Curse Episodes is a Half-Life 2 single player total conversion : a mix of physics based combat, puzzles and exploration. In the first episode you can explore an egyptian necropolis and kill mummies, monsters with a morning star.

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The release date + the manual + the music + the secret.

Posted by cmod_dev on Apr 22nd, 2009

The current release date is May 1, and I am able to finish the development till that. However the release will be Fileplanet exclusive, and that means, we had to consider the release date they suggest - so they could give the biggest possible exposure to the mod - which is great! Currently the expected release date is around May 18, and I soon change the date in the mod's profile also.
update:I rethink this release exclusivity thing, the above information is for historical evidence only.

There are some comments, mentioning that the animations look funny/strange, well, that's true.
I was able to build all the things I planned for Curse, except animations.Mostly because custom animations didn't affect the gameplay directly,thus I marked it as a low priority task. Check this news post to see what was the plan.The animation features mentioned there, will be only available in the next episode.

Now here's the coolest part of the news post:

Curse is getting a full AAA audio treatment! The music is created by Rich Douglas - head over to his website for more music samples from Curse - and the sound effects will be created by Robin Arnott. 'drool emoticon here'

When the release date pushed back previously, I mentioned extra content. I won't tell you all the details what is the extra content, because it is a secret. But I can tell that I teased it (secretly) already in one of the videos :) Below is the game manual, which is pretty much covers all the basics you'll need to know about Curse (this is the 'firts draft' it may contain typos and such - click on them to see a bigger version).

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Bender411 Apr 22 2009 says:

Yay! 1 May! Very waiting)

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billyboob Apr 22 2009 replied:

I'm sorry but I think he meant to state that he is pushing back the release to May 18 as this is the earliest he was able to schedule a FilePlanet exclusive release date. He will update the moddb profile page to reflect this soon.

I'm hoping I'm wrong on this but...

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Bersek Apr 22 2009 says:

damn I can't wait for releashe.

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bassi Apr 23 2009 replied:

is releashe some kind of food?

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SimonDenton Apr 22 2009 says:


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Mr.QBlack Apr 22 2009 says:

YAAAAA Can't Wait !!!

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SinKing Apr 22 2009 says:

Are you still making this alone? I really wonder what you can't do! A media update and PR by itself are lots of work and you manage to make this AND your mod, like a piece of cake!
Of all the one-man mods this is the fastest and most intersting looking one to me. Respect for your great work and dedication!

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Nitram Apr 22 2009 says:


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Robok Apr 22 2009 says:

Well goddamn, I wasn't really into the mod until I just heard the main menu soundtrack, it's AMAZING, definitely sets in the mood! I shallst be waiting for it.

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Desumilk Apr 22 2009 says:

Wow, May 1. Great! Nice little tips. Still having doubts about rock'n'roll mummies with 'em horns.

And, awwww, I really hoped you'd make some mummie animations. At least, did you change the sounds? Also, with a little help you could've coded-in the TF2 axe animation for your mace. Would've fit perfectly.

Animations & sounds affect gameplay as much as the graphics do.

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PierreOfTheFrench Apr 22 2009 replied:

I thought the mace attacks were not based off of set animations and it was controlled purely with the mouse and the movements mimick the ones you make. Maybe not, either way this mod is going to rock :)

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DOLBYdigital Apr 22 2009 says:

Wow great music!
Can't wait to hear what the in game music will sound like ;)

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stenchy Apr 22 2009 says:

Fileplanet exclusive!?! You're kidding right? You could release this mod on all the websites you please day 1 and I GUARANTEE Fileplanet would have it on their front page too. Every mod I've talk to that has gone the Fileplanet exclusive route has regretted it. If you look at it from a pure numbers point of view, any exclusivity just limits launch success.

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stenchy Apr 22 2009 replied:

BTW, Fileplanet download numbers are cumulative - meaning they bundle all version downloads together in their count. Don't be fooled by the misleading counts.

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DuckSauce Apr 22 2009 replied:

I'd have to agree with stenchy here, you could get this mod on every download site you want too, why go for an exclusive on one if you could have way more coverage by going to many sites.

