Half-Life is nearly 20 years old, but Valve is still fine-tuning the PC game. A patch is now live on Steam that fixes a handful of bugs. It’s the first time that the developer has updated the classic first-person shooter in four years.
It’s not the most interesting list of patch notes, although they’ll be appreciated by those who play to Half-Life to this day. Here’s the rundown:
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
Here’s another thing that this update fixed, according to one Redditor. It’s a weapon-dropping exploit that caused everyone to be disconnected from the game’s server:
The majority of these changes are security-related, which is an important fix. But what the fans on Steam really want from Valve is ... well, you know exactly what they want.
Keep dreaming, guys.