, although it only appears to update the engine; see the 126.96.36.199 update below for more info.||Readme||84,006Kb|
|hlupdate.exe||20.12.01||Half-Life Update Utility from Sierra. This allows you to check for Half-Life and Opposing Force updates and choose a download location when they become available.||Sierra||674Kb|
Steam is a broadband distributed file system which Valve will be using to distribute it's games. Game updates are automatic, and it also includes an instant-messaging client (which also works in-game) and a server browser. Whether Steam is going to take off isn't clear right now, but the idea looks promising...
|Valve||11.07.03||Steam 2.0 Beta Client. Use the File link to choose a download location; once you run the installer, it'll update itself as necessary. Check out the Info link for more details on Steam.||Steam||674Kb|
|Counter-Strike||12.06.02||Patch to update the Mod (i.e. free) version of Counter-Strike from 1.4 to 1.5. This version requires Half-Life 188.8.131.52.||Readme||6,611Kb|
|Counter-Strike||12.06.02||Full client patch to update the Mod (i.e. free) version of Counter-Strike to 1.5. This version requires Half-Life 184.108.40.206.||Readme||124,213Kb|
|BluesNews||12.06.02||Patch to update the Retail (i.e. you bought it) version of Counter-Strike from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. This version requires Half-Life 22.214.171.124.||Readme||19,450Kb|
|BluesNews||12.06.02||Full client patch to update the Retail (i.e. you bought it) version of Counter-Strike to 126.96.36.199. This version requires Half-Life 188.8.131.52.||Readme||118,298Kb|
|csupdate.exe||20.12.01||Retail Counter-Strike Update Utility from Sierra. This allows you to check for updates to the Retail version of Counter-Strike only.||Sierra||674Kb|
Opposing Force Patches
|of1108.exe||11.03.02||Patch to update the English Language version of Opposing Force to 184.108.40.206. This includes multiplayer fixes and a couple of extra maps. Note that the Opposing Force 220.127.116.11 update included in the Half-Life 18.104.22.168 update doesn't include the maps; consequently, you might be best advised to update Opposing Force to 22.214.171.124 before applying the Half-Life 126.96.36.199 update. If you've already applied Half-Life 188.8.131.52 but you don't have the new maps (look for op4cp_park.bsp in the gearbox/maps folder), you can apply the 184.108.40.206 Opposing Force update, then apply the OpForUp.exe update that came with the Half-Life 220.127.116.11 update (you'll find it in your Half-Life folder).
If Sierra release a seperate Opposing Force 18.104.22.168 patch, I'll post it here.
|HPB_bot_2_1a.exe||01.05.02||The HPB Bot, version 2.1a, which is compatible with (and requires) Half-Life 22.214.171.124 or later. improves TFC support. If you're upgrading the HPB Bot, be sure to remove the previous version first using the remove.bat file supplied. Check the HPB_bot_ReadMe.txt file that comes with the bot for more information.
Note that the HPB bot works with the following mods: Half-Life deathmatch (and teamplay), Team Fortress Classic (TF 1.5), Front Line Force, Half-Life Opposing Force, Holy Wars, Counter-Strike (but the bots don't buy weapons) and Deathmatch Classic.
|jumbot24.zip||27.10.00||The Jumbot, version 2.4, a 'massive' update. Check the Info link for details.||Telefragged||535Kb|
|HLMulti_1_28_99.zip||29.01.99||Half-Life Multiplayer Add-on Pack. this includes four new models, a new multiplayer map (Team9) and loads of new decals. Once you've downloaded it, unzip it to the folder above your Half-Life installation.||None||1,483Kb|