Nightmare House 2 is a horror themed modification for Half Life 2 (Episode 2).

The mod started as a small map pack for Half-Life 2 in 2005. Nightmare House 2 is to continue the bizarre story of the stranger who had the misfortune to crash his car outside an old house with a horrific past.


In Nightmare House 2 you wake up inside an abandoned hospital with no understanding of how you came to be there, only a vague memory of the girl from Nightmare House haunts you. Soon it will be difficult to determine between a dream and reality. How long will it take you to realize that escape is not an option?


Nightmare House 2 is now out!



TEAM:

Hen Mazolski - Mod leader, Mod designer, Ideas, Mapper, Writer

Harry "eXeC" Jeffery - Coder

Christopher "Guessmyname" Jones - Modeling, Texture artist

Pedro "TigerboyPT" Calvo - Faceposer animator, Texture artist, Video editing

David Kingery - Voice-actor, Writer

Danielle McRae - Voice-actress

Yoav "Koolfox" Landau - Music, Sound editing

Aidin Ashoori - Music

Ido Tal - Design consultant, Web publishing

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29 comments by Hen7 on Nov 26th, 2014

E.
Hey guys, it's been a while...

As some of you may know, Nightmare House 2 has been broken for quite some time now.
But we come bearing good news!

Around a year ago VALVE have introduced the "steampipe" update to Steam and as a result, along with many other MODS, Nightmare House 2 broke and stopped working, I have received tons of emails, PM's and steam messages from people ever since, who just wanted to play Nightmare House 2 again.
While people came up with a few "unofficial" workarounds, the game was and still is pretty broken at this point.

I tried to wait it out, hoping the problem would fix itself with another Steam update but eventually saw this isn't going to happen, and to be honest? I kinda wanted to update Nightmare House 2 for a while anyway.

So I gathered the old NH2 team, along with a few great friends from the very amazing Underhell MOD and we all started working on a new version of Nightmare House.
We've decided to update a few other things on the way as well! you can see more about them below.

The following are features you'll find in the new and updated version of Nightmare House 2.

It actually works!

  • The new version of Nightmare House 2 is now comfortable with the new Steampipe system used by all the new games on steam. A nice "side effect" to this is that the MOD should not require having HL2/EP2 anymore, everyone should be able to play it regardless! (we're still testing some scenarios though, so don't take my word on it).

Runs on Source Engine 2013.

  • The new version of Nightmare House 2 has been ported to the last and current version of the source engine, from 2007 to 2013 to be exact. We won't get into too many details but it means lots of engine fixes, faster loading times, etc.

Map fixes and changes as well as few new bits.

  • As part of updating the MOD to the new engine I went over all of the NH2 maps and fixed many bugs I've collected over the years, added small changes to make things prettier, better and more clear, and of course added a few new bits, areas, and scares, but we won't get into details.

New models, sounds, and textures.

  • We have decided to try and get rid of as much "third party content" as possible, things like models we found online, used from other MODS (with permission of course), and took from the community. So we are hard at work creating original content to replace everything that has not been made by us or Valve.

Better visuals.

  • The new Nightmare House 2 version should not only play better, it should look better as well. Thanks to the new and updated engine we can now use better lights, shadows, and shaders for things like post-processing.

Additionally, we also have a MAYBE list, we're currently looking at these features, but we can't promise anything!

New weapons.

  • We're currently at the process of getting a new weapon modeler to join us, if all goes well Nightmare House 2 might have it's own original weapons! (instead of using models found online) Also, this time around weapons will be coded from ground up, which means they won't be a simple HL2 weapon replacement.

MAC and LINUX versions.

  • We are currently looking into compiling the code for Mac and Linux, and we hope we'll be able to bring the MOD to these 2 platforms to be able to reach a broader audience!

Oculus Rift support.

  • Source 2013 makes it easier to integrate Oculus Rift, and we are currently looking into implementing that feature. If we are able to pull it off right, Never Lose Hope hospital will look and feel better than ever in Virtual Reality.

