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half life 2 source code leaked out!!!

By forciano · 34 replies
Oct 2, 2003
  1. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    This belongs in Gaming I believe.
  2. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    woohoo - ahem - i assume this is not good - this is what is putting the release date back apraently :mad:
    the question - is this like the Doom 3 alpha - it is avabile on kazaa? and it is just the source code? or a full leak?

    anyway - this means we have to wait for HL2 which is NOT a good thing - but it gives nvidia time to get their drivers sorted out

  3. forciano

    forciano TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    i dont get why people get happy about stuff like this, valve worked hard to make a great game and suddenly the game source gets stolen. Oh well the world is full of morons it cant be helped.
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    I'm not at all happy about it. I am very pissed about it to be honest. God knows the horror I would inflict on the person responsible if I found them. Your right Valve has worked hard, for 5 years and then some ***** who thinks he is a l33t hax0r like the rest of the retards that think so and ruins everything for everyone including Valve. People like that should be put to death. Pisses me off insanely.
  5. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    Having the source code of a any program get stolen is a programmers worst nightmare especially for game. The source code for the original half-life game isnt even public yet. There is really no point for any normal person to have the source code and it is nothing like the doom3 leak as the source code is not playable but it can be used by the people that make the cheats for games to make cheats for half-life 2 even before it is released. If this is indeed the real source code for Half-life 2 that got leaked then be prepared to see cheaters in multiplayer the first day it gets released.
  6. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    yeh - it has to be a great blow to have 5 years work stolen just like that - honestly - there is NO fun in playing a unfinished game - it probebly will wind up ruining the game in the end when it is finally release

    valve have said that they are going to redesign large sections of the multiplayer code to avoid cheating - personally i CANNOT abide cheaters it ruins everyone elses experiance - cheating in SP can sometimes be amusing but in MP it just not funny

  7. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Here's another update from ShackNews about the Half-Life 2 leak. Get the whole read here.
    Also another update from Planet Half-Life. I put the link in, but it will probably be gone from the front page soon.
  8. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    A 1GB+ Keylogger?¿?¿

    Virii and gay porn?

    This story gets funnier every day.
  9. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Well, if this, from GamersHell, is true, we've got a long wait for Half-Life 2.
  10. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Posts: 146

    My theory is:

    They didn't finish the game for whatever reason and they needed an excuse to change the date.

    Something related to the videocard performance dilemma maybe... who knows
  11. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Now you're thinking.
  12. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Except that the source code really was stolen. They have a contract to suppy the game with ATI cards, so why would they want to upset ATI?
  13. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Posts: 146

    It's just a supposition... The truth is that HL2 will be disappointingly slow in nvidia cards that are not 5600/5700 or 5900/5950. Maybe what they want is to tweak it more or wait for nvidia to react. With this big corporations you never know what is going on behind the scenese. I just hope this doesn't start to look like duke nukem fornever
  14. running

    running TS Enthusiast Posts: 70

    This has been in the news for a while now, so it’s garnering a lot of publicity. We would have to be very skeptical of the human nature to pretend that they were well aware of the media repercussions a theft like this could have ;). I don’t think it’s part of a scheme; c’mon, in order for this to make sense means that the industry would have to be in the hands of unscrupulous, money-hungry, twisted executives who could sell their own mothers if necessary.
  15. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    I posted this in another thread, but I don't think anybody is looking at that one.

    This, from The Inquirer, kind of echos some thoughts that have been expressed here first.

    If Valve's security really is so weak that it somehow lost the code to a hacker through a purported problem with Microsoft Internet Exploder or Outlook, we need fear no aliens or gremlins invading the world from Alpha Centauri or Sirius or Rigel or wherever. If games designers don't know how to protect their own work, who does?

    Like we said, excuse us for being uncharacteristically cynical, but doesn't the whole thing have the sniff of a fantastic David Blaine-like stunt?
  16. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    The delay is not good for Valve either, as Doom 3 looms on the horizon. HL2 has already been tweaked for Nvidia cards and the only tweaking left is for Nvidia to write faster drivers. ATI payed a lot of money for HL2 so they are likely not very happy, as their promotion in the run up to Christmas is now left somewhat flat.
  17. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    I'm getting more and more convinced this is all just a game Valve is playing with us. Look at this from The Inquirer.
  18. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Posts: 146

    The HL2 Dilemma, continued
    Next is the NFO taken from a supposed patch that fixes the supposed HL2 beta to make it work to some point. I've seen lots of pictuers of HL2, and a 15 minute video I found in the web. If someone here wants those links, ask for them an i'll give you throuh a PM. Don't ask for where to get this patch and the 1.5 Gb beta release, as I'm not giving it to you, neither i downloaded it.

