You wake up in a dark alley, not knowing anything. What has happened anyway? You struggle after the truth and answers. Answers you want to know in the darkness and fear, which makes your heartbeat race like violent blows against your head. Where do "they" come from? What has happened? Are you just turning insane? The time is up; you can't stay there reading your smses forever. It's time to head out and find the answers. Cry of Fear is a singleplayer modification of Half-Life 1 which brings you the horror you've always been afraid of. It's a total conversion of Half-Life 1, which means it uses NO Half-Life 1 content or other peoples' files. It's all made exclusively by the developers. It also uses new gaming styles that you will rarely find in Half-Life mods, such as advanced cutscenes and other stuff that will be revealed at a later date.

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That's right folks! It is true, it's released! This release won't require Half-Life to be installed. It's completely stand alone as a full game, and it's completely free!

Posted by ruMpel on Apr 25th, 2013

Cry of Fear is now released on Steam!

That's right folks! It is true, it's released! This release won't require Half-Life to be installed. It's completely stand alone as a full game, and it's completely free!

What is new?

Cry of Fear is now known as Cry of Fear 1.6. This is what's new since the last version which was a mod:

Big changes
- Does not require Half-Life
- Downloadable in Steam
- Dramatically improved AI - they follow you everywhere!
- New Blur Effect
- New high quality sound system for weapon sounds + new weapon sounds

Other changes
- Motion blur when you take damage
- MP5 weapon for modders
- Real time donator support
- New game menu
- New game over menu
- More slots for Custom Campaigns
- New Inventory Layout
- A few more scares in the levels
- Improved normal maps
- Improved balance with tape recorders and syringes
- More variations on monster animations
- Custom Campaigns are updated to latest versions
- And many other general bug fixes!

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You can download it straight from steam by searching on Cry of Fear on the store page, or by clicking this link:

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Rob12772 Apr 25 2013 says:

Yay, it's released!

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Pretador Apr 25 2013 replied:

I've noticed a nasty bug in the inventory panel. You can put the same item in the three extra "quick selection" slots. Probably an easy fix, but now you know!

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Digwiid Apr 25 2013 replied:

But that has been there the whole time...

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Seaal Apr 25 2013 replied:

How is it a bug?

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Cyowolf Apr 25 2013 replied:

That's less of a bug and more of a feature, as all you're doing is simply binding the same item to 3 keys.

Now, if you had the same item in 3 of the inventory slots, then it might be a bug, unless you had several healing items.

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Ian50028 Apr 25 2013 says:

Whoa awesome news, I've never had Hl1 on my steam account, and I was wishing this mod to be on Steam. And the best of all I don't need HL1 NOW :D

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Vcc2cc Apr 25 2013 buried:


No need for Hl1 if I recall. It is standalone now :)


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Seaal Apr 25 2013 replied:

Umm that's exactly what he/she said.

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Guest Apr 25 2013 says:

AI improvements?!? Holy ****! :D

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Phenixtri Apr 25 2013 replied:

holy **** indeed I just hope those OP chainsaw guys can at least be killed with the right amount of firepower this time >> hate how they are invincible.

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Angerfist219 Apr 25 2013 says:

It's been a long road, very impressive fellas.

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medve Apr 25 2013 says:

even more screaming moron youtube vids incoming

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SkuDG Apr 25 2013 says:

Congrats guys!

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nosfer4tu Apr 25 2013 says:

The changes are great! I already found a couple of new scares.

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Eoks Apr 25 2013 says:

And now, the fun begins again

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Rus[T] Apr 25 2013 says:

Awsome game, and it's free, what's there not to like? Congratz!

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TrashCan-Man23 Apr 25 2013 says:

Any plan on having a non-steam version of the Stand-alone available to download off of the site, or perhaps off Moddb or Indiedb?

Would be pretty great.

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wazanator Apr 25 2013 replied:

Considering they got a license from valve I doubt it.

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TrashCan-Man23 Apr 26 2013 replied:


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klor Apr 26 2013 replied:

The fact that it's on Steam is enough proof. When something gets "greenlighted" means that they got a license from Valve to use the Goldsource engine.

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Blood_Wraith Apr 25 2013 says:

You guys did a stellar job on the standalone Steam port, it's stable and runs well. Also congratulations on releasing it on Steam.

