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New 'Ultimate' edition out now!. You won't believe your eyes.

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Breathe new life into a classic! Enhanced Shaders for Half-Life: Source. Current release: V1.1
Adaptations for HL2 and HL2 EP2 coming soon...see the screenshots section ;)

Overview: Many of you are already familiar with the AMAZING ENBSeries mods created by Boris Vorontsov (see Enbdev.com). While his HL2 adaptation has garnered much acclaim, an official adaptation has not been released for the original Half-Life. The HL2 adaptation unfortunately has only partial functionality when used with Half-Life: Source....

So, I did a good deal of research and tinkering, and have put together a shader package that is compatible with the Half-Life: Source engine. Much care has been taken with all settings to achieve an attractive and balanced set of effects, with the primary goal of enhancing visual immersion. This package contains a customized configuration of his Vampire Bloodlines adaptation of ENBSeries, and adds a palette texture for additional color correction. Overall the mod adds a moody sort of 'Bioshock-esque' feel to the original Half-Life aesthetic ... great for the scary moments!

NOTE::cannot guarantee that this mod will work with any and all texture packs out there, but it seems to work fine with the original game, and I managed to install a bunch of nice textures without getting any weird artifacts... See the demo videos in the Videos section!

In some of the the videos, the effects from this mod are being enabled and disabled in real-time for comparison (See details on ENBSeries below). The gameplay in the video also uses amazing textures and models from: Facepunch.com
If you accidentally install conflicting texture packs and get 'weird textures', those are NOT being produced by this mod. If this happens, install the 'Resourced HD' texture pack (overwriting any files if asked) and you'll be good to go; get it here: Hds.newmail.ru

Effects included are:

- Adaptive Bloom
- Adaptive Depth of Field
- SSAO - Screenspace ambient occlusion (ambient soft-shadowing)
- Per-pixel lighting or Phong shading (see En.wikipedia.org)
- Color correction



To install, simply extract all enclosed files to your half-life source folder:
i.e. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\YOURNAME\half-life source

As of V1.1, the files included are:
- enbseries.ini
- enbfocusing.txt
- enbpalette.bmp
- d3d9.dll
- enbconvertor.ini //Allows you to use mod while running in DX8 mode, with included DLL
- d3d8.dll

By default the mod will be enabled when the game is started. You will see a red grafitti design in the top left corner of your screen if the mod has loaded correctly. At any time, you can toggle the effects on and off by hitting 'Shift-F12' at any time in the gamr. If your framerate gets hit hard, you can also toggle the SSAO effect by itself by hitting 'Shift-F10'. Alternately, you can manually adjust the SSAO quality settings to improve performance by opening the 'enbseries.ini' file in a text-editor and editing the following lines in the [SSAO] section:

OcclusionQuality=0 <-- Range from 0 to 2, 0 is highest quality, 2 is lowest quality
FilterQuality=0 <-- Range from 0 to 2, 0 is highest quality, 2 is lowest quality

EnableOcclusion=1 <-- setting this to 0 to disable SSAO by default when the mod loads

In fact, all the effect settings are configurable by editing the 'enbseries.ini' document, for details, see Enbdev.com

This mod works with Half-Life: Source from Steam, and NOT the origial. ENBSeries is licensed for redistribution and customization, for details pls see Enbdev.com
All credit due to Boris! ;)

This is my first upload, let me know what you think.! For me, it makes a WORLD of difference, greater immersion when playing the game :)


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10 comments by Tapio on Oct 17th, 2010

October 31, 2010 - New 'Ultimate' edition out now! You won't believe your eyes. Check out the new video and comparison screenshots in the image gallery!

Also, coming Soon: Half-Life 2: Custom ENBseries Shader Package! An ENBseries adaptation for the Half-Life 2: Episode 2 engine (AppId 420). Adds enhanced bloom, SSAO, Depth of Field, color correction and more. Also, works with mods that run on the Episode 2-engine!

Coming Soon: HL2: Ep. 2 Enhanced Shader Package Comparison - HL2: Episode 2 Enhanced Shader Pack HL2 EP2 - HQ Enhanced Shaders - Depth of Field
Click thumbnails for larger view

Demo Video Here
Download Here

Stay tuned, and in the meanwhile, check out the enhanced shader package for Half-Life:
Source and Half-Life Deathmatch: Source here at ModDB: Moddb.com

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HL:S Enhanced Shaders Ultimate 1.0

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Oct 31, 2010 Full Version 27 comments

This version adds advanced post-processing (black diffusion, improved color correction and bloom). You won't believe your eyes. REQUIRES A DECENT COMPUTER...

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LITE VERSION of the HL:S - Enhanced Shaders 2010 Mod! This is a for those who have trouble running the regular version at playable framerates. NOTE: This...

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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...

HL:S - Enhanced Shaders 2010 - V1.0

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Oct 13, 2010 Full Version 13 comments

Breathe new life into a classic! Greatly enhanced graphics for Half-Life Source using a custom ENBSeries configuration and palette texture!

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ZaniK Apr 25 2012 says:

Wow this is awesome! No lagg or any other problems. This is pure awesomness! 10/10

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Inodorelli Mar 31 2012 says:

Im having some lag even if i turn off AA.
Funny, it gets worse with the lite version.
Maybe some issue with ATI cards?

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chrisc44890 Apr 8 2012 replied:

Go into the .txt folder and turn off ambient occlusion most ATI cards dont support it which would cause major lag when using it but this still doesnt make the FPS what it used to see as how this is an enhancement mod

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FPSNation Sep 22 2011 buried:


This just makes HL:S lag... DON'T DOWNLOAD!

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Tapio Creator
Tapio Sep 30 2011 replied:

Lol... this mod does not 'just' lower your FPS. Otherwise I would have called the mod 'FPS Killer'. It adds a number of very sophisticated graphic shader effects which require a more powerful CPU and GPU than the vanilla game. I am able to run the mod at 30-60 FPS, no problem. If you are having performance issues, why not try the LITE version of the mod. Should cause you no issues.

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TeHaVoK Oct 29 2011 replied:

I have a computer that can not play TF2 and I can use ultimate of this and it works fine on HL1:S, no lag.

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notasinglenamedperso Dec 7 2011 replied:

Well, I used to have a computer that could play TF2 and play CSS 2005 version, but it couldn't play half-life source, half-life 2, or any other source game at all. I have a new computer now and I am downloading half-life source, half-life 2 dm, half-life 2 lost coast, Half-life deathmath source, and tf2. Hopefully they all work.

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briggswag Feb 16 2012 replied:

lol tf2 and css are source games

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ZimpanX Sep 5 2011 says:

The game won't let me alt+tab with this mod installed, plus it would be nice if the logo vanished a little bit quicker.

Other than that the mod is great. Now if I could only find a texture pack that is compatible with this like in the pictures shown here.

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Tapio Creator
Tapio Sep 14 2011 replied:

Sorry, not sure what to do about the Alt-Tab issue. As for the loading logo, I am also not sure how to modify that as it is embedded in the ENBseries d3d9.dll used for this mod. Anyone out there familiar with decompiling a .dll file? :P

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Tapio Creator
Tapio Sep 13 2011 replied:

Thanks for the comments. I haven't played Half-Life Source in almost a year now, so don't remember where the texture packs are from. Some are from FPSbananna, the rest I just found by Google hunting.

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