Original Half-Life Alpha Preview Build Leaks
Redditor jackaljayzer posted a thread a couple of weeks ago stating that he was in possession of an Alpha build of the original Half-Life. After much discussion about how to get the contents off the disc, the files were eventually uploaded and made available for download. The original disc is also now on Ebay, and has already reached a value of over $300.
To get the Alpha working you’ll have to put in a bit of work. You’ll either need to run a virtual operating system, or you’ll need a machine with an OS from circa 1997, when this build was made.
Or you could just watch it instead of sullying your memories of Half-Life’s awesomeness, since there’s already plenty of video available on YouTube. See examples below, taken from YouTube user MarphitimusBlackimus:
Thanks RockPaperShotgun for the heads up.
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