Half-Life2, Counter-Strike and an Explanation

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Half-life2? counter-strike ? cs source? counter-strike versions? counter-strike sold with half-life2? steampowered? counter-strike in hl2 vs hl1, different?

basically im completely clueless as to this whole cs/hl2 thing.....i wanna get cs....which is the best and why do i have to buy half life to get it? can somebody explain to me the whole business with cs and hl2 in one? and explain steampowered? and what source is? and cs from one half life to the next? and what is condition zero? makes no sense.....why dont they just make cs on its own?.......so clueless to anything cs related, plz explain. thank you thank you
 
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steam is the program that controls everythign related to half life. that means its mods, EVERYTHING. you can buy cs by itself, but if you buy a hl cd key, you can unlock cs along with it. one cd key will get you a few games.

if you buy Half Life 2 Silver pack, you get every single steam game there is: dod, cs, tfc, hl, hl2, cs:s, condition zero, all of that.

if you just want hl2 and cs source, then buy the hl2 bronze package. if you just want cs, then get a hl cd key. theyre real cheap anywhere. if you want both, get the hl2 silver pack for 60 bucks. its worth it.

any 3rd party mod is also played through steam. natural selection, the specialists, anything like that. steam is the future of cs and half life.

condition zero is basically cs 1.6 with upgraded textures, models, weapons, and new maps. i own cz, and thats what i play now more than 1.6. (although i do play 1.6).

anything that says Source is made with the new graphics engine, entitled the Source engine. like counter strike source. there is also half life source (not hl2) which is basically the original hl redone with newer textures and better looking stuff. its really not all that special.

thats pretty much it in a nutshell.
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andywarhol

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cs source comes from which hl?......or are they both source?..........i heard the cs in hl2 is better than cz or the csin hl1...........what u think? can u explain how i get cs without getting hl? buy a cs key? huh?
 
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Half-Life: the original game
-Counter-Strike: Modification, pretty outdated now
-Counter-Strike: Condition Zero - Pretty much the same thing as CS with a few updated graphics.

Half-Life 2: Newest addition to HL, made on a whole new engine (called "Source"). Fancy graphics and physics and everything.
Half-Life: Source - The original Half-Life ported to the Source engine, all it really does is add new water effects and explosions.
Counter-Strike: Source - Counter-Strike ported to the Source engine, adds much better textures, models, physics, and personally, I think it is much better than regular CS.

All Valve games are played through Steam now, you can get Steam at www.steampowered.com. In order to get Half-Life or Counter-Strike, you can either buy HL within Steam, or go to a store and buy HL1, and you will be able to download regular CS for free from Steam, along with any other mods you can find online.

To get Counter-Strike Source, you have to buy Half-Life 2, which is about $50 now, I think, you can get it through Steam as well, or in a store.

Like in3rt!a said, if you want something from HL1 (HL, CS, or it's other mods) and something from HL2, then get the Silver edition through Steam, it's only $10 more...you'll probably be able to find HL1 for $10 in a store as well, but this way you get everything done in one shot.
 
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