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

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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...

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chibi123
chibi123 Jan 28 2013, 10:43pm buried:

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what happen in the end of hl2ep2?? is alyx dead???

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SpAM_CAN
SpAM_CAN Mar 18 2013, 7:15am replied:

Alyx isn't dead, but Eli is.

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TheZealot
TheZealot Jul 13 2013, 5:46am replied:

Eli was actually Doctor Breen the whole time and Gordon Freeman turns out to be Odessa Cubbage. Barney then reveals himself to be the real Eli Vance. Then the player discovers that at the start of Highway 17 Noriko dropped the jeep with Gordon Freeman in it on purpose in an attempt to kill him.

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TomNook
TomNook Jul 11 2013, 6:39pm replied:

Damn your ******* spoilers.

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usbpetrock
usbpetrock Apr 7 2013, 5:36pm replied:

spoiler tags

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morgoth[BHdev]
morgoth[BHdev] Feb 9 2013, 7:42am replied:

she got raped by a paire of flying worms

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TheZealot
TheZealot Jul 22 2013, 4:34pm replied:

Then the Vortigaunts ********** the flying worms and killed them.

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buu342
buu342 Mar 31 2013, 1:27pm replied:

spoilers D:

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Aplayer12345
Aplayer12345 Jul 24 2013, 11:19am replied:

Damn it people, FINISH THE GAME FIRST THEN GO TO THIS SITE, IF YOU DIDN'T FINISH THE GAME, DO NOT COME OR YOU MAY FIND MAJOR SPOILERS.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Jan 30 2013, 12:50am replied:

dunno

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