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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Alpha 0.4
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Alpha 0.4

Jun 27, 2015 Above the Catacombs Demo 7 comments

Second alpha release for Above the Catacombs, recommended for testing purposes only. You must have Half-Life 2: Episode Two installed in order to play...

Altered Transmission - Demo 10
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Altered Transmission - Demo 10

Jun 23, 2015 Altered Transmission Full Version 5 comments

Altered Transmission - Demo 10 development snapshot release as of 2015-06-10.

Hotfix for Build 2046. BE 5.10
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Hotfix for Build 2046. BE 5.10

Jun 3, 2015 Build 2046. Beta Edition (mod) Patch 0 comments

EN: - Fix loading (dteam_coast_02). - Fix setting in mode. - Fix skill. RU: - Исправление загрузки (dteam_coast_02). - Исправление...

Update to Build 2046. BE 5.10
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Update to Build 2046. BE 5.10

Jun 3, 2015 Build 2046. Beta Edition (mod) Patch 1 comment

Update to Build 2046. BE 5.10 for Build 2046. BE 5.0

Alpha 0.3
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Alpha 0.3

Jun 2, 2015 Above the Catacombs Demo 8 comments

First alpha release for Above the Catacombs, recommended for testing purposes only. You must have Half-Life 2: Episode Two installed in order to play...

Demo v2
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Demo v2

May 27, 2015 Abandon: The Town Demo 1 comment

A new version of the demo to replace the old one, most likely the last one I'm uploading. Do note that to use health kits you have to bring out your crowbar...

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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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TheZealot
TheZealot Jul 13 2013, 5:49am says:

THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CITADEL WAS AN INSIDE JOB! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

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Topzombie
Topzombie Jul 13 2013, 9:52am replied:

PRAISE OUR COMBINE REPTIL OVERLORDS

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scaitlyn49
scaitlyn49 Jul 12 2013, 3:01pm says:

Is anyone else having trouble with the game? Everytime I try to play it crashes within the first 12 minutes of game play, the water looks like milk, and parts of the ground are pink and black checkered. Pretty sure I'm not supposed to swimm in milk for 12 minutes

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Guest1982
Guest1982 Oct 20 2013, 3:54pm replied:

So, play for 11 minutes... pretty simple :D

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tfdotm333
tfdotm333 Jun 2 2013, 4:56am says:

ok this game is fun but valve where the **** is hl3

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snake959
snake959 May 25 2013, 2:01pm says:

Where is the game located? i can not find it anywhere in my steamapps folder and anywhere in steam

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parkerchace
parkerchace May 21 2013, 9:44pm says:

Way better than Call of Duty, that's for sure.

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SectorC
SectorC Jun 16 2013, 1:43am replied:

Any game is better than CoD.

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