Master Sword: Continued 1.2 is an ongoing expansion of Master Sword.

The Official MSC Downloads Page

INSTALLATION: Install the Full Installer and the latest Betapack linked above, in that order. Both packages should be linked on the above page.

REQUIREMENTS: Note that this is a Half-Life 1 (GoldSource) mod, not a Source Mod. The Source Mod is a separate project that has yet to be released. This mod requires the original Half-Life be installed. (That's the original "Half-Life1" - not "Half-Life2: Episode 1". You'd be amazed how many folks we have to explain this to. ^_^)

FUZZNET: Servers with [FN] in their name are connected to the central character database "FuzzNet". Your character will be available across all such servers. If you wish to host an MSC server with access to the central database yourself, please contact Blasto or Thothie through the MSC Forums.


Master Sword, a first-person MPORPG mod for Half-Life, was first created in 1998 by Dogg and Evaan. For over a decade now, dozens of developers have come and gone, contributing to and expanding the project.

When Steam came about, the game looked doomed. But then, in 2005, Kuroneko combined forces with several members of the original team, as well as many new ones, and managed to update it for use with Gabe Newell's new beast, giving the game a full makeover in the process.

Since 2005, we've gone from 11 maps, to over 50, from two spells to over twenty, from a dozen weapons to nearly a hundred, and added litteraly thousands of monsters, NPCs, quests, and features. It seemed that the newly dubbed Lanethan's world of Daragoth would go on expanding forever.

However, after some drama in mid 2008, things were looking grim. Despite the devastation that resulted, now, we're slowly crawling back from the brink. Several new maps and models are nearly ready to go. Many bug fixes and new features are lined up for release. All we need is the green light from our project lead (The Man in Black), and we'll have a release - or at least that's how things stood, as of October 2009.

Now it's 2010 - and although we still don't have jetpacks and hovercars, we do have MSC JAN2010! It seems the dev team is back in business, if not as prolific as we once were. Still, things are moving along despite all the efforts to stop us, so that's gotta count for something.


The Man in Black - Coder and Project Lead
FER - Modeling Department Head
Thothie - Scripting and Mapping Department Head
Sabre - Modeler
Jelly - Additional Scripts
Dridje - Mapper
CrazyMonkeyDude - Models and Additional Scripts
Blasto121 - FN Hosting Service
Kuroneko - Official web space, godfather lead, and keeper of the All Important Forums!

The MSC Community - MSC is first and foremost a community built mod, and many members of the MSC community regularly contribute artwork and media to the on going project.


Master Sword is a community supported project, so we take donations of artwork from any number of sources. Although there's a great deal of original artwork in Master Sword, we're also keen on salvaging artwork, or even maps and code, from dead Half-Life mods. We have indeed done so from over a dozen now (all credited in the "credits_betapack.txt" file in your MSC folder). If you have any materials you would like to donate, stop by the Forums, introduce yourself, and contact Thothie.

In particular we are looking for:

• Coders - experienced in the HL1SDK who will not have too many nightmares after seing a decade old source code that's had about a dozen hands in it. You must be able to compile in ye ancient VS2003.

• Modelers - especially those who can animate and/or UV map

• Mappers - either eager to make new creations, or willing to donate their old sources, are always more than welcome.

• Scripters - MSC has a unique and robust scripting system. It has Othello syndrome, however, in that it takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master. This is the backbone of the game, however, so if you have heavy coding experience and the patients to learn a new language, we are always desperate for more experienced hands in this deparment.

• Voice Actors - Ever fancy yourself a voice actor and want something for your portfolio? Here's your chance. We've a ton of NPC's, both male and female, with extensive dialogue that we'd like to attach actual voices to. Again, contact Thothie at the forums, and we can get you started.

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0 comments by Thothie on Nov 7th, 2014

Well, still no new patch... But while you're waiting, we do have something:



by the TheOysterHippopotami

The old tradeway between Gate City and the Underkeep has been overrun by hordes of migrating goblins and ogres... Can you explore these depths and open the way to re-uniting these two dwarven civilizations?

Underpath is a map of self adjusting difficulty running the gambit from about 25-45 (~500-1500hp) consisting of a complex network of caves and chambers full of goblins, ogres, and other horrors, as well as untold lost treasures.

The map should auto-download, relatively quickly, from RKS servers, but for those of you hosting, here's the link:

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Master Sword Continued 1.2 DEC2010a

Master Sword Continued 1.2 DEC2010a

Dec 30, 2010 Full Version 12 comments

A new full installer for Master Sword Continued. Explorer the land of Daragoth, be immersed in its grandeur, and then go kill stuff! This is a Half-Life1...

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DillonBarba Nov 9 2014, 10:20pm says:

holy **** an update!

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kamkaze18 Nov 7 2014, 8:15am says:

oldest mod and first mod who themed like Dota i guess ?

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HangPhyr Nov 11 2014, 5:51pm replied:

Fairly certain Master Sword mod was started before Warcraft 3 was even released.

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Bebar Nov 8 2014, 4:08am replied:

Not really like Dota, more rpg-like.

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Zethass Nov 2 2014, 6:52pm says:

steam greenlight?

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EXU_SKULLY Dec 12 2014, 9:40pm replied:

deserves it

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ceriux Sep 6 2014, 1:09pm says:

websites down again

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Jendr Jun 15 2014, 12:22pm says:

Extract: Error writing to file deathborn.mp3

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Zoomerik Apr 5 2014, 2:46am says:

Hey bros, I've been playing this mod regularly for a few years now, please don't stop and abandon this!

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bartidan Feb 1 2014, 11:45am says:

guys......... my half-life got dead by this mod

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evil_squirrel Feb 13 2014, 2:04am replied:

Eh, clearly you've done something horribly wrong, but it wouldn't be the first time someone got something stuck in a ceiling fan.

Reinstalling Half-Life should be a simple matter (right click on the entry in your library, delete local content, wait, reinstall). If you need help beyond that, we'd be happy to help you at the forums:

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