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
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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.

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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
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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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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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Death_SpecteR-9
Death_SpecteR-9 Jul 4 2010, 8:41pm says:

The M-14 has been overlooked alot, also the Sig 552, Dragunov SVD,
definitely the SR-25.

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Maxkhor95
Maxkhor95 Jun 28 2010, 9:27am says:

Half-Life 2: Episode Three is the third and final instalment in a series of episodes following Half-Life 2. It is currently in development and Valve have said we may see something from it at the end of this year. The project has been labelled 'highly ambitious' by Doug Lombardi, and release is still a while off. We are most likely to see something from Valve at next years E3 conference.

Halflife2.net

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higgie
higgie Jun 22 2010, 9:06am says:

misposted again!!!

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higgie
higgie Jun 22 2010, 9:03am says:

I may have misposted it my mistake...

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Alex98-Defender-
Alex98-Defender- Jun 21 2010, 12:48pm says:

can i download hl2 ep2 form this site?can i?

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Mongoloid
Mongoloid Aug 30 2010, 9:17am replied:

yes

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Alex98-Defender-
Alex98-Defender- Jun 21 2010, 12:47pm says:

can i download hl2 ep2 from this site

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higgie
higgie Jun 22 2010, 9:01am replied:

Sorry you can't download it from this site... It is encryted to prevent piracy... It is impossible to transfer from account to another account. You will have to purchase from store or Steam. It requires original HL2 and Ep one to play... I heard that Valve started banning any account who was caught selling the access. I suggest that you purchase the Orange Box.
higgie

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