This project has gone non-public. I'm really tired of the braindead comments about optional HD
models.
Shall all the whiners create something better. CM has become a just-for-fun project again.



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.

A graphical / music total conversion of the Half-Life 2 storyline. You need Half-Life 2 + EP1 + EP2 and a 64Bit windows system to play this modification. (Mac OSX supported soon)

PURPOSE (Version 10.42)

- Unified Engine; play the game (HL2 / EP1 / EP2) with the latest Orangebox engine / Advanced HDR / new shadow effects
- Enhance the old HL2 maps with HDR, blooming, color-correction, new props, dynamic shadows
- Eliminate the visible world-skybox transitions in the maps. Cinematic Mod maps are looking much bigger than they are.
- Eliminate all blurry / Lowres textures with new Highres textures and/or Hires-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 (mostly based on the ultra-detailed Poser Pro mechs)
- Add ironsight
- Add dynamic shadow simulation with the help of env_projected_textures
- Add more replay-value and a fresh new style
- ALL features are optional and selectable with an comfortable configuration-tool.

Gun and some spite effects from TheVMan's Ultra Effects Pack

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10 comments by medve on Feb 13th, 2013

Fakefactory’s legendary Half-Life 2 graphical upgrade mod has been updated to the 12nd version this winter. If you guys haven’t heard of it, it’s called Cinematic mod, and started as a really simple texture pack for characters, just to train himself for modding…now, it has became a lot more.

 The mod has totally changed the feel of the game to a more realistic / darker / „cinematic” level. Unfortunatly this was the whole reason, why some narrowminded half life fanboys have started to hate the mod. After a while the mod has become an „outlander” on moddb, and the development has gone private. Good news is, I have updated the moddb profile with the last two verrsions: 11.35 is the last stable version, however it is damn dark, i can’t see a thing sometimes. 12.21 is a lot more polished on the ligtning front, however it has some invisible walls sometimes, and you have to noclip through.

 The mod doesn’t show up int he steam library anymore, it has its own launcher now. The launcher also inclueds a character pimper: you can choose among the custom skins for all the main characters, and it’s possible to play with the original Alyx. Some of the mod fans had a problem (such as myself) with the „pimped out” Alyx, since poor thing is a "bit" bulimic, and has so much makeup, that an avarage girl's head would not be able to handle the weight of it. This also goes for the female rebel characters unfortunatly.

                cinematic mod panels      cinematic mod panels

 But as I said, all characters are optional before anyone starts to hang himself. However theres another slighter  disadvantage: the minimum config. If you want to enable all the incredibly sexy features, you also have to have at least 4gb of ram, and at least a powerful dual core processor. I played it with my little i3 processor, and had no lag while recording it in fraps 720p, so it’s not that terrible. This is my simple eat @ medve walkthrough of EP1 and EP2 (i will do a lets play with the pimped out HL2 with my extremely boring voice if i have the time).

 The download link can be found here, these are all torrents. If you have trouble downloading torrents, theres a long mirror list ont he official cinematic mod site (I recommend the maverick server links, which are also posted in the download comments).

Cinematic Mod 12.21 TORRENT

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Jan 17, 2013 Full Version 8 comments

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 11.52 TORRENT

Cinematic Mod 11.52 TORRENT

Jan 17, 2013 Full Version 2 comments

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.

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Z00L
Z00L Oct 28 2013, 2:23pm says:

Where are the sunrays, posteffects, reflections on hud ??? these are disabled on the steampipe one, why ? does it was buggy ?

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Asindero56
Asindero56 Oct 25 2013, 12:33pm says:

Oh
My
Godness!!!
To play this mod i must have 50GB!!!
O_O

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PsychoEliteNZ
PsychoEliteNZ Dec 28 2013, 6:18am replied:

45

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venomBET
venomBET Oct 25 2013, 5:41am says:

wow :D

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Fr33man1
Fr33man1 Oct 15 2013, 4:33am says:

Love this mod i recommend it to all but hve a good pc are you will not be able to take in the new air of hl2

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mrdomosquad
mrdomosquad Sep 12 2013, 8:14pm says:

Y U HAS TORRENT!!?!?!

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Gordon101Gordon
Gordon101Gordon Sep 12 2013, 8:48pm replied:

Because the mod is really big, around 10Gb compressed and 30Gb uncompressed.

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TheFrosty_Engine
TheFrosty_Engine Sep 5 2013, 6:08am says:

Hang on, when they mean Character Primper, what does that mean? Does it mean it'll make the characters look like they do in HL2, but with 5 times better graphics? Or does it make them look like the people who actually did the face etc.? Because Alyx, nope, I can't tell it's her, she somehow looks like a character from Reck-it-Ralph, and I'm gonna download the mod, but only if it depends on how the character's will look after Primping them?

But I'm gonna use the Primper, because most characters look to weird, especially Alyx, she doesn't even have that African-Asain look.

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Darius1Pie1133
Darius1Pie1133 Jul 24 2013, 12:41pm says:

****! can't run that game why get command? :( -Darius1Pie1133

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Guest
Guest Jul 20 2013, 10:29am says:

Cinematic Mod 2013 alpha has been released, doesn't require the gcfs.

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Highest Rated (20 agree) 10/10

Mod stands for Modification, either it is a Single Player Story modification a Multiplayer Modification or an improvement what so ever to the original game that fills more than one category (level design, texture, sound and models). Other wise it would be call a texture pack, map pack, model pack ect... But to actually re-imagine, re-make and re-mix elements to give a new fresh look and feel to an already existing game is no easy task. The models in CINEMATIC MOD are simply the best models in terms…

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Lowest Rated (14 agree) 1/10

This mod is HORRIBLE.It's basicly Half Life 2 with "better" graphics. The new NPC models are horrible and the weapons don't fit into Half Life 2 AT ALL. The mapping is okay, but still bad. This is a total failure. DO NOT GET IT.

Dec 29 2010, 4:04pm by CakeMaster7

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