Imagine, a Hollywood producer got his hands on the game. The result would be similar to what the Cinematic Mod is: a graphics blockbuster, redesigned to the typical game to movie adaption with an orchestral soundtrack and beautiful people everywhere.

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What is Cinematic Mod? Cinematic Mod (CM) is a Half-Life 2 modification, that adds more details and a darker look to the original Half-Life 2 series.

Cinematic Mod 12


There are 2 versions of CM 12

  • The Full version, with new HD characters.
  • The LE version, the Light Edition, does not include the HD characters.

Important notes

  • This is a graphical / music total conversion. It looks and sounds very different compared to vanilla HL2.
    It's free, so don't complain: If you don't like the mod, you can delete it and play something else.
  • To play this mod, you must own Half Life 2 + Episode 1 + Episode 2 fully installed and unlocked! (= started at least once) You cannot play without Episode 2 content!
  • Remember to activate "High Quality" graphic settings in the options dialog. Especially the model setting must be at "High" or you'll get facial animation errors with HD models.
  • You must enable HDR, when using the dynamic shadow enhanced maps. (Looks very weird and unnatural in LDR)
  • If you are using HD characters, please re-initiate them with the new character pimper after updating the CM!
  • Foreign language users: Please reinitialize your preferred language with the configurator.

Purpose of this mod

  • Unified Engine; play the game (HL2 / EP1 / EP2) with the latest Orangebox engine / Advanced HDR / Dynamic Shadows
  • Enhance the old HL2 maps with HDR, blooming, color-correction, new props, dynamic shadows
  • Eliminate all blurry / Low-res textures with new Hi-res textures and/or Hi-res-Detail-Overlays
  • Give the HL2 trilogy a more stressed, darker and uncomfortable look
  • Enhance the soundtrack with a semi-dynamic new Hollywood-style music
  • Add optional HD characters
  • Add more replay-value
  • Todo: Jamil Mullen based HD-Alyx (still not satisfied with my current work.)
  • Todo: Valve-style HD-Alyx. I'll wait for the enhanced EP3 model to work with.
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medve Author
medve Jan 17 2013 says:

the project still stas private (private means in this case: wont update his moddb page due to the ammount of whining and crying from mentally challanged half life fanboys). however, ive updated the profile. uploaded some new pics, the last two versions: 11 and 12. 12 may have some bugs (like an invisible door, but you can noclip it).

if the moddb servers are too buys, or you cant handle torrent, heres a high speed download from mavercikservers:

its almost 9 gb, and 30gb if you install it...also you need a proper machine (quad processor, min 4gb ram)

also heres my ep1 walkthrough of the maxed out version: have fun

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TheFrosty_Engine Sep 5 2013 replied:

9gb are you serious?? Well at least it's not 30gb to download, my internet usage would go 3 times over if it were, and I'd not bother getting such a huge mod!I have plenty of space anyway, but I mainly concern on internet usage...

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Mkilbride Jan 17 2013 says:

Thanks for keeping to this up man.

You're incredible. Don't ever let any of the whiners get to you again. You put life back into the game.

I even saw a tweet from Valve about the mod before, saying they found it "interesting".

I got a new Machine since I last played your mod; including GTX670 SLI and a 120HZ 2560 x 1440p monitor. I'm hoping to enjoy this new version, quite abit.

Course, my SSD Is rather small, going to have to make some space...

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Delta51dog Jan 21 2013 says:

N00B COMMENT. How the frick do I install this?! I keep getting an error about a .bat file relating to CM missing and the install failing.

I have no idea as to what I'm doing, so be VERY clear, please!


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rufinoman2 May 7 2013 says:

Good to see that some of us are keeping this mod alive.
Keep up the good work!

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ww2fan Jul 9 2013 says:

I'm installing half life 2 and episode 1 and 2 now. after that I'm going to donwload this mod and istall it too. I hope It will work :)!

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Cosmin0 Aug 19 2014 says:

But I download the torrent?

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