Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

Technical note: most mods “for Half-Life 2” are actually cross-compatible with all of Valve's Source engine games. Check a mod’s profile for details on whether a specific game is needed.

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About A Game Where You Shoot Stuff as Cats with 4 comments by OccasionallyZane on Jun 28th, 2015

It’s very shameful to say sayonara to a fella that has been on our team the entire way. It stood out for us, it gave us cash when we didn’t have enough to buy an Arizona ice tea from the 7-11 that was on the way home from wherever adventurous trip you were on that day. They might only be .99¢ and think nothing of giving you that amount, but they still are showing that they care so deeply for you. This fella that we’ve been discussing for the majority of this post, is none other then the Source Engine.


Source revolutionized the PC world. If it wasn’t for Source, I don’t think half life 2 would be what it was in 2004 when it debuted. People have always been interested in making video games of their own. Well, people who play video games, not high school students who think they can have a career by acquiring a scholarship for football and joining the NHL. People who genuinely love video games, have an interest in making creations of their own. Yeah, there’s forge, (halo 3-4) Far Cry Editor, (far cry 2-4) and that portal 2 level creator thing. These are tools people want to use straight after seeing what the developers did. Yeah, those “additions” are cool and all, but what if you want to make a GAME. Well, you use ACTUALLY what the developers used.


When Valve released their Source Development Kit with Half Life 2, Valve quickly saw the growing community on Steam, creating content for their game. A game is intended to be beat. Fully completed. So after that, what do you do? You play the multiplayer, including co-op. What happens when you get to the highest level, played all the maps, and unlocked all the shit? Well, multiplayer is intended to not get repetitive. That strongly relies on the people you play with. The people you play with changes the game. Multiplayer games are important, because even if you’re a hermit in your moms basement, it’s still a social experience. It’s positively the modern age in gaming. Solo experiences are slowly degrading, it’s about playing that same campaign, free roaming in an open world, just with real players, or with your friends. Better yet, something that is dying, split screen. Couch games are dying. Playing games with your friends now requires them to have their own system, headset, etc. I met my right-hand man, Smash, in a video game all the way back in 2011. This project wouldn’t of happened without him, Toilet Head Studios would be more nothing then it is now.


Why am I writing so much about something that’s not too relevant to the primary point of this post?

Not sure.


Ready to get to the point, we’re switching engines to Unreal 4. Ever since we decided to switch our team has doubled. We realized on our last project, Rapture Inc (rip), that sure there’s an abundance in C++ coders, but hell, you can’t find anyone who’s worked with Source before. Unless, you find a sexy mod with a lot of cool code stuff on display, you see who put that cool coded thing on display and you sent them a PM. They’ll answer you with their computers broken or that they’re busy with Faggot Source, but they’ll always give you some pointers. We’ve had success with posting AGWYSSAC on C++ freelancer sites, but the majority of freelancers can’t help you unless you cough up the non existent dough.

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Counter-Strike 1.6 Source Alpha Release One.
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Counter-Strike 1.6 Source Alpha Release One.

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Hello.My name is Nikolay,surname is Aulov.Today i would like present to you my mod called Counter-Strike 1.6 Source.This mod is based on Counter-Strike...

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FIREFIGHT RELOADED RELEASE PATCH 1.0.1.1

Jun 29, 2015 FIREFIGHT RELOADED Patch 0 comments

A new patch was released that fixes some issues with patch 1.0.1.0. No new features here but expect some in the next patch.

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FIREFIGHT RELOADED RELEASE PATCH 1.0.1.0

Jun 28, 2015 FIREFIGHT RELOADED Patch 0 comments

The new patch for FIREFIGHT RELOADED is here! This patch adds some small new features into the game, which you will see in the Changelog.

FIREFIGHT RELOADED RELEASE PATCH 1.0.0.1
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FIREFIGHT RELOADED RELEASE PATCH 1.0.0.1

Jun 17, 2015 FIREFIGHT RELOADED Patch 0 comments

A small patch has been released that fixes some bugs and adds in a new feature called "Hardcore Mode".

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Jun 12, 2015 SMOD: Half-Life: Source Demo 0 comments

Hello everybody,it is me,Aulov Nikolay.Today i would like present to you the very early alpha release of my mod,called SMOD: Half-Life: Source.In this...

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Requirements: Half-Life 2 and Source SDK Base 2007.

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Makkon
Makkon Jul 7 2004, 2:56pm says:

Blah blah blah! Buy it and find out for yourslef when it's released.
I heard it's comming the end of this summer (2004) so you can rant and wine then. :rolleyes:

And I don't see how doomIII is so great. just good graphics, that's all.

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Quackzilla
Quackzilla Jun 10 2004, 1:37pm says:

I think most of the dev team has OCD.

Don't they have pills for that now?

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L337_Haxs
L337_Haxs May 26 2004, 3:36pm says:

it is cool but it just doesnt look as cool as it did a couple years ago :S

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord May 26 2004, 8:47am says:

how can you praise a game you don't know yet then too? i'm just convinced it will NOT kick *** (in the graphics dep sure but who cares grahics... that's only for benchmark kiddies). unless the game can proof beeing good i do not praise it... and in contrast... what i've seen so far made me damn suspicous... suspicous this might become a farting joke. a game that is crap but the mods will be good. isn't it pathetic to make a game only for modding because else it sux? ^_^

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nokreload
nokreload May 25 2004, 10:28pm says:

All u people talkin **** on half life 2 have no ****** clue. How can u bad mouth a game 5 years in development. Sure doom 3 will be up there but in no way will it mount up to half life 2. So STFU

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Robo_Ronald
Robo_Ronald May 12 2004, 7:53pm says:

I'm gonna get it, but make no mistake: I definently ain't buying it for its gameplay; I'm buying it for its mods! :p

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bluebellthird
bluebellthird May 8 2004, 9:50pm says:

Iamdura.com was said to contain information.

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RyantheHoundeye
RyantheHoundeye May 5 2004, 5:01pm says:

Everyone who played the beta should be shot

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RyantheHoundeye
RyantheHoundeye May 5 2004, 5:00pm says:

HL2 RULES DOOM 3 WILL RULE TO SOPSHUTUP HL2 IS 1337!

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yager
yager May 4 2004, 8:46pm says:

HALF-LIFE SUCKS AND SO WILL HALF-LIFE 2. DOOM 3 WILL KICK BUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Shirk
Shirk Aug 9 2009, 11:33pm replied:

SHUT UP ******* **** LICKING *****

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Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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