Download / Install

Using Steam:

  1. Hoss


    Using the “Steam” application on your computer, install “Half-Life” (currently $9.99).

  2. Play “Half-Life” at least once, to establish proper directory structure.
  3. Shut down “Steam.”
  4. Download and unzip:
  5. Copy the resulting “wantedsp” folder to:
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\wantedsp
    ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Half-Life/wantedsp
  6. Restart the Steam application on your computer.
  7. Start the Wanted! mod from Steam. Log into, “Library”, “All Games”, and you will see “Wanted!” in the list. If you don’t see Wanted! in the list, restart your computer and log back into Steam.
  8. On the in game start screen, click “Find Servers”
  9. On top tab click “Favorites”
  10. On bottom tab click “Add a Server”
  11. In new box, without quotes, enter “”, then click “Add this address to favorites”
  12. Double click on “Half-Life:  Wanted!“.

Without Steam / With WON2 network:

  1. Follow player step by step setup guide for WON2 network
  2. Download and unzip:
  3. Copy the resulting “wantedsp” folder to:
    C:\Program Files\Half-Life\wantedsp
  4. Create a shortcut on your desktop “C:\Program Files\Half-Life\hl.exe” -game wantedsp -console
  5. Execute the shortcut
  6. Click Multiplayer, then Internet Games.
  7. Look for server “Half-Life Wanted!” or click “Add server” and type:
  8. Right click on the server, then left click on “Add to favorites”
  9. Double click on server
  10. If running 32 bit system game will begin.
  11. If running 64 bit system may get error: “could not load library C:\Program Files\Half—Life\wantedsp\cl_dlls\client.dll
  12. Click OK. Game will shut down.
  13. Create a subdirectory called ‘hide’ within C:\Program Files\Half—Life\wantedsp\cl_dlls\
    ..and move client.dll into that new folder.
  14. Launch the game again, click Multiplayer, then Internet Games, then click on the server. You will get the error:
    Could not connect to game server Reason: Your .dl l[cl_dlls/client.dll] differs from the server’s.
  15. Game will not shut down. Leave it open.
  16. Move client.dll back into its original position: C:\Program Files\Half—Life\wantedsp\cl_dlls\client.dll
  17. Click on the server again. Game will connect.


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