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Well, the mod has gotten more resource consuming with every version. And no, CM10 will only change HL2, HL2 E1, and HL2 E2. It's a completely standalone mod, not like some filter or skin. The whole thing is somewhere around the avenue of 15GB, and it changes everything about the game, essentially updating it to 2010 standards. I think it has a large effect on the engine of the game; it looks like DX10.

Yeah, it only runs on 64bit systems as well. It requires a memory patch to run on the start of HL2.exe, which allows stack sizes of over 4gb.
    
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Thank you for this thread!

I have been awakened from a deep sleep! Now is the time to jump back into HL2.
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Yeah, it only runs on 64bit systems as well. It requires a memory patch to run on the start of HL2.exe, which allows stack sizes of over 4gb.
Please excuse my noob ignorance. But what is a "stack size"?

Also, I went ahead and downloaded that cinematic mod 10. How can you tell for 100% certain that its all the way on? I say "all the way on" because I can tell something is different... but something is a little off. Alyx doesn't really look all that different. She still looks the same as she always has, but with seemingly better textures. The same for the rest of the game. It seems to have gotten a little darker, and the textures and music and some of the sound effects are better, but I'm having a hard time telling the difference between this, and just a good HD patch from valve. Its almost as if everything changed except the characters. They're supposed to look different.

How do you make it look like it shows on the cinematic mod's official website? Where their faces change and such?
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Please excuse my noob ignorance. But what is a "stack size"?
It's the amount of memory a single application or applet can consume. Typically, stack size is limited to 3GB in 32-bit OS's or applications.
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Please excuse my noob ignorance. But what is a "stack size"?

Also, I went ahead and downloaded that cinematic mod 10. How can you tell for 100% certain that its all the way on? I say "all the way on" because I can tell something is different... but something is a little off. Alyx doesn't really look all that different. She still looks the same as she always has, but with seemingly better textures. The same for the rest of the game. It seems to have gotten a little darker, and the textures and music and some of the sound effects are better, but I'm having a hard time telling the difference between this, and just a good HD patch from valve. Its almost as if everything changed except the characters. They're supposed to look different.

How do you make it look like it shows on the cinematic mod's official website? Where their faces change and such?
Run the "Character Pimper" shortcut in your CM10 folder. That is how you change character models. CM10 allows for stock models, or a few HD versions. That said, you should notice huge differences in the mapping. You do not launch it with HL2, the steam shortcut for HL2 will be the exact same it always did. You need to launch via CM10's .exe . It should be in your start menu.
    
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Well if you want the best graphics in HL2 you should try the Cinematic mod but it requires you to have HL2EP2 too... Be warned that this mod is huge (10.6 GB )
I too vote for cinematic mod!
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Agreed on CM10. Having Alyx look like Adriana Lima is just... awesome. And the whole game feels much richer. Granted, I've never replayed HL2, but I've gotten back into some of the levels and enjoyed them. Especially enjoyed Alyx :>.
I'm so reading too much into that...
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I'm so reading too much into that...
Yeah... I was thinking the same thing. We don't really need to know that.
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