Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

Technical note: most mods “for Half-Life 2” are actually cross-compatible with all of Valve's Source engine games. Check a mod’s profile for details on whether a specific game is needed. Get the steampipe fixes here.

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Hello, everyone! It has been quite a while since you have heard from me, I suppose. I have been having some trouble lately, and I've been really busy with school work, so progress is slow. Though fear not! I have fixed all the little issues I was having, and even though I can't work much, progress is certainly being made. In the next official update, I will detail my struggles a little better. Until the next update, which I suspect to be in about two weeks from now, enjoy these little files for your continued patience.

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This download will contain three of the maps that I worked on and decided to scrap. Two of them are basically completed, and the other is about twenty percent finished.

Don't expect these to play like finished products at all. At this point, you can consider them to be 'open beta's.' With that said, I feel it is important to say that I am expecting a large amount of feedback on these. They display my mapping style as well as some of the game play elements you will be experiencing.

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These tend to be somewhat buggy during play, so I'd rather not hear about bugs, but game play elements. For example I'd like to hear things like the following statements.

"The puzzles are too confusing"

"The map layout is too linear"

"You aren't using enough variety in your texture work"

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Specific comments like these can really help me craft much better maps in the future.

So please enjoy these little sneak peaks of The Canals!

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Hey, where the news? Soon... The work on the mod is already almost over. Left a little!

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We're breaking Alpha

Skirmish

This is the first article for this mod. Note that the artwork is placeholder. Once I get a real logo, I will put that on here instead of Seananners. This...

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Action Half-Life 2 version 3 released!

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Ever get the feeling when you thought something would never happen but then it does? No? Now you got it: v3 is finally here!

PUNT Development as of 2/2/17

PUNT Development as of 2/2/17

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An update regarding PUNT's development as of 2/2/17.

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A few little .vmf's for everyone to try out just to get an idea of The Canals.

Titan XCIX 1.1 (.zip) For Source SDK Base 2013 SP

Titan XCIX 1.1 (.zip) For Source SDK Base 2013 SP

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This is the .zip version of Titan: XCIX 1.1 finally fixed for Steampipe and Source SDK Base 2013 Single Player.

Dank memes V2.0

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Skirmish Alpha (0.1)

Skirmish Alpha (0.1)

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THIS MOD REQUIRES SOURCE 2013 MULTIPLAYER UNDER THE "beta_test" VERSION. IT ALSO MAY REQUIRE HL2:DM BUT I'M NOT SURE. This is a very in-alpha version...

Half-Life 2 Demo

Half-Life 2 Demo

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The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its...

Action Half-Life 2 version 3 .zip package

Action Half-Life 2 version 3 .zip package

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Action Half-Life 2 version 3 – A Saucier Tomorrow .zip package (includes Windows server and client libraries as well as Linux server and client libraries...

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BigLez
BigLez

Looking at the Leaked Half-Life 2 Beta makes me sad on how much was Removed from the Final Product (all those cool and unique Weapons and Enemies), in the Final Version we got a Boring Arsenal and Generic Enemy Roster.

Don't get me Wrong, Half-Life 2 is a Good Game and was Revolutionary for the Time/Year/Century it came out, but it gets boring for people like me after playing through it and its Episodes more than twice unlike Half-Life 1 and its Expansion Packs.

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GeorgeLuhacks199
GeorgeLuhacks199

*I'm gonna do something stupid and disagree*

I'm sorry, but I'm really tired of Half-Life 2 fans comparing Beta (alongside the early concepts) and Retail. I mean, they are relatively equally good, all they differ in is the atmosphere (darker =/= better), while the story is pretty much the same (actually more detailed in retail, obviously, yet still not that great, if you ask me), but the Beta gets waaay too much appreciation among the fans, in my opinion.
Hell, just look at the ammount of Beta recreation mods around here on ModDB. (For God's sake, why can't modders just make one good, *complete* recreation, instead of 30 incomplete ones?)
That aside, I think Valve knows better than us what works best in their games and for their own developing abilities (not saying that Half-Life 2 wouldn't make use of some improvements, though).
As for gameplay and replayability of the Beta, we can't be sure about it, since we never got it. Takig for granted that Beta is better than Retail got very popular over the years, but it seems like the real reason for that is because people always desire what they can't have, I guess.

