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 mods and fangames
Subseries of Half-Life
Sven Co-op 1999
Synergy 2005
MINERVA 2013
Half-Life: Before 2013
Headcrab Frenzy! 2015
Prospekt 2016
Transmissions: Element 120 2016
Half-Life 2: DownFall 2017
Half-Life: Caged 2017
Entropy: Zero 2017
Half-Rats: Parasomnia 2017
Base Defense 2017
Half-Life 2: Year Long Alarm 2018
Halfquake Trilogy 2018
Hunt Down the Freeman 2018
Black Mesa 2020
Half-Life: Restored 2020
Half-Life 2: Genry's Great Escape from City 13 2020
Half-Life: Absolute Zero 2020
Amalgam 2020
Snowdrop Escape 2021
Requiem of Science 2022
Swelter 2023
Wilson Chronicles EA
Half-Life Decay: Solo Mission TBA
Lost Squad TBA
Operation: Black Mesa TBA
Hard-Life TBA

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 12, 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]

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