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 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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Meraqel
Meraqel Jul 21 2014, 3:02pm says:

What if about G-man: What if G-man is like Q from Star Trek New Generation. I mean not god-like but still powerful enough. xD

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λpone
λpone Aug 2 2014, 4:30am replied:

That's what I thinking. 0.o

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden May 30 2014, 12:36am says:

valve is really making it hard to mod, scene.images don't work anymore after the steampipe update, and for awhile the friggen mod tools didn't work at all for weeks until the community figured out a way around it. I appreciate valve's tenancity at updating an aging engine, but is it really necessary to screw with whats worked before breaking mods in the process? Theres alot of old mods that won't be updated..

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Crypt
Crypt Jun 8 2014, 7:48am replied:

I got very scared (and angry) during the Steampipe updates. Is there no limit to the amount of things Valve can break?

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nickyforiasha
nickyforiasha Jul 27 2014, 1:07am replied:

isnt steam pipe a beta feature?

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Crypt
Crypt Jul 27 2014, 2:35am replied:

I don't think so. I do know that Valve left various Source modders stuck, unable to work on anything for a bit.

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DukeOfJudea
DukeOfJudea Apr 5 2014, 2:41pm buried:

(buried)

The 22nd AB is now recruiting. 22nd plays a variety of games including Battlegrounds 2, Resistance and Liberation, etc. If anybody would like to join either add an officer on steam or sign up on our website www.22ndab.co.uk/‎.

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Mr.Marooned
Mr.Marooned Mar 11 2014, 7:02pm says:

A Half life MMO..........enough said.......

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WyldStyle
WyldStyle May 1 2014, 6:58pm replied:

Oh man I was gonna say that! :D

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Crypt
Crypt Mar 12 2014, 3:01pm replied:

Is this the part where a novice level designer who doesn't understand Source's limits starts a mod page and tries to assemble a team to make that a reality?

+8 votes     reply to comment
Mr.Marooned
Mr.Marooned Mar 12 2014, 9:20pm replied:

Tell me about it! That happens too many times here!

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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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