About this game
Half-Life is the first game in the series, and was the debut game of Valve Software,
released in November 1998. Players assume the role of Gordon Freeman, a scientist who must find his way out
of the Black Mesa research facility after an experiment goes wrong. The core gameplay consists of fighting
alien and human enemies with a variety of weapons, and solving puzzles. Unlike many other games at the time,
the player has almost complete uninterrupted control of Freeman, and the story is told mostly through
scripted sequences seen through his eyes. The game was originally published by Sierra Studios and released
for Windows, although Gearbox Software would later port the game to PlayStation 2 in 2001. Valve themselves
later converted the game to use their Source engine. Half-Life received critical acclaim upon release,
critics hailing its overall presentation and numerous scripted sequences. The game won over 50 Game of the
Year awards and its gameplay has influenced first-person shooters for years to come. Half-Life has since
been regarded as one of the greatest games of all time.
Defend yourself and the Human race against hostile aliens and other enemies following
an experiment gone wrong. In the process, you become an almost legendary resistance hero, and eventually end
up as one of the leaders of an uprising against the alien occupiers and the military forces.
Half-Life features a deathmatch mode, and a team deathmatch mode, with the support of
up to 32 players. Join an already existing server, or host a server on your Classic device, and challenge
friends and enemies all over the world!
Artificial human-like players, also known as bots, designed for Deathmatch and
Team Deathmatch, comes in the form of Parabot. Host a server on your Classic device and get some frags!
Original Half-Life copy
To run Half-Life and mods with the xash3d FWGS engine, you will need to own a copy of
You will need the
valve folder from the Half-Life install location.*
*: Steam and CD version are both compatible.
Note: You will need to install and run the game once on your PC.
As the total size of the Half-Life folder will end up being around 400 megabytes,
you will need one of the following external storage alternatives:
- – SD Card
- – USB Flash Drive
- – Hard drive
WiFi Adapter (Online Multiplayer only)
To play online, a
WiFi Adapter and the
wpa_supplicant are required.
Read more here on how to go online with your classic
Written tutorial for S/NESC.
- Download CLV-Z-XASH3D.7z
- Drag and drop it onto hakchi2CE. Rename if you want to
- Get the Half-Life game resource files from Steam. Find and right click Half-Life in the list of
games in Steam -> Properties -> Local files -> Browse Local files
- You will need the “valve” folder from here, right click and copy
- Go back to hakchi2CE, select Xash3d from the list and hit F4 on your keyboard. Paste the steam
valve folder here. When you’re prompted to overwrite, hit No to all
- Depending on set up, hit Export/Synchronize
- Enjoy the best game ever made, on your SNES/NES Classic.
Written tutorial for PSC.