Anyway looking forward to playing this :D

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8472 Apr 22 2009 says:

I have to agree - FilePlanet is awful and I'm a little sad to hear it will be exclusively on it. Still - looks great. Good luck on release and good job.

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Piuneer Apr 22 2009 says:

Why Fileplanet??? That site was only good 6 years ago when it first started up. I don't wanna make an account just so i can get less than ****** download speeds.

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Jokerme Apr 22 2009 says:

This thing started to become ridiculous. I hope you are taking money for this exclusivity thing, because this is an epic mistake. I hate fileplanet.

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cmod_dev Author
cmod_dev Apr 22 2009 replied:

No, but all these negative comments about fileplanet hmm... I guess none of you are kidding so.. I do take some action about this issue. but not now, because now I am too sleepy.

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awesomepossum Apr 22 2009 says:

Can't wait for this to come out, looking forward to playing it on the 18th!

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FJS Apr 22 2009 says:

Wow, looks great dude!! Really!

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Bird_of_Prey Apr 22 2009 says:

I'm also disappointed by the Fileplanet exclusive. But it doesn't matter a whole lot to me as I doubt I'll have internet access at the time. :P

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doublethink Apr 22 2009 says:

Well, despite the odd choice of exclusivity to another site with all the press and buzz you've gathered here, I'm still looking forward to this.

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Sebbeman Apr 22 2009 says:

lol fileplanet. nigga please

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scewy Apr 22 2009 says:

And now he pushed back the release date even more?

Seriously doubt that it will be released at that date...

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sigvatr Apr 22 2009 says:

Fileplanet, juk!

Why on earth would you use fileplanet?

It sucks.

No, really, it sucks.

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shadow-killer Apr 22 2009 says:


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bobalong131 Apr 22 2009 says:

I like file planet as much as getting a pitch fork up my ***.

File Front = good
File Planet = Bad

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Miroku08 Apr 22 2009 says:

What they all said about FilePlanet.

Also, like you said about typos, I saw one in the second image with the mace. "Try no to drop this on your own foot, while you flail it."... the 'no' should be 'not' :D

This is my favorite upcoming mod

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cmod_dev Apr 23 2009 replied:

Thank You! I'll fix it.

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hak3rjimb00 Apr 22 2009 says:

fileplanet exclusive? lol and i was actually looking forward to this big disappointment...... ill let other people dl it im not interested in getting a account on that crapsite sorry hope u do good but dont expect much......

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treat Apr 22 2009 replied:

Hahah. Too lazy/bitter/jaded to spend 2 minutes creating an account and waiting a few extra to download a mod you're interested in playing? That's damn unfortunate.

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Jesternz08 Apr 22 2009 says:

looking awesome as usual!
Cant wait till may :)

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KEEP_IT_UP! Apr 22 2009 says:

love that music! CAN'T WAIT... keep it up! ^^

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treat Apr 22 2009 says:

Good job on setting a release date. Don't take it too seriously now. ;D

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ausbushman Apr 23 2009 says:

I hate downloading from Fileplanet. but cool, can't wait!

And it's good to see that people read past the first sentence...

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vfn4i83 Apr 23 2009 says:

I personally hape Fileplanet, it aways crap in big downloads, bigger than 100mb.

It closes the session before the download ends.

Even so cant wait to see it.

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SinKing Apr 23 2009 says:

Don't make "Curse" exclusive to Fileplanet - that's the first stupid idea I have seen with this project...

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ricecrispi Apr 23 2009 says:

FilePlanet is opening to hear what you guys have to say. But I must say I'm bruised up from reading all the hate, lots of stones thrown.

Don't hate on the Curse moddev team. I approached them with this offer and they are looking out for their best interest and so is FilePlanet. I understand it is a mod and should be available to all gamers. I want to promote it across FilePlanet, to a wider audience on our network, and help some mod developers. The only way to justify it is a pre-premiere.

With that said, FilePlanet will talk to the Curse mod dev team to make some arrangements that benefits the Curse Dev, FilePlanet, and of the fans here on ModDB.

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Mkilbride Apr 23 2009 says:

Uh, yeah, no.

I use FilePlanet all the time, unlike others, I don't have much issues with it, it's good for Mod PR and even if they're slow downloads, they're reliable, that's for sure.

