Half-Life: Blue Shift

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Half-Life: Blue Shift
Half-Life Blue Shift.jpg
Developers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
June 12, 2001
OS X
March 30, 2013
Linux
March 30, 2013
Half-Life: Blue Shift at Steam Charts
Half-Life: Blue Shift at SteamDB
 Half-Life: Blue Shift at Wikipedia
Half-Life
Half-Life 1998
Half-Life: Opposing Force 1999
Half-Life: Blue Shift 2001
Half-Life: Decay (unofficial port/mod) 2001
Half-Life: Source 2004
Half-Life 2 2004
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch 2004
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast 2005
Half-Life Deathmatch: Source 2006
Half-Life 2: Episode One 2006
Half-Life 2: Episode Two 2007
Black Mesa (unofficial mod) 2012

General information

More information Unofficial Half-Life Wiki
More information GitHub Issue Tracker for Half-Life: Blue Shift and other GoldSrc-based games
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums

Availability[edit]

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Amazon.com Retail Steamicon.png Only available as Half-Life: Anthology, Comes with Steam Key
Steam Steamicon.png

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix -nointroLink

  1. Find Half-Life: Blue Shift in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -nointro
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\Half-Life\bshift\
OS X <path-to-game>/Half-Life/bshift/
Linux <path-to-game>/Half-Life/bshift/
Information *.cfg store the configuration.
Disadvantage This game does not support the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\Half-Life\bshift\SAVE\
OS X <path-to-game>/Half-Life/bshift/SAVE
Linux <path-to-game>/Half-Life/bshift/SAVE/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Impossible
Field of view (FOV) Hackable Can be changed using default_fov command
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Unknown

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Fix -window -noborderLink

  1. Find Half-Life: Blue Shift in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input -window -noborder
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse/joystick settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Native
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Impossible
Controller remapping Native
Controller Y-axis inversion Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native
Subtitles Impossible
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Impossible
French Native Unknown Impossible
German Native Unknown Impossible

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes before entering main menu (Windows)[edit]

Fix Game crashes before main menuLink

Try adding the Half-Life: Blue Shift executable to your Windows DEP-Settings. Under Windows 7 you have to take the following steps:

  1. Click Start
  2. Right click on Computer and select Properties
  3. In the System window click Advanced system settings on the left
  4. Under the Advanced tab in the Perfomance section click on Settings...
  5. Select Data Execution Prevention tab and click Add
  6. Navigate to your Half-Life: Blue Shift folder and Open hl.exe
  7. Click on Apply and you should be able to start Blue Shift
If you don't know where the Blue Shift folder is located, right click on Half-Life: Blue Shift in your Steam client, select Properties and under the tab Local Files click on Browse Local Files.

Other information[edit]

Console commands[edit]

Information Games running on the GoldSrc engine can utilize GoldSrc Engine Console Commands for various tasks.
Information The console is enabled by default in GoldSrc games, press the tilde key (~) to open it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
XP
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 96 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
4 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM 32 MB of VRAM
OS X
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 8
ATI X1600
Intel HD 3000
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 8600/9600GT
ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600
(Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11)
OpenGL 2.1 compatible