What is Kreedz Climbing (KZMOD)?

Kreedz Climbing (aka KZMOD) is a Half-Life 2 modification for the Source engine. The whole premise of the game revolves around getting from point A to point B in the shortest time possible, in a linear route that can include any of the mod's 15 game modes from jumping on blocks to a death trap race, or a mix of disciplines in a single course. KZMOD is a very unique game - based off of the very popular "kz" maps from Counter-Strike 1.6, KZMOD is what some would call a '3d puzzle/platform' game, involving no combat or violence whatsoever. It is a 'sport' type game, where players compete for the best times amongst the game's, presently, 132 courses.

Competition can get fierce. A mere second can make the difference between winning or losing, as the game will track your scores with a 'toplist' function when you play online. Toplist shows you your best times on any existing map course and compare them to those of other players in a smooth web interface from within the game. Aside from all the online action possible, we also feature offline competition for the soloist. The official World Records List is where one can record themselves completing a course using the in-game demo function and running our very own anti-cheat program. Submit it to the website and rank among some of KZMOD's best climbers, surfers, and bungee swingers. Kreedz Climbing is enjoyable for players as well as level designers, or for those that just like to socialize in a casual game environment.

One of the best parts of KZMOD is the creative freedom that level designers have. Any environment or scene you can think of can be incorporated into KZMOD for a discipline course, and we already have multiple maps spanning across many different environments - an asteroid belt, a beanstalk, a massive castle, realistic industry, or nature maps and the list goes on. Imagine a rat style map in a kitchen like the famous one in CS 1.6, or a freeze time view of many accidents waiting to happen or a storyline single player adventure, whatever you imagine can become a KZMOD reality. Combined with impressive looking environments and a massive list of versatile game modes, there are endless possibilities for designers. KZMOD had the most maps upon release than any other mod released for the Source engine and most likely still does. The number of maps continues to grow at a steady pace too with interested mappers from all Source games getting interested in doing "something different". The sky is the limit and in this game, it shows where a single map can have up to 20 different courses mixed with 15 different game modes in it. That's not possible anywhere else.

An important up and coming feature of KZMOD's Beta4.2 release is the 'Cup Plugin' which will assist Admins in creating semi-automated live tournaments. Players can compete across various maps in real-time competition in 2 different cup modes, 1vs1 and Melee which means up to all 32 players at once, marathon style. Players are placed at the start of a course and climb as far as they can before time is up. This continues across several maps until all but two players have been eliminated, and then they climb for first place. The winner is then announced, the Top5 is adjusted, and the cup ends. This addition to the game creates a third way to store statistics around the scene. Expanding the fun aspect of the game concept is realizing that these cups will be run on many different disciplines such as regular jumping, surfing, bungee, and many others. Multitalented players will have a ball on mixed courses which act like a tri- or decathlon.

Get involved in the challenging, non-violent atmosphere of KZMOD. It's a rare thing these days and can be a nice break from other games. If you like a personal challenge in your game, rather than being set up to always win it, Kreedz Climbing is right up your alley.

It's just gamer vs. gravity.

Beta4.2 Game Mode/Map Type List:

Jumping -Regular jump course discipline (easy to extreme platform jumping)
Bunnyhopping -Advanced jumping discipline (while bunnyhopping you never stop jumping)
Longjump -Advanced jumping discipline (multi-strafing for long distance)
Longjump Bhops -Extreme jumping discipline (multi-strafing for distance with bhop speeds)
Bungee -Regular course discipline
Surfing -Regular course discipline
Slidemap -A one-slanted-piece surf map type
Death Trap -Map type full of traps that can hospitalize you
Flare Aim -Flare shooting ranges of any type imaginable
Derby (vehicles) -Racing map type against mines and time, short tracks
Target Race (vehicles) -Racing map type with mines and flare targets for reducing time
Race (vehicles) -Races against time and other players, any style
Dance -Stay on the dancefloor as long as you can
Raceway(sliderace) -Get pushed through an environment full of traps at high speed
Raceway Bhop -Same as a Raceway but less traps and a lot more bhop and especially speed
Double-Duck -Players are not allowed to jump. Reach the end of the map with Double-Ducks
2-man Cooperation -Players become solid and need to use boosting and teamwork to win
Kzmod Soccer
Pong
Connect Four

NOTE: Any desired combination of these game modes can be found in any map or even in one single course which opens up doors for massive amounts of free creativity and new game modes. The combination of a main Discipline and a(or many) minor one(s) can be a very interesting experience. Imagine a jump map with bungee, surf and bhop parts, and this mixed with flare aim and death traps.

For more information visit us at Steamcommunity.com or join the following channels on mIRC (Quakenet) for assistance:
#kzmod.com (English and German)
#xtreme-jumps (English German French and other languages)
#kzmaps.fi (Finnish)
#kz.ger (German)

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0 comments by kzRaptor on Dec 12th, 2014

Hello everyone! After a long period of inactivity, the Kreedz Climbing mod returns with version 2.0, greatly optimised and on the latest engine, bringing the game back to life again. This update offers the long neglected latest visual features such as advanced shaders, HDR, particles, as well as significant optimisation to make the game smooth and a pleasure to play. Overall I feel this update is a great improvement to the original game, and offers in general a much better platform for gameplay improvements, especially as the game has an integrated updater.

