A deserted island... a lost man... memories of a fatal crash... a book written by a dying explorer. Dear Esther is a ghost story told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional gameplay, the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here. Fragments of story are randomly triggered by moving around the environments, making every telling unique. Features a stunning, specially commissioned soundtrack. Forget the normal rules of play; if nothing seems real here, it's because it may just be all a delusion. What is the significance of the aerial - What happened on the motorway - is the island real or imagined - who is Esther and why has she chosen to summon you here? The answers are out there, on the lost beach and the tunnels under the island. Or then again, they may just not be, after all...

Report Dear Esther - Original - 2009
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This is the original Source Mod for Dear Esther. Last updated 22/01/2009

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thank you guys awesome work, you show love here :)
and totally free too, good luck with the remake

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Tempest_Wales
Tempest_Wales

Yeah, thanks for putting this back up. Good luck with the Commercial release.

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chineseroom Author
chineseroom

No worries guys, sorry I didnt do it sooner, If you have any problems with it just let me know! :) -Rob

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tschumann
tschumann

The title in the chapter selection dialogue doesn't show up properly (I think it says #DearEsther_Chapter1_Title rather than START GAME).
This can be fixed by changing the name of the mod directory from "Dear Esther" to "DearEsther"

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GamerBob94
GamerBob94

Will this work with Half-Life 2 Deathmatch and the Source 2006 and 2007 SDK? I just got Steam and don't have it HL2 yet so I'm hoping it will work with Deathmatch (with some customisation, of course. but nothing that will ruin the experience, simply change the AppID from HL2's to HL2DM.)

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Geostationary0rbit
Geostationary0rbit

works with Source Base 2006

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Paper_Guy
Paper_Guy

I put the mod folder within the RAR file into C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods. I restarted Steam, meaning I logged off and logged back in, to see if it was there. It was there. But when I clicked "Play", it didn't launch. I checked to see if I had Half Life 2, and both Half Life episodes 1 and 2. I had them installed. So, I don't really see why the mod wouldn't work. Any advice on what to do?

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Westdog01
Westdog01

Do you have normal half life 2? Episode one and two are continuations of Half life 2.

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Velancious
Velancious

Good luck at IndieDb guys! The semen sprayed all over my monitor could not be half as beautiful as this true work of art!

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP!

is it recommended to play this old version before the upcoming remake if you've never played it before? can i spoil myself and should i wait because of that?

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zim1112
zim1112

I am with KEEP_IT_UP!, Should I play this first or the remake? What do you think will be the "true" Dear Esther experience? I know I will play both but, I would like your opinion on the order I play them.

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

Im going to wait. I heard from others that the graphics were the only weak portion of this mod. To experience it fully, Im going to wait for the Redux.

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chineseroom Author
chineseroom

I'd wait if you can - although the game has evolved, the central spine of the story is the same (of course), and the overall asset quality will be much higher.... Dan

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP!

thanks for the reply :)
i gonna wait then.

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zim1112
zim1112

Thank you for the reply. I don't mind waiting, because I know this game is going to be great!

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

I haven't (by some strange chance) played it yet so I'm definitely gonna wait for commercial release and skip free version (I'll probably play it after remake). Anyways, thanks for the (re)upload.

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A_Real_Shame
A_Real_Shame

...

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xalener
xalener

I wanna play the graphically...less... version first.

That way I can go "Oh **** that's so much better!"

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jjawinte
jjawinte

You won't regret it man. It was one of the most immersive and atmospheric mods I've ever had the pleasure to experience. The musical scores and narration are utterly incredible ! In fact, I think I'll play it again myself.

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WMan22
WMan22

I'm going to play this mod once more, To remind myself exactly why don't mind paying for the remake.
Even if its really short, if its anywhere near as good as i recall the original being, i'm willing to pay a max of $10-$15 for this. I cant speak for everyone, however.

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takmikula
takmikula

I put this into my source mod it still wont show up DX no fair, can someone please help. Also I did restart steam

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Geostationary0rbit
Geostationary0rbit

read tschumann's comment.

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jimmieiversen91
jimmieiversen91

How can it be that some objects (like rocks trees) appear very bright, almost white on my pc? :)

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Kokumotsu
Kokumotsu

hitting this up now, the game itself looks interesting because i am a guy who loves the RPG role and from the looks of this Story is all OVer this.
maybe i can one day buy the remake after i play the 09' version

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Aplayer12345
Aplayer12345

It was supposed to be a Pettabyte D : LOOK AT THE GRAPHICS!This is the only game i've ever seen to care about graphics and storyline!Beautiful mod,and why this mod became a standalone game?

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malevolent1982
malevolent1982

Okay, so I see the button for "Report Abuse" but where is the "Report Awesomeness" button? Lol. Great job. Love the mod!!!

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