Escape the confines of City 17 and strike a blow for the resistance!

As Dr. Gordon Freeman, you were last seen exiting City 17 with Alyx Vance as the Citadel erupted amidst a storm of unknown proportions. Now, in Episode Two, you must battle and race against Combine forces as you traverse the White Forest to deliver a crucial information packet stolen from the Citadel to an enclave of fellow resistance scientists.

Episode Two is the second of a planned trilogy of games that extends the award-winning and best-selling Half-Life adventure. Unique weapons, vehicles, and new creatures, friends, and enemies all make an appearance.

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About Above the Catacombs with 2 comments by EyesShut on Jun 28th, 2015

JUNE W5 NEWSLETTER 2015


Alpha 0.4 has been released this month, which includes yet another revision of the Niagara Apartments (lighting redone - entities, colour correction and HDR), revised citizen textures (added a "coal" effect on their faces and uniforms) and a redone animation for the Breencast.

Apart from a few minor changes, I am very confident that I will be able to work on the outdoor areas of the Introduction chapter next month. I will also be messing with the modification's source code. For those wondering what exactly is planned with "Alpha 1", the intention of Alpha 1 is to have at least 10 minutes of gameplay, since a few of the assets used in the Niagara Apartments level will be carried on into other levels - development for that particular area has taken quite a bit of time.

You can test out the changes from Alpha 0.3 to Alpha 0.4 by downloading the latest release here. Below features some screenshots from the latest release (Alpha 0.4):

Screenshot of new Breencast animation.
Screenshot of revamped hallway.
Screenshot of a Civil Protection team conducting a raid.

HISTORY OF PRODUCTIVITY

Apart from some outside help, I have been the sole contributor to this project. Regardless, I have been trying for the past two months to increase my own productivity by laying out a release schedule. Every two weeks I release a newsletter, every month, I release a new mod version. This schedule seems to be working rather well thus far, so I am going to stick with it.

I have put together a chart to show what progress has been made on the project since its first media release on Mod DB:

Chart of progress.

I think it is clear from that chart that the current schedule is working well. I only hope that I will be able to continue pushing this project forward at a consistent pace. If any of you are interested, I am still seeking volunteers for the Freedom4Gamers Wiki, you may apply here.

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Poren-Mordecai
Poren-Mordecai Apr 23 2015, 1:07pm says:

I like scene Dog vs Strider

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marotteclaude
marotteclaude Aug 8 2014, 10:30am says:

The " f " command do not fonction the torche for some Mods, but not all.

Do you now Why ? Thanks for a solution.

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[OD]Maggy
[OD]Maggy Aug 9 2014, 6:17am replied:

You got the solution already?

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timstro59
timstro59 Apr 2 2014, 8:00pm says:

I'm looking for some high quality psychological/mindf**k mods to lp. Can anyone who knows of some please pm me.

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RedAlert83
RedAlert83 Dec 2 2013, 4:11pm says:

I cant play my half-life 2 episode 2 mods because desura is claiming that episode 2 is not on my computer

(not true it is installed on steam and is on my computer)

Help? my favorite mods are on Episode 2 and some of my HL2 mods with episode 2 content are missing textures and models

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zombieman14
zombieman14 Nov 21 2013, 9:31pm says:

such a sad ending to the game

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Jenny-XJ9
Jenny-XJ9 Feb 13 2015, 9:29am replied:

What's even more sad is that it ended on a cliffhanger.

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Guest
Guest Nov 19 2013, 12:17pm says:

dog vs strider, epic!

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zombieman14
zombieman14 Nov 21 2013, 9:32pm replied:

i think it is the most famous scene in the game

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Belltow3r
Belltow3r Sep 26 2013, 1:53am says:

I have this game installed on Steam. When I try to add it to Desura in order to access mods, Desura claims that Episode Two is not installed on my computer (not true, it's in the Steam files). For some reason, Desura is pulling a derp and flat-out CANNOT locate this game. It's ******* me off. Anyone have ideas/a solution?

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TupacLivesOn
TupacLivesOn Nov 12 2013, 7:58pm replied:

I'm having the same problem i hope someone can get a hold of this. lol

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez Oct 27 2013, 1:39am replied:

Steam changed how the games load, don't know if they updated Desura for the new system.

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