The latest update for Half-Life, v188.8.131.52, has been released. This patch is in preparation for the v184.108.40.206 update which will include new voice communication and multicast spectator technologies. The only new features in v220.127.116.11 are a new AutoUpdate utility, bundled Deathmatch Classic (DMC) mod, and a few bug fixes.
The new Half-Life AutoUpdate utility is based on the Tribes 2 AutoUpdate utility (remember that both games are published by Sierra). It gets a list of mirror sites from Valve and then downloads and installs the correct patch file for your version of Half-Life. (Gameplanet is a Half-Life AutoUpdate and Tribes 2 AutoUpdate mirror site.)
Although you can download the patch files manually, any users who already have DMC installed should use the AutoUpdater to avoid re-downloading DMC.
There are two versions of the update. One is for owners of Half-Life; the other is for owners of Half-Life: Counter-Strike (the retail product). Please note that the HL: CS update is just the equivalent of the HL update — it does not change Counter-Strike at all, and so there is no new CS mod version for Half-Life users.
To begin the update you need to download the correct version of the AutoUpdate utility for your edition of Half-Life. Then run the utility and it will download and install any necessary patches.
- * AutoUpdate utility for Half-Life owners
* AutoUpdate utility for Half-Life: Counter-Strike RETAIL owners
You can find more files (including the patches) in the Half-Life category on Gameplanet Downloads.