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Thats right guys they have finally done it. http://www.tgdaily.com/2005/12/23/halflife2_64bit/
http://steampowered.com/index.php?area=news&id=496
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"but Intel processors with 64-bit extensions are likely to provide a similar experience."

Im liking that line lol

Good new for those with 64Bit CPUs
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BioHzrd
Good new for those with 64Bit CPUs
u mean good news for those with 64bit cpus and windows 64, i hear its still pretty buggy though...
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Works fine for me, I dont notice a difference in graphics (didnt expect to) but somehow my FPS increase by 100... Max graphics 6x aa/16x af/HDR (FULL) 1600x1200. And a nice cfg file to even max out viewing distances and more details......250FPS on average... Source engine is amazing.
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I have a 64-bit CPU, all I need is a 64-bit OS - And XP64 isnt that great right now.
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The only problems I have with 64 bit is.

1. my webcam/mic wont work (build together)
2. had to buy a new printer (HP supports 64bit)
3. splinter cell chaos theory wont work!!!

supposely they are all being "worked" on tho
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Is it really worth getting a 64bit chip??
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I get 100 more FPS with 64 bit enabled in HL2. (this is with HDR enabled also)

I dont see how/why this happens but it did for me atleast. But if you want to be able to run 64 bit HL2 you need two things. Windows 64bit, and a 64 processor.

Windows 64 bit is a very big hassel, you would probably have to buy a new printer (or more) like I did.

The graphics arnt any better with 64 bit. It just runs smoother, but future games will have 64 bit modes, and in a couple years games will require 64 bit.
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oh, thanks mate
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