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Half-Life 2 #132346
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I understand that there is no manual for Half-Life 2. I went into options and wrote down some key designations (use item "e") etc. But I don't see anything that tells you how to interact with people. Are there any instructions anywhere? nu2gaming

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Re: Half-Life 2 #132347
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In the game, go to options and then controls. This will show you how your control keys are setup. Interact is the same as "use". I think with this game it is the "E" key.
Also, I'm pretty sure that there is a manual in the game folder.

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Re: Half-Life 2 #132348
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I've just left the plaza, entered the building and witnessed the Combines attacking people in an apt. I went up the stairs and some guy is calling me into a room and tells me to go to the roof. Combines rush in and beat everyone, (me apparently to death). I tried running up the stairs but there is a pile of furniture in the way. No matter what I do I get killed. nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132350
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Thanks friedmonkey; This thing needs a manual. I'm at the planks blocking my way (after lab) and I don't know how to use the crowbar. I can see it, I'm at the planks but pressing the "e" key does nothing. How could they not have a manual? Do they just assume that everyone has played the original game and knows all this stuff? nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132351
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To use any weapon (and the crowbar is your first weapon) use your left mouse button. You should be able to switch weapons, after you have more than one, with your mouse wheel (if you have one).

You're on your way now! bravo

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Re: Half-Life 2 #132352
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Sorry friedmonkey; I've pressed the left mouse like crazy and I'm not getting any movement. nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132353
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Strange...the default controls must have changed somehow. In the game, go into options and then controls and click the default button. This will reset all of the controls to default.

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Re: Half-Life 2 #132355
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Good morning; Once I have used a weapon (in this case the crowbar) how do I put it away? nu2gaming

EDIT: I'm in the hallway (at the Medical Console at the beginning of Chapter 3: Route Kanal) and I don't know how to put away the crowbar. Everytime I try to use the Med. Console I just keep hitting it with the crowbar. Someone please help. nu2gaming

EDIT 2: What happens if your suit goes down to 0?
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Re: Half-Life 2 #132356
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Hi nu2gaming wave

I just checked inside my Half Life 2 box and there is no manual. However, there is a Quick Reference Card that lists all of the controls. Don't you have one?

You can't put away your weapons. The reason you can't get the Medical Console to respond is because you are using your left mouse button which is the attack button. Try using your "E" key with the console. That is your USE button.

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Re: Half-Life 2 #132360
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Is there anyway to get Gordon to just inch forward? He always seems to go farther than I want him to and gets killed. nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132361
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Try holding down your left Shift key while moving forward.

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Re: Half-Life 2 #132362
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Thanks friedmonkey; Right now I'm at just after turning water valve. I'm back up at main room needing to jump in and find large valves. I've tried this a couple of times but ran out of oxygen and died. Think I'll take a break. nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132363
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hi guys/gals; okay, what is the secret? I've been fooling with these blue barrels for a long time. Are there only supposed to be three? I'm thinking I have to get this ramp to tip, but I've pushed the barrels as far as I can get them and it still isn''t tipping. What now? duh nu2gaming


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Put all the barrels in the water. Then jump in and put all the barrels inside the underwater cage to raise the ramp. I don't remember how many barrels there are. wave


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132365
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Thanks friedmonkey; You're not gonna believe this but I just found the fourth barrel and faught like h*** to get it up on land (it was inside the underwater cage)! cry nu2gaming

EDIT: Got it! Made the jump, thanks to you. thumbsup praise nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132368
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Somebody; help I'm in the complex facing the machine gun nest. How do I use the grenades? nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132369
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You use the grenades just like any other weapon. You need to scroll through your weapons until you are holding a grenade. Press your left mouse button to throw it.

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Re: Half-Life 2 #132374
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Hi; Yesterday I made some quick saves and thought I'd go back to them today but they're gone. Has anyone else had this happen? Do the quick saves delete for some reason? nu2gaming

EDIT: I've just discovered some green cans that look a lot like the grenades. I can pick them up and carry them around but I don't know what to do with them. I've found 5 of them in a room in the complex where I killed some guards. What are they and can I use them some way?


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No, the quick saves don't get deleted. How are you trying to access your saves? Are you clicking on "load game" from the main menu?

The green cans are probably nothing important. This game engine allows the ability to pick up almost anything.

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Re: Half-Life 2 #132376
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I'm clicking on load game and then choosing from the list of saved games. It's just that yesterday I had some saves earlier than I finally quit for the day and I thought I'd go back to them and try to improve my weapons and health but they are gone. I save often and my later games were still there but my earlier games are not. nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132377
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Well, I finally made it through the gauntlet. Phew. 9 points of health. Got to the basket with supplies and have now landed and shot the lock off a gate, entered a building and got the 357. Then fought my way outside. For the life of me I cannot find an exit from the yard full of container cars and a chopper is shooting at me! How do I get out of here? (This part is where I'm supposed to get the machine gun that will shoot down the choppers.) nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132378
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rotfl Maybe I need a patch? Please help. nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132379
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No patches needed for Steam games nu2gaming. They are automatically updated through the internet when Steam starts.

Regarding the saves, when you go to the load screen, there should be a tab for Auto saves (which the game does itself) and a tab for Quick saves (the ones that you make yourself while playing). Make sure you click on the tab that says "Quick Saves". See if they are in there.

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Re: Half-Life 2 #132380
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Hi Rusty; When I click on the icon (on my desktop) to load the game it says "loading" then I get a menu: New Game; Load Game; Friends; Options; Quit. I click on "Load Game" and get a screen that says, "Select a saved game in the list below, then click "load game". When I scroll thru the list of saves, a lot of them are gone. Sometimes I have to repeat two days of game play to return to the spot where I last saved. I don't know what is happening. The last two days of game play were tough and I've had to repeat them. nu2gaming


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Re: Half-Life 2 #132381
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How are you manually saving the game? There should be both Quick saves and Auto saves on the load screen to choose from.

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