The 2011 release is now referred to as a beta release- read the mod's "news" to see why. Download the beta in the mod's "downloads" section:


Soon I will start putting out media relating to the final version slated to come out towards the end of 2015 or early 2016. I am not sure if it will be on Greenlight or Steam.

The basic premise will still be the same in the final version:
The air is foul and corporate fascism reigns in the not too distant future. Somewhere in the North American Union you are Myo Hyori, an 18 year-old girl of Korean descent who has had enough. Oh and you can start fires with your mind. This makes your corporate owners very nervous...

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18 comments by Eyaura on Dec 23rd, 2011

G String BETA out now.

I know that originally this was the full release but so many changes and improvements have been made since 2011 that I think technically now we can honestly refer to this old release as a PUBLIC BETA. I had no intentions of continuing development on the mod but due to public interest and a sense of a "missed opportunity" I continued. This 2011 release was rushed since I wanted to just get the mod out and move on. I did not want the mod to die under any circumstances so I am glad I have released it. I knew it's not what it can be but after 5 years I was ready to move on.

Hopefully there is still enough time for everyone to get used to this new name before the final version comes out. If you uploaded the mod elsewhere, or made YouTube videos maybe change the names in the descriptions. Thank you.

I am still not sure what the final version will be called maybe simply "G String" while this old one will stay the "G String Beta". I am leaning towards calling the final version "G String: Awakening", or "G String: The Last Story" maybe "G String: Singularity"... some end of time type of name. We will see.

Concerning the new version- A lot of progress is being made, I have now and have had over the years wonderful help (with voice work, music, prop making and coding) but keep in mind that I am still mostly working alone- especially when it comes to mapping. God willing the mod will be done towards the end of this year but I am not promising that. The new version will run on Source SDK 2013 (still free).

Meanwhile here are the links to the BETA:
ModDB Mirror
Megagames.com
Runthinkshootlive.com
Kickass.to

GENRE
Supernatural science fiction with a dash of horror. Slow and eerie in the first three or so hours, more action heavy afterwards.

SUMMARY

  • The air is foul and corporate fascism reigns in the not too distant future. Somewhere in the North American Union you are Myo Hyori, an 18 year-old girl of Korean descent who has had enough. Oh and you can start fires- with your mind. This makes your corporate owners very nervous...
  • Humanity is deeply in debt and under constant surveillance.
  • Refugees flood the West due to a devastating war in the Middle East and major earth changes in South-East Asia.
  • The oil flow dries up.
  • Marshall Law introduced in response to a chain of domestic terrorist attacks against major financial institutions.
  • The air becomes poisonous in major cities - The rise of air tycoons, owners of air recycling plants.
  • Anyone not purchasing a set amount of goods in a certain amount of time is labeled a nosumer and can be charged with refusal to stimulate the failing economy.
  • Cybernetics is everywhere.
  • Europe becomes too cold, many parts of Asia sink, Africa and South America are raped for natural resources while North America is constantly ravaged by earthquakes.
  • Marriage and the nuclear family are history.
  • There are permanent colonies on Mars and the Moon.
  • But as the old world is crumbling something new is coming into being. Many people are waking up to their true powers- their DNA changing somehow... You are one of these outcasts.

Enjoy and please keep in mind that I am one girl and it took me five years to make this. To those who have helped me test and compile- thank you for your time.

FEATURES

  • 54 maps.
  • 12+ hours of gameplay.
  • All new content. This is a total conversion- it does not take place in the Half Life universe.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Steam account (FREE)
  • Source SDK Base 2006 (FREE)
  • Yes, the mod is 100% FREE, no need for any other game to play it.
  • Specs wise if you can play HL2 you can play this.


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Download RAR files.
  • Extract to your steam\steamapps\sourcemods folder.
  • Play.

