Mar 23, · Mar 23, 06 at pm (PST) ^. re: stuck on 'follow freeman' please help!!!! Go up a level. A sniper will appear in front of you. Either make your way next to . Dec 08, · Re: half life 2 crashes on loading screen Hi Vyper13, welcome to TSF! It seems to be a Vista problem, I installed it to see if it happened for me and I had the same problem. HL2 crashes instantly unless run in windowed mode. However, I was able . Sep 25, · I've just installed half-life original and everything went smoothly. I then started the game, and when I select to start game in the menu I get a message from half-life saying insert CD, then a messagesaying ' could not validate half-life'. I have one optical drive, a DVD/CDRW drive. I looked in the cedega config and there was no cdrom listed.