Even more new models and textures.

  • Ultimately we want to try and get rid of HL2/EP2 assets as well, but there's lots to replace.
K.
So yeah, there you have it.
Nightmare House 2 - 2013 promo

We don't have any actual release date yet but you can expect it to be coming soon.
We're also looking at Steam Greenlight, but we'll dig into it once the game is fully fixed first.

G.
We hope to see you revisit Never Lose Hope hospital once again soon.

We're here for you, because we care.


Stay tuned.
The NH2 team.

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Nightmare House 2 source files

Nightmare House 2 source files

Jan 1, 2011 Singleplayer Map 14 comments

The source files of Nightmare House 2. includes things such as vmfs, source code, etc.

Nightmare House 2: The Lost Files

Nightmare House 2: The Lost Files

Sep 18, 2010 Singleplayer Map 9 comments

A pack of old content and development material, contains work from me and the rest of the team, taken from different phases of development which did not...

Nightmare House 2 Soundtrack

Nightmare House 2 Soundtrack

Sep 18, 2010 Music 7 comments

The Nightmare House 2 Soundtrack, featuring the music from the game in high quality, with a few bonus tracks.

Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.EXE)

Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.EXE)

Aug 22, 2010 Full Version 114 comments

The time has arrived. It was not easy, but after nonstop work in the past weeks I’m thrilled to announce that Nightmare House 2 is officially out!

Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.RAR)

Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.RAR)

Aug 22, 2010 Full Version 40 comments

The time has arrived. It was not easy, but after nonstop work in the past weeks I’m thrilled to announce that Nightmare House 2 is officially out!

Nightmare House 1 (2005) Auto installer

Nightmare House 1 (2005) Auto installer

Apr 13, 2007 Singleplayer Map 27 comments

The first Nightmare House, from 2005, if you haven't played it yet and you like the idea of Nightmare House 2, be sure to grab it! Automatic installer.

Post comment Comments  (1320 - 1330 of 1,469)
Simmons
Simmons Mar 8 2010, 11:21pm says:

What was your insperation to have the girl and not a stalker

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ghostings
ghostings Mar 10 2010, 4:03am replied:

F.E.A.R. (the videogame)

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JayFKay
JayFKay Mar 7 2010, 4:54pm says:

i own almost EVERY source game there is except for cs:source to find out exactly THAT game is required for nm2 :/ ****

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Hen7 Creator
Hen7 Mar 7 2010, 5:33pm replied:

NH2 does not require CS:S

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ZANTA_CLAWS
ZANTA_CLAWS Mar 9 2010, 5:47am replied:

and a few pairs of underware >.>

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Cyowolf
Cyowolf Mar 9 2010, 1:29pm replied:

Going commando, I take it? :P

You are a brave fellow indeed.

(btw, the way the two comments are written makes it sound like what you said ISN'T required. XD)

+1 vote     reply to comment
ZANTA_CLAWS
ZANTA_CLAWS Mar 9 2010, 8:16pm replied:

lol ur right. but cmon man, playing games scary games naked is the only way to play scary games.

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Hen7 Creator
Hen7 Mar 7 2010, 2:05pm says:

"Visits(526 today)" haha ****, I actually feel a bit bad for making everyone check here thinking there was a real update, I'll make up for it soon.

+1 vote   reply to comment
ZANTA_CLAWS
ZANTA_CLAWS Mar 8 2010, 5:53am replied:

well technally adding a whole new person is kinda an update, so its not too bad.

+1 vote     reply to comment
EricFong
EricFong Mar 8 2010, 4:23am replied:

Yeah not only that much it over that much!!

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Highest Rated (26 agree) 10/10

Awesome nightmare feeling! Better than FEAR or other horror shooter. One of the best, or the best mod in 2010.

Nov 20 2010, 7:15am by cW#Ravenblood

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Too much like F.E.A.R. and I wasn't too amazed by the last boss.

Sep 1 2010, 11:40pm by the-ghost

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