You've missed me, haven't you?

I am Hypatia, murdered for her beliefs, discoveries ignored by fools, name stricken from record. I am Joyeuse, an infinitely cutting blade wielded by an ignorant tyrant, for a cultural renaissance based upon military might. I am Athena, hunter and scientist, covertly guiding long-dead warriors for my quiet purposes. And as they say, technology and violence are a girl's best friends; power is eternal delight.

Times have changed, moved on. I have forgiven my past enemies, but now in repentance I must forgive my colleagues; their actions have brought on more constructed suffering than your world has ever previously known. Walking among the fires of my forgotten home, dismayed by the torment and insanity of our unwitting hosts, ignored by long-absent angels, I studied their downfall.

In short, I must create my own system, or be enslaved by another. And in this, I have an advantage. Your ancients were superstitious, deluded zealots, prone to inflation of already impossible, beautiful claims. My adopted forefathers are different, their scattered, discarded playthings more conducive to a meaningful imposition of my thoughts upon our captors.

Fragments of these minor, pivotal dialogues may soon periodically appear, released from an uncertain, unwelcome future where my previous, abortive attempts at reconciliation may go forgotten. No more restraint, I am too strong for that.

I am Minerva.


Now available on Steam - this new, director's-cut, visually-and-functionally-improved, bugfixed edition hereby officially replaces any previous versions you might have lying around!

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25 comments by CargoCult on Apr 30th, 2013

It's taken long enough, but via lots of nagging and prompting from fellow Valve employees I've finally got round to getting MINERVA, the Half-Life 2 mod which got me a job at Valve, up on to Steam. It was originally released in late 2007 to pretty much universal acclaim, but now there's a super-fancy Director's Cut edition with tweaked visuals, bug fixes, better puzzles and all kinds of subtle improvements. Nothing hugely new, just old stuff tidied and polished for this re-release.

Expect the usual single-player shooting and puzzles, a healthy dose of mystery and plenty of on-screen dialogue from the unseen Minerva, who guides (and insults) you on your journey through a vast Combine underground facility.

It requires Half-Life 2: Episode One as a base - but once you've got that, the mod adds quite a few hours of free, arguably Valve-quality gaming.

MINERVA: Metastasis on Steam - download and install here!

This version officially replaces any previous versions you might have lying around - huge thanks to Tom Edwards for his Officially Unofficial patch which was used as a base for this updated edition. This release also includes the French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish language packs kindly provided by LocWorks - just have your Steam client's language set to whichever you prefer and you will automatically get a fully localised version of MINERVA to play through. While I'm at it, I'll also thank Joseph Toscano for the fantastic MINERVA soundtrack, as well as the many and varied Valve employees who helped me out with this slightly unexpected re-release.

Thanks for playing!

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Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

Feb 8, 2011 Patch 15 comments

*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - Polish Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - Polish Language Pack

Nov 17, 2008 Patch 5 comments

*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - Russian Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - Russian Language Pack

Nov 17, 2008 Patch 7 comments

*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - German Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - German Language Pack

Nov 17, 2008 Patch 0 comments

*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - Italian Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - Italian Language Pack

Nov 17, 2008 Patch 0 comments

*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - Spanish Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - Spanish Language Pack

Nov 17, 2008 Patch 5 comments

*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez Jun 25 2014, 2:11am says:

Robert Yang was working on a Black Mesa version of Someplace Else a while back. Since he doesn't time for it anymore he's released the Source files.
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som1712
som1712 Jun 19 2014, 8:19pm says:

Minerva on linux: Steamcommunity.com

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JuanCarloss
JuanCarloss May 11 2014, 3:31pm says:

ótimo mod esse foi bem feito
(great mod that was well done)

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vedran1975
vedran1975 Mar 17 2014, 10:38am says:

can you find the solution of the error can't find blackround image mmaaterials/console/startup_loading.vtf if you do add me as a friend on steam my user is the riddler and give ma the solution so i can fix this problem

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s12345
s12345 Mar 28 2014, 6:51pm replied:

read this:
Steamcommunity.com

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Guest1982
Guest1982 Nov 7 2013, 7:44am says:

One of the best MODs around :)

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grumpy_robbot
grumpy_robbot Oct 6 2013, 1:48pm says:

FIX THE IMAGE ISSUE

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halbert28
halbert28 Sep 26 2013, 5:23pm says:

By the way i cant play this awesome mod as the game says "cant find background image blah blah" but apparanetlly alot of people are having this trouble.

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This mod was the very first Half-life 2 mod I have seen and has completed changed my way of playing games and looking at mods. Before, I was merely an ignorant who thought mods were nothing more that virus-inducing modifications that made your guns shoot wooden logs, spawn teleporters randomly, and maybe crash your computer. But then I saw a video walkthrough of this mod. My first thought was "Did steam release a new Half-life game?" I was delightfully wrong. This was a mod, a personally developed…

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