misfitofscience Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:17pm
Have Half-Life 2, but it tells me I don't
When I hit Play, it tells me that I need Half-Life 2, but I already own HL2 and have it installed. Anybody else getting this? Any advice?
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Johnny Fronthole Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:27pm 
I think you need episode one installed.
misfitofscience Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
Ahhh thanks.
CrissCrow Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:03pm 
I have both Half Life 2 and Episode one installed yet it doesn't let me install it.
Roshambo!: The Name Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
I have neither HL2 nor Episode 1 installed, and I just beat it. I do have garrys mod installed, so that probably has the necessary files
F1st Br34k3r Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:17pm 
Originally posted by Dutch Wilkerson.CB:
I have neither HL2 nor Episode 1 installed, and I just beat it. I do have garrys mod installed, so that probably has the necessary files

You don't need it installed, you only need to own episode 1
Roshambo!: The Name Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:24pm 
oh. well. at least I only needed to download about 1gb of data then, rather than the 4gb it quoted me.

swenor Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:22pm 
Originally posted by misfitofscience:
When I hit Play, it tells me that I need Half-Life 2, but I already own HL2 and have it installed. Anybody else getting this? Any advice?
100% you did not read the store page for this.

This award-winning mod is distributed for free, but it requires Half-Life 2: Episode One to play.
Crimson May 3, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
Yeah you need Hl2: ep 1 to play other wise it wont work.
Dutch May 7, 2013 @ 12:22am 
So long as you own EP1, all you need to do is go to the store page and press the Play button. It will download Minerva Metastasis and add it to your game library. If you don't have EP1 installed, it will show up as "download paused" unless you continue the download/install to replay that too.
Last edited by Dutch; May 7, 2013 @ 12:26am
a2020vision Jul 1, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
I'm having the same problem.

I own (and have installed, not that it matters) Half Life 2: Episode 1. When I click "Play Game" from Minerva's page, a dialog box opens. Its title is "Game unavailable" and the text says "This game is not ready to be played in offline mode."

I'm not sure if it's worth noting, but on Minerva's page there is a yellow callout that says "This game requires that you own Half-Life 2: Episode One. Click here for the Half-Life 2: Episode One store page." Which is baffling, since as I've said I do own HL2E1.
tark Jul 8, 2013 @ 4:25pm 
I have the same issue, I have HL2E1 installed in the default directories but when I press play it just gives the the error message that I need HL2E1 installed. I've turned steampipe on and off, restarted Steam, deleted and re installed HL2e1 and it still thinks I don't have it.
Jean Kirstein Jun 20 @ 4:09pm 
I have Half life 2 and half life 2 episode 2 but not half life 2 episode 1 (half life 2 IS half life 2 episode 1 but apparently they are considered seperate games) so I am unable to play this mod unless I buy the same game twice? Not worth it.
Roshambo!: The Name Jun 20 @ 5:48pm 
Uhhh, Jean, you're confused. Half Life 2: Episode One is "the sequel" to Half life 2. They intended to release episodic content but they failed miserably on Episode 3. You need "Episode One" to play this.
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