Half-Life 1 on Wine

Almost 20 years after game release I wanted to play it to check if it provokes same feelings.

As I’m on MacOS now, the obvious choice was to use Wine to run the game.

After setting Wine environment and installing the game, it turned out that although the game starts up, it’s completely un-usable as we can see just 1/3 of the screen, without any option to change the resolution:

$ wine hl.exe -startwindowed


The hint is to start the game in windowed mode.

Then – go to Game Options, change the resolution to the maximum available, un-tick windowed mode and quit.

Next time, just start it in traditional way:

$ wine hl.exe

Happy gaming.

Half-Life 1 on Wine
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