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    HEXUS.gaming :: The First 15 : Half Life 2: Lost Coast

    Much as gamers love to hate the Steam online content delivery system, you’ve got to admit that when a great big free add-on pack comes along, not having to go off hunting for a server to get the new stuff from is always a good thing. So after just 45 minutes of starting up Steam, I was playing Lost Coast, the long awaited ‘extra’ bit to the seminal Half Life 2.With the clock running to keep me to a strict 15 minutes, here’s my initial thoughts....



    Check out our first impressions on HEXUS.gaming.
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    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

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    lol You can complete that in under 15 minutes easily anyway, although it isn't a full game so a full review can't really be judged

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    Looks lovely, but runs like a pig on my 9800Pro, unless I turn lots of detail down


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    Anyone got it running on a sys similer to mine?

    Just downloading now...
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    imc, i was running it on a ti4200

    that was painful, i didnt realise it was just showing off graphics

    so i got 4 mins of hl2 gameplay, with a cool church

    still, nice of them to deliver it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    Anyone got it running on a sys similer to mine?

    Just downloading now...
    My system is identicle to yours. It works, but with the recommended settings on, it's quite stuttery, so I turned them all down by one notch (except the HDR obviously), then it was fine.

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    it can take 15mins to get through if you take a good look around and listen to all the comentary.

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    LOL.

    Lost Coast, first 15 mins, and only 15 mins.

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    hey, it's free we can't complain

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    Ran fine at 1600x1200 @ full everything, v/sync off.

    I enjoyed it, looked lovely, commentary was a nice touch.

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    It ran fine on my system really (See specs).

    It was running on 1024x768 though, but it didn't bother me.

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    ran for me, looked nice, waited for it for ages, was free and the commentry did help make me understand why they did stuff

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    I just got this and went trhough with the commentary... I must admit, until it explained exactly what the HDR did I hadn't noticed it.. and I've been playing DOD:S since it came out now I'm dying lots more cos I'm looking around, noticing all the little effects.. going "ooooh" and not noticing the MG opening up on me 10 metres away

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    I had to format for my X1800, and i can't install HL2, error reading from disk.

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