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For those who care, this is why I tend to dismiss mash up, mess up and retexture mods for Half-Life.

My primary argument is that it's not a mod, it's not even an expansion. It's Half-Life with coat of paint. In some cases I can hold up my hands on honestly say that it is a particularly well done coat of paint.

My issue is, as much as I love Half-Life, I've been playing it for over 15 years. I've seen it all. I won't enjoy it any more by running through the same game with new sounds or models. I definitely won't enjoy playing through something that you think is hilarious (speaking specifically about mess up mods now).

That said, I started editing Half-Life skins and sounds back in the day, it's how I got started with making changes to the base game. I'm not saying stop, by all means stick with it, but you don't have to put it online. If you do, don't be surprised if you get backlash from a few people.

I have made thousands of tweaks to Half-Life through the years and you won't find any of them online. They were purely for MY amusement. A lot of it would make me cringe if I look back at it today.

Urby's Tips #4

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Urby Creator
Urby

Urby's Tips #4 is a blog post. Far too much information for a simple image to go into.

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Dejected-Angel
Dejected-Angel

Hey Urby, you posted about how horror mods are just a bunch of jump scares and other stuff just to creep you out.
What about this mod? Moddb.com
The dev team made a research on the human psychology and other stuff.

Check it out.

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe
TωısтeđHeαdαcħe

Hey, that's ours! Haha!

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Urby Creator
Urby

I am actually tracking that mod.

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xyxx502
xyxx502

Urby's tips #4 plz.

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Dejected-Angel
Dejected-Angel

I want Urby's Tips #4.
Can be about anything or any mistakes a mod team might make like starting a mod page here before a team is even assembled.

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PunishedLamia
PunishedLamia

Why did you give cry of fear & cuthulu such low ratings, they are great mods why give them such low ratings? :(

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Urby Creator
Urby

Cthulu had some of the worst mapping I've ever seen and the weapons were all frustrating to use. (Covered all of that in my review.)

Cry of Fear is an over hyped mess of the same ****** scare tactics used by EVERY SINGLE HORROR MOD and the monsters were some of the worst attempts at modelling I've seen.

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PunishedLamia
PunishedLamia

"Cthulu had some of the worst mapping I've ever seen"

Yeah i have too agree with you on that, but thankfully these guys http://www.moddb.com/mods/mini-redux-cthulhu-an-unspeakable-modification are improving the maps.

"the weapons were all frustrating to use"

Oh come on the weapons weren't that frustrating to use, i got used to them easily.

"Cry of Fear is an over hyped mess of the same ****** scare tactics used by EVERY SINGLE HORROR MOD"

I don't think Cry of Fear is overrated but yeah some of the scare tactics were a bit stale.

"the monsters were some of the worst attempts at modelling I've seen"

The monsters were meant to look like that to frighten the player, and for gods sake games are meant to be about fun not graphics!

Just my two cents. :)

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Urby Creator
Urby

In that case, neither of those mods were fun either. :P

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PunishedLamia
PunishedLamia

Did you even finish them? :)

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Urby Creator
Urby

No, as I said, I wasn't having fun. They had their chance.

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