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 The Closure with 15 comments by SPY-maps on Aug 25th, 2014

(Seems i start each new update with the same excuse.)
Let me start with apologising for the fact that my last update here was on Mar 18.
So that makes 5 months without any news, and there is no good reason for that other then
some personal issues and that it has been a very hot summer. Still, this doesn't mean
i haven't been mapping and modding because i haven't done nothing else most of the time.

19Th update:

Only screenshot 21,22,23 and 24 do show the inside of the Borealis, all the other screens show a basis that is underground beside the ship.
All combines on screens and movies are still place holders, they will look very differently when the
mod is released!!

19Th update:

I called this update "Inside the Borealis", because that is what it is all about. I thought
long about what i could show and what not. Should i give it all away or only show enough
so it still wouldn't spoil things. And i have decided to do the last thing. So you can watch
the screens and movie without being spoiled.

19Th update:

19Th update:

So there is a lot of new stuff to show, much much more in fact as what i can show here
because there is only so much room. Therefore i have gone through my screens and movie files
with great precicion to show the best ones here. What you see is as always ofcourse
still Beta footage, so things can change.

19Th update:

19Th update:

There are 30 new screenshots, (these are as always the exact same screens
as you can see in the screenshot section. So you don't find any more there as these 30 new ones.)

19Th update:

19Th update:

19Th update:

The screens show some small parts of the new levels 20,21,22 and 23. The screens show only so
much, you get as always the best impression when you watch the new video. I made 2 teaser videos
this time, a short one (3:35 min.) and a long one (9:00 min.)

19Th update:

19Th update:

19Th update:

For some reason only a few people watch these videos.
Maybe its because they have a low internet speed and can't stream videos well.
Therefore i will also upload the new videos as a file so you can download it and
watch it on your computer. See the download link at the bottum please.

19Th update:

19Th update:

19Th update:

Release date?

I am very pleased to say the least with all the attention i get here and all the comments.
And a lot of people ask me when the release date will be, and if there will be released a demo
of some sort before release, as was done with Strider Mountain.

19Th update:

19Th update:

19Th update:

There will be no demo up front, simply because the mod is very large and not
many people will download a couple of GB's for just a few maps i assume. Also would
it take a lot of time to prepare this all, time that i rather use for finishing the mod
itself. Yes, i say finishing because the end is now really in sight, after 4 years.

19Th update:

19Th update:

19Th update:

I can't give a exact date because i really don't know that one myself. But i can say were i am
with development, and what still needs to be done. Beta testing is done for the most part, just the
final 2 levels need to be tested. The final level is done for raughly 50% and the level before the
final level is the one i am working on now and that one is done for about 85%.

19Th update:

19Th update:

19Th update:

ss-Bump mapping

And then there is ss-bump mapping. Took a lot of time and severel jobadds,
but now someone has replied to offer his help with the bump mapping of
textures and he is really very good at it! This will make that the enviroments
looks much better and more realistic. His name is Ruben Grijalva Jr.  and he
already has worked on a few textures as example, and they look really awesome!!

19Th update:

19Th update:

19Th update:

This however will make that the file size of the mod itself will get even larger
as it already is, (what makes the download time even longer). So i have
doubted if it was a good idea. But after all i decided it is because it does
make the levels so much more beautiful and that is worth the extra download time i think.

19Th update:

19Th update:

19Th update:

Well, there is not much more to say now other then please be patient a
bit more till this all is done. I assume the release will be somewere in the fall of
this year. I do my very best and work daily as hard as i can. Thank you for all
the interest and please take the time and effort to watch the new teaser movie,
if you have time.

Leon (SPYmaps) Brinkmann

Here you can stream the 9:00 min. version of the teaser;

Download here both versions of the teaser video;

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Hopeless Night v.1.0
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Aug 25, 2014 Hopeless Night Full Version 0 comments

Download a full version of modification Hopeless Night.

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More gameplay tweaks. Installer requires 64-bit OS.

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More gameplay tweaks. Supports either a 32-bit or 64-bit OS.

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Only Steam and Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer are required to play. Installation: Extract the RE2 folder and move it to C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\sourcemods...

Rabbit Hole
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Jul 15, 2014 Rabbit Hole Full Version 0 comments

Rabbit Hole is finally released! Requires HL2 EP 2 to play, extract to your steam/steamapps/sourcemods folder, then restart steam. Includes english and...

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Jul 13, 2014 The Masked Prisoner Full Version 0 comments

Added new content to the later sections based on feedback. Sound and music have also been added. Various gameplay tweaks. Installer requires 64-bit OS.

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Mavis130 Feb 6 2010, 9:50pm says:

When will this end and Half Life 3 is just made?

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Strider[RUS] Feb 4 2010, 6:37am says:

Hey, change page of game to

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levan563 Jan 27 2010, 3:36pm says:


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saivert Jan 23 2010, 9:57pm says:

no need because HL2 was updated to the Episode 1 engine.

so HL2 *is* Episode 1 in terms of engine.
hence no need for a episode 1 entry

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hakamutsi Jan 16 2010, 11:40am says:

nice, now everyone canmake mods for EP2 xDDD

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m82sniper Jan 16 2010, 11:50am replied:

We've always been able to.

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Cybio Jan 16 2010, 5:05am says:

a page for episode 1 was not added though ;-)

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Lubci50cal Jan 16 2010, 6:47am replied:

yea :D i think there should be page for each episode

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sappy_nirv_bg Feb 28 2010, 4:51pm replied:

there's no point ATM since they(hl2 and hl2 ep1) run on the same build of the Source engine hence no need to differentiate mods for hl2 and hl2ep1. Although I am sure there could have been another way to make it obvious which mods require hl2ep2.

On another note the web page link is wrong, should be

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Lubci50cal Jan 16 2010, 2:49am says:

and what about episode 3? :(

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