ISSUES THAT MIGHT COME UP

  • Not much of an issue but I'll mention that the volume is set to 0 when you start so adjust it to your liking before starting a new game.
  • In the first level break the window next to the first stairs to find the keycard.
  • During the ending the last ascension ride might not start (after the TV screen shrinks and fades to white.)- open console and type "map end_3". Now you should be able to get to the end credits.
  • After emerging from the robot cemetery, on the top floor there is a level transition which might not trigger- load the last quicksave.
  • Sometimes the "SMG" primary ammo does not display- just switch to another weapon with bullets like the pistol then switch back to "SMG."
  • The missingheadcrab.mdl and the fireball crashes apply only to source
    sdk 2007. If you have those issues make sure you use source sdk 2006
    (steamID 215) in the g string gameinfo. Make sure your source sdk base
    2006 is validated and up to date. If you have the sdk base 2006
    installed and you still have the mentioned problems uninstall it and
    download it again from Steam. Also try to run the source sdk 2006 once
    before playing my mod.

OTHER LINKS AND NEWS

  • My YouTube channel: Youtube.com
  • Thank you for helping the mod become an EDITOR'S CHOICE FOR 2012.
  • The Mod is not on DESURA due to technical issues.
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Dec 21, 2011 Demo 35 comments

The air is foul and corporate fascism reigns in the not too distant future. Somewhere in the North American Union you are Myo Hyori, an 18 year-old girl...

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Headcrusher
Headcrusher Jan 30 2012, 5:34am says:

MARY SUE in,
Pretentious: the game.

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higgie
higgie Jan 29 2012, 5:39pm says:

Megaupload is taken down by FBI

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DarkShift
DarkShift Jan 27 2012, 11:09am says:

Great idea! Now I understand why these early fights were so hard, and why I found the first level of pyrokinesis so... Useless -_-

For example, put more information (text) in the first level (Myo's room/building).

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Eyaura Creator
Eyaura Jan 27 2012, 6:36am says:

Should I put in a tutorial level where the pyro stuff is explained?

I notice people don't use it much and rely on guns so it's all generic.

Like you can pick up the fireballs with your telekinesis and toss it. It is really a one hit kill if you aim well...

But in later levels the fire power is strong so you don't need to pick the fire and throw it, just shoot it. But you have to be at a certain distance from your target for it to be effective. Like a few feet at least. At close range it becomes lethal in the second half of the mod.

So maybe a tutorial level could explain all this?

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Ub3rMesa
Ub3rMesa Jan 26 2012, 6:51pm says:

I've come across this extremely annoying bug where everytime I load a save it goes into slow motion and it's in low gravity. I think i'm at map hell_1

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Eyaura Creator
Eyaura Jan 27 2012, 1:51am replied:

Load an earlier save.

+1 vote   reply to comment
Ub3rMesa
Ub3rMesa Jan 29 2012, 3:30am replied:

I've tried. When I do load an earlier save it will still go in slow motion and not allow me to basically do anything.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Eyaura Creator
Eyaura Jan 30 2012, 7:42am replied:

"sv_cheats 1" followed by "sv_gravity 800" in the console.

+1 vote   reply to comment
agent00kevin
agent00kevin Jan 25 2012, 10:42pm says:

Also be aware I am not part of GString; this is all just to help a very good Mod out. I really like the story and design.

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agent00kevin
agent00kevin Jan 25 2012, 10:31pm says:

I have determined that the Headcrabs arent precached by the SDK Base; changing the App IDs to mount HL2 Ep2 might help, but Im unsure if that will fix the problem. (App ID 420, this is done in the gameinfo.txt file)

Also if you try this be sure to not what the original one was so you can restore it should there be problems.

Im also working on tracking down the problem; or rather a solution to is as I know what the problem is but not how to fix it without coding. I have a few ideas that still must be tried out, and Ive been unusually busy with work lately. Its supposed to be winter; and since I work outside its supposed to be slow. Not the case this year in my part of the country. Little precip; warmer than usual temps :(

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Highest Rated (12 agree) 10/10

A huge amount of work.Very impressive.

Jan 18 2012, 1:00pm by red-bear

Lowest Rated (26 agree) 5/10

Excellent art direction and aesthetics, but plays very badly; the level design has absolutely no hints for the player, which becomes frustrating extremely quickly.

I don't care if it's meant to be "realistic"; realism doesn't mean fun.

Dec 22 2011, 9:06am by MaxOfS2D

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