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:


2010 Trailer:


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pedro0930
pedro0930

The new enemies and weapons are all quite fun to fight and use. Very enjoyable and I look forward to play episode 2.

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Tharapita
Tharapita

At first when I looked at the header I thought "Is that a Vortigaunt with an afro?" but then I noticed it's one of those big headed hovering creatures from HL1. Downloading now though.

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Teh1337ARAB
Teh1337ARAB

Anyway to get song in mp3 file lol, its that good.

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Au-heppa Author
Au-heppa

You can find all the custom music in the mod files, in the Human_Error\sounds\music folder. This Is Larson song is named End_Credits.mp3

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jlewis
jlewis

Also, due to several requests, you can now get a free download of the song on my website at www.jonathanlewis.me

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Teh1337ARAB
Teh1337ARAB

ok thanks.

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Jike
Jike

Really awesome mod, great work done there, so continue with episode 2 :)

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TheUnknownM
TheUnknownM

looks great im tracking

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ZitaX
ZitaX

Amasing mod!

I could see that a lot of effort had been put into both the story and the game itself! It's absolutely not easy to release a Single Player mod, so congratulations on releasing it as well!

Rated 10/10

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Imp0815
Imp0815

THIS MOD IS SO AWNSOME I REALY ENJOY PLAYING THROUE IT !

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Addicted_Gamer
Addicted_Gamer

just played the first 3 chapters, AWESOME MOD!
I love how this mod gives me such an adrenaline like how Half Life 2 gave me

Can't wait for the others!

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MitchellS
MitchellS

Cool

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a_coathanger
a_coathanger

The combine car thing is kind of wonkey on the controls. It just feels off somehow. The faces seem a bit weird and could use work. Smoke grenades need more smoke. Thats about it. Otherwise a really good mod.

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preowned
preowned

epic story, fun to play.

DL and play.

loading a bit long at some parts.

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Starscre4M
Starscre4M

just finished it, amazing mod
my favorite single player mod for now :p

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Firesprayer
Firesprayer

When I start this game, it says it cant find the local files so steam will re aquire them, I did that. Same thing happens when I try to launch it up. I installed it 3 times, all from different mirrors. Any tips on how to fix it? Mod seems interesting, but I just want to try to get it working.

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Fhenexx
Fhenexx

I liked this. It was short, but pretty damn fun. The only real major complaint I have is the Alyx Gun view model. It was very low-res, to say the very least.

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Ravenholme
Ravenholme

That was great, I absolutely can't wait for Episode 2.

As an aside, how's work on Paradigm Decay and Midnight Sun going?

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krisisforyou
krisisforyou

sweet mod, definitely excited for the next installment

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LordDz
LordDz

Loved it.

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CerberusDoggy
CerberusDoggy

Amazing game :D

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longshanksAOC
longshanksAOC

Congrats Au-heppa on an amazing mod!

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KompressorIsCool
KompressorIsCool

Downloaded it, the models aren't exactly top notch as everybody says, but the dialogue and combat scenes make it worth while. Running over rebels and killing tons of xenies is fun as hell. I'm stuck on the part with the first xenian rock thing though, no idea how to get through.

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m82sniper
m82sniper

Best Source mod I've played in ages. Great work!

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu

The best hl2 mod was research and development , everybody knows that

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Fodderstompf
Fodderstompf

astonishing!
no real news here: controllable manhacks are awesome
and so are the models!

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frederick176
frederick176

this is a awsome mod its great and kind of hard by the way love the aliens from HL1 yeah and we finaly get to kick some rebel ***

.frederick176

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TheFinalCube
TheFinalCube

Just so you know, there's really no need to inform people who your comments are from.

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frederick176
frederick176

hi human errro produser i wonder if i can use the aliens in ur game in one of my mods its named log shift plizz send me a message

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Triden007
Triden007

Mann I've finish this game today
and I have to say
This rocks!!
Its very cool to be a combine officer, they have a job, they have bedrooms, kitchens, cafeteria, all that a rebel doesnt have.
And talking about their job, the shift is very cool, wake up, dress up, and its time to put order in the city!

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OTPIdARP
OTPIdARP

This is good, I guess.

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu

The face modelling was kinda bad but mod was awesome and i like teh manhax lol... also combines are not humans anymore , i mean they were humans long time ago but they are some kind of human-robot

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Au-heppa Author
Au-heppa

There's a difference between Combine soldiers and Civil Protection Officers / Metrocops. To quote Laidlaw: "cp/metrocops are humans at the first level--basically unaltered volunteers. From here, if you are hardcore, you must volunteer for modification in order to become a soldier, so advancing in rank requires surrendering even more humanity."

