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Angry Half-Life 2 (portal) playable on non-tegra devices [How to]

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2nd June 2014, 10:18 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all!

I find way to play Half-life 2 on non-tegra devices. I get it run on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Snapdragon 800 version) using app GLTools. Just make sure you install on start GLTools second options (install texture decoders on first gltools install), then download game and set settings for HL2 in GLTools like these:

activate function Optimize GLSL shaders
Use fake gpu info
Template: tegra 4
Simple mapbuffer emulation
Software VBO emulation
Use packed stencil buffer

With these settings and connected moga controller i was able to run game and play it. Its playable but sometimes its get laggy on in bigger arenas. I also get crash bug on the end of first part - after the first elevator part the game hang on a loading screen. Its always crash but it has solution - just start HL2 again, start new game and chose second part, it will be already avaliable and you can continue in playing Enjoy!! For now i have something about 1hour of playing and still no problem. Only thing is sometimes weird textures, but this is done by emulating T4.

And now question on you all - i wonder if its possible to hack google play, that i can see and buy portal too?? I want to try it. I thing Portal will be playable too with these settings.
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2nd June 2014, 03:58 PM   |  #2  
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I couldn't find the software VBO emulation and use packed stencil buffer options
EDIT: Just updated GLTools and got it to work!
Only problem is is when I lock my phone while playing I have to restart the phone cause it sort of freezes

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Cant get it to work on the Samsung s3 mini, it just crashes at the source logo. I saw a similar thread to this on 4pda and portal worked with these settings.
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Game boots, but textures are black. Any fix for that?
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Game boots, but textures are black. Any fix for that?

I've got the same problem! I've tried everything. Happens on portal and half life

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I've got the same problem! I've tried everything. Happens on portal and half life

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UPDATE: Please check if you really selected the right plugin.
Now only the models Textures appears, all other Textures are black. Im lucky i know every single map from both games. So I can navigate with ease even with those. I will play around with settings and see what I can do.
Device tested: Nexus 4 PA 4.2 Beta, Snapdragon 600 - Good FPS, texture bugs.

Fixed everything, i have enabled the other options (sRGB emulation and stuff) and now it works.
Configs for N4
Same as above but enable:
Half-float texture Jack
FBO Attachment (i think thats its name)
sRGB emulation
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Originally Posted by Matsilagi

UPDATE: Please check if you really selected the right plugin.
Now only the models Textures appears, all other Textures are black. Im lucky i know every single map from both games. So I can navigate with ease even with those. I will play around with settings and see what I can do.
Device tested: Nexus 4 PA 4.2 Beta, Snapdragon 600 - Good FPS, texture bugs.

Fixed everything, i have enabled the other options (sRGB emulation and stuff) and now it works.
Configs for N4
Same as above but enable:
Half-float texture Jack
FBO Attachment (i think thats its name)
sRGB emulation

I'm using the nexus 7 2013, what is the right plugin?

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I'm using the nexus 7 2013, what is the right plugin?

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Texture (DE)Compresser (Patent) (GPL)
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Texture (DE)Compresser (Patent) (GPL)

Well textures are great in the main menus but crash while loading the map. Sadfacessss

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I'm using the nexus 7 2013, what is the right plugin?

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Well textures are great in the main menus but crash while loading the map. Sadfacessss

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Sad, it worked for me. I even managed to reach chamber 15.
Hint: If you dont own a MOGA, use the Gamer Keyboard to play it.

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