'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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71 comments by 8472 on Feb 6th, 2011

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.

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Dissolution v1.0 Full Zip

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Feb 6, 2011 Full Version 3 comments

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Dissolution v1.0 Full Installer

Dissolution v1.0 Full Installer

Feb 5, 2011 Full Version 18 comments

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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Brickinator
Brickinator May 2 2014, 3:28pm says:

I just finished this and it was really fun. Do you have any plans to make a sequel?

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8472
8472 May 4 2014, 7:12am replied:

A mod taking place in Dissolution's universe is hopefully going to be announced within the coming months. Hang tight. :)

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Brickinator
Brickinator May 4 2014, 3:22pm replied:

When you say it's going to be announced, how much of it is already made? I'd love to lend a hand with a project like this.

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8472
8472 May 4 2014, 3:28pm replied:

A large bulk of it is made. I don't make projects public unless I'm sure I can finish and release them. Appreciate the offer of help, but the only help we can benefit from is character modellers and beta testers (when the time comes). :)

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Brickinator
Brickinator May 4 2014, 3:41pm replied:

Good luck with it!

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PythonZ
PythonZ Dec 31 2012, 1:17am says:

Not bad! Definitely fun to play, but over time, the pistol and fire axe seemed to be worthless. As swarms of enemies come towards you, your most recently acquired weapon was the only one of worth. I was perfectly fine with graphics, but animation was lacking. The fire axe should have a quicker swing, and the pistol should have more kick to it. Whoever voiced the scientist was great, however some voices were soft and not very well played. Now, I bet that I could not do anything compared to this, but there are some problems that could be fixed. A sequel would be nice, as long as it addresses these problems and takes care of them in a good manner.

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8472
8472 Jan 1 2013, 7:42am replied:

Thanks for playing and leaving feedback, all of the points raised I'd pretty much agree with. I had intended to a sequel, and I have started work on one, but a lack of time has it currently on hold. :)

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thedavisfamily
thedavisfamily Dec 11 2012, 4:48pm says:

I just got to Crow Research area.. Am i supposed to be able to see the crows?
I hear them call, then next thing i know, i start loosing life like crazy.
Other then these invisible crows, i am enjoying the mod a great deal.
Very nicely done!

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8472
8472 Dec 17 2012, 5:07pm replied:

Thanks for playing and commenting! The crows should be visible, but they are very small and blend into the environment quite well.

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8472
8472 Aug 26 2012, 8:13am replied:

*mild spoilers ahead*

Thanks for taking the time to leave such an in-depth review. All of your points are fair and I agree with a good few of them. One thing I might say is that you continue to follow Wilson largely because there is nobody better to trust. Wilson isn't so much evil, rather he is just completely indifferent to human suffering.

If and when I get the time to do a sequel, I hope to address a lot of the issues from this mod.

Thanks for playing!

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 9/10

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…

Feb 6 2011, 10:35pm by zonbie

Lowest Rated (11 agree) 4/10

I think the most kind thing I can say for this mod is that it didn't drag on for very long. And that it was relatively inoffensive; it didn't make me sit through ten hours of Combine Soldiers and poorly scripted sequences, and that for all intents and purposes it seemed professionally designed. In short, I see this as a wasted two years only to produce a Bioshock clone which fails in every respect where Bioshock succeeded. It makes the same attempt at an idealistic society that we saw in Bioshock…

Mar 7 2011, 4:19pm by metroid13

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