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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MINERVA on Steam

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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!

Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

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This patch solves the problems caused by Episode One's upgrade from Source 2006 to 2009 (yes, we know it's 2011 now).

Minerva Metastas-11-04-2010 Patches out!

Minerva Metastas-11-04-2010 Patches out!

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Patches for MINERVA: Metastas out that address problems caused by May-2010 STEAM /Mac enabled Engine "update" which screwed up a bunch of mods.

Fix for May-26-2010 engine rewrite out!

Fix for May-26-2010 engine rewrite out!

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2010-09, Patch for Minerva Metastasis out!...This patch addresses the problems caused by the May-26-2010 "update. NOTE: There is a one-click solution...

MINERVA: Metastasis - Language Packs Released

MINERVA: Metastasis - Language Packs Released

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The French, Polish, Russian, German, Spanish and Italian language packs for MINERVA: Metastasis are now available.

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Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

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

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

Patch 8 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

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

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

Patch 5 comments

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

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whenworldscollide2
whenworldscollide2

Hi, I'm working on a HL2 mod called "Storm Warning", and I was wondering if I could have your permission to use parts of your mod in my game. You will of course be credited for it should you choose to accept. Thank you for your consideration.

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DarkRaze
DarkRaze

Ok first of all, Great mod. Very awesomely made but I'm having a big problem towards near the end after the explosion where I was suppose to die. Well I lived but the problem is I'm stuck with my face down on the ground. I tried clicking buttons to move or even just slide my mouse to see a new perspective of the settings but it doesn't work. help please. I'm stuck

Also... uh Spoiler alert.

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AnonymousMod
AnonymousMod

Same problem.
I think this is the reason:
Dynamic prop itsa-knockout-viewcontroller-prop: no sequence named:exit1
Any idea how to fix it?

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snark567
snark567

At the final part where you are supposed to die in the explosion but you live, I am stuck facing the ground and cannot move. Any solutions?

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Guest
Guest

Thanks for spoiling the ending

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croserII
croserII

I get error couldn't load library client??? how to get this mod to work, I checked vertifiy game integrity but it doesn't work

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Guest1982
Guest1982

It's too hard... even on Easy mode :D

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audigodofwar
audigodofwar

I have just gotten into playing community mods, and being my second mod so far, I have to say, MINERVA : Metastasis has proven its worth to me. I want to give it a 9/10 rating for truly capturing the essence of what remains from the Half-Life 2 Universe. But I give it a full 10/10 because, to be fairly honest (don't bring your fury down on me Lord Gaben), this mod was actually harder than HL2 and HL2:Ep1. It merged a lot of difficult challenges together, and I commend the developer for making something worth my time. Commends to you good creator. May Gaben shine upon you for making such awesome stuff. Keep it up, and bring more!

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez

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.
Blog.radiator.debacle.us

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som1712
som1712

Minerva on linux: Steamcommunity.com

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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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