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Old 05-02-05, 06:00 AM   #1
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Default Half-Life 2 - non-official DirectX9 patch

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Patch Half-Life 2 Knyz improving your config
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Description:
NON OFFICIAL Patch for Half-Life 2 carried out by Knyz and intended for all platforms (ATI and nVidia, AMD and INTEL).

List improvements:


Activation of the HDR For all the compatible charts

New performances for geforces 6/FX

Better management of the shaders for geforce fx

Compatible DX9 all Chart FX (except 5200/5500/5600)

Support ATI hdr

New management of water

Activation of the parallax mapping

Removed Stutering

Optimization for the processors amd and INTEL

White line removed



The file must be to install with:

C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\email@.com\Half-life2\bin

For those which would not be reassured, you can safeguard the files dxsupport.cfg + stshader_dx9.dll before the installation! After installation, you will have only to recopy these two files to find your configuration of origin.


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This patch works as advertised (at least on GF6 & GF-FX 5900XT.

A very nice piece of work. Managed to do what lard-arse Gabe and his "shady" programmers couldn't/wouldn't.
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Old 05-02-05, 06:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: Half-Life 2 - non-official DirectX9 patch

Interesting...this should be in the Source Engine forum though. I'll give it a try when I see some more feedback on it, and when I have some free time to try it out. Very interesting that it would add parallax mapping to the game...I take it it converts bump maps into parallax maps? Shame that VAC2 will probably classify this as a cheat and ban you from secured servers, though...

Oh, almost forgot!

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Old 05-02-05, 06:54 AM   #3
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I debated where to start the thread, actually, but decided this was great news for GF-FX users, so chose to post it in here.

I guess if the moderators don't like its location they will shift it.
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Old 05-02-05, 10:58 AM   #4
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Well, is this worth installing? Is there any performance improvment...
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Old 05-02-05, 11:05 AM   #5
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Yes, it definitely improves performance even on a GeForce6. Smooths things out quite nicely IMO.

IQ wise I must admit I don't see much (if any difference) between the patch and the original, but, I barely play HL2 anyhow (I think its boring) and you may need to somehow activate the HDR rendering and parallax mapping in the console.
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Yes, it definitely improves performance even on a GeForce6. Smooths things out quite nicely IMO.

IQ wise I must admit I don't see much (if any difference) between the patch and the original, but, I barely play HL2 anyhow (I think its boring) and you may need to somehow activate the HDR rendering and parallax mapping in the console.
what are the steps to install it?
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what are the steps to install it?
what is the correct sequence to install this patch?
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Old 05-02-05, 05:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: Half-Life 2 - non-official DirectX9 patch

I installed this on counter-strike source and HL2 and saw great FPS improvements. I didn't notice any graphical differences in either HL2 or css, (with the exception of those little white lines being gone), but the speed improved and I wasn't playing levels with a lot of lighting so I probably didn't see the HDR.
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I installed this on counter-strike source and HL2 and saw great FPS improvements. I didn't notice any graphical differences in either HL2 or css, (with the exception of those little white lines being gone), but the speed improved and I wasn't playing levels with a lot of lighting so I probably didn't see the HDR.
How did you install this????
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It isn't at all difficult to install - you run the exe and point the installation program to your half-life2 bin folder.

on my system, that folder is
E:\Games\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\User\Half-Life 2\bin
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Has anyone checked this patch for trojans and spyware?
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Yes, it has been scanned with Norton Antivirus (which is trojan and spyware aware) and trojanhunter.

It is not a password/account stealer.
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