In "Get a Life" you embody Alexander Zemlinsky, a subway technician suffering from leukaemia.
Alex is not, unlike the protagonists in most games, an invincible super-soldier. But you wouldn't call him normal either, because there is something in his past that connects him with the events that are about to happen in the course of the story (we want to keep the suspense, so nothing more on that...). "Get a Life" will feature different environment settings presented in more than 24 maps, all of them connected to the scenario of the mod. GaL will offer about 11 hours of pure gameplay pleasure.


  • GaL will run on the latest version of the Source Engine, so that means you'll see HDR and the enhanced shadow system (as seen in HL2: Episode 1) in "Get a Life" as well
  • To give the player the best gaming experience possible, GaL will offer a custom HUD, an innovative healing system with several damage zones, drugs that will trigger a "bullet-time" effect, upgradeable weapons and enhanced enemy AI
  • About 11 hours of gameplay
  • 24 maps with varied environments
  • 61 characters
  • 13 weapons

For more information visit the official "Get a Life" website and the french/english forums.

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Hi everyone !

You were a lot to download Get A Life, and we hope you enjoyed it.

some people complains about the difficulty of the mod and some bugs.
Even if the beta-tests helps to reduce the number of bugs, when a mod
is released there are often surprises, and GAL was no exception to the

We thought about it, and today we' re releasing patch that brings two modifications :

-For those who finds the mod to hard, they can totally desactivate the bleeding system by a simple manipulation. Clic here to see the illustration
-Correction of script bugs, abnormal deaths, bleeding or abnormal vision during the
first chapter and correction of certain bugs during the second chapter

some people suffer from crashes that we cannot solve, this problems
happens in lots of mods currently. It is because of the Source SDK base
from the new steam version (we advise you to disable it) or from the

For those who have the new version of steam, while we are waiting for a patch, use these tips to play :
-Launch the mod
-In the graphic options, choose "windowed mod"
-Launch the first map
-When the map's loaded, choose "full screen mod" in your graphid options menu.


Some persons asked us for the soundtrack, we collected them and created an album you can download here:

Get A Life's staff

Get a Life is OUT !

Get a Life is OUT !

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Hmm... today is the 25th isn't it ? Ok, so let's say it : Get a Life IS OUT !

Get a Life : 2 days left !

Get a Life : 2 days left !

News 30 comments

Get a Life : 2 days left! Impatient? Well, here's something to hold you over.

Get a Life: The light at the end of the tunnel !

Get a Life: The light at the end of the tunnel !

News 18 comments

Get a Life is about to be released (April 25th !). We reserve one week to put the finishing touches.

Long time no see long time no say!

Long time no see long time no say!

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Good news for addicted fans, the mod is almost finished! For few weeks now, the dev-team reached the step of the beta tests, and works on fixing miscellaneous...

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Get a Life Russian Translation 1.0

Get a Life Russian Translation 1.0

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This is Russian translation for the Get a Life mod. All subtitles, in-game messages, hints, menu texts has been translated into the Russian by me. Please...

Get a Life : Patch v1.1

Get a Life : Patch v1.1

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Some people complains about the difficulty of the mod and some bugs. Even if the beta-tests helps to reduce the number of bugs, when a mod is released...

Get a Life mod full version v1.0

Get a Life mod full version v1.0

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Full install for final release v1 All this in English and French versions, provided with English, French, German, Czech, Spanish, Finnish and Swedish...

Trailer beta 2 (getalife 2007)

Trailer beta 2 (getalife 2007)

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In this video, you could see : - getalife's arsenal - slow-time in action - New hud (beta 2) - New NPC - Other think


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Gameplay demonstration


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Gameplay demonstration

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Great mod, I really like the environment you captured.
I wonder that cricket box was it even in the apartment?

@WeAreNotAlone Not necessarily, in your case it seems the largness of the file caused MircoSoft Security Essentials to work overtime scanning the large file, now it either error-ed out, or it encountered a bug within MircoSoft Security Essentials and crashed locking up your computer.

