Grey’s life has been nothing but a struggle. A constant downward spiral, and it seems even reality has turned against him. Grey awakens to find that the world has gone quiet, the streets empty. You must find help. Explore the grim world Grey lives in a completely new and unique world, and find clues to his shattered past. Grey is a total conversion Half-Life 2 horror modification where the player must solve puzzles, fight to survive, and find out what is happening to the world around you. We have made a lot changes to the base Source engine and have added countless new mechanics in the mod such as the objective indicator, portable medkit, donator based extras, pickup animations, failed reloads, new picture based GUI elements and much, much more!

We've arrived at another new update, one mainly concerned with furniture/props and the creation of the stuff. I'm finding myself in a hard situation because the eastern buildings and other stuff from Half-Life 2 doesn't match with the city in Grey, and in the city where I live, it's impossible to find abandoned dirty alleys full of monsters.

Posted by Ashkandi on May 23rd, 2010

We've arrived at another new update, one mainly concerned with furniture/props and the creation of the stuff. The Source SDK was really fucked up last week and, since I was bored to death, I pressed myself to model props and monsters, but I don't want to talk about the monsters before the release so for the time being lets stick with the furniture. We're talking about a total-conversion mod, right? So it's really needed to change the look of the game and make new prop models. I'm finding myself in a hard situation because the eastern buildings and other stuff from Half-Life 2 doesn't match with the city in Grey, and in the city where I live, it's impossible to find abandoned dirty alleys full of monsters. I try my best to check more and more reference pictures on every possible site to make the mods setting realistic.

Prop Images

As of today there are nearly 120 self-made, optimized props in the mod. I try to make every texture and level to the smallest size possible (in kb obviously) and my efforts can be seen very clearly, as the build of the current version of the mod is barely 229mb. The final version will be near 800mb in my calculations. So you can see how far the mod has progressed from the amount of content done.

Prop Images

The mod's models can be called lowpoly, that's the way I try to make the developing time shorter and avoid fooling around with the large amount of LOD models and highpoly sculpting, in short the players with low end computers will be happy. The polycount on these models range from 80 to 600, except for the trees and larger objects of course. These models will be mainly prop_static objects, except for a few boxes and the trash that you can smash to scrounge for medpacks, ammo and puzzle items. I compare the mod to Left4Dead in that you can't pick stuff up, but the beer cans, crates, ashtrays and other props are all happily flying around if hit by a stray round when you shoot after something that tries to kill you, and you break through cracked and damaged walls using a rockdrill.

Prop Images

Grey Model
At the same time with the props have been done, our hero's model has reached its final state. As you can see, he's not wearing a sweaty undershirt and running over glass shards with naked feet while he's bringing hellfire with his Uzi to terrorists like.. you must know who I'm talking about. Grey is a common citizen and there is nothing about him that makes him special.

I think "that's all folks" for this news, I hope you will enjoy the mod as much as I enjoy making of every single object and place, and I hope you will have a frightening adventure. As with the other mods who hold high standards, there is chance to donate, so if you feel like chipping in, then you can send few dollars for the development and for the mod. in order to do this just click summary picture in the mod's profile. Thanks for checking out our news update, and as always: if you like what you see, please continue watching Grey, and do not hesitate to share your thoughts with us.

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Spooboy May 24 2010 says:

Your props are really well made.

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Rikachu May 24 2010 says:

wow your props are amazing. Im also digging the final model for the main char.

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AlekZanDer May 24 2010 says:

Great stuff.

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Halfmoon May 24 2010 says:

This all looks really good, but anytime soon you're gonna mention about gameplay?

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zombieOnion May 24 2010 says:

Will this be third-person?

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Ashkandi Author
Ashkandi May 24 2010 replied:

Nope, FPS.

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Deremix May 24 2010 says:

Awesome, I love it.

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jjawinte May 24 2010 says:

Regardless of the circumstances, you've still managed to produce some exceptional results. Also, thanks for making Grey an everyday " Joe ". It goes a long way in creating a more realistic protagonist we can relate to.

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freredarme May 24 2010 says:

Nice props !

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SolidFake May 24 2010 says:

tracking, due to the amount of vast awesomeness of those props

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Xenoshock May 24 2010 says:

Awesome mod is awesome.

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ptc5010 May 24 2010 says:

I'm watching a lot of mods right now, but this is one of three mods that I get really happy after an update.

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LopperUK May 24 2010 says:

I love the Silent Hill-like props :P

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DDrago May 24 2010 says:

very nice props

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awesomepossum May 24 2010 says:

Sweet props!

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xXMaNiAcXx May 24 2010 says:

omg, really detailed props, and Grey is sexey now, really great work.

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Apples_of_Doom May 24 2010 replied:

it was already its just sexier

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Nicklan May 24 2010 says:

Well done.

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altercuca May 24 2010 says:

awesome job m8, i saw this mod when is was really shallow but u are filling the gaps really good. im gonna enjoy this mod, i know it!

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AmazingRedd May 24 2010 says:

excellent work.

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rellik_pt May 24 2010 says:

nice models

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grzyb May 24 2010 says:

very,very good work.

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boWri May 24 2010 says:

Very well done. Tracking.

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HounderKnight May 24 2010 says:

Sexy models you have there

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Nebcake May 24 2010 says:

High quality stuff guys, nice.

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Croco15 May 24 2010 says:

Awesome models.

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Guessmyname May 24 2010 says:

And now I feel underachieving. VERY nice props, sir! Will you ever write a tutorial (or just a vid of you making one of the textures) for how you made them? I'd love to see how you do it.

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Chubbs70000000 May 25 2010 says:

looks so cool, kind of looks to have a condemned feeling to it

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AUG_DUDE May 25 2010 says:

can't say anything more than

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RustySpannerz May 26 2010 says:

I love seeing news posts like this!

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Ashkandi Author
Ashkandi May 29 2010 replied:


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Xul Jun 5 2010 says:

awesome, just awesome. Mistake-1 was cool, but this seems to be even better

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