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can anyone tell me if there is hdr in hl2?

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I'm wondering if you can get hdr in hl2 not hl2:lost coast?(I know you can get it in that.)I have an option in video settings that says hdr settings and in that there's bloom and hdr.The hdr option is my recomended on my system.Also in gmod you can turn on bloom and it works but in hl2 when i turn on bloom it does nothing.Can anybody help me out.
    
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Wasn't HDR added to HL2 in a recent steam update? I could have sworn the last time I played through it a week or so ago that I saw evidence of HDR. Have you made sure it is enabled in the options?
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I last played Lost Coast a week or two ago and the Steam info was that HDR required a massive rewriting of all the code so that water layers would reflect and otherwise refract correctly. Rewriting a small map like Lost Coast took a long time--months. Rewrtiting all those existing maps for HL2 would be insane--it would be more likely that a new module would be written specifically to incoroporate HDR.

By the way--the only part of Lost Coast that is really there is what you originally encounter--you can walk around behind stuff, stc.--it's just a showpiece for that new technology...
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Wasn't HDR added to HL2 in a recent steam update? I could have sworn the last time I played through it a week or so ago that I saw evidence of HDR. Have you made sure it is enabled in the options?
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To cyberdruid:Ok so hdr probably isn't in hl2 but why don't the bloom effects work?They work perfectly in gmod.Heck in gmod you can change the way it looks.So why won't it work on my system?
    
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i'm very sure HDR is in HL2; when i came out of the tunnel leading out of Ravenholm a couple of weeks ago (and in the game) i couldn't see a damn thing for a while...
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Well it is in Counter Strike Source so maybe its there in Half Life 2... long time I dint played the game
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