By Anni Simpson on July 11, 2017 at 9:59am
Yesterday, Valve released an update to its infamous dystopian shooter "Half Life" for the first time in years.
The update fixes minor problems with the original game, which is unusual considering it was released in 1998 in Europe and North America:
- Fixed crash when entering certain malformed strings into the game console. Thanks to Marshal Webb from BackConnect, Inc for reporting this
- Fixed crash when loading a specially crafted malformed BSP file. Thanks to Grant Hernandez (@Digital_Cold) for reporting this
- Fixed malformed SAV files allowing arbi trary files to be written into the game folder. Thanks to Vsevolod Saj for reporting this
- Fixed a crash when quickly changing weapons that are consumable. Thanks to Sam Vanheer for reporting this
- Fixed crash when setting custom decals
Fans hoping for the announcement of the fabled "Half Life 3" were disappointed, as well as users who feel abandoned by Valve in general. The last time Valve released a game of any kind was in 2016, and that was "The Lab," a free title meant to allow users of the HTC Vive to test out their gear in Steam VR. Prior to that, Valve released smaller titles that capitalized on well-loved IPs including "Left for Dead" and "Counter Strike," which also released an update this week.
The update may not mean anything and could be the product of a developer clearing out an old bug queue.