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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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:

Crates and Barrels: progress update

Crates and Barrels: progress update

6 years ago News 1 comment

Work on this mod is continuing nicely. This past week I made a milestone decision on the content that will make the Beta release, and that which will...

Announcing Crates and Barrels single player mod for Half-Life 2

Announcing Crates and Barrels single player mod for Half-Life 2

6 years ago News 1 comment

Today I am announcing a uniquely new mod for Half-Life 2 called Crates and Barrels. It is a collection of minigames with Half-Life 2 themes. At present...

Transmission 12569: Decadence Interview

Transmission 12569: Decadence Interview

6 years ago Feature 3 comments

Podcast 17 was lucky enough to interview the entire Decadence team. This is a must listen for all mod developers and video game enthusiasts alike.

Modcast S02 E18

Modcast S02 E18

6 years ago Feature 9 comments

With most of the Staff overseas exploring GDC and all its wonders, Dave is left to cover the site and bring you the Modcast with a new guest.

Crates and Barrels Beta 0.1

Crates and Barrels Beta 0.1

6 years ago Full Version 5 comments

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

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The_Greek_Hijacker Jan 30 2015 says:

I launched the game but an error appeared. I installed Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 and i have Half Life 2. I alredy have DirectX for Managed Code in my pc. But the game still appears an error saying <<An unhandled exception has occured and Crates And Barrels must terminate>> Then it says some other things that i can't write.

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sappy_nirv_bg Feb 23 2010 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 Aug 3 2009 says:

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

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sherwelbuilding Aug 3 2009 says:

This is the best mod ever made.

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Zombanana Apr 11 2009 says:

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

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mastertangenator May 19 2009 replied:

lol is your copy official ot torrented though? XD

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Zombanana Jul 1 2009 replied:

this is a late reply but I have official.

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benbellis Apr 3 2009 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 Mar 30 2009 says:

I love it! great work!

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JrComissarValvatorez Mar 23 2009 says:

Can you upload this in a zip or rar file?

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