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 Battle Grounds 2 with 9 comments by Will_Hawke on Dec 25th, 2014

It's been another great year since the release of the 2.2 version of Battle Grounds 2, and the Development team has been working on a a lot of new content throughout the past year. We will soon be releasing the first part of this new content as Battle Grounds 2.3, with the most significant change being that we have ported the game from the old 2007 SDK version of source to the newest version of Valve's 2013 SDK. While the 2013 sdk does offer some graphical updates and advantages, the main benefit is that it is fully supported by Valve and will hopefully be free from the many errors and bugs that continue to plague Source SDK 2007.

With the game ported over we have been focusing on utilizing the improved SDK to update every official map with better textures, models, effects and lighting, bringing a fresh new look to the classic BG2 maps. Our mapper, Awesome has created a video showcasing the changes made to the maps, Enjoy!

(Please note that this video shows content which is still a work in progress, you can expect many more changes and improvements to come.)

With at least two new updates in the development pipe line, we thought it was a good idea to update our website and shift to a new forum, so over the past few weeks we have been working on moving over to the new home of the Battle Grounds II mod. Our new website is at Bg2mod.com so be sure to update your bookmarks! The forums and site are still being tweaked, so expect some small changes as we head on into the new year.

To help keep the community better informed of our progress, For the 2.3 update we decided to integrate a news feed from the new website directly into the main menu of the mod. Not only will this help keep everyone updated on our progress, but it can also be used to help organize and maintain community events, like our "Battle for The Colonies" event.

Continuing on with the menu changes, we have created a new loading screen with helpful hints and tips about the game.

And it wouldn't be Christmas without new clothes. This time it's the brave officers that have new clothes with two new uniform options for the British and American forces.

Finally we have a new game element that will be added to a select few maps. The Swivel Gun.

Packed with small iron balls, nails and bits of and pieces of this and that, this little gun packed a nasty punch and was certain to ruin someone's day. Deployed at key choke points players will be able to control this swivel and make it a difficult day for their opponents.

I am also pleased to announce that public testing will open soon, and any player that wishes may sign up on the forum for SVN access to the latest build of BG2. We are working on ironing out the final bugs in the port and continuing to add new content, so keep your eyes open on the new website for the announcement of open testing!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season,

Hawke and the Battle Grounds 2 Development Team

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SMOD: OUTBREAK .98c (STEAMPIPE fix) Version 1
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SMOD: OUTBREAK .98c (STEAMPIPE fix) Version 1

Dec 28, 2014 SMOD: OUTBREAK .98c (STEAMPIPE fix) Full Version 2 comments

This is in no way a perfect fix for OUTBREAK and feedback would be much appreciated. I'll need some help fixing it up as I'm completely new at this.

JBMod 2.5 Unofficial
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JBMod 2.5 Unofficial

Dec 27, 2014 Half-Life 2 Full Version 2 comments

This is a unofficial update to JBMod. This update adds some new features and changes the main map. Make sure you have steam to run the mod.

Exterminatus Alpha 8.09 Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 8.09 Installer

Dec 21, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids...

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.09 (Zip)
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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.09 (Zip)

Dec 21, 2014 Exterminatus Patch 0 comments

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.08 to alpha 8.09 including: Updated versions of Lycantium, City Conflict and Orbital maps...

Exterminatus Alpha 8.08 Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 8.08 Installer

Dec 14, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids...

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.08 (Zip)
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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.08 (Zip)

Dec 14, 2014 Exterminatus Patch 0 comments

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.07C to alpha 8.08 including: Leviathan infestation of the ex_city_conflict map. Aesthetic...

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Scorcho Jul 7 2003, 1:11pm says:

This is probably gonna be a sweet game, but I bet half of you didn't even play half life single player, and are calling this game sweet because of modding capabilities :S
If you are gonna buy this when it comes out, don't expect mods for a couple months. Instead, PLAY SINGLE PLAYER.
Now for some subliminal messaging.

I like pie, pie is good to PLAY with. When I was SINGLE I was such a PLAYER!!


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Skeedish Jun 28 2003, 1:42am says:

yeah, half-life 2 will ownzorg doom 3, but ut2k4 will come a close second :P

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briguy992 Jun 25 2003, 2:38am says:

so i teh winnar???

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Smiles_the_Chipmunk Nov 5 2005, 10:58pm says:

they dont have a hotfix...we determined that my improved preformance was the result of a "clean boot" which is achieved by turning off any firewalls.

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lillbrorsan Jun 14 2003, 4:31pm says:

Last comment wins ^^

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|AA|-|2endezvous Jun 9 2003, 8:54pm says:

WHO CARES, THIS GAME IS SO GUNNA OWN!!!! w00t w00t. This game makes me want to wet my pants.......not really but its sounds so good!!

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azzDB Jun 9 2003, 7:35am says:

Doesnt matter at this point, its still a mystery, wait peons; wait.

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Mr.Magnetichead Jun 5 2003, 9:41am says:

Sierra no longer handle Valve products.

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Glad-Wrap Jun 2 2003, 11:49pm says:

As far as I know it's Sierra. VALVe managed to release DoD with Activision but I think that they're already contracted to Sierra for HL2 & TF2.

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leilei Jun 2 2003, 5:32pm says:

It's not Activision, it's EA (i think, but they're all evil.)

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Shirk Aug 9 2009, 11:24pm replied:

Its valve you ******* moron

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Highest Rated (22 agree) 10/10

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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