Heart of Evil: Napalm Edition (HOE: NE) is a remake of the old mod Heart of Evil, a Vietnam themed war/survival horror FPS. The HOE NE Team hopes to help you relive that experience, or for those of you who haven't played it, a chance to try something new. They put a lot of work into the original concept and we want to it endure, for that reason we have updated the mod as best we can with graphics and gameplay.

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After 2 years in development, Heart of Evil Napalm Edition is finally released to the public! Grab your flak jacket and M79, it's time to start shooting down helicopters onto on unsuspecting zombies...

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After a long wait by members of the public (and the dev team) comes the release of Heart of Evil Napalm Edition! This mod is a total conversion for Half-Life, offering players the chance to dip into the crazy world of wartornzombieinfested Vietnam. A lot of work has gone into developing this mod, so we hope that you'll all enjoy it!

Download the mod here from MODDB

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For players new to Heart of Evil, you are placed into the boots of Special Forces officer Captain Percy Freeman, who is tasked with despatching the villanous (and extremely mad) Colonel Kurtz. Not long after beginning your mission you are betrayed, and forced to find your way to Kurtz on foot.


Along your way you will have to deal with rogue US Soldiers - apparently they think you're a traitor, and have been tasked with hunting you down. Not only are there US Soldiers after you, but also Huey helicopters! These Helicopters are deadly since they have front gunners, side gunners, rocket launchers and the ability to drop off troops. You'll will need to carefully plan their movement around a Huey helicopter in order to take it out with an M79 or RPG-7!


After fighting your way past rogue US forces, you come up against the uglier side of war. Unkillable zombies! Or are they? Any sort of explosive will kill a zombie, anything less than that will knock them down momentarily.


Like the original Heart of Evil we have kept the vast free roaming environments, but we have made the puzzles within them more straightforward, so that backtracking is kept to a minimum. Objectives are clearly marked with glowing markers, and the levels are also considerably easier to navigate.

We would like to thank people who have been watching the mod so patiently - we hope this lives up to your expectations! Saddle up, lock and load and head into the world of Heart of Evil...

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themesmith
themesmith

Oh sweet dling now!

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doppl3r
doppl3r

I like this mod a ton. Peeps need to get this out now. The hl mapping is very well crafted and you can tell there was effort. The only bug i noticed would have to be the random blacking out (unless blacking out when you walk into a corner is a dramatic effect). Great Job team regardless.

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark

yay!

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marksman52
marksman52

where can i get heart of evil? and is it free?

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TheSkunk
TheSkunk

Its free, its a mod. you need HL1 of course. I believe you can find it here on moddb.

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Jerkakame
Jerkakame

You dont need source, HOE:NE is for half-life 1.

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sbnewsom
sbnewsom

No one said it was for source.

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-=117=-
-=117=-

Playing it, and I can't even move. I start the game up, and I'm stuck in the bed under the fan.

Needs an emergency hotfix!

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xscottx019
xscottx019

no, i found that out, your movement keys are set to the arrows keys :P

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Piuneer
Piuneer

lol i hate it when that happens. gotta look to see if my keyboard is lighting up...

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

W00T! I r's dl'ins!

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xscottx019
xscottx019

hey team napalm, I like the game alot.
But as i see it computers now days are just "to" fast to run goldsource games.
I get major skips all the time,even after i cap the frames.
Even though i cant play this, untill i get my pc thats been rusting in my closet working, looks great!

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BoredGunman
BoredGunman

nah probably just the mod, try halflife or some other original game of the gldsrc engine and see if there's a difference. or running speed is increased.

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Minuit
Minuit

"But as i see it computers now days are just "to" fast to run goldsource games."

That's not how it works though.

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Tron619
Tron619

does this mod really has multiplayer now cause the alamo maps could be used for it and co-op could be supported

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Combine68
Combine68

!CHEERS!

