Half-Life: Absolute Zero

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Half-Life: Absolute Zero
Half-Life: Absolute Zero cover
Developers
Cobalt-57
Publishers
Cobalt-57
Engines
GoldSrc
Release dates
Windows October 12, 2020
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America, Sci-fi
Series Half-Life
Half-Life 1998
Sven Co-op (unofficial mod) 1999
Half-Life: Opposing Force 1999
Half-Life: Blue Shift 2001
Codename: Gordon 2004
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
Portal (series)
Half-Life: Decay (unofficial port) 2008
Prospekt (unofficial game) 2016
Half-Life: Caged (unofficial mod) 2017
Transmissions: Element 120 (unofficial mod) 2016
Hunt Down The Freeman (unofficial game) 2018
Half-Life 2: Year Long Alarm (unofficial mod) 2018
Halfquake Trilogy (unofficial mod) 2018
Black Mesa (unofficial remake) 2020
Half-Life: Alyx 2020
Half-Life: Restored (unofficial mod) 2020
Half-Life: Absolute Zero (unofficial mod) 2020

Half-Life: Absolute Zero is a total-conversion modification for Half-Life aiming to recreate the original ideas and plans from Valve's award-winning classic that ended up on the cutting room floor.

Key points

The game requires Half-Life to be installed in order to be played
As of October 12th, 2020, the mod has completely ceased development and will be delisted from Steam. The mod can still be downloaded from the official ModDB page or by pasting steam://install/812440 in your web browser

General information

Official ModDB Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/812440/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/812440/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
use the console command default_fov to adjust
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows 95
Processor (CPU) Pentium 166+
System memory (RAM) 32 MB RAM
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 3D Accelerator card

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/812440/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (812440) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References