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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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HopeEstheim 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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HopeEstheim 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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HopeEstheim Apr 19 2014, 7:23am replied:

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

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nerdenfromsweden Feb 3 2014, 5:04pm says:

how many is still playing HL1 or mods for it?

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~X~ Feb 18 2014, 1:27pm replied:

I mod and play HL. Have lots of fun even today. (^_^)

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Vhince111500 Feb 19 2014, 7:38am replied:

I do play HL1 today with mods/without. This is my first favorite game, first game I played since I was a child. Srry for bad english

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xX(Warrior250)Xx Mar 6 2014, 12:50am replied:

first time i played this game i got terrified by the Headcrab zombies when i was a child, now im not haha

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Vhince111500 Mar 7 2014, 7:09am replied:

wr d same

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Elitesse Feb 4 2014, 11:59am replied:

Many multiplayer mods are dead except for Counter Strike, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress Classic, Sven Co-Op and the standard Half Life Deathmatch. There is also a big community still creating new custom content for Half Life 1 (mods, maps, models and other stuff).

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Willow. Feb 4 2014, 2:56am replied:

A fair amount of people play hl1 multiplayer and multiplayer mods like sven coop if that's what you were asking.

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Denneisk Jan 19 2014, 3:32pm says:

I have a bug. Half-Life is bugged. It can't read the file right or something on Desura, but works great on Steam. I don't understand... I just wanna play some funny mods :c

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Elitesse Jan 19 2014, 7:45pm replied:

What file?

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