    This text was written by the supposed release group called "Anon", which as hi mentions, is not a group, it just stands for "Anonymous".

    This guy does pretty serious statements in this file. The most revealing thing is that he says that the beta he leaked, was the most current work valve had, the stuff that was supposed to be released 30 september. I don't know you, but I just don't know what to think already.... judge yourself.

    _jQQWQQP?` ___,,,_,. "9WQQQQQQQQD! _wWQQQQQQF
    <QWQQQP' ?TTT$QQQQm, ]QQQb_______jQQQF
    -QQQQQr _mQQQQQ? -$QQQQQ, _aa, jQQQQP
    ]QQQQQm, ?!^ sQQQQQP
    -?QQQQQwa _wQWQQQ@'
    )4QQQQWQwc _awQQWQQD?
    ?$QQQWWQQwa, _aamQQQQQQQP'
    _[ October 8. 2003 ]_____________________________________________
    | |
    | Half-Life 2 - Patch 1, fixes old models |
    | |
    | Company: Valve Corporation ( <a href="http://www.valvesoftware.com" target="_blank">http://www.valvesoftware.com</a> ) |
    | File size: 8 x 15MB |
    | Release: Unknown |

    | |
    | Well, I forgot to update you with the freshest stuff from |
    | Valvesoftware. |
    | |
    | Detonator-52.13-ANON got leaked today, its the new NVidia |
    | drivers for HL2, though i have no fancy video card to test the |
    | driver on. |
    | |
    | Btw., for those of you still thinking -ANON is a group, i have |
    | to say it isnt. Its just Anonymous. |
    | |
    | To all those saying HL2 was delayed because of the hacking |
    | action, ill just remind you that what was leaked is what Valve |
    | has, nothing more and nothing less, so its pretty good to |
    | understand it wasnt finished yet. |
    | |
    | Also I'd like to point out the E3 was one big fake by Valve. |
    | Ever tried to kill that soldier in physicstown ? Notice the |
    | door will still get kicked ? No s*****ed sequences ? |
    | |
    | To everyone saying this is no Beta: I'd like to point out that |
    | THIS is what you wanted Valve to release on 9/30/03, theres no |
    | such thing as a much better release in Valves network! |
    | |
    | To Valve: I suggest you stop lying to your customers about how |
    | much was stolen/compromised, or I'll have to release everything |
    | just to prove my point. And you know what you got, as I do. |
    | |
    | - Anonymous leaker |
    | |

    Oh, by the way. This stuff was found on the net "As Is"... maybe some kiddie wrote it... who nows... so don't blame me if it ain't real.

    Another note,

    The detonator 52.13 drivers mentioned there are already all over the place. that drivers are supposedly the newest ones and should improve hl2 *a lot*. I saw them in Guru3D.com


    As with anything beta, use it at your own risk.
  19. Gavin

    Gavin TS Rookie

    I've got a summary and editorial of the situation up over at TweakTown Gamer.

    Pretty serious stuff, but in the end I don't think it will hurt Half-Life 2 sales.
  20. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    thats the fake one mate ;)
  21. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    OMG the consequences !!!!

    I have to give credit where credit is due...;)

  22. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Um. Yea. *cough* BS! *cough*
  23. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Utter nonscence. They would be sued. Also, you can't just *port* a game to a new engine that quickly - just take a look at how long Halo PC took to get here from its XBox convertion (2 years). Further, Duke Nukem Forever has been scrapped, and may not get taken up again, so don't hold your breath. There are NO performance issues with Unreal engine, and it runs extremely fast. Just take a look at all those framerates in the benchmark tests for graphics cards. Nuff said :=).
  24. Gavin

    Gavin TS Rookie

    Jeez, calm down :).

    I believe this is what we in the industry call, "a joke". :)
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