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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During the past month, I have done basic experimental remixes of various tracks from Half-Life 2 and have been experimenting with shield scanners. Since this month was mostly focused on the remixes, level design has not received much attention apart from a few tweaks and texture swaps.

For January, I hope to expand the exterior portion of the “Introduction” chapter and hopefully get at least a display worthy render complete.

Some of the remixed tracks that were done this month are featured below. Since I am no music composer, these remixes are mostly just basic alterations (reversals, speed, tempo and pitch changes). I did manage to create a few of my own sound samples which I blended in with some of the tracks from Half-Life 2.

Although I initially planned to use both shield scanners and city scanners in the modification, it seemed to make more sense to just focus on one of the two rather than trying to implement both of them as some sort of gameplay mechanic.

Unlike the city scanner, the shield scanner serves a wider purpose than just acting as a surveillance drone for Overwatch. Not only can it provide reconnaissance to Civil Protection teams, but it can also deploy hopper mines. I have been experimenting with the idea that its Matrix-like claw that hides within its shell can not only be used to deploy hopper mines, but also to conduct maintenance on Combine infrastructure. The whole “claw-scanner” in itself reminds me of the “Doc Bot” that releases Neo from the factory in the Matrix.

Shield scanner model in Hammer.

A screenshot shown below displays a rather unsuccessful attempt at using their synthetic grappler as being able to discharge a laser similar to that on “stalkers”.

Shield scanner laser discharge oddity.

Progress is slow, but I always try to get at least something done every week.

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Build 2046. Beta Edition 5.0 - Alpha (6\6)
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Build 2046. Beta Edition 5.0 - Alpha (6\6)

Mar 2, 2015 Build 2046. Beta Edition (mod) Demo 0 comments

Build 2046. Beta Edition 5.0 - Alpha. File 6\6. || 7z. || ...\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods

cremation mod - RELEASE
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cremation mod - RELEASE

Feb 25, 2015 Cremation Full Version 15 comments

Released February 25, 2015. To install, simply extract the folder "cremation" to your "SourceMods" directory which should be located on your computer...

Twelve Absent Men - (Beta 3)
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Twelve Absent Men - (Beta 3)

Feb 19, 2015 Twelve Absent Men Full Version 5 comments

- Run the .exe file, and install the folder into: .../Steam/steamapps/sourcemods (It is important to install the folder into your sourcemods directory...

SpruceCape
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SpruceCape

Feb 8, 2015 SpruceCape Full Version 1 comment

FIRST LEVEL WONT WORK! try to say in console: map sprucecape2 The second level - a mixture of about the same quest and action, with a slight touch of...

Patch v1.2
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Dec 15, 2014 Hopeless Night Patch 5 comments

This is the second patch for Hopeless Night. Fixed the major bugs. Included a new lighting, crosshair and more. Full changelog in the description. Patch...

Steam Pipe patch + full game DVD
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Steam Pipe patch + full game DVD

Nov 19, 2014 DangerousWorld Patch 16 comments

Hi all this is full game (DangerousWorld version 2.0 DVD) on MediaFire.com and replace gameinfo.txt downloaded in this Patch steam pipe.

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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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2pacliveson
2pacliveson 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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KitixUnrest
KitixUnrest Mar 23 2013, 5:51pm says:

Did this game disappear cause it wont let me download it

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