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aodtonix
aodtonix

does it only work for the steam version

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Fast_Train
Fast_Train

Oh, thank you very much!

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56er
56er

Cool idea on the lose...
Will there be a source version at sometime?

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Swaggletooth Author
Swaggletooth

That would be nice :)

No one on the team will be making the port themselves, but we would be willing to open up the source files so that someone else could port the game over =)

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Raden
Raden

Looks promising. Will try this one out.

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phipe
phipe

I played the first version, and i got easily stuck because of all that damn backtracking. Now that it is not required anymore, the game is easier.

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{SOTW}LoneWolf
{SOTW}LoneWolf

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This remake mod is ****. It's riddled with so many memes and stupid **** it makes me want to vomit. The only thing good about this mod is that it's full of eyecandy but for some reason the guy in the loading room in the Alamo looks like he's got down syndrome. While playing singleplayer I tried getting in the back of the truck but I got stuck, then the truck started moving and I died. Then the game re-loaded and the guy who was supposed to drive me around was floating in midair, stuck. I had to restart about 3 times before getting anywhere. Not to mention the default controls are set as if we're still playing DOOM. The voiceacting is horribad also, and the General guy sounds ******* retarded. Great, I got stuck on Fatkin's desk because I hopped over the desk and the lady walked in and got me stuck, and now I'm stuck with Fatkins giving me a rimjob with his ******* lame lines.
At the real beginning of the game, when you're next to the helicopter, you can clip into the front of it.

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ÐiamonÐ
ÐiamonÐ

You may want to play a bit more than the beginning of the game before judging the core aspects of the game itself. And also, how the heck is the voice acting bad? Which characters? The team had, like, 4 voice actors.

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Tron619
Tron619

not to be rude but shut the hell up if you havent made a mod dont talk about it can you do something better than this.I bet you havent play the old one lonewolf the acting is better than it was one the first one and the models to

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{SOTW}LoneWolf
{SOTW}LoneWolf

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I'm not the only one who thought the mod was ****. And it's not like I was just like "LOL THIS MOD SUCKS MY ****" and left, I spent my time writing why I thought it sucked. There were TONS of bugs and errors with the mapping that I'm not sure if they were put in by accident or purposely added just to troll us. If not I seriously doubt they even played their own mod.

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Swaggletooth Author
Swaggletooth

I would like to head some genuine reasons why you don't like the mod - the only things you've listed are minor things which don't even impact upon the gameplay.

The mod was extensively tested by beta testers, in fact I suggest you play the original HOE to see how few bugs there are in comparison. I would also like to know what these "tonnes" of errors were with the maps.

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{SOTW}LoneWolf
{SOTW}LoneWolf

What the ****? Having to restart the game MULTIPLE times kind've puts a big impact on the game play there buddy. Not only that but I ran across a glitch further in the game where I had spawned from a quicksave, and I kept sliding in to a corner of a wall and getting stuck. I couldn't move, and grenades wouldn't free me. I used Noclip to try to get out, but all I did was levitate off the ground a little, and couldn't get out of the wall. I loaded a save that I did manually, and my game crashed. Everything got put back to default. All of my progress was gone. That is a big ******* deal to me.

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Swaggletooth Author
Swaggletooth

Those are all issues related to the Half Life engine I'm afraid, I've had those bugs happen to me in Half-Life, Opposing Force and Blue Shift. So I don't see why you're laying into us about those problems.

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{SOTW}LoneWolf
{SOTW}LoneWolf

Because I play HalfLife, Blue Shift, and Opposing Force on and off and I rarely run into any bugs. I also play a HalfLife mod called Svencoop a lot and rarely run into bugs on the simplest and cheapest maps. Every now and then I will admit I'll run into a bug that will kill me or get me trapped, but not NEARLY as often as it has happened in this mod.

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Swaggletooth Author
Swaggletooth

Well you're the only person reporting these bugs, and from the sounds of things you're playing to glitch it. Seriously I don't know how you managed to achieve the bizarre effects you did, but none of those are the fault of this mod team.

