Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

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Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch cover
Developers
Valve Corporation
Engines
Source
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2004
macOS (OS X) September 30, 2010
Linux March 16, 2013
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch guide at StrategyWiki
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch at Wikipedia
Half-Life
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Half-Life: Blue Shift 2001
Half-Life: Source 2004
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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
Half-Life: Decay (unofficial port) 2008
Black Mesa TBA

General information

Unofficial Half-Life Wiki
GitHub Issue Tracker for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch and other Source-based games
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use -novid command line argument[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\hl2mp\cfg
macOS (OS X)
Linux <path-to-game>/
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

-window -noborder[citation needed]
  1. Find Half-Life 2: Deathmatch 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 key map settings.
In-game mouse/gamepad settings.
In-game mouse/gamepad settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Over-all game volume and separate music slider.
Surround sound
7.1, 5.1 surround sound, 4 speaker surround.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
"Silence the audio while the game window is in the background" check box.

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English

Network[edit]

In-game multiplayer settings.
In-game multiplayer settings.
For more information, see the "Source Dedicated Server" section of our Source engine article.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16 Versus
Online play
16 Versus
The max player limit can be increased externally

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Use connect [IP address here] in the console.

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 27015
UDP (outbound) 27005, 27015, 27020, 51840

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
iZ3D
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Available under Video Settings.
OSVR

Issues fixed[edit]

Purple and black broken textures[edit]

A generic fix for this issue can be found on our Source engine page.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6, 7, 8, 8.1, 9
OpenGL 2.1 OS X and Linux only.
Shader Model support 2, 3
64-bit executable
OS X and Linux only.[citation needed]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok Heavily modified variant.
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video Used for startup videos and in-game movies.
Multiplayer Steamworks

Console commands[edit]

Games running on the Source engine can utilize Source Engine Console Commands for various tasks.
Enabling the console in Source games[citation needed]
  1. Launch the game
  2. From the main menu select Options
  3. Select the Keyboard tab
  4. Click the Advanced button
  5. Check the box next to Enable developer console (~)
  6. Click Apply

Notes

Press ~ to open the console.
Some commands may first require you enabling sv_cheats. You can do so with sv_cheats 1.
Many servers will not allow you to play with cheats enabled, or will disable them upon entering the server.
Users without a US keyboard may experience some problems.

Launch options[edit]

View this Steam Support Article regarding launch options as well as the relevant Valve Developer wiki page for further information and a list of useful Source engine launch options.
Enabling a launch parameter[citation needed]
  1. Find the game in your Steam Library
  2. Right-click the game name
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Set Launch Options...
  5. Input your selected launch options and separate each command with a space
  6. Press OK
  7. Launch the game

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.8 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8
ATI X1600
Intel HD 3000

References

  1. New 120Hz Games Report