Half-Life 2: Short Stories is a team working on a group of modifications that take place in the same realm. A lot of the focus is on the story and gameplay, new innovative set pieces and puzzles. After the release of the first episode of Human Error, the team is planning to release more episodes and expand the characters and the world.

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So, it's about two weeks after the release of the Traitor Mode, and we have been working on some updates.

Posted by Au-heppa on Jul 28th, 2010

So, it's about two weeks after the release of the Traitor Mode, and we have been working on some updates. There's some crashes we have fixed, and also some small issues with Larson's healthkit, Noah's ammo supply, HLTV and so on. We also added the Director hud to show the Revealed Traitor's avatar, and added the ability for the players playing on a server to vote for a map change during the first minute of a round. This small update will be either released in a little bit when we have some more small fixes done, or when we release the next map.

Speaking of maps... We currently three maps planned. One is where you will have to protect Breen from the Hostiles, another one is where the Hostiles will be spawned via the Mantarays from HE EP1 and the Civil Protection will be aided by the Combine Air Defense. The third map is a bit different, as it introduces the Alyx Mode.

The difference with Alyx Mode to Traitor Mode is simply that player starts as "Revealed Traitor". Alyx will also have a fixed set of weapons including the Gravity Gun, Alyx Gun, Shotgun, and the Emp Tool. She can't drop or pick up any other weapons (except grenades). In the one Alyx Mode map we have planned, Alyx will try to hide Eli from the other three players, while they try to find and kill him to win.


Again, if you are interested in helping us with map or creating the community, check out the tutorials at our website, or post a comment on our moddb forums. We are interested on finding level designers not only for Traitor Mode / Alyx Mode maps, but the full coop campaigns as well that we plan to work on later.

Also tell us what you like and don't like about the mod, or if you have encountered any bugs, tell us what they were.

Special thanks to DuckSauce, Neico, and Trinity Games.

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Silence(Sev)
Silence(Sev) Jul 28 2010, 11:43pm says:

Sounds very interesting.Can't wait.

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death5421
death5421 Jul 29 2010, 1:37am replied:

agreed

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Dude5464673
Dude5464673 Feb 24 2012, 5:37pm replied:

lol nice i have ur same prfile pic

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March_In_August
March_In_August Jul 29 2010, 1:45am says:

I downloaded and installed Traitor Mode last night but had to install Alien Swarm SDK to get it working. You might want to add that info for others :)

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Au-heppa
Au-heppa Jul 29 2010, 2:51am replied:

Huh, that's a bit... weird...

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce Jul 29 2010, 4:53am replied:

Indeed o_0
Oh and mentioned :D I'm so happy!

And, Alyx mode sounds interesting, looking forward to trying that.

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Cameron:D
Cameron:D Jul 29 2010, 2:56am replied:

You'll need the Source SDK Base installed, Alien Swarm SDK probably installs it.

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March_In_August
March_In_August Jul 30 2010, 4:03am replied:

Silly billy me assuming the 06 and 07 base installs were good enough. Cheers :)

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NoobSaibot
NoobSaibot Jul 29 2010, 4:02am buried:

(buried)

Will there be Alyx nude? Alyx has the ability to take her clothes off to distract the enemy.

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SolidFake
SolidFake Jul 29 2010, 7:42am replied:

that would distract all the players as well and there won't be any progress

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Callinstead09
Callinstead09 Jul 29 2010, 9:14pm replied:

Those sickly skin changes have gone to your head.

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GiantPug
GiantPug Jul 29 2010, 5:54am says:

You had me at Alyx mode.

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camz123
camz123 Jul 29 2010, 8:05am says:

So that map is in the style of black mesa east is it?

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Au-heppa
Au-heppa Jul 29 2010, 8:36am replied:

It's Black Mesa East extended, so yes, you could say so.

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Jike
Jike Jul 29 2010, 9:45am says:

the only real changes you made to the vmf you see in the upper right corner are the added player spawns and the metrocop entity (which I dont know what it does).

Everything looks exactly like the original Valve vmf.

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Au-heppa
Au-heppa Jul 29 2010, 9:48am replied:

Yep, the map is mostly the original Valve map, but I am extending the area so that you can access the other floors without using the elevator. I am trying my best to imitate the original map in the style of the extended area, though.

The metrocop is a template NPC used by the dynamic spawner.

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Seaal
Seaal Jul 29 2010, 12:09pm says:

COOL! NEW MAPS AND MODE!

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Jul 29 2010, 4:55pm says:

Do we get to do those awesome flips Alyx does in traitor mode? :D

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Au-heppa
Au-heppa Aug 3 2010, 7:11pm replied:

It's something I will atleast try to do, but even if I can do it I am not sure if I will have it for the first release of Alyx Mode.

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Seaal
Seaal Aug 16 2010, 2:37pm replied:

Flips? She does flips in Traitor Mode?

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jjawinte
jjawinte Jul 29 2010, 6:34pm says:

Thank you guys for showing Alyx some love. She is by far one of the coolest and often most neglected HL characters in the line-up. Excellent idea anyway you go about it ! A very cheerful update indeed.

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zck2020
zck2020 Jul 29 2010, 8:09pm says:

Sounds awesome!

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EricFong
EricFong Jul 29 2010, 8:29pm says:

Au-heppa, i can't wait for Alyx mode, good luck on it.

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Callinstead09
Callinstead09 Jul 29 2010, 9:15pm says:

Interesting, But I thought the combine would try to capture Eli.

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Au-heppa
Au-heppa Jul 29 2010, 9:40pm replied:

I could try like a "hostage" rescue thingie, but the problem would be that who wins if Eli dies?

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Callinstead09
Callinstead09 Jul 29 2010, 11:28pm replied:

The advisors? But really you have a way better point, and I understand now. I guess I can't bare to see Eli die..... AGAIN.

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EricFong
EricFong Aug 2 2010, 11:10pm replied:

If Eli get capture, traitor will have to kill the one who capture eli to save him?

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Crisis623
Crisis623 Jul 19 2011, 10:47am says:

All of the tasks they face seem kinda advanced for The metropolice force seems more like things OTA would do.... But still lots of fun.

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greenshot3
greenshot3 Aug 29 2011, 1:53pm says:

thats all nice and dandy, but why are there no servers at all when i try to play traitor mode

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