Empires, the award winning Half-Life 2 mod, combines the best of the first person shooter and real-time strategy genres. Fight as either the Northern Faction, remnants of the fallen nation of Jekotia, or as the imperial Brenodi Empire. Empires features:

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Wills and DogMeat from Jailbreak Source join us this week and we try out a new recording technique.

Posted by William on Feb 1st, 2009

A slight delay this week, but still with in the “sometime late Sunday or during Monday” guidelines we try to stick to. The reason for the delay is a new recording technique we are trying, utilising Skype and CallBurner for recording and then editing with Adobe Audition instead of our usual method of recording with Ventrilo and editing with Audacity.

Extended Show Notes


  • 00:01:00 - William & Thomas along with Wills and DogMeat from Jailbreak Source.

Release List

  • 00:02:42 - Sanity in progress.
  • 00:04:00 - Wills talks about first map releases.
  • 00:05:30 - Half-Life Deathmatch Puzzle of Love.
  • 00:08:30 - Fortress Forever Release.
  • 00:11:14 - StarGate Last Stand Release.
  • 00:15:00 - Dear Esther Re-release.
  • 00:22:40 - Occupation CS Source.
  • 00:28:00 - Nuke Test.
  • 00:30:00 - Empires 2.22 Release.

Media Blitz

  • 00:30:30 - Golden Eye Source Media
  • 00:33:00 - Raindrop Media Drop
  • 00:36:30 - Jailbreak Source Media

Blast from the Past

  • 00:37:42 - The Wastes


  • 00:41:20 - Interview with Wills and DogMeat from Jailbreak Source.

Listener audio Questions

  • 01:13:30 - What mods have we played more than once?
  • 01:18:00 - Wrap-up
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Wills Feb 1 2009 says:

Thanks for inviting us onto the show guys, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Twas a great and very funny evening :D

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Kamikazi[Uk] Feb 1 2009 says:

Nice job again :D. Always do really nice podcasts.

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William Author
William Feb 1 2009 replied:


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Tron619 Feb 1 2009 says:

thats the song from Diamond Half-Life

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ÐiamonÐ Feb 1 2009 replied:

Remember that DHL pack was a compilation of others works, built to meet a certain theme. That song was composed by a highly edited MP3 file by a person by the alias of MusicallyInspired.

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dissonance Feb 1 2009 says:

Is this related to Fireguns in any way?

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William Author
William Feb 1 2009 replied:

I don't think so.

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K|CkUrBuTToX Feb 15 2009 says:

He's got Occupation completely wrong, its nothing to do with CSS really its only for legal reasons that its involved, its more of a tech demo, its only on its 3rd version OccupationG and myself are working on getting permission to use 3rd party models from popular people in the community, give it time, its confusing at first buts its eventually really enjoyable, patience is a virtue! Its a VERY different mod, so you need to view it with a VERY different perspective.

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