With the impending collapse of the Citadel, two members of the Resistance are tasked with evacuating any citizens remaining. Little do they know that their mission sees them gaining critical information that puts the early fate of White Forest in their hands.

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This week we’re joined by Phillip and briefly by Glenn from HalfLife2.net. We discuss what makes HL more than just an FPS and we’re asked about how modding effects the gaming industry. Phillip announces dm2sp and Thomas announces HoE release date.

Posted by William on Jun 26th, 2009

Transmission Code: 14585 (#36)

Sorry the post is late, my internet died yesterday and then I went to sleep because I’d been awake for far too long. - Nic

Extended Show Notes


  • 00:00:30 - William, Emanuel and Thomas are joined by Phillip and Glenn from Half-Life 2.net

Podcast17 News

  • 00:02:40 - Stratofarius’ June-July P17 Community Calendar.
  • 00:03:20 - Phillip from PlanetPhillip announces dm2sp.com.

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:16:10 - Steam Community Feature Additions
  • 00:16:40 - Steam client update released
  • 00:18:20 - Source SDK Update Released
  • 00:21:40 - Smashball now availiable on Steam.
  • 00:22:50 - Left 4 Dead Authoring Tools/SDK Update and Integration Details.


  • 00:24:10 - Wasteland w/Combat (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:27:10 - City 45 (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:30:20 - Ghost in the Machine (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:34:00 - Flash Flood (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:29:30 - Rat’s Nest (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:41:50 - Escape by =EX-Mo= (Half-Life 2)
  • 00:44:20 - Smashball on Steam (Half-Life 2)
  • 00:44:45 - ZombieMod: Source v1.40 (Half-Life 2)

Media Blitz

  • 00:46:10 - Heart of Evil: Napalm Edition - Release Date June 24th.
  • 00:51:10 - Neotokyo Noob Hints.
  • 00:51:10 - ModDB: NEOTOKYO° - Humble Beginnings.
  • 00:59:30 - JailBreak: Source Update.
  • 01:02:00 - No More Room in Hell is back in action on ModDB!
  • 01:05:00 - City 17: Episode 1 - 3 Day Update.
  • 01:06:00 - Age of Chivalry CR2 Update Due in June!
  • 01:07:35 - Black Mesa - ST Skybox Video.
    • There were a lot more videos by Black Mesa on the same day, some better than this one, but somehow we didn’t to notice them until after recording.

Listener Audio Question

  • 01:08:35 - Nighthawk from CSNation.com asks us about ways modding effects the gaming industry.

Question / Discussion

  • 01:19:00 - Is Half-Life 2 just a First Person Shooter?
    • Can Half-Life 2 be modded for gameplay styles other than FPS?
    • Why there are only a few HL2 mods using other gameplay styles?
    • Did Portal inspire people to make non-shooting mods?
  • 01:24:50 - Planet Phillip Poll “Why don’t modders use the Magnusson Device?”
  • 01:29:20 - Wrap-up.

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Dnst Jun 26 2009 says:

Wastelands will be on hlp.de, it's nice. And concerning the rest of the mods... I share the opininon of Emanuel (the one who criticizes) in nearly every case. (yes --> "Anyone can render models")

Source Engine is missing at "Related Engines"

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Centaur1um Jun 26 2009 says:


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dafatcat Jun 26 2009 says:

God I love podcast17

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medve Jun 27 2009 says:

don't worry fellows, ppl still listening to podcast, so post it on moddb. gj

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Bluehawk Jun 27 2009 says:

Humourous bickering.

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duck354 Jun 30 2009 says:

that was cool

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Shadowmetroid Jul 1 2009 says:

I, and HUNDREDS of other gamers have high hopes for this mod. Godspeed!

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