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Dragonlord Apr 25 2013 says:

Nice it is released. Hoped for this to fix the "steam update ****** up everything" problem. Unfortunately no luck with this standalone version either. Trying to run it I get a dialog with "Unsupported registry type" (whatever this is supposed to mean). After a bunch of these dialogs another one with "Returned" and then CoF just dies. Looks like I'll never play CoF again. Tough luck...

EDIT: looks like a bug in the launcher. Have you changed the registry key formats since the mod? A new dialog says "SCREENWINDOWED" can not be written to the registry since valueKind does not match. What a mess :/

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AVeryStylishPenguin Apr 25 2013 says:


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LordXamot(Cavou) Apr 25 2013 says:

I've experienced a bug with the new update. I entered through a door in a hallway in the apartments of the first level and got teleported to a white void. I uploaded the screenshot to my steam profile:

I didn't happen to me again but it'd be nice if this was confirmed or otherwise elaborated on because I've never experienced/heard of this until now. Thanks.

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LordXamot(Cavou) Apr 26 2013 replied:

I experienced another similar glitch. After killing the first boss, the screen remained white as the cutscene with the Doctor played out. When the cutscene finished, I teleported into a white void again. Here's a screen:

I'm also getting pretty significant screen tearing. Might just be something on my end, but there is no option to enable vertical sync, so it may be something of at least some note.

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Cyborg_Putin Apr 25 2013 says:

AWESOME! Gonna play it tomorrow as soon as I get back from school :D!

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boom11110 Apr 26 2013 says:

after getting hit by the car in the start and waking up in the alley the first door you go through crashes the game, any ideas why?/will there be a bug fix?

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Dido_o Apr 26 2013 says:

I hope that many multiplayer servers will start up :D

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HonkeyTheBear Apr 26 2013 says:

Is it just me or are the gun sounds not working?

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Silya Apr 26 2013 says:

Downloaded and started, felt a strong nostalgia when I saw "game contains scenes of explicit violence and gore" screen.

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joealtair Apr 26 2013 says:

i have steam on both my mac and win 7
i tried to install it on mac and it said its not available for this platform
while i will still b able to play it on my windows7 is there any chance it will come to mac for those users who only have osx

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D3ads Apr 26 2013 says:

Congratulations on the release guys!

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Tabajara77 Apr 26 2013 says:

Gratz Dev Team :D
Good job.

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LeonardoW Apr 27 2013 says:

Thank ******* lord! what took you so long? gonna play this baby right now to **** my pants in co-op!

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Horla Apr 27 2013 says:

Congratulations guys, you deserved it !

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Kekatrive Apr 28 2013 says:


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Nightscout Apr 28 2013 says:


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CyrusWolfie Apr 28 2013 says:

Let's just hope Vavle redo's that update that messed up Half Life mods, otherwise I can't play AoM:DC again >:

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Zombiestubble Apr 30 2013 says:

One of my friends seems to be having a bug with this game, as he cannot progress past the first door that has a loading screen. His game apparently crashes/freezes.

I've also encountered errors of crashing, and one error where the screen turned completely white save for the viewmodel of the glock, and lagged a lot.

The mod version seemed to be a more stable build. However, it is nice that people are able to play CoF without owning HL1, which opens up a lot of opportunities for this game to become popular.

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Cheapo713 May 5 2013 says:

BUG REPORT for COF Administrators:
Installation type: COF Standalone (Steam)
Problem: Failure to load
Description: The game can't actually do anything but load into the 2D menu, even the 3D menu doesnt work. Whenever I select NEW GAME/3D MENU a loading bar appears, reaches somewhere around 40% and then just halts, and returns to the 2D menu, nothing happens.

System: Laptop, NVIDIA GT630M, Win7Pro64, 6GB RAM, i7 mobile.

Note: You should dump in AOMDC (raw) into a custom campaign, or maybe i'll use your SDK to remake it since it doesnt work in HL1 anymore.

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fuygawkes May 27 2013 says:

I just shat my pants.

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Rowmar Jun 16 2013 says:

Awesome! I do not have Half-Life and they finally created a version where you don't need Half-Life! I'm in those apartments now, and it's scary as hell! Please make a version of Afraid of Monsters where you don't need Half-Life.

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listening2009 May 20 2014 says:

How to fix the sound ... i'm lauch the coflauchapp.exe and still no sound , can some one help me out ?

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