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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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

+7 votes     reply to comment
morgoth[BHdev]
morgoth[BHdev] Feb 9 2013, 7:42am replied:

she got raped by a paire of flying worms

+1 vote     reply to comment
TheZealot
TheZealot Jul 22 2013, 4:34pm replied:

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

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Guest
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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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λpone
λpone Jan 13 2013, 4:46pm says:

I love the combine ai in this game!

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PedobearNED
PedobearNED Dec 30 2012, 10:49pm says:

Whats with all the whining about it being called HL3 or HL2 EP3?

It depends EP1 and EP2 where called that because they connected with each other and if they weren't 2 seperate things it would be you getting on the train and than crashing on that train.

If Ep3 follows with you taking off in the heli or landing somewhere with it it means it will be called Ep3 if it's later in the story it will probably be called Half-Life 3

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cryoffear1
cryoffear1 Feb 13 2013, 10:24am replied:

Well there are pictures of Valve wearing HL3 symbole shirts :D

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Opinionator
Opinionator Dec 22 2012, 4:42pm buried:

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Overated game of all time.

-12 votes     reply to comment
VeGas-_-Gh0st
VeGas-_-Gh0st Jan 17 2013, 7:18pm replied:

says you women, go jack off to halo otherwise known as most generic game ever.

+4 votes     reply to comment
geotavros
geotavros Sep 21 2012, 5:15pm says:

Is there a multiplayer in this EP2 ? Why moddb shows this: Players Single & Multiplayer ?

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renzjericho
renzjericho Dec 28 2012, 12:19am replied:

Only in Mods like Synergy

+2 votes     reply to comment
kakokapolei
kakokapolei Aug 25 2012, 6:44pm says:

There will be no HL2EP3, they started working on HL3.

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