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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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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Cremat0r
Cremat0r May 27 2010, 4:47pm says:

Someone ever saw an AR3?
They say the city was lousy with AR3s.
They also used to kill 20 hunters a day with their bare hands!
*More random crap*

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