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Half-Life 2 Crash error

By TheDreams
Oct 21, 2013
  1. I recently installed a copy of half-life 2 on my friends desktop but every time that he tries to launch it, midway through the launch it says hl2.exe is not responding any suggestions?
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    Ugh that's a buggy one. Fully updated via Steam? The newer versions seem okay.
     
  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,055   +918

    Try running in compatibility mode like I told you in the other thread a while back (if he is running Windows 7 or higher).
     
  4. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 551   +46

    Um I did not get it from Steam and I forgot that I made a thread a while back, but it still is doing that after I uninstalled it a long time ago.
     
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    HL2 requires steam activation to work.

    Sorry buddy, but my assistance in this topic is closed. :(
     
  6. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 551   +46

    I don't see how that is possible, my teacher gave me the install disk and he installed it on the entire lab and we all play on lan servers with tf2 mod as well with no steam installed?
     
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    Haha, what an awesome teacher. :p I don't know how it's possible, maybe a cracked software? In any case, Half Life 2 definitely needs Steam DRM.

    2nd paragrah: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2
     
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