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Solved Can't run hl.exe HELP!!!


dystieguy

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Hey, when i double click on my game icon ( Half Life 1 ) nothing happens. the little loading circle shows up next to my cursor for a second but nothing happens it just won't launch!
i tried compatibility mode but nothing works. it worked before.
i'm using windows 8.1
 

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midou35000

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Hello dystieguy,
Did you try different Compatibility modes?
 

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Okay,
Launch it and fastly right click your taskbar and go to task manager and see if the hl.exe task have wrotten behind it (notres[onding) in red?
 

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sygnus21

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Hey, when i double click on my game icon ( Half Life 1 ) nothing happens. the little loading circle shows up next to my cursor for a second but nothing happens it just won't launch!
i tried compatibility mode but nothing works. it worked before.
i'm using windows 8.1
Hi,

First off, is this the Steam based game or non-Steam based game?

Is it the Source version - Half-Life: Source?

I have the Steam based version of Half-Life: Source and it works very well under Windows 8.1. In fact I just checked it after reading this post and no issues.

Anyway let us know.

Oh, and it would help to know some system specs of your PC.

Thanks.
 

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midou35000

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Yeah is the game cracked or not because cracked games have a lot of problems and i never used them.
 

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sygnus21

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Well for the record I wasn't thinking hacked. There are (were) basically 3 versions of this game...

1 - the standard, non-steam based game,
2 - the Steam based game, without the source engine
3 - the Steam based game utilizing the source engine

Thus my questions above. In my opinion, if you want an issue free experience with this old game, you need to get the Steam based Source game.

That said, you point is spot on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built by me
    CPU
    Haswell i7-4770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 (BIOS F9)
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 gig (1866MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire R9-280 Vapor X
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster ZXR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242W - 24 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 512gig 850 Pro SSD (OS), Samsung 256gig 840 Pro SSD (photo editing), Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000 G2
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF X
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i Closed Loop Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance MX
    Internet Speed
    High Speed
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security
    Other Info
    RAM Speed: 1866MHZ @ 9-10-10-27-2T, 1.5v

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