Srandista wrote on 2020-04-09, 06:07:
But this is something, what's strange to me. Since I tried that Portal and HL2 yesterday. And I don't see, how it can work for me, but not for you.
I really just took my fully updated HL2 build from Steam folder on my main PC, copy it to XP machine and then loaded with shortcut and correct switch. And off it goes. Did you tried it that way?
My install of XP is weird, the main partition is labelled E: because when installing I didn’t know it would recognise a Zip drive as a useable storage space. This causes a lot of issues with some games, but I’m not entirely sure if this applies with Half Life 2. In this scenario I downloaded it straight from windows 7 to the XP drive since they’re both in the same PC, I’m pretty sure there is no difference in files between them. I’ve owned HL2 since 2018, and unless Valve put some weirdness in the files in the last couple of years that linked it to Steam and its install, I’m not sure what could be different. The only way I’ve gotten it to work is with the modified HL2 root folder files and it’s redirected steam folder in its ‘bin’ directory, but since the expansions didn’t work with the modified HL2 bin, I swapped it out for bin from steam copy’s instead, but at the same time retaining the redirected steam folder in its directory.
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