Half-Life CD Menu Sounds Restored

A Sound Mod for Half-Life

Restoring the CD version of Half-Life...One step at a time.

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DESCRIPTION:
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Like many of you know, when HALF-LIFE was ported to Steam, it lost some features and functions that could be considered a large part of HALF-LIFE's aesthetic. One of these features was the specialized main menu, which HALF-LIFE and all HALF-LIFE based games benefited from.

With the Steam re-release, the entire menu was changed (apparently to support Steamworks), along with the sounds of the menu. These sounds are gross, so I changed them back to the CD version's.

Please note: the only sounds used by the menu is the release-click button sound. This means you won't hear that special "woop" effect when the text zoomed closer to the screen in the CD version. I cannot fix this, but the main button click sound along with the silent button rolling is there.

I didn't see anyone else upload a mod like this, restoring the proper sound. I have tried to make it as high definition and close as possible to the CD version.

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NOTES:
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I wholeheartedly recommend using this mod with HowardHeyman's "Half-Life WON Menu Re-Creation" mod! This mod compliments that one absolutely beautifully, and helps to fully re-create that CD version experience.

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ISSUES:
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None!

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Enjoy!

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VERSIONS:
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--For the BLUE SHIFT version, click here!

--For the OPPOSING FORCE version, click here!

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AlyMar1994
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Valve Software
Creators of HALF-LIFE (and the aforementioned sounds this mod is based on), the HALF-LIFE brand, Steam, and all related titles.
Gearbox Software
Creators of the "buttonrollover.wav" sound effect, taken from HALF-LIFE: OPPOSING FORCE's "null.wav" sound effect.
The Audacity Team
Creators of Audacity, an easy to use editor and mixer for sound and music.

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