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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
time"

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!

Moddb.com

The main theme!

Moddb.com

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 feature...no, no, I'll just let you play it.

Now, I leave you with the following image:

Horse

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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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...

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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...

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

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Rikku2000
Rikku2000 Oct 9 2006, 6:54pm says:

Half-Life is the Best game of the Would i love it, its better as Half-Life 2...

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Chaos303
Chaos303 Oct 7 2006, 11:21pm says:

Seriously the best FPS ever!!! Better than HL2 in my opinion.

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PeppermintWardrobe
PeppermintWardrobe Oct 1 2006, 10:47am says:

This IS the greatest FPS ever.

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qtmmatrix
qtmmatrix Jul 4 2006, 1:59pm says:

cant seem to get they hunger to work with the steam.got the the new half life 1 that goes in steam

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stealthhouse
stealthhouse Jun 14 2006, 7:03am says: +1 vote     reply to comment
MotorolaBlack
MotorolaBlack May 10 2006, 8:17am says:

Jeez that post got crappy:P

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MotorolaBlack
MotorolaBlack May 10 2006, 8:16am says:

jake, you?re an arrogant dumbfuck whom doesn?t even realise it?s on a modidied Q1 engine after reading this :/

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Mendrys
Mendrys May 8 2006, 1:40pm says:

Ummm, yes half life does use a modified version of the quake engine, not quake II. Both were great games but for single player experience HL certainly gets the nod. Here are some excerpts from an article on softimage.com:

"The original Half-Life technology is based on the famous Quake 1 game engine, which Valve licensed from Id Software. Built on the success of its 2.5-D predecessor, Doom, Quake 1 was the first game to introduce true 3-D environments and deforming 3-D characters.....
Newell?s vision was to take this technology and go further by making first-person perspective games work as a rich story-telling medium.

To this end the team at Valve updated Quake 1?s already impressive graphics effects with support for more colorful, higher quality environments and characters."

As for Half-Life 1 starting the modding community...I was playing MODS for Quake 1 years before HL1 was released. HL1 was superior to quake as a single player game but because it came out years after Quake this is no surprise. We all owe Id our thanks for allowing the player community to publish modifications to its game with virtually no hassles. Thanks Id!!

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Kyorisu
Kyorisu May 6 2006, 10:20am says:

look at the compile tools
anyone remember - WE USE THE QUAKE TOOLS
not qbsp2

the clip hulls - 3 clip hulls instead of shifting planes like q2 etc

LOOK AT THE SDK FOR GOD's SAKE THE ACTUAL CODE OF HALF-LIFE IS QUAKE1

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JSoulPsychadelic
JSoulPsychadelic May 3 2006, 6:42pm says:

The only hard parts in this game are the d@mn jumping puzzles.

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Run. Think. Shoot. Live.In Half-Life, players assume the role of the protagonist, Dr. Gordon Freeman, a recent MIT graduate in theoretical physics, and also a recent employee at Black Mesa. After an experiment that goes horribly awry when an unexpected Resonance Cascade (an apparently completely fictitious occurrence) rips dimensional seams that devastate the facility, Gordon must fight to escape the now alien-infested facility as creatures from another world — known as Xen — subsequently enter…

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