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5 comments by HoliestCow on Jan 27th, 2013

No longer being tied to SF2 and having much deserved free time, I will be continuing work on what I love to do most. Truth is a new project that I recently started. More information will come soon.
It is a spiritual successor to Aberration.

There will be more information soon.

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Aberration Patch 1.0.1

Aberration Patch 1.0.1

Jul 12, 2012 Patch 2 comments

Just a quick patch to Aberration. Adds auto saves, and fixes some bugs. To install, extract the maps folder into your Aberration folder.

Aberration Part 1

Aberration Part 1

Jul 10, 2012 Full Version 15 comments

Aberration Part 1 is finally released! Require HL2 EP 2 to play, extract to your steam/steamapps/sourcemods folder, then restart steam. Thanks to NH2...

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culpepper Nov 3 2012, 1:25pm says:

Absolutely brilliant MOD!! I was so disappointed when I reached the end- I need more!!!! The whole thing is amazing- the detail, the look of it, the feel of it- when is the next part out?

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HoliestCow Creator
HoliestCow Nov 5 2012, 2:28pm replied:

Sorry, I cant give you a real estimate, I am currently too tied up with Source Forts 2.

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Saint_Stan Oct 29 2012, 12:02pm says:


HFS! This is a REALLY underrated mod! That was incredible. The foreboding atmosphere was effectively accomplished via powerful color correction a midst a minimalist ambient soundscape! The large dreary corridors added to a despair-inducing sense of isolation, as the player is forced to traverse a seemingly depressing backdrop.

The gunplay was tough, but fair. I especially like how scarce ammo and health is -- it adds to a sense of survival horror. I died on multiple occasions on the massive fight scene, BUT IT WAS NOT FRUSTRATING AT ALL (Played on HARD). It was intense, but balanced -- although I don't know how exactly you pulled it off, it was incredibly satisfying post-fight.

In summary, this mod boasts of incredible design! The authentic scares, the mapping (DAT ARCHITECTURE), the colors, the lighting, the scripting, gameplay elements -- i.e. explosive barrel placement, supplies scarcity, etc... ALL meticulously studied and effectively applied. The custom weapon models and sounds were of a psychological significance too (i.e. the pistol had a more fuller fire sound; I found it more reliable and deadly, regardless of the fact that I know that the stats are unaltered(?).) Also, and this is VERY important, your attention to little details is astounding -- a superior use of stock content. With a simple sound replacement here and there, the mod felt like a completely different game with such little effort.

This was An ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC experience for me. I found myself completely immersed throughout the entirety of the mod. It was short, but definitely not hanging. To the people who are actually reading this. Download the mod. PLAY THE **** OUT OF IT. NAO. This man deserves a medal. GOSH DARN.

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HoliestCow Creator
HoliestCow Nov 5 2012, 2:28pm replied:

How very kind of you.

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Tobeas Oct 27 2012, 9:44pm says:

I played this and I enjoyed it, not all of it but a good part. 50% of all the rooms felt like a waste though, Just boxes with some props in them. The mapping is good but pretty depressing. Just my personal opinions, the mod is great, can't wait for part 2.

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trowe93 Oct 19 2012, 1:56am says:

I have to say, I'd be more impressed if there wasn't so much HL2 stuff slathered on the walls, and if there was a suitable soundtrack + custom noises, and custom models for the monsters/zombies.

However, this was a good effort and I liked some of the mind-bender moments.

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Yup Oct 14 2012, 3:42pm says:

Some jumpscares were copyandpaste from Nightmare house 2,and i was a lit ****** off,but i give this mod 7/10,waiting for part 4.

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MiniDude Oct 11 2012, 3:05pm says:

A very good mod, love the sound effects.

Check mah PlayDB Video if someone is interested

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TheillusiveMan Oct 4 2012, 11:41pm says:

Holy ****. I just came on here after completing Aberration to say well done! Not only did I get quite a few genuine scares from this which were really unique and well done, but I also thought the combat was very good and did not interfere with the scary sections. In fact the combat was excellent. Well done! Can't wait for part II.

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HoliestCow Creator
HoliestCow Oct 5 2012, 8:46pm replied:


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Highest Rated (8 agree) 7/10

The mapping is really good and detailed but that's all.

Jul 11 2012, 5:50am by CuervoSp

Lowest Rated (23 agree) 5/10

I think Aberration has great potential but is currently lacking in a few key areas. PRO: Good brushwork and aesthetics. Nice lighting in later levels. CON: Schizophrenic atmosphere (ie, horror theme in one map and alien shooter in another, etc). There are no story elements, which makes the mod lack cohesion (ie, horror elements and shooter elements seem to exist solely for gameplay purposes and reveal nothing about the character, etc). Too difficult on Hard Mode (ie, fighting 16+ soldiers and two…

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