Relive Water Hazard from Half-Life 2, this time without the airboat. Welcome to BOAT-LESS!
This mod aims to recreate the entire Water Hazard chapter to make it fun and interesting without the airboat.

The mod includes:

  • extended and redesigned maps, remade to fit the on-foot experience
  • new details added to the original Water Hazard maps, making them even more immersive
  • new voice acting
  • new music
  • Episode 2 features integrated into Water Hazard, making them look and play better than before

And much, much more!

We know that the Water Hazard chapter is rather boring for many Half-Life 2 players because of the airboat. Now, the time has come - Freeman will go through the old canals, BOAT-LESS!

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A week ago we've been mentioned by PC Gamer in an article about BOAT-LESS! Here's a link to the article.
Thanks PC Gamer!

As for the mod itself, we are making steady progress. I know the page seems a bit...well...dead, but it really isn't!

Here's a bit of news on the state of the game:

Most of the geometry on the Water Hazard maps is done at this point, now it's just a matter of details and scripting. However, the new maps need more work when compared to Water Hazard ones. Some of the new maps are nearly finished, but a few are still far from done. The mod will not be released without them though, if that wasn't obvious :) We are also nearly done with recording all the voice acting for the game. Unfortunately, we had to change our composer, but a new one is already hard at work to deliver some new cool music. Perhaps I should provide a sneak peak of one of the new tracks soon? :)

Here's a bunch of screenshots from one of the new maps:

NewMap3

That's all for now. As you can probably tell, we are far from dead, and the mod will be released in the near future. We are aiming for a 2017 release, however I can't be 100% certain that will be the case.

I will try to keep this page more updated from now on.

Thanks for noticing this little mod and for the support so far!

-WALLe

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Addy_SRB
Addy_SRB

Good luck! :D

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus

Fantastic idea!

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AidenDemon
AidenDemon

It doesn't have any sense...

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Kyojinmaru
Kyojinmaru

Agree. Boats are part of the gameplay a good chunk of the game. It's like removing cars in Borderlands.

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WALLe_PL Creator
WALLe_PL

Modding isn't about why... It's about why not! :)
Seriously though - what doesn't? I'm more than happy to discuss.

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VGames
VGames

I don't really have a problem with this. I mean it's your mod idea and it would be a different experience. But I have to agree, you're removing something unique and replacing it with more of the same. Either way congrats on the PC Gamer article. Keep doing what you're doing. People like it.

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WALLe_PL Creator
WALLe_PL

I'm aware that removing the airboat might seem like a ba idea at first, but Water Hazard on foot has a unique feel to it that other chapters don't. It feels very open, almost like Highway 17 does. I knew people would call this out as a bad idea, but please - wait with critique until you have played the mod yourself. And if you want to give negative feedback, please, at least be constructive with it. I want to know what I can improve upon :) I, for exampe, enjoy the airboat driving, and I think Water Hazard is a cool sequence in between the usual FPS journey Half-Life 2 offers. But I also belive that changing this sequence doesn't mean it can't be a fresh and fun experience. I know this mod may sem like a bad idea, but trust me - this is way better than it may seem.

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djcj
djcj

Real men don't need airboats! Keep it up! I hope it won't take too long until a first playable version is made available.

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CW3D
CW3D

How's progress so far? Haven't heard from this in a while :P

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WALLe_PL Creator
WALLe_PL

We are making steady progress, an update post is planned soon.
I admit that we should be more talkative when it comes to updates on the mod status.

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