Though I'll agree 100% with everyone else here, FileFront is better, any site is really better, being Exclusive is NOT looking out for their best interest. It's looking out for FILEPLANETS BEST INTERESTS AND NOT THE MODS. Blatant lies you are telling, my friend. Exclusive on Fileplanet is only good for ONE party.(You)

Like the dev said, I hope he can reconsider. Decadence, aside from it's other faults, suffered from being exclusive to Fileplanet for like 2-3 days, which in all honesty, hurt what it could do.(Throw in it's other bugs, and you've got a plan for disaster)

Wider-audience? How the HELL is it a wider audience if it's Exclusive? Why not release it on Fileplanet AND other sites, then it'll reach a even WIDER audience and help the mod developer out MORE. IF you TRULY wanted to help them, you'd understand that.

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ricecrispi Apr 23 2009 says:

In the past the term FilePlanet used was exclusive. I will not enforce or use that term. I won't spend time sending emails enforcing it either. FilePlanet is just an option and I do want people to come by.

This wasn't intended it to be an "exclusive". Just a launching premiere on FilePlanet to maximize publicity for the mod and have it on FilePlanet. I do want it to launch on FilePlanet and set time aside for that. Do you think FileFront or FileShack sets time aside to do that? They are busy posting other stuff. If it isn't posted on FilePlanet most of the other sites won't even notice this mod is released till a week or two later. If it's front center on FilePlanet they take notice. Cats out of the bag.

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Sebbeman Apr 23 2009 replied:

Delicious lies.

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Miroku08 Apr 23 2009 replied:

I actually have to agree with ricecrispi, just not with the exclusivity, however which he stated he has forgone. If FilePlanet brings attention to this, the other File- sites will take heed and possibly follow suit. Otherwise, it would just be the same publicity it would have gotten, had it been released on all sites rather than FilePlanet.

In other words, what I'm saying is that if FilePlanet DOES give attention to CURSE, FileShack and FileFront may do the same. But I'm NOT saying that it should be FilePlanet exclusive or be hosted exclusively on FilePlanet for any given amount of time.

I like typing.

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Mkilbride Apr 23 2009 says:

In my post, I even said Fileplanet IS good PR. I'm just saying releasing it exclusively there, even if for only a day or two, is a bad idea. RELEASE IT THERE, OF COURSE. Just don't make it exclusive to Fileplanet for even a minute. I want it released on all sites at the same time, no favor shown to any of them. Also, are you seriously trying to say Fileplanet is some forefront of the gaming community, and that it can make or break something? Pretty damn arrogant.

Fileplanet is usually behind the times if I ever saw anything. They usually have files that have been on other sites for a week or more just show up.

Why isn't it satisfactory to just release it on all sites at the same time? It can be on Fileplanet and others, that's basically what I said, and I am asking, why do you want Fileplanet to have it before anyone that you guys will receive more attention and people would be FORCED to use you.

I'm one of the people who actually DEFEND Fileplanet against my friends. "It's not as bad as you all say it is.", I've said that so many times. I use it all the time, but releasing it as an EXCLUSIVE to Fileplanet for ANY degree of time only benefits you alone.

Ricecrispi has basically been saying that releasing it on Fileplanet alone, albeit, not forever, but for a short amount of time will be good for it...I can't see how it benefits the maker of this mod. It limits the audience and possible viewers.

Just imagine, release day. It's on Fileplanet, FileFront, Fileshack, WHATEVER GOD DAMNED SITE YOU WANT. Just don't limit it to one site on launch. You'll regret it.

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ricecrispi Apr 24 2009 says:

Again, thanks for the feedback. I do understand some of the gripes people have about FilePlanet.

Does FilePlanet benefit from it being exclusive on our site even for a day or two? If I make it non-exclusive it might be up for one afternoon and might not gain the steam it needs with a beta event or big demo. FilePlanet is stuffed with beta events the next couple of weeks.

I am leaning to make it non exclusive this time.

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staberas Apr 28 2009 says:

Rapidshare /end

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dafatcat May 16 2009 says:

MEH WUNTZ DIS MAWD! I do. I really do.

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