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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The death of the Nihilanth threw the Xenian army into disarray, and the subsequent portal storms stranded many on Earth in the wake of Combine occupation. After once more having to endure existence beneath the totalitarian boot of their cosmic nemesis, they have searched for a way out. Now, buried in the heart of a dilapidated university, they've found it.

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The death of the Nihilanth threw the Xenian army into disarray, and the subsequent portal storms stranded many on Earth in the wake of Combine occupation. After once more having to endure existence beneath the totalitarian boot of their cosmic nemesis, they have searched for a way out. Now, buried in the heart of a dilapidated university, they've found it.

In Human Error, relish the opportunity to join Civil Protection and stop the Xenians from ever finding peace! Step into the jack boots of Anders, and follow his story through a moral quagmire of thinly disguised genocide and raging psychotics. Vortigaunts, Alien Grunts and Controllers stand in your way from dashing the hopes of an entire civilisation, but worry not: you have at your disposal all the perks of the Combine empire. Step into the APC, equip your manhack and stand side-by-side with equally disgruntled traitors to the human race, Eloise, Noah and Larson.


With the .zip file, simply unzip it and copy it to your SourceMods folder (which is something like C:\Steam\steamapps\SourceMods\ depending on your Steam installation). Make sure the mod's foldername will be "Human_Error". If you want to help us host the files, let us know. If you have questions, comment, etc. remember our Moddb forums.

If you haven't seen it yet, here's This Is Larson:


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staberas
staberas

Hey you HL2 player, have you ever wonder how combines Metrocops spend their day ? Or how their manhack work ? No!?
NOW you can experience a day of a Civil Protection Metrocop with Human Error.

RC MANHACK FTW
nuff said

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EbonKnight
EbonKnight

This is BY FAR -the- best mod for Half Life 2 ever released and in fact the only half life 2 mod I have played that reminded me of the glorious mods the original game had. It's only a shame that to reach this level of quality quantity has to be sacrificed so I'm expecting you guys won't be releasing the sequel anytime soon.

But yeah, let me just say I actually registered on moddb just to post how utterly amazing this mod was.. keep up the great work and please don't quit what is surely the best half life 2 mod yet!

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Stealthrellik
Stealthrellik

lol ive done that same exact thing before too :P

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migwell
migwell

Wow!!! Could be the best ever!

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Dan911
Dan911

damn, looks amazing

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Roasted-Salmon
Roasted-Salmon

good work!
:D

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu

Yay!

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kertins
kertins

me wants it

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Jike
Jike

I finished it in one piece. Awesome mod! Amazingly professionally. I want the next Short Story to come out! :)

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Colossal
Colossal

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I hated it. Very glitchy. And the models were bad.

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geostigma
geostigma

Same with a lot of mod's. Considering that none of them are professional and released something with custom content is enough to trump your statement. Not to mention there is a lot of good in the mod.

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Colossal
Colossal

(buried)

Ok, so I guess telling your opinion isn't allowed here.

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Dr.Doozer
Dr.Doozer

You're not giving any constructive criticism or anything of that sort, just saying the mod is bad. Like how you said "the models are bad," how would you think of improving them? "Very glitchy." Then what can we do to help fix it?

No. Nothing. Just our hard work is not good. I'm all for criticism, but if it helps a mod improve or helps fix something that's wrong. This comment you made that I'm responding to simply states that you don't like the mod and you have no ideas to what patches we can make to fix your complaints.

Good day sir.

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Neowyrm
Neowyrm

Well said!

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis

Stand up against HERESY!

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Ziji
Ziji

Just finished this mod, it was great.

9/10

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VirusxXx
VirusxXx

This mod was awesome

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Megadave2003
Megadave2003

Quite laggy and long loading times, but it is an awesome mod so far. Had to quit for a while cause it was too hard.

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madcat1030
madcat1030

Good mod. My only problem was a small one, and I completely understand it, as the models were user-made, but the eyes. The human eyes were just weirding me out. Other than that, really nice mod. I loved the manhacks.

On a side note, the Alien Grunts looked like moving turds without their armor. But it really didn't negatively effect the game. It was usually dark, or you were busy killing them when they were around for you to really look.

