PS2 Half-Life: Blue Shift (unofficial PS2 port)

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    Not long ago (23 May 2018) new mod for PS2 called Blue Shift has been released.
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    More info can be found here:
    Version 1.0 comes out:
     
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    Final version 1.0 comes out.

    • Playing Dreamcast Half-Life: Blue Shift on ... Playstation 2:
    • === WARNING ===
      Saves from previous builds are not working again as I found an option to separate Blue Shift saves from the main game so it is no longer possible to cause crash by loading save from wrong game.
    • === Version 1.0 changelog ===
      - The game is completely stable now. Instabilities were caused by a bug in the game code:
      reference to every used file is stored in RAM inside special section and unused references are never cleared.
      When this file reference list goes out of bounds all sorts of crazy things can happen.
      So I made a hack that increases size of this section from ~206KiB to 512KiB
      - Added save game isolation to prevent crashes by loading saves from wrong games
      - Merged HD and SD models into one ISO and made in-game selector to choose between them
      - Added an option to play with Dreamcast models (and maps)
      - I found out that I messed up soundtrack in previous builds.
      Correct PC soundtrack would play now if you choose to play with PC models and authentic Dreamcast soundtrack
      would play if you choose to play with Dreamcast or PS2 models
      - There should be less rescaling artifacts on map textures
      - Lots of other small improvements that I forgot about
    • === Known flaws ===
      - Big framerate drops in some areas
      - Wierd glass behaviour in some areas
      - PC models can cause some minor graphical glitches on PS2
      - Scientists inside intro elevator are non-solid to prevent major glitches,
      but elevator can still drain some HP from player
    • Due to the fact that today it is difficult to buy a CD with a good quality,
      so I recommend to copy the image to the "CD" directory.
      and put it on your USB drive.
      Launch it with OPL.

      Here you can find the latest OPL BETA version:
      https://akuhak.github.io/test_build/.

      The (ISO) image on the USB drive cannot be fragmented.

      This mod is from the NTSC region U\C,
      so the OPL must be started with the E1 launch keys at the cold boot.
      Because without this method there are problems with sound.

      If you have NTSC U\C console, enable PS2 logo in settings.


      This game should works normally without cold boot or PS2 logo.
      All these problems was fixed in OPL rev 1289.

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