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.

Post news Report RSS Crates and Barrels: First Beta released today

The first public Beta of the mod is now available for download. Visit the Downloads tab on the mod profile to access it.

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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:

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

Haha, that's interesting :)

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Awesome :D

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FJS
FJS

Interesting indeed =)
I should give it a try

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Varsity
Varsity

DirectX 1.1, really? :p

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

No download. D:

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[Night_Stalker] Online
[Night_Stalker]

Yo where's the link?

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

This is just too crazy to pass up. Link please!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

oops, download is up now: Moddb.com

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Frozencloud
Frozencloud

Wow! This is unique! :)

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SinKing
SinKing

Heh! What the hell is that? Looks like Space invaders with a new ruleset. No idea what was happening in the vid, but it was funny, to say the least.

I thought this was gonna be another version of Suicide Survival, but no - Source modders actually have better ideas than repeating themselves.

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Arxae
Arxae

rofl nice :p
it think its managed dx 10.1 or so tough :p dx1.1 is a bit old xD

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Peppyfool Author
Peppyfool

It doesn't use the Source engine at all (see header at the top of this page). It uses a custom game engine that uses Managed DirectX 1.1, which is a Managed code wrapper for DirectX 9.0c.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

lol wtf.... This is the strangest mod i ever seen for source engine congrats lol. great work on it anyway atleast trying some unquie :P.

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Metalspy
Metalspy

Err, lol? ^^
I don't understand how this game works, but it looks funny..

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kwijl
kwijl

omg HL arcade! :D

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saivert
saivert

Doesn't work on Vista 64-bit with Service Pack 2 and .NET Framework 3.5 installed (also 2.0).
Which version of .NET is this targeted against? Why doesn't it work for me?

Pastebin.no

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Peppyfool Author
Peppyfool

Sorry, but it doesn't run on Vista64 yet. I didn't have that OS available to try out before the first Beta release.

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RancidRandy
RancidRandy

So you are the author of Todesangst? That's cool, I really liked that mod. I'm glad to see you're still in business! ;P

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RancidRandy
RancidRandy

When I try opening the game (WinXP Home, SP3) it gives me a weird error message right when the splash opens up.
Perhaps needs a new version of Visual Basic?

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