Both games received some important updates for the open source platform
After launching the original Half-Life and Counter-Strike 1.6 Beta on Steam for Linux, Valve has now started to push updates for the two games.Both games are pretty stable, especially after so many updates over the years, but it seems that the version for the Linux platform will need some further improvements.
Here are some highlights for the new Half-Life update (it also applies to Counter-Strike 1.6 Beta):
• The ability to override default content has been added;
• Content downloaded from servers now goes into a separate valve_downloads (or cstrike_downloads ) folder, so you can easily clean up unwanted files;
• Updated Video options tab to better expose new configuration settings and remove unused ones;
• Increased maximum allowed rate setting to 100,000.
More details about Half-Life and can be found on the official Steam website.