Valve just patched Half-Life for the first time in 19 years. Half-Life 3?

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Valve have released a new Half-Life patch, and no, it has nothing to do with Half-Life 3. Probably.

Originally released in November 1998 as Valve’s inaugural title, Half-Life set the template for a generation of sci-fi shooters and is thought by many to be one of the greatest games of all time.

Whatever happened to Half-Life 3? Here’s the complete saga so far…

Here’s the patch details in full. Feel free to tear them to shreds in the hope of uncovering hidden secrets because I did that too and found nothing, my friends. Sniff.

Changes in this update are:

  • 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 arbitrary 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

And… that’s it. Enjoy, I guess. Insert your comment of choice about Half-Life 3 right here.