Crates and Barrels is a single-player "minigame" mod for Half-Life 2. It is a unique mod for several reasons, most notably for what it is not: it isn't a shooter (first or third person) - it isn't an RPG, strategy, or adventure game - and it doesn't use the Source game engine. What it is, though, is a collection of mini-games which use the Half-Life 2 characters, objects, and textures in several simple and classic video games that are intended for a few moments of comic relief. Written entirely in Visual Basic 2008 and using Managed DirectX 1.1, it is a first for Half-Life 2 mods. You will need Half-Life 2 installed in order to play this mod, as all game content is loaded as needed during gameplay from the Half-Life 2 GCF files.

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19 comments by Peppyfool on Mar 21st, 2009

Well, here it is - the first release of another one of my mods.  Unlike with my prior mods Todesangst and T2DEF, though, I have the opportunity to release a Beta version and get feedback from players to improve it.  My prior two mods were single player story-based mods so once you had played through them, there was little desire to play them again.

Anyway, this Beta contains the six games I mentioned in my last news update.  They are all fully functional and I am not aware of any serious deficiencies in the mod.  Nevertheless, there will probably be problems and bugs, so please visit the forum link above and post feedback on anything you find wrong (or find right, for that matter, too).

Download now from ModDB and watch a video of 1 of the 6 games below:

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Crates and Barrels Beta 0.1

Crates and Barrels Beta 0.1

Mar 21, 2009 Full Version 5 comments

This is the first public Beta release for this Half-Life 2 mod.

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sappy_nirv_bg
sappy_nirv_bg Feb 23 2010, 9:26pm says:
Quote:Peppyfool Mar 23 2009, 1:26pm replied:

It runs fine on Vista, but appears to not run on Vista64 yet.


I am guessing it doesn't run on 64 bit systems at all since it's not starting in Win7 x64

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sherwelbuilding
sherwelbuilding Aug 3 2009, 5:36pm says:

1/10 because every single gamemode is corrupt and won't start.

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sherwelbuilding
sherwelbuilding Aug 3 2009, 7:22am says:

This is the best mod ever made.

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Zombanana
Zombanana Apr 11 2009, 1:28pm says:

Dude this is so cool I didn't even had Steam on and it worked...

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mastertangenator
mastertangenator May 19 2009, 4:13am replied:

lol is your copy official ot torrented though? XD

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Zombanana
Zombanana Jul 1 2009, 5:25pm replied:

this is a late reply but I have official.

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benbellis
benbellis Apr 3 2009, 11:35am says:

very well done! i play this while im listening to music, great way to take a quick dose of hl2 action, 10/10
P.s somtimtes it wont work unless i exit steam :)

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AlexCrafter
AlexCrafter Mar 30 2009, 3:55pm says:

I love it! great work!

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez Mar 23 2009, 3:00pm says:

Can you upload this in a zip or rar file?

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Peppyfool
Peppyfool Mar 23 2009, 2:26pm replied:

It runs fine on Vista, but appears to not run on Vista64 yet.

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