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About Half-Rats: A Fever Dream with 7 comments by Half-Rats on Mar 30th, 2015

First off, this will be my last big update for a while as I sink deeper into my madness...or rather; my "modness". Alright, that was campy...passing on...For those of you following, I thank you - especially for your patience as your updates bar fills up with notifications! I assure you that such things will cease after this update! I will keep these fewer and farther between. So, It's been a big couple of weeks for me and I've been going like a steamroller - I'll let the photographs do the talking from here - without giving away too much, that is.

First thing's first! Expect original content. New characters, new enemies, new weapons, new sounds and new items...just with old code - but being that this is GoldSource, a good mod will make you have to use your imagination for some things I say! And, as a note; the textures I painstakingly hand-painted...for hours...

Goodies and Good Guys

Mr. Trask in the General Store

That is Mr. Trask - he owns and operates the general store where "Half-Rats", the player character lives. You two will become quite the team as your home is overrun by..."beings". This game is based off of the Half-Rats universe - he's a character that I created, and one whose shoes I frequently step inside in my daily life. This singleplayer pack takes place before the events in "The Rather Extraordinary Circumstances of Half-Rats". You can read "The Rather Extraordinary Circumstances of Half-Rats" - a copy-written novella I finished writing in 2014 - which I can provide at your behest if you wish to get some background on just who this Half-Rats guy is. It makes for good reading in the W.C.

Speaking of water closets - this thing makes me wish to vomit! One I'm not remiss to unveil at this point. PROTIP: He isn't a very friendly or amiable fellow despite that stupid grin.

Child of Tartarus

Now for some scenery! In-Editor and In-game:

The Block In-Editor
D-Town 1883 (Sort of)

You get a prize if you figure out which one the general store is...No, please don't try to guess, I'm all out of prizes.


I apologize if those are too dark - but perhaps that is for the best...VERILY! Now, you've seen too much and that is quite enough for now. This next one's for all of you lovely folks:

I would like to take the time to thank the community for their support, and all those tracking this beast...I would also like to thank ModDb for existing, the folks at "The Whole Half-Life" forums and Mr. Gnang for pointing me there...and, last but certainly not least, my girlfriend for having patience with me when she comes over and I'm unshaven, smelly and have hideous bags under my eyes from spending too much time at the desk. I swear I'll remember to take a' do that, too.

Anyhow, I'm rambling! So, I bid you adieu! And I'll leave you with this horrible abomination for the road!


Sleep well!

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kidox23 Dec 17 2014, 12:00pm says:

Is the best game for me C:

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mb77 Nov 24 2014, 5:22pm says:

Where can I find a very old half life modes? E.g. between 98 and 2000. If the archive reach me?

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hd_model_maker147 Nov 13 2014, 2:58pm says:

soon there will be a rare headcarb zombie mod i will make

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OsirisGodoftheDead Nov 7 2014, 11:41pm says:

I've been thinking of writing a tutorial on open world mod development in GoldSource. Would anyone be interested in this? I would give code tutorials on useful entities and how to make NPCs work better in an open world environment, as well as stuff like making better day/night cycles.

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Willow. Nov 9 2014, 8:14am replied:

I would, I've always wanted to make A mod with huge levels.

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kamkaze18 Oct 18 2014, 5:46pm says:

I love playing decay because that is only cooperative game on half life series i always play it with my brother

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seniorcitizen Oct 22 2014, 1:23pm replied:

ever heard of sven coop?

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earl1 Oct 18 2014, 6:28am says:

can you add a mod a just name it half life bloopers and just port it from ps2 to pc

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xX(Warrior250)Xx Sep 20 2014, 12:18am says:

Hey guys, i love playing the Original Half life and its expansion opposing force, im planning to get the Blue shift one... is it worth it?
Btw i use WON version as im only to storyline and mods

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OsirisGodoftheDead Sep 26 2014, 4:36pm replied:

Yes Blue shift is very fun. Not nearly as good as Opposing Force though. IMO Opposing Force felt like a professionally made commercial game, where Blue shift felt more like a mod.

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Qwertyus Sep 21 2014, 10:04am replied:

It's not so epic, but still is very good.

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