what if he doesn't have steam? I hated that and had the hardest time when i first joined in 2004, i didn't have steam so it was a pain. (not to rag on anyone, or to be mean.) So if you dont have steam then there is a way to do this...
1. open half life
2. go to custom game and load esforces
3. go to lan game
4. click on create game
5. input what you want the game to do such as how many bots, or whatever.
6.then start it up.
I think i got everything. I just hope i dont get a warning or a banning for beating on steam or for saying this, i dont know what can get yourself banned anymore.
Playing without Steam is not recommended as ESF 1.2.3 was not designed or tested for anything else. If you decide to bypass Steam, you will not get any support for bugs you may encounter here on the forums.
oh, that makes a lot more sense now, pain. i just thought that all of the people (including administration) just assumed that the person they were helping had steam (just because all of you recommend it to play esf). Well, now that the whole mess with steam is cleared up, sorry for beating all of you down.