Again, sorry for the outbreak, but that's the effect of years of seeing people comment on how they "wish Valve kept the Beta stuff, yada yada yada" which really pulled me away from liking or enjoying Beta content in the first place :/

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

I don't find retail HL2 (and its episodes) boring. I still play them from time to time and I believe HL2 is a game that aged well.

That said, I think that it is for the best that Valve decided to change the beta game so much. The dark, horror atmosphere wouldn't really fit in the Half-Life universe so well. It would feel kind of off, especially comparing to the first one. And I am pretty sure that fans would complain that "this is not HL, this is a generic horror game, bah. Look of how bright, colorful and cool the other version is, just like the original".

The only thing that saddens me is that they have cut out a lot of interesting enemies, NPCs and locations from the final game. And the fact that they thought releasing the "sequel" as episodes was a good idea. Not to mention that they never released OF2, BS2 and/or Decay2.

I would really love to see someone releasing a full mod, representing the beta, for once, though. The fact that we haven't seen one yet seems to emit from the difficulties posed by working with a new game engine (bigger teams, more time). If beta HL2 was to be released for GoldSRC, we would have seen a dozen of full recreations by now. I still find it bizarre why all these teams don't work together though.

Xen levels of Black Mesa is the only thing I am looking forward to at this point that is HL related. I gave up on the premise of a new Valve title a long time ago.

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BigLez
BigLez

Can anyone Please Link me to some Tutorials on Animating View Models for GoldSrc/Source?

I wanna make Weapon Replacements for both Games/Engines.

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Guest
Guest

are you the real biglez? lol

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BigLez
BigLez

Are you ******* Retarded?

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Kasumi Krystal
Kasumi Krystal

So. Days go and pass by, and I have to wonder about one question...
Did anyone notice the Citadel in the Header is from the late Beta stage ?

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generalltu
generalltu

Hello everyone, as a new member to this community and Half-Life 2 mod section, I have a question. :)

- What mods are still alive (being played, updated), upcoming, worth time playing(story side and/or multiplayer wise) ? :)

I've downloaded few mods:

-Alchemilla (seems interesting horror game)
-NEOTOKYO (seems only late night there is players)
-Resistance and Liberation Open Beta 1.6 ( have not found any players atm)
-WWI Source 1.13b ( same as RaL situation)
-Estranded: act 1.

Thanks for your time and attention, but please help me to save some time on looking through all mods :)
Appreciated!

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xX[Warrior250]Xx
xX[Warrior250]Xx

Underhell is worth the try, story wise and gameplay length. It also has some plot twists too that can make you think that things are not what they seem.

It wasn't updated recently but the Chapter 1 still kicks arse as it is. Despite that however, I personally enjoyed the mod and coded some features in it using the console.

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GamerDude933
GamerDude933

there are alot of mods for half-life 2 but i'll tell you the mods that i personally enjoyed :
Black Mesa [A Full Remake Of Half-life 1 it has multi-player and single-player Xen Is Coming Soon]
Smod [An Amazing Mod Adds Over 54 -25 weapons not so sure it has multi-player,single player it has new enemies and gore mod and so dang well detailed alot of things are in it it took so long to code it ]
Half-life 2 Cinematic Mod [It Remakes Half-life 2 like black mesa but not so great sometimes the maps look overgrown,etc and there are dumb graffiti,naked girl pics but i removed that and it's available to download in the addons section it's single player only]
Hope I Helped.

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generalltu
generalltu

Both RaL Open beta and WWI source is dead, no players plays multiplayer

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Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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