I didn't make it!
i installed steam, updated it and everything then i installed half life 1 and steam cant find it. so i cant update hl1 or play online know whats wrong?
Does HL1 come up on the Add/Remove Programs? i dont know if it necessarily has to be in order but I installed HL1 first and downloaded steam later after i got HL1 installed and patched? Try just finding where HL1 installed to and start it up without steam. It should be C:\SIERRA\Half-Life\hl.exe as default. I guess you will probably have to manually patch it, i dont think steam updates HL1, so download the 184.108.40.206 patch.