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About Half-Rats: A Fever Dream with 7 comments by Half-Rats on Apr 16th, 2015

Listen up, boys and girls - I have such marvelous things to shew you! But first - there is the matter of gameplay change I thought it prudent to address. This mod will end up being more linear, due to obvious reasons. To make up for this, I have elected to provide the player with fun and engaging areas to die in. You will start out at the general store, and you will end the game at said general store; (Albeit with a few scratches and probably very drunk - typical night for me) but this night's journey will bring you to some other very fun environments and feature different, classic gameplay elements as well - including vehicles. As for the weapons - Yes, I have fortified my resolve in the matter and there will only be two of them. But that's just the way things go - Don't be dire, man. If you use them properly, you'll see it won't be as bad as you think, crybaby.

NOW, for some scenery!

The Manor

Here we have a lovely Second Empire-era inspired manor...and, that MIGHT be a hedge maze in the upper left corner. How very Victorian! How very dangerous! Some background on this manse:

"Abandoned for a year - the former home of that late, eminent citizen who
owned the Detroit stoveworks. Gas is still supplied to the home, though the edifice itself has
not been kept up in quite some time due to unbeknownst circumstances -
though some wild rumors fly about town as to the truth behind the
owner's death and why it has not been peopled or touched for a year's

ENOUGH of the scenery! Here's the new HUD! Yes, you can get drunk - and I have re-imagined the HL classic HUD to include a "Drunkeness Meter". The more you drink, the more powerful you'll feel! Very realistic! Yes, indeed! You will be 7 1/2 feet tall and bullet resistant! You toper, you! Aside from that, you carry a candle to illuminate your way!

Half-Rats' HUD

That's SEVEN bottles of whiskey in 2.5 seconds! But that's all right, because Half-Rats ate a couple meat pies. He'll be just fine!

Now, to meet a new NPC! Here's Pvt. Barnaby - Barney's ancestor. I'd like to thank "Badboy_Zay" for the rigging help on this one.

Pvt. Barnaby

He was a very proud member of the US Army before all this happened, and, well, once a soldier, always a soldier applies to him in earnest - he'll spare the enemy no quarter! You'll have to find him, though. He's not going to come to you. He has his own troubles. I have no creatures to shew you this week because I just don't think you could handle them.

Now, for some links to new and lovely music! My favorite!

The main theme!

Another wonderful and cheerful ditty I composed. I think it fits nicely.

Next on the list - is the matter of a trailer and a demo; both of which will be coming in just scant months. The trailer will be out next month and the demo, hopefully the next. The demo will, no, I'll just let you play it.

Now, I leave you with the following image:


What would the 19th century be without this majestic animal? If this is your horse, I apologize profusely and effusively...For I think invariably, that there may be a small chance that it could possibly be dead.

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Senses in Decay WON DEMO

Senses in Decay WON DEMO

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Demo of the first chapter of the mod. ATTENTION: BUGS: -If the scientist don't open the door, destroy the panel of the door. (First Level) -The corpse...

Renz Mod V0.01

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This is the very first download of Renz-Mod. It has barely any thing done except some very early views of new weapons and map design. To install simply...

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This is very important to anyone who wants to make maps for one of the best Valve games ever, Counter Strike 1.6 This modding kit is NOT for Counter Strike...

Meta Renderer beta 1.1

Meta Renderer beta 1.1

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Meta Renderer beta 1.1 (Windows Only) Release Date: 2015-03-29

Half-Life: Subtitles Mod 3.0 - Greek Pack

Half-Life: Subtitles Mod 3.0 - Greek Pack

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Half-Life: Subtitles Mod 3.0 - Greek Translation (by: Thanoshld)

Half-Life: Subtitles Mod 3.0 - Turkish Pack

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Half-Life: Subtitles Mod 3.0 - Turkish Translation

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Willow. May 17 2014, 12:27am says:

What would you recommend? Jackhammer or Sledge?

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hd_model_maker147 Jul 4 2014, 1:05pm replied:

i would prefer jackhammer

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Magic_Nipples May 23 2014, 6:43pm replied:

Jackhammer seems to be superior in some ways, but its crash happy attitude makes sledge a bit better of a choice. I will say, I find myself using jackhammer a lot more.

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Elitesse May 22 2014, 7:42pm replied:

I didn't try Sledge but for now Jackhammer is much better than the original Valve Hammer Editor!

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TheUnbeholden Apr 22 2014, 5:18am says:

Looks like Sledge (open source successor to gld src Hammer Editor), made a alpha release on facepunch. Hopefully this will be a reinvigorate HL.

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TheUnbeholden Feb 21 2014, 5:18pm replied:

(drive Number) .....\Steam\steamapps\common\Half-Life\hl.exe

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XevyMasahiro Feb 7 2014, 12:43am says:

Have you guys heard about this before?

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Kirisuna Apr 19 2014, 4:55am replied:

Hmm? the mod is deleted. i'm trying to find that mod but i'm too late. :(

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Elitesse Feb 7 2014, 4:48pm replied:

Yes but the mod is awaiting authorisation...

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XevyMasahiro Feb 10 2014, 7:38am replied:

Yeah, it's like remaking maps to the based black mesa maps and stuff. So is textures from black mesa too. Maybe..

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TheUnbeholden Feb 21 2014, 5:20pm replied:

have you made any mods? If not you could help find some obscure mods that you may have downloaded back in the day, add it on here.

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XevyMasahiro Apr 19 2014, 7:23am replied:

I don't have any but I'll try finding some mods.

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