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Tron619
Tron619

it depend what operation system you have or graphics card it runs fine for me and the laptop i have too

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m82sniper
m82sniper

"purposely added just to troll us" What the ****.. Why would they add errors just to troll us?

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Swaggletooth Author
Swaggletooth

You're commenting on minor bugs that are mostly caused by the Half-Life engine. You haven't actually experienced any gameplay, give the whole game a chance before you pass judgement.

As for the voice acting it isn't meant to be serious, and as such isn't meant to be taken seriously.

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{SOTW}LoneWolf
{SOTW}LoneWolf

Desite the constant crashes and getting stuck on a part of the map every 5 seconds I DID try to play the game but the Barney glitch happened and I couldn't get anywhere.

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Minuit
Minuit

Yeah, you bring up some good points that should be taken into consideration Lonewolf, BUT a little less of the nerd-rage will go a long away.

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Ekonk
Ekonk

Maybe it's just me, but I found this one of the most frustrating games I ever played.

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Koranis
Koranis

I'm using Nvidia 9600 SLI. No bloom... :(

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kitethefallenangel
kitethefallenangel

Early in the game in that part where two US soldiers were killed by an RPG, I picked up the M16 but then its missing and I can't fire.
I can't even bring up the weapon selection!

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ÐiamonÐ
ÐiamonÐ

The player was not meant to have a weapon this early in the game, so it was forcibly removed in that section.

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Tron619
Tron619

he change it now cuase back then you could so now you cant pick it up and go gun hoe.

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m82sniper
m82sniper

Awesome, downloading now, must play!

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SkyJack3R
SkyJack3R

Cool, looks very funny :-)

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freredarme
freredarme

Sniper is cool

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BabyMoseN
BabyMoseN

i didn't like this mod at all i give it 3/10

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MrMazure
MrMazure

Didn't like the remake, missing the best part where you're in the cage with barney's head and playing the scifi minigame.

Out of that the mapping is good, the game itself is enjoyable, but the few "lololo kkkk" things in the game took me out of the atmosphere for a few minutes.

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zombie2279
zombie2279

Crashes 15 seconds after I start playing. Is that because I'm using a Non-Steam version?

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D3ads
D3ads

Shouldn't be a problem, I'm using WON and it works perfectly. Do you have the latest WON patch?

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Swaggletooth Author
Swaggletooth

Ahh this error. Unfortunately this probably means that your PC isn't powerful enough to play the mod - there are a lot of polygons rendered in this mod.

I used to find this when I was running a P3 and trying to play OP4 Redux =X It's frustrating because newer engines wouldn't crash out like this, even olde Quake 3 wouldn't crash so bad.

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Cheapo713
Cheapo713

I'm stuck at the boathouse, I can't get barney to follow me to the boat so that I can continue. Please help. I've had noteably one other barney bug where I couldn't get him to follow me after I try to exit the hangar with the soldiers in it to the outside he gets stuck on the stairs and refuses to follow me. I need 1 of 2 things: 1) a patch, or 2) a spawn npc_barney command (because I don't know what the actual command is. Thanks guys! The game is freaking awesome I love it! Only I'm stuck so a patch for reported bugs pr something soon. Thanks. Amazing mod.

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Swaggletooth Author
Swaggletooth

Thanks for your reply - I've noted the bugs you posted in Half Life Creations too, we will be addressing those issues.

Barney should run straight to the boathouse automatically. Also he isn't meant to run out of the Hangar, because he isn't needed by the player after that point, we wanted to minimize his appearance in the game.

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Hezus
Hezus

Ran into the same problem. A temponary solution is to go to the console and type "changelevel namf1", which brings you to the next level. This will cause you to lose all your gear, so you have to enable sv_cheats 1 and type "impulse 101" a few times to get your weapons back. It's not the nicest way, but at least you get to play the last mission that way.

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