I can't play esf

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hey, when i try to play esf, it says it cant find hl.exe. what should i do?
 
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Are you using Steam?
I have steam, i'm not running esf off it, i dont know how

Are you using version 1.2.3 of ESF?
yes

Are you trying to run any ESF add-ons?
not that i know of

What game are you trying to install ESF into?
counter-strike, it's not source, just counter-strike

Are you behind a router or firewall?
no

Are all your drivers updated?
i think so

What in-game video mode are you using?
i dont understand

If you have an error message, what is the exact error message?
it couldn't find file hl.exe
 
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You need to install it into the Steam directory using either Half-Life 1, Counter-Strike, or Day of Defeat.

You won't be able to use Counter-Strike if you got it in a bundle package with Condition-Zero.
 
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what do i do to install it into the steam directory, and i didnt get it in a bundle pack
 
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Simply download the full installer and install into your Counter-Strike directory.
 
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i did that, but counter-strike isnt in steam, what should i do? btw, i havent played counter-strike in years, i never used steam
 
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You need to install Steam. Then input your Counter-Strike CD-Key into it. Once you do that, you can install ESF.
 
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bah, i gotta have the cd-key? i didnt know i need it it for esf, it was stolen years ago. crap, well thanks for the help
 
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just buy half-life, it's $10 - $20 bucks these days in stores or purchase it via steam.
 
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actually, i just bought a cd key off ebay from a realiable company, so ill be playing with you guys soon.
 
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ok, ive gotten the cd key and can play counter strike and i followed the instructions on how to instal it but it still isnt showing up on steam. is the counter strike directory c drive/sierra/counterstrike?
 
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No. You need to install it into your Steam directory.

Also, please don't double post.
 
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Your directory should look somewhat like this:
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Your Account\Your Game\esf
 
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Try to use the installer defaults Directory if it directly points at Half-life on steam, I had (on my way to installing it, bought a new PC :p ) it on C:/Program Files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/Account/Half-Life.

You MUST run half-life at least once before installing and playing it.

Hope this helps.
 
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Hookshot12 said:
ok, ive gotten the cd key and can play counter strike and i followed the instructions on how to instal it but it still isnt showing up on steam. is the counter strike directory c drive/sierra/counterstrike?
You must register the cd key with steam and let steam gather the required game content it needs.
 

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