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Leon_Kilean
Leon_Kilean

Great mod, congratulations for releasing it!

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death5421
death5421

this mod is absolutely ******* amazing. i have always wanted to see the HL2 world through the cp's eyes and you guys have really shown how much work was put in to this!

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CauterizeandExpunge
CauterizeandExpunge

Yes!! Finally!!

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aQKilla1
aQKilla1

Really Good mod :D

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supersam499
supersam499

I feel stupid for asking, but is anyone else having trouble getting it to show up on their Steam game lists? It's installed in all the right places, Steam has been restarted...

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Au-heppa Author
Au-heppa

You need to have HL2 EP2 installed.

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Computerzombie
Computerzombie

Omg Its Au-Heppa? You are AWSOME!!!

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Megacherv
Megacherv

Shouldn't Steam pre-load HL2 Episode 2 if it needs files from there?

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EricFong
EricFong

you need to buy them first.

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m82sniper
m82sniper

This is freaking awesome.. Manhacks, APCs, alien grunts + controllers, so much awesome, all contained in a mere 450 Mb

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flameknight7
flameknight7

i definitely got to try this

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ceriux
ceriux

downloading and installing hl2 again

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finaldebt0
finaldebt0

just make sure its ep2:)

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Croco15
Croco15

Very good mod, I enjoyed it a lot.

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VehrmaktSGT
VehrmaktSGT

great mod guys, good job.

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Xen-28
Xen-28

Awesome mod i love it and also great models ;)

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Not finished yet but it's good so far. A couple of glitches here and there but nothing major. Alien grunts though look really crap without body armor. But that's a modeling/texturing job which can be done later on to polish it up. Manhack controls are rather flacky though. Lucky us they are only required for puzzles as for combat they are useless like that. Nice change that you can only carry one main weapon not all of them at the same time.

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Micah
Micah

I always thought Combines were aliens?

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Milch
Milch

Not all combines.
There is the civil protection and there are the "real" combines afaik

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Anddos
Anddos

the game is not showing in my steam list after extracting to source mods folder.

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Au-heppa Author
Au-heppa

You have to have HL2 EP2 installed, and make sure there's files inside SourceMods\Human_Error folder (and not just another subfolder called Human_Error which could accidentally happen when exporting from the zip).

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Dr.VX
Dr.VX

i need help, i installed the patch,but when i try to start a new game, it say " hl2.exe has stopped working"

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mc5001
mc5001

i have just two words overpowered shotgun

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remeth
remeth

Really good mod like the story and everything 9/10. Good job mates :)

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Anddos
Anddos

i dont have ep2 , so looks like i cant play

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dave_5430
dave_5430

Wooh, human CP.
Does that mean the rest o' the combine 'll be human too?

... seeing most of em are... synthetics... and all that...

... just makes it more fun shooting 'em anyway.

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Teemuslayer
Teemuslayer

The Civil Protection and other "humanoid" Combine forces you face in HL2 are, or were human. They receive more rights, services and power if they submit to go through the "synthetication" process to become less human and more brainless robots.

This is why the CP forces won't turn the sides anymore even if their commanders fell: they simply can't.

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DragonNOR
DragonNOR

Good mod :D

Story was nice and there's obviously been put a lot of work into this.
Tips to the VA's, recordings were clean and well put, but in general I felt it sounded like you were just reciting lines from the paper and not really fully understanding what the character was experiencing or saying.
It's something I've only recently started working with myself in my studies on shakespeare, but I know its important for the sake of immersion and doubly so when the voice is the only thing the audience has to go by.

Larsons character was very well done, hats off :)

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Gamerman12
Gamerman12

I'm getting a crash after the intro. Any help?

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Au-heppa Author
Au-heppa

I am not sure if I can help in any other way right now than asking for the mini dump file. It's located in your ep2 .exe folder, that is something like: C:\Steam\steamapps\[username]\half-life 2 episode two\

There should be a file with the extension .mdmp from the time of crash there. If you could send it to me I can try to fix it and put it in the next patch.

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72

Enjoyed this and think you should keep going cause I want more.

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