'Xterrier is truly the best thing to ever happen to mankind. Never before have we worked together as a single people. Never before have we had complete peace and no wars. Xterrier, a corporate entity, has achieved what the nations of Earth never could and has given us the chance to achieve great things.'
- George Nativus, Xterrier Mansions

Dissolution is a science fiction, single-player mod for Half-Life 2 that mixes adventure and action game-play. Set in the year 2089, in a universe dominated by a mega corporate entity, Xterrier, the player awakes in a hidden lab to the voice of the mysterious Wilson. Guided by Wilson, the player must make their way through the ravaged Xterrier 581c colony, making use of any and all resources they can get their hands on in order to survive, all the while attempting to piece together the events leading to the colony's collapse and their own identity.

Features:

PDA Audio Logs — Get a glimpse of the story and the people who lived at Xterrier 581c by listening to the recorded audio logs.

Complex plot — Dissolution features a layered plot told through PDA audio logs, characters and the environment itself.

Survival game-play — You will have to scavenge and conserve to survive. Ammo is sparse and your supply limited. You will need to make every shot count and collect every ammo box you can in order to survive Xterrier 581c.

Exploration —The more you explore, the better your chances. Dissolution provides an expansive and unique world for the player to explore and rewards explorers with additional supplies, health and audio logs.

Atmospheric soundtrack — Dissolutions features a dark but intriguing soundtrack that compliments in-game events and atmosphere.Dissolution

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After about two years of intense, and often difficult, development, Dissolution is finally available for public release.

Often it has been difficult, but many more times it has been rewarding and it is great to finally be releasing this mod. Of course, this mod wouldn’t be what it is now without the help from my music composers and voice actors, all of whom have been excellent to work with. I thank them all for helping me with this project.

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For those wondering what Dissolution is: Dissolution is a science-fiction, single-player mod that places great focus on fun gameplay, strong plot, interesting environments and dramatic characters. Dissolution encourages players to piece together its plot and does this through character interaction, audio logs (giving you various points of view) and environmental story-telling.

I hope you enjoy Dissolution and, regardless of whether or not you do, I welcome your feedback.

Dissolution release date

Dissolution release date

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Dissolution, a science fiction action / adventure mod, is set to be released this February.

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Announcing Dissolution

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Dissolution, originally in development between 2005 and 2006, has returned and is set to be released in the coming months.

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Automatic installer (.exe) for Dissolution v1.0. Dissolution is an adventure/action mod that focuses on story telling, exploration and character development...

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Cpt.PinkFuckFace
Cpt.PinkFuckFace

This mod is very cool but its kind the not action for me but I think you should update this mod at the future.

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8472

Unfortunately, I will probably never have the time to update Dissolution. However, a spiritual successor (and indirect sequel) is currently in development: Moddb.com

It's largely the same kind of setting as Dissolution, so you might be interested in checking it out.

Thanks for playing and commenting.

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Guest
Guest

The mod was overall good. However, I believe that the maps could use soundscapes to give them more life and atmosphere.

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8472

Every time I replay it, I think the same thing. Frankly, I'm baffled how the complete silence of the various sectors (except Xterrier Research) went unnoticed during the 2 years of development! :)

Thanks for playing and commenting.

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BelowAveragePlayer
BelowAveragePlayer

Cool :)

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kalidrone
kalidrone

I apologize if I already commented on here before but I remember going through this before when it was recently released back then and a few days ago I decided to redo this mod again, still retains its charm that I like. Overall, a VERY well made alternate story that sets itself well apart from the HL2 story, not many mods can pull that off with such beautiful precision. Well done in all regards. :D The only thing I will complain about is one fact that i'm sure all the others would agree with as well, no flashlight... that's just REALLY annoying when navigating dark areas and such, be sure to include a flashlight with any sequels as it would REALLY help us out, really. Other than that problem though, the rest was VERY good. ^^

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8472

Good to hear people still enjoying it years later! I'm currently working on a mod set in the same universe. Like Dissolution, its emphasis is on explorable environments: Moddb.com

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kalidrone
kalidrone

Whatever happens just please make sure you implement a flashlight next time, PLEASE...! It would make exploring dark areas SO much easier, seriously. XD lol

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8472 CreatorSubscriber
8472

The playable character in LD has a flashlight, rest assured! :)

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kalidrone
kalidrone

Phew... What a relief... :P

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The architecture hearkens back to the days of the original Quake. However, this is offset by including a great deal of dynamic lighting, awesome sound and music, and some tough action sequences. The whole thing feels inspired by Bioshock or (to a lesser degree) Dead Space. I truly enjoyed the horror elements and the unique new enemy to fight (not spoiled here). I think the horror elements could have been greatly expanded upon; if only the mapping had been more unique and expansive, the mod team…

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