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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34 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.

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HEVIS
HEVIS Feb 16 2010, 2:04pm says:

Btw, is there any hope of seeing a coop mode in this?

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SirMordred
SirMordred Mar 1 2010, 2:01am replied:

I don't know if that would serve to be a good aspect of NH2, seeing as the basic concept of the mod at it's very heart is "psychological horror", rather than waves and waves upon end of monsters [more suited to co-op], I feel co-op might steal the atmosphere away as having someone watching your back changes the sense completely.

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EricFong
EricFong Mar 7 2010, 7:02am replied:

That why Afraid Of Monster will get a coop mode(after the creator finish Cry Of Fear), just because it is way too scary.

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HEVIS
HEVIS Mar 1 2010, 3:43pm replied:

Yeah I see now, it wouldn't fit so good. :D

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eXeC64 Creator
eXeC64 Feb 18 2010, 7:51pm replied:

There will not be a co-op mode in NH2.

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ZANTA_CLAWS
ZANTA_CLAWS Feb 19 2010, 5:51am replied:

well mabye if its long enough someone will make a gmod campagin, or hl2 dm campagin....or mabye synergy...but meh that'd suck.

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ZANTA_CLAWS
ZANTA_CLAWS Feb 13 2010, 9:23pm says:

Hey, i got a quick question. Any idea how big the file size will be?
like is this gonna be like...50-250mb, 500mb, 1gb+?

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neb24
neb24 Feb 9 2010, 10:16pm says:

I hope this is gonna be out soon. Hows everything holding up so far?

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ZANTA_CLAWS
ZANTA_CLAWS Feb 12 2010, 3:18pm replied:

I hope it'll at least be out by the end of this month )= but i guess for a mod this epic it takes time...

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nestel34
nestel34 Jan 29 2010, 8:33pm says:

...Mass full of amazing stuff there and also some surprising things, recommends to register and write messages there..

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nestel34
nestel34 Jan 29 2010, 8:18pm says:

Hello everyone!

You can visit the sweet WCS forums... Hen was not just put the community in the staff list .. He meant it!

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ptc5010
ptc5010 Jan 25 2010, 9:19pm says:

What was updated?

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Hen7 Creator
Hen7 Jan 29 2010, 12:42pm replied:

Nothing was updated, I just edited some text, don't know why it shows as an update for you guys.

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ZANTA_CLAWS
ZANTA_CLAWS Jan 25 2010, 9:25pm replied:

dunno....i thought he mighta updated that fourm thing...but i didn't c anything at the end..and i'm way 2 lazy to read their ramblingz >.>

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ptc5010
ptc5010 Jan 25 2010, 9:48pm replied:

Ah I see, good thing too about not needing CS:S. Just now noticed.

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ZANTA_CLAWS
ZANTA_CLAWS Jan 26 2010, 7:34pm replied:

Yeah, but i hope he doesn't go overboard with the ep2 engine....i mean hopefully i can run this w/ a 3 ghz processor and 1 gig ram...lol..... well if i can run l4d in high detail w/ almost no lag it shold run well.

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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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