Enhanced Shaders Ultimate 1.0 out now! Breathe new life into a classic! Greatly enhanced graphics for Half-Life Source using a custom ENBSeries configuration and palette texture! Check the screens and video... - Adaptive Bloom - Adaptive Depth of Field - SSAO - Screenspace ambient occlusion (ambient soft-shadowing) - Per-pixel lighting or Phong shading - Color correction

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FULL VERSION - HL: Source looking a little blah? Breathe new life into a classic! Greatly enhanced graphics for Half-Life Source using a custom ENBSeries configuration and palette texture! UPDATE - V1.1download link is FIXED!

CURRENT RELEASE - V1.1 of the Enhanced Shaders 2010 package for Hald-Life source. More subtle and natural SSAO, enhanced per-pixel lighting, subtle bloom refinements and more...

Also, see the new LITE version of this mod for those of you with more 'modest' rigs ;) - available October 21, 2010

V1.1 has the following upgrades from 1.0:

- Refined shader settings. In V1.0, the SSAO shadows produced a lot of 'ghosting' and 'bleed' between foreground and background objects. In 1.1 the SSAO is a bit tighter and less overbearing

- Color correction, addressed issues where color correction would result in overly dark or saturated scenes

- Added DX8 converter to allow you to run the game in DX8 mode while still using the DX9-based ENBseries shaders.

"But why on earth would I want to run the game in DX8 mode?" you ask?

Because running in DX8 mode restores the original character and model shadows that are built-in to Half-Life! For some reason, running HL:S in DX9 prevents the default shadows from being rendered. :O ??!

Running in DX8 allows you to have the soft-shadowing from this mod AND the cast-shadows come with the game! Furthermore, I notice NO deterioration in quality when playing in DX8 mode. For evidence.... see the screenshots and videos! ;)

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EL_mdb Oct 14 2010 says:

As usually with ENB, SSAO. color correction and per-pixel lighting are great additions, while the overdone blur effects - no so much. But this is coming from a guy who turns off blur even in modern games:)

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ConfusedMaster Oct 14 2010 replied:

its easy to modify, just take a look into the enbseries.ini ;)

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RocKRebel Oct 17 2010 says:

I'm going to reinstall Half Life Source just for this

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Tapio Author
Tapio Oct 17 2010 replied:

That's cool, let me know how it goes!

Also check out the Strelok Improvement packs 1-6 from FPSBananna.com. With this mod and those packs combined, you're in for a treat ;)

I'll be releasing a custom adaptation for Half-Life 2: Episode 2 soon. It will work with Episode 2 AND will all mods that run on that engine (AppID 420). Check the News section ... and stay tuned!

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Gunship_Mark_II Oct 18 2010 says:

Thank you man, you work is more than amazing!

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sasasa Oct 23 2010 says:

Oh my gawd, 0,25 mb?

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Tapio Author
Tapio Oct 26 2010 replied:

Yep, very lite!

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robotman5 Nov 10 2010 says:

this mod makes it look like sex :D

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Tapio Author
Tapio Dec 8 2010 replied:

Oh yeah.... like sex, but with no sexy girls around ;)

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vovapered Nov 16 2010 says:

WTF when i start my game i have white screen

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Tapio Dec 2 2010 replied:

What is your computer/GPU?

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Mr.Kook Dec 21 2010 says:

ah ah............. just like that guy vovapered, i start my game i see white screen too....
My PC has Dual core,2GB ram and ATI Readon Xpress 1250 128MB(Memory sharing up to 700MB)

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Tapio Jan 3 2011 replied:

Sorry, not sure what the issue is. Maybe GPU is not powerful enough...?

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turtles9788 Dec 31 2010 says:

where do i extract

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Tapio Author
Tapio Jan 3 2011 replied:

To install, simply extract all enclosed files to your half-life source folder:
i.e. C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\YOURNAME\half-life source

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alpha_alphalfa Jun 17 2011 replied:

do I extract them all at once, or one by one?

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xsantosis Jan 3 2011 says:

The modification is NICE!

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Tapio Author
Tapio Jan 4 2011 replied:

Thanks man! If you also like Fallout New Vegas, check out my mod for that game:


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bioswat Jul 17 2011 says:


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horiaonofrei Jul 22 2011 says:

Hello, I got a problem.
When i use this, some parts of the map including entities appears thought walls, i mean i see parts thought walls.

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TheGameFoxBrother Sep 3 2011 says:

Where can I get these models and texture packs, direct links anybody?

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notasinglenamedperso Dec 9 2011 says:

Does this include maps and models? or only graphics

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RedFog Jan 18 2012 says:

Tapio, 1.1 and 1.0 ultimate, which one is better?

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RedSky Nov 17 2012 says:

download link dont work

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MisterSteviemon Apr 21 2014 replied:

That guest is me, here's the video for the problem. Just for a better understanding of the problem.


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