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Stevokenevo
Stevokenevo

Hey Human Error team. I just finished playing your mod. Really enjoyed it. You did some interesting things with the story and I really liked the characters and music.

Only bit I could say needs improvement in future episodes would be the levels. They look fine and are fun, but it wasnt always clear where I was supposed to be going or what I was doing in some spots. Maybe it was just because some interior rooms looked similar that it was hard to get my bearings. Otherwise, very good, thanks for the mod.

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Neowyrm
Neowyrm

I was totally impressed by this mod!! Very excellent work. I do have a few complaints, though.

The first is probably just an issue of my computer being outdated, but the mod didn't seem to run very well on it. I'm not sure if there's some sort of 'optimizing' you guys can do? At any rate, it is small.

My second complaint is more outstanding; I hate to say this so bluntly, but the model for the woman in the dress (specifically, her head; the rest of her body turned out well) is really bad. She is almost alien in appearance. I think that with future installments that is something you should definitely improve--making her look more human. The models for the faces of the CP squad are amazing (especially Larson's, it's so expressive :) ), so I'm not sure what went wrong.

Also, Noah(?)'s dialogue in the later parts of the game is very weak, and in my opinion way overdoing it with the cursing.

Anyway, these complaints are just pieces of an overall very impressive presentation, and I commend you all on your efforts!! I definitely look forward to seeing more of what you guys can make!

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Neowyrm
Neowyrm

Oh! Additionally, I was VERY pleased to see the Alien Grunts and Controllers modeled and animated so well. They were a total blast to fight!

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Druza
Druza

Very good! The manhacks we're fun to use, the models looked good, and the voice acting, although not perfect, was still good. I got lost a few times though. Other than that, I just wish Larson had some more lines/screen time.

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glenn5willie
glenn5willie

Great mod so far, but I am flailing around in the university trying to get into the "stalkers"room. Any help? Any plans for a walkthrough?

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higgie
higgie

I loved a sniper rifle because it was so accurate and instant kill. One thing I like was blowing the hapless enemy's head off.

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Elizabeth_Lestrad
Elizabeth_Lestrad

Well, I just finished Human Error, and here's my review:

Story: The story was pretty interesting, and while its too early into the story to really comment on depth, the story progressed fluidly. It was kinda short, but I can't really fault them on that since its part of the "Short Stories" series. Hopefully the next release will continue where the first story left off. 4/5

Characters: The characters were good, though I think actual character development could have been better. However, as I said before its still pretty early into the story line so perhaps as more is released we'll get to see more depth in your team members. The face on the model of the girlfriend was the only detractor here, but the modeling and rigging of the dress was well done. 4/5

Sound: This was really my only peeve. The dialogue was good, however I did end up having to turn on closed captioning because many of the girlfriend's lines were too soft to really hear what she was actually saying. As far as the dialogue goes, it was solid. I would have liked to have seen more dialogue between team mates though. 4/5

Gameplay: I loved seeing the grunts back in and on top of that I got to drive a combine APC. I also have to give a big thumbs up to all the unique gameplay tweaks added in, like being able to use your suit battery to recharge the sniper rifle, etc. And the manhacks were really cool too. The only thing that bugged be slightly was the scene where the two guys are kicking down the door and it took like 5 minutes for them to do it...that could have been a bit shorter as I had started to wonder if I had missed something. 5/5

Level Design: Pretty standard, though the interior of the university was pretty well done. The extra detail on rooms like the lecture hall made what would have been just another level really stand out. 3/5

Final Score: 20/25 - 80%

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Evil-Police
Evil-Police

Just for your information, you can use a manhack to break down the wood holding the door from the outside.

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layger7
layger7

uuuhh i can play it because, i dont have a steam i got half life ep 2 no steam... HELP PLZ

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Evil-Police
Evil-Police

Seeing how there is no official non-steam version of any Valve games, I suggest you buy Ep2 legally.

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Wakkaboom
Wakkaboom

nice mod i love it nigga!!!

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SilentShinra
SilentShinra

Looks like a load of fun.

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migmax
migmax

Best Hl2 mod 10/10

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Evil-Police
Evil-Police

Only problem was it was way too short. I demand Episode 2.

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Renegatz
Renegatz

that comment was disgusting

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wafflewarrior7
wafflewarrior7

From what I've seeen, this is a fantastic game, but I couldnt play it. You have to have half life 2 specifically, not just any source game.

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Simmons
Simmons

I find that the song Comfortly numb fits this mod

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