CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired is a single-player mod for Source. Waking up to find himself an augmented clone of Gordon Freeman, the player must fight time-travelling Combine forces across 42 missions set in Counter-Strike: Source environments, including pine forests, windswept fields and ruined factories. Each mission is goal-oriented and non-linear and can be played and replayed using different tactics, options and strategies.

  • Single-player.
  • Retains look and feel of Half-Life 2 while adding new weapons, enemies and abilities.
  • Includes an interactive mission hub, weapon test range and full Configuration Utility.
  • Features 42 non-linear missions, each with multiple goals, hidden secrets and deadly unpredictable AI.

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Download and install the mod...
...then install the map patch.

CSS SCI FI requires Counter-Strike: Source and the free Source SDK base.

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41 comments by fitzroy_doll on Oct 24th, 2009

The final version of CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired has been released. CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired is a single-player mod for Source featuring 42 unique, replayable missions. CSS SCI FI includes an interactive mission hub and full Configuration Utility which players can use to select different styles of gameplay, ranging from extreme realism to gib-tastic gore. Each mission is goal-oriented and non-linear and can be played and replayed using different tactics, options and strategies.

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The maps
Missions in CSS SCI FI take place in 18 retail and 24 custom Counter-Strike: Source maps, which are installed intact to the player's CS:S game folder. The maps are unchanged and are fully playable in Counter-Strike: Source. Maps have been carefully selected with the collaboration of established designers, including Bluestrike, Schuzak and d00ds.com.

Replay value
Replay value sets CSS SCI FI apart from other single-player mods. Because the layout of each map is non-linear, there is never only one way to approach a particular target or goal. Players can work through each mission as many times as they like, discovering new features (including hidden secret weapons) and using new options from the configuration utility each time. Resources are distributed differently and enemies change their tactics with every play, making each mission a unique experience. CSS SCI FI brings the unpredictable excitement and high-quality replay value of a multi-player game to the single-player Source audience.

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Get it now
To play, only Counter-Strike: Source is required. If it is not already installed, the free Source SDK base will also be downloaded through Steam automatically when the mod is started for the first time.

Download CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired now via Moddb or get the torrent here.

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CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired [map patch - all versions]

CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired [map patch - all versions]

Jan 18, 2011 Patch 14 comments

This patch fixes the crash after Compound caused by fatal incompatibilities in the following retail maps: DE_Dust, DE_Dust2 and DE_Inferno. This patch...

CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired [patch 3.0/3.01 -> 3.02]

CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired [patch 3.0/3.01 -> 3.02]

May 28, 2010 Patch 2 comments

This file is the 3.02 patch for any unpatched version of CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired. You do not need this patch if you have already downloaded the 3.02 final...

CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired [3.02]

CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired [3.02]

Oct 23, 2009 Full Version 58 comments

CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired is a modification for Source featuring 42 non-linear, goal-oriented single-player missions. Requirements: Counter-Strike: Source...

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pandabear1984 Mar 22 2014, 10:40pm says:

Posted a question in the SMOD forums about the issue.
Keep track of it as we may find a fix soon.

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4KingAl Mar 25 2014, 10:49am replied:

Really hope a fix can be found.

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Bomba1000 Mar 16 2014, 10:39am says:

I have problem. When i launching map or campaing i have black screen and crosshair in centre.

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hench96 Feb 16 2014, 8:11am says:

Without the old .cfg s from Counter strike source this mod won't work.
So does anyone know how to get the old .cfg s from befor the steampipe update.
(sorry for my bad english)

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Fidchell Feb 6 2014, 4:46am says:

Thank God. I thought I was the only one with the spawning problems. Guys, apparently the LUA files that are included with the maps are no longer working for ANY Smod client. I have no idea what's going on or why this is happening...

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alencore Feb 19 2014, 2:02am replied:

Well that's it this mod is dying or very buggy and the mod author himself can't fix the LUA bug. Good thing I kept my outdated 60 gigs steam folder intact and offline before valve turned it into a crappy steamfu--ed thing lol! God I hate steam reason why I even bothered using it is bec. of this awesome mod. ANyway CSS SCI FI still working 100% fully on my end...FOREVER!

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TheBringerOfWar Feb 3 2014, 1:53pm says:

I don't think many people will be still on this mod page but everything is fine and dandy, I've gotten the Map patch, done the thing so it picks up CSS models, but I spawn without a HEV suit and no weapons. I love this mod but it ruins the experience and I don't like to cheat stuff in. Oh also on Italy map I spawn below map and on ancient town on chapter 2 I spawn above, I've only tried this on a few maps to see if the problem persists and it does.

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MCGONN Feb 2 2014, 8:52am says:

Hmm, it seems the maps are broken. When I start Aztec I spawn up above the map and I don't get the Suit or weapons or anything.

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TheBringerOfWar Feb 3 2014, 1:54pm replied:

Sure you done map patch, also I'm having similar problems. I spawn sometimes above maps, sometimes I fall through them, with no weapons or HEV suit on every map

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 9/10

I really liked it altogether.
SMOD weapons were cool addition.
Crazy epic gibbing effects.
It actually seemed like there was a storyline to it with the maps.

NPC allies are pretty retarded.
No custom voiceovers.
No actual storyline.

Get workin' on Hardwired 2 for god's sake!

Jul 27 2011, 3:17pm by TheRedSpy

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