A redux of the cancelled mod from August 2016. Utilising content from developer repositories and some originally created parts, as well as (with permission) parts from other mods, Half Life 2: Raising the Bar Redux will aim to recreate at least part of the vision the original developers had for the game. RTB:R centres around a thematic melding of the HL2 Alpha, Beta, and Retail concepts, as well as our own ideas, to create a unique and complete experience.

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Half Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX: Update V2.4


Hello once again, everyone!

We've made some good progress towards our next key milestone - a public demo. There's no release date as of yet - because we don't want to get people's hopes up, if we have to delay it internally for whatever reason - but we are definitely on the way there.

There's a little bit from most of the team here. The first thing is a new logo!

Logo Revamp No.2

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WATERMARK2

Kyle made some new logos, more refined and concise than the previous one. With it comes a new banner and a new watermark - once more, he's done a really good job.

rtbr_d2_underground

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underground02

I've revisited my Underground map with the intent of refining it for use later down the line. I've been able to learn a lot from the elements Jan and Owen have been using in their maps, and although there's still work to be done, this map features in chapter 2 - so there's plenty of time to make the necessary changes to it.

rtbr_d1_arcade

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Jan's arcade map has been more or less finalised for use in the public demo! Though it might be tinkered with down the line, as it stands, he's done an incredible job considering how it started, and it's a very concise experience to play through.

rtbr_d1_lab

Owen's lab map is coming along very well! He's made good use of the beta voice lines and all of his scratch-made scenes have definitely come out very nicely.

Retail and Beta Props Reduxed

coolingtank

Cooling Tank


experimenttanks

Kleiner Lab Tanks


apc new

Beta APC


hev suit

HEV Suit retexture


In order to better fit the Beta influence of the mod, I've taken several props from the HL2 Beta and added features like phong and normal mapping, as well as higher quality textures. The HEV suit has had some of this treatment, too, although the actual model has been retextured to fit the new arm textures we showcased in a previous update.

That's all we have to share for now! The next update will be coming in a few weeks, as has been the habit so far. Thanks for sticking about!

Kralich/Gonzo/David

Half Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX: Update V2.3

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Weapon view-model improvements, hand texture changes, improved stunstick, and map progress.

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Half Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX: Update V2.2

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Half Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX: Update V2.2 - full team update, logo change, map shots, and a brief update on weapons.

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Half Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX: Update V2.1

Half Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX: Update V2.1

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Half Life 2: Raising the Bar REDUX: Update V2.1, including some weapon improvements and an animation.

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Vanixty
Vanixty

Will a public demo be released ever? Also will this mod be available for everybody to play when it is done?

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Kralich/Gonzo Creator
Kralich/Gonzo

mod and public demo will be available for everyone as and when they're done, yeah

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Vanixty
Vanixty

Thank you for the reply! Looking very forward to this mod.

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smailchali123
smailchali123

so this only works the hl2 games not source sdk right ?

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TheArmyGuy
TheArmyGuy

I'm not sure if you were already asked this but are you guys gonna be adding captain vance and the conscripts?

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Kralich/Gonzo Creator
Kralich/Gonzo

very possibly - a lot of stuff like that is one the table, although we haven't nailed any of it down just yet

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TheArmyGuy
TheArmyGuy

Ok lol looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with :)

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Citizen17.mdl
Citizen17.mdl

Great!!! New beta mod!

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SebastianAg.
SebastianAg.

I at least hope this one won't drop into limbo of never released stuff.

edit: I fell in love with Hl2's old versions as the amount of cut content just plain fascinated me. And i really hope this thing will work out"

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Kralich/Gonzo Creator
Kralich/Gonzo

Next update is coming along nicely!

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hillionliat
hillionliat

I love you, thank you for this mod, if you need to donate I will, by the way, is downloading will be soon? Sorry for asking?

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Kralich/Gonzo Creator
Kralich/Gonzo

I'm not gonna say for sure, but I *would* like to say we'll have something playable soon.

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hillionliat
hillionliat

Thank you! About citadel with big lights that moving around city 17?

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