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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.

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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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Dejected-Angel
Dejected-Angel

By chance we can get Urby's Tips #4?

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Urby Creator
Urby

Ask and you will receive :)

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GamerDude27 Online
GamerDude27

Yea now I am back and can run steam it was a block on my router Telenor had to unlock or something. But now I am facing another problem and that is: How do i load my mods in hammer again? I have the Source Code and i putted it where it was before on my C:\ drive and i configured the mod in hammer and when i try to place NPC's it is only npc_puppet npc_furniture and another one thats it under npc_ so i want to know how to connect my source code to my mod again.

I am hoping you can help

~Ian

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Urby Creator
Urby

Never used Source.

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II

This guy speaks truth, listen to him sometimes.

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indie970
indie970

Happy Easter Day :D

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PunishedLamia
PunishedLamia

I know you don't like zombie mods but have you played they hunger?

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Urby Creator
Urby

They Hunger is the only good one. :D

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