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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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ZeroZF Nov 1 2005, 6:51pm says:

another priceless fps great game play n hv great mod

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SlippyGraaz Oct 21 2005, 9:24pm says:

Definatly a great classic! Must buy, even though it may be a few years old.

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OOFTYMAGOOFTY Oct 18 2005, 9:54pm says:

Peaces Like Us wuz okay, insanely tightrope-walkerish if nothing else. Its good to play alone! Assault on Roswell, I just like those guys sense of humor! Invasion: Still percolating. All untill next time. Barring the unforseen.

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MasterDan1742 Oct 17 2005, 9:40am says:

saying half life 2 is q2 based is just a nub thing to say... if half life 2 is like anything it would be nearest to doom3 take the awsome grahpics for instance.

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MasterDan1742 Oct 17 2005, 9:39am says:

people hl1 doesnt have q1 based its counterstrike=hl1 modification! n00bs and they use the quake engine like take the fake deaths in cs they are like choppy deaths exact like quake 1 little hitstory for all you people you like to think they know what theyre talking about :-P hehe

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ZuljinRaynor Oct 13 2005, 5:32pm says:

Source has some Quake 1 code in it.

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Matt42 Sep 28 2005, 4:47am says:

Half-Life 1 was good but the best thing about it was it basically started the modding community. :)

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Blaze91 Sep 24 2005, 11:21pm says:

Half-life 1 is based off of the "modified" Quake 1 engine

Half-life 2 is based off the Source Engine which valve MADE.

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tudosiealex Sep 24 2005, 5:37am says:

hl 1 and 2 are the most cool games.And the mods too. I simply love this games and their mods,I like all theit mods.

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NotSoGangster Sep 20 2005, 11:31pm says:

IF you need proof i can show u NUB *** TOOLS! I hate peolpe who think they know what they r talking about. Grrrrr

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