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Half Life released for Linux after 14 years

After a delay of 14 years since it was first released for proprietary operating systems, the first version of Half Life, one of the most popular and influential first person shooter games of recent times, has now been released for the Linux platform, according to Softpedia.

A screenshot from Half Life.
A screenshot from Half Life.

Half Life is based on a heavily modified Quake engine and has both open source OpenGL and proprietary Direct3D capabilities. Softpedia believes a Linux release would have been possible a long time ago, but was probably never considered.

Half Life for Linux can be downloaded from Steam and costs £5.99.