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you do not need to extract any thing to play condition zero. just launch it from the 'Play Games' menu in Steam.
People, when you get the error no physical data to write, means that the file you have is locked by steam, explaining better, you haven't installed the game yet, so all the content of the file will be extractable, only when you buy the game. The FAQ ansewer to that problem doesn't mean exactly this.
n1 putting encrypted files in grey, maybe people will stop posting "how do i get HL2 without paying" now
But there is something I discovered, the file comes encrypted, but when you buy the game and steam unlocks the file, this file is "physicaly" modified, so it stays unlocked. So if a good soul share his unlocked GCF on eMule for exemple, you can extract everything inside it. To test it, I installed steam from scratch, downloaded some GCF files(they came locked), then I made a copy of that locked file to other folder, I registered my counter-strike, then the file was unlocked, then I made a file compare with the locked and unlocked. There is a LOT of differences between them(note: the file size is the same). And other thing, I installed steam again, and unlocked the file again and compared with the previously unlocked file, again there is differences between them(don't know exactly why).
Thats what I'm hoping. It also helps browsing GCF files with mixed content like source engine.gcf.
Steam doesn't download the GCF file directly, it downloads the files that are part of the GFC file and creates a GCF files on the fly (probably a good thing as you can pause and resume download with ease). Now it downloads these files in the order they appear in the directory (so if you downloaded the same GCF file twice it should probably be the same) but remember these files get patched which means Steam may have to fragment them and a fragmented (patched) file probably won't be the same as a fresh (unpatched) file.
How can you tell if a file is encrypted within a GCF file? I realize that it's greyed out if you open it in GCFScape, but I'd like to know how you could tell if you were to open it in a hex editor for example. What flags are set differently to identify it as a locked/encrypted file?
The GCF file format can be found here. The flags are stored in GCFDIRECTORYENTRY.DirectoryType (we weren't certain they were flags when we first wrote up the format) and the mask is 0x00000100. In HLLib CGCFFile.GetItemsFlags() will return the above value.
Hey Dudes... Ur Tips are great. I have all GCF-Files from the german Reatail Release extracted. I started the small Hl2.exe and then Problem: Unable to get IFileSystem Interface from filesystem factory. I know that the Problems were in the CSS Beta too, but what can i do,,,Plz help me,,, wanna play offline HL2
yo do not need to extract anything to play the game. gust run the game from the 'play games' menu.
Removed malicious content.
Can I extract all HLČ files include the Soundtrack, models and textures? I must download the .NET-Framework... WITH a 112 Kbit connection!!!!! So, if i canŽt start modding, i wont download the .NET-Framework except gcf-scape.
You need both Tools. U nee Net Framework to work with GCF-Scape. But i tried to extract the files from the Original GCF-Files too, but some files are saved. u need to Unlocked them first by Steam. If anyone hafe Unlocked GCF Files for download, thats perfect then :-)
hm, but whats with the F u C **ing Securom Copy-Protection. Its there too.@Every start from HLČ or CS Source It wants the Original DVD. Is there a NO-DVD-Crack anywhere???
Hmm, Good Luck@all 2 Play this wonderfull Game
Thanks for the information about the encrypted files ! When a GCF file has not been downloaded completely, do the unfinished files show up in the directory entries? If so, is there any way to tell that it isn't complete (such as a flag or something) other than looking through all the block entries for that file? Thanks!
OK... I bought HLČ, and I have unlocked HLČ and I finished the game. So can I extract every file?
as I have asid, you do not need to extract ANYTHING
if you own HL2, then you can download the SDK through Steam and set up hammer4 to map for HL2. Hammer4 will use the resources directly from the GCF so you do not need to extract anytihg.
if you own the game, the GCF files are unlocked.
like-wise, if you own the game, then you have acess to the origional CD/DVDs. problem solved.
please do not continue asking how to hack/bypass security for HL2. we do not support it.
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