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 3 comments by William_Hawke on Apr 19th, 2014

Two hundred and thirty nine years ago, on April 19th the first shot of the American War for Independence was fired on the green at Lexington and Concord. It was a shot famously said to have been heard around the world, and by way of honouring this special anniversary we decided to share the latest in Battlegrounds 2 development.

We are pleased to welcome a new addition to our small development team. PhilmacFLy joined us in March this year as a coder, and we are very excited to have him on board. 

Currently downloads for BG 2.2 stand at 5,065 on moddb alone. These numbers show that Bg2 is still as alive as it ever was, and these numbers have certainly inspired us to keep up with development. The focus of the team is shifting from large updates, to smaller more manageable patches. We hope that this will allow us to get new content out quicker, without waiting so long between updates.

The most exciting piece of news is that with the influx of new coding talent, we have begun the process of porting the mod over to Source SDK base 2013. This will insure that bg2 is playable for the foreseeable future, and will hopefully allow us to expand on the mod in new and exciting ways. 

The rest of the team is busily cracking away at all the various models, maps, textures and effects that need replaced or updated and I'm pleased to offer a sneak peek at an early WIP model here.

This model is an early WIP remake of the Native's trusty Tomahawk, and  will be finished with the latest patch.

We have quite a few updates planned for the future, so if your battle cry be "For King George and Britain!" or the cry of "Freedom!" keep your eyes open, revolution is on the horizon.

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Estranged: Act I Source Code
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Estranged: Act I Source Code

Apr 19, 2014 Estranged Script 4 comments

The full C++/shader source code for Estranged: Act I. For programmers!

Exterminatus Alpha 7.94 Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 7.94 Installer

Apr 19, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

This zip archive includes all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids. Twelve distinct classes, each...

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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 7.94 (Zip)

Apr 19, 2014 Exterminatus Patch 0 comments

This zip archive includes all the changes from alpha 7.93 to alpha 7.94, which is intended to remedy all the issues remaining from the initial port to...

Unknown Half-Life 2 v1.1
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Unknown Half-Life 2 v1.1

Apr 13, 2014 Unknown Half-Life 2 Full Version 5 comments

Only needs "Source SDK Base 2006" + "Half-Life 2" installed.

Tds4 Demo file Update
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Tds4 Demo file Update

Mar 31, 2014 The Dark Secret 4 Patch 0 comments

Files Update To install: Just move the Tds4 Demo folder over the existing one.

Underhell Chapter 1 - Spanish Language Pack
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Underhell Chapter 1 - Spanish Language Pack

Mar 27, 2014 Underhell Patch 7 comments

Underhell Prologue + Chapter 1 Spanish Language Pack, includes translated subtitles and graphic content. Instructions/Instrucciones:

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Makkon
Makkon Nov 20 2003, 1:26pm says:

where do you get the demo?

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Molested
Molested Nov 3 2003, 6:05pm says:

My mom ordered it.
but i want i now! >_<

and this time i'm gonna beat i before she duz <_<

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scubahood
scubahood Oct 26 2003, 11:52am says:

well i have played a demo of hl2 and it runs pretty good on a decent system mind you that it was beta so it was a bit buggy

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Makkon
Makkon Oct 16 2003, 6:20pm says:

Dude, you don't need worth carp to play this, I t runs well on anything!!! :O

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minutemaidlemonade51
minutemaidlemonade51 Oct 12 2003, 6:59am says:

I've noticed a lot of people on here wondering if their PC will be able to run HL2 at a playable state, and so am I, so I have an AMD Athlon XP 2.6 gig 333Mhz FSB, 256 Mb 333Mhz FSB ram, nVidia Geforce 3 TI (what I'm especially worried about), and cable modem, I was wondering if I'll need to upgrade my video card (or anything else) to make HL2 Look good and play fast and smoothly (FAST AND SMOOTHLY, I'm talking scared snake here), but still look good (i.e. BF1942, which I had to run in 800x600x16 at lowest quality everything or it lagged like ****)

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Sajt
Sajt Oct 7 2003, 7:52pm says:

cdawg: sure but get more RAM anyhow :)

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Isklar
Isklar Sep 23 2003, 9:56pm says:

Wait......

+2 votes     reply to comment
cdawg
cdawg Sep 21 2003, 9:20pm says:

will a geforce4 ti4600, 2.2 ghz, and 364 mb work good for half life 2?

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Metal_Sac
Metal_Sac Sep 19 2003, 9:48pm says:

lol Like he didn't know that! Not that it's true.
The delay will be announced soon, you'll see. I don't want it to be true, but it is. :(

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Shadowe
Shadowe Sep 8 2003, 8:30pm says:

september 30 2003 is when it comes out.

i WILL have this game.

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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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