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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The development for this month has been focused on expanding the world design by working on custom textures and decals. The exterior level design of Niagara Square was started this month; progress on the area is still early.

It should be noted that I have not made much progress this month due to my medical status. Unless stated otherwise in future newsletters, assume that any further lack of development is due to that reason.

Since I have not much to display this month, I will be uploading a demonstration video of the completed area of the Niagara Apartments sometime later this week.

Throughout the past month I have been designing faded billboards for fictional American companies that were existent before the Universal Union’s invasion and subsequent occupation of Earth. A recent billboard texture that has been created (the backdrop combines two plaster textures from Half-Life 2) is for a fictional fast food restaurant chain that sells high fat donkey meat.

FASS - Kids eat free on Fridays! billboard texture.

I have also been working on a very early version of Niagara Square (the exterior portion of the "Introduction" chapter). I do not have any rendered versions of the map to showcase yet, so a rather unrevealing screen capture of the map in the Hammer editor is provided below for those interested.

Preview of Niagara Square in Hammer editor.

I am currently debating on releasing the first version of the alpha earlier than expected. The initial plan was to release after I have a fairly complete version of the first chapter of the modification. Since it could take up to the entire year to complete a working version of the first chapter, it may be suitable to release earlier in order to at least provide a prototype version of the modification for testing purposes.

For those who want more of a complete experience of the modification, I strongly recommend that you wait at least until the alpha stage of development is finished. Regardless, I will be certainly uploading my own walkthrough of the Alpha 1 version once it is completed.

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Vertigo full download

Jan 24, 2015 Vertigo mod Full Version 1 comment

Welcome in my Vertigo skyscraper beta Half-life 2 (hl2) mod! Fix and some textures by me, but other by Valve! I dont like say it long. just try mod if...

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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
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Steam Pipe patch + full game DVD

Nov 19, 2014 DangerousWorld Patch 14 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.

Riddle Resolutions Guide
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Riddle Resolutions Guide

Sep 21, 2014 Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Guides 1 comment

Spoiler Alert! Be aware that this can spoil your game experience! Guide to all resolutions of the riddles. Just in case you stick in the middle of the...

Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Chapter One
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Chapter One

Sep 20, 2014 Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Full Version 25 comments

This contains file contains the data of the mod. Extract it and place it in your sourcemod folder under your Steam installation. Then restart Steam. You...

S.T.T. & R. Chapter One Release Guide
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S.T.T. & R. Chapter One Release Guide

Sep 20, 2014 Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Guides 6 comments

This guide contains • installation instructions • control hints • a brief description of the background • Youtube links of all clips • the complete credits...

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RangerC
RangerC Feb 2 2011, 3:44pm says:

i heard that EP2 has some Beta eastereggs.

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commando241
commando241 Feb 21 2011, 1:47pm replied:

I wish it was easter so i can find the eastereggs...Or maybe its just eggs :-)

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Held
Held Feb 3 2011, 12:33pm replied:

did you?

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BlueThundah
BlueThundah Sep 8 2010, 11:34am says:

i'm having a hard time starting a mod for episode 2. everyone says i have to use the 2007 engine to do it, but there is no option to use ANY game with that engine. wtf?

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez Sep 20 2010, 6:32pm replied:

It's because Valve doesn't care anymore, you can't even fix it because they didn't include anyway to update your mod to the 2009 version.

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Exosoldier22
Exosoldier22 Dec 23 2010, 1:28am replied:

you can still mount the 2009 content tho

+1 vote     reply to comment
croco-duck
croco-duck Sep 7 2010, 7:13pm says:

any mods i play of half life 2 dont work it just starts up half life 2 can any 1 help

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Mr_Flame
Mr_Flame Aug 24 2010, 10:29am says:

lol nice!

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r Jul 25 2010, 3:00am says:

The GC trailer of this game still impresses the **** out of me, not many developers manage to release a game of almost such quality.

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ct578
ct578 Jul 18 2010, 1:12pm says:

ok i bought all half life 2 games (hl2 ep 1+2) i installed them. i have windows vista and the recomended requirements. but when i play any of these (lost coast included) they are really really laggy. any tips?

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Waluigi-
Waluigi- Aug 2 2010, 4:54am replied:

Get rid of vista used to do it to me to its just vista

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ct578
ct578 Aug 2 2010, 5:41pm replied:

thx. im gonna change back to xp cuz steam games work well on that.

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