In any case it was probably a fault in MircoSoft Security Essentials.

But there is a reason the checksums do not match, there different files one from the author is 1.1, the one here is 1.0 with a separate patch to 1.1

To ease your concern I downloaded the 1.0 from moddb and scanned it with nod32.

It took 22 minutes and x seconds to scan it but there were no infected items, there were on the other hand 7946 files inside that exe, which would explain the difficulty of attempting a real time scan of the file.

Have a nice day.

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Potential security risk/ Suspicious EXE:

I've downloaded quite a few mods... For some reason both Get a life.exe installer(s) makes Microsoft Security Essentials max out available cpu usage.
(MSE would never scan the file(s) 2008_04_25_Getalife_final_setup_v1.exe that came from moddb links, and Getalife_final_setup_v1.1.exe direct from the author's site.)

Anytime the folder was accessed, EXE of installer was right clicked on MSE freaked out. Because I've had ZERO problems with hundreds/thousands of files from other sources I can only assume there is "something" in the EXE...

From authors site:
CRC32: 3F00A509
MD5: E53B7777B5811AB0E083DF6B86F75EC0
SHA-1: 18FB22A4AD2845593973812EA1A4528C525CC457
734,733,404 bytes

CRC32: C62A292C
MD5: 9E90F867A535CEC6FA27A7894CBE8B1D
SHA-1: 881607416C9E9C1B5C7E8AE4929D34ABB019234A
734,901,715 bytes

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I think there is "something" in the installer (EXE)...

During the download process, while the file was being downloaded MSE was freaking out, Firefox was non-responsive (High CPU usage, MAX'ing out all available cpu cycles.

Out of thousands, upon thousands of downloads, these (2) exe's are the only ones to exhibit such behavior.

The ONLY way to download, navigate the folder where the downloads resided was to kill (MircoSoft Security Essentials) MsMpEng.exe

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This mod was reviewed by me, a member of the Reviewers and Critics group:

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don't suppose you would supply a .zip for us Mac users, eh?

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ok so when i try to install i get this: 2008_04_25_Getalife_final_setup_v1.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and btw it wouldent let me copy and paste, i had to right that out, i did because this mod looks awesome, NOW PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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This mod genuinely had me hiding in a corner for hours. ;_;

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Greetings team Get a Life
You do not know me also I you I do not know.
So we will start to business.
I the Russian player which wish to translate yours of mod (it even mod it is impossible to name, it is the whole game) to Russian, the part was put by me have made have translated all subtitles into Russian and any helps and so on.
There was a problem at you in game subtitles do not join, you could not help to carry out the given inclusion.
All Russian players thirst to learn weigh a plot so all depends on you more distinctly.
Thanks for earlier.
P.S. Russian thanks will be to you if will help.
If that excuse me for my English.

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Team Get a Life seems to have left the game for dead (lol)
Believe me, learn english and be happy, you won't be able to make contact with them.

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Exactly how scary is this game? I've heard a lot of people say that it's very scary, but from the looks of it it looks like mostly action rather than horror. I might give it a try if it's scary.

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One of the best HL2 mods I have played to date. The gameplay is fun, never really getting tiring with the ever-changing enemies, combat environments and features which kept me interested every step of the way. The introduction of features like bullet time had me worried at first, but proved to be fun to use and balanced out. The level design is extraordinary, with constantly changing environments that ensure non-linear gameplay. The use of Hl2's physics engine also creates an enjoyable level of…

May 24 2012 by robofork

Lowest Rated (12 agree) 3/10

I'd heard great things about this mod, but after playing I've been left extremely disapointed. It starts off pretty strongly. The story is good from the beginning, different from the many "you are a nameless rebel" or "you are Gordon Freeman" mods. The action is broken up by interesting cut scenes, which progress the story as well as explaining the additional mechanics in the mod. It also introduces some nice new elements, including a very interesting health system, where you must heal different…

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