If you are new to Half-Life
or you just load it up and shoot some bad guys... you
probably don't know what the 'Console' is.
It is a way of accessing
features, settings, launching games etc. To access it,
you have to enable it. That is fairly simple.
I'm going to presume
you know how to make a shortcut to a file on your computer
and that you know where you installed Half-Life to on
be like this.
access the console:
1. Make yourself
a shortcut to the Half-Life executable [x:\sierra\half-life\hl.exe]
on your Desktop or wherever you want the shortcut to
2. Once the shortcut is made, test it by launching
3. Now, bring up the shortcuts properties. On
the second tab [Shortcut] you should see something like
You need to add a new parameter into the Target: field.
In the Target: field add the following: -console.
Your shortcut properties should now look something like
can now click on Apply,
and test out your modified shortcut.
Half-Life with your 'console enabled' shortcut
and you should see a new option on the main menu 'Console':
for a larger image.
the cosole just click on the button on the main menu.
When you are in the game press the `
key to bring down the console.
now successfully enabled the console in Half-Life. Have
fun using it.