Yes, Half-Life Is Getting A New Patch
19 years isn’t too old for a game to receive an official patch. Valve is indeed releasing a small patch to their breakout hit Half-Life.
The patch fixes some game engine level crashes, which menas various games that used the Half-Life engine like the original Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Deathmatch Classic, Day Of Defeat and Ricochet is getting the same patch.
- 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.
It’s interesting to see a really old game still getting a new patch. As games gets older, it’s not as financially sound to do the fixes- money and time should be spent on money-making work. But let’s appreciate that Valve had enough time to spend to put out these fixes.