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

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

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Tds4 Demo file Update

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

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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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leilei
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
Shirk Aug 9 2009, 11:24pm replied:

Its valve you ******* moron

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wanker
wanker Nov 5 2005, 9:26pm says:

k i got the fakfactory hi-res pack but wheres that hot fix stuff?

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jacksonj04
jacksonj04 May 30 2003, 7:12pm says:

It ain't Sierra, it's Activison (I think)

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azzDB
azzDB May 30 2003, 4:56am says:

Thats one ugly box neuro O_o

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Krehlmar
Krehlmar May 29 2003, 9:59am says:

Omg I LOVE G-MAN! ARGH! hes so damn evil and mystic, hes above the fysics! I love him!

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Neurowave
Neurowave May 28 2003, 9:03pm says: 0 votes     reply to comment
Tei
Tei May 26 2003, 5:02am says:

Valve, please remenber that backlash linux style is standard in C, C++ libs and dont use the windows "standar" for anithing.

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Tei
Tei May 26 2003, 5:00am says:

3DMark2001 as the Havok technology, too. I think work in the "Max Payne" alike demo.

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InSovietRussia
InSovietRussia Jun 6 2010, 8:46pm replied:

Correct.

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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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