Here's some screenshots of a few of the visually updated maps in this update:

Kreedz Climbing 2.0 - kz_cathedralKreedz Climbing 2.0 - kz_ghosttown_ez
Kreedz Climbing 2.0 - kz_bhop_shrubhopKreedz Climbing 2.0 - kz_beach

Big props to SoUlFaThEr for his hard work on bringing these maps up to spec!


Please note however that the kzmod.com website was lost some time ago, and as such there is no central community hub for kzmod. The game does have a presence among some existing KZ communities, such as Xtreme-Jumps, however the only place specifically dedicated to kzmod at this time is the Steam community group. Everyone is still welcome to play of course and the game will still be updated, though at this stage there is no community reboot.


Without further delays, here are the download links! It has been a pleasure making this 2.0 version of the game, and I hope anyone who regretted the inactivity feels a little better at seeing it still lives after all. Enjoy!

A few notes about the install:

  • 8gb of disk space is required.
  • You will have to restart Steam after installing.
  • 2.0 Alpha players must rename their KreedzClimbing folder before installing this version. Not doing this will corrupt the installation! You CAN copy your configuration files across though!
  • When updating the game for the first time, it may appear to take a long time. It will not subsequent times.
  • The free Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer from the Steam tools tab is needed to play the game

Happy climbing!

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Kreedz Climbing 2.0

Kreedz Climbing 2.0

Dec 10, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Here is the revived and latest Version 2.0 of Kreedz Climbing, a "spiritual successor" to KZ from Counter-Strike 1.6, bringing the game to the latest...

Kreedz Climbing Beta4.2

Kreedz Climbing Beta4.2

Dec 21, 2009 Patch 16 comments

Hey guys, it's actually done. KZmod Beta4.2 is ready to play and brings so much extra fun to everyone who is ready to try it (in case you don't know it...

KZmod Beta3 Promotion Trailer

KZmod Beta3 Promotion Trailer

Jul 9, 2007 Movies 0 comments

This is a video showing you the new things in our game, including the Art Tool and the 4 new maps. It will also show you that the game is more than just...

KZMOD Bungee Preview

KZMOD Bungee Preview

Apr 21, 2006 Movies 1 comment

This is a show of what you can do with the Bungee rope in Kreedz Climbing. This is not a show of the real Bungee maps. This example shows the Free Bunjee...

Kreedz Climbing Bunnyhop Mode

Kreedz Climbing Bunnyhop Mode

Mar 6, 2006 Movies 0 comments

This video shows how our Bunnyhop mode works....we do not impose a stopping after a jump in this mode and you have a bit more air movement than normal...

KZMOD Promo Trailer

KZMOD Promo Trailer

Feb 26, 2006 Movies 0 comments

A Promotion video of the gameplay in Kreedz Climbing. This video shows you what we do best! JUMP JUMP JUMP. 6 minutes of high quality video.

Post comment Comments  (50 - 60 of 278)
juleeeh
juleeeh Dec 21 2009, 11:17am says:

Today's the big day, I'm waiting for the final release <3

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Colossal
Colossal Dec 21 2009, 12:37pm replied:

I doubt it's FINAL. But it's a big release.

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juleeeh
juleeeh Dec 21 2009, 1:19pm replied:

My mistake, it ain't final, but well, with all these new features/fixes it certainly is a huge release. Now that doubleducks are implented, I'll be all over this baby! ^^

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KurenoS
KurenoS Dec 21 2009, 9:05am says:

Just a great Mod :D !

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Aman-Kino
Aman-Kino Dec 21 2009, 8:30am says:

awesome

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jakechapy
jakechapy Dec 20 2009, 2:45pm says:

youy guys have come along way since your first update.

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dogbert
dogbert Dec 20 2009, 9:08am says:

is it just me or is the 'crouch, then jump, then crouch while holding forward' the most convoluted, unnecessary and frankly ANNOYING way to jump, EVER? As if the usual crouch jumping in a lot of source games to get over the tiniest of obstacles wasn't irritating enough already, this takes it to a whole new level.
sorry guys, great concept and great looks, but for me that jumping combo malarky is just too damn annoying to have any fun with :/

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TheDaFox
TheDaFox Dec 21 2009, 2:33am replied:

That is actually the way that it is in most source games. It is more realistic as well, it gives you more spring in your step.

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-SoUlFaThEr- Creator
-SoUlFaThEr- Dec 20 2009, 10:08am replied:

We are in fact better than the average source game in that respect. Our physics are presently so close to CS1.6....you won't notice much difference at all. So, if doing that in CS1.6 was ok for you, it will be in kzmod. We have techniques that might bother you though that 1.6 player use all the time like doubeducking to reach a 32 unti high block rather than jumping and getting the speed penalty. Let's not even get started on duck-to-standup bunnyhopping :) It's an advanced technique anyway.

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Mastix
Mastix Dec 20 2009, 9:38am replied:

It's a personal taste thing, many people (including me) don't find it annoying at all.

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Gregar
Gregar Dec 17 2009, 7:21pm says:

but really could the weapons be use for hanging

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-SoUlFaThEr- Creator
-SoUlFaThEr- Dec 19 2009, 11:02am replied:

If we did that it would ruin the nature of the maps (would make all maps cheatable) and the nature of the original concept of the game. As we progress through the development, I realize that this name no longer fits the mod as we have become much more than just climbing/jumping, but since its so far, a 4 year project, we shouldn't change it.

The "tools" we use are to break obstructions in the maps that block your way. This is it's sole purpose to date.

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