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So im thinking about getting Both of them just to see if it truly is one of the best games. Are there any mods or something that will make this a better experience? Graphic mods?
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I recently started playing HL2 again with the FAKEFACTORY Cinematic mod v10.94. I think it looks pretty interesting!
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You've never played the Half Life series?? Get it now!
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post #4 of 14
HL 1+2, all you need is the up to date patches, both run on the source engine so you should be able to run all the eye candy turned right up.
HL was never the best looking game (it was close at the time), the story was the best thing about it(great game).
HL 2 was very beautiful for it's day, the storyline was great, the physics were best in game at the time and it had the most Epic weapon ever (IMO)in a game.

As long as they run well don't mod them for the first run through.
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post #5 of 14
If it's your first play through, I don't recommend using mods. With mods the game feels a lot different.
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post #6 of 14
there is an hd pack for hl1 (not source), i tested hl1 source and it i prefer hl1 no source

hl2 has tons of hd packs
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post #7 of 14
dont forget

Opposing Force and Blue Shift

No HL1 play through is complete without them
post #8 of 14
The GFX in HL2 really still looks pretty great with no help!
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post #9 of 14
You can play half life: source. THat's just half life 1 running on the source engine. Or you can wait until this is finished

http://www.blackmesasource.com/

For Half Life 2 there are loads more mods, the best is probably fakefactory's cinematic mod.

http://www.cinematicmod.com/cm_10.php

Only problem is that it's about 10GB. But there are loads of good torrents for it.
post #10 of 14
Definitely go vanilla the first time. HL2 doesn't need to be modded, it's an excellent game and while it's not as pretty as some of the ones that are out today, it's not ugly either.

Fakefactory's cinematic mod is cool, I guess. The guys look good, but I think he's sexually repressed or something because he tries really hard to make all the girls look like fashion models with huge lips, and big eyes, so they end up looking creepy. Also the soundtrack isn't bad, but he uses the same 3 or 4 tracks over and over again which gets old fast. Basically I'm saying download it and play it by all means if you want to, but don't feel obligated to. (You should feel obligated to play the stock versions, as your nerd license has been suspended pending completion of every game in the series. Blue shift and opposing force are optional.)
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